What would you do with your old pod coffee maker???

Home Cafe Coffee Maker...many faults - This is my old coffee maker works but has many defects.  Senseo is much better.
@mari61960 (4895)
United States
December 28, 2006 7:29pm CST
I have to make a decision here folks and need some help. I got a new coffee maker for Xmas a Senseo. I have a Black and Decker Home Cafe that I was using. Here is the problem. I am a member of www.freecycle.org and would love to pass on this coffee maker. However I have read about many faults with it and fires started due to overheating and turning itself on etc. While I have not had any of these problems, I don't want to endanger someone else. Should I recycle it or toss it???? Dilema Dilema Dilema...lol
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@craftwave (1339)
• United States
29 Dec 06
If you are worried about it then toss it. That way you can rest easy that you have harmed no one. Its better to toss something that is potentialy harmful then to recycle it.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
29 Dec 06
This is what I was thinking. But I just hate to throw something out that still works. But then I don't have to worry about someone getting hurt. I am also a bit of a pack rat...lol
@craftwave (1339)
• United States
30 Dec 06
So is my father so I understnad completely. Hes always thinking he will find a use for things and most of the time they just sit there.
@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Jan 07
I am in the same boat as craftwave--if it might be harmful,throw it away. I would even disable it so that someone could not pick it up at the dump and get hurt. I am a member of a packrat family, so I understand that, too.
• United States
29 Dec 06
i LOVE MY SENSEO! I dont know nd havent heard anything about fires..I also dont keep mine plugged in due to no space on counter tops. I would freecycle it and tell them to look over their web site!
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
29 Dec 06
The problems are with the Black and Decker Home Cafe (1st generation) The Senso is Great...drinking my first cup as I type..hehehe
• United States
6 Jan 07
There are many people that would love one of the single cup makers. You should put it on freecycle. I am sure that the company could offer a resolution to the problem. Maybe you should check with the manufacturer to see if there has been a recall first. : )
@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
6 Jan 07
If you have read that this particular coffee maker has the potential to cause fires then that means that your maker could someday cause a fire. (even though to date it has been fine) For this reason, I would say to 'lay it to rest' rather than pass it on to someone less fortunate. Should you pass it on and it later cause a fire, you will have hurt them more than helped them! I do commend you for your desire to pass it on and help someone else rather than to ditch it! If only more citizens were this thoughtful....
@cmn006 (24)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Sell it on ebay and say it is sold as is, so if it has any problems you are not accountable. If you fear for someone elses safty then warn them about the faults.