Coffee pot died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure. The note on the desk says: Your Coffee pot passed away. Funeral tomorrow. Deep sympathy. Which leaves the matter doubtful; it could have been yesterday. Bonus points if you know where that sloppy copy of a literary classic is from.
The machine above, a Windmere, served me very well over these past 4 or 5 years. It was as simple as a coffee pot can be. But at some point last week it started to…. malfunction. Put water in the back and it would come out the bottom. As seen here, 10 cups of water are held in that tray.
Any person planning to brew coffee in their home or office, especially in a drip brew coffee machine, please note the white tray under the machine. That tray has saved more electronics, gadgets, and spills than I care to count. If you run a coffee pot and plan on leaving it unattended during brewing. Get a drip tray.
So the machine dumped core. 10 cups of water in, ten cups of water out. Not good. So I figured I could either spend the better part of a couple of hours trying to get inside to see if I could fix it. Or I could pull The General out of retirement. So the Windmere was stripped of his Comic Garfield Badge, as seen above and sent into the trash.
The General is the oldest Coffee Pot in our family. I think it might be older than me. My parents had this in the kitchen when I was growing up, and it Cannot Die. This is The Connor McCloud of coffee pots. A Highlander beheads rivals and consumes their power. It has had many carafes but still keeps going. So The General is Back, Mr Coffee makes, or at least made some mighty fine equipment. This machine is the SRX-50, be afraid… be very afraid.
Long Live the General
Hi, any chance you could tell me where to find a fine tray such as the one in the picture?
Hi Jessie, That tray pictured was the drip tray for a small fridge i had in my office. never used it for that always had it under the coffee maker. It was low profile so it worked nicely but i have also used a shallow tupperware container, or a baking sheet with similar results. Sorry I don’t have too much else in the way of information.
Hello! I was excited to receive the srx50 as a gift today. I can’t find a manual online- does the clock work as an automatic timer ?