Quote from: retrolefty on Dec 02, 2012, 04:50 pmhttp://c773974.r74.cf2.rackcdn.com/0381251_153700.jpgI would like to switch my device off after some time, so I do not have to do it manually. But if I can not find a reasonable solution I will go with a simple solution
If you want to control the switch off from a microcontroller, simplest approach is to use an AC mains push button. Bypass the button with an SSR controlled by the microcontroller.
OK, so you want the same push button to serve as an off-switch as well as an on-switch. In that case I think it would be better to keep the device permanently powered using a low-standby-power PSU. That's probably what your coffee maker does.