In the past 3 years, I have gone through 3 coffee makers.
I guess a person has to admit they drink a lot of coffee when the writing on their “On” button of the coffee maker gets worn off in just a couple months. 😛
When my last coffee maker died about a year ago, I decided to go old-school and make coffee in a simpler, more economical way.
I grabbed one of my kitchen strainers, took a Corelle coffee pot and an electric warming tray out of our inventory and voila! My new coffee maker was born! (The inventory is our eBay Store, if you’re curious)
All I do is put a coffee filter in the strainer, set that on top of the coffee pot and heat a pan of water on the stove. When the water is boiling, I pour it over the grounds in the strainer and let it drip, just like it would in a regular coffee maker.
It makes delicious coffee!! I feel good that I’m keeping another coffee maker from ending up in the land-fill, plus I’m re-using what already exists. Both the coffee pot and the warming tray are from the 1960s-1970s, and there is no reason they won’t last another decade or two. The way I see it, it’s win-win!
Had to show you these vintage kitchen canisters my daughter found for me in a thrift store! I LOVE the copper accents and since it’s a partial set, I figured having them hold my coffee and filters was a perfect way to use them!
An average coffee maker costs $35.00. My bits and pieces cost around $10.00.
MONEY SAVED $25.00!!