Capresso 455 Coffeemaker User Manual

Model #455
CoffeeTEAM Therm™
10-cup,
Digital Coffee Maker /
Burr Grinder Combination
• Operating Instructions
• Warranty
Questions? 1-800-767-3554
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
16. After coffee brewing is finished and the on-light has turned
off, wait five minutes before refilling the water container with
cold water. Otherwise hot steam could shoot out of the lid
and cause injuries.
17. For household use only.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions
should always be followed, including the following:
1. Read all instructions.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
3. To protect against fire, electric shock and injury to persons,
do not immerse cord, plugs, or body of machine in water or
other liquid.
4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used
by or near children.
5. 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.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug
or after the appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in
any manner. Return appliance to the nearest authorized
service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the
appliance manufacturer may result in fire, electric shock, or
injury to persons.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter,
or touch hot surfaces.
10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a
heated oven.
11. Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord into the
wall outlet. To disconnect, turn any control to “OFF”, then
remove plug from wall outlet.
12. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
13. Scalding may occur if the water container lid is opened during
the brewing or decalcifying cycle.
14. Do not place stainless steel carafe on a hot surface. The
internal vacuum seal might get damaged.
15 Do not immerse the stainless steel carafe in any liquid. The
coffee maker and the stainless steel carafe are NOT dishwasher safe.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
SPECIAL CORD SET INSTRUCTIONS
A. A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk
resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a long
cord.
B. Longer extension cords are available and may be used if care
is exercised in their use.
C. If an extension cord is used,
1) the marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be
at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, and
2) the longer cord shall be arranged so that it will not drape over
the counter top or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.
CAUTION:
2.
This appliance is for household use. Any servicing other than
cleaning and user maintenance should be performed by an
authorized service representative.
• Do not immerse base in water or try to disassemble.
• To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not remove the
base. No user serviceable parts inside. Repair should be done
by authorized service personnel only.
• Check voltage to be sure that the voltage indicated on the
name plate agrees with your voltage.
• Never use warm or hot water to fill the water container. Use
cold water only!
• Keep your hands and the cord away from hot parts of the
appliance during operation.
• Never clean with scouring powders or hard implements.
CONTENTS Capresso CoffeeTEAM Therm™
Page
Page
Welcome and Thank You ..........................................................4
1. Customer Service .................................................................4
7.7 Cover lid ...........................................................................11
7.8 Using the stainless steel carafe........................................11
2. Important information about coffee beans
and the built-in Burr Grinder ................................................4
8. Grinding and brewing coffee now ......................................11
8a. Drip Stop / Stop-And-Serve.........................................12
8b. Using different beans at different times.......................12
8c. Using the Coffee Maker without the Grinder ...............12
2a. Storing coffee beans in the freezer? ..............................4
2b. Finer or coarser grind? ..................................................4
2c. Dark beans versus light beans.......................................4
2d. Flavored beans, liquid flavorings, syrups ......................4
2e. Stones and beans ..........................................................4
9. Grinding and Brewing Coffee Later....................................12
10. Cleaning............................................................................13
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3. PLEASE NEVER....................................................................5
Line Drawings .........................................................................5
4. Equipment ............................................................................7
5. Special CoffeeTEAM Service ...............................................7
Decalcifying ......................................................................14
FAQ (Technical Questions)................................................14
FAQ (Coffee Questions) ....................................................15
Limited One Year Warranty...............................................16
WHO IS CAPRESSO?
With more than 20 years of experience in the coffee equipment
industry, CAPRESSO was founded in 1994. Our goal is to provide
coffee equipment for the customer who wants a better product.
Safety, reliability, performance and convenience are the cornerstones of the CAPRESSO quality. Our products are available
through specialty retailers and specialty websites who can give
you expert advice and will treat you as a valued customer. We
hope you will enjoy your new CAPRESSO product and will
recommend it to your friends.
6. Features and benefits of the CoffeeTEAM Therm................7
7. Preparing the machine .......................................................7
7.1 Unpacking...........................................................................7
7.2 Setting the clock and the grinder .......................................8
a. Setting the actual time .................................................8
b. Setting the "Auto-ON" time .........................................8
c. Changing the grinder setting .......................................9
d. Setting the grinder "NOW" ..........................................9
e. Setting the grinder "AUTO" .........................................9
7.3 Power interruption ..............................................................9
7.4 Filling the beans................................................................10
7.5 Filling the water container ................................................10
7.6 Filter holder insert.............................................................10
SUPPLIES
See mail order form included with product.
For Durgol decalcifying liquid contact: www.frieling.com.
3.
IMPORTANT: Traces of Coffee
In order to ensure proper functioning, your CoffeeTEAM Therm
has been calibrated and tested with coffee beans. As a result,
some traces of coffee may remain in your machine.
ground coffee which will lose aroma rapidly!) If you must store
coffee beans in the freezer, take them out the day before use.
This way they will absorb less odors and have time to thaw. If you
fill beans from the freezer directly into the grinder, moisture will
seep into the burrs and the feeder channel. The moisture makes
the ground coffee stick in the feeder channel and will clog it up
over time.
2b. Finer or Coarser Grind?
The four grind settings of your CoffeeTEAM are calibrated for
grinding drip coffee. Choose the coarser settings for darker, oilier
beans. Choose the finer settings for light or medium roasts. In
the coarser setting slightly more coffee will pass through the
burrs than in the finer settings.
2c. Dark Beans versus Light Beans
Your CoffeeTEAM burr grinder is calibrated to work with all
different kinds of roasts. Dark, oily beans will leave some oil residue
in the feeder channel. Over time this can slow down the flow of
ground coffee. For cleaning the feeder channel see page 13.
2d. Flavored beans, liquid flavorings, syrups
• Do not use sugar or powder coated beans in the grinder (e.g.
cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla etc). Coated beans can pit the
bean container. The coating might stick to the burrs and, over time,
will greatly reduce the performance of the grinding mechanism.
• Do not add any liquid flavorings or syrups to the beans.
• If you like flavored beans we recommend buying liquid flavorings at your local coffee store. Add a few drops into the carafe
before or after brewing.
2e. Stones And Beans
Every coffee specialty store will tell you that occasionally small
stones can be found in between coffee beans. Very small stones
Welcome and Thank You
Thank you for choosing this unique CAPRESSO product.
Your new CoffeeTEAM Therm works differently than individual
coffee makers and grinders. Please read through this book
before using your machine. Thank you.
1. Customer Service
Should you require further information or if particular problems
occur that are not covered in this manual, please
• CALL our toll free HELP LINE: 1-800-767-3554 Mon.-Fri. 9AM
to 8PM, Sat. 9AM to 5PM EST. If you call at any other time,
please leave a message with your telephone number and
when we can call you back.
• FAX us at 1-201-767-9684
• E-MAIL at contact@capresso.com
• WRITE to Capresso Inc., Customer Service, P.O.Box 775,
Closter, NJ 07624
• WEBSITE www.capresso.com
2. Important information about coffee beans and the built-in
burr grinder
2a. Storing Coffee Beans in the Freezer?
Coffee Stores do not store coffee beans in the freezer or refrigerator! Coffee will act like baking soda, absorbing all odors and
tastes surrounding it. Coffee beans will stay fresh for several
weeks as long as you keep them in a dry, dark container. (It’s the
4.
will be processed through the burr grinder without any harm
(the stone will end up in your filter - not in your brewed coffee).
However, larger stones can block the burr grinder permanently.
If this happens, the grinder will make a loud noise. Push the
On/Off button to stop grinding and call our customer service toll
free number: 1-800-767-3554. Here is how you can avoid stones
entering the bean container:
• Shake your bean bag thoroughly so that a stone will fall to
the bottom of the bag.
• Before emptying the bottom half of the bag of beans into the
bean container, check to see whether there are any particles
that look like stones, and remove them.
3. PLEASE, NEVER... (or you will void your warranty
protection):
• Never fill instant coffee into the bean container; it can damage
the functioning of the grinder and the machine.
• Never fill coated coffee beans into the bean container.
• Never fill water or any other liquid into the bean container.
• Never fill anything other than coffee beans into the bean
container (no chocolate, no nuts, no spices).
• Never fill anything but fresh, cold clean water into the water
container.
• Never remove or attempt to disassemble the bean container.
• Never unplug your CoffeeTEAM in the middle of a
grinding/brewing cycle.
• Never open the water container lid during the brewing process.
• Never grind into the filter holder unless it is empty of previously
used coffee grounds.
• Never operate the machine when the feeder channel cover is
removed.
Fig. 1
A. Bean
Container Lid
B. Bean
Container
C. Fineness
Selector Dots
D. Feeder
Channel
Cover with
Window
E. Water
Container
Lid (open)
F. Cover Lid
G. GoldTone
Filter
H. Filter
Holder
Insert with
Drip Stop
(Fig.6)
I. Filter Holder
J. On/Off Push
Button
(red light)
K. Display
L. Programming
Button
M. Auto-On
Push Button
(green light)
N. Stainless
Steel Carafe
with Lid
O. Pedestal
5.
Removable Soft Collar
Transport protection tape
Fig. 2
Lid closed for brewing
Fig. 7
Fig. 3
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
Fig. 10
Fig. 11
Lid open for pouring
Fig. 8
GoldTone Filter
Fig. 12
Fig. 4
Fig. 9
Filter holder release button
Fig. 13
Fig. 14
6.
Fig. 15
Fig. 16
4. Equipment
The CoffeeTEAM Therm (#455) comes with:
a. this instruction book (includes warranty) and a separate
Capresso product registration
b. an order form for parts and accessories
c. one measuring scoop
d. one stainless steel carafe with lid
e. one GoldTone filter, size 4
f. one cover lid for the filter holder insert
g. filter holder insert
If any of these parts are missing, please call toll-free:
1-800-767-3554.
• Drip-stop function lets you pull out carafe and serve a cup or
two before brewing is finished.
• 1000 watt heating system delivers 200º to 205º F contact/
brew temperature and up to 180º F in carafe after brewing.
• Brews through closed lid and keeps coffee hot for up to 4 hours.
• Easy to read LCD display with AM/PM clock and 24-hour
programming .
• Auto shut-off after brewing is finished.
• Machine can be used with or without the grinder to accommodate pre-ground coffee.
• GoldTone filter included.
• European 10-cup (47 oz.) capacity.
5. Special CoffeeTEAM Service
We want you to be completely satisfied with your CoffeeTEAM.
If you need any assistance, call our toll free number
1-800-767-3554 or email us at contact@capresso.com or fax us
at 201-767-9684. During the warranty period (12 months) our
special CoffeeTEAM Service provides the following free of
charge (within the continental United States):
• Free replacement of any broken part (except carafe) and free
ground shipping.
• Free repair of your CoffeeTEAM including free UPS ground
shipping both ways. We will send you a UPS ARS (authorized
return service) label, so you don't have to pay for the UPS
shipping when you send the product for repair. (For faster service,
UPS 2nd day air, there will be a charge of $15.00).
Burr Grinder Features
• Heavy duty, commercial mill with burr/cone grinder delivers
slow, precise and no-heat grinding to preserve natural coffee
bean aroma.
• Grinds directly into filter holder.
• 90g bean container holds beans for up to two pots of coffee.
• Set to grind for 4, 6, 8 or 10 cups. (Indicator in LCD display.)
• Fine-tune for mild, regular or strong coffee.
• Turn the bean container from left to right to change the grind
settings from finer to coarser in four steps.
7. Preparing the Machine
7.1 Unpacking.
• Unpack the machine.
• Remove the protective cover on top of the grinder.
• Read the warning label on top of the water container lid
(Fig. 1,E) and remove.
• Open the water container lid, remove the Cover Lid, the
Goldtone Filter and the Filter Holder Insert (Fig. 1 I,E,F,G,H).
• Now remove the transport protection tape (it wraps from the
inside of the filter holder into the water tank) (Fig. 2).
6. Features and benefits of the CoffeeTEAM Therm
Coffee Maker Features
• After grinding, CoffeeTEAM Therm automatically returns the
filter holder and starts the brewing process.
• In case the filter holder is moved inadvertently underneath the
grinder, push the release button to return it to its original position.
7.
• Remove the carafe from the pedestal, replace the Filter Holder
Insert (Fig. 4) and insert the Goldtone Filter. Make sure to
place the Cover Lid correctly on top of the Filter Holder Insert
(Fig. 5).
Please note: After reading the instructions, brew 3 to 4 cups of
water to clean all internal parts.
b) Setting the Auto-On Time (default 11:11AM)
Please note: If you push the P button and do not perform any
programming functions, the display will revert within a few
seconds to the actual time and actual grinder setting.
Action
Display shows
3:16 AM / 10c MEDIUM
7.2 Setting the Clock and the Grinder
• Plug in machine.
Please note: You must set the actual time before you can operate the coffee maker. If you do not set the clock the display will
remain at TIME < AM > and it is not possible to turn on the
coffee maker.
a) Setting the Actual Time
Action
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Push the P button.............................
Turn the P button..............................
Push the P button.............................
Push the P button.............................
Turn the P button to select between
AM and PM and push to confirm.....
PROGRAM GRINDING? >
PROGRAM < TIME ? >
AUTO ON < TIME >
AUTO TIME < AM >
AUTO TIME < HRS 11 >
• Turn the P-button to select the
hours (example “6”)........................... AUTO TIME < HRS 6 >
• Push the P-button............................. AUTO TIME < MIN 11 >
Display shows
Plug-in machine.................................... TIME < AM >
• Turn the P-button to select between
AM and PM,
• Push the P button.............................. TIME < HRS 12 >
• Turn the P-button to select the
minutes (example “20”)..................... AUTO TIME <MIN 20>
• Push the P-button............................. AUTO TIME 6:20 AM
You have now set the auto-on time.
After a few seconds the display will
automatically return to the actual time.
• Turn the P-button to select the
hours (example “3”)........................... TIME < HRS 3 >
• Push the P-button............................. TIME < MIN 00 >
• Turn the P-button to select the
minutes (example “16”)..................... TIME < MIN 16 >
• Push the P-button............................. TIME 3:16 AM
This is the time you have set.
If you don’t push the P-button within
the next three seconds the display
will automatically jump to..................... 3:16 AM/10c MEDIUM
To check the Auto-Time, push the
A-button. The button will illuminate
green and the display will show.......... 6:20 AM / 10 c MEDIUM
Push the A-button again, the green
illumination will disappear and the
display will revert to the actual time
and grinder setting
“10 c MEDIUM” is also the default setting for grinding in the
auto-on function.
“10 c MEDIUM” is the default setting for the grinder.
8.
e) Setting the Auto-On grinder to 8 cups STRONG
c) Changing the Grinder Setting
Please note: the CoffeeTEAM Therm lets you set two different
grinder settings: one for immediate use (display shows ”NOW”)
and one for Auto-On use (display shows “AUTO”).
Action
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•
•
•
•
Push the P button.............................
Push the P button.............................
Turn the P button to select AUTO.....
Push the P button.............................
Turn the P button to select from
4,6,8, or 10 cups...............................
• Push the P button.............................
• Turn the P button to select from
MILD, MEDIUM, STRONG................
• Push the P button to confirm. The
display will immediately revert to the
actual setting.....................................
In the following examples we are setting the grinder for immediate
use to "6 cups MILD" and for the Auto-On use to "8 cups
STRONG".
d) Setting the grinder to 6 cups MILD “NOW”
Action
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Display shows
3:16 AM / 10c MEDIUM
Push the P button............................. PROGRAM GRINDING? >
Push the P button............................. GRINDING < NOW? >
Push the P button.............................. GRINDING NOW < 10 c >
Turn the P button to select from
4,6,8, or 10 cups............................... GRINDING NOW < 6 c >
Push the P button............................. TASTE NOW <MEDIUM>
Turn the P button to select from
MILD, MEDIUM, STRONG................ TASTE NOW < MILD >
Push the P button. The display will
show the actual time and the new
grinder setting 6 c MILD
To check the new Auto-Setting, push
the A-button. The button will illuminate green and the display will show:
Display shows
3:16 AM / 6c MILD
PROGRAM GRINDING? >
GRINDING < NOW? >
GRINDING < AUTO? >
GRIND AUTO < 10 c >
GRIND AUTO < 8 c >
TASTE AUTO <MEDIUM>
TASTE AUTO <STRONG>
3:16 AM / 6 c MILD
6:20 AM / 8 c STRONG
Push the A-button again, the green
illumination will disappear and the
display will revert to the actual time
and grinder setting
• Push the P button to confirm the
new setting. The display shows the
actual time and the new grinder
setting 6c MILD................................. 3:16 AM / 6 c MILD
7.3 Power Interruption
• If you have a power interruption or if you unplug the machine
for less than 2 to 3 minutes, the display and all set functions
will remain. If the machine was set to AUTO, it will still grind
and brew coffee at the pre-set time. If the machine was brewing
coffee it will continue brewing until the water tank is empty.
9.
• If the machine is unplugged or if you have a power interruption
for more than 2 to 3 minutes, the time function will be lost. If
the coffeemaker was set to AUTO no coffee will be ground and
the filter will still sit underneath the grinder. If the machine was
brewing coffee before the power interruption, it will not continue
brewing.
If power comes on again the display will show TIME<AM>. You
must set the time again (Chapter 7.2a). Please note: Your personal
grinding settings and the Auto-on time are still maintained.
7.4 Filling the Beans
Fill the bean container (Fig. 1,B) with beans. Make sure that the
water container lid is closed to prevent beans from spilling into
the water container.
Caution: Check beans for foreign objects (see page 4, chapter 2e).
The bean container will hold approximately 90 grams of beans
(good for almost two full pots of coffee). Select the fineness
setting (Fig. 3) by turning the bean container until the line matches
up with one of the four dots in front of the bean container. For
first time use, we recommend the coarsest setting – the largest dot.
Note: Never fill the bean container with frozen or coated beans
(see chapters 2a and 2d, page 4).
7.5 Filling The Water Container
Open the water container lid (Fig. 1,E) and fill the water container
with the desired amount of fresh, cold water.
Please note: Never fill water above the "MAX" line on the water
container.
7.6 Filter Holder Insert
Caution: If the filter holder insert (Fig. 4) is not completely
locked into the filter holder, the drip stop on the bottom of the
filter holder insert might not open during brewing. This can cause
hot coffee to overflow and can result in serious injuries and
damages. Here is how to properly lock the filter holder insert into
the filter holder:
• Open the water container lid (Fig. 1,E).
• Remove the cover lid (Fig. 5).
• Remove the carafe from the pedestal and then lower
the filter holder insert with the tab of the filter holder insert
pointing towards the water container. Push the handle of the
filter holder insert down towards the water container and
make sure it sits completely flush with the rim of the filter
holder (Fig. 4).
• Push with your finger against the drip stop (Fig.6). If the filter
holder insert is in the proper position, it will stay inside the
filter holder and not move upwards.
• Insert the GoldTone Filter (Fig. 1,G).
• Place the Cover lid on top of the filter holder insert. Make sure
it sits flush inside the rim of the filter holder (Fig. 5).
CAUTION: Messy / Dangerous!
If you forget to place the filter holder insert in the filter holder
and you slide the filter holder underneath the grinder, it will start
grinding and spread the ground coffee on your counter. It will
then return the filter holder underneath the water container lid
and the brewing process will start, splashing hot water
everywhere. In this case, immediately push the On/Off button
to turn off the machine and wait until the water pumping
stops!
Always move the filter holder WITH the filter holder insert AND the
GoldTone filter underneath the grinder.
10.
7.7 Cover Lid (Fig. 5)
The cover lid minimizes static coffee particles clinging to the
outside of the filter holder. We recommend using this lid when
you grind for six or more cups of coffee.
• Cleaning: Wipe the lid clean after each use.
Do not clean in dishwasher!
Note: The lid has two parts: a soft, removable collar and a hard
disk. If you accidentally remove the soft collar, just replace it in
its original position (with the high rim pointing upwards).
8. Grinding and Brewing Coffee Now
• Select cup and strength setting page 9, chapter 7.2,d).
• Fill beans into the bean container (page 10, chapter 7.4).
• Fill the desired amount of water into the water tank.
• Make sure the filter holder insert, GoldTone filter (or paper
filter) and cover lid are in place (page 10, chapter 7.6).
Using Filter Paper: Use size 4 paper only. Always fold the
bottom and side crimps over for a proper fit (see Fig. 10). Do not
use a filter paper inside a GoldTone Filter!
7.8 Using the Stainless Steel Carafe
For best coffee temperature pre-warm the carafe by rinsing it with
hot water. Always make sure carafe is completely empty. Place
the lid on top of the carafe and rotate one full turn clockwise
until closed (see Fig. 7). Do not tighten too much. Place the
carafe on the pedestal. Caution: Make sure the lid is not in the
pouring position (Fig. 8).
Attention: The lid must always be on the carafe and closed
(Fig. 7) during brewing to activate the drip stop.
If you lose the lid, you cannot brew coffee. Use the enclosed
mail order form or call 1-800-767-3554 to order a new lid.
• Swing the filter holder to the left until it locks itself underneath
the grinder (Fig. 11).
• Place the carafe with the closed lid on the pedestal.
• Push the on/off button (Fig. 1, J). The red light turns on.
The grinder will start grinding and the coffee will fall into the
filter. Through the window in the feeder channel cover
(Fig. 1,D) you can actually see how the ground coffee moves
forward. After the grinding is finished, the filter holder will
automatically swing back and underneath the water container
lid and the brewing process will begin.
FIRST TIME GRINDING: First use of the grinder will yield a bit
less ground coffee (which is used to fill the feeder channel). All
further grinding will yield the correct amount of ground coffee.
Please note: Always make sure that the carafe is transported in
an upright position. If you turn the carafe with its lid closed on its
side or turn it upside down, hot coffee will flow into the grooves
of the lid and exit through the side of the lid (Fig. 9).
Important: A stainless steel bottom with three black feet covers
the vacuum seal of the stainless steel body. Do not try to remove
this lid. Do not place the carafe on any hot surfaces since this
can loosen the vacuum seal inside the bottom. This can cause
the carafe to lose its warm keeping function.
Do not place carafe in dishwasher.
CAUTION: As long as the grinder is in operation, do not open
the bean container lid and do not insert your finger or any other
object into the grinder.
CAUTION: Do not open the water container lid during the brewing
process. Hot water could spill out, causing serious injuries.
• After brewing is finished the red indicator light in the On/Off
11.
button will turn off. For the next 1 to 2 minutes hot coffee will
still pass from the filter into the carafe.
• To serve coffee, remove the carafe from the platform. Turn the
lid counter clockwise until the black dot is over the pouring
spout (Fig. 8). You can now pour coffee. After serving make
sure to close the lid again to prevent heat from escaping from
the carafe.
8c. Using the Coffee Maker without the Grinder
You can use your CoffeeTEAM Therm like a regular drip coffee
maker (without using the grinder). In this case, do not move the
filter holder underneath the grinder.
• Open the water container lid (Fig.1,E).
• Fill the desired amount of cold water into the water container.
• Remove the cover lid from the filter holder and set aside.
• Fill the desired amount of ground coffee into the GoldTone
filter (or paper filter).
• Close the water container lid.
• Make sure that the carafe (with the lid in the "closed" position)
sits underneath the filter holder on the pedestal. Make sure
the drip-stop is pushed upwards (Fig. 15). CAUTION: If the
drip-stop sits next to the top of the lid, coffee will not flow into
the carafe, but overflow from the filter holder.
• Push the on/off button until the red light turns on.
The brewing process starts immediately.
CAUTION: Before pouring water into the water container again,
turn the coffee maker off and let it cool down for two minutes.
8a. Drip Stop / Stop-And-Serve
• While the coffee is brewing you can remove the carafe to pour
a cup or two. The drip stop in the filter holder will close automatically. Replace the carafe within 20 seconds. Then the flow
of coffee continues.
CAUTION: The drip stop might not close completely allowing
coffee to drip onto the pedestal. In this case immediately replace
carafe and let all the coffee flow into the carafe. (This happens
when the mesh of the GoldTone filter is clogged up causing coffee grounds to over-flow. If you use filter paper, use the correct
size (size 4), and check if there was a hole in the bottom of the
filter paper). To clean the drip stop, see page 13 chapter 10c.
9. Grinding and Brewing Coffee Later ("AUTO")
• Program the timer and grinder setting (chapter 7.2b, 7.2,e).
• Fill beans into the bean container and the desired amount of
water into the machine.
• Make sure the filter holder insert, GoldTone filter (or paper filter)
and cover lid are in place.
• Caution: Before you swing the filter holder underneath the
grinder, make sure there are no grounds left over in the filter
holder insert from previous grinding.
• Swing the filter holder to the left until it locks itself underneath
the grinder (Fig. 11).
• Now push the "A" button (Fig. 1, M). The button will illuminate
green and the display will switch from the actual time and the
8b. Using Different Beans at Different Times
Some people like to drink different types of coffee at different
times. In this case, only fill the amount of coffee beans into the
bean container that you need in order to grind for your next pot
of coffee. For example, if you want to grind for 8 cups of coffee,
fill eight level scoops of coffee into the bean container.
12.
"NOW" grind setting, to the Auto-On time and the Auto grind
setting. At the programmed time, the green light will turn off,
the red light in the On/Off button will illuminate, and
the grinding / brewing process will start.
Remove the carafe. Make sure the GoldTone filter is inserted.
Move the filter holder underneath the grinder. Set the fineness
selector to the largest dot. Push the on/off button. While the
machine is grinding tilt the whole machine a bit forward and pat
it on the back. This will loosen any coffee particles and transport
them into the filter holder. Repeat if necessary.
10. Cleaning
CAUTION: Make sure machine is turned off and cooled down.
Never use scouring agents. Never immerse the machine in any
liquid. Never clean machine under running water.
Dishwasher safe (upper rack):
GoldTone Filter and Filter holder insert.
10f. Cleaning The Feeder Channel
Periodically check the feeder channel for oil and coffee build-up.
As long as you can see coffee flowing freely through the feeder
channel window there is no need to open the cover.
The feeder channel should be cleaned in any of the following
situations:
• moisture or heavy oil build-up has caused the ground coffee
to block the feeder channel, or
• you do not plan on using the grinder for more than a week.
Special Cleaning Tips:
10a. Cover Lid: Wipe the cover lid clean after each use.
Do not clean in the dishwasher. If the soft collar becomes
separated from the hard disk, simply replace it with the high rim
pointing upwards (Fig. 5).
For cleaning, please follow this sequence:
• Make sure the GoldTone filter or a paper filter is inserted in the
filter holder insert.
• Move the filter holder underneath the grinder until it locks.
• Lift the Feeder Channel Cover and set aside (Fig. 12).
• Use the handle of the scoop to scrape out blocked coffee
into the filter holder (Fig. 13).
• Wipe the inside clean with a dry cloth.
• Push the manual release button (Fig. 14). The filter holder will
swing back to the right.
• Wipe the inside of the feeder channel cover with a dry cloth
(do not immerse in water).
• Replace the feeder channel cover.
• Empty the GoldTone filter or paper filter.
10b. GoldTone Filter: Clean after brewing. Do not let used
coffee sit for hours in the filter. Coffee oils will clog the mesh,
causing the coffee to overflow the next time you brew coffee.
10c. Filter Holder Insert / Drip Stop: Clean the filter holder
insert and the drip stop under running water. Check that the drip
stop closes completely under running water also.
10d. Bean Container: When the bean container is empty, use a
dry cloth to wipe off any oil deposits. Never pour any liquid into
the bean container. Never try to disassemble the bean container.
10e. Burr Grinder/Burrs:
It is possible that small coffee particles might stick to the burrs.
Once every 2 months let the bean container run out of beans.
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11. Decalcifying
Your CoffeeTEAM Therm has a built-in decalcifying monitor. After
800 cups of coffee the display will show “DESCALE” reminding
you that it is time to decalcify the coffee maker. Please follow the
instruction below. After you have descaled the machine, you can
reset the display as follows:
• Push the P button and turn it until the message appears
RESET DESCALE.
• Push the button and turn to select YES and push the P button
again. The display will revert to its normal status and the
descale message will not show again.
If the descale-message does not appear in the display within 6
months after regular use or whenever the brewing process slows
down, we recommend decalcifying. If brewing 10 cups of water
takes more than 10 minutes, it is time to decalcify.
Attention:
• Before decalcifying, remove the Goldtone Filter.
• All decalcifying agents are acidic and must be handled
carefully. Check the information on the packaging before using.
Caution: Never open the water container lid as long as the
machine processes any liquid. Hot water could spill out causing
burns and injuries. Wait until all water is processed through the
machine or until the On/Off button is no longer illuminated.
3. Important: Make sure the filter holder is in place and the
Stainless Steel Carafe is empty.
4. Place the carafe with the lid closed on the pedestal.
5. Turn the machine on.
6. When the solution has run through, remove the carafe, empty
and rinse thoroughly.
Important: let the machine cool down for 5 minutes.
7. Fill 20 oz. of fresh cold water into the water tank and brew
through the machine.
11b. Using other Decalcifying Agents
Only use decalcifying agents suitable for drip coffee makers and
follow the instructions which come with the agent.
12. FAQ (Technical Questions)
Q1. I accidentally locked the filter holder underneath the
grinder. What do I do?
A. Push the manual filter holder release button (Fig. 14).
Q2. There is no coffee coming out of the grinder. It seems as
though the coffee is completely clogged inside the grinder.
What do I do?
A. Please follow the steps outlined in chapter 10f, page 13.
Q3. Can the grinder run without beans in the bean container?
A. Yes.
11a. Decalcifying with DURGOL
Capresso recommends DURGOL for drip coffee makers. Durgol
removes any calcium deposit up to 20 times faster than vinegar.
Durgol is available through www.frieling.com.
1. Remove Goldtone Filter.
2. Fill water container with 18 oz. of cold water and add 6 oz.
Durgol.
Q4. Can I have different grinding settings for the current and
the programmed mode?
A. Yes! See chapter 7.2,d and e, page 9.
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Q5. How long does the machine keep the grinding and brewing
settings?
A. See chapter 7.3 page 9. The programmed setting is activated
only when you push the "A" button (Fig. 1,M) and the green auto
light turns on.
Q11. What happens in the auto setting (green light is on) if I
forget to push the filter holder underneath the grinder?
A. You will get hot water. At the pre-programmed time, the green
light will turn off and the red light will turn on. If the filter holder is
still underneath the water container lid, the machine assumes
you want to brew coffee only (without grinding). Since there is no
coffee in the filter holder, the carafe will be filled with hot water.
Q6. How do I know if the display shows the current or the
programmed setting?
A. In the program mode the A button is illuminated green.
13. FAQ (Coffee Questions)
Q1. How much coffee should I use?
A. The grinder grinds approximately between 6 seconds (setting
“4, mild”) and 30 seconds (setting “10, strong”). The maximum
amount of coffee will be ground in the setting “10, strong” with
the fineness selector in the coarsest position.
EXAMPLE: for 10 cups of coffee: Fill the water container with
the maximum amount of water. Set the grinder to 10 cups, the
strength indicator to mild, and the fineness selector to fine.
• IF THE COFFEE IS TOO STRONG: change the grind amount
indicator to 8, the strength indicator to medium, and continue to
use the same amount of water.
• IF THE COFFEE IS NOT STRONG ENOUGH: leave the grind
amount indicator at 10, change the strength indicator to strong,
and set the fineness selector in the coarsest position (largest
dot). If the coffee is still not strong enough, use a little less water.
Q7. Can I change any settings while the grinder is running?
A. No. The red On/Off light or the green Auto light have to be off
to change the grinder settings.
Q8. What happens if the filter holder does not return underneath the water container lid after grinding?
A. After the grinding process is completed, the swing-back
mechanism will try to return the filter holder. If it does not swing
back sufficiently, the machine will automatically turn itself off to
prevent the coffee maker from brewing.
Q9. What happens if the water container lid is open during
the brewing process?
A. The hot water will splash in spurts and be guided back into
the water container. Immediately close the water container lid.
Q2. I want a full pot of coffee at 8:00 AM. What time should I
program the grinder to start?
A. Set the timer 15 minutes earlier (in this case at 7:45 AM).
Q10. Beans spilled into the water container. What do I do?
A. Unplug the machine, remove the carafe, empty the bean
container (as well as you can), remove the filter holder insert and
GoldTone filter, open the water container lid and turn the
machine upside down over a sink. Reset the time.
Q3. Can I grind “espresso beans” for my espresso machine?
A. Before final assembly we manually calibrate each pair of burr
grinders (testing with beans!) to prevent clogging while grinding,
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regardless which type of bean you use. The actual grinding,
however, is designed to work well with drip coffee brewing. As a
result, the grind might not be suitable for your espresso machine.
• Damage
cleaning
• Damage
• Damage
Q4. The grinder makes a loud noise? No coffee is processed.
A. A stone blocks the grinder. Please call 1-800-767-3554.
caused by neglecting and omitting maintenance,
and decalcifying.
caused by ingredients not allowed in this product.
to the carafe due to improper use.
Other limitations and exclusions:
Any implied warranties including fitness for use and merchantability are limited in duration to the period of the express warranty
set forth above and no person is authorized to assume for
CAPRESSO any other liability in connection with the sale of the
machine. CAPRESSO expressly disclaims liability for incidental
and consequential damages caused by the machine. The terms
"incidental damages" refer to the loss of the original purchasers
time, loss of the use of the machine or other costs relating to the
care and custody of the machine. The terms "consequential
damages" refer to the cost of repairing or replacing other property
which is damaged when this machine does not work properly.
Any loss of income is excluded. The remedies provided under
this warranty are exclusive and in lieu of all others. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
14. One Year Limited Warranty
This limited warranty covers your new Capresso CoffeeTEAM
Therm, model #455. This warranty is in effect for the period and
usage described above from the date of the first purchase and is
limited to the United States of America. This warranty covers
all defects in materials or workmanship (parts and labor)
including free UPS ground transportation for both ways
within the continental United States. For Hawaii and Alaska
freight is not covered by this warranty.
TRANSPORT: When sending the machine, use the original packing materials, the inner and outer cartons or use approximately
2” of bubble wrap and secure the machine properly. Any damage
in transit is NOT covered by this warranty.
This warranty does not cover:
• Any machine NOT distributed by CAPRESSO within the
United States.
• Any machine not purchased from an Authorized Dealer.
• Damage caused by accident, abuse, negligence, misuse,
improper operation or failure to follow instructions contained
in this manual.
• Any service or alteration performed by an unauthorized
person, company or association.
Capresso Inc.
81 Ruckman Road
Closter, NJ 07624
201-767-3999
Fax: 201-767-9684
Customer Service: 1-800-767-3554
Email: contact@capresso.com Website: www.capresso.com
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