Sunday, January 2, 2011

What a Disappointment

We've been talking about upgrading our coffee pot, actually replacing a dying one with a better model.

We'd like a 12 cup coffee maker with a removable water reservoir and a thermal pot. It doesn't seem like it would be hard to find such a coffee pot. Think again.

One happy e-search on took me to Wolfgang Puck 12-cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Thermal Carafe. I read the product features and found it also has a removable water tank. Things were looking good.

The coffeemaker was originally $150 on sale for $100. Good savings but it is more than we'd usually pay to make coffee. But it's Wolfgang. I have a set of his knives and I love them. I put his coffeemaker in my cart.

Being the frugal shopper that I am. I did a google search and found the coffeemaker for sale at several places, one for just $90. I looked at that site and read the two reviews posted with there. They were awful, nothing but bad comments and warnings not to buy.

So I went back to Amazon and read the comments there. 29 reviews gave this product 1.5 stars (one is as low as you can go). What do these titles tell you? Coffeemaker is a dud, Don't waste your money, Java Junk, awful purchase, Poorly Engineered, Do not Buy, Worst Maker Ever, and my absolute favorite: What the Puck?

After I read 24 complaints about this coffeemaker and 5 by people who were happy with their purchase, I took Wolfgang's coffee pot out of my cart. I was so disappointed.

Maybe they'll fix the errors in this model and come out with a new and improved perfect coffeemaker. Hope springs eternal.

Please leave a comment if you know where I can get a 12 cup coffeemaker with removable water reservoir and a thermal pot.


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