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Here's a Cure for Coffeemaker Spills December 12 2016

By: Ric Manning On: 12/08/2016  In: ,  No comments
At the company where I worked for many years, there was a coffee maker in the IT area because, you know, nothing gets coded without coffee.

I was a frequent visitor to the coffee station, but I wasn’t allowed to make a fresh pot. I got banned after a couple of disasters that left large puddles of hot java sloshed across the counter top.

I’m apparently not the only person who can’t always effectively move coffee from the brewer to the pot.

A company called Just In Case Deck has developed and patented a device that will capture the coffee overflow from a clogged brewing machine before it becomes a mess.

The Just In Case Deck serves as a platform for an electric coffeemaker. It has a tapered top with open slots that will let any liquid that escapes from the machine drop safely into a collection chamber. The chamber is large enough to capture more than the full contents of a typical 14-cup coffee maker.

The deck keeps spills away from the coffee machine’s electrical components and away from napkins, papers or anything else in the potential puddle zone. The deck will also collect moisture and liquids from other sources such as humidifiers or house plants.

The Just In Case Deck sells for 29.95 at the Just In Case Deck website. You can see the deck in action in the video below and follow the company @JustInCaseDeck on Twitter.


 


Coffee Overflow Solutions January 27 2016

Coffee makers are great, until they overflow!  Not only is this frustrating, some of the messes are large enough to result in extensive damage and possible injury.

                       

Waking up to coffee overflowing onto the kitchen counter, down through the cabinets onto the hardwood floor because you used the automatic start feature is not a great way to start the day. 

 This problem is not isolated to any one manufacturer; all of the major manufactures have had similar complaints.           

In most cases it has been found to not the fault of the manufactures, but rather simply human error, such as by overfilling the coffee bin, using an incorrect filter, not placing the carafe in properly, etc.  

Malfunctions occur at home and at the office at all hours of the day.  Especially in view of many coffee makers are equipped with a programmable start feature and is usually left unattended once the brew button has been pushed.  Whether it is a malfunction of the appliance or human error, there will be messes from time to time.  The next best solution would be to contain the mess safely with easy cleanup. 

The Just-in Case Deck is a specialized platform that sits beneath the Coffee Maker.  When an overflow occurs the liquid is captured.  The Just-in Case Deck holds more than the volume of most coffee makers and is easily carried to a sink to empty.