What would you do if you forgot to turn off the coffee maker and went to work?

What would you do if you forgot to turn off the coffee maker and went to work?

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  1. Call a neighbor to turn it off. Otherwise, go home on an emergency basis and turn it off yourself. When I was working in the hospital, I came in one morning and certain elevators were shut down. Apparently, a nurse used the last of the coffee and left the empty pot in the coffee maker. The coffee burned and triggered the alarms and sprinklers and flooded the elevators.

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  2. I would seek a mental health evaluation.
    I am retired and don’t go to work.
    I don’t drink coffee
    OP: “What would you do if you forgot to turn off the coffee maker and went to work?”

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  3. I’ve done this more than once. I would turn it off when I got home.
    If there was still coffee in the pot when you left for work, you would have some very bitter coffee in the pot, but all you would have to do is dump it out and wash the pot.
    If the pot was empty, or mostly empty, you will have some burnt coffee residue in the bottom that could take some heavy scrubbing to remove. Be sure to let cool gradually, though. Just turn off the coffee maker and come back to it. If you try to wash it right away, or cool it off, the colder water could cause it to shatter. There is a small chance that it could shatter just from the heat, while you are gone, but it’s not likely.
    Most of the time, the biggest ill effect you may notice, apart from scrubbing, is a higher than normal electric bill. Coffee makers, or anything else with a heating element use a lot of power. Most standard drip coffee makers use between 1000 and 1500 watts. That is like 10 to 15 old school 100 what incandescent bulbs.

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  4. Pay a slightly higher electric bill. And shrug.
    If I have a neighbour with a key, I might ask them to turn it off. Perhaps.
    Many coffee makers have an automatic cutoff timer. After two hours, the hotplate turns off. The coffee has already been ruined, but it does limit the electric waste.
    And if not, the flask is glass – it will be unaffected. The coffee maker is designed to boil water, and part of that job is surviving heat. It will be unaffected by being left on for a few hours. There is a thermostat which stops it getting too hot. Eventually the plastic might degrade, especially with a cheap coffee maker, but one day will not do it.
    When you get home. at worst you will be faced with the coffee stain of the decade in the bottom of the pot. At best, a pot of undrinkable coffee. And that stain is the worst instant coffee you ever tasted. It will clean off pretty easily. After all, it is “soluble solids of pure coffee.”
    So put a few cents aside to cover the hike on the power bill. A quarter should cover it.

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  5. I would dial in on my hypothetical phone and shut off the hypothetical coffee maker so the hypothetical coffee does not burn and stink up my hypothetical house. I don’t drink coffee. That part is not hypothetical.

    Victor Allen’s

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  6. Not much…
    Like most auto-drip machines, our Cuisinart has a built-in shut-off timer. After a couple of hours, the beast just totally shuts down.
    Believe this to be a required feature of all automatic coffee makers, whatever the style.

    Eight O’Clock

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  7. I’d call a family member or friend to turn it off. Buy I am OCD about the coffee maker and I check it twice just in case ever since Geraldo talked about them catching on fire. Which they have changed anyway. So I cannot see myself in that situation but if we’re I would call anyone who could get into my house to turn it off assuming that I had drunk basically the entire tiny pot of coffee which I use now. Logically though probably nothing would happen if it stayed on the entire time I was out of the house until I returned even if it was empty.

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  8. Most coffee makers now have an automatic shut off if they sit long enough without the pot being removed they will shut off some have a timer and shutdown after an hour or two If you look at one on the store it will mention auto shutoff on the features listed.

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  9. Are you saying I forgot to turn off the coffee maker, and realized it at work? Or did I not realize it until I got home?
    In my specific case it would not be a problem. My espresso machines turn off after a certain amount of time not being used. My other methods of making coffee involve heating water in a microwave and some version of a pour over device. I’d be fine.

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  10. I have an espresso machine, so I don’t have to worry about that. If that did happen, though, I would put raw rice, baking soda, and ice cubes.Let it cool some first, so you don’t crack it with the cold. Swirl it around, and it can remove it. I also heard lemon juice helps.

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  11. I wouldn’t worry about it. I have four different means to make coffee at home, two of which (Aeropress and Chemex) are independent of power supply or heat source. The third is a Cona, which uses a spirit lamp to heat the water, and part of the process of brewing Cona coffee involves putting out the flame. So that wouldn’t need to be turned off. That leaves my electric coffee make, which has an automatic switch-off after nine minutes (or is it eleven? Well, it doesn’t matter which), so alls well there.

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