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Muushka
01-18-2011, 09:22 AM
Just wondering if anyone leaves it on all the time. I also unplug mine after the coffee is made because even in the off (and still plugged in) position it uses a bit of electricity. And when in the 'ready to brew' state, it uses a lot of electricity. Frugal? Cheap? Just want to save some electricity!:goodvibes

HeatherC
01-18-2011, 09:24 AM
I leave mine plugged in but off. I would think leaving it on would burn out the parts quicker.

Muushka
01-18-2011, 09:29 AM
Yes, I agree. I was asking because when I was in the market for one, I started talking to a couple who had my model that I eventually got (B60). They loved the blue light that shines on the water, and they said it makes a really cool night light. Then when I bought it, I realized that in order to have that really cool night light, you had to constantly keep the water hot! A very expensive night light!

Vijoge
01-18-2011, 09:34 AM
I like the blue light, too! My Keurig has been on constantly for the past 14 months. Well, almost. ..I unplugged it once to take it on vacation with me.

momto2inKC
01-18-2011, 09:37 AM
We have a *very small kitchen with a small amount of counter top space. Ours gets unplugged and put up on a shelf when we're done with it for the morning. Even if it was left out, we'd probably still unplug it when we were done. We don't keep any of our small appliances plugged in when not in use.

ckmommy
01-18-2011, 09:39 AM
I got mine for Christmas and I have not turned it off. I like my blue light. I actually did not know you were supposed to urn it off. I have not seen an off button???

Muushka
01-18-2011, 09:44 AM
I like the blue light, too! My Keurig has been on constantly for the past 14 months. Well, almost. ..I unplugged it once to take it on vacation with me.

Like I said, a very expensive night light. Do you realize that you are keeping water hot for that night light?
What ever floats your boat!:goodvibes

I got mine for Christmas and I have not turned it off. I like my blue light. I actually did not know you were supposed to urn it off. I have not seen an off button???

Yes, I like the blue light too, but I am too cheap to keep that puppy hot for it! There is a power button right above the little screen that tells what stage the coffee is at.

I don't know if you are supposed to turn it off, but as HeatherC mentioned, it would probably burn out faster.

HM
01-18-2011, 09:52 AM
We unplug it (and other appliances) when not in use.

dakcp2001
01-18-2011, 09:55 AM
Mine automatically shuts off after I think 30 minutes? I had to set the auto off, but it was so long ago I dont remember how I did it. I have had a house fire in my past (electrical issue in the wall) but now all my appliances are auto shut off. Cant be too careful!

amylynne01
01-18-2011, 10:18 AM
We unplug ours after using it so we save a little on electricity. Same thing with the toaster, KitchenAid, etc.

Vijoge
01-18-2011, 10:19 AM
Like I said, a very expensive night light. Do you realize that you are keeping water hot for that night light?
What ever floats your boat!:goodvibes

Yeah, I know. I looked it up once. The cost was about 8 cents a day.

Muushka
01-18-2011, 10:23 AM
Yeah, I know. I looked it up once. The cost was about 8 cents a day.

Really? I always just look at the wattage (bought a Kill-A-Watt and it measures the electricity used) but I don't calculate the actual cost. I guess all the 8 cents can add up, but that blue light is pretty cool!

Kies99
01-18-2011, 10:30 AM
Mine has a timer so I just set it to wake up for me so I don't have to wait.

dex08
01-18-2011, 10:42 AM
Mine has a timer so I just set it to wake up for me so I don't have to wait.

Ditto. We leave ours plugged in because we like it to turn on automatically in the morning before we get up.

figment3258
01-18-2011, 10:47 AM
I leave mine plugged in but not on unless are using it.

DisneyForLife
01-18-2011, 11:08 AM
I leave mine on all day but shut it down for the night.

I also think I read in the directions that Keurig recommends keeping it on all the time.

girlieeee
01-18-2011, 11:19 AM
My husband turns it on in the morning and I only turn it off if I am going out or at night. Sometimes if I think I won't be having any coffee for a period of time I will turn it off during the day too.

robinb
01-18-2011, 11:42 AM
I have a Bunn coffee maker which keep the water hot as long as it is on. I put it on a timer so it turns on about 30 minutes before I usually wake up so the water is heated by the time I need it and it turns off a couple hours later (for the weekends).

ETA: My Bunn pulls 50 watts so it would be like leaving a 50 watt lightbulb on 24/7.

MEM
01-18-2011, 11:53 AM
We keep ours on 24/7. I would be concerned that the water in the reservoir might harbor bacteria if not kept hot.

njsweetP
01-18-2011, 11:57 AM
We keep ours on 24/7. I would be concerned that the water in the reservoir might harbor bacteria if not kept hot.

This is a good point. I actually had to clean out the water holder this past
weekend because there was a nice green film along the inside of the container:scared1: I have it set to automatically turn on 15 minutes before I get
up and to automatically go off about an hour later. Should I keep it on all the time? The water in the holder isn't hot though, just room temp. It's the
water inside the machine that stays hot.

Has anyone experienced bacteria in their water holder?

smitette
01-18-2011, 12:05 PM
I got the B70 November of 2010. They had to send me another because mine was shorting us on the water in cups, anyway, it is the best thing that we have bought! My hubby drinks decaf and I love leaded! This waywe both get what we want and the kinds of tea, coffee, hot chocolate choices is endless....As far as keeping it on all day, I have the timer set to come on at 7:15 AM and off at 10:15.

Disnydad
01-18-2011, 12:17 PM
Ours is programed to turn on at 5:45 AM and shut off at 3 PM. But I usually shut it off manually when leaving for work.

Diabolicdesire
01-18-2011, 02:16 PM
I have a Bunn coffee maker which keep the water hot as long as it is on. I put it on a timer so it turns on about 30 minutes before I usually wake up so the water is heated by the time I need it and it turns off a couple hours later (for the weekends).

ETA: My Bunn pulls 50 watts so it would be like leaving a 50 watt lightbulb on 24/7.


Never realized the Bunn used thy much power. Mine just died and I replaced with a Keurig. I can't wait to see if it effects my bill :)

Judique
01-18-2011, 02:32 PM
This is a good point. I actually had to clean out the water holder this past
weekend because there was a nice green film along the inside of the container:scared1: I have it set to automatically turn on 15 minutes before I get
up and to automatically go off about an hour later. Should I keep it on all the time? The water in the holder isn't hot though, just room temp. It's the
water inside the machine that stays hot.

Has anyone experienced bacteria in their water holder?


No.

But green sounds more like algae. How long did it take to get like this?

I'm a new keurig owner and still learning.

I'm probably defeating the purpose of the machine, but I run a cup of just plain water and then dispose of it. Then, I make my coffee. (I have time because I've been on vacation and don't go back to work until next week.)