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General Electric Select edition 169058

by Mathew
(Poland, Ohio)


Available primarily through Wal-Mart, the General Electric Select edition 169058 coffee maker functions well in the average American kitchen or office. While this coffee maker offers the standard variety of useful features, it also delivers some odd problems.


The coffee maker uses number 4 filters and produces a rich tasting coffee. There is no bitterness in the taste, so long as the pot is not burnt and is cleaned after at least every two uses. Cleaning could consist of anything from a simple rinse out to a salt/ice/lemon mixture. Because the pot is dishwasher safe, even burnt on coffee can be removed with relative ease

The timer mechanism works wonderfully and is easy to program and reprogram. Brewing is fairly quiet, and does not have the squealing, popping or other such noises other makers seem to be plagued with. The smell of coffee permeates very nicely, and creates a welcoming atmosphere without being overpowering. Start to finish, the brew cycle is between five to ten minutes, depending of course on the number of cups being made.

The black or silver design is sleek and fits well in contemporary and commercial settings. The colors might stand out and detract from the 'homey' feeling that some users may want. While some users may describe this look as ?clinical,? it is obviously the product of a company looking to make their coffee maker fit into a wide variety settings.

Unfortunately, the coffee maker will occasionally turn itself on for no reason and attempt to heat (not brew) the empty pot. This seems to happen even if the maker is not programmed for automatic brewing. Various fixes may include resetting the timer or simply leaving the maker unplugged when not in use.

While this detraction and the clinical look of the 169058 coffee maker are possible problems for a customer, the benefits more than make up for it.

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Jan 21, 2017
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carafe replacement NEW
by: Anonymous

I cannot find a carafe replacement.

Jan 04, 2017
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Trying to find where to buy the silver ge coffee pot #169058became NEW
by: Anonymous

Became

Aug 10, 2014
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Great coffee maker NEW
by: Ren

I have used this coffee maker for 8 years every day. It did wonderfully until one of the plastic pieces that pulls the water through broke after so much use. I give it an A plus !

Nov 17, 2010
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Bang for your buck
by: Anonymous

Slopping problem solved by using the sinks spray attachment on fill-ups. You must use the cone filters. Improvisation results in the grinds appearing in your coffee as described above. Coffee is quite good. This coffee maker has served well, daily use over 2 years...until today. It no longer works, perhaps due my son, who was fooling with it last night studying for exams. Did he immerse it? I'll crack it open and see.

Mar 11, 2010
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doesn't keep coffee hot
by: Marilyn

Purchase GE Electric coffee maker Model 169058 from Wal Marts it does not keep coffee hot and where the carraffe sits it is all rusted even though I have always kept it cleaned. anyone has any help

Apr 18, 2009
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Biggest waste of money
by: Anonymous

This coffee maker looks great from the eye standpoint. That is about all it is good for, it is just easy on the eyes. The functionality of the coffee maker is pretty much non existent. The location in which you pour the water is almost impossible to pour it into, this is due to there being an extremely small area you have to work with.

It is a daily occurrence that I am pouring water all over the counter due to the coffee makers sleek design. I am assuming that the nicer the coffee maker looks the harder it is to use. This thing also leaks around the coffee pot when it is brewing and dripping onto the hot plate. Resulting in a ring of burned coffee on the hot plate that is impossible to remove. Another regular defect of this maker is that you have to use the specially made cone filters that seem to cause the pot to clog up the machine and then you end up with all of the coffee grains in your pot.

So that pot is pretty much ruined and you then have to clean the pot and remove the filter, and then clean everything just to make another pot. As you can see I am none to happy about this coffee pot and I will be purchasing a new one when the first chance arises. I suggest if you just want coffee, stick to the old 80's brand makers. Why change something that is not broken.

This GE coffee maker can be purchased at your local Wal-Mart and it is the nicest coffee maker in there line up, it was also the biggest waste of money that I have ever spent on a coffee maker. Don't buy this coffee maker, save your money.

Jan 20, 2009
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Coffee maker burned up within a week
by: Anonymous

This coffee maker also burns up quite often it appears. I had mine for a week and it is in the garage smoking right now. Horrible smell permeated entire house.

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