General Electric Select edition 169058
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.