Retailers such as Wal-Mart sell GE coffee makers. As of 2015, the GE 12-cup gourmet coffee maker costs $39.92 at this store. It features an oversized French-press-style coffee filter to permit more coffee grounds per cup and has a 1300-watt heater.
Fifty-two people have reviewed GE coffee makers on the Consumer Affairs website. Eighteen of those users have left ratings, and the average rating is 1 1/2 stars out of a possible five. One complaint had to do with the hinge and top lid falling apart on the GE 898682 coffee maker. A similar issue arose for another customer with the 169218-169285 model, which also started brewing coffee more slowly.