Read the instructions, keep them safe, pass them on if you pass the appliance on.
Remove all packaging before use.
Follow basic safety precautions, including:
1 This appliance must only be used by or under the supervision of a responsible adult.
Use and store the appliance out of reach of children.
2 Don’t put the appliance in liquid, don’t use it in a bathroom, near water, or
3 Don’t touch hot surfaces (e.g. carafe, hotplate).
4 The scald hazard lasts long after boiling. Keep the appliance and cable away from
the edges of worktops and out of reach of children.
5Sit the appliance on a stable, level, heat-resistant surface.
6Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang, and can’t be tripped over or caught.
7 Unplug the appliance when not in use, before moving and before cleaning.
8Fill with at least 2 cups of water, but not above the max mark.
9Put the carafe on the hotplate before switching the coffee maker on.
10 If you need to stop the coffee maker while it’s brewing, press the e button.
11 Let the appliance cool for about 10 minutes before adding water or re–using, to
avoid spitting.
12 Don’t put the carafe in a microwave oven.
13 Don’t try to adjust the metal band round the carafe, you’ll break the glass.
14 Keep the appliance and the cable away from hotplates, hobs or burners.
15 Don’t use accessories or attachments other than those we supply.
16 Don’t use the appliance for any purpose other than those described in these
17 This appliance must not be operated by an external timer or remote control system.
18 Don’t operate the appliance if it’s damaged or malfunctions.
19 If the cable is damaged, return the appliance, to avoid hazard.
household use only
• Fill the reservoir to the max mark, and run the appliance without coffee.
• Let it cool, discard the water, then use it normally.
1 If you want to buy ready-ground coffee, medium-ground filter coffee will give you
the best results. The amount will vary with the type of coffee and your individual
taste. We suggest starting with two rounded teaspoons of medium-ground coffee
per cup.
2 Coffee is best kept in an airtight container in a cool dry place, or in the fridge.
Exposure to air oxidises coffee and allows the flavour to evaporate.
3 If you use bottled water, check that there are no added ingredients, flavourings, etc.,
and use “still” water, not “sparkling”. The carbon dioxide which gives the “sparkle”
will adversely affect the flavour of your coffee.
4 If you like milk in your coffee, use warm or hot milk, to avoid overcooling the coffee.
To extract maximum flavour from the coffee, it should be cool enough not to scald
or burn the mouth, but hot enough to let the flavour fill the mouth, nose and
sinuses, not just the taste buds.
5Don’t be tempted to reheat coffee in the appliance. You’ll damage the appliance
and the coffee will be undrinkable.
6Clean the filter holder and carafe after each use. Residue from a previous brew will
spoil your coffee.
7 Sit the appliance on a stable, level, heat-resistant surface.
8Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang, and can’t be tripped over or caught.
9Don’t plug it in yet.
10 Use the grip to open the lid, and expose the reservoir.
11 Use the carafe to fill the reservoir, to avoid overfilling.
12 Remove the carafe from the hotplate.
13 Press the lever at the rear of the carafe lid, above the handle, to open the carafe lid.
14 Fill the reservoir with at least 2 cups of water, but not above the max mark.
15 Put filter-ground coffee into the filter. The amount will vary with the type of coffee
and individual taste, but we suggest two rounded teaspoons per cup of water.
16 Close the lid.
17 Replace the carafe on the hotplate.
18 Put the plug into the power socket (switch the socket on, if it’s switchable).
19 Ignore the clock.
20Press and release the e button – the e light will glow.
21Shortly afterwards, coffee will start to drip into the carafe.
22When it’s done, the hotplate will keep the carafe warm.
23Check that the e light is off. If it isn’t, press the e button to turn it off.
24Set the clock to the correct time.
a) Press and release the T button.
b)CLOCK will appear on the display.
c) Use the h and min buttons to set the correct hour and minute.
25Set the timer to the time you want to start brewing.
a) Press and release the T button again.
b)TIMER will appear on the display.
c) Use the h and min buttons to set the correct hour and minute.
,If you don’t press either the h or min buttons within 8 seconds, the coffee maker will
revert to “normal”, and the time will show. You’ll have to press the T button, and
start again.
26Press and release the Z button – the Z light will glow.
27When the set time is reached, the Z light will go off, the e light will come on, and
brewing will start.
28If you want to cancel the timer before brewing has started, press the Z button.
29If you want to stop the coffee maker while it’s brewing, press the e button.
30Press and release the e button – the e light will go off.
31Unplug, and let the appliance cool down fully before cleaning, or for about 10
minutes before refilling.
32About 2 hours after brewing, the coffee maker will shut down. The hotplate and the
e light will go off.
33If left for much more than an hour, chemical changes in the coffee liquor start to
affect the flavour. It’s best to pour it away and make a fresh pot.
34If you want a quick cup of coffee before the brewing cycle has finished:
35You can remove the carafe at any time. The non-drip valve will prevent coffee
dripping on to the hotplate.
36To prevent the filter holder overflowing, replace the carafe on the hotplate within
about 20 seconds. This may not sound much, but you’ll find it’s more than enough
time to pour a couple of cups of coffee.
37When you replace the carafe on the hotplate, the non-drip valve opens, to let any
remaining coffee through.
38Unplug the appliance and let it cool down before cleaning or storing away.
39Use the grip to open the lid.
40Lift out the filter.
41Tip the contents of the filter into the bin. Don’t flush coffee grounds down the sink.
They’ll build up and cause a blockage.
42Lift out the filter holder.
43You may clean the carafe, filter, and filter holder in warm soapy water. Rinse
thoroughly afterwards, to remove all traces of soap.
44Clean the outside surfaces of the appliance with a damp cloth.
45Replace the filter holder.
46Drop the filter into the filter holder.
47Close the lid.
48Don’t put any part of the appliance in a dishwasher.
49Don’t put the appliance in water or any other liquid.
50Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
51Scale build-up will cause the element to overheat, reducing its working life. It will
also lengthen the brewing time.
52Descale regularly. If you notice the brewing time getting longer, shorten the time
between descalings. In areas of very hard water it may be necessary to descale as
often as once a month, or to use filtered water instead of ordinary tap water.
53Use a proprietary brand of descaler suitable for use in plastic-bodied products.
Follow the instructions on the package of descaler. When descaling has finished,
empty the carafe and operate the coffee maker twice more with fresh water, but
without coffee. Discard the water to ensure that no chemical residues are left in the
coffee maker.
,Products returned under guarantee with faults due to scale will be subject to a
repair charge.
The product must be earthed.
It has a 13A BS1362 fuse in a 13A BS1363 plug.
To replace the plug, fit the green/yellow wire to E or E, the blue wire to N,
and the brown wire to L. Fit the cord grip.
If in doubt, call an electrician.
Don’t use a non-rewireable plug unless the fuse cover is in place. If you
remove the plug, dispose of it.
H wheelie bin symbol
To avoid environmental and health problems due to hazardous substances in
electrical and electronic goods, appliances marked with this symbol mustn’t be
disposed of with unsorted municipal waste, but recovered, reused, or recycled.
S service
If you ring Customer Service, please have the Model No. to hand, as we won’t be able
to help you without it. It’s on the rating plate (usually underneath the product).
The product isn’t user-serviceable. If it’s not working, read the instructions, check the
plug fuse and main fuse/circuit breaker. If it’s still not working, consult your retailer.
If that doesn’t solve the problem – ring Customer Service – they may be able to offer
technical advice.
If they advise you to return the product to us, pack it carefully, include a note with your
name, address, day phone number, and what’s wrong. If under guarantee, say where
and when purchased, and include proof of purchase (till receipt). Send it to:
Customer Service, Spectrum Brands (UK) Limited, Fir Street, Failsworth, Manchester
M35 0HS
telephone: 0845 658 9700 (local rate number)
E guarantee
Defects affecting product functionality appearing within two years of first retail
purchase will be corrected by replacement or repair provided the product is used and
maintained in accordance with the instructions. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Documentation, packaging, and product specifications may change without notice.
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