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A REAL WINNER!
PostedOctober 4, 2012
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chuckiii3
FromJamestown, PA 16134, USA
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Drink Gevalia:All the time
Length of use:Within last year
Take Gevalia:With milk and sugar
If you're looking for an excellent-quality coffeemaker without all the unnecessary bells-and-whistles, this is the one! The coffee brews quickly - under 5 minutes for 12 cups - the decanter is very sturdy and does not drip like many others I've owned, and the coffee brews at the perfect temperature. I also like that the LCD display is located at the base of the unit which prevents steam and moisture from entering the coffeemaker's electronics. I've owned "other brands" where the clock was directly above the decanter and steam during the brewing cycle shorted-out the circuitry making the clock and programming features unusable. Of important note is that the overflowing problems noted in previous reviews simply does not occur if you follow the instructions! Make sure the filter basket is snapped closed prior to brewing, that the carafe lid is secured and is properly seated on the warming plate firmly against the back of the coffeemaker, that that the paper filter is not bent or folded, and that you don't use so many grounds that you're attempting to brew mud instead of coffee! Also, don't remove the carafe during the brewing cycle for more than 30 seconds as doing so will cause the filter basket to overflow with hot water and coffee grounds. Common sense! I've never had a problem! Overall, the Gevalia Classic Programmable Coffee Maker - Model # C-60A - is a winner in every respect! Well-designed, well-constructed, makes a darned good cup of coffee, and looks great on the kitchen counter! What more could you ask for?
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Overall1 out of 51 out of 5
Terrible coffee maker!
By Mlndyng from IL
I have had some major problems with this coffee maker. As others mentioned, I too had overflow issues. I am making sure the filter is in correctly as well as the basket, and I am not putting too much water in as it overflowed when I did 8 cups. Coffee has been spilled all over the counter from coming out of the bottom, and I have an excessive amount of coffee grounds in my coffee. I have had better luck when using the brownish colored filters. It doesn't overflow with those although I still struggle with getting coffee grounds in it. I have had a number of people at my house trying, and they have the same problem, so I know it's not just me! I actually can't believe more people haven't complained about it. I've included some pictures of what happened to me this morning.
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chuckiii3
Jamestown, PA 16134, USA
Don't Remove Carafe So Often!
Posted October 4, 2012
Make sure the filters are properly placed in the filter basket and that it does not have any folds or bends in it. Based on your photos, it appears as though you are either not placing the carafe properly on the warming plate prior to brewing or that you are too-frequently removing the carafe and pouring a cup during the brewing cycle. Both will cause the filter basket to overflow with hot water and coffee grounds. Prior to brewing, make certain that the filter basket is snapped closed and that the carafe is properly placed on the warming plate and positioned FIRMLY AGAINST THE BACK OF THE COFFEEMAKER. Also, do not remove the carafe for more than 30-seconds during the brewing cycle! The "Pause and Serve" feature is intended to only TEMPORARILY stop the flow of coffee into the carafe - it does NOT stop the brewing cycle! When the carafe is removed, the coffeemaker is still filling the filter basket with hot water. If the carafe is kept off the warming plate for more than 30-seconds, the filter basket will overflow because the hot coffee has no where else to go! This is true of ALL coffeemaker brands with a pause-and-serve feature! For best results, allow the brewing cycle to fully complete before removing the carafe and I would wager that you will have no overflow problems!
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Where is this made?

The Gevalia Model C-60A Coffeemaker is manufactured in China.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Jamestown, PA 16134, USA
 

Does this coffeemaker have plastic or stainless steel workings?

I had Gevalia pots before with plastic and had horrible taste...threw away
The Gevalia Classic Model C-60A is constructed of plastic with a glass carafe. However, all internal components which heat the water are made of metal. Bad-tasting coffee is usually caused by poor-quality tap water. Try using COLD, FILTERED WATER. It makes all the difference!
1 year, 6 months ago
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Jamestown, PA 16134, USA
 

How to use?

Everytime i set the time then press auto...it just desn't work after a long time. I need a clear instruction for this machine.Thank u.
First, make sure your coffeemaker is set to the correct CURRENT time by pressing the "HOUR" and "MINUTE" buttons independently, making cetain that AM/PM are correctly set. To set the auto-brew, hold down the "BREW" button while at the SAME TIME pressing the "HOUR" button until the desired brew start time hour is reached. Again, make sure the hour is correctly set to AM or PM! Then, while still holding down the "BREW" button, press the "MINUTE" button until the desired brew start time minute is reached. Now release all of the buttons. Press the "START" button ONCE and the red "AUTO" light will illuminate. Your coffeemaker will now begin brewing coffee at the scheduled set time.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Jamestown, PA 16134, USA
 

How do you bypass the 2-hr.shut off?

The 2-hour Automatic Shutoff is a safety feature built into the Gevaila Model C-60A Classic Coffeemaker that should not be bypassed. If you would like to keep your coffee hot for a longer period of time, simply turn it back on!
1 year, 6 months ago
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Jamestown, PA 16134, USA
 

Is this pot stainless steel or plastic?

The coffeemaker is made of plastic with a glass carafe. This is a great feature because it keeps the coffeemaker cooler to the touch.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Jamestown, PA 16134, USA
 

turn off timer?

Does this coffeemaker have an automatic two hour turnoff timer?
YES - the Model C-60A Classic Gevalia Coffeemaker has a built-in 2-hour Auto Shutoff feature.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Jamestown, PA 16134, USA
 

Can the carafe be removed during the brewing process to pour a cup? My filter basket doesn't have an auto stop feature

If you own the Gevalia Classic Coffeemaker Model C-60A, the answer to your question is YES! This model does in fact feature the auto-stop feature - which is nothing more than a spring-loaded rubber stopper on the filter basket. Please note, however, that if you do pour a cup before the brewing cycle is completed, it is important to replace the carafe on the warming plate to prevent the filter basket from overflowing hot water and coffee grounds. This is true with ALL brands of coffeemakers with an auto-stop feature.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Jamestown, PA 16134, USA