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Do you leave your Keurig on all the time?

Postby NewDaddy » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:37 pm

I read in the owners manual that the maufacturer recomends leaving the unit on all the time. Does anyone do this? I only drink a cup from home once in the morning...seems silly to leave it on all the time for just one cup. Is on - off - on - off bad for the machine? Heating elements?
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Postby jar » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:28 pm

Yup, been on for several years now.
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Postby ASFx » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:52 pm

Nope I don't leave it on. It heats up in such a short amount of time that i'd rather just save the power and turn it off after i'm done using it.
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Postby VydorScope » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:34 am

My B40 turns itself off after a while, not sure how long... maybe 2 hours? So no. But its on most of the day since I drink all day :)
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Postby DellRio811 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:17 am

I turn my Breville on before breakfast and turn it off after my last breakfast cup. Later, before dinner, it goes back on. It goes off after my last cup.
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Postby starryeyes » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:12 am

I alternate my Keurig with my Bunn. On the day I use the Keurig it stays on until I go to bed at night. My Bunn will automatically turn itself off I believe after 6 hours of non use.
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Postby JaxFLBear » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:50 am

Always on.
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Postby agentfive » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:58 am

We do the 3 hour window timer auto off in the morning from 7-10am. Then later in the day I may do another cup - but given we have 10 different machines in the test kitchen I tend to play the field and try other stuff throughout the day.

I do like the new standby mode on the Tassimo T65 - as it doesn't seem to be drawing much juice at all but comes back right away to make a cup of coffee.
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Postby taltos » Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:08 am

I turn it off after the breakfast period is done and turn it on during the day if I want some coffee or tea. I would leave it on all the time but until I redo our kitchen the coffee machines are on the same circuit as the microwave and only one high draw appliance can be turned on at a time.
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Postby DellRio811 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:06 am

The main reason I do not keep mine on all day is to reduce electric power usage. But I nave been thinking that once the internal boiler is brought up to temp it probably draws very little to maintain the temp. I thought I read somewhere it's about the same as a 60 watt light bulb.

Probably the only time it draws the 1500 watts is when first turned on and after it refills following a cup of coffer/tea.

By my turning it off between breakfast and dinner probably saves me little, if anything, since each time I turn it on it kicks in with the 1500 watts. Also, if it is just sitting there maintaining temp, it should not cause a problem if other high draw appliances are trurned on.

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