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The value of simplicity

We design our small kitchen appliances to be plugged in and put right to work. With elegant simplicity and thoughtful design, Proctor Silex® appliances are ready to work when you are.

Whether the goal is perfect toast, great coffee or delicious baked goods, Proctor Silex gets the job done. While some pretty advanced engineering goes into all of our appliances, each one is intuitive and easy to use. Controls are placed where it’s most natural to reach for them, and we include only what’s essential for ideal performance. Instead of adding options and extras no one will use, we focus on thoughtful design, invest in superior materials and offer a 3-year product warranty.

“Firsts” that last: the history of Proctor Silex 

It makes sense that our appliances have become legendary for their durability. We’ve been at this for more than 135 years, and during that time, we’ve learned how to make appliances that last.

With roots tracing back to Philadelphia Textile Machinery Company, which was founded in 1885, Proctor & Schwartz Electric Company made its debut in 1920 and revolutionized the American kitchen with its many inventions: the first silent toaster, first electric glass coffee maker, first cord-attached iron, first toaster oven/broiler, first pop-up toaster/toaster oven, first adjustable automatic iron, first snap-apart line of serviceable kitchen appliances and first see-through steam iron water tank.

In 1960, Proctor & Schwartz Electric Company merged with a manufacturer of irons and coffeemakers, the Silex Company, to offer consumers an even wider selection of small home appliances. The new company was known as the Proctor-Silex Corporation, and to this day we continue to innovate, introduce exciting new products and continually improve our uniquely durable, tried-and-true appliances.

Straightforward:  Sleek, modern lines.

Straightforward

Sleek, modern lines. A neutral color palette that looks great in any kitchen. Uncomplicated design that includes only what’s essential for functionality and performance. 

Thoughtful: Designed to be intuitive and easy to use.

Thoughtful

Designed to be intuitive and easy to use. Simple controls placed where it’s most natural to reach for them. Features that make sense, like a water fill in the front of a coffee maker.  

Durable: Trusted to last, with a 3-year warranty.

Durable

Trusted to last, with a 3-year warranty. Increased housing thickness, heftier hinges, high-quality motors, anodized metal and other superior materials lengthen the lifespan of each appliance.  

Discover the value of simplicity

What makes Proctor Silex kitchen appliances simply better? Our collection of high-quality, easy-to-use appliances give you exactly what’s essential, every time. No frills, no fuss, no guesswork, no surprises. Just what you need, when you need it. Achieve your culinary goals and make your life, at the end of the day, simply better.

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