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Ode to My Melitta Mill and Brew

Updated on August 13, 2015

The Unofficial Melitta Mill and Brew Fan Club

This page was created for hopelessly devoted Melitta Mill and Brew fans. If you landed here, you probably already know that the Mill and Brew Coffee Maker is no longer made. And also if you landed here, you probably have owned and loved at least one Melitta Mill and Brew.

I've owned my Melitta Mill & Brew for about 12 years and thankfully it is still working. I thought for a while I would have to buy a new one, but I was able to find a couple of replacement parts and it's still brewing up perfect cups of coffee every single day.

I've been researching our favorite coffee maker and am filling this page with everything I can find out about it including where you can find parts and also the instruction manual (I found mine!). And PLEASE say hello in the guestbook. We are kindred spirits!

In a Hurry? Want to know the new mill and brew favorite? Here it is...

Since the old Melitta favorite is no longer available...no machine, no parts, no nothing...so here ya go...

THE NEW FAVORITE!!!

BLACK+DECKER CM5000B Mill & Brew 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Built-In Grinder, Black/Stainless Steel
BLACK+DECKER CM5000B Mill & Brew 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Built-In Grinder, Black/Stainless Steel

Devoted fans of the original Melitta Mill and Brew have overwhelmingly chosen this as a replacement coffeemaker. Yes, it mills AND brews your coffee just like the Melitta.

Actual comments, "I found a perfect replacement!...We could not be happier with our purchase...Just like the Melitta...We are going to purchase a 2nd one for backup before it is discontinued."

 

Dear Melitta,

Why did you stop making the

Mill and Brew? It was the

best coffee maker ever made...

and you stopped making it!

My Beloved Melitta Mill and Brew (no longer available) - Grinds your coffee beans and brews the coffee all in one machine

When I chose my Melita Coffee Maker, I never dreamed I was picking out what would be a coffee maker worthy of the Coffee Hall of Fame. Through some research, I've found that there are approximately 3600 ongoing searches per month for this out-of-production coffee maker in the United States alone. Some of these searches are for replacement parts and some are from devoted fans hoping to find a straggler machine available somewhere online (scroll down if this is you).

This whole thing still puzzles me. Competition in any marketplace is tough! Why would a product so well loved, well made and in demand no longer be manufactured? I called Melitta to ask them. What I was told was that this machine is no longer in production and Melitta didn't replace it with another mill and brew. The kind lady I spoke with well aware of the interest in the old mill and brew model but reiterated Melitta would NOT be making this model again.

This makes absolutely no sense to me (and I told them so) since it was so very popular. Why have they not offered another mill and brew? The nice lady I spoke with could only offer replacement parts (scroll down for those too).

What color is your Mill and Brew? - Mine is white

If you own a Melitta Mill and Brew, what color is it?

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Melitta Mill and Brew Replacement Filter Basket
Melitta Mill and Brew Replacement Filter Basket

Where to buy replacement parts for Melitta Mill and Brew

Update: Parts are no longer available

**Update: According to many devoted fans who have attempted to get replacement parts, Melitta is simple sold out. Forever :(. So disregard the following info (but I'll leave it up for those interested).**

I've just learned some WONDERFUL new information for replacing the top lid (large side) and also purchasing the replacement filter basket (pictured here).

For the top lid, (not the little one over the water reservoir, I'm talking about the big one that the latch breaks on) Melitta will send you FREE OF CHARGE a replacement cover/lid. But they only have it in white (who cares?). Call them at 1-888-MELITTA (1-888-635-4882) to get yours FREE!!! They don't even charge shipping.

*See update below about this* The other good news is that you can buy a replacement filter for your machine. These come in and out of availability so call to check stock. They are about $7.00 each + shipping, but you can only order 2 per customer (it's almost like the are black market items :-). It's only the filter, this does not include the cover over the filter, so save your old one of those. Oh, and you can't order them from the website, you have to call 1-888-MELITTA.

Update: A visitor to this page, MH in Utah, has learned that Melitta NO LONGER HAS THE BASKETS (4/30/2012)! Oh nooooo. I remember this happening in the past - they ran out, BUT got more in stock later so I hope that is the case again.

These 2 items might put your Melitta Mill and Brew coffee pot back in business for a while - it did for me! Had to share the new info. OK, carry on.

Instruction Manual Melitta Mill and Brew MEMB1W, MEMB1B, MEMB1WCAN
Instruction Manual Melitta Mill and Brew MEMB1W, MEMB1B, MEMB1WCAN

*More Breaking News - Old Instruction Manual

Don't buy one from eBay - I'm sharing mine!

I've just come across the instruction manual for my Mill and Brew machine (MEMB1W, MEMB1B & MEMB1WCAN). Here's a copy of the front of it. I wanted to offer to send any info from it if any other owners of this machine have lost theirs. The clock and auto set up feature are programmable so instructions may be needed.

I've just added links to scans of the manual here:

Pages 2 & 3

Pages 4 & 5

Pages 6 & 7

Pages 8 & 9

It's in two languages, English and French. There are diagrams of each part of the machine, info on how to set the clock, brewing instructions, programming the mill and programming the timer to make coffee later.

I've seen these for sale at Ebay if you can believe that!

How much did you pay for your machine? - If you don't mind me asking. Here's what I paid for mine...

I'll go ahead and tell you I bought mine on clearance at a Target store in South Carolina. It had been $50 and was on clearance for $25. If I had known what I was about to purchase, I would have bought every single one of them! That was about 9 years ago.

The prices I've listed go up to $200. Yes, these machines (I've found several on ebay - scroll down for listings) do sell for $200 these days. If I had the extra cash, I'd pick one up myself!

What did you pay for your Mill and Brew?

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Fix for Lid of Melitta Coffee Maker
Fix for Lid of Melitta Coffee Maker

Here's an Idea for Fixing the Lid

*If you can't get a replacement*

Here's an idea from Steve who writes, "Hope this inspires more of your "millnbrewers" to keep them running. Its a brass hook and eye with small threaded screws and nuts on the inside. The plastic is very easy to drill. This has held up for over three years with no signs of wear." Thanks Steve!

Melitta Mill and Brew
Melitta Mill and Brew

If you OWN a Melitta Mill and Brew, talk about it here. Go ahead. We are all like minded about our favorite machine. Brag a little. Tell how long you've had your machine. Or sound off about why Melitta should start making them again.

It's Your Turn to Chime In - How long have you had your machine?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My Melitta surprise......My present Melitta Mill & Brew is about to expire,. I was feeling a little upset and started to search for a used on on EBAY when what to my surprise I found a Brand New in Box Melitta Mill & Brew in my storage shed. I purchased it about three years ago and stored it as a backup and forgot about it.. WaHoo.......What a great day for me!!!

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Sweet! It's amazing to see what they are going for on Ebay. I wish I had an extra one sitting around too :-).

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My early days with Melitta were when I was stationed in West Germany (69-71) and my German GF's mother served me the best tasting coffee I had ever had. It was the old porcelain method into a matching Melitta pot including the aluminum and wool cozy. After searching on line, bought one (ebay), but recently found the old MD-1 5 cup!!! s So use that daily. Made in Japan,so if I don't keep it on after brewing, should last!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I LOVE my Mill and Brew! It was on it's last legs and I didn't know what I was going to do. Mill and Brew lovers rejoice!!!! While I was shopping in Walmart yesterday I decided to see what pathetic excuse of a coffee maker they were carring when much to my surprise and delight I came across the Better Homes and Gardens Grind and Brew. Upon inspection it is our wonderful Mill and Brew in a spiffy new housing and with a thermal carafe!!! It's internal parts (grind basket etc.) are all the same. but it has a new facelift and name. Same wonderful cup of coffee! I am so thrilled to share this exciting news with other junkies out there. Go...Shop....Drink!

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you VERY much for this info MarySueM. I had read about the BHG machine from another Mill and Brew owner and had glanced at it at Wal-Mart. I even picked it up off the display shelf at Wal-Mart and looked in at the grinder basket and yes, I have to agree it looks just like the mill and brew on the inside. I have added a picture of it and a link for anyone who wants to learn more about it below.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am stunned. This was the best grind and brew coffeemaker on the market because it was so easy to clean. They could have let us know a year in advance, I might have bought half a dozen of them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Anyone have input on the temperature issue I've read about for the BHG option? I need to replace our beloved Melitta, but I've seen a number of reviews that say the coffee in the BGH doesn't stay hot in the thermal carafe.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Called Melitta yesterday after finding this website, my filter is torn and my grounds are in my coffee. She told me $14 total with shipping for 1 filter. I gladly paid the money. Anything to keep my 8 year old Mill and Brew running.

      I spoke to her for a few minutes to find out why Melitta stopped making the best coffee maker in the world, she just explained that they don't make coffee makers, some other manufacture made them and Melitta put their name on it. She had no idea why they stopped making them. I can't believe that the manufacture (whoever it is) doesn't make thenm again and start selling them.......

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      @anonymous: That's the exact same thing that happened to my filter basket. The screen part was torn and grounds ended up in my coffee.

      I totally agree about the manufacturer. Since the demand is there, it seems like a great opportunity for somebody!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hello!

      I'm posting here in hopes that someone will have an idea what I need to replace/fix/do in order to save my poor Melitta. Lately it seems that there's a problem between the point where the water hits the grinds and where the coffee drips into the pot. Instead of a steady flow, it seems like water is building up in the grind basket and NOT making it's way over to the pot. After a minute or two, 'coffee' starts leaking from below where the basket sits. Once it's make a thorough mess of my kitchen counter, some of the coffee (1/2 to 2/3 of the expected amount) make it's way into the pot where it was supposed to go.

      Anyone have any suggestions for me?

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      puzzlerpaige 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Dave,

      I might be able to help you, unless you've already tried this....

      I had this happen as well. I whacked the mesh basket too hard when discarding some grounds and tore a hole in the mesh part of the grinder basket. Next time I used it, some grounds leaked out of the hole and clogged the pause and serve plunger mechanism which backed up the coffee. If you have the model like I have (see intro photo), you'll see long lock button (labeled with the word PRESS) above the word "Melitta" on the front and there's also one on the back. Press those buttons and lift off that assembly. Remove the basket (if it is not already removed) and run water through that assembly while depressing the pause and pour mechanism to clear out any coffee grounds (it's on a spring). Do this several times and snap it back into place on the machine. Hopefully the coffee will flow correctly. Let us know.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We love our Melitta mill and brew. We've owned two in the past 8 years. This morning my husband accidentally broke the carafe. Any ideas on a replacement model - I can't find any over the Internet.

      Thanks

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      corgimama 5 years ago

      I need a reservoir cover for a MEMB1B - does anyone know where to get one! It's almost an emergency -- and it certainly will be at 7:30 AM tomorrow! Thanks to any and all responses.

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      puzzlerpaige 5 years ago

      @corgimama: Corgimama,

      Look down this page a little at the products from eBay. I see lots of parts come up for auction. If the part you need is the reservoir cover for where you add the water, of course you can still make coffee (thankfully). BUT if you are looking for the basket lid which fits snugly over the grinding basket...oh no! I can see why it is an emergency, since the machine won't run without it! I have seen those frequently at eBay - check below and if you don't see one, click on any product listed from eBay and refine your search in the search box at the top of the page after you click through. Let us know if you find one.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My Melitta Mill & Brew just broke this morning, I bought it in 2007 and just loved it. Apperantly one can order a basket at 18886358882 Melitta Comp. I shall try it tomorrow. It's my cover for the basket that isn't working anymore.

      Thanks for all you Melitta Coffee lovers with the comments and help. :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I had no idea how difficult it would be to find a replacement carafe for my Melitta Mill and Brew! If anyone has a broken machine with a carafe in tact, I would be interested in purchasing it from you... Please email me at looktothecookie09@gmail.com THANKS!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hello, My carafe broke recently as well. If you are able to find a replacement carafe resource, I would appreciate you sharing the location/site/cost. THANKS, Maureen looktothecookie09@gmail.com

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      FYI - Capresso makes a burr grinder one that looks like a decent replacement. I have not had to result to it yet.

      Melitta NEVER made them, they were made under contract by... salton? or something like that. That company quit making them so they no longer exist.

      I am looking for a black carafe, my work one has a crack, sigh.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have the mill & brew, extra wire baskets and lids, but my carafe broke and I CAN'T FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!!! Anyone??????

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      puzzlerpaige 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Beth,

      I'm going to look into this more, but meanwhile take a look at this discussion over at Amazon. I don't have any personal experience with replacing the carafe, but these folks have a good discussion going on about it. If you find something that works, let us know!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just found your awesome site off of an eBay listing for a used Mill and Brew...yes, I am one of the hopelessly devoted who watch and wait patiently, hoping that a NIB unit will appear on eBay for a reasonable price (I can dream). I called the number in the manual, hoping to obtain replacement parts with no luck. In going to Melitta's web site, they have a "ask the president" link, so of course I took the opportunity to do just that in hopes of finding out why they would discontinue such a wonderful and popular machine...I am copying the response below, which actually helped to make some sense of it all and will perhaps one day help me in my therapy sessions to get over the loss of my currently dying Mill 'n Brew machine.:)

      Thank you for your e-mail. I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to contact me.

      Regarding the Mill ËN Brew, I agree this a wonderful coffeemaker and a great value. That said, the coffeemaker business is a tough business as development costs are high, lead times are long, consumer demand is difficult to predict and changes quickly, and retail margins are slim given the pricing pressure from major US retailers.

      Needless to say, we made a decision a number of years ago to focus our efforts on our coffee filter and coffee operations and we closed our coffee maker production facility in Texas. At that time, we signed a licensing arrangement with another company to manufacture and sell Melitta quality units under our brand name.

      Although this relationship worked well for a number of years and produced such successes as the Melitta Mill ËN Brew, the Take 2 (a Consumer Reports Best Buy), and a host of other excellent machines -- this is a tough business as I said. Although our partner enjoyed success with the Melitta line, in the end they had problems in their other small appliance businesses and they ultimately declared bankruptcy and were acquired.

      We are currently working with a new company on a replacement line of coffeemakers which we just posted on our website (www.melitta.com). However, the first groups of products do not contain a Mill & Brew type coffeemaker. While there are no Mill & Brew type machines, we do have a nice lineup of products on the above website. The plant that used to make the item no longer has any parts as they discontinued manufacturing the Mill & Brew about 5 years ago.

      We regret any inconvenience that this has caused and we appreciate your loyalty. We are excited about the new machines; I personally think they will set a new standard for quality and convenience.

      Thank you for your support. I wish I had better news but this is what happened.

      Best Regards,

      Marty

      www.melitta.com

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am on my third Melitta. I am glad I saved the extra baskets and a carafe. My reservior lid did break (the tab that it snaps on). I now use a piece of black electrical tape to hold it down while it grinds and brews. I have Emailed Melitta and told them how disappointed I am that they now longer make them.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am in desperate need ... desperate need of a Melitta Mill and Brew. The footprint is smaller than all others and is the only model that will fit into the appliance garage and I do not have counter space for the big hunker Cuisinart. I have had 2 and again, the sprint in the top that covers the coffee bean component has sprung its final grind. I currently put a weight on the lid to hold it in place so the mill will grind. I never dreamed I would not have my Melitta Mill and Brew.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: My latch broke to. I have a black one and use a piece of black electric tape that holds it down while it grinds and brews. Best bandaid I could find for now.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We're on our second unit - have used the Mill and Brew for over ten years and love it. The big top lid over the coffee reservoir has broke and we will use the info that is posted here to get a new one. Thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is my second. My first was white and the grinder died. For some reason, I knew enough to keep some parts (but I should have stripped it more). We have long lived with the latch being broken and have come up with various means to weight the cover, but nothing works like just standing ther with the hand on it. Scares the hell outa the cat every day, it is so loud. Cannot believe they won't make this anymore. Love it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The latch on the door to the coffee bean basket, in our case, can be held closed by wedging it under our top kitchen cabinet. Someone was foreseeing our need when they made it the exact height to hold the lid closed and trigger the little white button while brewing. Whew!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just bought a Walmart Better Homes & garden mill and brew. The baskets from my Melitta fit the machine. You just have to use the top from the BHG basket. In order to make good coffee, you need to grind the beans twice, otherwise the coffee is too weak. I hit start and when grinding stops (15 seconds) hit, off and start again. It is easy to clean- very simular to the Melitta. The one I got also has a stainless steel carafe was only $79. This is an OK replacement until Melitta hopefully will make the grind and brew again.

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      puzzlerpaige 5 years ago

      @anonymous: That is TOO funny because I did the same thing. But the height of our cabinet was too high and I had to wedge a medicine bottle in between to make up the difference! Seems it is a popular choice - see this photo from a reviewer at Amazon!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We are on our 3rd mill&brew and it's a mix match of black and white. Lucky I kept the old machines for parts! We do have a spare(#4) in the camper that is a 8 cupper(salton) and that is our back-up machine.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've had ours for about 8 years. It's absolutely the best. I've emailed back and forth with the President several times and he said the problem is that they sold to another company that decided to discontinue. I told him it was a BIG mistake!!!! I'm hoping they will wise up and bring it back into production. Maybe we should bombard them with emails!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Here is a note I received from Mart Miller, CEO of Melitta:

      Thank you for your e-mail. I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to contact me.

      Regarding the Mill âN Brew, I agree â this a wonderful coffeemaker â and a great value. That said, the coffeemaker business is a tough business â as development costs are high, lead times are long, consumer demand is difficult to predict and changes quickly, and retail margins are slim given the pricing pressure from major US retailers.

      Needless to say, we made a decision a number of years ago to focus our efforts on our coffee filter and coffee operations â and we closed our coffee maker production facility in Texas. At that time, we signed a licensing arrangement with another company to manufacture and sell Melitta quality units under our brand name.

      Although this relationship worked well for a number of years â and produced such successes as the Melitta Mill âN Brew, the âTake 2â (a Consumer Reports Best Buy), and a host of other excellent machines -- this is a tough business as I said. Although our partner enjoyed success with the Melitta line, in the end they had problems in their other small appliance businesses â and they ultimately declared bankruptcy and were acquired.

      We are currently working with a new company on a replacement line of coffeemakers which we just posted on our website (www.melitta.com). However, the first groups of products do not contain a âMill & Brewâ type coffeemaker. While there are no âMill & Brewâ type machines, we do have a nice lineup of products on the above website. The company that manufactured the item no longer has production of the unit and the rights to the unit are owned by the original company, albeit almost impossible for us to resurrect this itemâ¦

      We regret any inconvenience that this has caused â and we appreciate your loyalty. We are excited about the new machines; I personally think they will set a new standard for quality and convenience.

      Thank you for your support. I wish I had better news â but this is what happened.

      Best Regards,

      Marty

      www.melitta.com

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is the BEST coffee maker I've ever had and like all of you, I'm hearbroken this is no longer available. I'm on my second one and it's working great for NOW. I used my first almost every day and it only lasted a year or two. Tried the Grind and Brew which was HORRIBLE - not enough room for the beans and a huge mess to clean. I'm happy to see there are so many other fans of this machine.

      Thank you for making this site. I see parts on ebay, but I'm sure you all know this..:)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I own 2 of these pots and take one with me at any time that I travel. We have loved it and would replace at any price if you would continue this product. I broke one caraffe this week and that is when I found that it was no longer in production. Please, please, please bring it back. It is the best!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Sweet! Thank you! Per the instructions here I just called Mellita and they are shipping me a new lid for my mill & brew. Free of charge & no shipping!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've had my original since the spring of '03. Bought another used one off of ebay a couple years ago. Am still looking for another to buy; stocking up. I also purchased the model with the weather screen on it.Will be selling this as I don't get the reception for the weather report. EXCELLENT MILL & BREWS

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am having a problem with my Melitta Mill & Brew. I have the Smart model because that was the only one I could find when I bought it a couple years ago. Anyway, I hope somebody can offer some advice on how to fix it. The coffee is overflowing all over the counter, grounds and all. I do not remove the carafe from the burner at all during brewing and this still happens. I suspect that the spout that empties into the carafe might be partially clogged and I've tried to clean it and have also cleaned the machine with the vinegar brews. The basket is filling up and overflowing faster than the spout can empty the brewed coffee into the pot, I think. That's why I'm getting the overflow and the grounds coming out all over? Does anybody have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      LOVE MY MELITTA MXMB1B BUT NOW HAVE A PROBLEM BROKE THE CARAFE,WHERE DO I GET A REPLACEMENT? REASONABILY PRICED? HELLP!!!! AND THANK YOU

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Beth- Have the same problem with a broken carafe,did you find one? Or one we could use in our mill and brew? thanking you inadvance .

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Ever find a replacement carafe? tx jack

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Me too,just yesterday broke the carafe.Did you find one and where? Appreciate your help. tx jack

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Me too,just yesterday broke the carafe.Did you find one and where? Appreciate your help. tx jack

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Find a carafe yet? Mine just broke today.. bummer....thank you, jack Sorry if i have dupicated this note...but desperate...

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      puzzlerpaige 5 years ago

      Hi everyone,

      It's the moderator here and I have the exact same problem now that many of you have. I BROKE my carafe just before Christmas. What a very very sad day.

      Anyway, as a matter of research, I took my beloved Mill and Brew machine to Wal-Mart (yes I did this) and tried EVERY SINGLE replacement carafe on the shelves (probably 6 or 7 styles) to see if any would fit/work and NONE of them did. They were all too wide. So I know personally that none of those fit.

      There was a discussion over at Amazon about a particular Mr. Coffee replacement carafe model fitting, but looks like that model has been replaced and the new model does NOT fit.

      I checked the Melitta website and they offer a "fits almost every single coffee maker replacement carafe" but guess what? It does NOT fit our grind and brews! And the kind lady at Melitta said she had no suggestions except to check eBay. I have a link to eBay down this page a little and *do* see from time to time carafe's come across. Currently I see one for....sit down...$62! No thanks.

      My only other thought is to check some thrift stores for, perhaps, one of those very old Mr. Coffee ESD12 carafes that are said to fit (but no longer available).

      What I have personally been doing in the meantime is this: I have wired the pause and serve mechanism so it stays OPEN. In other words it is wired up tight. I fill my ceramic coffee cup with water, pour it in the reservoir and then place my cup underneath to catch the coffee. I can only make one cup at a time this way, but it is all I can do until I find something else that works. I'm not giving up yet! If anyone finds any carafe that fits, please please please let us know.

      Thanks,

      Paige

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      puzzlerpaige 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Jack,

      See the post above for the information I've gathered. No perfect fixes yet. Let us know if *you* find out anything.

      Thanks,

      Paige

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @puzzlerpaige: tx puzzlemaker quite helpful-Still need a pot...jack

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm so excited to hear so many comments that express my own feelings. I was given a Melitta Mill & Brew as a gift 7 years ago and it has been one of the best gifts I've ever gotten. I am very passionate about my coffee & there are no rivals when it comes to milling & brewing. I have been pleased with Melitta replacing my broken parts (ie filter basket & plastic lid) but recently cracked my 10-cup carafe only to find out there are no alternatives to its replacement. I just talked to a salesman @ Buy.com about a universal carafe but @ there was a note stating it didn't work with a Mill & Brew. Ugh! I'm still using the cracked carafe but it's only a matter of time before she blows!!! Please Melitta, hear our cries! You're the best & no one is even close!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was looking for a working coffee maker at work when I found this white Melitta Mill and Brew shoved in the back of the supply closet. Its missing the basket and the blade but it does have a working lid with the latch on it and a carafe. I would love to trade these parts in for about $30 to buy a cheap working coffee maker so if you want it, leave a post with your email and I will send it to you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Sounds good...How bout $25?, and do we handle this?

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      jerryi 5 years ago

      Hey mypie0819 , if Jack hammond does not get those pieces of that coffee maker I would love to have it. I will give you or Jack 40.00 for the parts

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: mypie0819-Looks like others are interested in your coffee maker parts.I really only need the carafe,so,sell me the carafe, for $10/$15,sell the other person the rest of the coffee maker for parts for $30. That way you can get a better coffee pot for $40...Thoughts?

      Or I'll buy it for $30 keep the pot and sell him the rest..Whatever you decide.tx--Jack

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Sorry for the late reply, busy at work...

      Jack, how about $30 free shipping for the carafe?

      Jerri, I need to know if you want me to ship the whole not-in-working condition coffee maker or if you want just the lid because I can detach that for you and save on shipping?

      I need an email address to send you both pictures of the items before I send them and I do have Paypal for the payments. Or if you know how to send private messages on here I can send you my email. I just don't want my stuff out there as I'm sure you guys don't either. =)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @jerryi: Check my reply to Jack

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      mypie0819,That will be fine.I have Paypal too! Email me pictures at j.h.hammond@hotmail.com

      Thank You

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi Everyone,

      I love love love my Melitta Mill and Brew. I've had it for over 10 years and never want another coffee maker again. Sigh. Today of course being Friday the 13th the first thing I do is break the carafe. Any idea where to get a replacement? Or if there are any other brands that fit?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Look on E-Bay there is one for $35,black...Jack

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      CorySmith 5 years ago

      I've had my Mill and Brew for about 6 years. For 2 years I couldn't use it cuz I broke the carafe. But then I checked the Melitta website and they were selling replacements so we've had it back in action for about a year. I can't imagine any other coffee maker. Everyone loves our coffee and thinks it's the beans but I tell them it's the coffee maker!! I also keep bugging Melitta's president to do what he can to get them back in production!!!!

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      CorySmith 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Tim, I received the EXACT reply from the President. Maybe we need a new tactic.....tell him we don't know ANYONE who buys Melitta coffee makers and he needs to figure out a way to get back the Mill and Brew!!!!

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      CorySmith 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Tim, I received the EXACT reply from the President. Maybe we need a new tactic.....tell him we don't know ANYONE who buys Melitta coffee makers and he needs to figure out a way to get back the Mill and Brew!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hello Nick,

      I just posted my beloved Mill & Brew for sale on Amazon, if you are interested. It's the only one available on that site so it's easy to find. It works great with a new filter/grinder and white top.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I bought the old black mill and brew maybe 8 years ago. It is pretty beat up but it still works. I liked it so much that a few years ago I bought the newer smart model. I still have both and they still work perfectly. On a sadder note though, both carafes have fallen victim to a most horrible end. I have been searching for at least 2 years now to find a suitable fit and as of yet, had no luck. I bought every pot walmart had....no fit. I have also purchased at least 3 "universal" pots that did not fit either. It breaks my heart that I was forced to buy a cuisinart mill and brew because no parts are available for these machines. I remember when I first bought the smart one I thought "Hmm...maybe I should get a replacement pot to be safe....nah I can always get one later." I really wish these would come back in to production, they are incredible machines.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My son gave me my Melitta Mill and Brew about nine years ago. It is the best coffee maker I have ever owned! I can't believe they stopped making them. I used to mill my coffee separately, then mess with the grounds, transferring them into the maker. With the Mill and Brew, being contained in one place, that mess doesn't occur. The carafe is fantastic, too! I love that the coffee stays warm for a long time without that "I've been sitting on a burner for two days" flavor. It keeps the coffee tasting freshly brewed into the next day. The only downfall is the large lid with the locking clasp. I found this site looking for a way to replace it (again.) This will be my second lid. That little plastic lock is a virtual "breaking point" for this pot. Now I am without my beloved pot until the lid arrives. Thanks for being an advocate for this part and having the information on replacement parts.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Barbara, I have the same problem with my lid. I have a heavy metal citrus juicer with a rubber handle that I place on the lid to keep it closed. I bit awkward, but at least I get my morning cup of coffee. I think I will make a bean bag using my pie weights to use until the pot gives out because the juicer has slipped off a few times and sooner or later it will break a floor tile. You don't have to go without your coffee, you just need to think outside the "pot."

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info on the replacement filter basket...had our Melitta since 2002 and used it so much that the buildup of coffee grounds started affecting the taste of my Colombian coffee beans. I was soooo worried that I wouldn't be able to keep our Melitta....until I found your site.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Just goes to show that many corporate decision makers don't have a clue! Another company should just lift the "dead" design and go for it. Has anyone written to Melitta's president who invites input on their website?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @puzzlerpaige: Hi Paige -- just broke my carafe and your note above is very helpful; I saw this Mr Coffee carafe on the Target web site and it looked similar to mine, but I'm not sure. Is this the one that you found doesn't fit?

      http://www.target.com/p/Mr-Coffee-12-Cup-Carafe-Bl...?lnk=sc_qi_detailbutton

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Where can I find a replacement carafe for this coffe maker?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've had my machine as long as I can remember and the latch catch broke ....maybe the first week I owned it. I set the machine up under the wall cabinets so a semi-crushed coke can has kept the cover closed for me for a long time. I am very, VERY careful with the carafe. I found you because I am thinking about replacing the filter (starting to smell like burned coffee) , this site is great. Thanks for your help.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank God that I found this website! I just called Melitta for my free white cover for my black machine and bought a filter ($13.45 now). My latch broke as well but I've been using masking tape to hold it down (swanky!). I was getting ready to spend nearly $200 on a subpar grind & brew replacement machine but now I can continue to use my Melitta until it bursts into flames.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've had mine for 9 years and I would not take a million dollars for it!! I love it and it breaks

      My heart that it is no longer made. I loved it so much I bought my father one. He is by himself

      And did not need a 10 cup pot so he gave it back to me. Yah!!!!! I appreciate the info you have created here. Keep up the great work and here's to great coffee!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you thank you thank you --- I have repaired the basket with opxy putty so many times over the years & have to place a little sand bag ash trey on the top because the tab has been broken for six or seven years --- Now I just called the number shown here and I am promised replacement for both to be delivered to my door in three or four days.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Definatley a love affair, going on almost 7 years now it seems

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Just picked one up at a local thrift store. WOW $20 with 50% off. I have a Cuisinart that has a sticking grinder basket. Tired of yanking on the poor part, saw this and said " let's give it a go". So far easy to work, great coffee and I LOVE the feature of course to fine grind! Now that is a great feature. Next I will print out the manual and I believe I can set it to mill and brew any time.

      This reminds me of my old Toshiba grind & brew. Work coffee horse! I replaced everything till it was unrepairable. I think this will be the same. I look forward to using the timer.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I've had my mill and brew for 8years. The latch on the top cover has broken twice and both times I called melita and they sent me a new one free of charge. Now one of the latches that holds the whole grinder/filter assembly yo the machine has broken. Whish me luck.

      This is a great website!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Where is my mill and brew?? I bought a white one first, then a black one. Now I need a basket. The store has no more!! Why did they quit making such a great product?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Where is my mill and brew?? I bought a white one first, then a black one. Now I need a basket. The store has no more!! Why did they quit making such a great product?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      unfortunately, you will pay between 102 and 190 on eBay, unless you can find one at an estate sale or thrift store. it is a shame .. the new ones do not fit in the "appliance garage" on my counter. When this one gives out I'll probably switch to tea.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      sad they stopped making this model. what a super coffee machine, great coffee all the time.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      HI, ALL

      Got the replacement lid, got the old lid off. Now, how do I remove the brew head from the old lid to reinstall on the new lid. Got the tubing loose, but the head won't budge.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hey everyone, I've decided to try and sell my machine. I can't find a new carafe and I guess it's time to let it go. I have the black Mill and Brew. The latch to the top is broken but I put a little bean bag weight on mine. Otherwise it works great. The basket, grinder, everything is in good shape. If you're interested then send me a note here.

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      CJ7Hokie 5 years ago

      @anonymous: My Melitta Smart Mill and Brew coffee maker stopped working this week. I ahve all of the parts for it including the carafe, basket, and housing. No signs of wear. If you are interested, please let me know and perhaps we can make a deal.

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      CJ7Hokie 5 years ago

      I am selling all of the parts off of my Melitta Smart Mill and Brew coffee maker. The coffee maker stopped working this week, but otherwise everything is there and functions as it should. No need for rubber bands or other creative options to keep the grinder lid closed.

      Please let me know if you are interested.

      Thanks

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      CJ7Hokie 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I have a carafe if you are interested.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We are on our second machine but the latch broke last Friday. Started using tape to keep it shut - tomorrow I'm calling for the lid. Thanks for the website. I also don't understand why they don't make it anymore. Jimmie

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I owned the first Mill and Brew for 5 years, bought parts and a second used machine when the lid stopped latching.

      The first machine melted down with a lot of smoke, when I tried the second it stopped working in a month.

      I purchased the me1msb replacement on ebay, actually I bought 2.

      The replacement had issues with the buttons that I repaired and it worked fine until the weather broadcast was shut down. It still works but no timer operation at this point as the clock is not settable without broadcast signal.

      Melitta should reintroduce the Mill and Brew, I have tried others and all are inferior in design, the ME1MSB was a fail, but original unit was perfect for those of use that like excellent fresh ground coffee with a simple easy to clean machine.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      And I thought I was the only nut job out there who LOVES my Melitta Mill & Brew. I've had several over the years and have patched together the two I have left like much-loved monsters. I hope they live forever! Thanks for this site -- it may help this Dr. Frankenstein stay in business!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Does anyone know of a replacement carafe that works and triggers the spring so that coffee comes out from the heavens above? Mine is still good, but as we all know, glass breaks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Does anybody know of a replacement carafe for the Mill and Brew that triggers the spring above it and allows coffee to flow from the heavens?

      Mine is still good, but as we all know, glass breaks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Have 3 of them and asked my mother to will me hers. I have 2 black mill and brew and 1 smart brew. Pretty upset that I can no longer use the smart brew, for msndirect is no longer therefore I no longer have a clock on that one. It is great for the spare parts and will still brew. This is the best coffee maker ever and have many friends that would love one. (No, will not part with any of mine, call me selfish) I know how much they go for on ebay and if Melitta (black and decker) used their brains they would start making them again.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: go to the thrift stores, I was lucky and found one there. That's about the best you can do unless you pay $50 and up on ebay. urrrgh

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Could someone please post how to get the brew head off the old lid so iI can put the new one on??? Hand and thumb in cast,, so typing iffy. I can get the bottom part disconnected off the machine, but can't get the bloody head out of the lid. Took all four screws out, i am thinking there is a trick or manual dexterity i don't have right now.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My husband has had his Melitta Mill and Brew for at least 9 years, possibly more. The lid latch broke about 4 years ago so I put my wrist weight on top and it and it works great! I think we purchased that one for around $25 at Tuesday Morning. Because he loves it so much I didn't want him to be without one so I recently pick another one up on ebay for a backup ($80 with latch broken but who cares)! It is now safely packed away. Best machine EVER!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My lid has been broken for a long time but I just sewed a long piece of elastic and slipped it on. Works like a charm. I own two of these; a black one and a white one. I am so sad they are no longer in production. I've written Melitta so many times, I'm probably in the category of a stalker.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for the information posted here. I just called Melitta and ordered a replacement lid. Simple and Easy!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have owned my Melitta for 10 years and love it, love it. I had to replace the top lid only one time. I have been looking for a used one just for parts. Melitta no longer sells baskets or other parts. Is there any place other than used to get replacement parts?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      After having 2 cuisinert auto grind coffee makers that broke after a year and was very hard to clean, I bought this one 5 yrs ago....other than the lid not closing..we replace the tape ever few weeks...it's still the best EVER!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      After having 2 cuisinert auto grind coffee makers that broke after a year and was very hard to clean, I bought this one 5 yrs ago....other than the lid not closing..we replace the tape ever few weeks...it's still the best EVER!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @CJ7Hokie: Hello, I am looking for the basket and the lid that covers the basket that holds the coffee beans. Someone was helping us clean up and threw the lid away before I realized it! Please let me know if you still have this available. Thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @CJ7Hokie: If you still have the carafe, what are you asking for it?

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      BPBEN1 5 years ago

      @CJ7Hokie: How much? You can contact me directly at bkalka@yahoo.com

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I own one black and two white machines. I was afraid they would stop making them so I bought more on-line.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: You can buy a new lid with the plastic hook that always breaks off. I keep supergluing the hook back on. ha

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We could not find a replacement carafe for our Melitta Grind & Brew so my husband modified the coffee maker itself so we could use a non-Melitta carafe. He removed the drip-stop mechanism. Now any similar size carafe will work. He bought a 12-cup Mr. Coffee carafe at Goodwill for $4. The coffee maker still grinds, brews and keeps the coffee warm. The only problem is that the coffee will not automatically stop dripping when you remove the carafe. To modify, remove the brew basket holder and pull and wiggle the drip-stop thingy off. There's also a little o-ring that you probably should remove. That's it. Not perfect, but it works.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you very much .... that's a great idea . and I'll be off to a thrift store shortly and will keep my eyes open!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      4/30/12 - called Melitta customer service number indicated above and was told the mesh baskets are no longer available. very disappointing news. Does any body know of another source? (besides used baskets on ebay)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Does anybody know if this replacement carafe is the same dimensions as the OEM?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've had it for about ten years and LOVE it. I can't believe they stopped making them. Thank you for this awesome page! xo

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I broke the carafe...thinking I'm out of luck.

      Any ideas... Is there a Universal one that would fit?

      I still have the top etc the machine works like a dream!

      HELP please.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I understand that Melitta has a "universal carafe" Does anyone know if it will fit the Mill and Brew?

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      puzzlerpaige 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Beatrice,

      This is the million dollar question.

      I called Metlitta and asked them if the universal carafe would fit and they told me NO. But I've also read that it did fit. So maybe an older style was used in the past, but now they don't fit. The only way to know would be to order it and see and honestly I've been tempted to do that because I broke my carafe also.

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      puzzlerpaige 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Every single carafe I have tried won't fit. And the problem isn't the *height*, it is the *width*. I measured the width of the opening of my Melitta at its narrowest point (bottom) and it is 5 3/4 inches. Every replacement carafe I've seen (for any brand at all) is about 6 inches wide and simply will not fit.

      There was talk that a very old version of a Mr. Coffee carafe from ages ago would indeed fit, but it seems that version is no longer made. And the only way to find it would be at a thrift store - so we are all jealous of you!!!!!

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      puzzlerpaige 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Unfortunately no. I see some come across ebay from time to time so that is an idea.

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      puzzlerpaige 5 years ago

      @anonymous: "Asked my mother to will me hers." That cracked me up! Now *that* is a first!

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      puzzlerpaige 5 years ago

      @anonymous: This is the million dollar question. I wish I knew a source.

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      puzzlerpaige 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I did NOT know this. Thank you very much for letting us know. This is very bad news. I'll update this page with the info.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've had my black beauty for around 9 years. Of course, the top lid is broken. Actually works fine if I just hold it down during grinding. I gave up trying to clamp it. It's slowly breaking into pieces. People think I'm nuts when I talk about my coffee maker. My dream is to find a warehouse full of them someday.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      oh please, please reconsider making this coffee pot... my husband and I received the Mill and Brew for a wedding gift and it has by far been the best gift we ever received. We replaced it with a version with a built in weather/clock display 5 years ago, but for some reason this one has started to leak during brewing and we have not been able to figure out how to fix it. We have both tried to research grind and brew coffee pots but have not found ANYTHING that sounds to have the same beloved reviews as this one. We are SO dissappointed. Please bring it back!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It might be nice to try to "tally up" the parts we are needing.

      Reviewing the comments, I find lids, baskets, carafes.

      Maybe if we all got together, Melita might reconsider or at least

      Have a better response?? What do you think?

      I would buy at least 2 carafes, my coffee maker still works like a dream!

      that there are specific parts.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The Melitta site has a "contact the President" form; Marty Miller.

      I sent him this:

      Hi, Mr. Miller

      I am one of the legions of fans of the Mill 'n'Brew.

      Best coffee grinder/maker of its kind that has ever been on the market. Many of us have owned them for years (I personally have bought 2).

      Please see "Ode to my Mill-n-Brew", https://hubpages.com/living/melitta-mill-and-brew

      I/we understand you have no plans to make them anymore.

      Respectfully ask that you reconsider, or make replacement parts available.

      Thank you,

      Mary Davis

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Our beloved mill n brew's heating element bit the dust. 5 years old. Grinder still works, basket and top latch still intact. Carafe in good condition. Anyone need used replacement parts? Please contact.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I'll take it. Send me a contact phone number and/or email address, and we can make the arrangements. bkalka@yahoo.com

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      BPBEN1 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I just sent you a message as a guest and I don't see it! I was too lazy to sign in. So, I signed in.

      I would like to provide a good home for the remnants of your coffee maker. If you send me a phone no. and/or email address, I will make arrangements with you. I'm bkalka@yahoo.com

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I also wrote to Marty Miller. I sure hope it helps. Can't imagine life without my Mill-n-Brew.

      Contact the president...... today

      Marty

      PS

      sorry Mary stole your intro.

      I am one of the legions of fans of the Mill-n-Brew.

      Best coffee grinder/maker of its kind that has ever been on the market. I am on my 3rd Mill-n-Brew. Two originals and the newer Smart Mill-n-brew. I have bought 5 more and given them as gifts to family and friends. My wife is a QVC fanatic and saw a Cuisinart mill and brew on TV. She knew our mill-n-brew is 5 years old and won't last forever so she bought it. I opened up, looked at it, and put it back in the box. Will give it away if I can find THE Melitta Mill-n-Brew. Now I am looking for a replacement and I see there are none.

      Will you ever start making this again?

      Is it manufactured under a different name?

      Where can we get replacement parts?

      Also found this blog in support of the Mill-n-Brew.

      Please see "Ode to my Mill-n-Brew", https://hubpages.com/living/melitta-mill-and-brew

      Thanks

      Harold

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      BPBEN1 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Please get back to me about your mill n brew .... at my personal email address: bkalka@yahoo.com. I posted before but didn't get a reply.

      BEN

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi! Looking for a black carafe for our mill and brew. Machine works perfectly still, but can't find a replacement carafe! If you have one to sell, my husband would be thrilled!

      Karen (krolenick@aol.com)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I ordered the replacement cover for the mill & brew today, and the person told me the company that made the mill & brew went out of business. Most parts are available on Ebay but you never know what you are getting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: There is one for sale on Ebay, Tom.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for this page. Just called and they are sending me the new lid. Great service and great coffee maker.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We have two of these fabulous coffeemakers... one in each of two homes. They are the same age (about 9 I think) and the latches broke in both of them around the same time. It IS the most fabulous coffeemaker ever. All our friends are jealous. I would buy 3 more if they were available again. We also weight the broken lid with a small cutting board that lives near the pot. I like the duct tape idea... will try that.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh, and thank you for this page! It is a great idea.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: A bag of rice works just fine, also. Just push down a little to get it started grinding, and ....voila!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I roll up a small dish towel and hang it over the left side of the lid, careful not to block the vent on the right side of the lid. It just takes a little pressure to hold it down so that the grinder works.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i love my mill and brew. mine is still holding up except for the lid which broke after many years (and right after i bragged on how long it had lasted!). i do have two spare baskets. also, i did talk to the president of melitta who told me that they had sold off their coffee makers because they were not profitable.

      hard, very hard, to believe but that's what he said. then the company they sold the business too stopped making them also but apparently have the patent or the rights to the name. luckily i have two baskets hiding somewhere in my house. and, biggest stroke of luck, i have a practically unused one at my mother's house. she no longer drinks coffee. i don't know what i'll do when i am out of luck - but at age 70 i may make it to the end of the line with a great cup of coffee from my melitta mill and brew. when i mention this to my friends they think i am nuts. what could be so great about a coffee pot?? and i can't suggest that they get one. thanks for providing an outlet for devotees of this product.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      p.s. i forgot to mention that my pot has a stainless steel carafe. true love!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am on my third Melita Mill and Brew Coffee Maker, and still love it. The first two had the broken latch problem, and each lasted perhaps two years. My third and current model is over four years, and, yes, I am very careful with the latch. However I can tell it is aging and the electronics are beginning to get spotty. This coffee maker has consistently provided us daily coffee for many years, and I regret these are no longer being made. My guess, without knowledge is that Melita won't make them any more because they do not lead to more sales of coffee or filters for Melita. That is regrettable, and perhaps true, but it certainly has made "Melita" a name I knew well and respected for their coffee maker, if not their coffee. I would certainly ask and request Melita to bring this product back under their name or another, for it really was engineered well, overall, and enhanced our life consistently with a good hot cup of coffee ready when we got up each morning.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I need a new basket

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes. I would take parts. A basket would be great. I have mine taped with duct tape where the mesh has separated from the frame. Haven't noticed a problem in my coffee taste, so I just redo it every few months. Using a bean bag to keep lid closed for grinding! Email me at pwolfra@ hotmail.com. Thanks, Priscilla

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We just had our lid break, and I had to make coffee .......

      We love our mill and brew its our 3rd, now that it's broken I guess I'll be using

      a rubber band to hold the lid down to outer basket , now I'll be doing that for a while as . We have had this one for about 8 years.. The other one for a lot longer but it's up north where we're heading for a vacation

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      On my third Mill and Brew, this one just purchased use from Ebay and found to have no device on lid that engages with the little white button that turns device on. Any ideas?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I too am a believer in the Mill & Brew, having owned a black one for some 10 years. There is none better. Thanks to this blog which is amazing for us M&B lovers, I called Melitta today and ordered the big lid (over the basket one),. Only in white now, but glad to have what is now my 5th lid repacement. they were very courteous and the lids ( they were glad to send me 2 so I have a spare) are sent at no charge. That's standing by your product.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I loved my Mill & Brew. Now I'm a man in constant sorrow. I destroyed my Militta Mill & Brew when I was unable to close the lid all the way. I have a anger problem when things malfunction. My only hope now is Militta will start making them again.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: where did you find the stainless carafe? davidb3@comcast.net

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The latch also broke on my mill & brew, and I have been using clear plastic packing tape to hold it down--does the job.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Aagh! One of the screen panels on our filter basket has ripped! Coffee grounds are now draining voluminously into the carafe. I looked on here to see if anyone else has reported a similar catastrophe (and solution) but no luck. I may try duct tape. I'll call Melita in the morning (I see below the report that baskets were no longer available at on e point in April, but I'm hoping against hope that they are available again.)

      Btw, in lieu of Mill & Brewed coffee this morning, we whipped out our French press -- that's good coffee , too! But still, wWe have enjoyed our Mill & Brew for more than 8 years, and we can't imagine life with out it. (The latch on the large lid broke about six years ago but we just found a perfectly -sized and -fitted rock to hold the thing closed. The happiest of happy endings will be if I call Melita on Monday and they end up sending me both the filter basket AND the large lid.)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: HI All

      I also called Mellita about the machine. Seems that they didn't make it, another company made it for them and that company went out of business...so that is the story. As many of you know, the carafes are not available anymore (some entrepenuer on ebay is selling a used one for $40 + $15 shipping, what a deal). BUT...I found that the Mr Coffee PLD12-NP (yes the 12 cup) fits...although snugly, it works fine and you can remove the pot and it won't drip and put it back and resume brewing. Got mine at target for $14 but walmart has them also (a bit cheaper I think but $1 or so). There is essentially NO other carafe that I found that fits (I bought a couple and they didn't fit). The "universal" carafes don't fit for sure. HOpe that helps. Melitta is sending me a free "lid" since I broke the tab on mine, but super-glued it back on..I may paint the white one on the outside if wife complains.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I just contacted Melitta customer service. Here's the update on the status of a couple of the replacement parts.

      1. They are STILL OUT of the replacement filter baskets. They will give you the 800 number of a company (Applica) that might have the baskets but I called this number and learned they do not have the replacement baskets. (All of which makes me very sad.)

      2. They DO STILL have the outer covering lid that flips over the inner lid and filter basket and they still only have it in WHITE.

      I must note that -- upon reading through this site, as well as the customer discussion page at amazon.com, and seeing how many devoted fans there are of this product -- it seems idiotic that Melitta doesn't have this coffee maker back on the market. When I asked their customer service person why the product was pulled, she explained that the subcontractor who made the Mill & Brew for Melitta had gone out of business.

      Well, why not find another subcontractor?!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: We have same problem as Hans. Just spoke with Melitta ---- no more filter baskets. We are soooooo sad!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Water issues! I'm so sad our lovely 9 year old Melitta Mill and Brew just won't brew! The water just sits there in the well and we've tried everything - wish there was a way to get in to see what the deal is.Of course the latch ( just like everyone else) has been broken for years but we got around that...but this? one day coffee next day no go:(

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hey everyone, I made a video on how I fixed my Mill & Brew. Easy and most everyone has this in their house so they can fix it right away. Take a look.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLytFRHKH7M

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Actually Here is a clickable link (I hope)

      My YouTube Video on How to Fix the Melitta Mill & Brew

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I bought mine in Jan. 2006 so I've had it 6 1/2 years. Use it every day. Only problem I've ever had is a small hole in the side of the basket at the bottom which I repaired with duct tape! I actually found this site while looking to see if I could buy a replacement basket so I'll call the number and see if they have any.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh, and the latch did break on the cover some time ago, but it has never affected the brewing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: The cover still closes far enough to activate the interlock so it's not a problem.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info... I need a lid AND a replacement basket. I will cal. I have had mine since December 2004... it works GREAT...the broken latch hasn't affected the process at all...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Perhaps the tubes are built up with calcification from the water. Fill the resivoir with white vinegar and let it run through 3-4 times. It will instantly break the build up down and water will run through like it was new. Of course unless it is the pump. Be sure to run clean water through several times to clear all vinegar residue.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just called Melitta (7/23/12) and they said they DO NOT HAVE FILTER BASKETS ANYMORE. According to the lady i spoke to they are NOT stocking them anymore. That's a bummer! : (

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I have a Melitta Mill & Brew which has been sitting on my shelf for a few years now since I was no longer able to drink coffee. It was only used on weekends and for less than one year. I have run a couple pots of water through it and it seems to work fine. There is a tiny chip in the spout of the carafe but it does not affect the pouring. Is anyone interested in buying? I live in Canada.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I bought mine at a yard sale for $5.00 and it is the best coffee machine I've ever owned. I love it!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We love our Melitta Mill and Brew so much that we have bought 4 over the years. I usually buy another one when I see it and keep it until I need it. very sorry they are not made any longer...what are we going to do?!?!?.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Do you still have the coffee maker?Email me please: bkcap@msn.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I also live in Canada

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Sorry, it is living in sunny California now.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My husband just broke my carraffe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is the sweetest guy and I never get mad at him, but boy was I mad last night! He kept saying he was sorry, but I told him I better be able to find another one or else!! I LOVE this coffee maker. I remember buying it after checking all the wonderful reviews on Amazon. This is by far the best kitchen appliance I own, and I own a kitchen tool for everything!

      ANYWAY....I can't find a replacement carraffe! Anyone out there know where I can get one? Thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had my machine...in black for six years. I am in need of another brewing basket....where can I get this now?? I have replaced it in the past right through the company....any suggestions out there??

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Would love to see Melitta make this again - I'd buy a new one. The coffee is good, it's got a small footprint on the countertop, and it's easy to clean for a machine that grinds. But I need HELP! I need the TOP to the filter basket - I let mine fall into the dishwasher and it melted on the heating coil.

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      ule-notknow 4 years ago

      When the latch on the top cover to the brew basket breaks it's easy to fix.

      1. Break a one-inch piece off the handle of a plastic fork or spoon.

      2. Force it into the crack between the top cover and the water reservoir (the crack opposite from the broken latch - by the hinge of the top).

      This keeps the top from opening over the screen basket during brewing.

      Works perfectly every time.

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      ule-notknow 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You don't have to replace the top lid when the latch breaks. Snap off a piece of the handle of a plastic fork or knife. Force this piece into the crack opposite the broken latch and the water reservoir. This prevents the top from opening over the brew basket. Works perfectly.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow! I didn't realize the machine was so popular! I was clearing out my ktichen and realize I have this machine, but am not much of a coffee drinker so only used it maybe 2-3x. Anyway, I'm going to sell this. If anyone is interested, please email me at christinehmh@hotmail.com :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Wow! I didn't realize the machine was so popular! I was clearing out my ktichen and realize I have this machine, but am not much of a coffee drinker so only used it maybe 2-3x. Anyway, I'm going to sell this. If anyone is interested, please email me at christinehmh@hotmail.com :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: How much are you asking ?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You are absolutely right, Melitta will send you a replacement lid free of charge. My unit is black, but a little spray paint will take care of that white lid. I would rather keep my Melitta than buy a new Cuisinart right now. Thanks for sharing the info.

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      BPBEN1 4 years ago

      I have two brand new Melitta Mill and Brews in their boxes, but not the regular model. These are ME1MSB. These have a weather station built in. I would like $200 each (see EBAY for models MEMB1 that are used). Shipping at my cost. Please get in touch directly at bkalka@yahoo.com

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      Kapoleian 4 years ago

      I had my Melitta for 7 years and got rid of it because of a stupid plastic clip that broke. I replaced with a Cuisinart which I am certain I paid much more for, and was immediately unimpressed. I have been looking forward to the day my Cuisinart stopped working which inevitably it did, and am surprisingly saddened to find Melitta no longer available. I am not particularly overzealous about many things, but I have a pot of coffee every day, and have taken to Starbucks for a single cup. *sigh*

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      bigbooyaw 4 years ago

      I was searching for Melitta parts and found this page! I am so glad I took the time to search the the Internet one more time before trowing out the Melitta Mill and Brew! I just need a lid replacement, and this page had the information I needed to get the new lid!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm going to cry - I just cracked my carafe! Some joker is selling a carafe on eBay for $70! Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: For those interested I have answered my own question, unfortunately the carafe is no longer made, period. The manufacturer that made the pot for Melitta went out of business and sold their stock to Applica (directpartsandproducts.com). Applica no longer sells the carafes, per their customer service, "the carafe is obsolete." After seven years I will now need to buy a new coffeemaker, I will miss my Melitta. Be gentle with your carafe - once it's gone, it's gone!

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      BPBEN1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Note that I reduced my price for the units that I have for sale (new), to $145.

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      bigbooyaw 4 years ago

      Just called and order my top lid. The customer service representative stated the replacement filter is no longer available.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't know how long I had my Melitta Mill and Brew but it was at least six years.I did replace the lid once but it was the best coffee maker I have ever had.

      Now I have a quesinart and hate it. It is a mess to clean and I returned my grind Brew because the burr grind was a mess and hard to clean and use.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I actually spoke with the Mellitta President a few years ago about this machine, he stated that the company had sold the rights to this coffee maker. Everyone knows what a great cup of coffee, ease of maintenance and cleaning etc, he was very kind and even sent a fruit basket to my home. Perhaps one day they will get the rights back and will start making this model again.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Do you still have your coffee maker for sale? I live in Thousand Oaks, CA.

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      BPBEN1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes. Send me your phone no. and we can make arrangements. I'm across the hill in Fillmore. bkalka@yahoo.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My 4 year old grind and brew just started leaking coffee from the bottom while brewing. Bummer! Does anyone know how to fix this issue? If it can't be fixed, I am eyeing a Cuisinart 12 cup grind and brew. Any suggestions?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I had and loved two Melitta Mill and Brews and felt all the pain of the many posted here! Last summer, I came across the Better Homes and Garden grind and brew sold (to my knowledge) only in Walmart and has been almost as great as the Mellita. I don't like the stainless carafe but all of the insides (basket, etc.) are the exact same as the Melitta!!!! Also, and more importantly to me, it uses the same amount of beans (therefore costs the same amount of money) to make a great cup of coffee, whereas the Cuisinart required so many more spoonfuls of beans to get the same taste. Hope you can find this pot and hope it makes you feel a little better about losing your Melitta.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @BPBEN1: Are you selling them on eBay?

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      BPBEN1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: If you are speaking about the complete coffee makers that I am selling (2), please deal directly with me here even though they are on EBAY....just email me directly at bkalka@yahoo.com.

      BEN

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I received my Melitta Mill and Brew as a hand-me-down when my sister bought a Bunn. She had it for untold years and I have had it for five years. I rave about my machine and never want to replace it. However, I need a replacement basket due to a very small tear along the bottom of one side. It works, just get coffee grounds in my cup of coffee. I am going to call the number on the bottom of the machine and see what I can find out about replacing. If I can't replace it then I'll just pour through a small sieve. I won't throw it away. I have a relationship with this coffee maker.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I guarantee you will regret it if you purchase the Cuisinart! The clean up is excruciating! And the quality of the coffee is just mediocre. I loved my Melitta as well, but when it died we moved on to a Krups grind/brew, which makes excellent coffee, but we've had 2 of them, one lasted 3 years, this second one just over a year. They just quit working. I'm now on the hunt again. sigh.

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      BPBEN1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You can buy a brand new Melitta from me, the one with the weather station, in the box with all papers: $145.

      bkalka@yahoo.com

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      BPBEN1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You can buy a brand new Melitta from me, the one with the weather station, in the box with all papers: $145.

      bkalka@yahoo.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just bought a NEW Melitta Mill and Brew coffee maker (white) from someone on Craigslist-Virginia for $15.00!!!!!! There's a nearly new black one on Craigslist-Delaware for $25.00, hurry!!!! Remember to check Craigslist for these coffeemakers before you buy them on eBay for over $100. I can now use my old but working mill and brew for parts.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Melitta just told me they no longer have the filter baskets, and the website for the company she referred me to (directpartsandproducts.com) does not list them either. Wah! My lid broke too so I put a heavy plate on it to brew.

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      fredfredfredfred 4 years ago

      I just bought one (sight unseen) on craigslist and it does not work. It is the insulated version and in beautiful shape. I have not taken it apart yet to find out what is wrong. The clock does not light up. Does anybody know if there is a fusible link or a fuse inside?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We love our coffee maker and wish we could get another....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is the best coffee maker we have ever owned! It still works but the lid to the grinder broke. We have to put a weight on it for it to grind.My sister owns a Cuisinart and I'm not fond of it at all. We are so bummed that Melitta is no longer making this model. :(

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The parts have been replaced; basket, lid to grinder and now the heating element is out. Anyone have a solution to that problem?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a mill and brew in black. It is the glass carafe style. It is missing the lid, coffee basket, and the clip on plastic container that holds the coffee basket. It works perfectley. Was going to ebay it but this seems like a better place to sell it. Someone who loves there coffee maker! Contact me and i will send you a photo!

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      BPBEN1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Please send a photo to bkalka@yahoo.com. And, how much are you seeking?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I use the wide, clear plastic shipping tape to hold it down. It works fine and lasts for a month or so and then I replace

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @fredfredfredfred: Yes there is a fuse in the bottom. You might have to go to an appliance repair place to buy the fuse, it was different from what Home Depot carries. The problem is that some of the screws on the bottom require a small star wrench. Ours had the same problem as yours and the fuse fixed it. Good luck!

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      fredfredfredfred 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you so much. The unit is at my Dad's place. I will pass on the info. Great forum.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Beachcat what is your contact info?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have owned and loved my Mill and Brew for a little over 5 years now and I too am very sad and perplexed that Melitta does not make it any more. mine still works just as well as it did when I bought it, I just need a new filter w/blades part.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i have the carafes and basket grinder i'm selling in ebay. keep checking as i relist the items for 44 dlrs for the pair.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i'm selling the carafe and grinder basket new on ebay for a reasonable price. was able to get a supply of new parts. selling for 44 dlrs for the pair

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just bought one from a thrift store for $5.00. It looks brand new, but no box or instructions. I,m going to plug it in for the first time today... I hope I have all the necessary parts:)

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      puzzlerpaige 4 years ago

      @anonymous: *gasp* That is a super find!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had two the first one the snap lid on top broke this one too Melitta says they only have white to replace it and mine of course is black

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @bigbooyaw: it is in white they contacted me today of course mine is black probably yours also

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @ule-notknow: wow I will try that

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'll sell the basket to u

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: My replacements are black

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: We have had ours for nearly 8 years and it works great, no broken parts. I just wanted to buy a new one and put this one in our trailer. I can't believe they are gone. I, too, am not fond of the Cuisinart my parents own.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I want the basket!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      WE HAVE HAD TWO MILL & BREW COFFEE MAKERS OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS. I WOULD BUY ONE OR MORE IF THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AGAIN. FOR NOW, WE CAN MANAGE WITH PARTS, ESPECIALLY THE BIG LID, THE FILTER AND THE PLASTIC GRINDER CONTAINER THE FILTER SIT INSIDE OF. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSIST IN THIS MATTER BY CREATING THIS SITE. - JEFF & MARCI H.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a Millita Mill & Brew also, I've had mine for 7yrs, with out tax it was $49.95, I've loved it, I to am pissed off that they don't make it anymore, one of the latch's that locks the black plastic basket (that the filter goes into) down has been broke for 3 or 4 years but it still worked fine, and just today (10-17-12) I broke the glass ten cup pot, so like so many others I ask all of you, WHY THE F....K DID THEY STOP MAKING IT, they are dumb asses for not making it anymore.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i'm listing a new carafe and grinder combination on ebay in a few minutes. original. i too love mine. in any event, hope you bid on it. they've been running at about 44-46 for both pieces. new and original

      frank

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      downloaded an instruction manual from (manuals.com) they have a lot of stuff, just enter the model#. best coffee maker ever. I m using tape to keep the lid down right now. found a similar replacement from sears for over $200, are you kidding! hope i can still get parts in canada.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Get the instructions from manuals.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I started about 30 years ago with a Mill and Brew Coffee Maker made by Toshiba. Toshiba stopped making them and, probably, sold its patent to Melita. I have had 3 Toshibas and 4 Melitas. If Melita does not want to make them anymore, I wish they'd release the patent. One, fortunately, is still working. I would love to buy another. It is the best coffee maker ever. Cuisinart, which cannot use the Toshiba/Melita design, has a grind and brew coffeemaker that is cumbersome and impossible to clean. If Melita would assign its patent rights to me, I'd start manufacturing them. I think the problem is that they were never well marketed. Everyone who has ever owned one loves it.

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      BPBEN1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Leah: I have been told that Melitta never owned the patent, or transferred it. If you want to talk to me, perhaps we can put together a business deal and get those patents, and then have them made under our own brand name. Try me on bkalka@yahoo.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had my Mill and Brew for about 5 years. I love it. The lid, of course, has broken, but I use tape or hold it down during the mill cycle. If Melitta didn't own the patent for this, perhaps they were required to stop making it. At any rate, I hope mine holds up and maybe eventually someone will make it again.

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      fredfredfredfred 4 years ago

      @BPBEN1: Active patents have to be on the product or the packaging. There is a good chance they are expired by now, but that is a good place to start your research. Most valuable thing for you to get would be the injection mold tooling; Certainly over 100K in value there not being used.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love my Melita Mill and Brew. This is the second one I have owned...bought it at Target a few years ago. Now, I want another one and can't buy it. Why would they stop making this coffee maker????? Please put this back into production!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm selling my on CraigsList in Las Vegas, brand new in the box, never been used, it was a wedding gift. Look for - New in box coffee maker with built in grinder

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Unfortunately I found this website after I posted my Melitta on Ebay. Was looking for the instructions to include with the coffee maker. As with all the rest posting here the latch is broken but everything else is in great working order!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The $200 Cuisenart Grind and Brew we had lasted less than 2 years and was a leaky mess from the beginning. We ordered our beloved Melitta Mill and Brew from Target online in 2007. For the past year we have put something on the top to hold the lid down, so today I was going to try to order a stainless replacement maker and was dismayed that this product is no longer made. Thank you for this site that brightened my day.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I am interested in your coffee pot!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We've had our Melitta Mill and Brew about six years and have really enjoyed

      its performance and ease of cleaning. If Melitta refuses to make this machine again, why can't another coffee maker copy the design? It would sell like

      hotcakes, we all know that. Let's get on the bandwagon and attempt to interest someone in making a similar product.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: William, do you still have this item. I will buy it from you...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      HELP: We have a Mill and Brew that we've been using for ~ 5 years now. It has performed as discussed below, as the best coffee maker in the world. However, disaster seems to have struck us. On Saturday, I brewed a pot same as the thousands of times before. Except this time it overflowed all over the kitchen. I thought it was an issue with either a dirty filter or the pot not placed properly on the hot plate. The next day it was fine and we thought we averted disaster. That is, until this morning when I entered the kitchen to find a coffee stream flowing across the floor. Has anyone experienced this and if so, what might be the cause. We do have no latches on the side but the top latch works fine still. I'm wondering about the plunger that stops flow when the pot is removed.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love our Melitta, we've had it for about 9 years. I believe we bought it at target. The only one that did the grinding with the brewing. I don't want to go back to the other way. I tape my filter, hope they have more replacements and of course the top latch has broken. But every other way it is perfect (except for the filter). Other brands just don't seem to work as well. Thanks for your site

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      puzzlerpaige 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Tom,

      Sorry for the late reply. Yes, it sounds like the pause and serve plunger may be sticking. I'd remove the assembly (part that holds the filter basket) and take a look at the plunger. Do this by pressing the locking buttons (one on front and one on back) and pulling the assembly out. Run hot water through the assembly and over the plunger and mash it a few times to clean out any grounds that may be caught. The plunger should have about 1/2 inch of movement. Is the plunger spring working properly? I hope this helps. If so...WONDERFUL...you have diverted disaster and your machine will continue to work! Let us know if this helps or if you need a video etc. showing what to do... Thank you for your comment/question. It may help others too.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We have had our Melitta Mill and Brew for at least 9 years and we love it. The little plastic piece that holds the cap to the grinder broke a few years back, but we have sacrificed with a little black duct tape to secure it while grinding. We were thinking that we would treat ourselves to a new one since we are expecting company for the holidays, and so, we were shocked to see it is no longer made. It lasted longer thn our $2000 Samsung refrigerator...let's hope they bring this special coffee maker back!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We have had a Mill and Brew for for 6 or 7 years. I repaired ours after the latch broke by removeing the lid and drilling and tapping it where it broke off, being carefull not to hit the spring below the drill point. I then inserted a nylon screw into the hole. Some adjusting and fileing was needed but this permanently fixed the problem. The screws were purchased at Lowes, 2 in a package for 56 cents.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      cannot live without my pot...please make them again

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Just wanted to say "Yes" this has happened to us, the filter basket with the wire mesh had popped out of it's proper position. You should be able to repair yours with a little TLC.

      Does anyone have an extra Glass Carafe? We need one and I don't want to pay $ 69.00 on Ebay for it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Is the glass carafe still available, if so please send me an email!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: yes, i have the carafe available.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: yes, i have a carafe and basket grinder on ebay far less than 69 dlrs

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I got my first one close to 13 years ago (back when the handle would fill with water when put in the dishwasher). I got my second about 8 yrs ago. Still makes the best coffee though it isn't in the best shape. Luckily, still have my old one when this one finally dies.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've had mine for about 10 years, I'd love a new one just because I brew almost every day, and 10 years it's looking a little ratty! Only the latch broke pretty quickly, but I could care less about that. I bought a $200 cuisinart thinking it would be a big upgrade, and it made a nice pot of hot water for me. Grinds got jammed the first time! BIG design flaw of most grind and brews - Melitta got it right - it can't clog, and can't overflow! I really want the thermal one they made around 2000, I keep looking on ebay....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hey there! What a great little blog. Yes, I came here looking for a replacement lid! I'm in total agreement with BMac. We also bought an expensive Cousin-art when Linens & things went out of business, (the one with the hopper on top) they jacked up the "regular" price to make the sale price more appealing. The amount of beans that machine used for each pot was astronomical & the little door to the basket needed to be cleaned often. Then a few weeks ago the switch or burner failed & filled the kitchen with burning plastic smell! So out came the Melitta again & the little pc. of metal we jam under the upper kitchen cabinet to keep the lid closed. We liked the Grind & brew so much we found one for my father on Overstock, he used a rubber band to keep his broken lid closed. If the Grind & brew was available I would buy another! Unlike the Cousinart I can measure the coffee myself & make it as strong as I like.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am using my beloved coffee maker using a cup to hold down the lid as I accidentally broke the lid latch. I would love to purchase another. Until then, I will use my coffee cup to hold down the lid.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: This happened to my at my Thanksgiving dinner. I had my son look at it (who is mechanical and a software developer). He took the filter, the plunger assembly and the part that clamps on apart, analyzed it and said to soak and clean the parts to dissolve any gunk (dried coffee grounds). That worked!

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      joan-aneloski 4 years ago

      I call him Paulo the pool boy, because he wakes me up every morning with hot coffee made from freshly ground beans. OK, so the grinder's loud, but he's a member of my family, Paulo's been with me since June, 2006. Unfortunately, a zealous house guest broke the latch just this month, so now Paulo does his morning dance with a can of fruit cocktail on his head to keep the latch down. (Maybe he's morphed into Carmen Miranda?) . Although I used to see spare parts on e-bay, they're not available now that I need them. It's tantalizing to see that maybe, just maybe Melitta still has some parts to prop up this venerable old guy.

      Before life with Paulo, I had a few nasty, complicated mill and brew coffee makers from that big C-word manufacturer--.difficult, to clean and messy to use.

      Dear Melitta, with such a stellar product, WHY have you stopped production? At almost 7 years of constant use, Paulo has certainly earned a retirement, but I can't let him go until I have a replacement.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Best coffee maker ever. Bought one 10 years ago - still going strong. I bought one for both my kids and they love them. I even bought an extra one just in case they stopped making them - thank goodness - for once I'm prepared! It's still in the box waiting for the day I need it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Best...machine...ever. After reading all these comments I'm going to give mine a thorough cleaning and hope it lasts another ten years. Or at least SOMEBODY starts making them again!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am not giving up finding another one of these!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Tom, this happened to me on my 9year old Melitta (my second unit) and i determined that I should try flushing my Melitta with white vinegar. I did that twice, poured 8 cups into the water well and let it brew. Hard water builds up and clogs shower heads, clothes steamers and apparently coffee makers as after two vinegar flushes mine no longer leaked! So try white vinegar, natures miracle cleaner!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the tip on the top. We've had ours for about 10 years and just love it. Our top latch broke and we rig the coffee maker every time we make coffee to keep the top lid down! Thanks to you, I called and have a white one coming (even though ours is black) and can't wait to fix it. Very sad they are out of production as I would love to buy another.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My wife and I were rifling through our local Mission thrift store. There it sat, for which I thought was just another coffee maker. We bought it for $5 bucks! Not a bad deal for a coffee maker (we just smashed our old one). Well that was about 4 years ago. Little things have worn or broken. but I've jerry rigged it to still pump out a great #7 ground( if you push the button twice it's even finer!) cup of coffee. I've got to say It's #1 in my book for coffee makers. I too will search for replacement parts as long as humanly possible!!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had min for over 10 years. Paid $30 for it - the replacement parts is what kept this machine going. I am going to grieve the loss if I am not able to find a basket! Best machine ever made they were foolish to stop making this!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Did you ever find a carafe. I am having the same problem. Ours broke and I have searched everywhere I could think of with no luck.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: do you have anymore carafes?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am on my second one in 12 years and was going to get one for my sister...can't believe they don't make it anymore. It is quite the workhorse.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great Blog - Fun reading all these!

      We have had our beautiful machine for over 10years. Kids were very young and has grown up to that sound almost every single morning. Used to scare their friends during sleepovers, but the kids just sleep right through it. Youngest is almost 16 now and still does. I love that sound! Our latch broke about a year ago, didn't know they had parts, used a piece of duct tape that we would use over and over, they sent the replacement about 3 mos ago, SOOOO happy. Now the basket has a little worn out spot (I don't know why??? lol) Emailed Melitta and they said not available =o( It only leaves a little mess and I have it on my Chrismtas list for a new basket from Santa

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      puzzlerpaige 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm thinking the main reason the baskets get tears in them is from wacking them to get the grounds out. I used to wack mine against the edge of the trash can to dump the grounds and I ripped the screen doing this. It is ok to wack it as long as you are hitting the plastic basket "frame" and not the screen part. Jarring the screen eventually leads to tears. Ugh.

      Interestingly, when I use pre-ground coffee - the used grounds easily dump out in one lump. But the fresh grounds always want to stick. Probably because the pre-ground coffee grounds are larger.

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      fcamp 4 years ago

      i've sold out of all my replacement parts and am working to reintroduce this model into production. i too have one for a number of years and love it. stay tuned. i'll post my updates on this blog

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I never had the old Melitta , but I am in love with the new,slick,sophisticated grind and brew Melitta, that my sister and my nephew are using in Germany. They are sort of expensive (my sister's - E350, my nephew's - E 450 ), but worth it. Unfortunately, I could not get one ( 120V / 220 V). Im still googling for a North American model.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I bought mine from my daughter sevral years ago. Don't remember how much I paid. Superb coffee brewer. I definitely like the grind feature.Thank you so much for the instructions. I don't use it very often, so when I do I have to play around with it ti figure out how to brew. Now I won't have to.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for posting instructions. I bought mine from my daughter several years ago.She had lost the instruction manual. Don't remember how much. She was having a garage sale. I don't use it very often so I have had to figure out how to use it each time. With the instructions I can get it dine rught away. .

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've owned a black one an a white one. Alas, no more. They have both broken--same problem with both. The plastic "catch" broke off and lid wouldn't stay down so it wouldn't grind. My sister owned one--same problem. Despite this fact, this was still the BEST coffee maker I have ever owned. My sister feels the same way.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've had mine for 10 years & still working, although noticed yesterday that the top lid latch has broken! I am so glad I found your site & am hoping I can get a replacement lid. We received our Melitta as a wedding gift. Best gift ever!!! I pray it keeps up for another ten years!

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      ferrarphoto 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Do what I did, I bought some velcro, put a couple of strips of the "hooks" fabric on the back & on the front of the basket holder and then just took a strip of the fabric and looped it over the lid and it hold the top down well enough to allow the coffee maker to grind and brew (pun intended). Looks a little funky but it works! If thats all thats wrong with them would you consider selling them?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've had my Mill and Brew for about ten years and had to replace the lid with the latch about five years ago. Well, the latch just broke again and I phoned Melitta and they said they had sold all their parts to Applica at 800-738-0245. I called them and they said they don't have the lid with the latch. Sounds like we are about out of luck. It's duct tape or velcro...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've had my Mill & Brew for 4+ years, the second one I've owned - today it stopped working. The grinder worked, but it didn't pump the water through and the heating element didn't heat up. I'm devastated, and the Starbucks I picked up on the way to work just made me bitter. Any thoughts on what might be wrong or suggestions on how I might try to fix my beloved coffee maker? Can I send it in for repairs? Please help!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My wife and I received the Melitta Mill & Brew from my best friend as a wedding gift ten (10) years ago. It has been out of commission for about a year now. I have been using an expresso maker my wife got for me in a possible attempt to replace it. I have not told her, but it just is not doing the trick. Sadly it almost feels like it is killing me. The basket has gotten torn so it inevitably makes coffe that is full of grounds. Prior to this issue I had to hold the top down. It sounds crazy, but it was worth it. I have had several friends attempt to get to move to the single cup coffee maker. DOOOOHHH! What serious coffee drinker drinks one cup of coffee that comes from coffee grounds and not beans?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The lid hasn't latched in 6 years and the caraffe has a crack in the side (though it's still intact)... but we still prop the lid so the thing will grind and we are loathe to even think about buying another one. Ours must be 8 years old. We love it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: We just weight the lid down with something and it still works after - must be 9 years!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hey, I am right with you. Clearly the best of the best. I have had just about every one on the market but not one is as easy to break down and completely clean. I even had the CuisinFart which looked very pretty. But you couldn't easily clean it so mold started growing in the guts...it kinda gave the coffee that earthy mossy taste...if I wanted that I would chew the moss off the nearby trees. I can't remember how long I have had my MMB, probably for more than 8 years. One morning I was making coffee and I was swirling the carafe to rinse it out And it smacked against the side of the sink....holy moly what a disaster...well the mold from the CuisinFart was tastier than the solvent from the duct tape. I marched right out to Target to get replacements and to my surprise and dismay...no MMB. Fortunately, I was able to find replacement parts at Mellita.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      When I first ventured I into 'grind and brew' land, I bought an expensive Cuisine art. Terrible machine; complicated ; impossible to clean. I hated it. Mercifully, it quit working in about a year. I found my precious Melitta at a kitchen outlet. It was love at first brew. I loved it so much I bought one whenever I'd see one. I had 3 at one point, until, in a stupid fit of generosity, I gave one to my parents. Oh, the things we regret. My current one is going on 6 years now.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have owned mine for nine years. I have to hold the lid down to grind the beans with a pot holder. I am very sad to learn that they are no longer making this machine.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Does anybody have a carafe for sale

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Anybody have a carafe for sale..even a whole broke machine....thanks...paul

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Bought a new Mill & brew Mellita today for $8.00 @ a garage sale . Missing the owners manual. Thanks for to above info. I've owned many Mellita's in the past. The best one I've had is the one/two too go cup coffee maker. Had I know that they would be that handy, I would have bought ten of them and stored them in the attic. They give up on the heating element diode after forgetting to put the water in too many time!!!!! You can't find the diode.....And wouldn't you know it, they don't make that one anymore either. Seems that a company in the coffee maker business would listen to their customers....Maybe they can't hear us in China!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Bought a new Mill & brew Mellita today for $8.00 @ a garage sale . Missing the owners manual. Thanks for to above info. I've owned many Mellita's in the past. The best one I've had is the one/two too go cup coffee maker. Had I know that they would be that handy, I would have bought ten of them and stored them in the attic. They give up on the heating element diode after forgetting to put the water in too many time!!!!! You can't find the diode.....And wouldn't you know it, they don't make that one anymore either. Seems that a company in the coffee maker business would listen to their customers....Maybe they can't hear us in China!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've had my Mill and Brew for about 10 years now...it is the GREATEST coffee maker!! I need a new basket though...that's the only thing I've ever had go wrong. it's starting to fray and the grounds now get in my coffee...oh well...a few grounds never hurt anyone right? I can't understand why they stopped making these...they make a superior cup of coffee.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We've had ours for 6 years now. The clasp broke about a year ago on the main lid, but we just tape it down with masking tape. Now, the lid to the carafe broke, so we're looking for a new carafe. I'll probably look for a new lid and basket. The basket is still in good shape but has one section where the screen is starting to pull away from the plastic. Otherwise, it makes a great cup of coffee and we love it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Got mine as a gift in 2007 and love it. Have taped the lid and held it down with heavy object when using. Just bought a percolator and separate grinder - both Melitta - for Christmas. Will sell my Mill and Brew for $5.00.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Sold. Send me your phone number and preferably a paypal account email address, and estimate of shipping, and I will pay you. bkalka@yahoo.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Have owned ours for 10 years. It gets used 1-2 times a day just fine. The filter basket has a small tear. We had other makers and they flopped. Just hope this one keeps going.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      oh no! Well, before finding this page, I wrote to the president of Melitta bemoaning the unavailability of the Mill and Brew. Mine is held together on the top with tape. But thanks to you, I will now call and see if Melitta will send a replacement top. Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a Melita Mill and Brew for sale. Peger41@yahoo.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Stil aval..howmuch

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We have had our Melitta Mill & Brew for 10+ years. Bought my first one 12 yrs ago-had problem and Melitta replaced it. Now I need a grinder/basket. The blade in my has broken. The lid has been broke for sometime-held down with something heavy. I've been looking at other machines to just replace mine. Not seeing anything that I like. Maybe I just need to replace basket. LOVE THIS MACHINE! Can't believe they do not make it

      any more.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have one for sale in the Seattle area. Item # 3515831418. Ad should post soon.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      problem solver

      had miletta for many years and have one for spare for parts-----when latch is broken--using a zip lock bag wth dry white beans works---does anyone have a basket cleaning tip??

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I got mine as a gift around 2003. The reason I don't want a new one is the clean up factor. Due to the design of my Melitta...there isn't any! I voted above that mine is black but it has been two tone for the last year. I got a replacement white lid from Melitta which looks a little dorky. Now I need a new basket since I don't enjoy chewing my coffee grounds. Wish me luck!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is the best coffee maker I've ever had-- We are in a frustrated mode since Melitta no longer makes this incredable machine. Whats going on? They could make millions of $$$--- Nothing really compares with this great machine--- Come on Melitta. Get off your ass and make more of these coffee makers!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Do you still have it? We are interested..

      rhmusic8@gmail.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've had my Melitta for 9 yrs and suddenly the grinder does not respond... Not sure if the electronics or possibly the motor is blown..

      Really miss the thing... Ready to buy a used one- Let me know

      rhmusic8@gmail.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just hit 15 year mark and can not part with it! It does have some broken parts (thanks wifey). New coffee makers have too many parts to clean and have design flaws. I want another Melitta Mill and Brew!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Ours is 10 years old. The filter basket just got a small hole in the side. We prevent grinds in the coffee by cutting a hole in the middle of a regular filter and putting it around the filter basket. It works great! There are no other coffee pots like this out there!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hey everyone, wondering if you were to redesign this machine, what would you do differently? interested in hearing your thoughts?

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      joan-aneloski 4 years ago

      @anonymous: On other Melittas there is an adjustment for length of brewing time--the length of time the hot water stays in contact with the grounds. It may be a dial-type window that opens to allow water to pass through more quickly. I'd love that. Joanie

      Subject: There's a new comment on Ode to My Melitta Mill and Brew

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Possibly a better work-around for lids with broken latches:

      Instead of putting weight on lid, holding with hands or using messy tapes, try drilling two ~1/16" holes though the plastic near the top of the brewing housing on opposite sides so an arc between them would cross the center of the lid. Holes should be approx 1/3" from the top edge. Then cut ~ 8.5 " length of unstranded plastic coated wire, shape it over the top of the lid when closed. One end semi-permanently is hooked through one hole, bent tight enough inside not to interfere with inserting the brewing basket. The other end should be bent like a "C" just long enough to fit into the other hole yet short enough not to touch the basket and so it can easily be pulled out to remove. Fiddle with the length and tightness so it holds the lid completely closed when hooked in yet not too tight to remove by pulling out the shorter hook and swinging the wire "strap" out of the way to open the lid and remove the basket. I've used this around fifty brewings, wire and coating haven't burned, blackened or gone slack -- and if they should, would be easy to make another "strap." It's possible putting wire in and out of far hole may eventually erode too large a hole, but so far doesn't seem a problem. Nothing leaks out of the holes which are only slightly lower than the lid, well above grounds and brewing area. This seems closest to an intact latch, a bit harder to use but definitely more robust than the original. It even looks pretty good -- or would if not for gooey residue of duct tape and velcro straps I used before figuring out this better way.

      If description isn't clear, I could send pictures.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Have one for sale on the eBay: item # 130834095569.

      Excellent condition. Clean. No broken parts.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Make the latch that always breaks more sturdy, allow the heating plate to stay on longer than an hour, KEEP MAKING THEM!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      It's fun to read these comments - oh the solidarity of those who take their coffee seriously! I bought mine at a large department store in 2007, basically because it was the only acceptible-looking coffee maker on sale - it was deply reduced, and I believe I paid about $20. My first replacement part was the lid of the brewing basket (which had disappeared, and may have been tossed with the grounds) then a new brewing basket, and now the latch on the left side assembly has snapped. The Melitta lady says she will send me a white one (for my black M&B) but, no problem - just glad I can continue to brew great coffee. Obviously, the plastic parts dry out over time - would be great to see Melitta use this design, fortify the materials used and bring it back into production. . . . but then, making things last and last may not be part of anyone's business model these days.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thanks everyone, please keep your comments coming. its a bit complicated with licensing rights etc in this process to re introduce the product but i'm persistently pursuing it. your comments help me out. the key will be if those of you who own one now will buy another one and i firmly believe that this is still the best in class even with what's out there now in the sub 300 dlr range.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: To solve the lid latch problem my husband put black velcro on the lid and one on the side then one longer piece to attach the lid to the side. We velcro it every day! We glued the velcro so it would be more stable. We do have the black pot so it doesn't look too bad and keeps the lid latched. It got me and additional year or so. Now the white pin in the base unit that activates when the lid it latched seems to be sticking so I'm not sure how much more time I'll get out of this.. Anyone have any comments about cleaning or making the white pin function properly?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We have had ours for 8 or 9 years,been putting a weight on top for last year or so to hold the top down. Don't want to give it up...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I will DEFINITELY buy another one! I have the Smart Mill and Brew that had the weather forecast in it! I Still love it even though they cut the satellite on that last year. I do need to find a new pot though as I have my handle glued on and it's on it's third gluing!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Turn up the heat! My coffee does not come out very hot, and the warmer does not keep the coffee hot at all

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Our lid broke too after about a year of using it. We used masking tape for a while but I wanted it to look nice so I started using black electrical tape and just folded under a small part of it on the bottom end to use as a tab each time we open it. We have a black one. We only have to replace the tape about every 3 months. Looks nice and works great! Except now I'm online looking for a new basket. Ours has split away from the base of the basket a little so grounds are getting in. Thanks for the tips on getting a new one. We've had our for about 9 years. 1/20/13

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Our lid broke too after about a year of using it. We used masking tape for a while but I wanted it to look nice so I started using black electrical tape and just folded under a small part of it on the bottom end to use as a tab each time we open it. We have a black one. We only have to replace the tape about every 3 months. Looks nice and works great! Except now I'm online looking for a new basket. Ours has split away from the base of the basket a little so grounds are getting in. Thanks for the tips on getting a new one. We've had our for about 9 years. 1/20/13

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had mine for 11 years it was a gift and a gift it was.....love it....the latch on the lid just broke 2 weeks ago....I use a 3oz fishing weight and it works great....I may use velco on the back side....unless I can get a new lid....:). We will see...I am going to order as many extra part as possible to keep it going...Melitta really need to make this model again people will buy it....the Mill and Brew is the best coffee maker ever...and it is fast. Anyone who has ever been over and saw it grind and then brew and I explain that that feature works on a timer....they always say "where can I buy one" MELITTA...MAKE THEM AGAIN!!!! IT IS A WINNER.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Make it easy to clean and consider an insulated carafe for heat retention. I've had for at least 10 years. I dread the day it stops working.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We love ours. It makes the very best cup of coffee ever!!!! This is my second one. On this one, the latch to the water resevoir is broken so we put a heavy cup on it so that it will brew. Well this morning the carafe was broken and now I find I can find them anymore!!!! I can't believe they stopped making them. I would have paid twice what I paid. Oh well, here's to a really well thought-out machine and a great cup of coffee :-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My black model is packed up in it's original box tucked away on a basement shelf. Best coffee pot ever. It's (1) my ICE pot (even though it is superior to my Cuisinart) and (2) when I turn 85 I'll pull it out and use it in my golden years pot. Back in the day when it was in use (4+years ago?) I had to replace the basket, then the carafe. It took me 8 months of checking/rechecking to obtain the carafe in black. I love that machine. I look forward to renewing our friendship in my golden years.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: can't find it and I want it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've had my Mill and Brew for about 5 years now. Got it with hotel reward points. I heard about issues with the lid when I got it so I've been very careful and so far haven't had any issues with anything needing replaced. If they would make this madel again, I'd buy one to have in reserve, just in case.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      HELP.... I just broke my carafe !!! called melitta, and the company they suggested to no avail. on ebay watch list. any other suggestions? Had a white one for years, and my black one for 7 now. I received a house gift of a new Cuisenart with the thermos, said no thank you, returned and bought my black AND a thermos carafe for serving at dinners with the money. $69. I'm still making coffee holding a knife up to the button and the coffee goes into a cup. Must find a new carafe soon...............

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      baught my several years ago at yard sale . broke the latch just got it out of the basement to see if i could fix it. (jury rig) got it working for now.

      but will call and see if i can get a lid replacement.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have two mill and brew machines, both with the lids fixed with Velcro and I have had them for more years than I can remember. The Velcro kept shifting due to the heat so I recently got a Cuisinart on sale since I couldn't replace the mill and brew.. There is no comparison. WHY did they quit making the Melitta mill and brew?? It was perfect except for that lid problem and surely they could have figured out how to redesign that. It made the best coffee, was not too loud and clean -up was easy. With the Cuisinart, it sounds like a sawmill and wakes the whole house, there are five parts to wash each day, not counting the carafe and the coffee is just not as good. Bring back our mill and brews!!

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      tricia-ater1 4 years ago

      OMG! My sister and I are both completely fanatical about this coffee maker. We have both had 2 over the past 15 years. Her last one broke and she replaced it with a Cuisinart and has already thrown it away. We have always been stunned that they discontinued this amazing product. There is nothing in the market that compares. My lid broke this morning and that's what brought me here. The only things we would change is to be able to increase the heat and offer a insulated carafe that will hold the heat longer. We would both absolutely buy another and have already called Melitta.

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      tricia-ater1 4 years ago

      My coffee maker lid isn't snapping shut anymore, and I've read many of the helpful tips, however it seems the small plastic tab is still attached to the lid. What else can cause the lid to no longer close tightly?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @tricia-ater1: Sorry! I just looked closer at a photo of the lid. Now I see the latch...and yes, mine is broken.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We have had our Melitta for about 7 years and like everyone else on this forum the latch on the lid broke about a year in. We simply place a small ankle weight on top. Its easy, flexible and works great with no tape, rubber bands or velcro to worry about. Sadly, to my horror I chipped the caraffe on the sink while cleaning it yesterday. Any ideas where I can find a replacement caraffe? I saw something about a Mr. Coffee one that works but now can't find it... I had no idea how lucky we are to own this awesome coffee maker until I found this site.

      Thank you in advance for your help.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      2nd morning with my broken latch. Still trying to decide which of the many helpful solutions I will use. I like the most recent one of using an ankle weight. This morning I grabbed a small, unopened, plastic, Hellmann's mayo jar that was on the counter. It looked so funny I was thinking someone should start a Pinterest board showing photos of all the assorted things people put on top of their coffee maker to solve this issue. :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I haven't checked all the posts but i was able to get a free latch (in white) from Melitta less than 2-3 months ago. We have a black machine and now it looks like a skunk, but it works perfect. If you don get a new or used latch DO NOT CLICK THE LATCH DOWN! The instructions that come with the new latch assembly sez to hold the latch button in, close down lid and then release latch. Both my Wife & I had a "duh" moment. "Of course" we exclaimed, it was never a click latch to begin with. We did the same thing everybody else did for years n years until the plastic latch broke. Try Melitta, the white latch was the only part they had left for the Mill n Brew.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It was supposed to say "If you DO get a new or used latch DO NOT CLICK THE LATCH DOWN! Sorry bout that.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: When mine was broke I used a ceramic spoonrest. I fit nicely on the lid although I didn't like the looks.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @tricia-ater1: Even with my new lid, I am very careful because sometimes it doesn't want to shut.. That's how it got broke the first time because my husband tired to force it shut. I fool around with the basket, taking it in and out, etc. until it sits down far enough. If it's not in properly it won't shut. Also, that little white button has to be able to go down when the lid shuts.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We bought our Melitta at Tuesday Morning in Birmingham, AL four years ago. Best coffee pot ever. A cup of brewed coffee tastes about as good as Starbucks, and that is saying a lot. Sorry to hear they don't make them anymore.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We got our Mill and Brew for Christmas, about 12 years ago. Our daughter got hers at the same time. I have had to replace the latch lid once, after about 7 years, and need to replace it again. Scotch tape is doing the job, but like velcro, it isn't pretty. Our daughter said she replaced the basket once because they scrubed it too much and broke through the mesh. I have never used the mill, but our son-in-law did a couple of times. The rest of the machine still works great. When a quality machine like this comes along it should NEVER be replaced!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: David,

      I found a 12 cup carafe at Target that fits the warming plate area and works fine except there's no auto stop for the drip. I think this was a generic carafe but can't remember for sure now. Anyway, it is out there and it took two tries to find the right one. I just returned the one that didn't fit. So, there's hope! Just trial and error.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We have one and love it. Went Keurig for a brief stint and went right back to our Melitta. Now desperately searching for a replacement filter as we have a tear in ours and are seeing more and more grinds in the coffee. The top latch is broken but we use packing tape to hold it down tight to brew. That or a soup can wedged between the cabinet and the top of the machine! Why oh why did they stop making this machine!!?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Does anyone know how to clean the warmer effectively? I'had mine since 2001 and use black electrical tape for the lid.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I put an upside down mug on the top. Not only does it hold down the lid, it warms the mug!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I spoke with Melitta today and was told they will not be getting any more filter baskets in. They ARE sending me a replacement latch (in white only) free of charge. Now I just need to find a basket! She also explained that the original Grind and Brew was actually made by Salton/Toastmaster and they sold it with the Melitta name on it. When Salton went bankrupt they could no longer get anymore Grind and Brew coffee makers. They do not intend to replace it with another grind/brew type coffee maker.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I know for sure that the melitta grind and brew won't be back under the melitta brand name as they sold the license to manufacture it. However, i'm trying to get this back on the market and have been in discussions with spectrum (who owns the rights to make the machine). let me ask the community something.........there is a possibility that we could get it re released in the market under a russell hobbs brand name ......same machine as the m&b, just a different name......

      would you guys still purchase a new one under the hobbs name? it's a reputable name brand in europe.

      chime in......also look forward to a new facebook and a pinterest site for all of us m&b afficionados!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i have a mill@brew for sale. i don,t drink that much coffee anymore. verry good working order with extra lid. (broken latch but fixed with screw)

      has been stored for a few years , checked it out and all is good . with instructions.

      any fair offer. hangloosebill@yahoo.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: There is someone selling baskets on Ebay for about $50. It might be worth it just to bid on a used machine. Also when our latch broke, I used an old brick on ours for about 6 months until my wife looked at me one day and said "Really...we I have to live with a brick on my counter tops?". When I explained to her how important that brick was and what it would mean to our morning cup of coffee....I got a pass. That is until I got the replacement latch. Life is short. Every day counts.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Frank, yes !!!! The name is not important, the quality and ease of use is!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I found my 3rd Melitta Mill & Brew at Goodwill last week. I paid $5.99 for it, the basket still had ground coffee in it, but other than that, looks BRAND NEW!!!! I remember when my 1st one's latch broke (probably 9 years ago), they send me a kit to repair it, not the whole lid. Has anyone tried to find out about that? I think it was about $5.00, It was just the little latch, a screw and instructions on how to replace it. Easy to do When it broke again, I just used a plastic travel mug, that fit perfectly under the cabinet when it was on top of the lid. The other thing I found out was that you only need to hold the lid down until the grinder starts. If you let it go (slowly) after that, the machine keeps going.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would pay $40 - is it still available?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hello all Mill & Brew fans,

      I am attaching a correspondence I had with a Mr.Marty Miller of Melitta. Our Mill and Brew ( now known as "Frankenstein due to all of the tape holding him together still; but he still makes THE BEST coffee!) is several years old. At one time we actually had 4, but throughout time and travels we are down to one fully functional one, and two for spare parts. I so wish we could retire fFrankenstein and put to work a brand new Mill & Brew. Anyway, the following is what Mr. Miller had to say:

      Dear Ms. Cimperman:

      Thank you for your e-mail. I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to contact me; I tried to call you today but had to leave a voicemail.

      Regarding the Mill âN Brew, I agree â this a wonderful coffeemaker â and a great value. In fact, this is the machine I have at home to grind and brew my Melitta coffee.

      That said, the coffeemaker business is a tough business â as development costs are high, lead times are long, consumer demand is difficult to predict and changes quickly, and retail margins are slim given the pricing pressure from major US retailers.

      Needless to say, we made a decision a number of years ago to focus our efforts on our coffee filter and coffee operations â and we closed our coffee maker production facility in Texas. At that time, we signed a licensing arrangement with another company to manufacture and sell Melitta quality units under our brand name.

      Although this relationship worked well for a number of years â and produced such successes as the Melitta Mill âN Brew, the âTake 2â (a Consumer Reports Best Buy), and a host of other excellent machines -- this is a tough business as I said. Although our partner enjoyed success with the Melitta line, in the end they had problems in their other small appliance businesses â and they ultimately declared bankruptcy and were acquired.

      We are currently working with a new company on a replacement line of coffeemakers which we just posted on our website (www.melitta.com). However, the first group of products does not contain a âMill & Brewâ type coffeemaker.

      We regret any inconvenience that this has caused â and we appreciate your loyalty.

      We are excited about the new machines in development â and I personally think they will set a new standard for quality and convenience â but not soon enough for you or for me!

      Thank you for your support. I wish I had better news â but this is what happened.

      Best Regards,

      Marty

      From: info@melitta.com [mailto:info@melitta.com]

      Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:16 PM

      To: Marty Miller, President/CEO, Melitta USA

      Subject: Message from melitta.com Ask the President

      From: rnitewell@webcomet.com

      Message:

      Dear Mr. Miller, PLEASE bring back your original Mill and Brew coffeemaker. I have a collection of coffemakers that ranges from Cuisinart grind and brew original and the newer style, a Mr. Coffee grind and brew, a Capresso Mill and brew with a burr grinder, AND the newer version of the Melitta Mill and Brew with the weather clock, but the coffee maker we continue to not only use at home, but we take it with us on all of our road trips as well, is our beat up old original Melitta Mill and Brew. The cover over the water reservoir is broken off, we have to duct tape the grinder cover down in order to grind the beans, but it is our all-time favorite coffee maker. The newer version does not provide the option to turn grind off and turn the coffeemaker back on right away; we do that frequently as we have coffee on at almost all times while we our home. When we took our old beat up Melitta to my fiance's parents (out of state) my fiance's father got up extra early, before anyone else, just so he could make the coffee in our old beat up Melitta Mill and Brew. Our filters (all 5 of them) all have holes in the sides, and we can not replace them anymore. PLEASE OH PLEASE won't you bring it back. If you look online there are a lot of fans of that Mill and Brew, and I believe it would be a wise and beneficial business decision. Won't you please at least consider the option? Thank you for your time and consideration, One of your Mill and Brews BIGGEST fans,

      Thank you for your e-mail. I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to contact me; I tried to call you today but had to leave a voicemail.

      Regarding the Mill âN Brew, I agree â this a wonderful coffeemaker â and a great value. In fact, this is the machine I have at home to grind and brew my Melitta coffee.

      That said, the coffeemaker business is a tough business â as development costs are high, lead times are long, consumer demand is difficult to predict and changes quickly, and retail margins are slim given the pricing pressure from major US retailers.

      Needless to say, we made a decision a number of years ago to focus our efforts on our coffee filter and coffee operations â and we closed our coffee maker production facility in Texas. At that time, we signed a licensing arrangement with another company to manufacture and sell Melitta quality units under our brand name.

      Although this relationship worked well for a number of years â and produced such successes as the Melitta Mill âN Brew, the âTake 2â (a Consumer Reports Best Buy), and a host of other excellent machines -- this is a tough business as I said. Although our partner enjoyed success with the Melitta line, in the end they had problems in their other small appliance businesses â and they ultimately declared bankruptcy and were acquired.

      We are currently working with a new company on a replacement line of coffeemakers which we just posted on our website (www.melitta.com). However, the first group of products does not contain a âMill & Brewâ type coffeemaker.

      We regret any inconvenience that this has caused â and we appreciate your loyalty.

      We are excited about the new machines in development â and I personally think they will set a new standard for quality and convenience â but not soon enough for you or for me!

      Thank you for your support. I wish I had better news â but this is what happened.

      Best Regards,

      Marty

      From: info@melitta.com [mailto:info@melitta.com]

      Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:16 PM

      To: Marty Miller, President/CEO, Melitta USA

      Subject: Message from melitta.com Ask the President

      From: rnitewell

      Message:

      Dear Mr. Miller, PLEASE bring back your original Mill and Brew coffeemaker. I have a collection of coffemakers that ranges from Cuisinart grind and brew original and the newer style, a Mr. Coffee grind and brew, a Capresso Mill and brew with a burr grinder, AND the newer version of the Melitta Mill and Brew with the weather clock, but the coffee maker we continue to not only use at home, but we take it with us on all of our road trips as well, is our beat up old original Melitta Mill and Brew. The cover over the water reservoir is broken off, we have to duct tape the grinder cover down in order to grind the beans, but it is our all-time favorite coffee maker. The newer version does not provide the option to turn grind off and turn the coffeemaker back on right away; we do that frequently as we have coffee on at almost all times while we our home. When we took our old beat up Melitta to my fiance's parents (out of state) my fiance's father got up extra early, before anyone else, just so he could make the coffee in our old beat up Melitta Mill and Brew. Our filters (all 5 of them) all have holes in the sides, and we can not replace them anymore. PLEASE OH PLEASE won't you bring it back. If you look online there are a lot of fans of that Mill and Brew, and I believe it would be a wise and beneficial business decision. Won't you please at least consider the option? Thank you for your time and consideration, One of your Mill and Brews BIGGEST fans,

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: If you have a sprayer on your sink that seems to work best :)

      also, we use wide (2") plastic tape to tape our lid down.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: HECK YEAH!! As long as they didn't try to "new and improve it" (except the latch thing maybe) I would buy at least two or three ( in case they quit making them too)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey, sorry folks, somehow everything posted twice. ...and i'm not sure whats up with all the "?'s" - it must be the format from copyi8ng from an e-mail. the email had periods, not "?'s".

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I guess you could say we are "grind and brew" coffee pot collectors. To date we have had the original Cuisinart, the new style Cuisinart, Capresso (with a burr grinder), Mr. Coffee, the new Mill and Brew ( with weather clock), and now a Breville - ALL GRIND & BREWS. Even though we have all of these codffee pots stuffed in our cupboards, we continue to use our beat up (water lid broken, latch broken, crack down the front and taped up, tape gue over the outer basket, springs missing from outer basket and that is taped together too, grounds in the coffee from holes in the filter basket) Melitta Mill and Brew because it still makes the best coffee EVER !!! I sure hope that new company makes a replacement replica !! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: ours was leaking occasionally from the back somewhere, and coffee was all over the counter. We place the handle end of the coffee scoop under the back "leg" (of the grinder side), and I don't know why, but it seems to work. I'm not sure if it tilts it forward a bit or just levels it out - but it keeps the coffee going into the pot instead of all over our counter.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Mine is still working but the wire basket is ripped ( I wrap a wet towel around it). I keep getting other brands and they don't last a year. I would buy 5 as gifts. Also the others are too large.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My MEMB1 has broken in a way I haven't heard here about. Thought someone might have an idea:

      The springy thing, from which the coffee comes out, no longer aligns with the center hole in the carafe top. So half the coffee spills onto the heating plate. All the parts seem to fit together well -- nothing obvious. By sliding a knife between the heating plate and the front of the carafe, I can get enough tilt to pretty much fix the problem. But that is a pain and interferes with keeping the coffee hot.

      Any idea what happened?

      Thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My MEMB1 has broken in a way I haven't heard here about. Thought someone might have an idea:

      The springy thing, from which the coffee comes out, no longer aligns with the center hole in the carafe top. So half the coffee spills onto the heating plate. All the parts seem to fit together well -- nothing obvious. By sliding a knife between the heating plate and the front of the carafe, I can get enough tilt to pretty much fix the problem. But that is a pain and interferes with keeping the coffee hot.

      Any idea what happened?

      Thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Just bought a used lid on eBay for $30. They usually go for $80. The description says it is perfect. I hope I am not disappointed.

      BTW this shows how to replace the lid: www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0dTipiXobU.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We are on our second or third Mill and Brew. The latch always breaks on the lid over the bean container. We put a bag of nuts or dry peas on top to get the grinder to go on. However, we just broke the carafe. Hopefully we will find a replacement. Do other carafes work? This machine is the greatest (we have had white and two blacks, I think) DEAR MELITTA - PLEASE BRING BACK THE MILL AND BREW! I don't want to litter the environment with a little plastic cup for each cup of coffee I drink! (Grounds go in our compost!)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Absolutely!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I vote Yes for the Pinterest board idea. It could be very funny, as well as informative!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Did you try Melitta's website? I just went there looking for the grinder basket and the only part they list is a universal carafe. It's worth a try.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had my Mill & Brew fo so long I can't remember. It is black and the lid latch broke so I weight it down to get it to work. The carafe broke so I made one out of clay (I am a potter and it took 3 tries before I got one I liked). Then the springy thing broke but I was able to make sure the coffee goes into the carafe. The basket is torn and sometimes leaks beans or grounds but it makes such a great cup of coffee that I put up with it. I tried using another brand of grind and brew machine but it ground the beans then blew them into the filter. It made terrible coffee because most of the beans stayed in the grinder or the filter folded over and the ground coffee went into the pot. Not my cup of coffee! I love this coffee maker and I like to Make a full pot non of this cup at a time ware coffee beans for me. Please bring it back Melitta!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just had to buy a new coffee maker since the latch broke again. I really think this was the best coffee maker ever made and we really need to figure out how to make them again. There is money to be made.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes. I will buy another. We have had ours for more years than I can remember. The latch broke years ago, but we weigh it down. Now the entire lid broke. Am trying to glue it together, but not sure it will work. Great information about getting a free one. I'll be calling on Monday morning!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: if someone makes it, I will buy it.

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      rcamodei 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I use a large rubber band. It is large enough to fit around the Mill and Brew to hold the lid shut.

      Staples® Big Rubber Bands, 24/Pack $4.99 approximately.

      Item: 383318 Model: 18213

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Mine was white and it died 2 years ago. I replaced the latch twice & carafe once. I now own the Capresso Grind-n-Brew. Just not the same. The Melitta was competely idiot proof. The Capresso has several ways to mess everything up. You can grind fresh grinds on top of old and really pack it in. You can start brew when there is no water in it, which ends up smelling like burning plastic. Not good. The only good thing is you can use a paper filter inside the screen. I wish Melitta would add more plastic to the latch grip and start manufacturing them again. I paid $60-80 for it and thought I spent too much at the time, but now I'd pay $125 for it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love my Mill and Brew! I've used it almost every day for about 15 years. I would buy a new one in a flash if I could. Sadly, the mesh on the filter is starting to pull away and grounds are getting in the coffee. Ugh. But after reading reviews of other makers I'll put up with it.

      I solved the broken latch problem by putting dried beans/rice in a colorful cloth bag about 6" by 2". I drape it over the top and it works like a charm. It's much more attractive than the upside-down coffee mug I used at first. Plus, it doesn't ever fall off. Try it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi..I just put a Melitta Mill and Brew on e-bay, starting at $75.00. Works great,came from our cottage which we sold a while back, hardly used.We have had it in storage for a couple of years, and it does take up a lot of space on our kitchen counter. Check it out if interested.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have owned the Mill & Drip which was the same sold under Cook's Essentials name for over 10 years. The lid latch broke of course and I have used Gorillia tape. The basket screen is broken away at the lower edge. So many grounds escape that it now plugs the spring valve

      and coffee floods out. I'm thinking about repairing the screen with either epoxy or coats of PVC cement. Anyone else try to repair the basket?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I can't even believe I stumbled onto this site - such great stories. My wife and I purchased our first one (black) almost 11 years ago at Target in the Chicagoland area, and after screwing up the lid, purchased a 2nd one, salvaging the parts. We bought replacement filters, and after breaking the carafes, located one online on ebay. To date, we are still using our unit today....and it still makes a great pot of coffee. What I would do if this model was made available - better still, we should all petition them to make more!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've had one of these for about ten years. I've tried other grind and brews and they just didn't work very well. I dred going back to grinding coffee separately as makes such a mess!

      I just got one of the new models off of ebay with the non-working msn direct weather station. I feel lucky to have gotten for the price I did, as there are several new ones on Amazon but they are $200. it works fine and uses the same filter and carafe. I have one working original model with a broken latch that I tapped a small screw into so that it latches. Seems to work just fine. The trick was to find a screw that wasn't too big (about 3/4") and had a large enough head to connect to the latch. I have two more that aren't functional. In one, the grinder motor isn't working and the other one won't heat water. I'm planning to put the grinder motor into the one that still heats up.

      As long as I'm successful with that task, I'll have three that will get me through the decade! But I really do hope someone takes the design to make a new model soon!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      On my 2nd .... such a die hard fan! Had this one about 7 years -- i've replaced a part here and there from ebay but works great! Anyone who has coffee at my place wants one :) My dad has a spare one hidden away in case either of ours kicks it. I look from time to time to see if they will start making them again but for now feel lucky to have one!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would buy another in a heartbeat. I have had two. First one the little white button broke off so I bought another one about 10 years ago. My ex got the house and the Grind & Brew last year, and I've been searching ever since! Cuisinart just doesnt do it for me. I would buy a Grind and Brew under any name as long as it works the same.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We call ours Frankenstein - it's had a rough life, it's missing the water lid, it's cracked, the latch is broken ( of course), it has tape in a few places, it's incontinent at times,but keeps on brewin'! and the best coffee too. we have a collection of other grand & brews ( from Mr. coffee, cuisinart, Capresso, Breville, Melitta with weather clock (could never quite figure the reasoning behind that one) and the original Mill & Brew is still the BEST out of ALL of them. I think we originally paid either 49.95 or 69.95 for the Mill & Brew ( we've paid up to 279.00 for the others) and Frankenstein ( my son maned it that because of the tape and cracks, and such) beats them all! we recently found a near new Mill & Brew on eBay for 100.00 and snagged it up for future use - we call her Bride of Frankenstein. Our filter baskets are all pretty shot, so we use one of those permanent filters and just pour the coffee through that into our cups to keep the ground to a minimum. PLEASE won't some smart company out there make the Mill & Brew again - if you make it , THEY WILL SELL!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Best damn coffee makers in the world. I've had mine 10 years...so SAD they don't make them any more!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I bought mine originally as a gift for a boyfriend who dumped me before I could give it to him. I got the better end of the deal!! I've been using mine for 12 years. The tab on the lid just broke last week and I'm bummed but I ordered a new lid thanks to your site! I also have my mother-in-law's Mill and Brew for extra parts. Unfortunately, her tab broke a couple of years ago but it's got everything else! Thanks for the great information!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I contacted Melitta and received the attached email from the CEO. Very touching and sad. I wish them the best and appreciate the response.

      Dear fazioart@bellsouth.net::

      Thank you for your e-mail. I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to contact me.

      Regarding the Mill âN Brew, I agree â this a wonderful coffeemaker â and a great value. That said, the coffeemaker business is a tough business â as development costs are high, lead times are long, consumer demand is difficult to predict and changes quickly, and retail margins are slim given the pricing pressure from major US retailers.

      Needless to say, we made a decision a number of years ago to focus our efforts on our coffee filter and coffee operations â and we closed our coffee maker production facility in Texas. At that time, we signed a licensing arrangement with another company to manufacture and sell Melitta quality units under our brand name.

      Although this relationship worked well for a number of years â and produced such successes as the Melitta Mill âN Brew, the âTake 2â (a Consumer Reports Best Buy), and a host of other excellent machines -- this is a tough business as I said. Although our partner enjoyed success with the Melitta line, in the end they had problems in their other small appliance businesses â and they ultimately declared bankruptcy and were acquired.

      We are currently working with a new company on a replacement line of coffeemakers which we just posted on our website (www.melitta.com). However, the products do not contain a âMill & Brewâ type coffeemaker. We do not own the patent rights to this coffeemaker and therefore are unable to reproduce it for sale in the USA. The Mill & Brew has not been produced in over 8 years and we have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars buying left over parts and machines to help satisfy consumer expectations. The fact is the plant stopped taking our parts orders years ago and will no longer produce parts for us as they are at 100% capacity on a competing coffeemaker.

      We regret any inconvenience that this has caused â and we appreciate your loyalty. We are excited about the new machines; I personally think they will set a new standard for quality and convenience. I would be happy to offer you a discount on a coffeemaker you find on our website to apologize for this inconvenience. Just let me know via email.

      Thank you for your support. I wish I had better news â but this is what happened.

      Best Regards,

      Marty

      www.melitta.com

      Please consider the environment before printing this email

      From: info@melitta.com [mailto:info@melitta.com]

      Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2012 6:38 PM

      To: Marty Miller, President/CEO, Melitta USA

      Subject: Message from melitta.com Ask the President

      From: fazioart@bellsouth.net

      Message:

      I have been trying to understand why you discontinued the mill and brew and I still don't get it. You product was far superior to BHG and Cuisinart. I have been without my coffee pot since the carafe broke 2 months ago and I'm waiting for your company to come to it's senses and regain it's market share for this product. Is the writing in vain?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would buy several of them.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: wow! just wondering if you sold it!! i saw this post a little too late

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I used black silicone on mine at least 3 years ago and it's still working. It was doing what your is doing the screen was coming away from the plastic.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This site is wonderful! I ordered and have installed the lid! I'm back in business, really this is great. Now that I have a regular schedule my coffee is ready for me in the morning too. Thank you for the lid and the manual link (mine was lost)!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I got mine today at the Thrift Store!! I knew it looked special. I am so happy. I paid $6.98! Thank you for the owner's manual!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I got mine today at the Thrift Store!! I knew it looked special. I am so happy. I paid $6.98! Thank you for the owner's manual!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had mine for 10 years. I have not found another machine at any perice that makes better coffee. I too have a latch issue but will try to obtain a replacement as you have outlined, Thank you for the information.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I broke my carafe for my mill and brew and Melitta says they do not have them anymore. Does anyone know if there is one out there that fits? My machine works perfectly. I will have to sell it if I can't get anything that works with it.

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      puzzlerpaige 4 years ago

      @anonymous: This is the million dollar question. No other currently made carafe fits the Mill and Brew. However, you *can* use a carafe that is too small if you disable the Pause and Serve plunger. In other words, you can put anything (heat safe) there to catch the coffee if you can somehow keep pressure on the plunger (I have used a wire for this in the past) and simply used one of my biggest coffee cups to measure the water and to catch it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think we've owned our Mill and Brew for over 10 years. I'm sick to read here that Melitta no longer makes it. I'm going to call tomorrow for some replacement parts. Just a little tip if you can no longer get the grinder lid when the plastic clip breaks, just use a large rubber band and stretch it under the clips holding the grinder cylinder in place. I was weighing it down like others mentioned but the rubber band works great.......and uber cheaply. Off to check out your parts place, thank you so much for sharing that.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have 2 Mill and Brews - one is at my vacation house. The older of the two (at least 10 years old) is a skunk - black machine with a white lid and white carafe. I don't care! The other one is all black. I love them both and even take one with me when I visit friends and family members for an extended stay so I

      can have great coffee no matter where I am (I share too!). Everyone who has tasted coffee from the Melitta "twins" asks what kind of machine it is and where they can get one! LOL

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Does anyonre know of a replacement carafe that works for the Mill an Brew?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: According to Melitta customer service there are none!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Kris

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This the best coffee maker in the world. I am on my second maker and this one is 5 years old. I can't believe they quit making it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I purchased my white Melitta on 12/18/02 at Home Goods on Staten Island, NY. I believe I paid about $60.00. I have loved using it all these years but sadly it may be on its last leg. Thanks to your website I did replace the large lid top about 4 months ago and was so pleased that I was able to take off the large heavy square flashlight battery that I used to keep the lid closed. Ha, Ha. Now, unfortunately, there is a pool of water that is leaking from the machine bottom during the coffee making process. I have now put the machine inside a large round plastic bowl to catch the water leakage. I am not able to open the wacky bottom base screws to look inside the unit. The tiny screws do not fit a Phillips screwdriver. Over the years I did replace the filter basket once or twice and the carafe once. When I called to get the new lid, I too was told that the filter was no longer available. The clock and coffee grinder still work so I am so sad to think that I may need to consider a replacement in the near future. It will depend on the water leakage issue not worsening. I was so taken by the knowledge that others love this machine as much and I thank you for your incredible and informative website that you have created in honor of the Melitta coffee machine. Who knew that there exists an ardent band of Melitta followers. It would be wonderful to find a new and similar machine that could function and hold up as well as the Melitta. I will begin my search with all the recommendations that I can discover. Thanks again for everyone's comments on this website!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Has anyone found a replacement machine which makes decent coffee? After out Melitta died last week (leaking severely when brewing which appears to be coming from the bottom of the filter - Melitta is out of replacements), we tried the Cuisinart Grind and Brew - and the coffee is terrible. Even if we grind the coffee elsewhere, it still taste horrible.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: the original/old style cuisinart grind and brew is actually not too bad. i agree the new style is absolutely terrible. the old style has a distinct rounded triangle style, it is wide on top and tapers gradually to a more narrow bottom; the new style are the rectangular box style (eat up beans and leave you wanting good coffee). on accaion you can find the old style on sale at sears,jcpenney, and macy's - they run about 69-89 on sale. A french press makes good coffee too;albeit a small batch. capresso is better than new style cuisinart - but very pricey; breville is comparable to capresso, better than new cuisinart, not as good as old cuisinart - BUT NOTHING, ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING COMPARES TO OUR BELOVED MELITTA MILL AND BREW! keep checking e-bay, we picked up a spare for about 110 including shipping. happy beans to you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: our s also has the occasional 'leaking' problem; we think it is not level anymore ( worn leg). we put the handle of a coffee scoop ( only about an 1/8 inch thick) under the back corner; it "appears" to lean forward evr so slightly, but does not leak when we do this. we used to keep a folded towel behind it to soak up the water; BE CAREFUL having it in a bowl of water- electricity and water don't mix well. :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      It is a great coffee maker. I'm guessing I have had mine about 10 years. I have been retired 9 years and I can remember setting the timer to start the brew (something I wouldn't do as a retiree). My brother has one. I purchased mine after seeing his. Both have broken latches. I found a package of small plastic wedges at Home Depot. The basket leaks ground so I keep a strainer handy. My brother uses a Keurig most of time. I have my eye on his M & B but he used it last month when he had house guests. I'm buying him some k-cups for his birthday so his M & B stays in good shape.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just picked up a Mill & Brew today for $7.99! This machine is in near New condition. I couldn't believe my eyes. There is no wear on the hot plate, no scratches, and the latch is still in place!!! This machine seems to have been used only a couple of times maybe in a vacation home. It was full of dust. I just cleaned and polished it up and let her rip. The coffee was nice and hot and it brewed great! This really has made my day. I still am in shock that I found it:)

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      bigbooyaw 4 years ago

      @anonymous: that is so awesome!!....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      LOVE MY MELITTA,IT HAS SOME WEAR,TO LID PIECE SNAPPED OFF BUT W/VELCRO IT GRINDS NICE AND WE GET GREAT COFFEE. NOW NEED A NEW BASKET AS MESH IS STARTING TO COME LOOSE. QUESTION,,ANYONE PURCHASED THESE PARTS LATELY,7/13? WILL TRY MELITTA HOME NUMBER TO SEE IF THEY HAVE THESE. LOVE THE POT!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had my Melitta Mill and Brew for at least 10 years. My brother in law told me how much he liked his and convinced me to buy one for myself. In retrospect, it is rather humorous that he had a method for stacking books on top of his Mill and Brew because of the broken latch. I thought that was a bit odd, but now, of course, I do pretty much the same thing with mine. I was hoping to buy one for my son for his birthday in a few days and that was when I discovered the apocalypse had in fact already come and Melitta had stopped making the most important piece of technology known to man. Fortunately, my Melitta is still working, which I will have to rely on during this post apocalyptic time. I just wish I could save my son.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is great! I have had mine for at least 13 years, or more? Lost it during divorce, got it back but had to replace the lid latch. Glad she took it out of service but not tossed it! Been going strong these last 9 years! Got to replace lid latch, again! Thanks for the replacement info.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great site. Found it while desperately searching for parts info. Sadly, you have answered my questions. This is my second M&B. Had a white one some years ago, lid latch broke. My wife is not one for "making it work" and got rid of it. Like a story ripped from the pages of a cheap romance novel, I tried others and was only disappointed. Went back to Melitta and got another M&B, black this time. What? The lid latch broke!!! Carefully glued the part back into place. That was about 3 years ago. Still holding to this day. I just hold the latch release button while closing and release it when completely closed. I'm the only coffee drinker, so TLC is always used. I am going to try some of the suggestions you all have mentioned for repairing the basket screen. I've just been living with a few grounds for some time now. I had to laugh at some of the post comments describing the level of dedication to this machine. Mainly because they are something similar to what I have thought in the past. This is a fantastic coffee maker and as long as the band-aids, bubble gum and baling wire can hold it together, I'll keep using it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank God there are people like you! We've been hooked for more than 15 years and I think more than 20! We always made an emergency plan on who was grabbing the coffee beans and who was grabbing the mill and brew as we headed for the basement to ride out the tornados! I pray Melitta will LISTEN AND ACT!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love this great little machine, but I broke the carafe and need a replacement. Any help would be appreciated.

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      bigbooyaw 4 years ago

      @anonymous: There is one on EBay. I tried to post the link for you on here, but the system gave me a message that the link looked like spam....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had two of these magical machines over the past 10+ years. The first one went to my boyfriend when I moved away to care for my aging parents. I immediately bought another for my new location. Both had broken lid latches, no big deal. Less than a year ago I broke my carafe. After doing extensive research I finally decided to buy a very expensive Breville grind and brew coffee maker. I hate it and still pine for my Mellita Mill and Brew, so I am back to searching for a carafe. When I called Mellita to tell them what I thought of their decision to discontinue this wonderful machine, the agent I spoke with let me know it had been manufactured by Salton, who went out of business. Additional research confirmed this. Thought other devotees might like to know this tidbit of information, explains why Mellita discontinued it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Just received the coffee maker from my mom. She down sized and gave me the coffee maker since for some reason I was the only one who could work the thing. I just looked up the directions on the web. It was pretty easy. Boy am I glad no one in my family read directions. Yippee to me! Best machine I have ever had and it didn't cost me a thing! I will protect it like gold, as well as order the replacement parts available now.....While they are still around. Just in case!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Found this great site when googling Melitta to see if by chance the Mill and Brew was available again. Our latest Capresso just died--they seem to last about 6 months, and don't compare to the Mill and Brew we had for years anyway. Thanks for the site and everyone's comments. We really are a cult! So sad that it doesn't appear that Melitta will be able to replicate the best coffeemaker we've ever known.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi, Can i post a picture of how I fixed my broken latch?? ..I used a small brass hook and eye..no gooey velcro or rubberbands. This is my second (black with a thermal carafe)..I love this page , who knew there's a cult of Mill n Brew fans??? I'm in..hoping Melitta has a new basket in stock, my screen finally gave up...that's where those grounds were coming from. Now that I know the machine is no longer available, I will take extra care with it.

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      puzzlerpaige 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Steve,

      I'll be glad to post your picture. Please send one that is very clear so others can see how you fixed the problem. Send the picture as an attachment to bakerpuzzlemaker@yahoo.com

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Hi, our Melitta quit after 10 plus years of service. It still grinds, still boils the water, but the water doesn't pour over the grounds and into the pot. Any ideas? Thanks, Tom.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      can anyone tell me why my mill & brew is pouring coffee all over the counter?

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      steve-addabbo 3 years ago

      @anonymous: A couple of things..1. Make sure (if you have a thermal carafe) that the lid is partially unscrewed to allow air to escape, 2. Carefully check the grinding basket, if the screen is separating from the frame, grounds could be clogging the drip spout, 3. the spring that closes the plunger could be stuck,exercise the plunger to make sure it's not stuck closed. I wound up removing the plunger after the spring kept getting stuck..I have to wait for the brew cycle to end but what's a few minutes wait for a great cup of coffee.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Ok, we are dying here! My husband and I received a Cuisinart g/brew in 2002 for a wedding gift and returned it-truly unhappy with it. I found the Melitta G&B at Wegmans- a local grociery - and picked it up for $60 then. We have rigged the top to stay shut for years now by placing a small ceramic dish on top and just had the ultimate of accidents, my husband crashed the pot into the divider in our sink.....we are at a stand still. We have shopped and searched for a 'replacement' with any other brand that people swear by, but we are unable find really satisfied customers, so we are waiting. I shamed him from bidding on a used one for $90 on ebay, as you never know when the plate will stop heating, etc....and that's a lot for a used coffee maker. Has anyone found another brand you can say is worth it?

      thanks!

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      steve-addabbo 3 years ago

      @puzzlerpaige: did you receive the pic I sent?

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I haven't found another brand that I like nearly as much so I just purchased one on bay for $89. I thought it was worth the gamble. I have one and so does my mom - hope this one will be a spare :-)

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I absolutely LOVED Melitta Grind and Brew-what a perfect piece of work-simple, functional and well designed. I was talking to my husband while loading the pot in the dishwasher and hit it on the granite counter-took a chunk off and thought I can get a replacement pot. Went online and 3 different store-no such luck!!!

      Got a Cusinart Grind and Brew-what a holy mess-it leaks, does not grind, does not brew. Just got a Breville-it's a beauty at $280.00 but the grinder is really loud and too many parts. Still in search of a pot-maybe take the advise of using a smaller pot and undo the pause spring.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Mine stopped working a couple of years ago but I found another mill and brew coffee maker that makes just as great tasting coffee! The Twinbird Pyramis Drip. The problem is it's only sold in Japan. I visited Japan last year and bought one along with a Japanese voltage transformer. It works wonderfully, has a stainless steel thermo pot and is just as easy to clean. On the downside it only makes 5 cups and has no timer but if you visit Japan I recommend getting one. It's around $80.

      You can see it on www.amazon.co.jp Search for CM-D456B and load the webpage through Google Translate.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: ... and I shamelessly admit: I AM JEALOUS! I would do anything in my power - besides paying too much - to get my hands on one of these babies again! There never has been and never will be another Melitta Mill & Brew ... BOO hoo hoo ...

      Love this site and at least read some good advice on all the other machines that cost 3 times as much and aren't worth a boot!

      Thanks to all of you comiserates, LOL and good luck to all of us in the ensuing Treasure Hunt!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      My Mill and Brew is about 12 years old and still going strong. Latch broken, mesh on the basket ripped at the seam, we don't care. We love it and will use it until it dies. With a page like this, WHY doesn't Melitta just come out with this machine again??? Why oh Why??

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      anonymous 3 years ago

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      i own a s mart melitta. as you may know this one has an atomic clock that was supossed to be activated by an msn program that was discontinued. Therefore I can not use the timer and program the machine. Does anybody know how to circumvent this? I did read the manual, but there is nothing about it. Thanks very much

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Mother's co-worker only used her black one twice she said and appears to not be worn at all. I don't think she knows what she gave up. Going to get whole bean tonight!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Yup! My thriftstore Melitta Mill & Brew has been making me one very happy coffee drinkin' girl!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Conair Cuisine (the original manufacturer--Melitta rebranded the beloved ones) has begun manufacturing a Mill-Brew-Serve coffee maker with the same guts: removable grinder basket, basket top with arm and the little white button, but a better latch. I found mine at Tuesday Morning for $50 with a thermal carafe.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I truly miss my melitta mill and brew. It was the best made machine and easiest to keep clean. I now have a Cuisinart and hate it, in fact, it is no longer working

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear janeloski,

      Thank you for your post. It has filled me with hope. Please tells us more!

      The only thing I could find on the web regarding this coffee maker was by doing a search for âConair Cuisine Tuesday Morning.â Indeed, thereâs a coffee maker there, but when you click on the "Tuesday Morning" button, it says that the offer is no longer available.

      I must say that the image of the product bears little resemblance to the Melitta Mill & Brew. How similar is it? Are you saying that the guts (esp. the interior grinder basket) are THE SAME as the old Mill & Brew? Our defunct Mill & Brew ground and brewed relatively quickly AND it was very easy to clean (unlike the various Cuisenart models out there now). Is this true for the Conair Cuisine?

      Finally, since I'd never heard of Conair Cuisine, I dug around and discovered (at trademarkia) that they are a newly minted trademark (as of July 23, 2013) of the Conair corporation.

      Perhaps we will be hearing more in the future?

      (Btw, my initial post on this site dates back to June 30, 2012. Since that time we have NOT replace our Melitta. Instead, itâs been French Press every morning. Which is nice.)

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Turns out they have a Tuesday Morning store about 2 miles from where I live. Turns out they were still open. Turns out I bought the Conair Cuisine 10-Cup Grind & Brew after opening the box, looking at the manual, and seeing the parts very similar to what was inside the Melita Mill & Brew. Turns out I paid $69.99. Turns out it grinds and brews a good cup of coffee! And yes, it seems a bit more sturdily build than the old Melitta, but it's also a much larger piece of equipment. Still, it looks good in our Kitchen. Thank you janeloski!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      OK. I'm really interested about this Conair, but when you search Internet it also links it with Cuisinart. And when I looked at pics it appears very similar to Cuisinart. I'll be very curious to hear if this one keeps getting more good comments on here.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Don't buy the Cuisinart models. From what I can tell by reading on-line comments, no one who owned the Mill & Brew likes the Cuisinart models. This Conair Cuisine model is something different, apparently. Janeloski, (just below) says that this is the original manufacturer of the Melitta Mill & Brew. I don't know where she received that info. I was told by Melitta that the original manufacturer went belly-up. This manufacturer, on the other hand, seems newly minted.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Today marks the third morning that my wife and I have awakened to the fresh smell of coffee brewing in our Conair Cuisine Grind/Brew/Serve 10-cup Coffee Grinder and Brewing System. Here're some details:

      From the outside it looks nothing like the old Melitta Mill and Brew. It's larger, it's stainless steel-like with black trim, and it's larger. Did I mention that it was larger?

      On the inside, however, things start to look VERY similar. The grinder basket/filter is nearly identical to the Melitta's. The basket/filter cover is also pretty much the same. The bucket that holds the basket/filter and cover is also identical in concept to the Melitta. And, as we have found, all three parts are easily removable and easily washable--just like the Melitta.

      The control panel has the same features we had on the Melitta: brew on, program on, 1-4 cup (if you are brewing less than a full pot), and a clock/program LED with hour/minute buttons to set clock/program. On the CC 10, however, it all looks a bit more deluxe, with blue rings that light up when you push and set buttons.

      The CC-10 has the thermal carafe (as Janeloski noted below) which might be a plus for some; for us, not so much. You have to screw the top all the way down in order for it to fit in it's space. The old Melitta had a flip-top that was hecka easy for placing and pouring. Plus, I'd rather have a glass decanter so I can see the black gold filling the pot. But I'll put up with the non-transparent carafe. Perhaps Conair Cuisine will manufacture a glass version one day.

      Upshot: If you want something that gets you very close to the old Mill and Brew, this may be it. But where to find it? As far as I can tell, it's only available at these Tuesday Morning stores, a nationwide chain featuring "famous brands at legendary savings." If you go on line, you'll find that these brewers aren't available from TM via mail order. That's because, I was told, they don't do mail order anymore. Anyway, the funky little TM store near where I live had two. The woman who helped me with my purchase did a bit of checking and said that they've had these models in the store since April (!). There were two left. I may go back and buy up the 2nd one, for a gift. Or, hell, just stash it in the attic for whenever the one we're using now poops out.

      Btw, I paid $69.99, $20 more than janeloski. Still, it's the best extra $20 I've spent in a long time.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: If you have a Tuesday Morning store in your neighborhood, go directly to it. Do not pass Go, etc.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Newly minted as a division of Conair, that is.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      The Conair Cuisenart Grind/Brew/Serve 10-Cup Coffee Grinding and Brewing System (seemingly available only at certain Tuesday Morning stores) appears to be identical (certainly from the outside) to the no-longer-available "Better Homes and Garden Grind and Brew."

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Somewhere below, in this here blog, there is a brief post about the Better Homes and Garden Grind and Brew

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Do a google search for "Conair Cuisine Mill-Brew-Serve coffee maker -cuisinart" and open the images window and you come up with a bunch of patent designs for ... not the Melitta or Conair ... but the *Japanese* Twinbird mill and brew I mentioned a few posts ago. Strange. Looks like it was originally designed by Toshiba. One advantage of the Japanese design is that the grinder is separated from the funnel so you can use standard paper filters that you toss away so cleaning is even easier than the Melitta. I wish a western company would license this design. It works great.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: I noticed a lot of people were unhappy about the coffee temperature for the BHG model. Even consumer reports mentioned it. Have you noticed cool coffee in your unit?

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      My Mill & Brew died (boohoo) think it's the heating element.

      Bought it a garage sale 12yrs ago for $2.00.

      NEVER BUY CUISINART

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      We bought our M&B in 2005 for $69.99 at Anderson's True Value in south Fort Myers, Fla. I remember it because it was a grand-opening week and the price seemed fair. Our only gripe is, after barely a year the notch in the filter housing broke off (the latch in the top lid still works fine, it just has nowhere to latch into) and we put a cutting board on the top lid to keep it closed so the grinder will run. Sometimes it gets a bit slow, we only need to run some water with vinegar through it and it's back to rights. We love it!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Indeed, Randy, I would say that the coffee is less than piping hot, even if you pour it right when it's finished brewing. We've been drinking french press for a while now so compared to that everything else is less than piping hot, I suppose. It's not a deal breaker for us, however. That is, it's still hot coming out of the pot. You don't wanna chug it. Another none deal-breaker, but still a con when compared to the Melitta is that when the decanter is turned to ON, the coffee comes out sloooow. If you open the decanter another half turn to get it to pour quicker then, oops, the top comes off and you've made a mess.

      Upshot: we like that the CC10 has virtually the same mill and brew system as the Melitta and that, like the Melitta, it's so easy to clean. We don't like so much how big the damn things is, or that the coffee isn't very hot coming out, or that the decanter pours so slow.

      We'll probably alternate: rush-to-work mornings we'll opt for the convenience of having fresh ground coffee ready when we get up but on lazy morning it'll be french press!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I've had mine for probably 10 years or so- as another poster mentioned, the latch was broken (set a heavy spoon rest on top- no prob) and the basket was coming apart (so there's a few grounds in the bottom of the cup- big deal) -but a few days ago the pot got broken -GAAAAHHH!!! -typical replacement pots don't fit- NOOOO!!! I don't even drink coffee that much, but I can't bear to part with my Melitta and buy another Note- I have looked at the Better Homes version- thought about seeing if I could order a basket since it appears to be identical to Melitta's but I can't see shelling out $80 for the whole pot when the ratings were poor and I only drink coffee occasionally (but am picky about it.)

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I've had my Melitta Mill and Brew for about 10 years. I've had to replace the basket and that's it! I absolutely love that coffee brewer and am highly disappointed it's no longer available. I discovered that when attempting to purchase one for my son, who gave me mine as a gift all those years ago. Please start making them again. They make the best cup of coffee around!

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      GomerKierkegaard 3 years ago

      I've had my M&B for at least 8 years now. I liked it so much, I bought one as an anniversary gift for my best friend. Thing is, his wife--who I love dearly--didn't like the fact that it was black, so they stuck it in the garage, unopened. About two years later, after listening to me wax eloquent endlessly about what a great coffee maker it was, they gifted it back to me for my birthday. Now I have two of everything, except the carafe, which broke. And wouldn't you know, both latches are broken. Gonna have to call Melitta and see about that...

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      jim-simpson-3150807 3 years ago

      I have a black Melitta Mill & Brew that is working, but the carafe got broken. Also, the lid is white (a replacement part and they only had the white). Does anyone want to buy it?

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      Kenworthy 3 years ago

      The plastic piece that holds the handle together just disintegrated. . . any ideas on where to get a replacement pot? HAVE USED MY MILL & BREW DAILY FOR ALMOST TEN YEARS!!! Don't want to give up yet.

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      evlthomas 3 years ago

      We were on our 4th Mill and Brew (2 old school black followed by 2 "smart") when it finally died. After checking in to Ode we found a reference to the Conair Cuisine having the same guts, We ordered

      one and as other have reported: IT'S TRUE! Same awesome basket grinder design. We got at bestbuy.com for $120.

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      elkecoffee 3 years ago

      Just got off the phone with Melitta rep (888-melitta), who said that the company that manufactured the Mill and Brew for them went out of business years ago, and that Melitta has since run out of all replacement parts for the machine, including the problematic lids, and carafes (the "universal replacement carafe" on their website does not fit the Mill and Brew).

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      MyCoffeePlease 3 years ago

      Just called the listed number. Not in service. Called one on the Melitta website. Got them. No go. Nice lady says there are NO more parts-- black, white, filters, lids, etc. -- of ANY kind. She also said their partner in manufacturing didn't make the unit anymore. Seems it was the partner's manufacturing that was the important thing. Melitta never did do it themselves. It was someone else that actually made them.

      So-- my Melitta friends, you can join with me and Cry.Sigh.Boo.Hoo.Bummer.Waa!Scream or Throw a tantrum. It will do us no good. It's time to not just change the tire, folks, but look for a new car. Regretfully yours...

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      diamndust 3 years ago

      I have had my M&B for almost 6yrs now and LOVE it! Everyone who drinks coffee at my house says it's the best, They want to know what kind of coffee I use, where I got the pot, etc I'm only using 8 O'clock coffee but it is fabulous! Our latch did break a few years into it but I use the upper kitchen cabinet and a small medicine bottle to slightly wedge and keep the lid shut but a rubber band or anything weighted works. Now my filter has ripped so I am in search of a replacement. I just read Melitta is selling them cheap so I'm going to check it out tomorrow. I so wish they were still selling these I am not looking forward to the day when it will have to retire.

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      diamndust 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Ebay had some Melitta pots available of course some people are price gouging because of our love of our coffee maker! Best of luck to you.

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      tri4autism 3 years ago

      My latch is broken again on my Cooks Essentials black model with the stainless carafe... will try calling the number above for a white lid... otherwise any other options? I remember years ago there was a guy that was making the latch part out of metal and it would last FOREVER. He was actually somewhat local to me and when I contacted him he had recently stopped making it and didn't have any left... that latch is the only problem I've ever had with mine.

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      tri4autism 3 years ago

      My latch just broke and it appear the lid is no longer available... called the number above and they're gone. Any options other than the jam it down with something option... ;) I'd love to machine a catch that would actually last...

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      tikigrl13 3 years ago

      I bought my machine on September 18, 2004 and being using it every day since. But just yesterday morning the closing hitch of the lid broke and I don't want to replace it. I love my machine it the best one ever specially when you could smell fresh grind coffee before even getting out of bed. I hope I could find the lid to replace.

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      kathe-scott-75 3 years ago

      Melitta Mill and Brew was the best coffee pot ever!! Small, simple, excellent coffee, easy to clean, easy to fill with water - just the best!

      BUT I gave up on my second M&B years ago after the cover latch broke and got a refurbished Cuisinart grind and brew which I have never liked at all (weak coffee - hard to clean- too many parts etc.) Yesterday I found the Conair Cuisine Grind and Brew at Ocean State Job lot for $49. It looks different (just like the BH&G machine shown below) but the insides are the same as the M&B!! I still had the basket from my old M&B and it fit perfectly! The coffee is MUCH better than the old Cuisinart. The only down side is the clunky thermal carafe but fortunately the glass carafe from the old CG&B fits just fine (so get a Cuisinart Brew Central Replacement Coffee Pot Universal Carafe to Fit DCC-1000, DCC-1100, DCC-1200, DGB-500, DGB-600, DGB-700 carafe if you donât like that thermal one). There is no heating element to keep the coffee warm which is fine with me. I prefer to nuke cold coffee rather than have it get nasty from overheating anyway.

      Yes - Conair Cuisine is Cuisinart (same address) but I think they must have acquired the patent for the Melitta Mill and Brew.

      I notice the CC G&B is available on line. If your MM&B has died and you don't have an Ocean State Job Lot nearby I would order it online. Who knows how long it will be around...

      I tried the phone # above for a replacement cover - since I still have my MM&B... but she said they hadn't had replacement parts for 2 years.

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      berndbuerklin 3 years ago

      Conair - Cuisine Grind & Brew 10-Cup Coffeemaker CC-10 is available at BestBuy for $34.99, as of 12/30/2013. Just do a google search for bestbuy conair mill brew.

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      steve-addabbo 3 years ago

      My latch broke years ago, I went to the hardware store a bought a small BRASS latch set that I screwed into the top cover and side of the grinder basket..It is solid as a rock..I sent pictures in to this site in July but they were never posted

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      puzzlerpaige 3 years ago

      @steve-addabbo: Yes. Your excellent pic and idea have been in queue to republish since you sent it to me. But this site has prohibited me from republishing. I've just sent in a special request to fix that. Hopefully soon. I have, however, sent your pic to anyone who requested it by attaching it in an email. Thank you!

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      berndbuerklin 3 years ago

      @anonymous: As I posted in a later post, the Conair is available per mail order at BestBuy for $34.99 with free shipping still as of today, 01/04/14. We ordered 2, and made our first coffee today. No complaints. And indeed, the interior looks very much like the Melitta.

      I would say that the grinder basket from the Conair could be used in the Melitta with one adjustment: There is a plastic tab extending from the top edge of the basket, which should be easy to remove with a knife or so, and then it should fit the Melitta. I DID NOT TRY THAT, THOUGH!

      The grinder lid will not fit, since the safety button extension is longer than on the Melitta.

      One difference to the Melitta is that the Conair has no adjustment for how long the grinder runs. The manual states that it runs for 15 seconds. I personally do not miss that, since we had the Melitta always set to 4 on the grinder setting.

      And as Hans mentions above, coffee is not piping hot, but hot enough for us.

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      debimzadi 3 years ago

      @tri4autism: I'm using electrical tape to keep my lid shut. It works just find and is the same color as my pot. I reuse the tape over and over. Just keep it stuck to the lid. One piece of tape lasts about 3-4 months and then I just use a new one.

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      tpusheck 3 years ago

      I have a Grind and Brew for sale that is missing the glass pot. Was unable to find replacement and ended up finding a Grind and Brew w/steel carafe instead. The machine works great and of course the latch for the grinding basket is broke but I usually placed a juggling ball on top perfect weight.

      Ok to contact via email if interested we can negotiate a fair price. tpush@att.net

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      tpusheck 3 years ago

      I have a mill and brew that works great except missing glass pot and of course the broken latch for the grinding basket that we all know and love. my solution a hacky sack on top. am willing to sell for reasonable price.

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      rnitewell 3 years ago

      Answer to kenworthy - not sure if you are referring to the plastic clip of the handle that attaches the handle to the glass, but that is the problem we just ran into. The bottom is still attached, but the weight of a full pot will cause the pot to pull away from the bottom and probably ultimately break the pot. Oh no no! CAN NOT let that happen because I have not found any other carafes that will fit. I used electrical tape and ran it around the entire diameter of the upper pot, pulling it between the actual handle and the glass. I did a double layer , and this gives the full pot the support it needs. Tape is a wonderfully useful item. We also tape the lid down ( as someone else recently mentioned). I've described our faithful Mill & Brew in previous posts - but there is so much tape on it and the basket filters that we have, that my son has dubbed it "Frankenstein" - but it keeps on brewing about 5 pots a day, and more on weekends :) - we'll never give up our Mill& Brew!

      Hope that helps. - keep on brewin'

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      rnitewell 3 years ago

      @anonymous: try putting something under the left (when looking at it) back corner. Ours was leaking and I put the hancdle of a coffee scoop under the back left corner and it doesn't leak when I remember to do that - although, it has been like that for quite awhile now, and at this point putting the scoop handle under the back corner is just part of the set up :)

      hope that helps - good luck, and keep on brewin'.

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      rnitewell 3 years ago

      @anonymous: I too have had to add to my collection of grind & brews (see previous posts) and try out the Conair grind and brew. I will give it credit where credit is do - it does make a good pot of coffee; that's really about the only good thing I can say about it. It doesn't brew very hot, and it doesn't stay hot for very long, although it is in a thermal carafe ( which I don't care for) I don't like the water reservoir at all, as it is solid and has that stupid "step" system for measuring. I have to use 1.5 more beans than in my Melitta to get a good flavor (Melitta set to grind at 4). The carafe lid is hollow in the center , so when you rinse it out and off you have to dry it on it's side with the filling hole facing down, otherwise water sits inside the lid - do I need to go on? - oh , but I will, the parts are just different enough that without modifying they will not work in the Melitta (thanks Conair for making sure we had to buy your machine and not just the parts) it really is like they did it purposely, or maybe for patent reasons they had to - not sure. Anyway, I drink my morning cups and my go cup from our beloved Melitta (Frankenstein), and the Conair is good enough to brew my pot that I fill my thermos with for work. The fresh brewed pot of coffee from the Conair is still good enough to beat out all the other grind and brews sitting in my cupboards at least.BUT NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, has yet to compare with the Melitta Mill & Brew :) - hope that helps, keep on brewin'.

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      msmdavis 3 years ago

      Bought the Conair Cuisine from Best Buy for $35.

      Although it LOOKS the same inside, all the important parts are off by about 1/4 inch:

      The thingie that depresses the grind switch is longer than the MnB, etc.

      They changed just enough to avoid patent lawsuit, I presume.

      ANYWAY, the Conair makes a fine cup of coffee.

      Only thing missing is the adjustable grinding time (1-7).

      Somewhat of a work around for that (I like mine ground really fine) is to hit the on/off switch after the first grind, before it starts brewing, then hit the switch again to cycle a second round of grinding before brewing.

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      tpmoore56 3 years ago

      We've had our Mill & Brew for approx 8 years and my Son & Daughter in law have also had one for that long. What can we say that likely has not already been said... We LOVE our Mill & Brew and have repaired it many times rather than buy a new one. And here we are yet again looking for parts. IF Melitta had continued making them we most certainly would have purchased no less than one more and likely two more by now. So to your earlier point "WHY DOESN'T MELITTA MAKE THEM ANY LONGER?" I really can't imagine why!!!

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      kenocat 3 years ago

      Has anyone tried to repaint the hot plate on their Melitta Mill and Brew?

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      lorraine-smithswann 3 years ago

      Ode to my mill&brew, If mine is ever beyond repair, I will certainly be in the depths of despair. Please Melitta bring it back. I promise I will but a sack. We've had ours for over 9 years. We just love it!

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      kthomps 3 years ago

      OMG! I was reading this blog and cracking up.. I thought I was the only one who was IN LOVE with my Melitta Mill and Brew. I stumbled on this site because I need a repalcement basket and caraffe. NO ONE carries it. This is our second one and we've had this one for 8 years. We bought a Carissa burr grind and brew machine a couple of years ago. It went bad after a year. THANK GOD we hung on to our Melitta. The only reason why we swithced was because the latch was broken. SO... we are back to using tape and am happy! but we know it's only a matter of time....

      I see that the Melitta site has started making coffee makers again but no mill and brew... I don't understand why. Perhaps it's time to start a campaign and talk to the preseident again. NIce to know that there's a support group out there! ;-)

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      barbaras 3 years ago

      I have my machine about 12 years. I need a new filter and cant find one anywhere. I am now trying to figure out how I can fix it myself. I did get an email from the president of Melita. He told me that they had sold the patent for the machine to another company who made the machine for a few years. About 8 years ago they went out of business and that is why they cannot make this pot any longer. When this goes, I don't know what I am going to do for coffee. Any suggestions??

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      Johnnyqcat 3 years ago

      I've had mine 10 years + and love it! I've had to replace the top lid twice and am in the same quandry again. Love Steve-Addabbo's suggestion! Thanks for posting the pic!

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      kenocat 3 years ago

      @barbaras: There is one for sale right now on E Bay, but expensive. Possibly food grade epoxy might work? I'm assuming the screen has a tear?

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      Melittaman 3 years ago

      I'm not sure how long,maybe 6years. It is an awesome coffee maker. The lid latch broke but I use a rubber band. Works great. We were given a new Cuisinart as a gift but it is such a poor substitute for our Melitta I gave it away.

      It really amazes me there is no better coffee maker: taste,strength, ease of use. I hope to keep it going but my wife just broke our carafe!! Help.

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      SeeSea 3 years ago

      I bought my Melitta Mill and Brew at Target about 14 years ago. Yes.... love it! Top latch broke; filter basket ripped; carafe is fine. Several years ago (2011), I got 2 replacement filter baskets directly from Melitta in Clearwater. I still have one basket as a spare [fingers crossed]. Melitta says they don't have any more filter baskets.

      My fix for keeping the top closed where the latch broke is to stick the flat end of the coffee bean scooper into the space between the flat edge of the lid and the water reservoir. The end of a plastic fork or spoon works, too.

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      pkpatches 3 years ago

      I just bought mine at a yard sale for $3, began cleaning it up tonight and thought to search for an instruction manual online. Thanks so much for sharing! The filter may be in questionable condition, but I'm going to give it a try. I'm devoted to my Gaggia espresso machine, but bought the Melitta to use when family & friends are over and might want a coffee. I'm glad to see it has such a devoted following!

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      lori-murray-65 3 years ago

      Does anyone have the problem of the coffee going all over the counter? I can determine the source of where it coming from but think the basket is getting too full of water. It seems to do ok with ground coffee, but overflows if I use the grinder. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!!

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      g-man-in-seattle 3 years ago

      Awesome coffee maker. Love the timer, too. Takes 9 mins to brew and drip which is just the right amount of time for one snooze of the alarm.

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      tsuskind 3 years ago

      Tragically as it turns out, I gave my Melitta away to a friend prior to moving to Ireland (because the power there is 220 v). I had no idea how hard it would be to find a replacement, not being aware they had been discontinued. I, too, bought the Grind & Brew Cuisinart upon our return to the US, which, while pretty to look at, made coffee ranging from distinctly mediocre to downright awful. Since then I've gone on eBay and purchased a used Melitta, even with the broken latch, paying nearly as much for it as for the new, fancy Cuisinart, and I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER! I have a decorative potholder into which I've put a glass lid from a Yankee Candle for a weight, which I put on top of Ms. Melitta, to hold the lid closed. Finally, great coffee once again.

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      John 2 years ago

      I have two Mill and Brew machines, both purchased from a Goodwill store for less than $15.00. That was several years ago. I have even talked to Mitch, the Mellitta president about this. I told him one eBay auction went to $249.00 (NIB). He old me about the BH&G brewer but it lacks the adustable grind timer so those of us that like storng coffee are flummoxed again. Who has the engineering drawings and electronic schematics? Get those to some Asian manufacturer and everybody would have "happy mugs."

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      Jenny 2 years ago

      I found a perfect replacement! After owning 2 Melitta Mill and Brew makers for the past 14 years we were devastated when our most recent one brewed it's last cup. I mean, we had been taping down the latch for years... but it started slowing down and overheating. The last day it took 1hr to brew a cup and the pot just quit after that. I searched and searched. After the first one died and the Melitta M&B had already been discontinued we tried the Cuisinart Grind and Brew and were so disappointed we returned it and found a Melitta on eBay for $99. Now if you can find them they are over $200 (Amazon has them for $899 used!!!). After looking I came across the Black and Decker CM5000B 12-Cup Mill and Brew Coffeemaker on Amazon. It was only $79 so I thought I'd give it a try. From the pictures posted it appeared to have the same grinding basket so we were hopeful. And we were not disappointed!!! We could not be happier with our purchase! It is like a newer model of the Melitta Mill and Brew! It has 6 adjustments on the grind and 2 strength adjustments. It is perfect! Just like the Melitta! And the latch seems like it will last better than the Melitta. Here is a link to it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LU2I46E/ref=oh...

      I hope this helps someone! We are going to purchase a 2nd one for backup before it is discontinued!!!

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      Lauren 2 years ago

      I am at target and just saw a Black & Decker mill and brew w same guts as our beloved melitta.

      Oh joy oh joy oh joy!

      As our black melitta

      is 11 years old w no replacement parts!

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      Susan 2 years ago

      Bought the Black and Decker and it's a worthy replacement. Much better lock system, somewhat improved guts, and makes a great cup of coffee. The Strong setting yields the industrial strength that we love for augmenting with lots of creamer for that specialty flavor. A bit bigger countertop footprint but worth the space. Yeah!

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      Robert. 22 months ago

      Where can i get an original owners manual for this coffee maker.

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      J A Scott 12 months ago

      I'm looking for instructions on how to remove and replace the large lis (the one where the latch breaks off). Video would be especially helpful.

      Many thanks!

    Getting from Whole Bean to Ground Coffee

    With my Mill & Brew I Always go with Option #4 - How About You?

    All cups of coffee start from a whole coffee bean. You can actually use any of these with your Melitta Mill and Brew, but what makes it so special is you can skip straight to step 4 for the very best cup.

    Option 1: Pre-Ground - You purchase your coffee already ground from the manufacturer.

    Option 2: In-Store Grinding - You buy a bag of whole beans at the store and use the in-store grinder. With this option you grind the whole bag at once.

    Option 3: At-Home Coffee Grinder You have 2 small appliances to accomplish the job. You grind your coffee beans in portions in a coffee grinder and then add the grounds to the coffee pot and brew as usual.

    Option #4: Combination Grind and Brew Coffee Maker - You have a grind and brew coffee maker that grinds the whole beans and also brews the coffee all in one machine.

    Which of these methods do you use? Tell me in the poll below.

    Please participate in this quick poll - All about YOUR coffee

    How do you get from whole bean to ground coffee at your house?

    See results

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        julieannbrady 6 years ago

        Well, we have a separate coffee bean grinder. I like the idea of all-in-one! Nicely presented my dear.

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        HorseAndPony LM 6 years ago

        I would purchase whole bean if I had a mill and brew. Next time we need a new coffee maker I think we will try one of these. Thanks for the info.

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        Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

        I wasn't even aware there WAS a mill and brew coffeepot combo! :) I love fresh ground coffee beans and am a 'coffee addict'. I use a grinder, then brew my coffee, but am very unhappy with my current coffeepot and will be looking into these Coffee Pots with Grinders.

        You have done an excellent presentation here featuring Coffee Pots with Grinders, with not only excellent reviews of products, but with sharing personal stories. Instead of just reading a review of a product, I felt as if we were sitting at your kitchen table, enjoying a fresh brewed cup of coffee together while we discussed the benefits of a combination coffee pot and grinder. This well-done lens is very worthy of a ~~SquidAngel Blessing~~

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        anonymous 6 years ago

        Fabulous idea, I guess it was only time until they combined them. After reading your lens, I am craving a cup of coffee! :-)

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        Wendy Henderson 6 years ago from PA

        I love the idea of the all in one coffee maker!

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        WriterBuzz 6 years ago

        Very cool lens. Informative and fun. Thanks for sharing. Thumbs Up given.

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        Tonie Cook 6 years ago from USA

        Hello - I stopped by! I have a Mr. Coffee grind and brew coffee maker I've been using for the past some odd years, and it gets plenty of use. This is a very informative lens for those who are looking for the Melita.

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        puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

        @anonymous: farmeeoregon,

        I've never heard of Dallmayr Prodomo (Whole Bean) until now. I will definitely give it a try. Speaking of coffee prices/deals, my fave Eight O'clock has skyrocketed lately. About a year or two ago it was $3.80 for a 12 ounce bag, then $4.50 and now it's about $6.50 a bag. I don't keep track of other brands but I wonder if all coffee prices are up up up?

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        I've been trying to find a good replacement for my old Capresso team burr grinder coffee maker, which has a conical drip basket. The new ones all have a flat basket, and suck for various reasons. I've tried Cuisinart, Capresso, and Saeco, and returned them all. I came across a description of this coffee maker and I want one! Apparently, a few years too late...Even though it uses a bladed grinder, it sounds like it makes wonderful coffee.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        OMG I thought I was out here alone! I am on my second Mill and Brew...started the love affair back in 2000 or so and the latch broke yesterday ! Black Duck Tape works great. This sight has given me hope and ideas! Thank you!!

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        My third m and b is missing the engagement device that when the lid is closed engages with the little white button that then turns the device on. Any ideas?

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        anonymous 4 years ago

        so glad to see that i am not alone in my obsession! melted the top of the grinder cover a bit in the dishwasher after 10 years! i can still use my coffeemaker it just sends some grounds all over the counter but i will figure out away to replace the cover or fix it somehow ! when looking online a few years ago to find a new machine i saw someone was selling theirs along with a salamander to hold the lid down. that idea was genius and allowed me to continue my love affair with the mill and brew!

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        ule-notknow 4 years ago

        @anonymous: Break a one-inch piece off of the handle of a plastic fork or spoon. Force it into the crack opposite the broken latch and the water reservoir. Now the lid can't come open while brewing. Works perfectly and looks a whale of a lot better than duct tape.

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        anonymous 4 years ago

        Sorry to hear they have quit making the Mill and Brew. Last ime iI looked for a part, they had only quit making the whie model.

        Mine has been a frien for 20 years. 1 lid replacement and 2 basket holders. They should have made the latch a little stronger. Right now I set a weight on the lid to make it work.

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        anonymous 4 years ago

        I "inheritated" my original Mill and Brew from my Mom 6 years ago. We LOVED that coffee maker right up until the end, about 3 years ago, and mourned its death grumpily while searching for a replacement. We finally found one online; the "smart" Mill and Brew with MSN Direct region specific weather information...paid a fortune for it, and although we disliked the non-functioning, not-so-smart weather station due to our rural setting, (which also rendered the start time part of the machine useless since the clock was reliant on that nonexistent technology), we grew to love the coffee making part just as much as our first one. We didn't love it for it's looks either, since we found it much more cumbersome than its slender, more down-to-earth predecessor, but it easily made the same excellent coffee. Well... sigh... this morning, as I was enjoying my first cup of coffee, I heard a horrible sound coming from the Mill and Brew. My warming plate seems to have forgotten to be a warming plate and was attempting to boil the remaining coffee that was in the carafe. Yikes! I immediately unplugged the unit from the wall and it is now sitting in stony silence and I am in shock with a cold mug beside me. What can I do now? Does anyone have any suggestions??

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        anonymous 4 years ago

        I repaired our Mill and Brew after the latch broke by removeing the lid and drilling and tapping it where it broke off, being carefull not to hit the spring below the drill point. I then inserted a nylon screw into the hole. Some adjusting and fileing was needed but this permanently fixed the problem. The screws were purchased at Lowes, 2 in a package for 56 cents.

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        anonymous 4 years ago

        OMG! My lid latch just broke. This was my second Melitta Mill and Brew. What do I do now? I am using a can of baked beans to brew coffee, I'm desperate.

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        anonymous 4 years ago

        @anonymous: Get a wooden chop stick. Use pocket knife to flatten the end so the stick will fit sungly in the gap at the hinge when the lid is in the closed position (the stick will be pointing up, you can shorten the stick)

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        anonymous 4 years ago

        Retiring my sweet Mill and Brew today after 17+ years of WONDERFUL service. But I've had to dink around with so many of the parts that don't work anymore. It's time. Time to let her go. :(

        If anyone needs a part, I could probably send for only the shipping costs, let me know.

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        anonymous 4 years ago

        The lid over the filter (which actually engages the brew cycle when latched) is broken once again. I was taping it down, but soon realized that if I hold the lid down for about 15 seconds, until the cycle starts, it will continue to brew without being held down. Yay! Once-in-a-while it will shut down (pause) and the light will flash. I will then just push the lid down again and it will finish brewing. The warmer will sat on afterward until the normal time period is up. So .... ys don't really need a lid on the filter, if you don't mind the lid being open about 1/4".

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        anonymous 4 years ago

        I snagged another Melitta Mill and Brew at a second hand store a few weeks ago! Priced at $6.00!! My first one is still working great with a piece of elastic keeping the lid closed for grinding. I eagerly await the day when they are back in production!

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        anonymous 3 years ago

        Hello and HEEEEEELP. Your odes to M&B made my buy one in eBay. It's actually a SMART Melitta, the one that was supposed to get the time, weather forevcast, from a Microsoft service that was discontinued at some point. Now, the timer on the machine is disabled, therefore the machine is not automatic any more. I paid about $ 150 for it, way too much for a nonautomated coffee maker. Does anybody have an idea how to short cut that function, and make the machine programmable? Do you know anybody interested in buing my machine ? all parts are in perfect shape. Tx Mia

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        arun-srinivasan2 3 years ago

        @anonymous: Hi - if you still have it, I'd be interested in purchasing the carafe/pot. Please let me know. Thanks!

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        fcamp 2 years ago

        IT'S HERE!!!!! FINALLY.......21 months ago, i posted that i was working with spectrum brands, who owned the rights....gave them a full proposal saying how many replacement parts i sold and that there were thousands of us out there who were dying to have a new machine as good as the old one....check it out....while i wasn't able to participate in the design part, they kept shunning me, well i was a PIA, but i just kept thinking of all of us!! (big corporations get ancy when someone from the outside trys to advise them) but kudoos to Terry Palistino, who was the VP at the time and listened to me to get it off the ground........, they listened, and the new machine Black and Decker CM5000B is on amazon for 82 dlrs....and I'm told that they will be in target over the next few weeks......I'll be posting my review....but so far, they engineered all the pain points out....new latch, better lid, same grinder, better display, a bit bigger, it's now a 12 c....but the heat is great...i just cleaned mine...

        GET THE WORD OUT MILLERS AND BREWERS!!!!

        stay tuned

        frank campagna

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        RTS 2 years ago

        Yep, owned two Mill and Brew coffee makers, the second one still by my work bench waiting for me to figure out how I can fix the broken impeller... Tried just about every grinding coffee maker we could find over the last couple years and none of them lived up to the Mill and Brew.

        My wife stumbled across a coffee maker that goes by the Black and Decker Mill and Brew at Target a week ago. Kind of looked like the Melitta, so she bought it. Same basic basket design, better latch, simple controls. Have been using it over the last week, works great, and the coffee has never been better! Just bought a spare one today, 'cause ya never know....

        Thank fcamp, you did everybody a service!

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        FixIt 2 years ago

        Fixed the broken latch problem with magnets. Had some round 1/2 x 1/8 inch magnets countersunk for #4 screw from K & J Magnetics. Attached one to the lid toward the rear from the broken latch and the other just below it so they are just touching. One has to be attached with countersink opposite so they attract. Drill a pilot hole for each screw before attaching. Had to shorten lower screw so it did not interfer with the basket. Magnets are Neodymium grade N42. Get a pair so they attract to each other. Sometimes pops open when grinder first starts so maybe use a thicker or larger magnet. No more latch, just lift lid to open and put down to close.

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        Joe B 2 years ago

        My melita gave up its ghost, I have a top, 2 baskets that I'm happy to give away...if you are interested, leave a message here with your email and I am happy to contact you to send them along.....JB

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        Tom Bice-Allen 2 years ago

        Hey, Joe B. biceallent@tds.net is my email. Please let me know how I can get your two grinder baskets. Tom

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        Didi009 2 years ago

        I have a vintage Melitta Mill and Brew for sale. It still works well but latch is broken and basket has been repaired. If you are interested, please give me your email and I will contact you.

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        Lv1509 2 years ago

        I love this Melitta Mill and Brew -- I have lost the part that you pour the water into...Is there anyway that we could enjoy Melitta to begin making this coffee pot again?

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        Bill 2 years ago

        loved my Mellita! After it died I was so sad to discover they don't make them anymore. Fortunately I found a Black and Decker machine at Target that works exactly the same, but with an improved lid design. I'm in coffee heaven once again and would reccomemd the B&D machine to everyone here looking for a replacement.

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        BPBEN 2 years ago

        One of my Mill and Brews (I'm an addict) isn't not pumping water up from the reservoir, to the lid, and then down to the filter housing. I did all the cleaning stuff, but that didn't work. I took the lid off and tried to blow through the top of the tube with compressed air. That didn't work. Anyone have an idea?

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        REZ 2 years ago

        Started out with a Mill and Brew unit marketed by GE as part of a suite of smart products -- never used it for its connectivity -- and then the carafe handle broke. Used duct tape to fix it and when looking on Ebay for replacement, stumbled in to the fact that the GE unit was in fact the same as the Melitta. I surmise Melitta made it for GE without putting its name on the item. Since the coffee the unit made was the best I ever had leaving other mill and brew machines way in the dust, I quickly bought two other new in box units I was fortunate enough to find and now have one in each of my two homes and a spare! There are minor differences between each unit, but the guts of each are the same.

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        TKalaf 17 months ago

        I'm surprised mine has lasted this long, but as of this morning is near death. I will miss this machine, as it mills and brews great coffee!

        Several years back, the tab on the top lid broke. We simply placed a weight on the top lid so it would operate. I see some have used a rubber band.

        The issue now is the grinder, in that it grinds only with smaller amounts of bean in the cup. Therefore we no longer have 'automated-mill' & brew.

        I will be looking for a separate grinder, so that I can still use this machine. The difference being, that I will have to grind the evening before. In the meantime, I plan to look into the B&D maker referenced on this site.

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        Bruce 16 months ago

        test

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        BruceA 16 months ago

        Dear fellow MillnBrew aficionados:

        I have recently done some tweaks to keep my machine alive and well I thought I'd share since I have gotten such great info here. I had the typical broken latch issue and did the rubber band trick which my wife did not like, nor did I really.

        What I did was take off the cover to the grind basket and created a plastic plug that could hold the white switch that gets depressed when you shut the lid, this by-passes that safety feature. When you by-pass that switch you no longer have to lock the top down.

        The next thing I found was the piece on the bottom of the grind basket had too much play in it and seemed to slipping and making a lot of noise. If you hold the blade with something you can unscrew the piece underneath. I did that and added a thicker washer on the bottom, (Lowes: # 423470 Hillman # 884573 $1.07 for 6). Now all I to do is shut the top, no latches or rubber bands needed. I think unit works better than new now!

        Lastly Black & Decker makes a CM5000B which is a revamped MillNBrew, though not as good looking at the reviews, they fixed one issue but created a worse one, leakage. If you need a new grind basket you can buy one from B & D parts and easily modify it to fit the MillnBrew. http://www.blackanddecker.com/support

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        BruceA 16 months ago

        p.s. Not sure if you can use the basket from B & D without my modification. I bought it because I needed a piece for bottom of mine because it got too chewed up previously. Also Cook's Essentials must have licensed the design at some point as they sold an identical design under their name in case you come across one of them.

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        BruceA 16 months ago

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        Rob 15 months ago

        Today I came across one beside the recycle bins... fully functional and in mint condition....works great.....

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        Robert 14 months ago

        I use to have one. Loved it. Looking for another one.

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