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Breville vs. Cuisinart K-Cup Brewers

March 20, 2011 39 comments

Update – New post about why these brewers may be failing (2/4/2012)  https://murison.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/the-insides-of-a-k-cup-brewer/

Update at the end of the post (7/10/2011)

I’ve been using K-Cup brewers for about 18 months now, and having personally owned both the Breville BKC700XL and the Cuisinart SS-700, I thought it might be helpful to post a comparison of them. The first brewer I purchased was the Breville and I loved it. About 6 months ago it started to fail by refusing to brew. In retrospect I probably should have changed the filter more often, because we have pretty hard water (109 ppm). About 4 months ago I picked up the Cuisinart brewer for a couple reasons; it was $50 cheaper and we already have a bunch of Cuisinart appliances in the kitchen so it would fit in nicely. I now only use filtered water from the refrigerator in addition to changing the brewer filter more often in hopes of it lasting longer. Read more…

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Croutons

July 11, 2010 4 comments

So this isn’t my typical high tech post but I do like to cook, and I figured I’d share one of my recipes. This is something I’ve just recently started because I absolutely love the croutons you get when eating out at places like the Outback and Salt Grass steakhouses. Those hard, flavorless cubes of stale bread that pass as croutons from the grocery store are just lame. After a little bit of searching on the internet I found a few ideas of how to replicate the restaurant croutons, and after a little experimentation this is what I’ve come up with. When you master this you will never again buy croutons from the store. Read more…

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