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Postby CakeBoy » Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:45 pm

In the Bodum outlet shop today was the Santos, model 3004 (see link above), reduced from £60 to £35. They have a few in stock if anyone is interested.
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Postby HughF » Sat Dec 03, 2005 9:32 am

I grabbed one! £35 + £9 P&P, to ship Tuesday, arrive Wednesday/Thursday. Their phone number is 01869 321 209 in case anyone else is interested.

Many thanks CakeBoy,

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Postby zix » Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:51 pm

Good for you, Hugh! I begin to wish I had one too. But then I would probably want a Cona, of course. Oh, thou wonderful world of coffee.
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Postby CakeBoy » Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:58 pm

HughF wrote:I grabbed one! £35 + £9 P&P, to ship Tuesday, arrive Wednesday/Thursday. Their phone number is 01869 321 209 in case anyone else is interested.

Many thanks CakeBoy,

Hugh


Excellent. Well done Hugh! I didn't think to ask if they would deliver and had visions of a number of trips to the Post Office with rather large boxes :D
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Postby HughF » Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:29 pm

Thanks. I tried Steve's helpful suggestion of using the smaller eSantos jug on the larger eSantos base today - it proved that the smaller jug was duff, not its base. As all wires look intact in the bottom of the jug and the multimeter agrees, it's probably the soldered-in white blocky gizmo that's broken so it's a loser. Just as well you posted...

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Postby CakeBoy » Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:54 pm

Well it's near Christmas so Murphy's Law states that everyones' household appliances will start to fail during the expensive run up to the festive season. Our tumble dryer passed on today and I expect various other items to follow it like lemmings on a cliff edge :roll:
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Postby Walter » Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:41 pm

*bump*

I just got a Cona pot and have read the instructions that came with it as well as Tom's tipsheet at SMs. I think I figured how it works, but what irritates me some is the remark

Never allow the coffee maker to infuse for any length of time as this could result in the bowl collapsing

I may be a little dense here, but could anyone pls elaborate what to make of that sentence?
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Postby bruceb » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:16 pm

This means you put it on a shelf and look at it. It's a nice decoration. Image

Sorry, I'm being silly, but the sentence sounds to me like something got lost in the translation.
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Postby AlanP » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:50 pm

Obviously a typo.
Should read 'bowel' not 'bowl'
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Postby Gouezeri » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:54 pm

AlanP wrote:Obviously a typo.
Should read 'bowel' not 'bowl'
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Now you're just being irritable :P
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Postby Bertie_Doe » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:39 pm

Walter wrote
Never allow the coffee maker to infuse for any length of time as this could result in the bowl collapsing

Someone has a sence of humour. Obviously a partial vacuum is created in the lower bowl, but never enough to collapse it.
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Postby Walter » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:58 pm

bruceb wrote:This means you put it on a shelf and look at it. It's a nice decoration. Image

Well, it might end up just as that. :lol:

Sorry, I'm being silly, but the sentence sounds to me like something got lost in the translation.

Hmmmm ... the sentence is from the original instruction sheet that came with it from Cona Ltd UK (in English, of course), hence I'm not sure it has been translated at all. And as the sentence is printed in bold typeface I was assuming it might be of importance...
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Postby quink » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:56 am

I wouldnt worry too much, in normal use it will probably never happen. It was probably put in as a "get out" if someone breaks one in use.
But from the way its worded, its not the boiling stage that I think they mean. the vacuum only comes in to play after the cona has been removed from the heat, until that point there's a larger pressure inside than out, hence the movement of water. The more air that bubbles out after the water the larger the vacuum will be, as long as it doesn't clog I wouldn't worry about it. Just enjoy it.
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