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Proctor-Silex 12-Cup Coffee Maker (43603)

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Proctor-Silex 12-Cup Coffee Maker (43603)

Product Features

  • Auto pause & serve
  • 12 cup capacity
  • Easy-view water window
  • Dishwasher safe carafe & basket
  • Lighted “on” switch

Product Description

The perfect cup of coffee is easy to brew with the Proctor Silex 12 cup Coffeemaker. Enjoy conveniences like auto pause and serve, lighted “on” switch, dishwasher safe filter basket and carafe, and easy view water window .

List Price: $ 19.99

Savings: 1.5

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Customer Reviews

106 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
It makes coffee and has very few problems, May 22, 2012
D. MacInnis “Mac” (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

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An electric coffee maker doesn’t get any simpler than this. No programming, no clock, no LED readout, no beeping, no auto shut-off, no cleaning cycle, nothing but an on/off switch. I’m replacing my GE pot for two reasons. One is that the auto shut-off has quit working and it shuts off in one hour regardless of the setting. The other and more important is all the mineral deposits from our city water. The GE is one and a half years old and it’s interior appearance is offensive. Nothing seems to clean the deposits completely. It’s interior is unsightly and I wanted it replaced.

My entire adult life I’ve always had coffee makers with all the bells and whistles so I decided I was going to go the simple route for once with some basic objectives in mind. I’ve described below how my assessment fared.

Brew effectiveness: I use relatively high end coffee and I also own a French Press that produces the best cup of coffee or espresso on the planet. But I also need a coffee maker that makes full pots consecutively in the morning for my wife and I prior to going to work. No electric coffee maker will ever achieve the French Press flavor but I want something relatively in that ball park – flavorful, not acidic, not burned tasting, hot, not messy, not slow but not too fast. This pot will produce such a cup of coffee. Comparing this electric coffee maker to any other I’ve owned, I would rate it slightly above average as it produces coffee like any other coffee maker. If a coffee maker brews too fast, it lacks the flavor I want. If it brews too slow, it can be acidic. I matched the brew speed on this coffee maker to the GE I’m getting rid of and the brew speed was identical.

Decanter: This decanter does not spill drops all over the counter. This is a must in a coffee maker and I rate this one five stars. The glass appears relatively thin and I’m a little concerned about breakage if it gets bumped, but so far so good. I would rate the decanter glass thickness at three stars.

Pause and Serve: Removing the decanter while brewing does not result in a stream of coffee dribbling onto the warming plate. This is a must and I rate this five stars. Replacing the decanter is an easy process compared to others that go in clumsily and with difficulty. On sliding the decanter in and out I rate this five stars.

Temperature: I put a thermometer in a freshly brewed pot. 178-degrees F. That’s a good temperature for a hot cup of coffee. I rate this five stars.

Construction: When a filter is put into the machine and fresh coffee grounds added, the next step is to swing the water arm over the center of the filter area prior to lowering the cover and pressing start. If the water arm is not swung into position prior to lower the cover, it causes the cover to pop out of its hinged retainer mechanism. It’s not a huge problem, just something to be aware of. The cover snaps back into place easily. Other coffee makers I’ve owned that have a moving water arm move mechanically as the lid is raised. This one does not. This coffee maker is nearly all plastic and it’s what you get at this price. I plan to replace my coffee maker annually so I can live with this. It seems easier to clean than other coffee makers I’ve had. I would rate construction durability a three and a half.

Summary: This is an inexpensive coffee maker that seems engineered with an eye to solving the most perplexing problems among coffee makers. Its appearance is that it cannot take a lot of abuse but if handled without beating it up, I expect it will last the year I want it for. It produces a hot cup of coffee equal in flavor to every other coffee maker I’ve ever owned, and it’s not messy or difficult to operate. I rated this five stars because it has few problems, I’m confident it will last the year I want it for, and the fact that it is constructed inexpensively corresponds to the price paid. But, it’s the maximum bang for the buck at this price range.

Follow-up January 8, 2013

It has now been eight months since I’ve had this coffee maker. Between my wife and me, on average we make 3-4 pots a day, 7 days a week, so this coffee maker gets fairly heavy use. After these eight months I am happy to say this little coffee maker is still making coffee as fast and efficiently as it did the first day. I have had no problems with this coffee maker and when the day comes when this thing quits working, I will replace it with exactly the same make and model. The price is right and it does as good or better job than any other coffee maker I’ve ever owned. Proctor Silex has a winner. If I could rate this six stars, I would.

Follow-up December 21, 2013

It has now been 1 & 1/2 years on this same coffee maker. It still gets the same heavy use 7 days a week. Still, I have had no problems and I’m not experiencing the calcium buildup from the…

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Red coffee maker, December 7, 2011
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Very good value for the money for a basic coffee maker; i.e. no bells or whistles, such as a timer. But it met my criterion for a simple , RED appliance (kitchen accent color) and was promptly and safely delivered. Amazon came through once again!


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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lightweight, easy to use, doesn’t dribble, and it’s cheap!, October 3, 2012
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First let me explain that this is not my every day coffeemaker. I have a one-cup-at-a-time coffeemaker for my husband and I to use daily. We like very different types of coffee, so there is no sharing a pot and both of us being happy.

I needed a coffeemaker for when we have company. It’s important that this doesn’t dribble coffee on my friends or the counter when it’s poured (as one I bought and returned did) or have so much steam coming out of the top after making the first pot and trying to make a second pot that it’s a danger (as the one I bought and returned did as well). I didn’t want the condensed steam to make a mess on the counter either– as, you guessed it, one I bought and returned did as well. This coffeemaker does not dribble on the counter (or friends), try to burn me when making a second pot, and it doesn’t leave a puddle of water on the counter.

Sometimes I host or co-host events in which I need to drag a coffeemaker along, so a big plus would be to find one that was lightweight. I don’t see how this could be more perfect without compromising quality.

It needed to be simple to use without having to program it– I don’t want to pull it out in a clubhouse or office kitchen and have to waste time programming it before it will work. For this reason, I had originally searched for only coffeemakers that don’t have a programmable option (I also thought that would save me money, but it didn’t). But this worked out terrific– I don’t even have to set the time, just turn it on and it starts making coffee.

And because I don’t anticipate needing this often, probably 6-12 times a year, I didn’t want to make a big investment. I paid , which was a lot less than I’d paid for one that dribbled and leaked and tried to burn me.

If your needs are similar to mine, I don’t know how you could find something better than this. I don’t know how this will hold up if someone were to use it daily, but for my limited use, it’s liable to last the rest of my life (and I’m not old!).


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