Mahlkonig Vario Operating instructions

DOMESTIC COFFEE GRI N DERS
Domestic coffee grinder
Operating instructions
Document number 003709
Translation from German original version
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH
for purchasing the VARIO coffee grinder. With the
VARIO, it is now easier than ever to prepare professional quality coffee, whether at home, in the
office or in your café. Below you will find detailed
descriptions of the features which make the VARIO
stand out from all the other coffee grinders in its
class.
PRECISION CERAMIC BURRS OF PROFESSIONAL
QUALITY:
The ceramic burrs of the VARIO produced in Germany by MAHLKÖNIG are made of the same material and benefit from the same durability as the
high-quality professional coffee grinders used in
the trade. Ceramic burrs remain sharp for twice as
long as steel burrs.
PORTION GRINDING WITH ELECTRONIC DOSING:
With portion grinding with electronically controlled dosing, only the coffee you need for every
cup is ground direct in your Espresso portafilter
or your container for filter and French press. This
prevents the ground coffee from losing any of its
aroma.
INNOVATIVE GRIND ADJUSTMENT:
Macro- and micro-settings can be made quickly
and reproducibly with the easily understandable
VARIO grind adjustment. The range and the precision of the settings is thoroughly impressive. The
VARIO has 230 different settings from espresso to
French press.
LOW-NOISE DRIVE:
The VARIO has a high-torque DC motor with belt
drive. The drive belt ensures smooth, quiet operation, and also provides thermal separation of the
motor from the grinder housing. The motor can
handle long working cycles without any problem.
The VARIO is also protected by a thermal overload
protection switch.
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Before using your grinder, please first
read the safety and operating instructions carefully. Only then you will be
able to use all the functions safely and
reliably.
Keep the safety and operating instructions safe for future reference. Give all
safety and operating instructions to
any subsequent user of the product.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. For your safety
Page 4
2. Contents
Page 5
3. Appliance overview
Page 5
4. Initial use
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4.1 Place of use
Page 7
4.2 Fitting the hopper
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4.3 Electrical connection
Page 7
4.4 Filling the hopper
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5 Ground coffee container and portafilter holder
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5.1 Inserting the ground coffee container
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5.2 Setting and insertion of the portafilter holder
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6. Grind adjustment
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6.1 Preliminary setting
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6.2 Guidelines for the grind adjustment
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7. Normal grinding operation
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7.1 Dosing via set grind time
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7.2 Manual dosing
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8. Programming the grinder dosing times
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9. Sleep / Autosleep
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9.1 Sleep function
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9.2 Automatic sleep function
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9.3 Setting the Autosleep mode
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10. Care and cleaning
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10.1 Cleaning the housing and hopper
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10.2 Cleaning the grinder
Page 10
11. Fault rectification
Page 11
12. Technical data
Page 11
13. Recycling and disposal
Page 12
14. Conformity declaration
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1. FOR YOUR SAFETY
Proper use
This appliance is intended only for the grinding of
roasted coffee beans for private use only and is not
designed for professional use.
Any other form of use constitutes improper use
and can result in material damage and even personal injury. The manufacturer accepts no liability
for damage caused due to improper use.
Observe the following safety instructions at all
times:
DANGER DANGERS TO CHILDREN AND OTHER
PERSONS!
Children frequently fail to recognise dangers or underestimate them.
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The following warning symbols are used in these
operating instructions.
DANGER HIGH RISK!
Failure to observe the warning can
result in danger to life and limb.
WARNING MEDIUM RISK!
Failure to observe the warning can
result in material damage.
CAUTION LOW RISK!
Matters which should be taken into
account when using the appliance.
The following symbol is shown on the type designation plate on the bottom of the grinder:
Do not dispose this product as
domestic waste (see Chapter 13).
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DANGER DANGER DUE TO FAULTY OPERATION!
Improper use of the appliance can result
in damage or injury.
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The appliance must be used only by persons who
are familiar with the possible dangers and special
features of the appliance.
Never reach into the hopper or the spout when
the appliance is in operation! Danger of injury!
If you have long hair ensure that it does not fall
into the hopper.
DANGER DANGEROUS MAINS VOLTAGE!
Faulty electrical installation or too high
mains voltage can cause electric shocks.
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This appliance is not intended to be used by persons (including children) with restricted physical,
sensory or mental abilities, or who lack experience and/or the necessary knowledge, unless
they are supervised by a person responsible for
their safety or have received instructions from
them on how the appliance is to be used.
Children should be supervised in order to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance.
Your new VARIO is designed either for a mains
voltage of 100-120V (e.g. USA, Canada, Japan)
or 200-240V (e.g. Europe). Please check that your
mains voltage matches the voltage shown on the
type designation plate of your VARIO.
Never immerse the appliance itself, the power
supply cable or plug in water.
Never touch the plug with wet hands.
Never pull the plug out of the socket by the cable,
always grasp the plug.
Do not use the connection cable as a carrying
handle.
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Keep the appliance, the plug and the power supply cable away from naked flames and hot surfaces.
Use the appliance only in dry indoor areas. Never
use the appliance in damp areas or in the rain.
Never store the appliance where it may be able to
fall into a bath or wash basin.
Never attempt to touch or pick up an electrical
appliance if it has fallen into water. In this case,
disconnect the plug from the socket immediately.
When you are not using the appliance, cleaning
it or if a fault occurs always disconnect the plug
from the socket.
Regularly check the appliance and cable regularly
for damage.
Make the old appliance unusable: Disconnect the
power supply cable from the socket and cut off
the cable.
CAUTION DANGER DUE TO UNAUTHORISED
REPAIR:
Faulty repairs can result in damage to the
appliance.
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3. APPLIANCE OVERVIEW
Overview of the coffee grinder with ground
coffee container
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Hopper lid
Hopper
Coffee grinder
Ground coffee container handle
Ground coffee container
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Repairs should be carried out only by authorised
customer service centres.
If you cannot correct a fault with the aid of the
steps described in these operating instructions,
please refer to our Customer Service Department
at www.mahlkoenig.de.
2. CONTENTS
1x VARIO Home domestic coffee grinder
1x Hopper with lid
1x Portafilter holder
1x Ground coffee container
1x Sachet of GRINDZ grinder cleaner
1x Operating instructions
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Parts overviews of the coffee grinder with portafilter holder
Display features
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6
6a
6b
6c
6d
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Portafilter holder
Catch
Support
Setting screw
Portafilter handle
Power supply cable
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16
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6a
6b
Grind adjustment lever (macro-/coarse
setting)
Grind adjustment lever (micro-/fine setting)
Start/Stop button
Selector button for manual dosing
+ button for dosing setting
- button for dosing setting
Dosing memory button 1 (e.g. Espresso)
Dosing memory button 2 (e.g. Filter coffee)
Dosing memory button 3 (e.g. French Press)
Display
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6d
6c
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4. INITIAL USE
in it automatically, and does not need to be
held in position during grinding. Since the
portafilter of different manufacturers have
sometimes very different dimensions, the
portafilter holder may need to be reset.
Before using your coffee grinder
CAUTION Before using your VARIO coffee grinder
for the first time, you should wash
the hopper and the ground coffee
container in warm, soapy water.
a)
4.1 Place of use
Place the VARIO coffee grinder on a level,
stable, non-slip surface.
4.2 Fitting the hopper
To fit the hopper (2), align the two small tabs
on the hopper base with the slots on top of
the housing and insert the hopper into the
coffee grinder. Ensure correct alignment
(narrow and wide slot). Turn the hopper
clockwise until it clicks into place.
If your portafilter does not sit horizontally
in the holder, you can reset the portafilter
support. Loosen the screw (Pos. 6c) at the
lower front of the support using a crosshead or flat-head screwdriver, and move
the support to the required height, so that
the portafilter is held horizontally between
the support and the catch. Then tighten the
screw again
4.3 Electrical connection
Connect the grinder to a properly installed
safety socket.
4.4 Filling the hopper
Remove the lid (Pos. 1) by lifting it off the
hopper (Pos. 2). Pour the required quantity of
roasted whole coffee beans into the hopper
(max. 250 grams). Replace the lid.
5. GROUND COFFEE CONTAINER AND
PORTAFILTER HOLDER
With the VARIO, you can grind the beans
either into a ground coffee container or direct
into a portafilter of an espresso machine.
5.1 Inserting the ground coffee container (Pos. 5)
Hold the ground coffee container by the
handle at the top (Pos. 4) and insert it into
the grinder below the display. When correctly
inserted, the container engages noticeably on
the baseplate below.
5.2 Setting and insertion of the portafilter holder
(Pos. 6)
The portafilter holder can be set so that the
portafilter of your espresso machine is held
Setting
Remove the portafilter holder. Place the
portafilter of your espresso machine in
the portafilter holder. To do this, place the
portafilter on the support (Pos. 6b), raise the
handle and push it under the retaining catch
(Pos. 6a). The portafilter should now sit firmly
and horizontally in the holder.
b)
Insertion
Grasp the portafilter holder by the handle
at the front (Pos. 6d) and insert it into the
grinder below the display. On correct seating,
the portafilter holder engages noticeably on
the baseplate below.
6. GRIND ADJUSTMENT
Two setting levers are provided to set the
fineness of the grind (Pos. 8+9).
The full extent of the micro-scale corresponds
to one graduation on the macro-scale. For
both switches, moving the switch UPWARDS
produces a finer grind and moving it
DOWNWARDS produces coarser grinding.
6.1 Preliminary setting
Push the macro lever (Pos. 8) upwards or
downwards to the required grind adjustment
(coarse setting).
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7. NORMAL GRINDING OPERATION
Espresso
Filter
French Press
Push the left lever (micro-setting, Pos. 9) to
the middle of the scale (fine setting).
Grind a small amount of coffee by pressing
the START button (Pos. 10), and then press
the button again to stop the grinder. Check
the fineness of the ground coffee. If the
fineness is approximately to your liking, use
the micro-lever for the fine fine adjustment of
the grinding level. If the fineness needs to be
changed significantly, move the macro-lever
to a new position and then make the fine
setting using the micro-lever.
6.2 Guidelines for the grind adjustment
The actual fineness achieved with any
particular setting depends on several factors:
the degree of roasting (light or dark), the
roasting date, the moisture content, type of
bean, oil content etc. You will soon find the
setting most suitable for your taste, brewing
method and your favourite coffee beans.
CAUTION When the coffee grinder is switched
off, partially ground coffee beans may
remain between the grinding discs.
The grind adjustment in the FINE direction (upwards) should always be made
with the coffee grinder in operation,
since this may otherwise result in damage to the adjustment mechanism.
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7.1 Dosing via set grind time
Press the required dosing memory button –
Espresso (Pos. 14), Filter (Pos. 15) or Press (Pos.
16). The blue LED next to the button lights
up, and the display (Pos. 17) shows the corresponding programmed grind time in seconds.
Now press the START button (Pos. 10) to start
the grinding process. During grinding, the
seconds count backwards to 0. When the display reaches 0 seconds, the motor stops and
the display resets itself to the programmed
time.
7.2 Manual dosing
To produce larger amounts of ground coffee,
press the MANUAL button (Pos. 11) and
then START. The coffee grinder counts up to
the maximum time of 90 seconds and then
switches off automatically. You can stop the
grinding process at any time by pressing the
START button again. The motor stops and the
display is reset to 000. The maximum time of
90 seconds cannot be reset by the user.
8. PROGRAMMING THE GRINDER
DOSING TIMES
The VARIO is set at the factory with three
programmed grinder dosing times. The
dosing memory buttons are practically
labelled for Espresso, Filter and Press. These
programmable buttons only set the TIME of
the grinding process, but not the FINENESS of
the ground coffee.
Button programming (factory setting):
- Espresso (Pos. 14): 10 seconds,
- Filter (Pos. 15): 20 seconds and
- Press (Pos. 16): 30 seconds.
After you have set the grind adjustment to
the required level, press the corresponding
dosing memory button, and then START. The
coffee grinder starts, and the display (Pos.
17) counts downwards from the preset time.
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The coffee grinder stops automatically on
reaching 0. To stop the coffee grinder at any
time during the grinding process, simply press
the START button again.
Depending on the required amount of coffee,
you can easily programme a longer or shorter
grinding time as follows:
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2.
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To set the time, press the +/- buttons (Pos.
12/13) below the display. Press and hold the
respective button for three seconds in order to
advance or reduce the time more quickly.
As soon as you have reached the required time
setting, press and hold the corresponding dosing memory button (Espresso, Filter or Press)
for three seconds. The time shown in the display flashes in confirmation that the setting
has been saved.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 above for the other two
dosing memory buttons. The amount of coffee you have to grind depends on the type of
bean, the fineness, the preparation method
and your personal taste. You will soon find the
settings most suitable for your taste.
9. SLEEP / AUTOSLEEP
The coffee grinder has no power switch,
although it can be set to a sleep mode in order
to minimise the power consumption.
9.3 Setting the Autosleep mode:
The factory setting (three minutes) can be
changed: To do this, press and hold the
MANUAL button for five seconds. The display
shows “S03”. The time at which the grinder
goes into the Autosleep mode can now be set
with the aid of the +/- buttons. The available
settings are 3, 5, 10, 20, 30 minutes and 0 (=
no Autosleep). The setting is saved by pressing
the MANUAL button.
The programmed times for dosing also
remain saved in the Sleep mode or if the plug
is removed from the socket.
10. CARE AND CLEANING
DANGER
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Danger due to improper cleaning:
Improper cleaning can result in
damage to the appliance or personal
injury.
Only dismantle the coffee grinder in
accordance with the information given in the
Section “Care and cleaning”.
Watch out for sharp edges when cleaning the
coffee grinder, particularly on the grinding
discs. Danger of injury!
Never immerse the appliance itself, the
power supply cable or plug in water.
Never touch the plug with wet hands.
Never pull the plug out of the socket by the
cable, always grasp the plug.
Never attempt to touch or pick up and
electrical appliance if it has fallen into water.
In this case, disconnect the plug from the
socket immediately.
Check the appliance and cable regularly for
damage.
9.1 Sleep function:
The grinder is set to the sleep mode by
pressing and holding the START button for 3
seconds. The sleep mode can be deactivated
by pressing any other button, without
activating the function of this button.
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9.2 Automatic sleep function (Autosleep):
If no button is pressed for three minutes,
the grinder switches automatically into the
Autosleep mode. Pressing any button restores
the grinder to the operating mode.
WARNING Danger due to unauthorised repair:
Repairs should be carried out only by
authorised customer service centres.
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If you cannot correct a fault with the aid
of the steps described in these operating
instructions, please refer to our Customer
Service Department at www.mahlkoenig.de.
10.1 Cleaning the housing and hopper
Remove all beans from the hopper. Press the
START button to grind any beans remaining in
the grinder housing.
DANGER
Disconnect the plug from the socket.
Remove the hopper by turning it anticlockwise
as far as possible, and then lift it out of the
housing. Wash the funnel, the funnel cover
and the ground coffee container in warm,
soapy water.
CAUTION Do not wash the hopper, the lid and
the ground coffee container in a dishwasher. They must be washed only by
hand.
DANGER
Do not allow the housing of the coffee
grinder to come into contact with
water.
10.2 Cleaning the grinder
Consistent grinding quality can only be
ensured by regular cleaning. When cleaning
the grinder housing, old coffee oils and
residues should be removed, since these
adversely affect the taste of the coffee.
10.2.1 Automatic cleaning with GRINDZ™:
The coffee grinder cleaner GRINDZ™ ensures
thorough, fast and easy cleaning. GRINDZ™ is
a product specially designed to remove coffee
particles and odours and residues of coffee oil.
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Remove all beans from the hopper. Press the
START button to grind any beans remaining in
the grinder housing.
b)
Place the recommended quantity of GRINDZ™
(35 g) in the empty hopper.
c)
Set the grinder setting to Press (Pos. 8), then
press MANUAL and then START, until all the
GRINDZ™ has been ground. Then press START
again to stop the coffee grinder.
d)
We then recommend grinding some coffee, in
order to remove all remains of GRINDZ™.
Safety instructions on GRINDZ™:
GRINDZ™ is completely safe in contact
with foodstuffs, and is made from natural
products. The main components consist
of a combination of granules, cereals and
pharmaceutical bonding agents. For this
reason, there is no danger if slight remains of
the cleaner are consumed, nor do they change
the taste of the coffee.
Further information on GRINDZ™ can be
found at www.mahlkoenig.de.
10.2.2 Manual cleaning of the grinder:
For manual cleaning of the grinder, proceed as
follows:
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a)
Remove all beans from the hopper. Press the
START button to grind any beans remaining in
the grinder housing.
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b)
Disconnect the plug from the socket.
Remove the hopper by turning it anticlockwise as far as possible, and then lift it out of
the housing. Wash the hopper, the lid and the
ground coffee container in warm, soapy water.
c)
Turn the upper grinding disc carrier (see illustration above) clockwise as far as it will go and
lift it out of the housing.
d)
Clean the grinder with a small brush. Remove
all coffee residues from the two grinding
discs. Ensure that no coffee residues remain
in the closure mechanism.
e)
f)
Replace the upper grinding disc carrier on the
grinder housing and turn it clockwise as far as
it will go.
To insert the hopper, follow the instructions
on 4.2.
11. FAULT RECTIFICATION
DANGER
Observe the safety instructions given in
Chapter 1 at all times!
PROBLEM
TIP
The coffee grinder fails
to start when it is switched on, although the
time continues to run:
Ensure that the hopper is
correctly inserted and turned clockwise as far as it will
go. The safety switch must
close correctly
The coffee - grinder
functions normally,
but stops abruptly:
Switch off the coffee grinder immediately. A foreign
body such as a small stone,
a green, unroasted coffee
bean or a twig may have
PROBLEM
TIP
blocked the grinder. See
10.2.2 Manual cleaning of
the grinder.
The coffee grinder fails
to start after pressing
the Start button. The
motor hums.
There is a foreign body in the
grinder which is blocking the
grinding discs. Switch off the
coffee grinder immediately,
and follow the instructions
given under 10.2.2 Manual
cleaning of the grinder.
The motor has overheated
after being over-stressed.
Leave the grinder to cool
down (approx. 30 min.) before starting it again. If the
motor still fails to start, follow the instructions given
under 10.2.2 Manual cleaning of the grinder.
The ground coffee is Check the grind adjustment..
not fine or coarse enough.
Incorrect function of Unplug the grinder. After 5
display. Grinder can seconds reconnect it to the
still be started.
power supply.
If you cannot correct the fault, contact your dealer
or Customer Service. Note the instruction in
Chapter 1 “Danger due to unauthorised repair”.
12. TECHNICAL DATA
Description
VARIO Home domestic
coffee grinder
Grinding disc
diameter
54 mm ceramic
Voltage
200-240V or 100-120V
Power consumption
max. 2A
Grinding
performance
approx. 1.6 g/s at Espresso setting
Emission noise level
70-75 dB when grinding
Hopper capacity
approx. 250 g
Net weight
3.7 kg
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13. RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL
Instructions for the disposal of old products.
The WEEE Directive (Waste from electrical and
electronic equipment; 2002/96/EG) was passed
for the protection of human health and the environment, in order to ensure that old products are
disposed of so as to make use of the best possible
recovery and technical recycling possibilities.
Your product has been developed and manufactured from high-quality materials and components, which can be largely recovered and recycled.
Do not dispose of the product as normal domestic
waste. Please find your local collection points for
electrical and electronic waste products, which are
marked with this symbol:
Please make use of one of the following disposal
possibilities:
1.
Dispose of the complete product (including
the cable, plug and accessories) at the relevant
WEEE collection point.
2.
If you are buying a replacement product, you
can return the old appliance to the dealer.
Under the WEEE Directive, retailers are obliged
to take back such old appliances.
MAHLKÖNIG has marked the packaging with standard symbols, in order to promote proper disposal.
A financial contribution has been
made to the National Institutions for
Recovery and Recycling.
The designated packaging material is
suitable for recycling.
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14. CONFORMITY DECLARATION
Conformity Declaration
On consolidated Machinery Directive 98/37/EG
MAHLKÖNIG GmbH&Co.KG
Tilsiter Straße 142, 22047 Hamburg
Telefon : 040 - 69 69 40 - 0
Telefax : 040 - 69 39 721
Name of the manufacturer or its authorised representative:
MAHLKÖNIG GmbH & Co. KG
Address of the manufacturer or its authorised representative:
Tilsiter Strasse 142, D-22047 Hamburg
declares that the machine designated below
Product type:
Appliance for foodstuffs preparation
Machine designation:
Coffeegrinder
Machine type:
VARIO Home
complies with the stipulations of the Machinery Directive 98/37/EG, the Low Voltage
Directive 73/23/EWG, the EC Directive on Electromagnetic Compatibility 2004/108/EG
and the national legislation for their implementation.
Produced in Hamburg on:
01.01.2008
Position of signatory:
Managing Director
Name of signatory:
Nils Erichsen
Unterschrift
MAHLKÖNIG GmbH & Co. KG, Amtsgericht Hamburg HR A 85 074; Persönlich haftende Gesellschafterin:
Beteiligungsgesellschaft MAHLKÖNIG mbH, Eingetragen Amtsgericht Hamburg HR B 45 324, Geschäftsführer: Nils Erichsen
Dresdner Bank AG (BLZ 200 800 00) Kto. 383 780 400, Postbank Hamburg (BLZ 200 100 20) Kto. 253 89-203
Commerzbank AG (BLZ 200 400 00) Kto. 21 10 294, Ust. Id. Nr.: DE 118 37 22 65
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MAHLKÖNIG GmbH & Co. KG
Tilsiter Straße 142
D- 22047 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)40 / 69 69 40-0
Fax: +49 (0)40 / 69 39 721
office@mahlkoenig.de
www.mahlkoenig.de
September 2009
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