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Most people cannot think of beginning their day without having a cup of coffee. It plays a silent role in our lives.
Coffee plays an essential part in nearly every aspect of our social life.
People have it at home, at work, at gatherings, restaurants, it is everywhere!
Technologies are upgrading every day and so are our choices.
Previously, people use to make coffee by mixing milk, sugar and coffee powder in a pan over a gas stove or induction.
Today, coffee lovers have shifted to using a coffee machine to make coffee. It is a hassle-free and simple process.
A coffee maker usually lasts between 6 years to 10 years depending on your model and maintenance pattern.
What after that?
How to dispose of or throw away the coffee maker you have?
Well, you can sell off the coffee maker, donate it to a friend or charity, drop it off to the nearest recycling center, or get a junk clearance organization to shed it for you.
If your coffee maker is not working, the first thing you should do is to focus on how to get it repaired rather than throwing it away or disposing of it.
Let us take a look at the possibilities more closely.
1. Troubleshooting the problem on your own
In case the coffee maker but has suddenly stopped and is not working, try to troubleshoot the problem first.
Try to analyze the situation see why it stopped working.
Every electronic gadget comes with a manual.
Go through the manual and find relevant information. It may be due to wiring faults or voltage fluctuations or even internal part damage.
There are many “Do It Yourself (DIY)” videos on YouTube on how to repair a coffee maker that you can check out and find a home remedy.
Check for the warranty period and contact manufacturers
Many coffee makers come with a warranty period. If the coffee maker stops working during this period then the manufacturer is bound to replace it with a new one.
If you want to get the coffee maker repaired instead of disposing of it, check whether your coffee maker has stopped working within the warranty period.
If your coffee maker is within the warranty period it will be replaced or repaired without costing a penny. But if it is not under a warranty period the manufacturers may charge any amount to repair it.
You can call or mail the manufacturer explaining your issue.
3. Take it back to the store from where you purchased it from
This alternative only works for individuals who purchased their coffee makers from a local store near them. In case you have purchased your coffee maker from Amazon, eBay, Facebook group or any other online store, you cannot approach the store with your coffee maker.
In case you want to repair the coffee maker instead of disposing of it and you have bought it from a local retailer near you, you can approach them and explain your issue.
They can either repair or replace the coffee maker accordingly.
But they might charge you money for this.
4. Donate the coffee maker
Are you planning to buy a more upgraded coffee maker and don’t know where to dispose of the old one? With increasing e-waste globally, if your coffee maker is reusable it is best to donate or give it away to a friend, family or charity program.
This is the most environmentally friendly option that not only reduces e-wastes but also helps people who can’t afford to buy a new coffee maker.
5. Sell your coffee make
In case your coffee maker is in a useable state, you can sell it on online portals like eBay, Gumtree, Ziilch, local Facebook groups or even at a garage sale.
You get to dispose of it as well as earn some money.
But this option is only possible if your coffee machine is in the working state.
You can even sell it at a thrift store at a much lower price.
This is also a good environmentally friendly option that not only reduces e-wastes but also helps people who cannot afford to buy a new coffee maker.
6. Recycling the coffee maker
In case your coffee maker cannot be repaired or reused, recycling is the best option.
Most electrical items like coffee makers have complex and critical internal frameworks that cannot break down easily so it cannot be recycled easily.
You can contact e-waste companies in your town or city to send your coffee maker for recycling without increasing any waste.
Look out for exchange stores in your city
There are some stores that give you new electronic goods in exchange for old electronic gadgets.
If your coffee maker is in reusable or repairable condition, look out for such stores in your city.
You can exchange your old coffee maker and buy something new at a discounted price.
These stores usually don’t offer you much money but give you a discount while buying things from the store. If you are planning to buy a new electronic device, you can get it at a discounted price as well as can dispose of your coffee maker at the same time.
It’s worth the deal!
Don’t know what to do when your coffee maker stopped functioning this morning?
You investigate the situation and look up what happened before calling up for help.
If you are not able to understand what problem has arisen look out for warranty periods and take it to the manufacturers. You may also take it back to the store you purchased it from and get it repaired.
You are planning to get a new coffee maker and stuck with the old one?
Disposing of your coffee maker can be such a hassle! But not anymore.
You can donate your coffee maker to family, friends, and charity or you can sell it on online portals like eBay, Gumtree, Ziilch, local Facebook groups or even at a garage sale.
You can even look out for exchange stores in your city that accept old electronics good. In case your coffee maker cannot be repaired or reused, recycling is the best option.
It not only helps you to dispose of the coffee maker but also reduces e-wastes that are growing at an increasing rate in recent times.