25 years of marriage, 6 coffee makers!
Black & Decker, under counter 12 years
Black & Decker, under counter 7 years
Mr. Coffee, 5 years
Mr. Coffee, 11 months 1 week
Mr. Coffee, 2 days
GE newest purchase 2 days ago, so far so good
2 day pot
Has anyone besides me noticed that the merchandise we buy today doesn't last as long as what we bought years ago? do you think that is by design? do the manufacturers make them short lived on purpose? Or is it poor workmanship? Is it because our merchandise used to be Made In the USA? and now it is not?
What's up with this is my question. My mother bought a Maytag Washer and it lasted 17 years. I bought a Maytag and it had to be repaired in 4th year.
2 days and counting Coffee Maker purchased Thursday of this week.
Monday AM this week: while cleaning glass pot, sun streaming in window highlighted a big crack in the glass pot. I knew I had done NOTHING to break it, I checked the heat plate it sits on and it was melted in spots with metal showing through. We had purchased this pot 11 months 1 week ago. Not only did it last less than a year it was a nightmare to operate from day 1 and why I did not return it the week I bought it, I have no idea.
Monday AM same day, buy new Mr Coffee, set the auto timer with ease, wake up Tuesday, no coffee! Push manual and wait 15 minutes impatiently for my first cup.
(husband states "user error setting up pot," I say "I FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS IT"S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!!!!)" can you hear the tone of my voice??
Wednesday 4 AM, no coffee AGAIN! Push manual ON/OFF and NOTHING happens, nothing works, it will not even TURN OFF! I jerk plug out of wall, use old pot to make coffee (this is a 10 dollar jobby that we take with us when traveling and we have used it for 20 years and it still works)
Now we have a new one, I switched to GE and we shall see what we shall SEE!
so far I love, love, love it. Easy to set, has gourmet button, has auto button, has 4 cup button, has little button to push that says how long it's been ready, AND the coffee is delish and ready when my feet hit the floor.
What Think ye on this subject???