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GE Select Edition 12-Cup Coffeemaker 169101

by Deborah
(Massachusetts)


My GE Select Edition 12-Cup Coffeemaker 169101 was purchased at Walmart for $32.99. This model’s most distinctive feature is its design, which might be described as Art Deco redux. It also has a more upscale look than the traditional Mr. Coffee. Its sweeping arches, stepped banding, smooth “steel” surfaces and black trim are visually pleasing.


The unit’s metal-look body is plastic with a brushed-silver finish. Fingerprints will show against this finish, but cleanup is easy. This coffeemaker’s sides taper to the back, making it a good choice for a corner location. The model includes a sleek German glass carafe, yet a common replacement carafe will also fit.

In basic functionality this model is well-behaved. It is programmable and has coffee ready for me every morning. I find that the coffee is made quite hot and stays hot enough with a keep-hot feature, until an automatic shut-off occurs. The carafe sits quite sheltered within the machine, which might help keep the coffee warmer. There is a small, bright blue LED light for the digital timer, which is best appreciated when half awake. A window marked in cups also reveals water level. This coffeemaker requires basket-type filters, which are cheap and readily available. I have had this unit for almost two years, which outlasts my usual coffeemaker purchase.

A serious negative for me is the shape and positioning of the water receptacle. It is divided into two small curving sections on the back sides of the unit. Sitting on a counter, the coffeemaker tops at 53” from the floor. I am 5’4” and have a difficult time pouring water from the provided carafe neatly into it. As I write this, I’m contemplating getting a long-spouted plant watering can to fill this machine. Aside from the messy fill-up, I’ve been very pleased with the affordability, look, and performance of this unit.

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Jul 03, 2014
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Fantastic Machine! Few Negatives NEW
by: Anonymous

I inherited this machine from my sister who got it for an anniversary gift years ago. Possibly early 2000s. She wanted a high tech machine with grinder so she retired this model. We have used this maker for 3 years with no problems with the reusable filter. The silver finish had turned a pinkish color before we got it and the carafe handle did have paint chipping. But it was not a deal breaker. The timer was easy to use, the water basin was easy to clean (for calcium build up) & fill & it brewed fine coffee. Kept it hot for hours, easy to pour, etc. Had a handy self shut off too. We'd still be using it except I broke the carafe last night and can't locate a replacement online. Our model was made in Germany. Very rare for machines in the US from low end retailers. Usually everything is made in China even from German companies like Krups and Braun.

Oct 08, 2010
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Great but broke
by: Anonymous

I have had my coffee maker for a little over 2 years and it worked great I couldn't be happier but sadly enough it broke. It does not brew nor does the little hot plate get hot. I hate to get rid of it. Has anyone had the same problem? If so was it something worth fixing?

Jan 11, 2010
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lost manual
by: Anonymous

I have lost the manual,,,how do I program it?

Jan 04, 2010
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Pretty turned ugly
by: Anonymous

I have had this coffee pot for under a year and it
brews coffee in a couple of minutes. The paint job on mine turned ugly. The silver has chipped off in spots on the coffee maker and around the heat plate the pot it looks terrible the handle is no longer the silver color but now is white plastic. Not happy

Nov 10, 2009
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The good, the bad, the ugly
by: Anonymous

I have had my coffee maker for almost 2 years.
The design does not appear clinical to me as someone else stated, and I think it looks very nice with my country french decor. GE also makes a matching toaster. It is also a very good fit for space making on a small counter-top. The GOOD

Now for the BAD. It has always leaked and made burn stains on the heating plate which has also lost all of its teflon ; coffee has even leaked out under the coffeemaker and all over my counter.

UGLY - the hinge on the lid broke completely off and the small water hose will not attach. I wish GE would keep the attractive and innovative design while improving on all it`s other issues. Love everything about the toaster however.

Jun 01, 2009
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Warm water
by: Anonymous

Use warm water instead of cold and it will brew much faster, less work for the coffee maker.

May 06, 2009
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slow brewing.......
by: Anonymous

My pot takes an hour as well.....every month or so, I run vinegar through the brew cycle to rid it of any lime........but still takes forever to brew a pot, I have to set it for the night before, not a good coffee maker if company is coming......:(

May 06, 2009
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Brewing time
by: Anonymous

Mine takes about an hour to brew a full pot also. It pauses quite a while after every cup.

Apr 08, 2009
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Good, Except...
by: Anonymous

Worked great for about 3 years until the water spout broke off. It actually still works although the spout is completely severed from the water tube. It takes a lot longer to brew, but the water still finds its way into the pot. The LED light also recently started to fade.

Apr 01, 2009
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Brewing Time
by: Anonymous

Mine takes about 10 minutes. Yours must have a flaw.

Feb 04, 2009
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Brew time....
by: Anonymous

How long does it take to brew 12 cups of coffee? Mine takes 1 full hour!!!!!

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