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Silex Vacuum Brewers - Matt Hargreaves's Review
Posted: February 21, 2000, 2:26am
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Silex Vacuum Brewers
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Arrow The Silex Vacuum Brewers has 11 Reviews
Arrow The Silex Vacuum Brewers has been rated 9.27 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Gary Henderson 9.00
Jason Anderson 8.66
Jean Sebastien 8.50
Steven Nilsen 6.50
David Nielsen 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Product Reviewed: Silex W-8
Manufacturer: Silex Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: eBay Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Beginner Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: A good basic coffee brewer
Positive Product Points

The standard eight cup model from the 1950's has large top opening for both decanters making cleanup easier than the thin neck varieties from the 1930's.

Negative Product Points

The larger rubber gasket, and sometimes a plastic gasket, can make a poor seal due to the size. The lack of a good seal can lead to a long vacuum pulldown of the coffee into the lower decanter. The thin necked Silex coffee makers have superior pulldown time due to the smaller gasket seal. However, I find the pulldown on the largenecked Silex superior to the pulldown on the Cory Rubberless models of the 1940's and 50's due to the rubber seal between the glass decanters.

Detailed Commentary

A basic and fairly common model to be found for a minimal price of $20-$25. Combine the decanters with a Silex Lox-In glass filter rod over an older Silex stove will make an excellent cup of coffee when the simple steps are followed properly. Keep in mind that the glass coffee brewers make the best tasting finished coffee but only if good coffee beans are used.

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