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Topic: MicroPerk Microwave Coffee Maker (10 msgs / 215 lines)
1) From: Gary White
I saw this item in Wal-Mart last night and I was wondering if anyone had
tried it.  I looked it up on the web and saw this description:
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For the executive who needs a quick cup of java. This coffeemaker brews a
single serving cup of coffee using microwave heating. Utilizes a process
similar to percolation with hot water filtered through the ground coffee and
heats in the microwave for 3 minutes. The unit can be washed in a dishwasher
and is easy to clean and store.
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It looks like it might be worthwhile in situations where other brewing
methods aren't feasible. (that is if it works)
Gary
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2) From: Rick Farris
Gary wrote:
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That sounds suspicious to me.  It takes my microwave 7.5 minutes to bring 15 oz of water to a boil for my Melitta one-cupper.  How could you possibly boil, let alone percolate, more than a very few ounces in three minutes?
--Rick
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San Diego, CA  92101
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3) From: John - In Deep Southern Texas
Gary,
    Hey for $10 you can't too hurt if its not good.  From looking at the
picture it would appear to be a plastic version of an Ibrik - water in the
bottom and coffee in the top - boil and drink.   I'm leery though of
anything plastic for stuff headed for my mouth.  (yep - I use a plastic
tooth brush )  but not anything I'm going eat or drink.
    Let us know if you do get it - might be interesting to follow.
John

4) From: Mike McGinness
From: "John - In Deep Southern Texas" 
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Uh, John, I can't resist replying to this one. Leery of anything plastic for
stuff headed for your mouth?! Don't throw anything! Glad you're in Texas and
not next door! Here it comes! What material is the majority of the brew
group on the Solis Master 5000 made of? 
MM;-)
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5) From: John - In Deep Southern Texas
Mike,
    Unless you have a demo machine it is all sterling silver.  Of course
when they ship out free demos they don't risk sending the expensive stuff
and I've been told that a lot of it is plastic.
John - dialing the number of Guido Parnnucci in Portland - who owes me a
family favor

6) From: Simpson
Gary said:
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"Utilizes a process similar to percolation..."
I say, that pretty much says it all, doesn't it?
Ted
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7) From: Mike McGinness
From: "John - In Deep Southern Texas" 
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And I thought the 'good' machines where Platinum, not that cheap sterling
silver stuff. And by the way, the Parnnucci Family are a bunch of wannabe's,
ain't really connected, according to the Rancilio God Father, so if Guido
knows what's good for him... hey, what's that noise! rat-a-tat-tat-tat-tat
Argh! I'd pull a shot from Miss Silvia to numb the pain but I might leak.
MM;-)
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8) From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Alan?=
I'm more worried about those microwaves cooking your perfectly roasted beans!  If
there's enough waves to boil the water that's got to be more than enough to bake
the coffee.
But give it a try.....  I don't think I will .
Alan
 --- John - In Deep Southern Texas  wrote: > Gary,
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9) From: Gary White
Yeah, I had some of the same concerns.  I was just wondering if anyone else
had already been brave enough to play the guinea pig with it and could
allay/confirm those concerns.  I'm recently unemployed (laid off last week)
so my Swiss Gold one-cupper works fine right now at home, but I thought it
might come in handy in my next work environment which might not be so
coffee-friendly.
Thanks,
Gary

10) From: Samuel Gaxiola
Rick wrote:
That sounds suspicious to me.  It takes my microwave 7.5 minutes to
bring 15 oz of water to a boil for my Melitta one-cupper.  How could you
possibly boil, let alone percolate, more than a very few ounces in three
minutes?
--Rick
Rick: I just got a new Microwave oven and I do boil 12 oz of water, for
my French press, in about 2.5 minutes, new microwave ovens have energy
efficiency technology that uses a lot less energy to do the same job as
the old ones, I used to boil the same amount of water in about 6 minutes
in the old one.
Maybe that is why they (manufacturers) advertise the microperk coffee
maker that way; they just did not make clear that you have to use a
brand new Microwave oven to get that kind of performance from the coffee
maker.
Anyway thanks for the advice on getting my first espresso machine, I
also know the extreme importance of a good quality grinder; that comes
about a minimum investment of $ 650.00 dollars for the package, I think
I will be ready for that in about a couple of months or so, as soon as I
get the kit I will be posting again for advice on brewing the great cups
of espresso I am sure you are brewing now.
Thanks again and post you later.
Samuel Gaxiola
Work Tel#:  01152644-4152535
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