Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133320)
 Advice (160854)
 Affiliate Programs (34735)
 Art and Culture (73688)
 Automotive (145678)
 Blogs (75052)
 Boating (9840)
 Books (17122)
 Buddhism (4124)
 Business (1328514)
 Business News (426309)
 Business Opportunities (366263)
 Camping (10961)
 Career (72734)
 Christianity (15843)
 Collecting (11637)
 Communication (115055)
 Computers (241954)
 Construction (38996)
 Consumer (49680)
 Cooking (17061)
 Copywriting (6567)
 Crafts (18204)
 Cuisine (7538)
 Current Affairs (20387)
 Dating (45776)
 EBooks (19687)
 E-Commerce (48204)
 Education (185250)
 Electronics (83496)
 Email (6392)
 Entertainment (159830)
 Environment (28937)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5446)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110900)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196389)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11842)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310270)
 Fitness (106092)
 Food & Beverages (62866)
 Free Web Resources (7938)
 Gambling (30225)
 Gardening (25105)
 Government (10513)
 Health (629501)
 Hinduism (2205)
 Hobbies (44039)
 Home Business (91556)
 Home Improvement (251348)
 Home Repair (46126)
 Humor (4823)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45130)
 Interior Design (29546)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190983)
 Internet Marketing (146334)
 Investment (22824)
 Islam (1167)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80485)
 Link Popularity (4591)
 Manufacturing (20842)
 Marketing (98770)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18213)
 Music (27002)
 New to the Internet (9479)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129616)
 Organizing (7803)
 Party Ideas (11855)
 Pets (38080)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12673)
 Public Speaking (5618)
 Publishing (7523)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126618)
 Recreation & Leisure (95271)
 Relationships (87458)
 Research (16158)
 Sales (80321)
 Science & Technology (110218)
 Search Engines (23453)
 Self Improvement (153098)
 Seniors (6232)
 Sexuality (35942)
 Small Business (49284)
 Software (82995)
 Spiritual (23465)
 Sports (116079)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34066)
 Travel & Tourism (307367)
 UK Property Investment (3119)
 Video Games (13428)
 Web Traffic (11727)
 Website Design (56822)
 Website Promotion (36567)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35769)
Author Spotlight
CACEY TAYLOR

Im just a man who likes to be happy and see others happy. Im into home business, sports, family, and...more
ALFRED MEARS

Former English Teacher; Musician (20+ years); Freelance Writer ...more
ANISH SAH

My Name is Anish Sah, I am an Internet Marketing and SEO Expert, Social Media Guru and young Entrepr...more
DELORES KEEPER

Delores Keeper has been playing chess for over 50 years. Some tournaments, some teams (when she was ...more
AUSTIN STEVENS

I write books. I am best known for writing Sales & Marketing articles and books. I also writes artic...more


The Keurig Saga by Margot Howe





Article Author Biography
The Keurig Saga by
Article Posted: 07/08/2017
Article Views: 1799
Articles Written: 3
Word Count: 1064
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The Keurig Saga


 
Cooking,Food & Beverages,Humor
We all get awesome wedding gifts. One of mine forty years ago was a Farberware coffee pot. It was an 8 cup perk and it cranked out wonderful coffee for a year or so. It met its' demise through Babcie, my mother-in-law. She was a devoted instant coffee drinker. So, the weekend that my parents came to visit, she filled the Farberware with water and put it on the stove to heat the water. She wanted us to have fresh coffee when we got up but confused the two methods of making it. My dad was first up. He hit the top of the stairs and smelled the acrid odor of the burning pot, flew down to the kitchen, grabbed the pot and flung it out the back door before it burst into flames. The pot got replaced before the weekend ended, but Babcie never attempted to use it again.

We continued to use this pot for years. Morning coffee together was a ritual and important to the start of our day. But my husband was an aficionado of new products. Eventually, the Mr. Coffee came out. I received one as a birthday gift, but before I could return/exchange an item that I really did not want, he opened it, tossed the box, and proceeded to make the first pot. It was passable coffee. But you know about these pots. The first cup is good, but the successive cups get bitter and the pot does not hold the heat. I put up with it for as long as I could before the Farberware came back out of the closet. Mr. Coffee went on the yard sale table.

Fast forward through those forty years. The husband is gone, the house cleared of children, and I'm home with my Farberware product. I replaced the 8 cup somewhere along the line with a four cup version. But my tastes have changed. I no longer need that 2-3 cup jolt of caffeine to start my day. I cut down the amount of water to just those two cups and even then tossed half a cup. Maybe it was time to move on.

I have an awesome sister. She knows what I need or want before I do. She gifted me with a Keurig K40 for Christmas. With its' single cup dispenser and no reservoir for the water to get stale in, it seemed perfect. I could make a cup and ignore the second. No fuss, muss or waste. I bought reusable pods so I could use my usual coffee brand, and could control how strong to make the coffee. It was perfect. It was perfect for about three months. After a while, the coffee seemed weaker so I justed added more grounds to the pod. Then I noticed that I could slug it down in one gulp without burning myself. So I started putting it in the microwave to heat it up to the right temperature.

Now, this was wrong. Three months use and it was running out of steam. So I called the Keurig helpline. These guys are wonderful. They lead me through the process of cleaning the machine and retesting the pot. The trouble was that the water was not heating up enough to run it through the grounds. So, I was getting weak cold coffee. Their answer was to send them the jigger that holds the pod, making it unusable, and they replaced the K40. While waiting for the new arrival, the trusty Farberware made it back to the counter.

K40 number two arrived about a week later. It had the same problem, only it happened much sooner than it did with number one. I made the call to the help line, went through the process of cleaning the pot with the representative even though it had hardly been used. I sent back the jigger that holds the pod, they sent me number three.

Wouldn't you figure that the problem would be solved? Three times is the charm, right? Well within a week, K40 number three developed the same issue. I called the help line again. This time he wanted me to purchase and clean the machine with their special coffee pot cleaner and get back to them. It took a day or two to find some, but I did as asked, even though the pot was less than a week old. It did not help.

As this was the third K40 that went south, the representative authorized upgrading my coffee pot to the K45. Bigger so it takes up more counter space. It has a reservoir on the side, but still has an interior reservoir that you cannot empty. It just sounds nasty to have that there, but I had control of the outside reservoir. I had a friend visiting who loved his coffee, so we made up a couple single cups to enjoy that afternoon. I had it programmed to shut off when not in use. As we sat and visited, a strange acrid odor came into the room. Investigating the kitchen, I saw that the K45 was now smoking. The auto shut off had not worked and the house could have gone up in flames had I not been right there. This was unsettling.

I called the help line again, but this time when he wanted me to clean the machine, I got testy with him. I saw no reason to clean a machine that was burning up and had been used just the one time. He saw the reason to my objection and had me return the whole thing this time. No cutesy little pod holder - the whole dang thing. Have you ever tried to put one of these odd shaped things back in their packing? It took the two of us the rest of the day to figure that out.

So, now Keurig number five has arrived. It's another brand new K45. It works perfectly, giving cup after cup of freshly brewed coffee. And you know what? I don't like it. There is something about the taste that is different. I tried to get used to it, but I guess at my age, change is sometimes difficult. The K45 has gone back into the box and the Farberware perks my morning coffee again. I guess the K45 will end up on a yard sale table some day.

Related Articles - Keurig, coffee maker, Farberware,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance


LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
KIRAN KAUR

Kiranpreet (Kiran) Kaur, D.D.S., who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigio...more
MICHAEL BRESCIANI

Rev Bresciani is the author of two Christian books. One book is an important and concisely written b...more
STEVE BURGESS

Steve Burgess is a freelance technology writer, a practicing computer forensics specialist as the pr...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
TIM FAY

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more
JOANNA MORGAN

Joanna Morgan has a huge passion for making money online from home and enjoys traveling around the w...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license