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Below are some pointers to help you decide if under counter coffee maker is for you.
1. The measurement
Even before going into more details, the very first thing that you would need to have would definitely be a cabinet or counter top to 'hide' this coffee maker.
The next thing would be the 'fit in' measurement. Remember that more is better than less. Having more allowance for your under counter coffee maker allows you to even make provision for wiring, making it neater and really hiding the whole machine under the counter.
If the space is just right or lesser, other than loosely screwed, it poses as a danger with part of the coffee maker sticking out.
2. The Safety
With housing price soaring, and houses getting smaller. Many things are tuck away, this includes wiring, water piping, heating facilities and of course gas pipe.
The important thing to note is fixing an under counter coffee maker should in no way compromise the ability to reach any of the above. Other than usual maintenance that needs to be done, safety might also be compromise, i.e. fixing an electrical device near to a gas pipe
**Do not fix the coffee maker near to a switch breaker, as this is a common gadget that is required to reset your power supply.
3. The fitting
Should you do a DIY or should you get some professional to do it. While it seems simple enough, all appliances comes with some degree of risk.
If this is the first time you are doing it. Ensure that all the safety aspects have been covered, i.e. there are no wiring, gas piping nearby.
Too complicated to own one unit? Nay, all this can be done for a small fees for professional to install it for you, if your handy work is sloppish, do get the professional.
Some simple instructions, if you feel like being a handy-man...
4. The allowance
In the quest to tug the coffee machine into a corner, this is often missed. The allowance for you to change, brew and take out the carafe.
Other than ensuring that the cabinet or counter measurement is enough for your choice of under counter coffee maker, the area around the counter should be enough for normal coffee brewing activities, i.e. putting in the ground, pouring the water, taking out the carafe etc.
Drinking coffee is an experience, and under counter coffee machine is supposed to save space and allow you to enjoy coffee with the minimal space outlay.
However, squeezing one such machine into a tight corner and making coffee brewing difficult simply does not add up to good coffee experience.
You are looking at this, because you are looking for a coffee maker and are hard up for space, and you think this might be solution for you. However, do note that the above pointers should be met to achieve great coffee experience.
If not, there are always other coffee makers, and solution that can cater to your situation.
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