I was working on my next list of holiday shopping ideas when I stumbled across our favorite beauty on sale: Capresso 465 CoffeeTeam TS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder and Thermal Carafe for $180.57.
This is usually $200+, so anytime I see it go on sale its worth mentioning.
Note that the its the same price as the non thermos version, the Capresso 464.05 CoffeeTeam GS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder. (Oops — that just went on sale for $167.33; it was $180.96 when I started writing this post).
The Capresso has its quirks — you must occasionally clear the grinder feeder (takes a few minutes). On one version, the clock gained 30 minutes a week (Repaired under warranty). But overall, I am mostly delighted with the way it makes coffee. This is a far superior machine to the Cuisnart DGB 550 mentioned a few weeks ago (Then $49; now $69).
FYI: Price drops often proceed new model introductions . . .
UPDATE December 19, 2011 9:02am:
The price keeps flickering back and forth between $180 and $194, and I just figured out why: The $180 (plus $10 shipping) is from Electronics Expo, a company I have had terrible experiences with; they are on my NEVER BUY FROM list.
The $194 price is from Amazon (free shipping), and the price fluctuates basedon who shows up as having it in stock.
I spent the extra tenner on the Amazon purchase and avoided Electronics Expo altogether. (This will be my second at home; the first one is almost 2 years old)