09-14-2008, 05:56 PM
Good evening gents. I thought I would pass along some interesting information I discovered quite by accident yesterday. The wife and I have used Bunnomatic home coffee makers since we were married nearly 15 years ago. To be honest, they are the best home coffee makers I have ever used. Period. The first one lasted ten years. It was given to us as a wedding gift from my parents. At that time you could pick one up at Wallly World for about $36. Dirt cheap given its performance. When it finally gave up the ghost five years ago, we promptly went looking for a replacement. Imagine my surprise when I found they'd tripled in price! Anywhere from $99-115 depending on store. I guess Bunn figured out they had something good there.:wink: So we figured it was worth the price since we had gotten such great value from the first one. We were not disappointed. Till yesterday. It gave up on us without a whimper. Hmmm. Five years for a $100 appliance did not make me too happy. I went to Bunn's site to find a contact number so I could chat with them about parts. I found only a reference to a service center and its 800 number. Out of luck I thought. Oh well, another hundred was about to be spent. Then I noticed a recall notice for certain Bunn coffee makers. I went to the link and found that our model is indeed part of the recall. So I register our appliance and find a link to a page that offers a part to fix it or an offer to exchange it for about half price. I took the latter option. I don't know if our problem is related to the recall or not but Bunn was fine doing the exchange so I said YES. Anyroad, if you have one of these machines, it may be worth going to Bunn's site and checking it out. It worked out for us but I do wish we'd have gotten just a bit more life out of it.