INSTRUCTION BOOKLET
Single Serve Brewing System
SS-700
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the instruction book carefully before using.
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
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:
1. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles
and knobs.
3. To protect against electric shock, do not
place cord, plug, or base unit in water or
other liquids.
4. Close supervision is necessary when
any appliance is used by or near
children.
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.
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.
7. The use of accessory attachments not
recommended by Cuisinart may cause
injuries, fire, electric shock or injury to
persons.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of 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 fill water reservoir first, then plug
cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect,
turn controls to Off, then remove plug
from wall outlet.
12. Do not use appliance for other than
intended use.
13. Do not lift handle to open the lid of the
brewer while brewing is in progress.
14. Do not overfill the water reservoir with
water. Use ONLY WATER in this
appliance! Do not put any other liquids
or foods in the water reservoir except as
instructed in the cleaning instructions in
this guide.
15. Do not clean drip tray with cleansers,
steel wool pads, or other abrasive
materials.
16. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE THE BASE PANEL. NO
USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE
INSIDE. REPAIR SHOULD BE DONE
ONLY BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
FOR HOUSEHOLD
USE ONLY
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
A short power-supply cord is provided to
reduce the risks resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
Longer extension cords are available and
may be used if care is exercised in their use.
If a long 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. The extension cord should be
a grounding-type 3-wire cord, 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.
NOTICE
If you have a
diecast metal unit,
for your protection,
it is equipped with
a 3-conductor cord
set that has
a molded 3-prong
grounding-type
plug, and should
be used in combination with a properly connected
grounding-type
outlet as shown
in Figure A.
A.
Circuit Grounding
Conductor
Connected
Properly
Grounding
Prong
NOTE: Do not remove the grounding
prong.
CAUTION: Before using an adapter, it must
be determined that the outlet cover plate
screw is properly grounded. If in doubt,
consult a licensed electrician. Never use
an adapter unless you are sure it is
properly grounded.
Note: Use of an adapter is not permitted in
Canada.
IMPORTANT UNPACKING
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Place the box on a large, sturdy, flat
surface.
2. Remove the instruction book and any
other literature.
B.
Adapter
Grounding Lug
C.
Cover
Mounting
Screw
Cover of
Grounded
Outlet Box
If a grounding-type outlet is not available, an
adapter, shown in Figure B, may be obtained
so that a 2-slot wall outlet can be used with
a 3-prong plug. As shown in Figure C, the
adapter must be grounded by attaching its
grounding lug under the screw of the outlet
cover plate.
3. Turn the box so that the backside of the
Brewer is down and slide the
coffeemaker from the box.
4. After the Brewer has been removed,
place the box out of the way and take
the side pulp molded inserts away.
5. Remove the polybag covering the Brewer.
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.
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
Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Important Unpacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
The Quest for the Perfect Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Features and Benefits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Set-Up & First Brew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Setting Up Your Brewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Charcoal Water Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Brewing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Hot Water/Rinse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Brewing with the My K-Cup® Accessory. . . . . . 13
Stopping the Brew Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Adding Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Purging the Brewer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Programming On/Off Features . . . . . . . . . . 15
Programming Brew Temperature . . . . . . . . 17
Programming Your Brew Size . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cleaning & Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cleaning External Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cleaning the My K-Cup® Filter . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cleaning the K-Cup® Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cleaning the Water Reservoir and Lid . . . . . 19
De-Scaling Your Brewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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Element 1:
The Quest
for the Perfect
Cup of Coffee
WATER
Any hot beverage is made up primarily of water.
Often overlooked, the quality of the water is as
important as the quality of the coffee, tea or cocoa.
A good rule of thumb is that if your water doesn’t
taste good from the tap, it won’t taste any better
in your beverage. That’s why the Cuisinart® Single
Serve Brewing System has added a charcoal water
filter that removes chlorine, bad tastes and odors,
for the purest cup every time.
Element 2:
COFFEE
While the bulk of the liquid is water, all of the flavor
should be from the coffee, tea or cocoa. To achieve
the same great quality you receive at coffee bars,
you need to use the same quality ingredients. By
using the K-Cup®, brought to you by some of the
most premium brands on the market, you can be
assured that you’re getting the finest, freshest
gourmet product with every cup you brew. If you
choose to use your own coffee in the included
My K-Cup®, make sure all your ingredients are
at their freshest.
Element 3:
GRIND
The grind of coffee and cocoa, or the refinement of
your tea leaves, is critical for proper flavor extraction.
With the pre-measured, pre-ground ingredients
found in every K-Cup®, you can rest easy knowing
that it’ll brew perfectly each and every time, locking
in maximum flavor and freshness.
Element 4:
PROPORTION
No matter which cup size you choose, the Cuisinart®
Single Serve Brewing System, working in conjunction
with K-Cup®, always produces the perfect cup every
time. When grinding your own coffee and using it
in the included My K-Cup®, remember to add the
amount of ground coffee that corresponds to the
number of ounces being brewed.
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Features and Benefits
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1. Charcoal Filter Holder
1a. Charcoal Water Filter
2. Water Reservoir Lid
Removes for easy filling.
3. Removable 80-oz.
Water Reservoir
Offers extra-large capacity, eliminating
the need for frequent refills.
4. Removable Drip Tray Plate
Allows extra space for travel mugs.
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5. Drip Tray
6. Drip Tray Base
7. Removable K-Cup® Holder
8. Handle
Easy grip prevents slips.
9. Brewing Head
10. Brewing Chamber
Holds My K-Cup® or the K-Cup® Holder.
11. Housing
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20. My K-Cup® Reusable
Coffee Filter
12. Control Panel
13. Menu Button
14. Up Button (
)
15. Down Button (
)
21. Power Cord
(not shown)
16. Brew Button
22. Power Switch
(located rear side of Brewer)
17. Rinse Button
23. Coffee Scoop
18. Hot Water Button
24. BPA Free (not shown)
All parts that come in contact
with water or coffee are BPA free.
19. My K-Cup® Compartment
Conveniently stores My K-Cup®.
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Set-Up & First Brew
IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to use
your Cuisinart® Single Serve Brewing
System until it has been set up for its
first use as outlined below.
Setting Up Your Brewer
1. Unwrap cord and plug the Brewer into
a grounded outlet. Make sure to
remove packing tape, clear plastic
sticker from control panel, and sticker
from water reservoir. Also be sure to
remove the polybag from the My
K-Cup® located in the compartment
on the right side of the brewer.
NOTE: If Brewer has been exposed
to temperatures below freezing, wait
at least two hours for Brewer to reach
room temperature before brewing. An
extremely cold Brewer will not operate.
6. The Brewer will automatically fill the
internal tank with water and heating
will begin. This will take approximately
4 minutes. During the heating period,
NOT READY will be displayed on the
control panel (see figure 2).
Heating Mode
2. Place a large cup or mug (10 oz.
minimum) on the drip tray.
3. Remove lid from reservoir, then lift
reservoir straight up and away from the
Brewer. Wash the reservoir with warm
soapy water.
4. Fill reservoir with water to the max fill line
and return with lid to unit (see figure 1).
Water Reservoir Lid
Water Reservoir
figure 2
Note: It is normal to see small amounts
of water dripping into the water
reservoir during this and subsequent
heatings.
Once the water is heated, OPEN HEAD
will be displayed.
7. When the control panel displays
OPEN HEAD (see figure 3), open and
close the brewing chamber. READY and
brew size icons will be displayed with
the default size shown as a solid mug
(see figure 4).
Idle Mode
Ready Mode
figure 3
figure 4
figure 1
5. Press the power switch located on the
rear right side of the Brewer. The switch
is spring-loaded and will return to original
position automatically.
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8. Making sure your mug is in place, press
the Brew button to start a cleansing
cycle (unit will dispense approximately
8 oz. of water). The control panel will
display BREWING, as well as the factory
default brew size (see figure 5). When
cycle is complete, dispose of the hot
water.
Note: Do not use a K-Cup® for this
cycle.
The one-time set-up
process is complete.
figure 5
Charcoal Water Filter
Your coffeemaker comes with a charcoal
water filter that eliminates chlorine, bad
tastes and odors from tap water.
5. Flush the filter by running fresh water
through the hole in bottom of
compartment for 10 seconds.
6. Allow the filter to drain completely.
7. Place the assembled water filter
holder into the water reservoir,
pushing it down to fit into place (see
figure 7).
Charcoal Water Filter
holder
Water Reservoir Lid
Charcoal
Water Filter
Water
Reservoir
Charcoal Water Filter
figure 6
Inserting the Water Filter
1. Remove the filter and filter holder from
the polybags.
2. Soak the filter, fully immersed in cold
tap water, for 15 minutes.
3. Press down on the filter compartment
and pull toward you to open.
4. Place the filter into the holder and
snap it closed. Be careful – improper
placement can tear the filter skin (see
figure 6).
figure 7
Note: We recommend changing the
water filter every 60 days or after 60 uses,
and more often if you have hard water.
Replacement filters can be purchased in
stores, by calling Cuisinart Customer
Service, or at www.cuisinart.com.
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Brewing
1. The control panel will display OPEN
HEAD while in idle mode.
2. Place a cup or mug on the drip tray.
The drip tray can be removed to
accommodate travel mugs.
3. Lift the handle. The brewing chamber
will open toward you.
4. Select a K-Cup® Portion Pack®.
Note: Do not remove the foil lid or
puncture the K-Cup®.
5. Place a K-Cup® in the brewing chamber
(see figure 8).
6. Lower the handle to close the brewing
chamber. When closed completely, the
control panel will indicate READY (see
figure 9).
Note: If not used within 60 seconds,
the unit will return to Idle mode and
OPEN HEAD will be displayed on the
control panel. To restart the process,
open and close the handle and control
panel will display READY again.
Ready Mode
K-Cup
Portion Pack
figure 9
7. All brew size icons will be displayed with
the default size shown as a solid mug.
To choose a different size, use the
or buttons. Choose from 4-oz. (iced
beverage), 6-oz., 8-oz., 10-oz., and
12-oz. brew sizes.
figure 8
Caution: There are two sharp
needles that puncture the
K-Cup®, one above and one
below. To avoid risk of injury,
do not put your fingers in the
K-Cup® brewing chamber.
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Note: The 8-oz. serving is the factoryset default brew size. To program your
favorite brew size, see Programming
Your Brew Size on page 18.
a. Once a size is chosen, press Brew.
Only the Brew button will be lit. The
control panel will now display
BREWING, as well as the serving
size you selected (see figure 10).
Caution: There is very hot water in
the K-Cup® chamber during the brew
process. To avoid risk of injury, do
not lift the handle or open the
K-Cup® chamber during the brew
process.
8. Lift the handle, then remove and
dispose of the used K-Cup®. Close the
brewing head.
Caution: K-Cup® will be hot.
figure 10
b. To use the iced beverage setting,
place a tall glass filled with ice on the
drip tray. Use your favorite K-Cup®,
select the iced beverage brew size
(4 oz.) and press the Brew button.
Once brewing is complete, add
more ice; add cream and sugar if
desired.
Following the brew, your Brewer will
automatically fill and heat in preparation for
the next brew. Your Brewer will display NOT
READY. When water reaches default
temperature, OPEN HEAD will be displayed
on the control panel and your unit will return
to Idle mode, and will be ready for your next
brew.
Enjoy your cup of gourmet
coffee, tea, or hot cocoa!
Note: There may be a short pause
before the brewing process begins.
The entire brew process lasts
approximately 1 minute and ends with
a burst of air to remove all liquid from
the K-Cup®.
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Hot Water/Rinse
Your Brewer is equipped to dispense hot
water to make hot chocolate, tea, soup,
and more. Your Brewer is also equipped
with a Rinse cycle to flush out residual
flavors. The Rinse cycle will dispense about
4 oz. of hot water.
Note: We suggest to running the Rinse
cycle before using hot water to flush out any
residual coffee, tea or hot cocoa flavor.
To Rinse:
1. Place a cup or mug on the drip tray.
If you’ve just completed a Rinse or Hot
Water cycle, proceed to step 4.
2. Lift the handle. The brewing chamber
will open towards you; check to make
sure there is no K-Cup® inserted.
3. Lower the handle to close the brewing
chamber. When closed completely, the
control panel will indicated READY.
4. Press Rinse. During the Rinse cycle, only
the Rinse button will be lit. The control
panel will display the word RINSE (see
figure 11).
To make Hot Water:
1. Place a cup or mug on the drip tray.
If you’ve just completed a Rinse or Hot
Water cycle proceed to step 4.
2. Lift the handle. The brewing chamber
will open towards you; check to make
sure there is no K-Cup® inserted.
3. Lower the handle to close the brewing
chamber. When closed completely, the
control panel will indicated READY.
4. All brew-size icons will be displayed with
your default size shown as a solid mug.
To choose a different size, use the or
buttons.
5. Press Hot Water. While the Hot Water
cycle is in progress, only the Hot Water
button will be lit. The control panel will
display the words HOT WATER, as well
as the serving size you selected (see
figure 12).
figure 12
figure 11
Following the Rinse cycle, your Brewer
will automatically fill and heat in
preparation for the next cycle. Once the
heat cycle is completed, the RINSE and
HOT WATER buttons will remain lit for
one minute. While buttons are lit, you
can perform another Rinse cycle or
dispense Hot Water without opening the
brew chamber.
Note: To BREW directly after a Rinse
cycle open the brewing head, insert a
K-Cup and brew as normal.
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Following the cycle, your Brewer will
automatically fill and heat in preparation
for the next cycle. After the heating
cycle is completed, you can perform a
Rinse or another Hot Water cycle
immediately for up to one minute. The
RINSE and HOT WATER buttons will be
lit. After this time the unit will return to
Idle mode and OPEN HEAD will be
displayed.
Note: To BREW directly after a Hot
Water cycle open the brewing head,
insert a K-Cup and brew as normal.
Brewing with the
My K-Cup® Reusable
Coffee Filter
The Cuisinart® Single Serve Brewing System
comes with a My K-Cup® reusable coffee
filter, which allows you to use your own
ground coffee. The dishwasher-safe, My
K-Cup® conveniently stores in the easyopen compartment.
7. Remove the K-Cup® holder from the
brewing chamber by pulling toward you.
(If you would like, store the K-Cup®
holder in the My K-Cup® storage
compartment.)
8. Drop the assembled My K-Cup® into the
brewing chamber. (No need to snap it
into place). See figure 15.
1. Open the storage compartment located
on the right side of the Brewer by
pressing the finger indent. Remove the
My K-Cup® (see figure 13).
My K-Cup®
Lid
figure 15
Filter
Basket
CAUTION: There are two sharp
needles that puncture the
K-Cup®, one above and one
below. To avoid risk of injury, do
not put your fingers in the
K-Cup® brewing chamber.
Holder
figure 14
figure 13
9. Follow Brewing instructions on page 10.
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2. Disassemble the My K-Cup by turning
the lid from the holder in a counterclockwise direction. Remove the filter
basket from the holder (see figure 14).
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3. Wash the My K-Cup lid, filter basket
and holder in warm soapy water prior to
use, making sure to rinse and dry
thoroughly. All My K-Cup® parts are
dishwasher safe.
4. Insert the filter basket into the holder.
5. Fill the filter basket with ground coffee
making sure not to fill past the top of the
mesh. Adjust the amount to your
personal preference. Do not tamp the
grinds. Ensure there are no grinds
remaining on the upper rim of the filter
basket. Turn the lid clockwise to seal.
6. Raise the handle and the brew chamber
will open toward you.
10. Following brewing raise the handle and
remove the My K-Cup®. Use caution
as the My K-Cup® will be hot.
11. Disassemble the My K-Cup® by turning
the lid from the holder in a counterclockwise direction. Remove the filter
basket from the holder, discard the
grounds and rinse
out the filter basket
and holder.
12. Replace the K-Cup®
holder, ensuring the
arrow on K-Cup® rim
aligns with the arrow
on the brewing
chamber. Gently
push the K-Cup
holder to snap into
place (see figure 16).
figure 16
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Stopping the Brew
Process
If for any reason you need to stop brewing
after the process has started, press the
power switch on the rear right side of the
Brewer to turn the Brewer off. The flow of
coffee, tea or hot cocoa will stop, the heater
will shut off, and the blue lights illuminating
the control panel and reservoir will turn off.
Note: You may get less coffee, tea or hot
cocoa in your cup during your next brew. In
order for your next brew to be the volume
you have selected, we recommend that you
perform a rinse cycle after a terminated
brew.
Adding Water
The Control Panel will indicate when the
water level in your reservoir is low or if the
Reservoir has been removed by displaying
the words “ADD WATER”. The blue light in
the Reservoir will also blink when water
needs to be added. When “ADD WATER” is
displayed, the Brewer will not allow you to
brew.
The Water Reservoir can be filled in
two ways:
1. Lift off the Reservoir Lid and pour water
directly into the Reservoir while it is still
attached to the Brewer, then replace
the Lid.
2. Remove the Reservoir from Brewer by
first removing the Lid from the Reservoir
then lifting the Reservoir straight up and
away from Brewer. Fill with water, place
the Reservoir back on the Brewer, and
replace the Lid.
IMPORTANT: Do not remove the Water
Reservoir during the brewing process.
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Purging the Brewer
If your Brewer has not been used for more
than one week, we suggest purging the
water from the inner tank.
1. If there is water in the reservoir, discard
the water, then rinse and refill with fresh
water. Place the reservoir back on the
Brewer and replace the lid. (If there is no
water in the reservoir, simply fill.)
2. Be sure the Brewer is turned on. Raise
and lower the handle on the Brewer
without inserting a K-Cup®.
3. When the control panel displays READY,
dispense 12 oz. of hot water by
selecting the 12-oz. cup size and hot
water.
4. Repeat this process two more times to
completely replace the water in the
inner tank.
Programming
Clock set in READY Mode
Setting the Clock
Setting the clock is optional. When the clock
is set, the time will appear on the control
panel. Note: You must set the clock if you
plan on using the ONOFF TIME SET
programming feature.
1. Press the Menu button. Programming
options will appear on the control panel
with CLOCK flashing. The word OFF will
appear at the top of the control panel
to indicate that the clock is not set (see
figure 17).
figure 18
Note: Depending upon the Brewer’s
current mode, other icons will be
displayed as well.
Note: If power is interrupted to the Brewer,
the clock will need to be reset. Follow the
procedure above to reset the clock.
Programming On/Off Features
Set Hours
Set Minutes
figure 17
2. Press or hold the button to scroll
through the hours until you have
reached the appropriate hour. Be sure
the PM indicator is on if a PM time is
desired.
3. Press or hold the button to scroll
through the minutes until you have
reached the desired minutes.
4. When you have reached the correct
time, press the Menu button to set the
time. Continue pressing Menu to scroll
through the remaining programming
functions to exit the programming
mode.
The Brewer provides three ways for you to
enjoy gourmet coffee, tea or hot cocoa on
your own schedule. It will take the Brewer
approximately 3½ minutes to warm up from
room temperature.
1. Leave it on all the time.
The Brewer can be left on all the time so
that it is always ready to brew a fresh
cup of gourmet coffee, tea or hot
cocoa.
To turn the Brewer off at any time,
simply press the power switch located
on the right side of the Brewer.
Note: Although the clock remains on, if
set, you cannot brew a cup of coffee,
tea or hot cocoa if the brewer is off.
Press the power switch to restore
power to the Brewer. You will have to
wait for the water to heat up before the
Brewer is ready to brew.
5. The correct time should now be
displayed on top of the control panel
(see figure 18).
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2. Set the Brewer to AUTO OFF.
This will automatically shut the Brewer
off after a specified period of time from
the last brew.
a. Press the Menu button until AUTO
OFF SET flashes (see figure 19).
e. To turn off the AUTO OFF feature,
press the Menu button until AUTO
OFF SET flashes. Press the button
to advance one hour at a time until
OFF appears. Press the Menu button
to scroll through the remaining
programming functions to exit the
programming mode.
3. Program your Brewer for a
specific ON and/or OFF TIME.
By programming your Brewer to turn on
each morning, you will never have to
wait for the Brewer to warm up in order
to brew a gourmet cup of coffee.
Note: To use this feature, the clock
must be set to the correct time.
Set Hours
figure 19
Also Note: the brewer must be turned
off for the On Time to function.
b. Press or hold the button to
advance one hour at a time, up to 9
hours.
c. After setting the desired AUTO OFF
TIME, press the Menu button to set
the AUTO OFF TIME. Continue
pressing Menu to scroll through the
remaining programming functions to
exit the programming mode.
d. AUTO OFF SET will be displayed on
the control panel, indicating that it
has been successfully set (see
figure 20).
AUTO OFF Set in Ready Mode
Set Hours
Set Minutes
figure 21
a. Press the Menu button until ON
TIME SET flashes (see figure 21).
b. Press or hold the or button to
scroll through the hours and minutes
to your desired ON TIME. The
button is used for hours and the
button is used for minutes.
figure 20
Note: Depending upon the
Brewer’s current mode, other icons
will be displayed as well.
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c. After setting the desired ON TIME,
press the Menu button once to save
your selected ON TIME. You will now
be in the OFF TIME SET MODE
(see figure 22).
g. To turn off the ONOFF TIME SET
feature, press the Menu button until
ONOFF TIME SET flashes. Use the
button to scroll through. The control
panel will display OFF after 11 pm.
Note: The AUTO OFF timer and the
OFF TIME programming options
operate independently. If both are set,
the unit will turn off at whichever time
comes first.
Set Hours
Set Minutes
figure 22
d. If you want to set an OFF TIME,
Use the or buttons as above.
If not, continue to Step e.
e. To complete the process, press the
Menu button to set the OFF TIME.
Continue pressing to scroll through
the remaining programming options
to exit the programming mode.
f. The ON TIME and OFF TIME
functions operate independently
from one another. The control panel
will display ON TIME SET if the ON
TIME has been set. The control
panel will display OFF TIME SET if
the OFF TIME has been set and
the control panel will display ONOFF
TIME SET if both the On and Off
times have been set (see figure 23).
ON OFF TIME SET
in Ready Mode
Programming Brew
Temperature
The Brewer brews at a pre-set temperature
of 192°F. If you prefer a cooler cup of coffee,
hot water, tea, or cocoa, you may adjust this
temperature down by 5 degrees. Simply
follow the instructions below.
1. Press the Menu button until BREW
TEMP flashes on the control panel (see
figure 24).
Decrease
Temp
Increase
Temp
figure 24
2. The initial set temperature of 192°F will
be displayed at the top of the control
panel. Use the to lower or to raise
the temperature one degree at a time.
Note: If at maximum temperature (192°F),
only the button will work, and if at
minimum (187°F) temperature, only the
arrow will work.
figure 23
Note: Depending upon the
Brewer’s current mode, other icons
will be displayed as well.
3. Once you have reached your optimal
brew temperature, press the Menu
button to set your default brew
temperature. Continue pressing Menu
to scroll through the remaining
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programming options to exit the
programming mode.
Note: At high altitudes (over 5,000 feet)
use the temperature adjustment to lower
the temperature.
Programming Your Brew Size
The Brewer’s default brew size preset
is 8 oz. The default brew size lets you
choose the brew size most often used.
To change the default brew size to your
desired brew size:
1. Press the Menu button until BREW
SIZE flashes (see figure 25).
2. Use or buttons to select your
default brew size.
3. Once the desired default brew
size is selected, press the Menu
button to set your default brew size
and exit the programming mode.
The control panel will display your
selected default brew size.
Note: You can always select another
size prior to brewing.
Cleaning &
Maintenance
Cleaning External Parts
We recommend regular cleaning of the
Brewer’s external components.
1. Never immerse the Brewer in water or
other liquids. The housing and other
external components may be cleaned
with a soapy, damp, non-abrasive cloth.
2. To remove the drip tray, simply slide it
toward you, keeping it level at all times
in order to prevent spills. The drip tray
and drip tray plate are dishwasher safe.
Cleaning the My K-Cup®
Reusable Coffee Filter
1. Open the storage compartment located
on the right side of the Brewer by
pressing the finger indent. Remove the
My K-Cup®.
2. Disassemble the My K-Cup® by turning
the lid from the holder in a counterclockwise direction. Remove the filter
basket from the holder (see figure 26).
3. Wash the My K-Cup® lid, filter basket
and holder in warm soapy water making
sure to rinse and dry thoroughly. All My
K-Cup® parts are dishwasher safe.
Set Smaller
Brew Size
Set Larger
Brew Size
figure 25
figure 26
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Cleaning the K-Cup® Holder
1. The K-Cup® holder is top-shelf
dishwasher safe (use low temperature
cycles in the dishwasher). To remove, lift
the handle to open the brewing
chamber. Grasp the top of the K-Cup®
holder and pull towards you. After
cleaning, replace the K-Cup® holder,
being sure to align the arrow on the
K-Cup® holder rim with the arrow on the
brewing chamber.
2. Cleaning the Funnel – The Funnel can be
removed from the K-Cup Holder by
pulling on it until it pops off (see figure
27). The Funnel is top-rack dishwasher
safe. To replace it, just snap it back onto
the K-Cup Holder Assembly.
figure 28
Cleaning the Water Reservoir
& Lid
Neither the reservoir lid nor the reservoir
should be put into the dishwasher. Clean
them with a damp, soapy, non-abrasive
cloth and rinse thoroughly. Do not dry the
inside of the water reservoir with a cloth, as
lint may remain.
Caution: Rinse the water reservoir
thoroughly after cleaning to ensure
that no cleaners or cleaning
solutions remain in this area, as they
may contaminate the Brewer’s
water supply.
figure 27
3. Cleaning the Exit Needle – The Exit
Needle is located on the inside bottom
of the K-Cup Holder Assembly. Should a
clog arise due to coffee grinds, it can be
cleaned using a paper clip or similar tool.
Remove K-Cup Holder (as shown in
figure 27). Insert the paper clip (see figure
28) to loosen the clog and push it out.
CAUTION: There are sharp needles
that puncture the K-Cup above and
below. To avoid risk of injury, do not put
your fingers in the K-Cup Assembly
Housing.
figure 29
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De-Scaling your Brewer
Mineral content in water varies from place to
place. Depending on the mineral content of
the water in your area, calcium deposits or
scale may build up in your Brewer. Though
scale is non-toxic, it can hinder Brewer
performance. De-scaling your Brewer will
help maintain the heating element and other
Brewer parts that come in contact with
water.
For optimal performance, de-scale your
Brewer every 3 to 6 months. It is possible for
calcium deposits to build up faster, making it
necessary to de-scale more often.
This Brewer is equipped with sensors to
detect when scale buildup is interfering with
the performance of the Brewer. When this is
detected, DE-SCALE will be displayed on the
control panel (see figure 30), at which point
you should promptly de-scale. However,
even if DE-SCALE is not displayed, it is still
advisable that you de-scale your Brewer
regularly.
Follow these steps to de-scale your
unit:
1. Empty the reservoir.
2. Disable the AUTO OFF and OFF TIME
features.
3. Making sure there is no K-Cup in the
brewing chamber, fill the reservoir with
60 oz. of undiluted white vinegar.
4. Place a large mug on the drip tray and
run a Hot Water cycle. Select the 12 oz.
brew size. Discard contents of mug.
5. Repeat the hot water process until ADD
WATER is displayed on the control panel
and the reservoir lights will flash.
6. Let the Brewer stand for at least four
hours while still on.
7. Rinse the water reservoir thoroughly
and fill with fresh water.
8. Run another Hot Water cycle. Discard
contents of large mug.
9. Repeat hot water process until ADD
WATER is displayed on the control panel
and the reservoir lights will flash.
10. You may need to perform additional
Hot Water cycles if you detect any
residual vinegar taste.
Note: If DE-SCALE is still displayed on
the control panel after completing the
procedure, repeat the de-scaling
procedure above.
figure 30
Note: Though the Brewer will continue to
function even when DE-SCALE is displayed,
not de-scaling at that point could damage
the Brewer. If this occurs, DE-SCALE will
begin to flash on the control panel to alert
you to potential damage if you do not
de-scale immediately.
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Troubleshooting
Problem:
Solution:
Brewer does not have
power.
Plug Brewer into an independent outlet.
Make sure the Brewer is securely plugged in.
Plug into a different outlet.
Reset your home’s circuit breaker.
Confirm the power has been turned on and the LCD is illuminated.
Brewer will not brew.
Every once in a while an air bubble may get trapped in the water path. Lift off the
reservoir, then put it back into place.
Turn off and unplug the brewer for 30 seconds or more. When you plug the brewer
back in, be sure to turn the power back on.
Make sure the water reservoir is properly in place, and perform a Rinse cycle.
After placing the K-Cup® in the K-Cup® Holder, make sure the handle is pushed
down securely and the LCD control panel reads READY. The and buttons,
Brew, Hot Water, and Rinse buttons will be illuminated. Then press any of the lit
buttons.
If the LCD control panel indicates ADD WATER, check to make sure the water
reservoir is properly filled. If not, add water. If so, make sure the water reservoir is
properly seated in its base.
If the LCD control panel indicates ADD WATER even after refilling and checking the
base, contact Customer Service at 1-800-726-0190.
The exit needle may be clogged (refer to page 19).
Chlorine or mineral
taste in coffee.
Consider using bottled water, filtered water or the Cuisinart Charcoal Water Filter.
Doesn’t brew a full cup.
Every once in a while an air bubble may get trapped in the water path. Lift off the
reservoir, then put it back into place.
Turn off and unplug the brewer for 30 seconds or more. When you plug the brewer
back in, be sure to turn the power back on.
The exit needle may be clogged (refer to “Cleaning & Maintenance” page 18).
Clean the K-Cup® holder brewing chamber (refer to “Cleaning & Maintenance”
page 18).
Make sure the water reservoir is properly in place, and perform a Rinse cycle.
De-scale the Brewer (refer to page 20).
If you have repeated the de-scale procedure two times and it is still only brewing a
partial cup, contact Customer Service at 1-800-726-0190.
The time is not
displayed on the LCD
control panel.
You must set the clock (refer to page 15) in order for the time to be displayed on
the LCD.
Brewer shuts off, or
turns on, automatically.
Make sure the Auto Off and the On/Off time features have not been set. To do this,
press the Menu button and scroll through the programming options. OFF should be
displayed for Auto Off timer and On/Off. If OFF is not displayed, you must reset
(refer to page 15).
The blue light in the
water reservoir is
flashing.
This indicates the water level in the reservoir is low and water must be added (refer
to page 14) in order to brew a full cup.
Coffee is too weak or
watery.
Reduce the brew size for a stronger-tasting cup of coffee (refer to “Programming
Your Brew Size” on page 18). Try an Extra Bold K-Cup®. It has 30% more ground
coffee in each portion pack.
If power is interrupted to the Brewer, you will need to re-set the clock (refer to
page 15).
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WARRANTY
Limited Three-Year Warranty
This warranty is available to consumers only.
You are a consumer if you own a Cuisinart®
Single Serve Brewing System that was
purchased at retail for personal, family or
household use. Except as otherwise required
under applicable law, this warranty is not
available to retailers or other commercial
purchasers or owners. We warrant that your
Cuisinart® Single Serve Brewing System 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 a fast, efficient way
to complete your product registration.
However, product registration 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.
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® Single
Serve Brewing System products of the same
type. The retail store shall then, according to
its preference, 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 neither of the above two
options results 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,
replacement by calling our Consumer Service
Center toll-free at 800-726-0190. Cuisinart
will be responsible for the cost of the repair,
replacement, and shipping and handling for
such nonconforming products under warranty.
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BEFORE RETURNING YOUR CUISINART®
PRODUCT
If your Cuisinart® Single Serve Brewing
System Single Serve Brewing System should
prove to be defective within the warranty
period, we will repair or, if we think necessary,
replace it. To obtain warranty service, please
call our Customer Service Center toll-free at
1-800-726-0190 or write to: Cuisinart, 7811
North Glen Harbor Blvd., Glendale Arizona
85307. To facilitate the speed and accuracy
of your return, enclose $10.00 for shipping
and handling. (California residents need only
supply a proof of purchase and should call
1-800-726-0190 for shipping instructions.)
Please be sure to include your return address,
description of the product’s defect, product
serial number, and any other information
pertinent to the return. Please pay by check
or money order. 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.
Your Cuisinart® Single Serve Brewing System
has been manufactured to the strictest
specifications and has been designed for use
only with authorized accessories and
replacement parts. This warranty expressly
excludes any defects or damages caused by
accessories, replacement parts or repair
service other than those authorized by
Cuisinart. 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. You may also have other rights, which
vary from state to state.
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
to ensure that the product is still under
warranty.
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