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Old 01-19-2021, 04:40 AM   #1
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Default Replacement for Contoure Coffee Maker?

We love our 2010 Great Western Van including the under the counter coffee maker. Unfortunately, it has died and Contoure no longer makes them. We would like to have a replacement but can't find anything that fits under the counter in the 11" high by 12" wide by 9.5 inch depth. No one around Tucson, AZ fixes coffee makers any more.Just heating water and pouring it into the coffee basket into the coffee pot sitting in the sink works but replacing the Contoure would work better.
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Old 01-19-2021, 04:28 PM   #2
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The smallest Keurig machine is quite a bit smaller than that and the couple minutes to make a cup of coffee takes very little battery power in our van. Not everyone is a Keurig fan but the small size and fast coffee sold me for the van.
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I agree that Keurig is probably the way to go.

However, if you want to take a shot at repairing your current unit, there is a high probability that the failure is due to an open thermal fuse. All drip coffeemakers have them and they are easy to test with a voltmeter, and easy to replace if you can solder.
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Thanks for the suggestion. We believe the Keurig machine are too wasteful to use so need to find another option.
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Sounds like an excellent idea. I couldn't find a way to open it up but will look again.
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:00 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestion. We believe the Keurig machine are too wasteful to use so need to find another option.
You can buy reusable pods for the Keurig. Add your own ground beans, rinse and reuse. Unless you're boycotting the company as a matter of principle...

But I hope you can figure out how to fix the one you've got; seems like you really like it. I did some searching for built-in coffee makers and didn't see anything comparable. Lots of fancy, high-end stuff.
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we have great results with an old fashioned perculator
with the gas burners it takes 10 or 12 minutes in the morning


k cups are wasteful but convenient


as above it may be an easy fix if you open it up

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I agree that Keurig is probably the way to go.

However, if you want to take a shot at repairing your current unit, there is a high probability that the failure is due to an open thermal fuse. All drip coffeemakers have them and they are easy to test with a voltmeter, and easy to replace if you can solder.
Yes, I would agree with Avante. Probably a thermal fuse has gone bad. I bought a replacement online to fix my Mr. coffee. It worked well. And was not difficult to troubleshoot or to do the job.
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I'm also a big fan of Contoure coffee makers, and I used mine for years in my RV. My son luckily found a pretty great alternative to it, and this under-the-cabinet coffee maker is a lifesaver for us. We're currently using the Keurig K-Mini Plus Coffee Maker, a tiny and compact coffeemaker that is well built and well functioning. What I like about it the most is that it's super easy to set up, and the overall functionality is excellent. You can also choose from a few colors which look nice. If this coffee maker isn't suitable for you, I recommend reading more eon this on specialized websites. I suggest https://www.coffeeinformer.com/dual-coffee-makers/!
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I had the Contoure in my Great West Van. It was the best coffee maker idea at the time but it too went bad and I couldnít find a replacement at the time to fit the space. I like the functionality of our built in under counter Keurig in our ARV that pulls out. They are not wasteful if you use refillable K-cups. In fact you can make just the coffee you need instead of throwing a pot out. Thatís important while traveling. My wife can fill two 12oz traveling thermal mugs in the time it takes for me to fill the tank at a service station.
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Our GWV legend came with the same Keurig setup as Davydd's. I modified it with an automatic water feed that keeps it full, which is very handy, especially when on the road.

We love the Keurig, but it is pretty big and wasteful of space. This time, I am thinking of downgrading to one of the much smaller Keurigs, such as this:



Instead of taking up an entire potential storage bay, it could sit on the counter, or perhaps on a little shelf above it. With the autofill thing, I see no advantage to the larger unit. It does have some fancy timer stuff, but we don't use that stuff.
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Our GWV legend came with the same Keurig setup as Davydd's. I modified it with an automatic water feed that keeps it full, which is very handy, especially when on the road.

We love the Keurig, but it is pretty big and wasteful of space. This time, I am thinking of downgrading to one of the much smaller Keurigs, such as this:



Instead of taking up an entire potential storage bay, it could sit on the counter, or perhaps on a little shelf above it. With the autofill thing, I see no advantage to the larger unit. It does have some fancy timer stuff, but we don't use that stuff.

Hi avanti,

I had a single serve brewer that I liked, but it broke. I should have purchased another, purchased what you posted above instead. If could choose between the two, I would purchase the less expensive one. "I see no advantage to the larger unit." That is the reason. The Kerkig brewer is noticeably larger, yet the smaller one basically does the same thing, same amounts...... Every dimension is less.

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Hi avanti,

I had a single serve brewer that I liked, but it broke. I should have purchased another, purchased what you posted above instead. If could choose between the two, I would purchase the less expensive one. "I see no advantage to the larger unit." That is the reason. The Kerkig brewer is noticeably larger, yet the smaller one basically does the same thing, same amounts...... Every dimension is less.
Hmm.. Those things are bigger than I pictured. I fell for the old selective-viewing-angle trick. Thanks for the link to the smaller one.
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Hmm.. Those things are bigger than I pictured. I fell for the old selective-viewing-angle trick. Thanks for the link to the smaller one.

Thanks avanti (I guess). I now realize that I fell for the trick also and ended up with the Keukig. The the thing in my kitchen at home is Big, In fact, over twice the volume! I did the math.
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