How long should a good coffee maker last?

How long should a good coffee maker last?

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  1. You get what you pay for – my Mr. Coffees rarely last more than a couple years but my Keurig is still going strong after that much time.
    Complexity is also a factor. My Aero Press is over 15 years old and still makes a perfect cup of coffee but it probably wouldn’t be considered a ‘coffee maker’.

  2. That depends on a lot of factors. The primary factor is probably the hardness of the water in your area.
    If you have hard water, and don’t have a water softening system, then the tubes in your coffee maker will clog up much faster.
    You can deal with this by descaling your coffee maker on a regular basis. But most of us don’t stick to a descaling schedule very well. And once the build-up is at a certain point, it’s hard to cure the problem.
    The life-expectancy of a coffee maker will also depend on how well it was made in the first place. If you buy a cheap model, you can expect it to start having problems within a few months.
    But of you pay more, and descale regularly, there is no reason why a coffee maker shouldn’t last for years and years. I have a drip brewer and a Keurig brewer, both of which are still working just fine after almost five years.
    If you have a brewer without a pump or tubing, like a French press or a percolator, you can expect them to last indefinitely. A French press will last until you break it. A percolator will last pretty much forever, so long as you replace the rubber gaskets from time to time.
    In other words, the simpler the brewer, the longer it will last.
    Once you get into drip brewers and single serve brewers, which have pumps and tubing, their life expectancy will depend both on the quality of the machine, and the hardness of your water.

  3. I bought a tiny 4 cups Mr Coffee about 25 years ago for $10.99 and I use 3 times a day .Still works well and I’m happy with it because I couldn’t afford the new ones living on a fix income. I also have an espresso machine that is about 10 years old and I couldn’t live without it. I use CLR twice a year to descale them and make them shine!!

  4. The lifespan of a coffee maker largely depends on its type and how you use it. The average life of an automatic coffee maker is about 5 years. If you take proper care of your machine by cleaning and decalcifying it regularly, it can last 10 years. However, this service life can be much shorter as automatic machines are prone to breakage due to wear and tear.

    How long should a good coffee maker last?

    On the other hand, manual coffee makers can last a lifetime. For example, high-quality French press models are incredibly durable, convenient, easy to use, reliable, and affordable. Due to the simplicity of the device and the absence of mechanical details that wear out during use, this manual coffee maker will not require expensive repairs and will delight you with delicious, aromatic coffee for a long time.
    A significant advantage of this type of coffee maker is preserving coffee’s beneficial properties and taste. Also, you can control the brewing time and water temperature and make coffee as strong or soft as desired.

  5. My first Chemex is 35 years old. I do have a second one that is about 15 years old. Both are perfect. I replaced my kettle with an electric one about 10 years ago. My daughter gives me 2 boxes of filters every year as part of my Christmas present.
    I broke my glass french press after about 2 years. I replaced it with an insulated one. 3 years old.

  6. average lifespan of automatic coffee makers
    Automatic coffee makers, such as drip coffee machines or single serve coffee brewers, should last for anywhere between 5 and 10 years. The machine can last this long thanks to regular cleaning regime, which includes descaling and cleaning.
    There are several reasons why automatic coffee makers can break and stop working, even before a 5 year mark. Here are the most common reasons:
    Coffee residue clogs up and irreversibly damages pipes and tubes in coffee makers. Mineral and calcareous buildup will cause the machine to stop working when descaling is not done, or is not done properly. Therefore, it is extremely important to perform clean a coffee maker according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
    Electric system or the heating element will burn out. Those systems cannot be designed to last forever, as the materials wear out. Once the materials are worn out, the machine will simply stop heating water or circulating water to brew.
    New upgraded models make coffee makers look old and obsolete. Some people prefer having new upgraded coffee makers.
    Lifespan of a coffee maker by brand
    We have noticed that coffee makers are not made equal. Some brands tend to do a better job with their coffee maker’s lifespan than the others. Here’s what we have found:
    A Keurig coffee maker should last about 3-5 years. Note that some Keurig machines work only with certain types of capsules or k-cups. Therefore, if the manufacturer stops producing those capsules, the machine will become useless more quickly.
    A Cuisinart coffee maker should last about 2-5 years. Importantly, Keurig offers a 3-year warranty to customers, if they purchase new coffee makers.
    Ninja coffee makers are actually reported to have short lifespans of about 1-2 years. The most common issues that our readers report are leaks from the reservoirs and incorrect cleaning cycles.
    Mr. Coffee coffee maker should work fine for about 2-3 years (about 1000 cups). It can last longer up to 4-5 years, if it is cleaned and descaled regularly.
    Hamilton Beach and Black & Decker coffee makers should last 5 years or more (if cleaned and maintained properly).
    Average lifespan of manual coffee makers
    Manual coffee makers can last for a lifetime. They can break in the meantime due to our clumsiness. However, there are no essential parts that use up during the use.
    Most manual coffee makers, such as French presses, percolators or pour overs, are made of glass, ceramic, plastic or metal. Therefore, they can last forever.
    The only thing that you will need to change is the filter. In the case of French presses, the metal mesh filter located at the end of the plunger needs to be changed after around 6 months of daily use. The filters can be bought online, and are really inexpensive.

  7. I have a Cusineart 12 cup. I’ve had it for about 5 years and it’s still going strong.
    My advise, is to get the simplest with the fewest features. I found the models with the digital temperature controls and other fancy features that you really don’t need are just another point of failure and probably will shorten the life of the unit. Keep It Simple.
    Original question: How long should a good coffee maker last?

  8. Depends on how much you paid for it, and how often you use it. I think a good one for which you paid around $100 should last you at least 5 years. I bought a Cuisinart coffee maker (grinder included in the machine) 10 years ago. I use it once in a while. It still works well, and I think if I try to sell on Craigslist now, I will be able to recover $50. It is a pretty good machine.

  9. For a starter pod maker 5 years or so, for a French press 5–8 years, for an on the stove espresso 8–10 years, for a pour-over with ceramic/glass base your great grand children will still enjoy the experience, but they will have to buy a new boiling pot.

  10. I’ve been using my Moccamaster for over 20 years now, and it makes as good coffee now as it did when I got it for my wife. It is the top-rated coffeemaker in the world.

    How long should a good coffee maker last?

  11. As long as the person can take care of it! A good coffee maker would be an industrial machine that has parts you can repair and order and if you have a good mind you should be able to fix coffee parts.


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