The Proctor-Silex 48350 is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the 48350 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 - Proctor-Silex 48350
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 water flow 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.
love this Coffee Pot. Never leaks and makes great coffee. I have tried other Coffee Pots and they ALL leaked. We use several of these Coffee Pots at work (40 people)and their on all day. It also doesn't take up much room and as far as cleaning I wipe it down every time I use it. I've had it for 1 1/2 yrs.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Coffee Adict
from Stafford, va
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Proctor Silex Coffeemaker review
Easy To Use
Hard To Clean
Spring breaks easily
Even without it broken, it has simply average performance, but a good price. However, after less than a year, the spring that determines whether the water will drip through to the pot, or not, broke. The broken spring results in a water backup in the filter which then overflows over everything, including large amounts of coffee grounds being in your coffee and everywhere. In order for this coffee maker to work without spilling, I have to rubberband the pot to machine. This coffee maker was given to me as a gift. I still use it daily but I am soon to retire it with a new, better coffee maker.