Years ago I bought a 4-cup coffee maker to take on the road with me to stitching retreats, for accommodation that didn't include a coffee maker in one's room. It's a GE "Select Edition", and for the two or three times I used it, it worked beautifully (though I had to pour my coffee over the sink because the spout doesn't control the flow!)
You might recall my post a few weeks ago re: my trusty Braun 12-cupper that I can no longer use because it costs almost as much as a new pot to replace a broken lid on a 25-year-old one. I've been using my 4-cupper as a replacement -- till this morning.
- Put fresh water in back of coffee maker, careful not to go over the "max" level.
- Measured decaf grounds (yes, decaf -- I've finally weaned off most caffeine and allow myself a cup a day.)
- Plugged in pot; walked away while it perked -- or so I thought.
Came to pour coffee -- nada. Nothing. The "on" light was on -- but no-one was home. The machine was stone cold. It didn't make a peep. I switched electric outlets (why do we do this when we can see by the 'on' light that the electricity source is not the problem?!) Still nothing.
Made a cup of tea.
Going to Red Deer tomorrow; will take both pots to the electronics recycling depot.