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Old 09-24-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Could I hear from y'all about coffee makers that use pods of coffee?

I want to buy one but I don't want to have to deal with plumbing. They don't have to be hooked into the water lines do they?

What brands are good?

I am totally clueless about this.....as you can probably tell.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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I have a Black and Decker one. You fill the tank with water. The only ones I have ever seen hooked up to the water line were commercial ones.

The pros.. you make one cup at a time on demand. You can buy a basket (?) that allows you to use regular coffee.

The cons.. if you drink a lot of coffee the pods get expensive. Not all pods will fit every coffee maker.

Where I live there is not a big selection either but that is small town blues. If you buy Keurig they seem to have a good selection of coffee pods.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I agree with Keeper. My husband loves his Keurig. but the pods are about $ .45 each at Sam's, and more expensive elsewhere. Do get refillable pods and then you can use any coffee you want.

You can also get tea or cocoa pods, but I think it is easier just to use a bag for tea and do cocoa in the microwave.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Black Hills
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My mother has a Phillips Senseo she is very, very pleased with. The one she has you just add water to a container (Just like a regular coffee machine), insert the pod and press the button: ta-da coffee.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: New York
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We have a Francis Francis coffee machine that uses the pods - like tea bags and has the cup thing to use fresh coffee but we never do. The pods I use are illy. Does anyone know If I can still buy there in the US when I move next month ??
THe machine has a tank in the back I just fill up with filtered water - to avoid limescale... its great coffee, easy to use and easy to clean...
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Thank you to all of you who replied. This will narrow down my selection process.
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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My husband is the only one in the house that drinks coffee and only 1 cup and only when it is cool/cold out. I bought him a Keurig last year for Christmas and he LOOOOOOOVES it. OMYGOSH! He loves it. It is super easy to use. I bought the delux model that holds enough water to make about 4-5 cups. It is nice to not have to clean a coffee pot and maker just for 1 cup. Where I am at in a bigger city I can find the pods at all kinds of stores. Surprisingly, Dillard's and Kohl's seem to have the best selection of types of coffee as does Target. Their hot chocolate is very good as well.
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