Pod Coffee Makers and Electric Coffee Machines in General - Are they Worth their Money?
The whole thing of the low end coffee makers seems to be tricky. It appears that either you get a cheap piece of rubbish that malfunctions sooner than you can take it out of it packaging, as the bulk of cheap coffee makers don't seem to last more than a couple of months if to trust people's reviews at a site like Amazon (and why not trust them?); or - and this again seems to be true perhaps with the majority of low end coffeemakers - they just can't make a cup of coffee that is really hot.
There are so many problems with the coffee makers that one wonders if they are worth their money and pain at all, or may be go ahead and brew manually instead of electric drip makers, and you'll even get a better and stronger cup of coffee at a fraction of the price?
Just think about the Keurig single serve coffee makers and all the rave around them. Are they fancy machines? Yes, of course. Are they convenient with the single brew and the pre-packed K-cups? Yes. Do they brew a good cup of coffee? Perhaps they do, and the temperature of their brew is even hot; but this is only when the coffee makers really work and do they job. But how often did you hear about a Keurig machine malfunctioning, failing to brew and dying. And many people give them as gifts that look very nice and attractive at first. The Keurig makers are also like pod coffee makers, just they use their patented K-cups, but they are brutally expensive and in so many cases they just don't last long and they die in the course of just a few weeks or months.
Bottom line: frustration. Wasted money. Are those electric coffee makers really worth it?