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IKEA Recall: Forsta Coffee / Tea Makers

IKEA has announced a recall of one of their Forsta coffeefor/tea makers in an effort to avoid possible injuries from breaking glass.  They fear people will be burned or cut on the glass if the pot were to break.  They are concerned about the pressure from the metal pot holder against the coffee maker. 

Around 94,000 pots have been sold in the US and approximately 34,000 in Canada.

Coffee/tea makers included in this recall have supplier number 20325 and ‘IKEA’ and ‘Made in China’ is printed on the bottom of the metal holder.

IKEA stores are recalling these products with full refund and they have urged the users to return the machines to an IKEA store. The coffee/tea maker is a press pot comprising a handmade clear glass pot, metal holder and black plastic top and handle.

The firm has also issued its toll-free number (888) 966-4532 for any further assistance in this issue.

Walmart Recalls GE Coffee Makers Due to Fire Risk

Walmart has began a voluntary recall of 900,000 12 cup digital GE coffee makers, sold for $30 between March 2008 through January 2010, due to risk of overheating and fire.  To find out if your coffee maker has been affected by this recall check the  bottom of the base for model number 169164 or 169165.  If you have either of these models stop using the unit immediately and return it to a local Walmart for a full refund even if you purchased it online.

Wal-Mart received 83 reports of “overheating, smoking, melting, burning, and fire,” according to the CPSC.  At least three reports state that people were burned on their hands and feet and others report that their countertops and cabinets had been burned.  There was one report of a major kitchen fire due to the coffee maker. 

Any questions you might have regarding the recall should be directed to  the recall hotline at (800) 925-6278 weekdays between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. central time. To report a malfunction, contact the CPSC at (800) 638-2772

Black & Decker Coffee Maker Recall

Black and Decker has issued a recall of approximately 9,800 coffee maker sold between April of 2008 to July of 2009 due to a burn hazard. The product in question is an 8 cup coffee maker with model number TCM1000IKT. If you suspect you have purchased this product, you should look on the bottom of your coffee maker and compare the model number.

If you have purchased this particular coffee maker, do not take any chances. Stop using it immediately. Although no injuries have been reported as of yet, it can be very dangerous as one of the coffee makers is reported to have overheated and melted, creating a potentially dangerous situation.

The coffee maker was sold at small retail stores as well as larger chains, including Wal-Mart. They sold for between $50 to $65. If you have purchased one, please contact the coffee maker’s distributor, Applica Consumer Products, at (866) 699-4595 or www.acprecall.com . They will replace the coffee maker for free.

RECALL: Black and Decker Spacemaker Coffee Maker

Black and Decker has recalled their Spacemaker Coffee Maker, sold between March 2006 and March 2009. These brewers are dangerous because their brew basket can shift out of position during brewing allowing hot water to spill out and burn people. Black and Decker has received 235 reports of this happening, 10 of the consumers received 2nd degree burns. The coffee maker was sold at major retailers including Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohls, Target and Amazon.com. If you have purchased one of these coffee makers, please call 866-668-4442.

Aerobie Aeropress Coffee & Espresso Maker Review

The Aerobie Aeropres is a single cut coffee & espresso maker. It
The coffee is micro-filtered. It so pure and particle-free that it can be stored for days as a concentrate. The concentrate can be drunk as espresso, mixed with milk for lattes, or diluted to make American coffee.  

Its easy to use and clean, which is a must!  It also makes your espresso and coffee taste great!  Also, you cannot beat the price. Total immersion of the grounds in the water results in rapid yet robust extraction of flavor and allows for a moderate temperature, which results in a smoother brew. The air pressure, created by the plunger, shortens filtering time to approximately 20 seconds. This avoids the bitter taste associated with the long process of traditional drip brewing. The air pressure squeezes the last goodness from the grounds, enriching the flavor of the coffee. Due to the lower temperature and shorter brewing time, the acid level of the coffee is much lower than traditional brewers. Aeropress released laboratory pH testing results which measured the brew’s acid as less than one fifth that of regular drip brew. The low acid is confirmed by coffee drinkers of the product who confirmed that coffee  made with the Aeropress was much friendlier to their stomachs.

The Aeropress is slightly more time-consuming for the user than traditional french press or drip coffee makers.  It takes about the same amount of time as a standard espresso machine.

Zojirushi Fresh Brew Review

Zojirushi Fresh Brew coffee maker is unmistakeably sleek.  But, is it as good for your your coffee fix as it is for your eyes?  We have reviewed this product and found that is delivers, despite a few setbacks.

Zojirushi features a large carafe and keeps coffee hot and fresh.  It is easy to use.  It is also easy to clean, which is a must in my book and it runs quietly, also a plus.   

On the downside, the controls are on the side instead of the front, which takes a little getting used to.  It also brews a larger quantity as opposed to the one pot brewers.    The spout is small.  The carafe lid is secure but the one we tried  was also a little hard to unscrew.   

All in all, we found this coffee maker to be well worth the money
spent, especially for those on a budget.