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Post# 678222   5/8/2013 at 20:04 (3,602 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0600-CST.))        

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Commercial Bunn coffee machine for only $50! These make better coffee than ANY home brewer. I'd grab it myself but I have no room in my kitchen. MPLS CL.

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Post# 678227 , Reply# 1   5/8/2013 at 20:31 (3,602 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Really, better than the good old perculators (like we use, SuperFast Farberware and the Regal Easy Flo 10 cup with adjustable strengths? But..always heard these do make a superb cup of coffee.

Post# 678244 , Reply# 2   5/8/2013 at 21:49 (3,602 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0600-CST.))        
"Really, better than the good old perculators"

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YES! 1000 times yes! Those old things murder coffee. They recycle brewed coffee through the spent grounds countless times and flush all the bitter oils into the finished brew. They also brew slowly which releases even more bitterness and off tastes. The 200f brew temp and short brewing cycle of commercial drip coffee machines will yield a by far superior finished product.

Post# 678253 , Reply# 3   5/8/2013 at 22:39 (3,602 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Wow. I better run a Bun

The older units - are they better than the new ones? ( the new ones look a bit cheap-ola).

Post# 678265 , Reply# 4   5/9/2013 at 01:51 (3,602 days old) by washer111 ()        

They say plunger coffee is the "creme da la creme" (if thats how it is spelt...). I drink it, and find it much nicer than other forms. Especially instant coffee that has been around for more than 2-3 weeks (lol).

Post# 678311 , Reply# 5   5/9/2013 at 07:05 (3,602 days old) by Westie2 ()        

Bunn coffee is great.  Bought one in 1976 and never looked back for daily machine.  On my third so they do last.  On weekends  I will use my Cory or Sunbeam or Chemex but daily is the Bunn.  The ony reason I got this current Bunn is I wanted the one with the carafe.  The old one I gave to one of my sons and stil going strong. 

Post# 678322 , Reply# 6   5/9/2013 at 07:40 (3,602 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        
Can you hook an IV line directly to the pot?

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My partner is a coffee achiever.....probably would save time to inject it right into his veins....

he LOVES these machines.....we have three, first was the home machine we got from Walmart, second was just like this one for sale, The VPR Pour Over, and this final masterpiece of the coffee world, Bunn 3 burner "S" series, hooked up to 220 power and water supply, with the extra spout for hot water on the side.....

still have all three, either machine will produce a pot in 3 minutes....

plus the Bunn two station burner/warmer.....

theres also a matching coffee grinder I will eventually get!'s like a starbucks in my kitchen....they do make great coffee

you have to buy Bunn filters for these, their a little larger than the standard ones, I get them from a restaurant supply, 2000 for about 12.00

there is something to be said for perked coffee, for that, we play with the vintage machine every now and when the power goes out, then you break out the corningware pot on top the stove

Post# 678323 , Reply# 7   5/9/2013 at 07:41 (3,602 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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I have a Bunn Phase Brew as my main machine right now. It makes great drip coffee. The commercial units take up too much space and often don't fit under cabinets on your counter.


Post# 678348 , Reply# 8   5/9/2013 at 11:02 (3,602 days old) by oldskool (Kansas City, MO)        

IMHO, nothing competes with the Bunn - commercial variety. Tried the Bunn home style - okay, but still not the same. All other drips are just that - a drip. Marbeck Appliance (local small appliance dealer in KC) states that the brewing temp and mechanism makes the difference. Just bought my 2nd VPR (?), first one was given to the church - still going strong 8 years later; tried multiple others and was never satisfied. Finally decided to deal with the placement/size issues and get another.
Superb coffee!

Post# 678668 , Reply# 9   5/11/2013 at 04:55 (3,600 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
I have a BUNN A10

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The BUNN A10 has the recovery speed and water heating of a commercial unit in the size of a home unit. I drink a lot of coffee and also wanted some type of BUNN commercial but wanted one that would fit under my cabinets. This one is made for lower volume business settings. It has a bigger heater than home units and recovers in about a minute or so. It uses the same filter holder and pot as the 10 cup home units mine just happen to be in the sink right now. It has presets for 1/2 pot or a full pot and those are programmable.

I put mine on the counter next to the refrigerator so I could tap into the Ice Maker water line. I put an inline water filter on it as well.

The A10 comes in a pourover only unit as well or you can get the version that plumbs into a water line. The unit that plumbs in can also be used as a pourover unit if necessary. I used mine as a pourover until I got it hooked into the water line.

If you're a BUNN coffee lover like me this is a great home alternative. They are pricey new (about $300) but I got mine on eBay. It was a new unit that has a broken piece on the top right corner that you can see in the pic. I figured I would replace that piece but it hasn't ever bothered me all that much. I think I paid around $100 for it. I have had it a few years now and never had a problem.

Post# 1116228 , Reply# 10   5/3/2021 at 05:41 (686 days old) by Boynextdoor (St.Louis)        

Hey, thx for the thread, pals! I'd prefer Italian espresso, so here is a perfect review about Italian espresso machines -
All the best

Post# 1116236 , Reply# 11   5/3/2021 at 11:21 (686 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
The one we had

was a home model amd was great for a few years, then it began leaking out of the tank.
Had two Mr. Coffe's, lasted 2.5 years each. We use them almost every day.
Got a Cuisinart 3 years ago with a Kuerig built in, and it's been great. My mother in law swears by the brand. She had many, and likes them most.
She got a large Breville toaster oven two years ago for Mothers day and still likes it too.

Post# 1116244 , Reply# 12   5/3/2021 at 12:04 (686 days old) by maytaglvr (Columbia Heights Mn 55421)        

I purchased a slightly used Cuisinart 12 cup Drip with the insulated pot. It was most expensive unit at the time retailing for $120. I think I paid $60 for it off ebay. It for me makes the BEST pot of coffee hands down. I have several other coffee makers n the only one that truly comes close is the Corning Ware 10 cup Electric Pot. My favorite coffee brand is Archer Farms Italian Roast. Bold delicious flavor like French Rst without the bitter bite. Very Smooth!

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Post# 1157151 , Reply# 13   8/16/2022 at 23:33 (215 days old) by jakeseacrest (Massachusetts)        

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I've had my Bunn for about 10 years. Love it and will never get another brand.

Post# 1157155 , Reply# 14   8/17/2022 at 00:23 (215 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
I have a coffee maker quite similar to the bunn machine

Itís a commercial machine with hotplate on the top and underneath the filter basket, and that thing turns out coffee quick and hot, Iíve never really been able to find the commercial filter papers So I just mainly tend to use the round Mr coffee ones, as they fit and they do work well, I would love to get one of those 1500 W Mr coffee machines that was featured on technology connections, and this machine Iím not sure is a pour-over As I can pour water into it the night before and in the morning I can turn it on and then itíll brew coffee, as I thought for over machines were ones where you directly pour hot water into the coffee

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Post# 1157192 , Reply# 15   8/17/2022 at 13:15 (215 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
We "HAD" a Bunn

in the late 90's. Not a commerical type, it had a plastic outer upper body. While it made good coffee, it began leaking after about 3 or 4 years.
We had two Mr Coffee's after that. each lasting a few years each. One wa sa thermal carafe'. We got a Cuisinart 12 cup traditional maker with a Kuerig unit mounted on the side in 2018. It's still working fine. We make an 8 cup pot daily, except on Saturdays, and at least two K cups per day on average. When the clean indicators light up, I descale it with vinegar and water, and change the charcoal filters. At the $250 U.S. price, it was worth it. Our first Kuerig brand maker broke after 2 years also.

Post# 1157241 , Reply# 16   8/17/2022 at 22:13 (214 days old) by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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>> Actually: They say plunger coffee is the "creme da la creme" (if thats how it is
>> spelt...). I drink it, and find it much nicer than other forms. Especially instant
>> coffee that has been around for more than 2-3 weeks (lol).

Praised for its simplicity and control over brewing, be aware that drinking French press coffee can raise your cholesterol.

Other forms of coffee aren't perfect either - but French press (and other methods which omit the paper filter) have been clinically shown to be worse for you in that regard...

Post# 1157248 , Reply# 17   8/17/2022 at 23:01 (214 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Coffee doesn't contain cholesterol. Adding cream to it would add some cholesterol.

Post# 1157263 , Reply# 18   8/18/2022 at 05:44 (214 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

What about powdered creamer?

Post# 1157299 , Reply# 19   8/18/2022 at 17:58 (213 days old) by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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>> Coffee doesn't contain cholesterol.

No, but unfiltered coffee is high in cafestol and kahweol, which have been shown in clinical trials to cause proportional LDL cholesterol increases.

Post# 1157332 , Reply# 20   8/18/2022 at 23:32 (213 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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Roomed briefly (exactly one week) with a guy when I moved to FLA. in 2019 who was HOOKED on caffeine/coffee.


He was 10 or 12 years older than me, from OH., his significant other of several years had died, and he was looking for a room-mate (and nothing more, at least I wasn't offering anything else).  


He liked his kitchen counters clean EXCEPT for two prominent large cans of coffee and a drip coffee maker.  Why two?  no idea. 

Heaven forbid I should put a pump bottle of hand soap or leave a kitchen sponge on the sink to dry.  NO.


He kept a nice house, I'll give it that. Not over the top but nice. The refrigerator had maybe 6 things in it.  He wasn't overweight either.


He was HOOKED in every stereotypical way.  He was jittery like all the time.  He was having physical complications due to his addiction. 

He had to find something to do with his energy so would pull weeds for people who would pay him, and if you know how hot and humid it is in FLA. .... yet he was willing to deal with that in the morning.


He was on Grindr and tried to get me on there but I'm attractive and A-sexual so what good is that to anyone.


But seriously, I was getting sick from the HEAVY smell in the air.  I was literally having trouble breathing by day 4.  I figured it out by simply going outside and then was fine.  When he was gone I'd air out the house, then close it up and turn the AC back on and everything was fine.  


I looked at the AC filter in the ceiling and it was BROWN.  I asked him about it- "oh really, I just changed that 2 weeks ago"  seriously.  ANd yes, the filter looked brand new on the edges.


Finally had a talk, told him I was getting physically sick... could he put the coffee maker on the screen porch patio so the smell would go outside.   OHHH , he was literally like a fish out of water flopping around on the couch.  He just could not admit he had a problem and make a simple compromise ON THAT ISSUE.  


I cautiously stepped back and realized I need to move.

Post# 1157355 , Reply# 21   8/19/2022 at 08:43 (213 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

My former (now deceased) neighbor Betty told me a funny story about coffee. She always made it every morning for her and her husband's breakfast. One day a year or so after they were married, she put the coffee on. She said the smell of it brewing suddenly made her feel nauseated and dizzy. Later that morning she called her friend Rose, and mentioned the coffee odor had sickened her. Rose said she would come right over, and take her to the doctor. Off to the doctor they went, with Rose all excited about something. Betty went in and saw her physician, and soon exited the office with exciting news - her son Steve was due to arrive in about 7.5 months! He was born in 1951. Betty said Rose told her that she had the same reaction to the smell of coffee the year before when she was expecting.

Post# 1157359 , Reply# 22   8/19/2022 at 09:51 (213 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
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I donít understand as to how the hell The air filter was brownJust from using his coffee maker, Iím honestly quite shocked and also a bit unsure as Iím just hoping using the coffee machine isnít gonna be spreading coffee all throughout the house

Post# 1157365 , Reply# 23   8/19/2022 at 11:09 (213 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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All I know is what was there. There is a lot of steam that comes out of a coffee maker when it's cooking and if you operate those things while under the wall cabinet it builds up a sludge residue on the bottom side of the cabinet.

I think this guy was over filling the filter basket with coffee dust which would have made the liquid very concentrated. That's why I couldn't breath and the furnace filter was so brown. Also why he had those large cans of coffee. He was going through it in record time.

I've had to make coffee a few times for my parents when they couldn't. They only put in one tablespoon in the filter thing. That doesn't fill it up more than half way which is the way it looked in his.

Post# 1157368 , Reply# 24   8/19/2022 at 11:27 (213 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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I had to give up coffee over two years ago because of acid reflux, and surprisingly I don’t miss it at all.  But for all my adult life I made and drank lots of coffee.  One tablespoon of coffee in the filter is only enough to make one or two cups of coffee, depending upon how strong you like your coffee and what method of brewing your using.  Generally you need to use approx. 1 to 2 tbs of ground coffee per each cup of coffee you are brewing, depending upon how strong you like your coffee.


I know lots of people can’t stand the smell of coffee brewing Brad and I respect that.  But having the AC air filter turn brown just from the brewing of coffee is something I’ve never heard of before.  I suspect that if you take the AC filter out of a home in which the occupants  drank and brewed no coffee at all, if the filter has been in place for a few to several months that filter is gonna be brown too, from all the dirt, dust, grease and other contaminates that are in the air being filtered of any home occupied by human beings.



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Post# 1157399 , Reply# 25   8/19/2022 at 21:42 (212 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        
Congratulations on dumping the caffeine

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smell- I don't care for the smell but it's not the worst. The prob is that acid reflux you were getting in your throat, I was getting that in my nostrils. It was painful and you couldn't smell anything else.

In a "clean" house (no shedding pets, no smoking, no wood burning, no excess cooking grease, etc.) an AC or furnace filter will still get dirt but it tends to be whitish-gray color.
His was BROWN, coffee brown. It was near the kitchen on the ceiling and it wasn't a big house either.

If you look under kitchen cabinets or shelves where people have operated a coffee maker set back on the counter, you're likely to see the remnants of coffee steam staining on the underside. That's assuming they haven't cleaned that area. You can also feel it. It's gunky.
If you go to a place like Habitat for humanity and look at used kitchen cabinets you're likely to see where a cabinet was exposed to that.

The whole interaction with him was just kind of funny because he was like a 5 year old reverting to tantrum mode. I tried to be so calm and patient. I wanted to get along. He just literally started flopping around on the couch, changing position and sitting with his back toward me. Maybe he'd had that conversation with someone else as well. lol. I just slowly backed away and said I was going to have to move asap. But I wished him well. I treated him fair.
What else was I to do? It was my health. Even though i had my own room, the air conditioning ducts went throughout the house. It was a nice gated 55+ community too.

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Post# 1157447 , Reply# 26   8/20/2022 at 17:59 (211 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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ďIf you look under kitchen cabinets or shelves where people have operated a coffee maker set back on the counter, you're likely to see the remnants of coffee steam staining on the underside. That's assuming they haven't cleaned that area. You can also feel it. It's gunky.Ē

Brad, weíve lived in our home for 28 years and for 26 of those years I brewed coffee underneath the kitchen cabinet twice daily in over 50 different coffee makers, either auto drip pots, electric percolators and Sunbeam Coffeemaster vacuum brewers. All of these coffeemaker's emitted steam that had the aroma of brewing coffee. But other than the underside of the cabinet being slighting damp for about an hour or less after brewing, this steam left NO discoloration or build up of any kind.

I think that the person that you briefly lived with may have had a pot of coffee going 24/7 from the way you describe him. Old coffee that has been left in a pot on the warming plate does have an unpleasant odor to it.

It sounds like this former roommate and you were just not a good match in any way. Its a good thing that you moved out.

Here is a photo of the underside of my kitchen cabinet. Its unpainted and I have never had occasion to wash it off, so you can see there is no coffee stain or residue, just unpainted 42 year old wood.


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