BURR GRINDER
Model Number: 169132
UPC: 681131691321
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be
followed including the following:
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Read all instructions.
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To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse cord, plug or any non-removable
parts in water or other liquid.
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To reduce the risk of severe injury to persons or damage to the appliance, keep hands
and utensils out of the bean hopper while grinding, and when the grinder is plugged in.
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Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
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Unplug unit from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off parts, and
before cleaning.
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Avoid contacting moving parts.
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Do not operate appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance
malfunctions, or is dropped or damaged in any manner. No user-serviceable parts
inside. Call our toll-free customer service number for information on examination,
repair, or adjustment.
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The use of accessory attachments not recommended or sold by the manufacturer may
cause fire, electric shock or injury.
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Do not use outdoors.
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Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter or touch hot surfaces.
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Check the grinding mechanism for presence of foreign objects before operating.
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Always operate the burr grinder with the cover in place.
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Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
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Do not operate the grinder when empty.
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To disconnect, turn the control to off then remove the plug from wall outlet.
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Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
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Do not operate grinder while unattended.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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This appliance is for HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. It may be plugged into an AC electrical
outlet (ordinary household current). Do not use any other electrical outlet.
DO NOT OPERATE APPLIANCE IF THE LINE CORD SHOWS ANY DAMAGE, OR IF APPLIANCE
WORKS INTERMITTENTLY OR STOPS WORKING ENTIRELY.
A short power-supply cord (or detachable power-supply cord) is to be provided to reduce the
risk resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer detachable
power-supply cords or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in
their use. If a longer detachable power-supply cord or extension cord is used,
1) The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as great as
the electrical rating of the appliance, and
2) The cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop
where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.
POLARIZED PLUG
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of
electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way; if the plug does
not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
LINE CORD SAFETY TIPS
1. Never pull or yank on cord or the appliance.
2. To insert plug, grasp it firmly and guide it into outlet.
3. To disconnect appliance, grasp plug and remove it from outlet.
4. Before each use, inspect the line cord for cuts and/or abrasion marks. If any are found,
this indicates that the appliance should be serviced and the line cord replaced.
5. Never wrap the cord tightly around the appliance, as this could place undo stress on
the cord where it enters the appliance and cause it to fray and break.
PARTS
1. Transparent lid cover
2. Cup selector dial
3. On / Off button with power
indicator light
4. Coarseness selector dial (on
back of burr grinder)
5. Transparent coffee ground
container with lid
6. Cord wrap and integrated
cleaning brush storage (bottom
of base)
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Grinding Coffee Beans:
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Cleaning and Storage:
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
For your safety, always read and understand this Instruction Manual before attempting to
use the Burr Grinder.
Before Using:
1. Carefully unpack the grinder. Remove all packaging materials.
2. Wash the bean cover, ground coffee container and ground coffee container lid in hot
soapy water. Dry thoroughly. The bean cover, ground coffee container and ground
coffee container lid can be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher, but may
become cloudy over time. Therefore, it is recommended to hand wash all parts.
3. Wipe exterior surfaces with a soft, moist cloth to remove dust particles collected
during packing and handling. Dry thoroughly. Do not use abrasive cleaners. NEVER
IMMERSE THE GRINDER, CORD OR PLUG IN WATER OR ANY OTHER LIQUID.
4. Be sure all parts are properly assembled and in place before use.
5. Your grinder is now ready to use.
For the first use of your coffee grinder, it is recommended to use a medium setting on the
coarseness selector and then adjust the setting for future grinding according to your taste.
About Grinding Coffee:
The proper grind will brew the best cup of coffee. The grind depends on the method by
which the coffee is to be brewed. Generally, the finer the grind, the more quickly the coffee
should be prepared. That is why an espresso grind is much finer than coffee to be brewed in
a drip coffee maker.
Coffee that is grind too fine (fine espresso grinds used in an automatic drip coffee maker) will
result in bitter tasting coffee. Conversely, coffee that is too coarse for a particular brewing
method will result in weak coffee. If the correct grind is used, adding more coffee will make a
stronger brew without making the brewed coffee bitter.
Another benefit of a coffee burr grinder is a consistent grind. This is important to ensure that
the extraction is consistent across all the ground particles. It is recommended to grind coffee
beans just prior to brewing.
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Grinding Coffee Beans:
Whole Beans To Add to Grinder
2 tsp, 10 grams, or 0.35 oz.
4 tsp, 20 grams, or 0.7 oz.
8 tsp, 40 grams, or 1.4 oz.
12 tsp, 60 grams, or 2.1 oz.
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Cups of Coffee to Brew
2 cups
4 cups
8 cups
12 cups
Be sure the coffee grinder is unplugged and on a flat, level surface. Place the ground
coffee container lid on the ground coffee container (see figure 1) and correctly
position them in the grinder body (see figure 2). The grinder will not properly operate
without the ground coffee container in place.
Remove the bean hopper lid and fill the bean hopper to the desired level (see figure 3
and reference chart above). The bean hopper lid can also be used to scoop coffee
beans. Do not fill the bean hopper above the “max” marking (see figure 4). Replace
the lid, making sure it is properly positioned or the grinder will not operate properly.
Note: This grinder is designed to grind whole bean coffee only.
Set the quantity of ground coffee you desire by rotating the cup selector dial to the
proper setting: 2 cups, 4 cups, 8 cups or 12 cups (see figure 5).
Set the ground coffee coarseness level by adjusting the coarseness selector to the
desired level (see figure 6).
Plug the power cord into a 120V AC electrical outlet. The blue light will illuminate
indicating there is power to the appliance.
Note: The blue indicator light will remain illuminated until the appliance is
unplugged from the wall outlet.
Press the on/off button to begin the grinding process (see figure 7).
Note: Do not adjust the coarseness selector or the cup selector dial while the
appliance is operating.
Once the selected number of cups has been ground, the grinding process will stop
automatically. To stop the grinding cycle before the process is complete, press the
on/off button.
Remove the ground coffee container from the body of the grinder (see figure 8) and
gently tap the container. Remove the ground coffee container lid and pour the
ground coffee into the filter of your coffee maker (see figure 9) or use a measuring
spoon.
To run another grinding cycle, repeat the above process. The selected settings will be
retained for additional grinding cycles.
When finished grinding unplug the cord from the wall outlet.
SUGGESTED GRIND SETTINGS
Grind
Fine
Medium-Fine
Medium
Medium-Coarse
Coarse
Type of coffee maker
Espresso maker
Automatic drip type coffee maker
Automatic drip type coffee maker
Percolator
French Press
Note: The more cups selected to grind, the longer the grinding cycle will run.
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CLEANING AND STORAGE
This appliance requires little maintenance. It contains no user-serviceable parts. Do not
attempt to repair it yourself. Any servicing that requires disassembly, other than cleaning,
must be performed by a qualified appliance repair technician.
To Clean:
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Before cleaning, be sure the cord is unplugged from the outlet.
2.
To ensure the optimum performance of the grinder, fully empty the ground coffee
container and the bean lid following each use.
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Remove the lid and empty any whole beans from the grinder (see figure 10). Remove
the top grinding wheel by rotating it clockwise and lifting it up (see figure 11). This will
allow you to clean the lower grinding wheel and grinding compartment.
4.
Clean the interior of the grinding compartment and the grinding wheels with the
brush provided (see figure 12). Never use water or any liquid to clean the lower
grinding section or main body of this grinder.
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Wipe the inside of the grinder, lid and body with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly.
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The ground coffee container and ground coffee container lid can be washed in hot,
soapy water. They are also both top rack dishwasher safe.
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Thoroughly dry all parts and replace the top grinding wheel in position by aligning the
tabs and the receptacle. Rotate the top grinding wheel counterclockwise until it locks
into position (see figure 13). Once the top grinding wheel is in position, gently pull
upward to check that it is properly locked in position. If the top grinding wheel comes
out, repeat the steps to replace it.
To Store:
Be sure all parts are clean and dry before storing. Store appliance in its box or in a clean, dry
place. Never wrap cord tightly around the appliance; keep it loosely coiled or use the cord
wrap underneath the grinder. The cleaning brush has an integrated storage location on the
bottom of the grinder (see figure 14).
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