What is the Best Coffee Maker with a Thermal Carafe?

j_garcia

j_garcia

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Glass has a charged surface. That's what allows it acquire a static charge. You can treat glass with what are called siliconizing agents. Treating glass surfaces with one of these agents neutralizes the charged surface. It repels static electricity and water. Water beads up on the treated glass surface, instead of spreading out as a sheet of water. I used to use it when I worked in the lab. Cells and many biomolecules can stick to glass surfaces, but not if the glass has been siliconized.

The closest things commercially available are products sold by Rain-X or Prestone. They're sold to make windshield glass repel water, fog, or ice. I used it when I lived in Alaska and it made scraping ice off a windshield during the winter very easy, before heating the windshield. I was told that the Air Force used something similar on airplane plexiglass canopies and windows.

I don't know if it would work on your glass coffee ground bin, but it's worth a try. Test it first on some expendable glass item.
Not saying it is a problem, the glass is actually much better than a plastic bin. The grind itself creates some of the static and that is transferred into whatever is catching the coffee. Very familiar with Rain-X. If you've ever used it on your cars, you'll feel a bit tingly on your hands, similar to rubbing alcohol. I would think this is something I don't want on my coffee :)
 
Swerd

Swerd

Audioholic Warlord
Not saying it is a problem, the glass is actually much better than a plastic bin. The grind itself creates some of the static and that is transferred into whatever is catching the coffee. Very familiar with Rain-X. If you've ever used it on your cars, you'll feel a bit tingly on your hands, similar to rubbing alcohol. I would think this is something I don't want on my coffee :)
The alcohol (probably isopropanol)) in Rain-X is merely a solvent to let you apply the siliconizing stuff. Once it dries, follow the instructions on the bottle. I'd wash it with soap & water too, just to see if the water does bead up after one application. The alcohol solvent will be gone, and the inert coating on the glass will not come off for a long time.

It's just a suggestion that I've not tried. Suit yourself.
 
Teetertotter?

Teetertotter?

Senior Audioholic
Here is what I know. I use a Keurig 1 cup coffee maker. I buy Tim Hortons Original Blend, medium roast ground coffee, at Target. I have an under the kitchen sink, a cold tap water filter, using a Pentair Carbon Filter Cartridge, TSGAC-10. The filter is designed to reduce Chlorine Taste and Odor and reduce Lime and Scale.

Our Kitchen Cold Tap water is the best tasting, is excellent for cooking, and makes the best tasting coffee. I also use a Thermos SS 10oz cup, for my daily coffee. There's NO metal taste. lol

This is my story and I stand behind it!
 
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