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KitchenAid KCM0402CU Contour silver Personal Coffee Maker with Optimized Brewing Technology
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This machine does make a cup of coffee, in any size up to 18 ounces. It shuts off on its own. It has a travel mug. Honestly, I can't say any more good about it.

Cons: Slow, slow, slow. My Keurig Vue made a 14 oz cup of piping hot coffee in about a minute and 20 seconds. This machine makes a 14 oz cup in somewhere between 4 and 5 minutes, depending on when it finally stops dripping. It is also not a very hot cup of coffee. If you're thinking of replacing your pod-based brewer with a grounds-based brewer, I would not choose this one if you are looking for the same speed, because you will be sadly disappointed.

Other Thoughts: I had to replace my Vue because the model was discontinued and the pods are getting difficult and expensive to buy. I wanted to go back to ground coffee and should probably have done more research before I bought this one. Don't make the same mistake I did.

Aroma AHP-303 Single Burner Hot Plate
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs It's Hot 03/07/2015

This review is from: Aroma AHP-303 Single Burner Hot Plate

Pros: First, let's get the obvious out of the way - its a plate and it gets hot. That's pretty much what you would expect with a device like this. One feature may make this more or less desirable to you, and that is the cast iron heating surface. As others have noted, it is heavier than the coil-type hot plates, it takes a little longer to heat up and it stays hot long after you shut it off. Personally, I like the cast iron because it gives more contact surface and because it does stay hot after it is shut off. YMMV

Cons: I have only found one con with this, and I would actually consider it a safety hazard and a major design flaw, which is why I deducted one egg for it. As another reviewer noted there is NO positive OFF position on the controller. It is simply a rheostat control with no positive clicked off position. When you plug it in, it WILL start heating, even if it is in the off position. For that reason, if you have small children in the home, I would recommend you look at other hot plates, or pay very close attention when this one is in use.

Other Thoughts: Other reviewers have noted that the thermostat clicks off and on as a con. That is how any electric heating device works. It doesn't just stay in constant heat mode. Even on max heat, it is still going to click off until it cools to below the max temperature. If you want constant full-bore heat, you need a gas ring.

Rothco Low Profile Cap With USMC G and A Logo
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Quality Product 06/01/2014

This review is from: Rothco Low Profile Cap With USMC G and A Logo

Pros: Well-made, quality construction. Bright, crisp colors, heavy fabric, excellent stitching, no dangling threads. Accurate EGA, just a stunning piece of Marine gear.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was really surprised at what a beautiful cover this is. Any leatherneck would be proud to wear this, I believe. I can't wait to give it to my dad (Korea vet) for Father's Day, he's gonna love it! Very nice piece indeed.


Charles H.'s Profile

Display Name: Charles H.

Date Joined: 05/07/08

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 07/03/08
  • Last Review: 11/11/15
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