The kitchen floor is almost (but not quite) done thanks to a quick lunch break that turned into hours of vehicle trouble. Should be done today, though.
In the meantime, I present this largely photographic tutorial on how to fix the burned-off coating on the hotplate of your old coffeemaker:
|Here’s our old, one-button coffeemaker.|
|And here’s the hotplate.|
|And here’s some high heat spray paint Matt left laying around.|
|Let’s take this outside, shall we?|
|Half a dozen very light coats later: voilà!|
Now that I’ve done this I would make two recommendations to anyone else who wants to try:
- Use the gloss paint so that your carafe glides, rather than catching on the matte surface.
- Wait 48, rather than 24 hours, before using the coffeemaker again. I burned a few little holes in my new surface where the paint was not quite dry and it bubbled.
All in all, though, a vast improvement! Mr. Coffee does a lot less hissing now.