Coffee Maker #1
If you watched the video tour of my kitchen, you will hear me kind of laugh when I get to my $10 President’s Choice coffee maker. I knew when I bought I had a feeling it wasn’t going to last long but if it could last for a few visits with family and provide coffee… That was fine with me.
What did not make me laugh at all was having the orange “On/Off” switch shatter underneath my weak little finger.
Which ended up right inside the electrical switch. Thankfully my finger was covered in orange plastic shards that ironically protected me from getting shocked. It unnerved me but I shook it off as a weird occurrence. This coffee maker was official dead.
Coffee Maker #2
On the day I was an official witness for The History of the Breaking World Record, I picked up another President’s Choice coffee maker, this time for $20 and it was tax free day!
I was having friends over for dessert that night and Jen does not drink tea. I was going to get another one eventually so I picked this one up and some cream too.
This coffee maker did not have an orange button that might potential break under my fingers and it came with a two-year warranty. Both gave me a false sense of security.
Mike and Jen came over so I figured out how much coffee to put in the machine, added the water and turned it on to make us some. As Jen and I were talking in the kitchen. She looked at the counter and asked if I had spilled as I had poured the water into the machine?
Me?! Well of course that was entirely plausible. So I used a dish cloth to wipe up the water. But more water came out. Not only that, I think it was Mike that noticed it was coming out where the electrical cord was!
I quickly unplugged the coffee maker and was absolutely freaked out. Ever since I was a kid, I have been scared of this appliance thanks to this death by coffee maker in this movie (20 seconds in). I just could not believe that two bloody coffee makers could have potentially hurt me and both came from President’s Choice.
Mike and Reg continued to test the machine and yup, no matter how little or how much water you put in the reservoir, it leaked out of the bottom and where the cord was. Talk about dangerous!
Returning Defective Merchandise
On the last nice day we have had in a while, I packed up BOTH PC coffee makers and returned them to the store. The customer service lady was nice, gave me my money back but I wanted more than that. I said I wanted to file a complaint. She gave me a form on a pad of paper to fill out. She did not seem the least bit concerned about this safety issue.
I wrote and asked them to stop selling crappy defective coffee makers, that they were dangerous! I also asked them to contact me and left my number. That was four days ago.
Third Coffee Maker
It was around $3 more than the expensive crappy PC one I bought and also came with a warranty. I came home to find out that it has terrible reviews! Sigh…
The number one complaint is that it spills and pours all over the place to I tested it using one hand to pour and the other hand to video the pouring.
I am a very accident-prone person because of my fibromyalgia so I do not know what is wrong with these people! I could pour it just fine. In fact two foodie friends on Facebook told me they had the same coffee maker and had no problems with it.
This is why I write reviews. Because so much is crap out there or lies. I’m telling you the truth. This Black & Decker coffee maker so far, works fine. No leaking, no breaking… No fear of it killing me yet!
Still, I have exiled it to my cubby and moved my blender to my counter. I feel very unnerved now as a result of my experience with those two PC coffee makers. And to be honest, I am pissed! They made me feel unsafe and not trust their brand when it comes to electric tools for the kitchen.
You know, I really do not need the additional stress of worrying that my coffee maker could potentially electrocute me. They brought what I thought was an irrational childhood fear into my kitchen. My sanctuary. All because they wanted to sell something cheap to fiscal people like myself. And nobody seemed to care.
Well I care. I care a lot. Do not buy President’s Choice coffee makers. They are dangerous and I do not trust them. A kitchen is already a treacherous place because of the knifes and fire that we work with. The last thing I should be worrying about is if making a cup of coffee at my next dessert party is going to fry me in front of my friends. It is disgraceful and irresponsible.
Safety should always come first and in this case President’s Choice, you come dead last.
Don’t settle for crap! Say something…