Glad I waited on an impulse buy

So hubby and I took the boys to the mall yesterday after the football game (WTG Cowboys!! 9 & 1 for the season so far) for some lunch and a walk around.  We had to stop at Sears for hubby to trade in a socket (once again they didn’t have it) so I wandered over to the kitchen stuff.  Yes I did head straight for the coffee makers.  I happen to spot one and it is on sale.  Looking all over the box and at all the other K Cup types and since this Sears is a bit of a mess I can’t make heads nor tails of the prices and don’t want to bend over and crane my head to try and figure out what is what.  Anyway, I digress.  Hubby comes over and I show him my find.  It is an iCoffee Express.  It was $24.99.  I figured that was a good price and really tried to talk him into it but he said to leave it and we would come back to it.  I thought maybe he just didn’t want to walk all over the mall with a bulky box.  I should have known better since we really don’t have the extra money to spend on something we don’t really need.  Perfectly good coffee maker sitting at my brew station.  The other thing we both liked about this one is that it has it’s own filter to use your own coffee vs a K Cup thingy.  Sometimes you just want your own coffee or you might be out of the little cups.

Oh if you head over to their site there are videos to watch with overly eager pitch masters…but still informative.

So this morning when I got up I was still thinking about.  Obsess much?  I decided to do a little sleuthing and find out more on this iCoffee Express.  Went to Amazon.com and did what I usually do and look at the reviews.  Not just the good ones but the bad ones too.  If they are all saying the same thing then I know that that particular gripe is a real issue.  Well it gets a good amount of reviews.  61% of users gave it 5 stars.  And 16% 1 star.  Not bad really.  So for the price, it is on my list.

Later that night we stopped at Walmart to pick up a few items and so I once again wandered *ahem…steered the cart* toward the coffee makers.  Saw another model that hubby was more interested in and it made more sense.  It is a dual type brewer with a 12 cup on one side and a K Cup on the other and you can use a travel mug with it which hubby does every morning.  But after going on Amazon to look at the reviews I don’t think, percentage wise, that it is that good.  36% are 5 star with a bit bigger difference in the 1 star at 28%.  It is the Hamilton Beach 12-Cup 2-Way FlexBrew Coffee Maker.

So with this little bit of information now it’s time to start really looking and hoping to find the right machine for us.  I think it will need to be a dual type.  Makes more sense but then again we already have a drip maker…..hey a thought just popped into my head.  Might just grab my $15 I have saved and head on over to the couple of thrift shops in the area.  Sometimes you find a little treasure still sealed in the box that someone got as a gift and didn’t want.  Always love those finds.  Found my awesome Electric Pressure Cooker that way at a fraction of the cost.

Bottom line is I am glad I waited on that impulse buy.  I think more research is needed to make a good decision that we will both be happy with.  If you have any comments for me or suggestions on which brew system I should look at please write me a comment!

Well I am off to finish getting boys ready for school, then chores then maybe an hour or two on line, then shopping then….wow where did the day go?

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