- Feb 26, 2006
Wastes energy? Not really...but it DOES use electricity to keep the water hot at all times. (I guess that might be "waste" to some people...but not for us)The Bunn is fast, but wastes energy. My favorite coffee maker is an electroperc from the thrift shop. I recently bought another one in case the one I'm currently using goes up. The newer Chinese makers aren't as good as the American ones from the reviews I've read.
I've used mine for about 15 years, and I don't know how old it was before I got it. No filters, no hassles. It Just Works™
We've used Bunn coffee makers for almost 30 years. I'd hate to go back to having to wait 15-20 minutes for a cup of coffee in the morning.
It takes about 5 minutes from start to finish...rinse pot, empty grounds out of basket, add filter and new grounds, add water....tick-tock-tick-tock...COFFEE! (actually, about 3 minutes from the time I pour in the water)
Our current Bunn is about 14 years old...and still going strong. We've had two others...our first one...gave it to our daughter when we bought this one...and one we got from my mom when she moved in with us. Gave that one away to some friends.
A bit of maintenance is all that's required to keep these things working almost forever.