How strong is the adhesive?
The adhesive is very strong. In fact, be sure to have your placement all planned out before sticking the Coffeekeeper to the bottom of your cabinet. It will not come off without scraping it off.
Here are some tips from our engineering staff and customers:
1. Be sure to wipe the bottom of the cabinet where the top brackets sit against the bottom of the cabinet with rubbing alcohol. This step ensures that the adhesive will be able to grab.
2. Wait 24 hours before filling and using the coffeekeeper. Don’t want to wait? Use the included screws. They are short enough so they will not come through the bottom of the cabinet, and there is no need to drill - they just screw right in. The adhesive will hold the unit in place making this step really easy.
Should I use the included screws?
Feedback tells us that many of our customers just don’t want to wait the 24 hours to let the adhesive cure – they want to use the Coffeekeeper right away, and use the screws when they install the unit.
How durable is this thing?
Coffeekeepers are made of powder-coated steel, and has industrial strength rivets. In four years, we haven’t had any returns because of failure. And, because your Coffeekeeper is affixed to the bottom of your cabinet, it gains added stability.