The GE 169209 (Walmart) is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the 169209 (Walmart) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.
Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Features & Specs - GE 169209 (Walmart)
Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Adjusts brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call brew-and-dispense, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
I love everything abt this GE Coffee pot with the exception of the carafe. I have replaced it once and now it is broken again. Very expensive to keep replacing carafe, but I hate to give this coffee pot up. My coffee is waiting for me every morning, and I so love this feature.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Coffee lover
from Montreal, CANADA
Poor Quality machine
Hard To Clean
The coffee machine is made of cheap/poor quality. <br />1) The machine cover simply cracked in several place after 6 mths of use.<br />2) The handle/screw snapped right in my hand as I was holding it. Lucky there was no hot coffee in the pot...otherwise I would of had hot coffee on me or someone else...not very impressed on the quality of the cheap machine. The machine and pot are in the garbage. Needless to say I will not puchase purchase the same one.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Kevin D.
from Little Elm, TX
Brewed coffee okay but cheaply made.
Easy To Use
We bought this about a year ago from [@] and use it almost everyday. It worked fine at first and still can brew a decent cup of coffee. We clean it after each use, clean out the system when it says it's time, and change the water filter regularly. About six months after we bought it, the screw on the pot handle broke off and made it unusable. We bought another one. Same thing happened about three months later. About the same time, pieces from the the plastic lid on top began to snap off. It got so brittle, that pieces would fall off just trying to open it. From a person that has had a few coffee makers over the years, this one is the poorest quality maker that I've ever had and do not plan on buying another one made by GE or sold by [@] again.