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GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker

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GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker
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Enjoy gourmet coffee at home. The General Electric 12-cup coffee machine has everything you need. The oversized French Press Style coffee filter allows more coffee grounds per cup and the high-wattage heater mean faster brewing time. You won't have to worry about over-extracted, bitter or sour coffee with this gourmet coffee maker. The GE coffee maker features mesh and charcoal filters, programmable digital brew and timer functions, adjustable brew strength and more.

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Enjoy gourmet coffee at home. The General Electric 12-cup coffee machine has everything you need. The oversized French Press Style coffee filter allows more coffee grounds per cup and the high-wattage heater mean faster brewing time. You won't have to worry about over-extracted, bitter or sour coffee with this gourmet coffee maker. The GE coffee maker features mesh and charcoal filters, programmable digital brew and timer functions, adjustable brew strength and more.

GE 12-Cup Gourmet Coffee Maker:

  • 1300 watts
  • Black plastic and textured brushed stainless steel
  • Water level indicator
  • Adjustable brewing strength
  • U-type mesh filter
  • Charcoal filter in the GE coffee maker removes chlorine for better tasting coffee
  • Dripless carafe spout
  • Oversized drip head for fuller coffee grounds saturation and richer flavor
  • Splash guard on fill tank
  • Pause-n-serve function
  • Self-cleaning cycle
  • Program digital timer and brew functions are built into the GE coffee maker
  • Wakeup time is programmed for brew completion time
  • Adjustable automatic switch-off time up to 2 hours
  • Non-stick keep warm plate
  • Adjustable keep-warm plate temperature
  • Cord storage
  • AC 120V 60Hz
  • UL listed
  • GE coffee maker model #169209


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Specifications

Volts: 120 V
Color: Black
Capacity: 12 cup
Material: Stainless steel/ PP/Electric/Glass
Primary Shelf ID: 603021
Model: 169209
Brand: GE
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.40 x 9.45 x 15.43 IN
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Customer Reviews | 265 reviews | 3.1 out of 5

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Nice Coffee Maker that Thinks
9/30/2009

Customer review by BigJohnT

5.0 stars 9/30/2009 by BigJohnT
by BigJohnT

I have enjoyed using this coffee maker. I do understand that one really needs to read the manual first because this model does have some FEATURES that need to be understood, else they might be considered a flaw. Example, after about every 60 brew cycles, the "needs cleaning" cycle lamp illuminates, warning that it is time to clean the scale from the inside. Until this is done, the machine may "remind you" with shortened brew cycles until you do so. Although this can be bypassed or over-ridden, to me this is a feature that keeps the brewed coffee fresh tasting and extends the life of the maker. What a value to me! I also loved the ease of setting the clock and auto timers. I especially like the ability to change the auto "switch off" setting, the warmer temperature setting, the brew settings, etc, etc, etc. WOW! The manual is downloadable for this machine, Get it and read it if you want to be impressed! I was also impressed that the water filter packs were readily available at even my little local WalMart store, unlike the filter packs for another major brand maker that I replaced with this one. Thank you GE and WalMart for bring this great product to me!

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BigJohnT
South Texas
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:5 - 6 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Reengineered Model Works Great
5/16/2010

Customer review by t00nz

5.0 stars 5/16/2010 by t00nz
by t00nz

Bought mine on Black Friday (over 5 months). Been working great. Supposedly the recent versions now available in the store model have been reengineered to overcome previous reported problems. I do religiously clean mine as per the instructions when the cleaning light comes on. I also replace the filter during these cleanings. This coffee maker does produce a tasty pot of coffee. It includes a "Gourmet" setting that actually does produce excellent results (can even make Maxwell House taste good). I'm not sure how it does it? Maybe it increases water temperature and changes flow settings. Whatever it does, it does it well. If you're one of those people looking for that coffee maker that can make Duncan Donuts store coffee taste like from the shop, this might be for you. Just noticed that the price has been rolled back! Go get yours now. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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t00nz
Ridgecrest, CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:5 - 6 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Great unit and affordable too
10/20/2010

Customer review by Preskit

5.0 stars 10/20/2010 by Preskit
by Preskit

I purchased this unit and have been using it for months. It has worked flawlessly. As far as the negative reviews regarding sediment and the handle falling off, both are things that are explainable. The sediment issue is either related to the coffee being ground too fine. This is not an expresso maker. Secondly, the handles should always be washed and checked before use. There are simple set screws that attach it to the glass caraffe, those should be checked regularly the same as the handles on cooking pots. This is a great coffee maker, the best price and the most features.

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Preskit
New York
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:3 - 4 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
lots of features for a budget price
10/2/2009

Customer review by Lobstafan

5.0 stars 10/2/2009 by Lobstafan
by Lobstafan

This coffeemaker has a lot of great features and it quickly has become my favorite kitchen appliance. Love the mesh drip basket and how quickly the coffee brews. The separate reservoir where you pour in the water has a shield that eliminates the problem of spilling the water as you fill the machine. Because it brews at a higher temperature the coffee almost has a "smooth" taste. You can set it to be ready at a certain time (as opposed to setting the brew time) and it will beep when it is ready to remind you. I have used it every day for 6 months and it consistently produces a awesome pot of coffee. This is a great machine for coffee snobs on a budget!

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Lobstafan
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:5 - 6 months
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Very good at a nice price
12/4/2010

Customer review by PeteC2

5.0 stars 12/4/2010 by PeteC2
by PeteC2

We have been through many coffee makers over the years, the last one cost well over double this unit. I did not expect much, but frankly, this makes very good coffee, has a surprising number of flexible options, and is designed very well. The water intake is sized and positioned so you don't tend to slop water, the basket is easy and convenient to use, buttons make sense and settings are easy to use. It brews quickly and quietly, maybe the only oddity is that the blue leds are quite bright...for us, in the kitchen, this really isn't a bother at all, but to some it maybe. Bottom line, it brews a good cup of coffee, it's designed well, the price is great, and replacement filtes/charcoal filter is right at Wal Mart...GOOD STUFF!

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PeteC2
Bristol, CT
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Lots of options
5/13/2010

Customer review by Thriftyhoops

4.0 stars 5/13/2010 by Thriftyhoops
by Thriftyhoops

Just purchased it, this coffee maker is great. You can set the temperature of the brew, and the "keep warm" temp. Tells you when to clean it, and then it cleans it for you. Beeps when brewing is done, and beeps again when it shuts of, you can even adjust the time to have it on after the brewing, push a button and it tells you how old the coffee is. It has a Gourmet setting where it brews on a longer cycle, and uses more water to brew it. Has a charcoal filter too. I noticed two things, one is that the l.e.d display is bright, its blue and not bad, but it could be dimmer. The other thing is, as it brews, the water fill lid is closed, when its done, to release steam, it opens slightly, as the steam cools, the lid closes up again. Not sure why it does, but it does.

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Thriftyhoops
Ypsilanti, MI
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
GE 12-C coffee Maker
10/1/2010

Customer review by MsB317

5.0 stars 10/1/2010 by MsB317
by MsB317

This is a great coffee maker. Notice that the key-pad is above the coffee pot, not below. This makes for a no-mess setting. Having all the Programming above the coffee and warming plate, prevents future problems. I usually go through a new coffee maker a year, but this one has lasted a lot longer, now I need a replacement carafe, due to my negligence.

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MsB317
Houston, TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Awesome coffee maker.
1/2/2011

Customer review by Bhamdude

5.0 stars 1/2/2011 by Bhamdude
by Bhamdude

My wife and I bought this at the end of November. Our old Mr.Coffee was not doing a good job at all, so we knew it was time for a new coffeemaker. I was going to wait till Christmas but our old coffeemaker totally died and we need our coffee in the morning. So I went to the local Wal-Mart and bought this one. I am glad I did. This coffeemaker is very fast. We usually make about 10 cups and it makes that in just a few minutes. It beeps 3 times when its done so you know when the brewing has ended. I saw in some other reviews that some people don't like this feature or think its loud but I find it helpful and although it is certainly audible it is not loud. It has one of those screen reusable filters but I find those messy so I use a paper one instead and it works with those too. It has a splash guard that keeps you from making a mess when you are pouring the water in. I used to spill some every morning with my old machine so this is another great feature. And we paid more for this coffeemaaker than what walmart.com is selling it for now. One possible negative:The keep warm mode. After two hours, the machine automatically turns off. This is a great safety feature, but if you want it to stay hot longer there is a mode to keep the coffee hot with three settings. Well, even on the highest setting the coffee is just warm and not hot. Of course, there is a very simple solution... turn the maker off and turn it back on. That's all you have to do to keep the coffee hot but since the keep warm mode doesn't work well I thought I would mention it. It is still a great coffeemaker.

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Bhamdude
Alabama
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Good coffee maker, with minor limitations
11/2/2009

Customer review by CGfromARinWI

5.0 stars 11/2/2009 by CGfromARinWI
by CGfromARinWI

I rellay like this coffee maker, over the last few I have owned. However, it does have some minor issues/flaws: 1) It would be great is the display could be muted/dimmed. Though it does make a great night light that can be seen from the street. 2) You have to push up when removing the carafe after making cofee or it will drip slightly (or pour, if it has been off for awhile due to condensation) onto the burner. 3) Though the TSB setting is nifty, I have no use for it. I tend to go through through the pot before it would ever matter. 4) If you have older wiring/etc, expect disco lights after it brewed coffee/keeping it warm. 5) The default setting for the coffee is HOT and I had to turn it down. Other than those issues and the pill filter cost mentioned, it has been a great coffee pot.

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CGfromARinWI
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Nice Maker
12/4/2009

Customer review by bobbytb46

4.0 stars 12/4/2009 by bobbytb46
by bobbytb46

Been using it for 3 weeks and works well. the only thing is i can not find the replacement charcoal filters. this unit has 3 settings for the warming plate. A gourmet coffee feature and after 60 brews a cleaning light will light.

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bobbytb46
maineville,ohio
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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by ariel16 11/18/2009
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  • A. You put a coal filled filter in the little basket at the the bottom. Then at the bottom of the water reservoir there is a whole you put the filter end into. The water filters through it. It really makes a difference in taste.
    by kitchenPriss9/23/2015
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  • A. It's the charcol filter assembly. You place the entire thing in the water compartment.
    by An anonymous customer9/23/2015
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  • A. It is your charcoal filter, that removes metals, etc. from your water BEFORE it makes the coffee.
    by Whutevea9/23/2015
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  • A. The handle/filter goes into the hole at the bottom of the water reservoir. If you use distilled water, the filter isn't necessary.
    by TurnMarshall9/23/2015
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  • A. Here is the link to the owners manual: http://www.gehousewares.com/products/2009915163926492.pdf (Scroll to page 7 of the manual for how and when to use that filter) or call their customer assistance at: Customer Assistance Number 1.877.207.0923 (U.S.) or 1.877.556.0973 (Canada).
    by TnTMartinez9/23/2015
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  • A. This is the Charcoal filter. It goes in the water tank and will filter out clorine. If your water has a bleach or clorine smell then use it and it will make a better tasting coffee. If you don't then you do not need to use this filter.
    by Brianskitchenstuff9/23/2015
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  • A. YES PRESS THE WARM BUTTON AND HOLD IT WILL SHOW U 30 60 AND 120 THOSE ARE MINS FOR SHUT OFF...CLICK ON THE ONE U WANT..RELEASE AND IT WILL BLINK..
    by shopsalot563/23/2011
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  • A. Yes, it does. It can be set to stay on for 30 , 60, 90, or 120 minutes. Instructions are included.
    by Whutevea1/19/2011
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  • A. yes you can program it to shut off at 30/60/90/120 minutes, press the hour glass icon for 3 seconds to show how many minutes its set for, press it again to change it between times, wait 3 seconds and then its set automatically
    by BearsNBullsFan2/1/2011
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  • A. yes and you can set the timer for the amount of time you'd like to wait for it to shut itself off. i've had mine for months and use it daily, not had any problems with it not shutting itself off.
    by servnGod11/16/2010
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  • A. yes you can select 60, 90, or 120 min.
    by ransom1238/4/2010
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  • A. This unit has Auto-shutoff. The Auto-Shutoff is adjustable for 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes and 120 minutes (2 hours)
    by Brianskitchenstuff8/3/2010
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I read in the instruction booklet to push the button for automatic brew, but it doesn't come on.
by altobird 1/18/2011
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  • A. Press and hold the "Program" button until the start time starts flashing. Adjust the start time by pressing the Hour and Min buttons. Once you get to the start brewing time, hit the Program button again. It will go back to the normal time. When you want it to start at the time you entered in the program mode, hit the Auto button and it will light up. Your coffee will be "done" at the time you set in the program mode. IOW, it doesn't start brewing at that time, it finishes at that time (just a minor detail).
    by An anonymous customer7/31/2014
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  • A. Have you set the timer? First you set the clock, then the timer, then the Auto On.
    by DebInCA4/15/2011
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  • A. I ASSUME YOU WOULD HAVE TO SET IT AS IT SAYS IN THE INSTRUCTIONS..BUT HAVE TO MAKE SURE IT IS SET FOR THE "AM"..TIME
    by shopsalot563/23/2011
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  • A. You have to hold the program button down for a few seconds until the time blinks then set when you want it to come on at. After setting the time push the auto button until it lights up.
    by michelle310712/6/2011
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  • A. Setting Programming. • Insure the clock is set to correct time • Press and hold PROG button for 3 seconds until number display flashes • Press minute and hour buttons separately until you have correct time you want the finish coffee to be ready • Press PROG again or wait 3 seconds until display stops flashing and the Coffee maker auto turn on is set and ready to do. • Set up the coffeemaker with coffee and water and press PROG. The time the coffeemaker will have finished coffee will flash in the display for 3 seconds and then the PROG light will be lit until the automatic start cycle begins.
    by Brianskitchenstuff7/31/2014
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  • A. Did you set the timer? You have to use "Program" while you are setting the timer to the time you want your coffee to be ready.
    by Whutevea1/19/2011
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