Finally the new coffee pot is up and working. Of course, the color is not exactly a standard amber. Perhaps I should have waited the three weeks for the clear to get back in stock. The phone sales person made a good point though in saying that after a few months an "amber" plastic pot would look better than a discolored clear one. Glenda, my wife, claims the color is more orange than amber, but all I care about is the coffee. After all its a coffee pot not wall paper.
I found this one on sale at Herrington for $109.95 which is a lot more than the Black & Decker one that we had. It does seem slightly better than the previous Bodum model which we used a year or so ago until it broke. It is much easier to remove the upper part where the vacuum is created and the coffee boils. Perhaps I'll make a Quicktime movie of the process some day.
I'm glad to be back to my coffee routine though I guess I had come close to mastering the Bunn pot by the time the new Bodum got here.
Now I'll just go stock up on Dunkin Donuts coffee and I'll be set for nice morning reading.
If you can put up with the hassle of making coffee this way, I doubt you will be satisfied with a regular automatic coffee pot if you ever taste coffee made the vacuum way. Of course it helps to like gadgets.