Cup-O-Matic™ Coffeemaker SS-1C

INSTRUCTION
BOOKLET
Cup-O-Matic™ Coffeemaker
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product,
always read the instruction book carefully before using.
SS-1C
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.
3. To protect against electric shock, do not
place cord, plug, or base 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
Centre for examination, repair, or electrical
or mechanical adjustment.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or
counter, or touch any hot surface.
10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or
electric burner, or in a heated oven.
11. Always fill water reservoir first, then plug
cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect,
turn off, then remove plug from wall outlet.
12. Do not use appliance for other than
intended use.
13. 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.
14. Avoid contact with moving parts.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD
USE ONLY
7. The use of accessory attachments not
recommended by Cuisinart may cause
injuries.
8. Do not use outdoors.
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.
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.
NOTE: For safety reasons it is recommended
you plug your Cuisinart appliance directly into
the power outlet. Use in conjunction with a
power strip or extension cord is not
recommended.
IMPORtant UNPACKING
INSTRUCTIONS
If a longer extension cord is used, the marked
electrical rating of the extension cord must be
at least as great as the electrical rating of the
appliance, and the longer cord should be
arranged so that it will not drape over the
countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled
on by children or tripped over.
1.Place the box on a large, sturdy, flat
surface.
NOTICE
4.After the coffeemaker has been removed,
place the box out of the way. Remove the
top and bottom polyfoam.
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of
electric shock, this plug will fit in a polarized
outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully
in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not
fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not
modify the plug in any way.
SPECIAL SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
2.Remove the instruction book and any
other literature.
3.Turn the box so that the back side of the
coffeemaker is down and slide the
coffeemaker from the box.
5.Take out the polyfoam accessories insert
and remove the polybag covering from the
coffeemaker.
6.Remove the coffee scoop, brew cup, and
brew basket from polyfoam accessories
insert.
7. Remove charcoal water filter starter pack
from the water reservoir.
1. Use only cold water in the water reservoir.
Do not use any other liquid.
2. Never use the machine without water in it.
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.
3. Ensure the brew cup is firmly secured when
using the machine.
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
CONTENTS
Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Unpacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
The Quest for the
Perfect Cup of Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Features and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Setting Up Your Coffeemaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Making Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Cleaning and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Introduction
Get ready for the ideal cup of coffee with your
new Cuisinart® Cup-O-Matic™ Single Serve
Coffeemaker! The simple controls make it
easier than ever and the patented brewing
method prepares a single serving that has
never tasted better. Choose the type of coffee,
flavour, size, even the cup – and the Cup-OMatic™ brews it just the way you like it every
time you make it!
The Quest for the Perfect Cup of Coffee
It is generally agreed that there are four basic
elements critical to the perfect cup:
Element 1: Water
Coffee is 98% water. Often overlooked, the
quality of the water is as important as the
quality of the coffee. 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 coffee.
That’s why Cuisinart has added a water filter to
the Cup-O-Matic™ Coffeemaker. The charcoal
water filter removes chlorine, bad tastes and
odours, for the purest cup of coffee every time.
Element 2: Coffee
While the bulk of the liquid is water, all of the
flavour should be from the coffee. To achieve
the same great quality cup of coffee you
receive at a coffee bar, you need to use the
same quality beans. If you choose to grind your
own coffee, we suggest that you buy the beans
fresh and whole, only about two weeks’ supply
at a time for maximum freshness.
Once the coffee bean is broken, its flavour
degrades very quickly. If it is not practical to
buy small supplies, we recommend you
separate larger amounts of beans into one to
two week portions immediately after purchase,
and freeze them in airtight containers. The best
way to maximize freshness is to minimize
exposure to air, light and moisture. So, once
beans have been removed from the freezer,
maintain them in a sealed container at room
temperature, since damaging condensation
occurs every time the beans are removed from
the freezer or refrigerator. Note that some
coffee experts advise against freezing darkroast beans, because freezing can cause the
oils to coagulate. Other experts disagree. We
suggest you experiment and decide for
yourself.
Element 3: Grind
The grind is critical for proper flavour
extraction. If the grind is too fine, overextraction and bitterness will result. Too fine a
grind may also clog the filter. If grind is too
coarse, the water will pass through too quickly
and the desired flavours will not be extracted.
We recommend a medium-fine grind.
Element 4: Proportion
The Cup-O-Matic™ takes pods or ground
coffee to make single-serve [4-12oz.
(120 - 360 ml)] cups of coffee.
Using Ground Coffee
Many coffee bars and the Specialty Coffee
Association of America recommend adding 2
rounded tablespoons (30 ml) of coffee per
6 ounces (180 ml) of water. Adjust recipe to
your taste.
NOTE: Do not exceed the max fill line. Too
much coffee will limit the unit’s ability to
tamp and seal; the unit will not operate if
the brew cup has been over-filled.
Using Pod Coffee: Use one pod per each 6 oz. cup (180 ml) [two
pods for 12 oz. (360 ml)] you make. Do not
reuse pods. To adjust the taste, change your
cup size and/or strength selections.
FEATURES AND Benefits
1. Water Reservoir Cover
Flips back for easy filling.
2. Water Reservoir with Handle
Removable for easy filling and cleaning.
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3. Control Panel
See page 6 for detailed drawing.
4. Piston (not shown)
Tamps and seals during brewing.
5. Brew Cup with Slide Lock
Can be used with pod or ground coffee.
Has two positions, lock and unlock,
for ease of cleaning.
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6. Removable Drip Tray Removable drip tray with grate
accommodates larger cups and
Cuisinart travel mug.
7. Brew Basket
Place pod or coffee grounds in
brew basket.
8. Cord Storage (not shown)
9. Measuring Scoop (not shown)
10. Charcoal Water Filter (not shown)
Charcoal water filter eliminates chlorine,
bad tastes and odours from tap water.
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CONTROL PANEL
1. Power On/Off Button Used to turn your coffeemaker on and off.
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2. Pod/Ground Coffee Buttons
a. POD – For use with a pod.
Note: This is the default setting.
b. GRND – For use with ground coffee.
POD
2a
GRND
2b
REG
3a
BOLD
3b
4oz
4a
6oz
4b
8oz
4c
10oz
4d
12oz
4e
3. Strength Buttons
a. REG – Used to brew regular strength coffee. Note: This is the default setting.
b. BOLD – Used to brew bold strength coffee.
4. Cup Size Buttons
a. 4 oz. (120 ml) of coffee b. 6 oz. (180 ml) of coffee Note: This is the default setting.
c. 8 oz. (240 ml) of coffee
d. 10 oz. (300 ml) of coffee
e. 12 oz. (360 ml) of coffee
5. Clean Button
Used to start Clean Mode.
6. Brew Button
Used to start brewing coffee.
CLEAN
5
BREW
6
SETTING UP YOUR
COFFEEMAKER
Note: For first time use or if the machine has
not been used for some time, you must prime
the boiler prior to making coffee.
a. Place the coffee machine on a dry, stable
countertop or other surface where you will
be using the machine.
b. Remove the water reservoir from the unit by
lifting (or by flipping the cover back and
lifting the reservoir by the handle.) Rinse the
reservoir to remove any dust or residue that
may remain in the system from the
manufacturing process.
c. Fill the water reservoir with fresh cold water.
Do not exceed the max fill line. Replace
reservoir.
d. Insert the power cord into a power outlet.
Press the Power button.
N
OTE: The Pod and Brew buttons will flash
indicating that you have not yet primed your
boiler.
Priming your Coffeemaker
e. Before priming the boiler, be sure that the
brew cup is in place. Do not place brew
basket in brew cup; inserting brew basket
during priming may cause overflow. Position
a large cup [min. 12oz (360 ml) capacity]
under the brew cup, as water will drip out
during the priming process.
f. Prime the boiler by holding down the POD
and BREW buttons simultaneously (approx.
2 seconds). The piston will lower and the unit
will pump water for 60 seconds. The power
button will be illuminated.
NOTE: Be sure not to press the BREW
button first, as this may initiate the brewing
mode.
NOTE: If the brew cup is partially inserted,
the unit will beep and the power button will
fast flash. Fully insert the brew cup and
press Pod and Brew again.
g. When the boiler has been primed the unit
will automatically begin heating. The Power
button will flash and the Default/Lastselected setting buttons will be illuminated.
When the unit is heated the Power button and
Default/Last-selected buttons will be
illuminated. The unit is now in standby mode.
From standby you can change settings, or
initiate brewing or cleaning modes.
MAKING COFFEE
1. Insert the water filter.
a. Remove the filter from polybag
and soak in cold tap water for
15 minutes.
b. Remove the water filter
holder from the coffeemaker by lifting it out of
the reservoir area with
your thumb and forefinger.
c. Grasp the stem in one
hand. Using the thumb of
the other hand, gently
press down and pull towards you.
Compartment will flip open.
d. Place the filter in the holder and close the
water filter holder; you will hear a snap
indicating filter is in place.
NOTE: Caution must be used when inserting
the charcoal filter. Improper placement in
the holder can cause tearing of the filter
skin.
e. Hold the filter under cold running tap water
for 10 seconds to flush. You should place
the hole openings in the side of the holder
directly under the water stream.
f. Allow the filter to drain completely.
g. Replace the water filter holder in the
reservoir area of the coffeemaker, pushing
it all the way down to the base of the unit,
along the reservoir wall.
Note: We recommend changing the water
filter every 60 days or more often if you have
hard water.
Replacement water filters can be purchased in
stores or by calling customer service or
through the Cuisinart website.
2. Fill the Water Reservoir
The water reservoir can hold up to 60 oz.
(1.8 L) of water. The water reservoir can be
filled in one of two ways:
Flip the water reservoir cover open, and pour
water directly into the reservoir until it is full,
or remove the reservoir and bring directly to
the sink. Do not exceed the max fill line.
Return the water reservoir to the unit, and
flip the cover back in place.
NOTE: When the unit is powered on, if the
water reservoir is not in place the Power button
will fast-flash (2 flashes every second). When
the water reservoir is replaced the unit will
begin heating.
3. Power Unit/Begin Heating
Press the Power button to turn the
coffeemaker on. The Power button will begin
to slow-flash, indicating that the unit is on
and heating; it will continue to flash while the
unit is heating.
NOTE: If the unit detects a low water level, the
Power button will fast-flash. If so, fill the water
reservoir (do not exceed the max fill line) and
the unit will begin heating.
4. Add Coffee Grounds/Pod
While your unit is heating, remove brew cup
from unit. Place the brew basket in the brew
cup. Place coffee pod or ground coffee in
the brew basket.
Return the brew cup to the unit.
NOTE: The maximum capacity for ground
coffee is 4 tablespoons.
NOTE: When using ground coffee, if the brew
cup has been overfilled, the unit will not brew.
The unit will beep 3 times and the Brew button
will fast-flash, indicating that you must remove
some of the coffee grounds from the brew
basket. Press the Brew button to resume the
brew process.
NOTE: If the brew cup is not in place when the
brew cycle begins the unit will not brew. The
unit will beep 3 times and the Brew button will
fast-flash. Return brew cup to unit and press
the Brew button to resume the brew process.
5. Customizing your Cup of Coffee
The default settings for this unit are POD/
REG/6 oz (180 ml). These buttons will be
illuminated.
If your preferences differ from these you will
need to change the settings. Select the type,
strength and amount of coffee you desire.
a. Select POD if you are using a pod, and
GRND if you are using ground coffee.
b. If you prefer regular coffee, select REG; if
you prefer a bolder coffee taste, select
BOLD.
c. Choose a size from 4oz. to 12oz
(120 - 360 ml).
Note: The settings from your last cup of
coffee will remain selected until a) the unit is
unplugged or b) new settings are selected.
If the unit has been unplugged between uses,
the unit will reset to the default settings [POD/
REG/6 oz (180 ml)].
6. Start the Brew Cycle
When your Cup-O-Matic™ coffeemaker has
reached the correct temperature the Power
light will stop flashing. At this time the unit
will be in standby mode. The Power and
Default/Last-selected Setting buttons will be
illuminated. Check to make sure your
preferred type, strength and amount of
coffee are selected, and place your cup/mug
on the drip tray. You will not be able to
change your settings once the unit is
brewing.
Note: To accommodate the Cuisinart travel
mug (or other tall cups) remove the drip tray.
Press the Brew button to begin the brewing
cycle.
7. After Brewing
When the brewing cycle is completed, 5
beeps will sound. Coffee may continue to
stream from the brew basket for several
seconds.
NOTE: The unit will remain in standby mode,
and ready to brew for two hours after use.
To empty the brew cup of used pods/grounds,
remove brew cup from unit. Use the slide lock
to put the brew cup in the locked position. This
will allow you to dump the used pod/grounds
while keeping the brew basket in place.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Always turn coffeemaker off and remove the
plug from the electrical outlet before cleaning.
Never immerse unit in water or other liquid. To
clean, simply wipe with a clean damp cloth and
dry before storing.
Never use rough, abrasive materials or
cleansers to clean any part of the unit.
CLEANING THE WATER RESERVOIR, BREW
CUP, brew BASKET and DRIP TRAY
Remove water reservoir, brew cup, drip tray
with grate, and brew basket from unit. Dispose
of used coffee grounds or pods. Wash with
warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly, or
clean in the upper rack of the dishwasher. Dry
all parts after use. Do not dry the inside of the
water reservoir with a cloth, as lint may remain.
NOTE: Calcium in your water may leave a
multi-coloured stain on metals when put in the
dishwasher. This is form a harmless deposit
and can easily be removed with any of these
cleaning products: Bon Ami®, Cameo®
Stainless Steel or Metal Cleaner, Nevr-Dull®
CLEANING THE PISTON
We recommend cleaning the piston twice a
month.
From standby mode, your piston is ready to
be cleaned. Remove brew cup from unit.
Pressing the Clean button will lower the piston.
As the piston is lowering the clean button will
slow-flash. When the piston has reached its
lower limit, the Clean button light will become
steady.
Wipe the piston with a damp cloth to remove
any remaining grounds. When the piston is
clean, press the illuminated Clean button again.
As the piston is returning to the raised position,
the Clean button will again slow-flash. When
the piston is fully raised, the unit will return to
standby mode – Power and Default/Lastselected Settings buttons will be illuminated.
NOTE: If the brew cup is not removed, the
Clean button will fast-flash and the unit will
beep. Remove the brew cup. Press clean again
to resume.
NOTE: Caution should be used when cleaning
the piston. It will be hot directly after brewing.
DECALCIFICATION
Decalcification refers to removing the calcium
deposits which form over time on the metal
parts of the coffeemaker.
For best performance from your coffeemaker,
decalcify the base unit from time to time. The
frequency depends upon the hardness of your
tap water and how often you use the
coffeemaker.
To clean, fill the water reservoir to capacity with
a mixture of ¹⁄³ of white vinegar and ²⁄³ water.
You will need to prime the boiler to decalcify
the unit.
Before priming the boiler, be sure that the brew
cup is in place and brew basket is removed.
Position a large size cup [min. 12 oz (360 ml)
capacity] under the brew cup.
Hold down the POD and BREW buttons
simultaneously (approx. 2 seconds). When
the boiler has been primed the unit will begin
heating.
Empty the water/vinegar mixture out and rinse
the water reservoir. Fill the reservoir with fresh
cold water, and return the water reservoir to the
unit.
Prime the boiler again by holding down the
POD and BREW buttons simultaneously.
Your unit is now decalcified and ready for use
again.
NOTE: During priming be sure not to process
the BREW button first, as this may initiate the
brewing mode.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Pod and Brew
buttons are slow-flashing
Power button is fast-flashing
(with beeping sound)
Brew button is fast-flashing (with beeping sound)
Clean button is fast-flashing
(with beeping sound)
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CAUSE
Boiler not primed
Water reservoir
not in place
SOLUTION
•H
old down POD and BREW buttons
simultaneously for approx. 2 seconds
to prime
• When the boiler has been primed the
unit will begin heating
• Once the unit has heated it will be in
standby mode
• Return water reservoir to unit
• Once the unit has heated, it will return
to standby
Low water
• Refill water reservoir
• Once unit has heated, it will return to
standby
Brew cup not in place
• Return brew cup to unit
• Press Brew button to resume brewing
process
Too much ground
coffee
• Remove brew cup from unit
• Make sure brew cup contains no more
than 4 tablespoons of ground coffee
• Return brew cup to unit
• Press Brew button to resume brewing
process
Brew cup not
removed
(when cleaning)
Brew cup partially
removed
(when cleaning)
• Remove brew cup from unit
• Press Clean button and the unit will
resume clean function
• Remove brew cup from unit
• Press clean button twice and the unit
will resume the clean function.
WARRANTY
Limited Three-Year Warranty
This warranty supersedes all previous
warranties on this Cuisinart® product. This
warranty is available to consumers only. You
are a consumer if you own a Cuisinart®
product that was purchased at retail for
personal, family or household use. This
warranty is not available to retailers or other
commercial purchasers or owners.
We warrant that this Cuisinart® product will
be free of defects in material or workmanship
under normal home use for three years from
the date of original purchase.
For warranty purposes, we would like to
suggest that you register your product on-line
at www.cuisinart.ca to facilitate verification
of the date of original purchase. However,
should you not wish to register on-line we
recommend the consumer to maintain
original receipt indicating proof of purchase.
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.
When calling our Authorized Service Centre
for in warranty service please make reference
to your model number and the manufacturing date code. This information can be found
in the rating area on the body or underneath
the base of your unit. The model number will
follow the word Model: SS-1C. The manufacturing date code is a 4 or 5 digit number.
Example, 80630 would designate year, month
& day (2008, June 30th).
If your Cuisinart® product should prove to be
defective within the warranty period, we will
repair it or, if we think it necessary, replace
it. To obtain warranty service, please call our
Consumer Service Centre toll-free at
1-800-472-7606 or write to:
To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your
return, please also enclose $10.00 for
shipping and handling of the product. Please
also be sure to include a return address,
description of the product defect, product
serial number, and any other information
pertinent to the product’s return. Please pay
by cheque 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® product has been
manufactured to strict specifications and has
been designed for use with Cuisinart®
authorized accessories and replacement
parts for your model.
These warranties expressly exclude any
defects or damages caused by accessories,
replacement parts or repair service other
than those that have been authorized by
Cuisinart. These warranties exclude all
incidental or consequential damages.
BEFORE RETURNING YOUR CUISINART
PRODUCT
Important: If the nonconforming product
is to be serviced by someone other than
Cuisinart’s Authorized Service Centre, please
remind the servicer to call our Consumer
Service Centre to ensure that the problem
is properly diagnosed, the product serviced
with the correct parts, and to ensure that the
product is still under warranty.
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