I gave up drinking coffee several months ago. Before that, I was drinking decaf for quite some time and figured - what's the point? Considering I've heard that coffee contributes to an acid body and an acid body contributes to cancer so I was trying to stick to green or Melaleuca tea. Since my husband was now the only coffee drinker in the family, I said "sure let's get one," even though I was afraid I would start drinking coffee again. After searching around for the best price, we purchased the Keurig about three weeks ago at Sam's Club.
My biggest complaints were:
1. I knew I would go back to drinking coffee (which, of course I did) because of the convenience of making just one cup.
2. the cost of the K-cups (of course now I was certain there would be two of us drinking coffee, not just one).
3. and once we got it home - the noise.
I was very impressed with the taste and convenience. Who wouldn't be? BUT I was not impressed with the noise (stay with me on this). I could not believe that in the 21st century, a company was not able to make a pump in a coffee pot that would be much quieter. Of course the way it works is to pump the next cup into the holding area to be heated after brewing a cup of coffee. Several mornings it woke me up, when my husband used it while I was sleeping. My bedroom is at least 50 feet away from the Keurig, so I was disappointed at the loudness.
Recently, (luckily within 30 days of purchase) I made a cup of coffee for a friend and the Keurig got caught in the "brewing" mode so that I couldn't make a second cup. Boy are we glad that happened! We returned it for another and this morning my husband got it all set up and primed it. He made his first cup and said, "great, another broken one!" since he could not hear it pumping the water into the heating reservoir. He hit the brew button again and surprisingly watched the water level go down without hearing a thing. Apparently the last one was defective from the start. This one is quiet as a mouse! The point I'm trying to make -- if yours is noisy, take it back!
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