[Homeroast] PINO Problem - Other Brand of Kettle

Gary Raabe themaxman9106 at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 31 20:49:40 CDT 2011

Sam;I love my Zojirushi water boiler. http://www.zojirushi.com/products/cvdsc It is vacuum insulated and uses much less electricity in "keep hot" mode Plus, I have up to 4 liters INSTANTLY available. (I hate to wait for water). It has four setpoints, 175, 195, 208, & 212 degrees that it will keep the water at. It will set you back about $160 though. GaryCincinnati, OH
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From: sam at tregar.com
To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 12:10:00 -0400
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] PINO Problem

The same thing happened to me - the water level gauge kept falling out so I
just removed it.  Not a big deal, when I need to measure for the french
press I just use a measuring cup.
I just emailed PINO about the problem I'm having - maybe they can suggest a
way to fix it.  In case they can't, anybody used another brand of kettle
with a temperature sensor that they like?
On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 6:02 PM, Jeffrey Kelly <jeffrey-kelly at att.net>wrote:
> Sam,
> Sorry to hear about your problem.  My Pino has worked great for about 6
> months, 3-4 uses per day for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, oatmeal.  Only a
> slight cosmetic flaw with the water level gauge, kept falling off so I leave
> it off.  Not a huge issue with me, it operates great without and it is very
> easy to estimate how much water is added by just looking in.
> -JD Kelly
> On Aug 29, 2011, at 1:30 PM, Sam Tregar <sam at tregar.com> wrote:
> > Hey all.  I love my PINO water heater (
> >
> http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/miscellaneous/cupping-supplies/pino-pro-digital-electric-kettle.html
> ).
> > It's great knowing how close to boiling the water is, and I especially
> > appreciate it for green tea prep where getting the right water temp is so
> > critical.
> >
> > My problem is that it only works when the kettle is at a particular angle
> on
> > the base.  Rotate it a bit forward or back and the temp sensor stops
> working
> > (shows 32 all the time), and the size of the place where it works seems
> to
> > decease over time.  This is actually my second PINO - the same thing
> > happened to the first one and eventually it just stopped working
> completely.
> >
> > Is this happening to anyone else?  And does anyone know if I can fix it?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Sam

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