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Proctor Silex Coffee - All - Owen O'Neill's Review
Posted: May 26, 2003, 3:46am
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Doug Rollins 6.00
Owen O'Neill 6.00
Roger Scanlon 4.67
Tara Maskerines 0.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.8
Product Reviewed: drip maker
Manufacturer: Proctor Silex Quality: 6
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $10.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Wal-Mart Aesthetics 3
Owned for: 2 years Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: Professional Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Cheap and functional - at under $15 it's a winner but long brew times make a four cupper a better choice
Positive Product Points

Decent cheap drip coffeemaker - what else is there to say? It works consistently and the coffee comes out piping hot.

Negative Product Points

As expected for the price - it feels a bit flimsy.  The brewing time for a full pot (i.e. 8 cups or more) is far too long.  No pause 'n pour feature.

Detailed Commentary

I purchased this several years ago - not even sure which of the many Proctor-Silex variations it is but it does not resemble the photo in this product category other than being white. My unit has a somewhat slimmer profile.

I typically make a six cup pot. Water dispersion appears to be fairly uniform and I think extraction is good. I've checked water temp in the basket and it's right up there between 205 and 210 fahrenheit.  The real problem is the brewing time. To brew a pot of eight cups or more takes about eight minutes or longer - the coffee in the carafe is rapidly cooling off all this time.  My practice is to make a four to five cup pot and pour it off into a preheated thermal carafe immediately after brewing. Results are very good.

I run a carafe full of white vinegar through once every few months (this should be done more often if it gets used more frequently than mine). Subsequent flushing with three or four pots of clean water results in a unit that stays clean and fresh.

Buying Experience

Typical Wal-Mart experience - not an aesthetic thrill ride of the highest order but they had it in stock at a low price and the cashier was friendly.

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