06 November 2006

Waah! My Senseo is dead!

Or at least on its last legs, anyway. Everything breaks down a month after the warranty expires, or if it is still under warranty, it's impossible to actually get it fixed (yes, I'm talking to you, CES Covina).

The Senseo just suddenly stopped forcing water through the pod. Enough water will come through when there's no pod in it, but as soon as I put a pod in, it only fills my mug a third of the way.

I'm thinking about buying a SimpleHuman Pod Brewer, but there's not the instant gratification of having my coffee RIGHT NOW - or even this week, possibly. Thursday seems like about as long as I'd want to wait. But there's no way to tell how long it takes SimpleHuman to ship. UPDATE: Crate and Barrel actually carries it in store!

I guess this solves the problem of my bimonthly coffee delivery from Cool Beans not being here yet. I was grousing about that this morning, as I'm out of my favorite brews from them, Midnight Blend and Sumatra Mandheling. The *really* odd thing about it is, they charged my card on the 31st, but I still haven't received a shipping notice. Not typical of them.


Crazy Colorado Knitter said...

have you tried the cleaning cycle? I find that helps cure a myriad of sins.

Alice H said...

Heck, I'd forgotten it even HAD a cleaning cycle. Which should tell you how often I clean the darned thing.

I went and bought the SimpleHuman brewer at Crate and Barrel last night, and I have to say, I love it. So much that I was brewing coffee at midnight. Which is a bad idea.