Gevalia C-60A 12 cup
Gevalia C-60A, 12 cup model This coffee maker was part of a promotion for Gevalia. If you joined and bought coffee from them monthly, you received a free coffee maker. There was a choice of black, white or green model. I choose the black, as it seems to go with any color scheme. It is a 12 cup brewer and it is programmable.
I drink coffee only occasionally, but do drink a lot of hot tea. This is a treat for me, as I no longer need to “put on the kettle.” I can get it ready before I go to bed, and my hot green tea is waiting for me when I get up in the morning. I don’t have to get up earlier to make my tea or coffee.
When I make hot tea, there is no need for a filter, as the tea bags work very nicely! If I make coffee, I use a standard size filter. I wasn't really sure how good of coffee maker it would be, since it was "free." I have been more than happy with this model. The company has great customer service.
I received a follow up call after receiving the coffee maker to make sure that everything was as expected and that I was happy with the products: coffee, tea and coffee maker. This maker travels very well. I have used it numerous times to take to meetings, classes and bazaars. When I use it this way, I typically use it only for hot water for tea, as there is usually a larger coffee urn in use. Clean up is easy, whether it is used for tea or coffee.
I just pour clean, cool water through just like I am making coffee/tea twice, and air dry. I use the flushed through water for my indoor plants. I learned a trick for cleaning the carafe when I was a waitress: leave about 1 cup of hot water in the carafe, pour in about ¼ cup of salt add several ice cubes (8-10), swirl, rinse with cool water and you have a clean carafe!