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Old 08-01-2012, 07:24 AM   #1
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Keurig Coffee Maker

Has anyone tried using the Keurig B130 DeskPro coffee maker on their 750w inverter?

The B130 is rated at 700w.

I plan on doing alot of boondocking and don't like the thought of having to use the generator to brew a cup of coffee.

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Good question! I will be carrying a Keurig in my AS.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:08 AM   #3
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Get a stainless French Press and use your propane stove. Makes better coffe than the Keurig.
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Get a stainless French Press and use your propane stove. Makes better coffe than the Keurig.
Not to mention it's much much less expensive and a lot more friendly to the environment!
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We just bought an old percolator with the glass top at Goodwill and use that. Pretty good and easy to use and clean.

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I use a Keurig and French press at home. Too much trouble to deal with the Keurig in the trailer. I use a French press for camping. I have a plastic bodied press so don't have to worry about it breaking.
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I use a Keurig and French press at home. Too much trouble to deal with the Keurig in the trailer. I use a French press for camping. I have a plastic bodied press so don't have to worry about it breaking.
Us too. I like tea and my wife coffee. I boil water in a kettle so we both get what we want.

But I do love the smell of coffee. I bought a bean roaster and roast Beans for my wife, at home and before each trip. Man I love the smell of fresh coffee. U It also covers the smell of four kids in the car, as the smell is strong for a good 5-8 days.
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What hasn't been said here is that any resistance appliance (coffee maker, toaster, hair dryer) run through an inverter will chew into batteries' amp hour capacity pretty fast. And sadly, TVs to... Note that best lead-acid battery lifetime and reasonable amp-hour capacity during that life will occur if you avoid discharging below 45-50%. That's what we hear often enough. I don't have any specific reference on that. Experts?

Airstream has been installing Interstate SRM-24s in trailers. What do you have? Here is Interstate's data on them - Interstate Batteries.

Here is a fair read on amp-hour capacity. The brief Keurig cycle may work to your advantage but I don't think I'd move away from my French press if I was doing a lot of boondocking. And no, rooftop solar wouldn't provide much relief in substantially recharging a lot of amp-hours every day -- not that there is a lot of open surface on top of any Airstream.

Also note the following section in the last link that discusses measuring voltage to determine state of discharge. Measuring individual battery voltage works best if I disconnect the batteries.

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You'll learn a lot more as you experience your actual boondock/plug-in ratio. Burning lights is a no-low when we're boondocking. We use LED lanterns and they last forever.

[on edit: forgot to throw this link in ... Keurig Coffee Makers ]
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Bodum makes several sizes of stainless-steel French presses. They are insulated; and if pre-heated, will keep your second servings relatively warm for about 30-45 minutes. Polished to a bright chrome finish, they compliment most Airstream interiors; however, these are a little pricey.
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Thanks everyone for your responses.

CanoeStream, your post provided more of the kind of info I was looking for.

I've got a Bodum French press. I'm not that impressed with it-but may have to use it when boondocking.

Thanks again for all your responses.
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Not to mention it's much much less expensive and a lot more friendly to the environment!
We love our Keurig. It makes great coffee and tea. We use a K-cup reusable filter. We use way less coffee and don't pour out unused coffee in the pot. It is much cheaper then using the store brought k-cups.

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Hello ... We boondocked for 3 months last winter with our solar panels 350 watts and had no problem with our Keurig mini plus. Love it. Even use the breadmaker.
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Us too. I like tea and my wife coffee. I boil water in a kettle so we both get what we want.

But I do love the smell of coffee. I bought a bean roaster and roast Beans for my wife, at home and before each trip. Man I love the smell of fresh coffee. U It also covers the smell of four kids in the car, as the smell is strong for a good 5-8 days.
The kids smell strong for 5-8 days!? Wow! ;-D
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Us too. I like tea and my wife coffee. I boil water in a kettle so we both get what we want.

But I do love the smell of coffee. I bought a bean roaster and roast Beans for my wife, at home and before each trip. Man I love the smell of fresh coffee. U It also covers the smell of four kids in the car, as the smell is strong for a good 5-8 days.
Yeah, that is pretty funny, Purman. What sort of [home] bean roaster and would you recommend it to others? I'm tired of my drip maker, yet am resisting the Keurig at present (not that I really want to hijack thread, just learn the name of a quality piece of cookware or appliance) as I don't really want another electrical appliance aboard the TT.

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