DTC-975BKN INSTRUCTION BOOKLET

INSTRUCTION
BOOKLET
12-Cup Programmable Thermal Coffeemaker
DTC-975BKN
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the instruction book carefully before using.
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
11. Always fill water reservoir first, then plug
cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect,
turn controls to OFF, then remove plug from
wall outlet.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety
precautions should always be followed to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and/or
injury to persons, including the following:
12. Do not use appliance for other than
intended use.
13. Snap lid securely onto carafe before
serving any beverages.
1. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
14. Scalding may occur if the lid is removed
during the brewing cycle.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles
and knobs.
15. The thermal carafe is designed for use with
appliance base only. It must never be used
on the range top.
3. To protect against electric shock, do not
place cord, plug, or base in water or other
liquids.
16. Do not set a hot carafe on a wet or cold
surface.
4. Close supervision is necessary when any
appliance is used by or near children.
17. Do not use a cracked carafe or a carafe
having a loose or weakened handle.
5. Always unplug from outlet when not in
use and before cleaning. Allow to cool
before putting on or taking off parts and
before cleaning the appliance.
18. Do not clean carafe or warming plate
with cleansers, steel wool pads, or other
abrasive materials.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a
damaged cord or plug or after the
appliance malfunctions or has been
dropped or damaged in any manner. Return
appliance to the nearest Cuisinart Repair
Center for examination, repair, or electrical
or mechanical adjustment.
19. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE THE BASE PANEL. NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE.
REPAIR SHOULD BE DONE ONLY BY
AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL.
20. Avoid contact with moving parts.
7. The use of accessory attachments not
recommended by Cuisinart may cause
injuries.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD
USE ONLY
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or
counter, or touch any hot surface.
10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or
electric burner, or in a heated oven.
WARNING: RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of fire or electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
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SPECIAL CORD SET
INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING NOTICE
Clogging and backing up of water and/or
coffee in the filter basket can occur under
any or a combination of any of the following
conditions: The use of too finely ground coffee,
using two or more paper filters, using the goldtone filter in conjunction with a paper filter or not
properly cleaning coffee grounds from the goldtone filter, or allowing coffee grounds to spill
over the filter.
A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce
the risks resulting from becoming entangled in
or tripping over a longer cord.
Extension cords may be used if care is
exercised in their use.
If an extension cord is used, the marked
electrical rating of the extension cord must be
at least as great as the electrical rating of the
appliance, and the longer 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.
Caution: Never open the reservoir cover during
the brewing cycle, even if no water is draining
from the filter basket, since extremely hot water/
coffee can spill out from the basket and cause
injury. If water/coffee is not draining from the
filter basket during the brewing cycle, unplug
the unit and wait 10 minutes before opening the
reservoir cover and checking the basket.
NOTICE
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of
electric shock, this plug will fit in a polarized
outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully
in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not
fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not modify
the plug in any way.
WARNING
RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REPAIR SHOULD BE DONE BY AUTHORIZED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY
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CONTENTS
THE QUEST
FOR THE PERFECT
CUP OF COFFEE
Important Safeguards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Important Unpacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . .4
The Quest for the
Perfect Cup of Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Features and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Programming Your Coffeemaker . . . . . . . . . . .6
Brewing Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Cleaning and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
ELEMENT 1: WATER
Coffee is 98% water. The quality of that
water is as important as the quality of your
coffee. If water doesn’t taste good from the
tap, it won’t taste good in your coffee.
ELEMENT 2: COFFEE
IMPORTANT UNPACKING
INSTRUCTIONS
While coffee is 98% water, all of the flavor
comes from the beans. To achieve the same
great taste you enjoy at a coffee bar, you
need to use the same quality of coffee. If you
choose to grind your own beans, buy them
fresh and whole. Buy only about a two-week
supply at a time, because once the bean is
broken, its flavor degrades quickly.
1. Place the box on a large, sturdy, flat
surface.
2. Remove the instruction book and any other
literature.
3. Turn the box so that the back side of the
coffeemaker is down and slide the
coffeemaker from the box.
ELEMENT 3: GRIND
4. After the coffeemaker has been removed,
place the box out of the way and remove
the pulp molded inserts.
The grind is critical for proper flavor
extraction. If the grind is too fine, overextraction and bitterness will result. Too fine
a grind may also clog the filter. If grind is too
coarse, the water will pass through too
quickly and the maximum flavor will not be
extracted. When grinding your own beans,
we recommend a medium-fine grind.
5. Grasp the carafe by its handle, remove it
from the heater plate and remove the
packing material.
6. Remove the packing material from the
coffeemaker and lift the coffeemaker off the
remaining two inserts.
We suggest you save all packing materials in
the event that future shipping of the machine
is needed. Keep all plastic bags away from
children.
ELEMENT 4: PROPORTION
Coffee that is too strong or too weak is
always a disappointment. Follow the
recommended portions of ground coffee in
the instructions under Brewing Coffee, and
later adjust the amount to suit your taste.
NOTE: The maximum capacity for ground
coffee is 15 scoops (15 tablespoons) for this
60-oz. (twelve 5-oz. cups) coffeemaker.
Exceeding this amount may cause overflow.
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FEATURES AND BENEFITS
1. Brew-Through/Pour-Through Lid
Allows coffee to brew in and pour out of carafe
without opening or adjusting. Keeps coffee hot
and flavorful for hours.
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2. Reservoir Cover
Simply lift to fill with water. Close cover once
water has been added.
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3. Filter Basket
Swings open for easy insertion of coffee filter.
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4. Water Window
Magnified markings indicate water needed to
make corresponding cups of coffee.
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5. Stainless Double-Wall Thermal Insulated
Carafe
6. Brew Pause™
Stops flow of water from basket when carafe
is removed from heater plate, so a cup can be
poured during brewing cycle.
7. Auto-Brew Cycle
Program time to brew.
8. ON Indicator Light
Illuminates when power is on.
9. LCD Readout
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BEFORE FIRST USE
To Activate the Auto Brew Cycle
We recommend flushing out your coffeemaker
before first use.
1. To activate the auto brew mode, depress
the AUTO ON button. The auto symbol will
illuminate in the upper right corner of the
LCD screen.
2. The unit will now begin the brewing cycle
at the programmed time. When the programmed time initiates the cycle, the red
ON indicator light will show that the brewing cycle has started.
NOTE: The unit will continue to attempt to brew
at the programmed time, each day, until the OFF
button is pressed. The red ON indicator light
will illuminate each time the attempt to brew is
made. If there is no water in the reservoir, the
unit will automatically shut off one minute later.
Fill the reservoir with cold water and follow the
directions for Brewing Coffee. DO NOT ADD COFFEE!
Once the system flush is complete, your coffeemaker
is ready to brew so you can enjoy Cuisinart at its best!
PROGRAMMING YOUR
COFFEEMAKER
To Set The Clock
1. To set the time, press and hold the hour or
minute button for two seconds. “Time set”
starts flashing in the upper left corner of
the LCD screen.
2. Press the HOUR button to advance the
clock to the desired time. The hour numeral
moves in one-hour increments. When
numeral passes 12 am, the PM indicator
will illuminate in the lower left corner of the
LCD screen.
3. Press the MINUTE button to advance the
minutes to the desired time. Minutes move
in one-second increments.
4. When complete, press the HOUR button
again, or wait for 15 seconds and your time
change will be accepted.
BREWING COFFEE
Follow instructions in “Before First Use”
on this page.
1. Open thermal carafe lid in direction of arrow.
Fill thermal carafe with cold, fresh water.
Open hinged water reservoir cover; pour
water into reservoir opening. Markings on
water level indicator show amount of water
needed to make desired number of cups of
coffee. TO AVOID OVERFLOW, DO NOT
FILL ABOVE 12-CUP MARK. Close reservoir
cover.
2. Before thermal carafe is returned to platform,
prewarm carafe by running warm water
through it. Prewarming carafe will help keep
coffee warmer.
To Program the Brew Time
1. To program the brew time, press and hold
the PROG button for two seconds. The
“prog” symbol starts flashing in the lower
right corner of the LCD screen.
2. Press the HOUR button to advance the
clock to the desired time. The hour numeral
moves in one-hour increments. When
numeral passes 12 am, the PM indicator
will illuminate in the lower left corner of the
LCD screen.
3. Press the MINUTE button to advance the
minutes to the desired time. Minutes move
in one-second increments.
4. When complete, press the PROG button, or
wait for 15 seconds and your set time will
be accepted.
3. Return carafe lid to thermal carafe. To close
lid, turn it in direction of Close arrow until it
fits tightly on carafe, and Pour arrow is
aligned with spout. Return empty thermal
carafe to platform. Be certain thermal carafe
lid is in closed position and is securely in
place during brew cycle.
4. Open filter basket by grasping basket handle
and swinging outward. Insert a paper filter
OR gold-tone filter (not included) into filter
basket; make sure filter fits snugly in basket.
5. After placing 2 level tablespoons per cup of
ground coffee into cone filter, return basket to
closed position. To ensure safe operation,
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make sure basket is closed securely.
TIPS & HINTS
6. With thermal carafe and basket securely in
place, press ON button; LED will light.
CAUTION: Coffeemaker becomes very hot
during brew cycle; handle with extreme care,
as hot parts and escaping steam may cause
burns.
1. Do not place a cloth or otherwise restrict airflow
beneath coffeemaker.
2. To avoid accidents, make sure thermal carafe lid
is in closed position during brewing and while
pouring; do not pour in the direction of people.
3. When pouring, use thermal carafe handle only
bottom of thermal carafe is hot to touch for
several minutes after brewing.
4. CAUTION: Burns may result from spilled hot
liquid and/or contact with hot parts.
7. The Brew-Through lid allows coffee to drip
from coffeemaker through closed lid. When
coffee has completely stopped dripping into
thermal carafe and water level indicator is
empty, brew cycle is complete. When
dripping stops, Brew-Through lid will seal
so coffee freshness and temperature are
preserved.
CLEANING AND
MAINTENANCE
8. An audible “beep” tone will signal when brew
cycle is complete. The coffeemaker will
switch off automatically. Bottom of Thermal
Carafe is hot to touch for several minutes
after brewing. Use caution.
Always turn coffeemaker off and remove the
plug from the electrical outlet before cleaning.
Lift up the reservoir cover. Remove and discard
the paper filter and ground coffee. The filter
basket can be washed in warm, soapy water
and rinsed thoroughly or cleaned in the upper
rack of the dishwasher.
Dry all parts after use.
Do not put any water in the unit once the
filter basket has been removed. Wipe the
area under the filter basket with a damp
cloth.
Remove the carafe from the resting plate.
Discard any remaining coffee. The carafe and lid
can be washed in warm, soapy water and rinsed
thoroughly or placed in a dishwasher. The carafe
and carafe lid should be placed on the upper
rack only.
Helpful Hint: Coffee contains oils that can
build up on your carafe. For best performance,
wash carafe and wipe pour spout clean after
each use.
Do not use any scouring agents or harsh
cleansers on any part of the coffeemaker.
Never immerse base unit in water or other
liquids. To clean base, simply wipe with a clean,
damp cloth and dry before storing. Fingerprints
and other blemishes on the stainless steel
housing can be washed off with soap and water
or a nonabrasive cleaning solution. Wipe resting
plate with a clean, damp cloth. Never use rough,
abrasive materials or cleansers to clean the
resting plate. Do not dry the inside of the water
reservoir with a cloth, as lint may remain.
9. After coffee grounds have cooled, carefully
open filter basket and discard used coffee
filter and grounds. To remove filter basket
from coffeemaker (A) grasp basket handle
and swing basket outward, and (B) with
basket in far right position, lift up and pull
basket hinge.
10. Brew-Through lid allows coffee to be poured
with lid in closed position, so coffee
freshness and temperature can be preserved.
NOTE: Reservoir cover may be hot during
and directly after brewing. Wait at least 10
minutes before opening.
BREW PAUSE™ FEATURE
This feature interrupts the flow of coffee from the
basket to let you pour that first cup mid-brew.
Because the flavor profile of coffee brewed at the
start of a cycle differs from that brewed toward
the end, be aware that using this feature will
weaken the flavor strength of the finished pot.
NOTE: Removing carafe for more than 20
seconds may cause filter basket to overflow.
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WARRANTY
DECALCIFICATION
Decalcification refers to the removal of calcium
deposits that form over time on the metal parts
of the coffeemaker.
For best performance from your Cuisinart®
coffeemaker, decalcify the base unit from time to
time. The frequency depends upon the hardness
of your tap water and how often you use
the coffeemaker.
LIMITED THREE-YEAR WARRANTY
We warrant that your Cuisinart® 12-Cup
Programmable Thermal Coffeemaker will be free
of defects in materials and workmanship under
normal home use for 3 years from the date of
original purchase.
We recommend that you visit our website,
www.cuisinart.com for the fastest, most
efficient way to complete your product
registration. However, product registration online
does not eliminate the need for the consumer to
maintain the original proof of purchase in order
to obtain the warranty benefits. In the event that
you do not have proof of purchase date, the
purchase date for purposes of this warranty will
be the date of manufacture.
To decalcify, fill the water reservoir to capacity with a mixture of 1⁄3 white vinegar and 2⁄3
water. Turn the coffeemaker on by pressing the
Power button. One cycle should be sufficient
to adequately clean the coffeemaker. Turn the
coffeemaker off by pressing the Power button and
then run one cycle of fresh cold water through the
unit before using the unit again to brew coffee.
Any other servicing should be performed by an
authorized service representative.
If your Cuisinart® 12-Cup Programmable
Thermal Coffeemaker unit should prove to be
defective within the warranty period, we will
repair it, or if we think necessary, replace it. To
obtain warranty service, simply call our toll-free
number, 1-800-726-0190, for additional
information from our Customer Service
Representatives, or send the defective product
to Customer Service at Cuisinart, 7811 North
Glen Harbor Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85307.
To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your
return, please enclose $10.00 for shipping and
handling of the product.
Please pay by check or money order (California
residents need only supply proof of purchase
and should call 1-800-726-0190 for shipping
instructions).
NOTE: For added protection and secure
handling of any Cuisinart product that is being
returned, we recommend you use a traceable,
insured delivery service. Cuisinart cannot be
held responsible for in-transit damage or for
packages that are not delivered to us. Lost and/
or damaged products are not covered under
warranty. Please be sure to include your return
address, daytime phone number, description of
the product defect, product model number
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(located on bottom of product), original date of
purchase, and any other information pertinent to
the product’s return.
replacement, by calling our Consumer Service
Center toll-free at 1-800-726-0190.
Cuisinart will be responsible for the cost of the
repair, replacement, and shipping and handling
for such nonconforming products under
warranty.
®
This Cuisinart 12-Cup Programmable Thermal
Coffeemaker unit has been manufactured to the
strictest specifications and has been designed
for use with the authorized accessories and
replacement parts.
BEFORE RETURNING YOUR CUISINART
PRODUCT
This warranty expressly excludes any defects or
damages caused by accessories, replacement
parts, or repair service other than those that
have been authorized by Cuisinart.
If you are experiencing problems with your
Cuisinart product, we suggest that you call our
Cuisinart Consumer Service Center at 1-800726-0190 before returning the product to be
serviced. If servicing is needed, a representative
can confirm whether the product is under
warranty and direct you to the nearest service
location.
This warranty does not cover any damage
caused by accident, misuse, shipment or other
than ordinary household use.
This warranty excludes all incidental or
consequential damages. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of these
damages, so these exclusions may not apply to
you.
Important: If the nonconforming product is to be
serviced by someone other than Cuisinart’s
Authorized Service Center, please remind the
servicer to call our Consumer Service Center at
1-800-726-0190 to ensure that the problem is
properly diagnosed, the product is serviced with
the correct parts, and the product is still under
warranty.
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY:
California law provides that for In-Warranty
Service, California residents have the option of
returning a nonconforming product (A) to the
store where it was purchased or (B) to another
retail store that sells Cuisinart products of the
same type.
The retail store shall then, at its discretion, either
repair the product, refer the consumer to an
independent repair facility, replace the product,
or refund the purchase price less the amount
directly attributable to the consumer’s prior
usage of the product. If the above options do
not result in the appropriate relief to the
consumer, the consumer may then take the
product to an independent repair facility, if
service or repair can be economically
accomplished. Cuisinart and not the consumer
will be responsible for the reasonable cost of
such service, repair, replacement, or refund for
nonconforming products under warranty.
California residents may also, according to their
preference, return nonconforming products
directly to Cuisinart for repair, or if necessary,
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