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The convenience of a coffee machine

September 12, 2013 by · 5 Comments 

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Starting tomorrow in Canada, it’s the anniversary sale at Wal-Mart.   And on the first page of the flyer, our eyes saw the special for a Keurig machine like the one we have at home.   69$ Canadian.  Hmmmm.   KeurigWe are seriously thinking of purchasing one of the trailer when we are away from home.

Like I mentioned, we have one at home but bringing it back and forth is a little bit inconvenient.   The risk of breaking it increases as well.   We use the one at home often – whether to make coffee, tea or simply boiling water.   My husband especially likes it when we have to boil water for noodles.  We put a bit in the bottom of the pot and start the top of the oven.  Then with the help of the Keurig and the kettle, we boil water and incorporate it in the pot.   Seems silly at first hand but we find that the boiling process is faster when we do so.

At the trailer, we have a dinky kettle that sings when it reaches the boiling level when it’s on the gas oven.   It’s my old kettle in a form of a fish that I used to have when I was in university.   Problem is with the heat of the gas oven, the plastic at the spout is slowly melting.   So I am thinking it’s time to get rid of it.

Which brings me back to the Keurig on sale… Should we invest and purchase one for the trailer?  We realize after checking the watts usage of the Keurig we have at home that we won’t be able to use the air conditioning at the same time (just like when we use the microwave).  And honestly it’s no big deal.  But our counter space is limited and I wonder how if it’s wise to get a Keurig.

I love the versatility of the Keurig – you can purchase k-cups , use a special multiuse k-cup that you can refill with coffee as you want or you can decide to have only hot water as well.   I would definitively love to have a choice of coffee in the morning when I am in the mood for one.

I am curious of how other RVers are dealing with their coffee making while on the road.  What are you using?  Do you own a simple kettle, did you decide to get a basic coffee machine or did you decide to purchase a machine like the Keurig (and I know there are many out there!)?   Please share your thoughts on this.

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5 Responses to “The convenience of a coffee machine”
  1. Judy Lawless says:

    I prefer the Hamilton Beach The Scoop because I prefer to use my own coffee rather than the expensive pods. It also takes up less counter space, I think. But I have no extra counter space in our motor home and none of the many cupboards is tall enough to accommodate it when traveling, other than the wardrobe and that's a nuisance.

  2. Ken Leslie says:

    We bought the smaller, single cup Keurig to use in the Airstream and enjoy having the variety of K-Cups from which to choose. There is an accessory that may be purchased separately that allows you to use your own preferred brand of coffee. The accessory is available at Walmart. We purchase the K-Cups at either Bed, Bath & Beyond or Kohl's, depending on the special offers available at the time. The pricing equates to an average of 50 to 75 cents per cup of coffee and the Keurig stores nicely when we need additional counter space. Love it!

  3. James Okvist says:

    We installed a Black and Decker under the counter coffee maker several years ago. It is out of the way and makes good coffee. The pot is metal and insulated so the coffee maker does not stay on for hours instead the coffee stays hot in the pot.
    We don't use the Kcup coffee maker even at home because the kcups are very expensive compared to buying coffee in a bag. When we lived with my son for several months he has a single serve coffee maker (Keurig I think). I bought four refillable/reusable plastic kcups to use in the Keurig. They are much more economical and my wife likes the coffee better made in the reusable kcups.
    Although it's nice to have a different coffee in the morning than my wife, I like the convenience of her making the coffee before I get up.
    We really like the Black and Decker coffee maker in our RV and would buy another if it breaks.

  4. Shirley Bailey says:

    We use the small Keurig in our motorhome. It doesn't take up much space on the counter and tucks into a small cabinet when we are travelling. The only time I don't use it for coffee, tea or hot water is when we are boondocking, unless I can talk hubby into firing up the generator for a few moments! I love the Keurig!

  5. Shirley Bailey says:

    We use the small Keurig in our motorhome. It doesn't take up much space on the counter and tucks into a small cabinet when we are travelling. The only time I don't use it for coffee, tea or hot water is when we are boondocking, unless I can talk hubby into firing up the generator for a few moments! I love the Keurig!

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