I have owned a Mr. Coffee coffee maker for the last 10 years and have formed
somewhat of a bond with it. The basic machine got my day started right.
Every morning it patiently waits on the counter for me to
decide if I will be making coffee or not.
Well much to my dismay earlier this week my Mr. Coffee coffee maker just
decided to quit working this week. It was easy to clean, worked quick and
efficiently and made good, hot coffee.
So this week, I have been getting to know my new, replacement coffee maker, the Toastmaster. it looks pretty
similar to the old Mr. Coffee. Same color and about the same size. Easy change.
Well now I have been using a Toastmaster and have to say that I am not
all that impressed. I know you are thinking that how can a coffee maker
be that different, but they are, and this one bugs me a little.
The new cone shaped filter change is the first change I am dealing with.
It seems the the fine folks at Toastmaster want to use cone shaped filters,
so I am adapting my old filters to work since I have so many square ones.
The second thing I immediately noticed was when I poured the coffee out, the fluid hits the lips of the pitcher
and gets diverted onto the countertop. This I fixed by taking the top off and cutting it back on my band saw.
The next thing I noticed was that the heating element is not as hearty as the Mr. Coffee coffee maker and now
my cups of morning java are not quite hot enough after I add a little milk.
Personally, the Dude of Food would like to buy another Mr. Coffee coffee maker and return to quality.