Before First Use
To reduce risk of fire or electric shock, do not immerse cord, plug or appliance in water or any other liquid.
Before preparing coffee in your new coffee maker, thoroughly clean the removable water reservoir, carafe, carafe lid and removable filter holder in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Replace clean disassembled parts. Note: Do not dry the inside of the removable water reservoir with a cloth because this will leave a residue of lint and may clog the coffee maker.
Replace the removable filter holder into the coffee maker. The pause and serve flow valve, located on the bottom of the filter holder, sits down into the cavity. Press the filter holder down into place. The filter holder lid will be fully closed when properly assembled.
Clean the inside of the coffee maker by brewing 2 full carafes of clean, cool water. Do not place any filter or coffee in the removable filter holder for this initial cleaning. Note: at the end of the first brewing cycle, press the Start/Cancel button to turn the coffee maker off and wait 10 minutes for the appliance to cool. Empty carafe and replace onto base plate/warming plate. Add fresh cool water to the water reservoir. Press the Start/Cancel button to turn the coffee maker on. Brew will appear on the digital display as the coffee maker begins to heat; brew a second carafe. Discard water.
Assemble the charcoal filter. Open the filter cage on the bottom of the handle and insert the charcoal filter. Seat the charcoal filter assembly over the water valve on the base of the water reservoir.
Your coffee maker is now ready for use.
Cleaning & Care
Unplug – Carefully unplug the coffee maker’s power cord from the electrical outlet by firmly grasping the plug.
Cool – Allow the carafe to cool and then remove for cleaning.
Clean the removable filter holder, gold coffee filter, carafe and carafe lid after each use in hot, sudsy water.
Wipe the coffee maker’s exterior surface with a soft, damp cloth to remove stains.
Use a damp cloth to gently wipe the base plate/warming plate. Never use abrasive cleaners.
Remove the water reservoir from the coffee maker. Lift the charcoal filter assembly up and out before cleaning. Set aside.
The glass carafe, thermal carafe, removable filter holder, water reservoir, and coffee measuring scoop may be washed with warm, soapy water or placed in the top rack of the dishwasher. Important: Do not place the thermal carafe lid or any parts not listed above, in the dishwasher.
To clean the gold coffee filter, empty the grounds and rinse thoroughly.
Do not clean the inside of the water reservoir with a cloth as the cloth may have a lint residue that could clog the coffee maker.
For stubborn stains, use a nylon or plastic pad with a non-abrasive cleaner. Do not use metal scouring pads or abrasive cleansers.
Replace charcoal assembly following the procedures outlined in Before the First Use.
To ensure smooth and flavorful coffee, it is recommended that the charcoal filter be replaced every 3 months.
Calcium and mineral deposits may build up in the coffee maker as a result of minerals commonly found in drinking water. This build-up is normal and may result in a slowdown of the coffee maker’s brewing time. It is recommended that you periodically descale your coffee maker.
Important: Before descaling, remove the charcoal filter assembly from the water reservoir. Set aside for later use. Do not use any filter in the removable filter holder.
To descale, fill the water reservoir with cold water plus 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.
Place the carafe on the base plate/warming plate and allow the coffee maker to brew the vinegar solution.
When the vinegar solution has finished brewing, empty the carafe and rinse it out with cold water.
Refill the water reservoir with cold water only and run another brew cycle to remove any remaining vinegar solution. Repeat if necessary.
Tips for Successful Operation
A clean coffee maker is essential for making great-tasting coffee. Clean your coffee maker regularly.
Always use fresh, cold water in the water reservoir.
Store unused coffee grounds in a cool, dry place. After opening a package of coffee grounds, reseal it tightly and store it in the refrigerator to maintain its freshness.
For an optimum coffee taste, buy whole coffee beans and grind just before brewing.
Do not reuse coffee grounds since this will greatly reduce the coffee flavor.
Coffee is at its peak flavor immediately after brewing. Reheating coffee is not recommended.
Clean the coffee maker when over-extraction causes oiliness. Small oil droplets on the surface of brewed, black coffee are due to the extraction of oil from the coffee grounds.
You may need to descale your coffee maker more frequently when heavily roasted coffees are used.