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Stay or Go Carafe explosion

I was cleaning the unit as usual with vinegar and baking soda solution and
a soft plastic brush (no metal) when it just exploded. Glass shattered
inside the carafe.
Scared the dickens out of me!

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  • vryan438 Jan 01, 2009

    The same thing happened to my husband. He was rinsing the pot and just getting ready to clean it when the whole inside shattered inside the carafe and all over my kitchen sink ans counter. Why did this happen? Can I get a replacement carafe.

  • jhschuter Jan 02, 2009

    I can't believe it! The EXACT same thing happened to us yesterday. My husband was cleaning the carafe with a plastic brush, he had just filled it with water and it just exploded internally, some glass got around the sink. It scared the living daylights out of us with a loud pop. I'm in the process of looking for a replacement carafe. But after seeing others with the exact problem I'm not certain I want to stick with this brand.

  • adylordo Jan 13, 2009

    Same issue with mine - shattered when cleaning - sounded like an explosion - glass went everywhere - not even a year old.

  • jlanger Jan 23, 2009

    same issue though I got a good 2 years of service out of mine before this happened.

  • kzab Feb 14, 2009

    my husband also was cleaning and it shattered...I can seem to find where to get a replacement's only 1 year old!

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    This is the second one I had explode while I was cleaning it. I got a replacement carafe a little over a year ago but cannot find another one now.  I was very gentle cleaning the second one with a soft brush and hot water but it went anyway. Perhaps this is why they may have stopped making them. 

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    When I was cleaning my carafe it also exploded. I have been using the "go" cup and for some reason they will not filter all the coffee through and it ends up all over my counter

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I had the same problem. The carafe exploded while cleaning.

    Has anyone found a replacement part? For now I 'm able to use a Carafe from an old maker.


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SOURCE: Replacement coffee carafe

I have a complete Salton Three for all EX20 I'll be listing the carafes on e-bay soon.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

SOURCE: need a replacement carafe for salton espresso maker EX-96

You can call them directly 800-947-3745. Just a note.. they wanted $21 (including shipping) for a replacement expresso carafe (4-cup) for my MEX1B model. I thought this was a bit pricy and found a generic 4-cup espresso pot at for $10. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

SOURCE: Replacement Carafe

Go to and search under 'parts and accessories'. You'll be able to to find it there for $16.99.

They have chocolate fountains, ice makers, and waffle makers too!

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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SOURCE: need thermal carafe for stay & go hamilton beach maker.

check walmart and see if they have them
or do you have your order sheet
try hamilton web site too

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: replacement carafe

Send a $15.00 check to:
Emerson Radio Corp.
Consumer Affairs Dept
9 Entin Road
PO Box 430
Parsippany, NJ 07054-0430
Tell them you need a new carafe for #CCM901 sent to your address.

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