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Old 02-18-2021, 04:07 PM   #1
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Any recommendations? With my previous 17B inverter I was able to use my Kuerig single serve coffee maker but with my 2020 21c the inverter has changed and it won't brew the coffee. Anyone with a newer Escape with GP-ISW1500-12 inverter that has any recommendations for a k cup coffee maker that will works with the inverter would be appreciated. I hate to buy one and find out it doesn't work with the inverter. The one I'm looking at is Hamilton Beach 49979 FlexBrew and it uses 1050 watts. My old one that doesn't work uses 1450 watts. It seems all Kuerigs use about 1400 to 1500 watts. Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-18-2021, 08:43 PM   #2
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Any recommendations? With my previous 17B inverter I was able to use my Kuerig single serve coffee maker but with my 2020 21c the inverter has changed and it won't brew the coffee. Anyone with a newer Escape with GP-ISW1500-12 inverter that has any recommendations for a k cup coffee maker that will works with the inverter would be appreciated. I hate to buy one and find out it doesn't work with the inverter. The one I'm looking at is Hamilton Beach 49979 FlexBrew and it uses 1050 watts. My old one that doesn't work uses 1450 watts. It seems all Kuerigs use about 1400 to 1500 watts. Thanks in advance!
Good coffee flavor extraction requires water temps in the 195į to 205į F range. It would seem that lower wattage would result in lower water temperatures or longer brew times.

That being said, I do not know any coffee fanatics who think the taste of coffee from Kcups is “worth writing home about.” However, in the small space of an Escape trailer the Keurig is convenient. I used to use a top notch drip coffee maker and ground fresh beans to make a pot of coffee every morning. Then I had to dump the grounds, rinse the filter basket, the carafe when empty, etc., and store a lot of coffee making equipment when traveling, not to mention the counter space it occupied. I now use a mini-Keurig to eliminate all the negatives mentioned above.

So I would ask, what are the symptoms that occur when you try to run the Keurig? The 1500 watt inverter should be able to power a 1450 watt Keurig, although it is not ideal to operate that close to full capacity. Most inverters will surge higher than their rating, but a coffee maker is constant wattage, heating elements do not require a power surge to start. Most inverters will shut down if battery voltage is inadequate. Is you battery (or batteries) fully charged? Has ETI changed the brand or just the model of inverter from what they were installing when your previous trailer was built? And have you called the inverter manufacturer to ask why their 1500 watt inverter won’t supply 1450 watts? I would make some inquiries before buying a new single serve coffee maker; the problem might not be the Keurig.
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I use this thing that is a hybrid of a Keurig and a French press. Boil the water pour in, plunge through the K-cup. So no electricity needed and easy cleanup.
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With Keurigs being so ubiquitous nowadays, surely you will get some owners with direct experience to answer your question specifically. If you don't arrive at a solution, though, consider an Aeropress; you just have to heat the water yourself and pour it in, and rinse clean after plunging.
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I usually use a French press but you have to deal with grounds and cleanup. I bought one of these which I havenít traveled with yet but it uses K cups and works pretty well if you take your time and go slow. No cleanup though
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I boil water on the stove, in a kettle, climb out of bed to shut off the smoke alarm because I neglected to open the range hood vent. I pour the water through a Melita filter holder with already ground coffee from a can. It drips into a thermos. Drink the coffee and pick up the filter, with the grounds in it, and toss into the trash.

You can buy one, four or eight cup filter holders. I splurged and bought a combo filter holder and thermos. Makes enough that wife and I each get two cups.
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I boil water on the stove, in a kettle, climb out of bed to shut off the smoke alarm because I neglected to open the range hood vent. I pour the water through a Melita filter holder with already ground coffee from a can. It drips into a thermos. Drink the coffee and pick up the filter, with the grounds in it, and toss into the trash.

You can buy one, four or eight cup filter holders. I splurged and bought a combo filter holder and thermos. Makes enough that wife and I each get two cups.
This is the same Milita system we've been using in the past few campers. Works great and makes great coffee!

Before bed I fill the kettle full of water, rinse yesterdays coffee out of the pot, and put the filter holder on with a fresh filter. In the morning just turn the gas on the kettle and put coffee in the filter. Five minutes later I'm pouring boiling water on the grounds and in two more minutes throwing the filter away and enjoying great coffee. No electricity, and no fancy K-cups, but better tasting coffee. TETO!

If we're leaving the campground Terry has the pot in the truck so we can have coffee down the road. The coffee stays hot for 3-4 more hours.

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Any recommendations? With my previous 17B inverter I was able to use my Kuerig single serve coffee maker but with my 2020 21c the inverter has changed and it won't brew the coffee. Anyone with a newer Escape with GP-ISW1500-12 inverter that has any recommendations for a k cup coffee maker that will works with the inverter would be appreciated. I hate to buy one and find out it doesn't work with the inverter. The one I'm looking at is Hamilton Beach 49979 FlexBrew and it uses 1050 watts. My old one that doesn't work uses 1450 watts. It seems all Kuerigs use about 1400 to 1500 watts. Thanks in advance!
Your inverter should be able to operate the Kuerig single serve coffee maker. If the issue is that the inverter is shutting down due to low voltage, it may be the 200 amp fuse / battery cables to the inverter that is the problem.

I had the same issue with running my microwave - on high power, the inverter would trip on low voltage with the batteries at full charge. After measuring the voltage drops from the battery to the inverter, I found that the 200 amp fuse had loose rivets causing most of the voltage drop so I replaced it with a fuse holder and a new fuse. At the same time, the 2 AWG cables had significant voltage drop across the hammer crimps and cable so I replaced them too.

Now I can run the inverter to max load without tripping - much better! This may be something you should look at on your trailer as well.

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I usually use a French press but you have to deal with grounds and cleanup. I bought one of these which I havenít traveled with yet but it uses K cups and works pretty well if you take your time and go slow. No cleanup though
I too use the MyJo Kuerig, I am not that particular with coffee (I like it fresh) but this gadget works great for my needs.
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I've been eyeing this... only 800 watts.
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We make it simple. We donít drink coffee We will probably die young!
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We just keep it simple old fashion
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We make it simple. We don’t drink coffee We will probably die young!
I’m not sure I could trust someone who doesn’t drink coffee!!!

Not having coffee would be like dying for me.....
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I carry a 600 watt 5 cup drip coffee maker. It lets me select whole beans & grind my own when I need it. My favorite is Sumatra Mandheling.
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Sorry to break your trust, but we used the money saved to help pay for an upcoming E!9. Does that help?
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Sorry to break your trust, but we used the money saved to help pay for an upcoming E!9. Does that help?
Of course it does. And I would trust you, coffee drinker or not!
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We also carry one of those around if no hookups . Have a small Mr. Coffee from one of the kids if we have hookups and that one has a very sentimental reason as she passed . Pat
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We have an electric boiler that you can set temperature to 205. Then we either use a filter pour over or a French press. We are retired, clean up is not a problem. I don’t like plastic with superheated water. It’s why I also abhor cheap coffee makers. Glass or stainless steel. I have seen Kreiger style pods that aren’t plastic. We also carry a small burr grinder. Coffee is my favorite meal of the day.
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Hi: brroberts... Not drinking coffee in the AM gives me a headache!!! Alf
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Hi: brroberts... Not drinking coffee in the AM gives me a headache!!! Alf
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It's called addiction. Terry gets up shaking with anger in her eyes, so I find life much easier if I greet her with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. In fact, the kettle is heating on the stove right now with the pour over ready to brew the coffee!

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