Welcome to the Museum of Todd's Used Coffeepots. Todd is an avid coffee drinker, and this means that he has also gone though a number of coffeepots in his day. While making space in his garage, Todd noticed that he had not thrown out any of his old coffeepots for some strange reason, and thus was born this site.

Cuisinart from CostCo
Status: Retired


Got this machine from CostCo. It was a perfectly fine general purpose coffee-machine. Had it for about a year. Then it just died. Just refused to brew. Should have lasted longer, but otherwise an okay choice.


Cuisinart DCC-450BK
Status: Retired


This little workhorse brewed only a cup or two, thus eliminating ECW (excessive coffee waste). Retired only when demand for morning coffee outpaced what this little bugga could produce.

[Buy it on Amazon now]


Contributed by Jeff Dow

Krups POS
Status: Retired


If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Same goes for this piece of s--t. Touted to produce "Coffee and barista-like cappuccinos for only 29.99" it was more like having your own personal sewage treatment plant... or at least thatís what the cappuccinos tasted like.


Contributed by Jeff Dow

Bialetti Mukka Express Cappuccino Maker
Status: Retired


Another false promise of "instant cappuccinos." Used it once, suffered 3rd degree burns once, threw it against the garage floor once. Would be more suited as an IED I think.

[Buy it on Amazon now]


Contributed by Jeff Dow

Cuisinart Panzer
Status: Retired


Looking like a Nazi pillbox from the beaches of Normandy, this stainless steel juggernaut decimates the competition. Equipped with a timer and coffee gauge, Robert Shaw would have made it to the fuel depot if he'd been driving this puppy.


Contributed by Jeff Dow

Capresso MT500 Model #440
Status: Retired


This is my current coffeepot. I bought this pot because I believe it to solve a number of problems I have been having. First, my last pot's heating element had burnt out. I had been transferring the coffee to a carafe. This has the stainless steel carafe built in, thereby saving time. It also has a stainless steel-lined heating element which greatly reduces the need for decalcifying.

[Buy it on Amazon now]

KitchenAid Pro 12 Coffee Maker
Status: Retired


This was a great coffeepot. For about a year. Then the heating element burnt out. The best thing about this pot was that it made 12 cups, which usually meant that I wasted some coffee, but on those occasions when I wanted that extra cup, I didn't have to make a whole new pot. I used it for another few weeks, making coffee then immediately transferring it to a carafe, but it was a pain in the butt.

[Buy it on Amazon now]

Cuisinart DGB-300 Coffee Bar
Status: Retired


This looked like it was going to be cool. Built-in grinder, so I could have freshly ground coffee in the morning without having to get up to grind. Unfortunately, this was a bad design as the steam from the making of the coffee would gum up the grinder, making cleaning it after almost every pot mandatory, therefore useless to me. Also, the pot did not pour nicely without spilling, although not nearly as bad as the Krups.

Krups Crystal Arome Time Model #458
Status: Retired


I called this the egg. That is what the pot reminded me of. It poured coffee like from an egg as well. I don't think I was able to pour a single cup of coffee without spilling half a cup on the counter. The spout was just really poorly designed and unless you dribbled it out in an extremely slow trickle, it just went everywhere. I only put up with this pot for a few months before I got sick of it.

Krups Novo Espresso Maker
Status: Retired


I rarely use this machine. It works fine, just takes forever to make a cup of espresso and a lot of clean up. Basicly a counter-space waster.

Velox Stovetop Espresso Pot
Status: Retired


I thought this would be a cooler version of the Bialetti. It wasn't. Same issues. I actually got scalded pretty bad with this one.

[Buy it on Amazon now]

Bialetti Stove-Top espresso maker 4 Cup Model
Status: Retired


It was Italian. I thought it would be cool. It wasn't. I could never get the used grounds out of the bowl.

Solis Coffeebean Grinder
Status: In Use


I love this grinder. It grinds the beans perfectly, looks cool and works flawlessly.

Bonjour Carafe
Status: In Use


This is a wonderful carafe. It keeps my coffee warm (providing I have preheated it) for hours and I love the design.

Oh yes, another Todd P. Allaria website!