Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Proctor Silex Coffeemaker review

My boyfriend purchased this item. I have nothing to disclose.

Life is funny sometimes and being in chronic pain you sometimes find yourself doing things you never thought you would.

I've always hated coffee. I can't smell many things but coffee is one of those few things I can smell and I absolutely HATE the smell. I'm caffeine sensitive so I usually avoid caffeine completely.

When you're in permanent pain you'll try just about anything to get rid of it. Last week I finally broke down and agreed if my boyfriend bought a coffee machine I would try it to see if it helps with my pain.

In one short day I went from being a morning person to the annoying person who has to have their coffee first thing in the morning or they're irritable and can't wake up. So maybe coffee isn't exactly good for me but who cares. I'm thinking clearer (after I have my coffee of course) but more importantly it is helping ease my morning pain.

So that brings us to today. I spend so much of my time in the kitchen that I've been wanting to blog about cooking and whatnot for awhile so this seemed like a good opportunity to do so. 

(Yes our coffee pot is in the kitchen on a washing machine. What can I say? We rent.)

Mike went to Family Dollar and bought a Proctor Silex coffeemaker for about $12. He feels "it's awfully cheap for $12. Cheap as in cheaply made." I can agree with this but of course it's made in China and everything is so expensive anymore.  I've thought about getting other Hamilton Beach Brands products in the past but I never did because I was concerned about the quality. I probably won't buy any of their products in the future and go for something better made even if it is more expensive.

I digress. This coffeemaker is supposed to make up to ten cups at a time. We fill the water up to the four cup line and it makes enough coffee to fill two small coffee mugs. I guess coffee cups are smaller in China?

It has a built in auto pause and serve feature which I suppose would be nice if you were making larger amounts of coffee for more people. The switch lights up and the accessories are supposed to be dishwasher safe but I haven't tested that.

I'll agree with Mike this coffeemaker is flimsy but it does the job. 

As I mentioned, this was purchased at Family Dollar. I'm assuming you could find it online or at other stores such as Walmart or ShopKo, Target, etc. I believe the model number is 48351.

Edit: this coffeemaker is $20 on Amazon so don't waste your money.

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