Black & Decker JK200, Use & Care Manual

Jug Kettle
(Model JKA300 shown)
Models JK200, JKA300 and JKA350
For Descaling Instructions - See page 3
Full Two Year Warranty - See page 3
Copyright © 1992 Black & Decker
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of this fine product from Black &
Please read these instructions carefully. They have been prepared to help you
obtain the best results from this product.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed including the
• Read all instructions carefully, even if you are familiar with the appliance.
• Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handle.
• To protect against electrical shock hazard kettle should be unplugged when filled from
water tap.
• To protect against electrical hazards do not immerse any part of this appliance or cord
set in water or other liquid.
• Close supervision is always important when an appliance is used near children.
• Always unplug this kettle immediately after using.
• To prevent burns and shock hazards unplug and allow to cool before cleaning.
• To minimize injury hazards, do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or
after the appliance malfunctions,or if the appliance has been dropped or damaged in any
manner. Return appliance to nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or
• The use of attachments not recommended or sold by Black & Decker may cause
• To avoid electrical shock hazard do not use outdoors.
• To prevent damage do not let cord touch hot surfaces or allow cord to hang over edge of
table or counter in such a way that kettle could be accidentally pulled over.
• To prevent damage do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated
• Do not use for other than heating water. Other liquids or food will contaminate the interior.
• To protect against fire do not operate in the presence of explosive and/or flammable
• NEVER YANK ON CORD as this may damage the cord and eventually cause a shock
• If operated on wood furniture use a protective pad to prevent damage to delicate finishes.
• Use only deliming chemicals and techniques described in this booklet.
• The kettle is a high wattage appliance and no other appliance should be plugged into the
same outlet or electric circuit at the same time. Overloading circuits can cause fuse
problems and fire hazards.
• To avoid scalding always ensure lid is correctly secured in the jug body prior to operating.
• Scalding may occur if lid is removed while heating.
• Remove and replace lid carefully when hot.
• Extreme caution must be used when moving the kettle containing hot water. Never lift the
kettle by its lid. Always use the body handle.
• Do not overfill. Overfilling may cause boiling water from being ejected through the spout.
Maximum level is indicated on the water window.
• A kettle equipped with the automatic off feature should not be left connected to a wall
outlet where room temperature is likely to fall to outdoor winter temperatures. At sub-zero
temperatures the Automatic Control Thermostat may reset to boil and energize the
1. Before first use, fill kettle with clean water to maximum capacity and boil. Discard water
and repeat once.
2. Do not overfill as this may cause water to spill out when boiling or pouring.
3. Operate the kettle only on a dry and level surface with lid properly secured in place.
4. Do not plug in dry. Do not pour water out while plugged in as damage to kettle may
occur. This kettle has a safety thermostat designed to disconnect the heating element if
the kettle is accidentally plugged in empty or allowed to boil dry. When this occurs,
allow to cool for a few minutes and then add some cold water to bring the temperature
back to normal. The kettle is then ready for use again.
5. To avoid shock and operating hazards refer to an authorized service depot to repair a
defective or damaged kettle.
6. To avoid possible steam damage, turn spout opening away from walls or cabinets
when operating kettle.
Removable Lid
ON/OFF Switch
(Models JKA300,
JKA350 only)
Cordset Plug
(Model JKA300 only)
Water level indicator
1. Kettle should always be unplugged when filling or adding water.
2. Fill the kettle with water to the desired level. Do not overfill. If kettle is overfilled there is
a risk of spillage or spitting. The kettle lid may be removed for filling if desired. The
water level indicator will assist you to measure correct amount. (See Figure 1).
3. Place kettle on a dry, flat surface. Ensure lid is in place securely.
4. Never operate the kettle with less than one cup (250 mL) of water or without lid
securely in place.
5. For auto-off model JKA300 only, connect cordset into socket on the kettle just below
the handle (See Figure 2). This is not required on the JK200 and JKA350 models as
cord set is permanently fixed to kettle.
6. Insert plug into a grounded 120V 60Hz power outlet. CAUTION: Do not place kettle
on a heated stove, or on a hot electric or gas burner. For auto-off models JKA300
and JKA350 depress the on/off switch button on top of the kettle to the ON (-) position.
(see Figure 3). No switching is required for JK200.
7. When the water has boiled, the kettle will switch off automatically (auto-off JKA300 and
JKA350 models only). After a short delay the water can be brought back to a boil by
resetting the switch back to the ON (-) position. The JK200 model kettle must be
unplugged manually upon reaching a full boil. DO NOT ALLOW THE KETTLE TO BOIL
DRY (See special instructions - clause 4 if this occurs).
8. The auto-off JKA300 and JKA350 model kettles may be switched off at any time by
either pushing the switch on top of kettle to the “OFF” position or by manually
unplugging unit at electrical wall outlet at the power outlet. The JK200 model kettle
must be switched off by manually unplugging the unit.
9. Always unplug your kettle from electrical power outlet before pouring. The cordset on
your JKA300 may be removed from the kettle for handling and pouring convenience.
(Model JKA300 Only)
(Models JKA300, JKA350 Only)
Wipe the durable polypropylene exterior and lid of the Kettle with a soft, damp cloth or
sponge. Remove stubborn spots with a cloth moistened with mild liquid detergent. Do not
use abrasive scouring pads or powders. NEVER IMMERSE KETTLE BODY IN WATER
OR OTHER LIQUIDS. From time to time, dependent on the nature of your water, mineral
deposits can build up on the inside of your kettle reducing boiling speed and efficiency. You
can remove this build-up by using a commercial descaler (available at Black & Decker
Authorized Service Depots) or by using vinegar and water in the following manner:
• Half fill the Kettle with ordinary tap water.
• Add 30 mL (1 fluid oz.) of white vinegar to the water in the Kettle.
• Boil the mixture and allow it to stand for 30 minutes. Reboil the mixture and allow it to
stand for a further 30 seconds. Repeat procedure again for a third time. (Note: In extreme
cases this procedure may have to be repeated).
• Empty, rinse well and use in the normal way.
NOTE : Some type mineral deposits cannot be removed with a vinegar solution. Check
your element surface for scale removal and use commercial descaler if necessary.
To the original purchaser (or gift recipient) of this product for home use, Black &
Decker Canada Inc., warrants that any part of the product which proves to be
defective in material or workmanship within two years of the date of purchase or
receipt wil be repaired or replaced, free of charge.
Should your product not perform properly, return it to your nearest Black &
Decker service depot, transportation charges prepaid. A list of authorized
service depots is packaed with the appliance.
If the nearest service depot is located outside of your city or metro area, or if
you live in a rural area, Black & Decker Canada Inc. will pay the return
transportation charges. This warranty will be honoured by any of our authorized
service depots in Canada, wherever you may live, regardless of where the
appliance was purchased.
The provisions of this warranty are in addition to, and not a modification of or
subtraction from the statutory warranties and other rights and remedies
contained in any applicable legislation and to the extent that any such
provisions purport to disclaim, exclude or limit any such statutory warranties or
other rights or remedies, such provisions shall be deemed to be amended to the
extent necessary to comply therewith.
Black & Decker Canada Inc.
100 Central Avenue.
Brockville, Ontario K6V 5W6
For beyond warranty repairs we recommend that you use our authorized
service depots as these facilities carry replacement parts and have the proper
servicing and test equipment for safe repairs.
Form No.: 263079-01