Operating instructions | Capresso 484 Coffeemaker User Manual

MG600 PLUS,
Model #484 (Glass)
10-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker
with Stainless Steel Housing
• Operating Instructions
• Product Registration
• Warranty
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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 personal injury, do not
immerse cord, plugs, or appliance 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 it 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 Capresso may
result in fire, electric shock, or personal injury.
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 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 cycle.
14. For household use only.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
SPECIAL CORD SET INSTRUCTIONS
Regarding your cord set:
A. A short power-supply cord (or detachable power-supply cord) is to be
provided to reduce risks resulting from becoming entangled in or
tripping over a longer cord.
B. Longer detachable power-supply or extension cords are available and
may be used if care is exercised in their use.
C. If a long detachable power-supply cord or extension cord is used,
1) The marked electrical rating of the detachable power-supply cord
or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating
of the appliance,
2) If the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord should
be a rounding type 3-wire cord, and
3) The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over
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the counter top or table top where it can be pulled on by children or
tripped over.
D. This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other).
As a safety feature, 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 attempt to defeat this
safety feature.
CAUTION
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.
Welcome and Thank You
Thank you for choosing the Capresso MG600 PLUS. Its heavy-duty fingerprintproof stainless steel body provides superior strength and style. The special
surface is easy to clean and maintains a look that will never fade. The charcoal
water filtration indicator takes the guess work out of replacing the charcoal insert
at the right time. Please read all operating instructions before using your
MG600 PLUS. Understanding and complying with these directions is essential
to ensure that the machine is utilized without risk and to ensure safety during
operation and maintenance.
How To Contact Jura-Capresso
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 Monday-Thursday 8AM to
9PM, Friday 8AM to 8PM and Saturday 9AM to 5PM Eastern Standard
Time. Feel free to call at any time. If you are connected to our voicemail,
PLEASE DO NOT HANG UP. Leave your name, telephone number and time
to call back. Please leave the model number of your Jura-Capresso product,
in this case it is #484.
• FAX us at 1-201-767-9684 • E-MAIL us at contact@jura-capresso.com
• VISIT our website at www.capresso.com
• WRITE to Jura-Capresso Inc., Customer Service
P.O. Box 775, Closter, NJ 07624
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Contents...
Page
Important Safeguards ............................................................................. 2
Welcome and Thank You ........................................................................ 3
How to Contact Jura-Capresso........................................................ 3, 12
Line Drawings (Figures 1-13).............................................................. 5, 6
1. Equipment......................................................................................... 7
2. Preparing the Coffee Maker ............................................................. 7
a. Before First Use ............................................................................ 7
b. The Display / Setting the Clock and the Timer ............................ 7
c. To Set the Current Time................................................................ 7
d. To Set an Auto-On Time............................................................... 7
3. The Charcoal Filter lndicator ............................................................ 7
a. Using the Charcoal Water Filter.................................................... 7
b. Replacing the cartridge / Resetting the Filter Indicator .............. 8
4. The Proper Sequence for Making Coffee......................................... 8
5. Making Coffee................................................................................... 9
a. Using the GoldTone Filter ............................................................. 9
b. Using Filter Paper ......................................................................... 9
c. How Much Coffee?....................................................................... 9
d. Turning the Coffee Maker On ....................................................... 9
e. Serving Coffee .............................................................................. 9
f. Pouring Coffee While Brewing....................................................... 9
g. Brewing Small Amounts of Coffee ............................................... 9
h. Making Multiple Carafes of Coffee............................................... 9
6. Automatic Brewing at a Pre-Programmed Time .............................. 9
7. Cleaning the Coffee Maker ........................................................... 10
8. Decalcifying .................................................................................... 10
a. How to Decalcify with White Vinegar ......................................... 10
b. Using other Decalcifying Agents ............................................... 10
9. Troubleshooting ................................................................................ 10
10. Limited One Year Warranty ........................................................... 11
11. Jura-Capresso Customer Service ................................................. 11
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FIG. 1
A. Water Container Lid
B. GoldTone Filter
C. Removable Filter Holder with
Drip Stop
D. Water Tank
E. Water Level Indicator
F. Filter Holder Housing
(not removable)
G. Cord Storage (see Fig. 9)
H. Glass Carafe with Lid
I. Operating Panel (see Fig. 2)
J. Illuminated Display
K. AM/PM Indicator
Upper dot AM / lower dot PM (not shown)
L. Auto Brewing Button with green Indicator Light
3 -5
M. 3-5 cups Brewing Button with green
Indicator Light
N. On/Off Coffee Brewing Button with red
Indicator Light
O. Hour (h) and Minute (m) buttons set time
and auto-on time
P. Programming Button
Q. Charcoal Filter Button with green Indicator
Light
FIG. 2
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FIG. 3
FIG. 4
FIG. 5
FIG. 6
Push
down
Lift up
FIG. 7
FIG. 9
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FIG. 8
1. Equipment
The Capresso MG600 PLUS comes
complete with: • Glass Carafe with
Lid • GoldTone Filter (inserted in
removable Filter Holder) • Measuring
Scoop • Charcoal Filter with Charcoal
Filter Holder • Instruction Book
2. Preparing the Coffee Maker
2a. Before First Use
After unpacking your coffee maker
clean all the loose parts with warm
water and make yourself familiar with
the different functions. After reading
these instructions, clean the internal
parts of the machine by making two
carafes using only water, without any
ground coffee inside the filter.
2b. The Display / Setting the Clock
and Timer
When you plug in the coffee maker
the display will illuminate for about 30
seconds and will flash “12:00”.
All indicator lights will be off.
2c. To Set the Current Time (Fig. 2)
Push and hold the hour button. The
hours will advance. The little dot on
the left upper side (indicating AM)
changes to a left lower dot (indicating
PM). When the correct hour shows up
release the button and push and hold
the minute button to set the minutes.
Attention: You must change the clock
when the time changes (Standard
Time, Daylight Savings Time).
2d. To Set an Auto-On Time:
If you want the coffee maker to start
brewing at a preset time automatically,
first push the program button (Fig. 2, P).
The display shows "12:00".
Immediately start pushing the hour
and minute buttons as described
above until the desired time shows
up. Within a few seconds the display
will revert to the actual time.
To check the programmed time just
push the program button. The display
shows the programmed time and will
switch back to the actual time.
To change the programmed time,
push the program button and repeat
as described above.
Attention: Flashing Display!
If you unplug the coffee maker for
more than 10 seconds or if you have
a power failure, you will lose the
current time and program settings.
The flashing display indicates that you
must reset the current and programmed
time.
3. The Charcoal Filter Indicator
To start the electronic charcoal
indicator, push the blue filter button
(Fig. 2, Q). The green indicator light
for the charcoal filter will turn on.
If you use spring water, bottled water
or distilled water and make coffee
right away, it is not necessary to use
the charcoal filter. Push the blue Filter
Button (Fig. 2, Q) and the green filter
indicator light will turn off.
Attention: Spring water and distilled
water might attract impurities when
sitting in the water container
overnight. The charcoal filter will
remove most of these impurities since
the water will be filtered just before
entering the heating element.
3a. Using the Charcoal Water Filter
Most tap water is treated with chlorine.
The charcoal filter removes up to 82%
of the chlorine and other impurities
found in tap water, improving the
taste of water substantially.
The charcoal cartridge sits in the
charcoal holder (see Fig. 4). The
charcoal holder is already inserted
into the water container.
To activate the charcoal cartridge
pour four cups of water into the water
container and let it sit for approx. 3
minutes. Then turn the machine on
and let the water brew into the carafe
(see chapter 5e). Discard the water.
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As long as the green Charcoal Filter
Light is on, the machine monitors
time and the number of brewings.
The green charcoal filter light will
start blinking either after 6 weeks or
after the Coffee Brewing Button has
been turned on 60 times (Fig. 2, N)
whichever comes first, reminding you
to replace the cartridge:
If you make coffee once a day, the
filter light will start flashing after 6
weeks. If you make coffee twice a
day, the light will flash after 30 days.
This will help you to plan the right
amount of cartridges.
Attention: When you unplug the
machine for more than 10 seconds or
if you have a power failure, the
electronic indicator loses its memory.
Then it is best to replace the filter 6
weeks after first use.
Caution: Once the cartridge is activated
you should never use it for longer
than six weeks. Harmful bacteria
build-up may occur. Unused
cartridges can be stored indefinitely.
Replacement cartridges are available
through your local Capresso dealer or
our website: www.capresso.com.
3b. Replacing the Cartridge /
Resetting the Filter Indicator
Remove the cartridge from the water
container (Fig. 3), twist and open the
holder and discard the old cartridge.
Replace with new cartridge (Fig. 4)
and close the filter holder securely.
Insert the assembly back into the
water tank (Fig. 3) and make sure it is
inserted properly otherwise the water
container lid will not close completely.
Activate the charcoal filter (chapter 3a).
While the green light is still blinking,
push and hold the Charcoal Filter
Button for a few seconds until the
light stops blinking and is illuminated
again. Now the indicator starts counting
again.
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4. The Proper Sequence for Making
Coffee
Coffee makers produce very hot water.
If you follow the sequence as described
below you will avoid possible accidents
which might cause severe injuries and
burns.
1. Remove carafe from machine.
2. Open water container lid (Fig. 1, A)
and pour water into the water
container. Caution: Make sure
the water level does not exceed
the MAX setting (Fig. 6). If you fill
too much water into the tank the
carafe may overflow with hot coffee.
3. Make sure the filter holder (Fig. 1,C)
sits firmly in the Filter Holder
Housing (Fig. 1,F). Push the tab of
the filter holder down (Fig. 8) to
make sure the filter holder sits
firmly in the Filter Holder Housing.
If the filter holder is not snapped
into the housing, the drip stop
in the filter holder might not open
during brewing and hot water and
grinds could overflow and leak
from the machine.
4. Insert filter paper (chapter 5b)
or a GoldTone Filter (chapter 5a).
5. Add the correct amount of ground
coffee (chapter 5c).
6. Close the water container lid.
7. Make sure the carafe is empty
and the lid sits properly on the
glass carafe.
8. Turn the machine on (Fig. 2, N).
9. Never open the water container lid
as long as coffee is brewing. Hot
water could spill out causing burns.
Wait until the brewing noise stops.
10. Immediately after brewing is finished
there could still be hot water in
the filter holder passing through
the ground coffee. This can take
1 to 3 minutes depending on how
much coffee you used and how
fine the coffee was ground.
5. Making Coffee
Please follow the steps described in
chapter 4.
Filling the Water Tank
See chapter 4.2.
5a. Using the GoldTone Filter
A size 4 GoldTone filter comes with
the machine. It sits in the Filter Holder.
Attention: Coffee flows slower through
a GoldTone Filter than through paper
filters. Please see the chart in chapter
5c for maximum coffee amounts.
5b. Using Filter Paper
Use size 4 paper only. Always fold the
bottom and side crimps over for a
proper fit (see Fig. 5). Do not use a
filter paper inside a GoldTone Filter!
5c. How Much Coffee?
A coffee scoop comes with your coffee
maker. We recommend using one
level scoop of coffee per cup. If you
like your coffee extremely strong
never use more coffee than the
amounts indicated in the chart shown.
Maximum #
of Scoops
Regular or Drip
Grind (Supermarket
GoldTone
Size 4
Filter
Paper Filter
12
scoops
14
scoops
8-10
scoops
9-11
scoops
Version)
Fine Grind (finer
than Drip Grind)
Using more coffee can result in an
overflow of ground coffee, above the
filter, blocking the drip stop function
and causing a mess on your counter.
5d. Turning the Coffee Maker On
Push the On/Off button (Fig. 2, N).
The red light will illuminate, indicating
that the brewing process is starting.
Caution: Never open the water
container lid during brewing.
5e. Serving Coffee
Brewing time for a full pot of coffee
takes just about 7 minutes.
When all the water is passed through,
the coffee maker will keep the coffee
hot for two hours. Then it will shut off.
If you need to keep the coffee hot
longer, just push the On/Off button
again.
5f. Pouring Coffee While Brewing
You can pull the carafe from the platform during the brewing process for
approx. 20 seconds to pour a cup in
between.
5g. Brewing Small Amounts of Coffee
When brewing small amounts of coffee
(3 to 5 cups) push the 3-5 cup button
first. The green indicator light will go
on. Then push the On/Off button. The
red indicator light will go on. The
brewing process will be slowed down
to allow the coffee to reach its full
aroma.
If you pushed the 3-5 cup button by
mistake, just push it again to turn off
this function.
Important: When brewing 3-5 cups of
coffee the temperature in the carafe
will be approx. 3 to 5 degrees lower
than on a full pot.
5h. Making Multiple Carafes of Coffee
If you want to make another carafe of
coffee immediately after the first pot,
make sure the machine is off and
allow to cool down for three minutes
before refilling the water tank.
Important: Make sure the carafe is
empty before brewing.
6. Automatic Brewing at a
Pre-Programmed Time
Set the programmed time at which
you wish to brew coffee as described
in chapter 2d.
Make sure that the programmed
time is correct (AM or PM).
Hint: If you want your coffee ready by
7:15 AM, set the programmed time to
7:05, i.e. 10 minutes earlier. This way
you get the freshest and hottest
coffee possible.
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Fill the water tank and filter holder
and place the empty carafe with the
closed lid on the platform (chapter 4).
Push the "auto" button (Fig. 2, L).
The green indicator light above this
button will go on.
At the pre-programmed time, the red
on button will go on and the green
auto light will go off, indicating that
brewing has started.
Important: If you pushed the auto
button by mistake just push it again
to turn it off.
7. Cleaning the Coffee Maker
• Make sure coffee maker is turned
off (Red light is off). Always unplug
the appliance from the outlet before
cleaning.
• Never use scouring agents.
• Never immerse the appliance in
water or any other liquid and never
clean under running water. To clean
the appliance, wipe off with a soft,
damp cloth.
• Dishwasher safe (upper rack) are:
Filter Holder, GoldTone Filter, Glass
Carafe.
• Clean the GoldTone Filter after
every use. Otherwise coffee oils will
form and clog up the small filter
openings. Old, hardened coffee oils
can spoil the taste of your coffee.
• Clean the lid of the carafe under
running water.
• Drip-stop in filter holder: make sure
that the drip-stop is free of any
coffee particles, otherwise it might
not close properly when removing
the carafe.
8. Decalcifying
Decalcify at least every 6 months or
when brewing ten cups takes more
than 9 minutes.
Attention: Before decalcifying,
remove the GoldTone filter and
Charcoal filter from the machine.
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8a. How to Decalcify with White
Vinegar
• Remove GoldTone filter and
Charcoal filter.
• Fill the water container with 20 to
24 oz. of white household vinegar.
• Place the empty carafe with the lid
closed underneath the filter holder.
• Turn the machine on for 2 minutes.
• Turn machine off and let sit for 15
minutes.
• Turn machine on again and let the
remaining vinegar pass through.
• When the red light turns off, remove
the carafe, empty and rinse a few
times with fresh cold water.
• Rinse the filter holder thoroughly
with fresh water.
• Fill 20 to 24 oz. of fresh cold water
into the water tank and brew
through machine to remove any
vinegar odors.
8b. Using other Decalcifying Agents
Only use decalcifying agents suitable
for drip coffee makers and follow the
instructions which come with the agent.
Attention: Decalcifying agents are
acids and therefore must be handled
properly. Please check the information
on the packaging of the decalcifying
agents before using.
9. Troubleshooting
What to do if...
...Coffee drips from the filter, when
the carafe is removed.
• Ground coffee sits in the drip stop
and does not allow the drip stop to
close properly. Immediately replace
the carafe and wait until all the coffee
has been filtered in the carafe. Now
remove carafe and remove the filter
holder. Clean filter holder under
running water. Push the drip stop
several times to remove coffee
particles. Over the sink fill some water
into the filter holder and check if the
drip stop closes properly.
...Ground coffee is flowing over the
GoldTone Filter.
• Coffee is ground too fine.
• Use less coffee the next time
(chapter 5c).
• Use a paper filter (size 4) instead of
the GoldTone Filter.
10. LIMITED ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
This warranty covers your CAPRESSO
machine, model #484. The model #
can be found on the bottom of the
machine. This warranty is in effect for
one year from the date of the first
consumer purchase. This warranty
covers all defects in materials or
workmanship (parts and labor) This
warranty does not cover:
• Any machine not purchased from
an Authorized JURA-CAPRESSO
Dealer.
• Commercial use of machine.
• 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.
• Carafes (Glass or Thermal)
• Charcoal Filters
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
JURA-CAPRESSO any other liability
in connection with the sale of the
machine. JURA-CAPRESSO expressly
disclaims liability for incidental and
consequential damages caused by
the machine. The term “incidental
damages” refers 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 term “consequential
damages” refers to the cost of repairing or replacing other property which
is damaged when this machine does
not work properly. 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.
Customer Service
1-800-767-3554
Mon-Thu 8AM – 9PM • Fri 8AM – 8PM • Sat 9AM – 5PM
Eastern Standard Time.
email: contact@jura-capresso.com
Jura Capresso Inc.
81 Ruckman Road, Closter, NJ 07624
201-767-3999 • Fax: 201-767-9684
Website: www.capresso.com
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Jura Capresso Inc.
81 Ruckman Road, Closter, NJ 07624
201-767-3999 • Fax: 201-767-9684
Website: www.capresso.com
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