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Airpots

Postby Bob Arceneaux on Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:55 am

We've not had great success with airpots in the past year. Is it a matter of "you get what you pay for?"

The glass liner of one brand we carried would explode (or implode) while sitting on the counter, undisturbed. Fortunately we have been reimbursed for those defective items. Another brand is just...well...cheap.

It has become a disposable item, I'm sorry to say. Is there a brand and model of airpots that are decent quality, affordable and worth repairing when the liner does eventually break?
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Re: Airpots

Postby Rich Westerfield on Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:50 am

Bob,
We use Zojirushi stainless airpots w/o linings. Bodies are indestrucable and easy to clean. Have had them for 5 years. Had a half dozen tops break during that time, but replacements not expensive and we've been able to rebuild some using parts from broken ones.
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Re: Airpots

Postby JakeLiefer on Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:53 am

We've been using Bunn Airpots for the past 3 years with few issues. Lids have been knocked off, airpots dented, and they're still kicking. Also, I like the feel of the dispenser for the Bunns, they use a lever setup rather than one of the pushbuttons.
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Re: Airpots

Postby jpscoffee on Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:31 am

We use Coffee at a Touch from Kenco. They are stainless in and out and have the same occasional lid issue, but great airpots. Bunn are also good.
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Re: Airpots

Postby Bob Arceneaux on Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:31 am

Thank you for the information. I will look into those brands.
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Re: Airpots

Postby Tim Dominick on Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:20 am

I agree with Rich, the Zojirushi stainless pots are nice. The pump lever has been known to break but it is replaceable. The lids come off which makes it easier to rinse and clean. The Bunn stainless pots have the lid attached which makes it a pain to rinse. A few pinched fingers...
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