About Proctor Silex When the Proctor and Silex companies of Proctor & Schwarz Electric and the Silex Company, a manufacturer of coffee makers and irons, merged in 1920, the result was a successful way to offer consumers a wide array of appliances. The new company, known as the Proctor-Silex Corporation had many firsts: the first silent toaster, first electric glass coffeemaker, 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 1990 the two powerhouse appliance manufacturers of Hamilton Beach and Proctor-Silex were brought together by NACCO Industries. This pairing created the largest US manufacturer of small kitchen appliances. Proctor-Silex products are tested and proven for quality. Before an appliance ever reaches your home, it is rigorously tested in their lab. If it meets their standards for durability and performance, it's ready for your home. The goal of Proctor Silex is that your new appliance meets all your expectations.