During Thanksgiving weekend, in holiday mode, I turned off the alarm to enjoy the pleasure of sleeping later (and not being awakened by an irritating buzz). On Friday I rolled out of bed a little groggy but ready for my first cup of coffee.
I put one scoop of decaf and one of regular in the basket of the coffee maker and pushed the ‘ON’ button. Nothing happened. The digital clock was operating and all other buttons seemed to be functioning properly. This ‘new’ coffee maker is only a couple of years old and while I know small appliances are short-lived nowadays, this seemed ridiculous. I pushed ‘ON’ several more times, thinking, I suppose, that would make it work.
I learned this from working on the computer. Click on an icon and if it doesn’t respond immediately, click on it again and again. Sure enough, it will then respond several times. But I digress.
On the top shelf of my pantry is stored a 20+ year old General Electric coffee machine with the original carafe. I have wondered many times why I am keeping it … except for the fact that my husband bought it for us. It was probably my first electric coffee maker and it was so fancy! It had a clock (not digital) and an automatic switch that could be programmed to have the coffee ready when I woke up. I’ve had maybe a half-dozen coffee makers since then but they all stopped working and were tossed out. This old GE stilled worked.
I enjoyed two wonderful cups of coffee, as is my routine. A while later when I cleaned the kitchen, I decided I might as well get rid of the ‘new’ broken appliance. I picked it up to dump out the water. There was no water in the coffee maker. I had forgotten that step in the process.
So, I learned two things that day. The new coffee maker won’t work without water in it. And now I know why I’m keeping the old one