Summary: I have used expensive bean grinding coffee makers, and used expensive thermal carafe coffee makers, and either one part or another breaks and the whole thing is shot. I went to Fla recently and the coffee pot in the room was the Proctor-Silex. How refreshing to have a good ol' cup of coffee without lousy grinds or dripping messes. So, when I came home, I ordered this... Coffee is great, less parts to go wrong, and best of all, inexpensive.
Summary: This is an inexpensive coffee pot and my expectations were not that high so I wasn't really disappointed but there are some flaws. First is front fill viewers to monitor how much water you have added on the black coffee pot it is impossible to tell. Second is the 12 cup claim, that's only valid if you use very small cups.
Good coffee maker, warning: no auto-off, carafe doesn't spill, small opening
C. Barker "Saddle Bear", Amazon
24 October 2013
Summary: I bought this unit at the hardware. It makes good coffee and I like the smaller size of the unit. I did not want the programmable unit because I don't want to have to reset the clock or fiddle with the buttons. I just want coffee. However, this unit doesn't seem to have an auto-off feature so the unit will stay hot until I remember to turn the switch off. I think this is a safety hazard and an energy waster.