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MODEL: FCZD15R_CT, FCZD127S_CT
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Instruction Manual
Item No.: 452559
120V~, 60Hz, 900W
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Important Safeguards
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
Basic safety precautions should always be followed when using your Coffeemaker,
especially when children are present.
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Thank you for purchasing your Chef Tested® 12-Cup Digital Coffeemaker by
Montgomery Ward®. Put through the paces by the experts, we guarantee
that it will perform to the highest standard, time after time, with all the
convenience, easy clean-up and durability you rely on from Wards.
Break the expensive boutique coffee shop habit with a pot of fresh-brewed
coffee ready and waiting for you every morning! Your new coffeemaker is
completely programmable, easy to use and includes both mesh and regular
filter baskets; the pause-n-pour feature lets you sneak a cup when you can’t
wait and the sleek design of the machine adds panache to your counter.
Table of Contents
WARNING: TO AVOID THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, ALWAYS MAKE
SURE THE PRODUCT IS UNPLUGGED FROM THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET
BEFORE ASSEMBLING, DISASSEMBLING, RELOCATING, SERVICING OR
CLEANING
1. K
eep the appliance out of the reach of children and pets. This appliance is not
intended for use by children. Extra caution and close supervision are necessary
when using any appliance near children.
2. U
nplug the coffeemaker from the electrical outlet when not in use.
3. D
o NOT touch hot surfaces; always use handles and/or knobs to avoid burns
or personal injury. Do NOT move the appliance while it is brewing or when the
Carafe contains hot liquids.
4. D
o NOT immerse the power cord, plug or coffeemaker in water or other liquids.
Important Safeguards........................ 3–4
5. D
o NOT use accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance
manufacturer.
Polarized Plug....................................... 5
6. D
o NOT place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
Parts & Features.................................... 6
Before Using for the First Time.............. 7
How to Use...................................... 7–10
Hints for Great-Tasting Coffee............. 11
7. To disconnect from an electrical outlet, turn the coffeemaker off by pressing
the On/Auto/Off button twice, then pull directly on the plug; do NOT pull on the
Power Cord.
8. D
o NOT lift the lid during brewing cycles, as scalding may occur.
9. D
o NOT use the carafe on a range top, as it is designed for use with this
appliance only.
Care & Maintenance...................... 12–13
10. D
o NOT plug/unplug the appliance into/from the electrical outlet with a wet hand.
Warranty & Return Information...... 14–15
11. D
o NOT remove the bottom cover of the appliance.
12. D
o NOT put any stress on the power cord where it connects to the product, as
the power cord could fray and break.
PLEASE SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
THIS APPLIANCE IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
© 2015 Montgomery Ward, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Important Safeguards (cont’d)
13. D
o NOT operate this appliance if it has a damaged or cut power cord or plug,
if wires are exposed, if it malfunctions, if it is dropped or damaged, or if it is
dropped in water. Call our toll-free Customer Service for information on returns
or replacement.
14. This product has no user-serviceable parts. Do NOT attempt to examine or
repair this product yourself. Call our Toll-free Customer Service for information
on returns or exchanges.
Polarized Plug
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). As a safety
feature to reduce the risk of electrical shock, this plug is intended to fit 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 modify the plug in any
way.
SHORT CORD INSTRUCTIONS
15. D
o NOT allow the power cord to touch hot surfaces.
1. A
short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk resulting from
becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
16. This product is intended for indoor use only. Do NOT use outdoors or for any
other purpose.
2. L
onger detachable power-supply cords or extension cords are available and may
be used if care is exercised in their use.
17. D
o NOT set the hot carafe on a wet or cold surface, as the temperature
difference between the hot carafe and the cooler surface may cause the
carafe to break.
3. If a long detachable power cord or extension cord is used:
• 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.
• If the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord should be
the same type 3-wire.
• The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the
counter top or table top where it can be pulled on by children or tripped
over.
18. D
o NOT use a cracked carafe or one having a loose or weakened handle.
19. D
o NOT use cleansers, steel wool pads or other abrasive materials to clean
the Carafe. When hand washing the carafe, remove any rings/jewelry from your
fingers to prevent scratching the carafe glass; scratches in the carafe may result
in premature failure.
20. A
lways operate the product on a flat, stable and heat-resistant surface.
PLASTICIZER WARNING
CAUTION: To prevent Plasticizers from migrating from the finish of the counter top or
table top or other furniture, place NON-PLASTIC coaster or placemats between the
appliance and the finish of the counter top or table top. Failure to do so may cause
the finish to darken. Permanent blemishes may occur or stains can appear.
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Parts & Features
Before Using for the First Time
1. M
ake sure the carafe lid is securely attached to the carafe.
2. B
rew two carafes of fresh water (see the “To Brew Coffee” section) without
adding any coffee grounds.
Lid
NOTE: After brewing the first carafe of water, press the On/Auto/Off button twice
to turn the product off, wait ten minutes, then brew a second carafe of water.
Mesh Filter
Water
Reservoir
Filter basket
3. Thoroughly clean the carafe, carafe lid, filter basket and mesh filter in hot,
soapy water; rinse thoroughly and let dry.
Water Level
Window
Carafe Lid
Carafe
How to Use
Warming Plate
Carafe Handle
To Set the Clock:
NOTE: The time will need to be reset if electrical power is interrupted.
Measuring
Scoop
2. P
ress the Program Button until “CLOCK” appears in
the upper right of the display (see Figure 2). Press and
release the “HOUR” and “MIN” Buttons until the correct
hour and minutes appear in the display.
Control Panel
Control Panel
Red Light
On
Auto
Hour
Green Light
Min
Program
On/Auto/Off
1. P
lug the power cord into a standard 120-volt AC electrical outlet.
Figure 2
NOTE: The “AM” or “PM” designation will appear to the left of the time
(as in Figure 2).
3. P
ress the Program Button twice to set the time. If no buttons are pressed, after
approximately 15 seconds, “CLOCK” will disappear from the display and the
clock will be set.
Figure 1
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How to Use (cont’d)
How to Use (cont’d)
4. G
ently tap the filter basket to distribute the coffee evenly.
To Brew Coffee:
5. C
lose the lid and place the carafe onto the warming plate.
Suggested Coffee Measurement
To Brew:
Use this much
coffee grounds:
12 cups
9 Tbsp.
10 cups
7.5 Tbsp.
8 cups
6.5 Tbsp.
6 cups
4.5 Tbsp.
4 cups
3 Tbsp.
2 cups
1.5 Tbsp.
1 scoop= 1 Tbsp.= 5g
1 cup= 5 fl. oz. brewed coffee
Use more or less coffee grounds to suit your taste
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. L
ift the lid and fill the water reservoir (located behind the filter basket) with the
desired number of cups* of coffee as indicated by the markings on the water
level window. See Figure 1 below.
NOTICE: To avoid potential overheating of the coffeemaker, never brew less than
two cups* of coffee.
2. E
nsure the filter basket is properly seated and place the reusable mesh filter or a
#4 cone filter into the filter basket.
3. A
dd the appropriate amount of drip or regular ground coffee to the filter basket
as listed in the “Suggested Coffee Measurement” table above. For stronger or
more mild coffee, increase or decrease the amount of coffee to suit your taste.
6. F
or immediate brewing, press the On/Auto/Off button once; the On LED
Indicator will illuminate red. For a delayed start time, reference the “For Timer
Brewing” section.
NOTE: S
ince coffee grounds absorb some water during brewing, the amount of
brewed coffee will be slightly less than the amount of water poured into the
Coffeemaker. For safety purposes, always keep the carafe lid on the carafe
when pouring coffee. The carafe lid will also assist in keeping the coffee at
serving temperature.
7. To interrupt the brewing cycle in order to pour coffee, simply remove the carafe
from the warming plate. This will engage the “Pause and Pour” feature, causing
the unit to temporarily stop the flow of coffee.
NOTICE: H
ot water will continue to build up inside the filter basket. Be sure to
return the Carafe to the Warming Plate within 30 seconds to prevent
overflow.
8. To keep the coffee at a hot serving temperature, return the carafe to the warming
plate after pouring. The warming plate cycles to keep the carafe contents hot for
two hours.
9. When the carafe is empty, either prepare the unit for brewing an additional pot of
coffee (see the “Brewing a Second Pot of Coffee” section) or turn the
coffeemaker off (press the On/Auto/Off button twice).
NOTE: If the product is not unplugged or the On/Auto/Off button is not pressed
twice to turn off the coffeemaker, it will turn off by itself in approximately two
hours.
*NOTE: This unit yields approximately five fluid ounces per cup.
Figure 1
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How to Use (cont’d)
Hints for Great-Tasting Coffee
Brewing a Second Pot of Coffee:
Hints for Great-Tasting Coffee:
1. To brew a second pot of coffee within a short period, press the On/Auto/Off
button twice to turn the unit off and wait 10 minutes for the heating element to
cool.
• A clean coffeemaker is essential for making great-tasting coffee. Regularly clean
the coffeemaker as detailed in the “Care and Maintenance” section.
2. R
emove and dispose of the used coffee grounds. Rinse the carafe and reusable
mesh filter with water and repeat the brewing instructions detailed on the
previous page.
• Finer coffee grounds, such as drip and automatic drip coffeemaker (ADC)
grinds, promote a full extraction of flavor and a rich, full-bodied coffee. Regular
coffee grinds require slightly more coffee per cup to provide the strength of a
finer coffee grind.
WARNING: If the coffeemaker does not cool completely before reuse, water placed
in the water reservoir may overheat, causing steam to be released. This
poses a risk of burns and/or other serious personal injury.
For Timer Brewing:
NOTE: It will be necessary to reset the brewing start time on the coffeemaker if
electrical power is interrupted.
1. E
nsure the current clock time is set correctly.
2. P
ress the Program Button twice and “TIMER” will appear in the LED Display (see
Figure 3).
• Always use fresh, cold water in the coffeemaker.
• Store unused ground coffee in a cool, dry place. After opening a package of
ground coffee, reseal it tightly and store it in a refrigerator to maintain its freshness.
• For optimum coffee taste, buy whole coffee beans and finely grind them just
before brewing.
• Do not reuse coffee grounds; this greatly reduces the coffee’s flavor.
• Reheating coffee is not recommended as peak coffee flavor occurs immediately
after brewing.
• Clean the coffeemaker when an oily build-up occurs. A small amount of oil on
the surface of brewed coffee is due to the release of oil from roasted coffee
beans. Oiliness may occur more frequently when using heavily-roasted coffees.
Figure 3
3. P
ress and release the “HOUR” and/or “MIN” Buttons until the desired brewing
start time appears in the display.
NOTE: “AM” or “PM” will appear to the left of the time display (as in Figure 3
).
4. To activate the brewing timer, press the On/Auto/Off Button again.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Reference the “To Brew Coffee” section to prepare the coffeemaker properly for brewing.
NOTICE: To avoid overheating the coffeemaker, never leave the brewing timer on
without water and coffee in the unit.
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Care & Maintenance
WARNING: A
lways unplug the product from the electrical outlet and allow the
warming plate to cool completely before cleaning it.
•N
EVER:
• Allow all of the contents to evaporate from the carafe
• Heat the carafe when it’s empty
• Place the carafe on or near a hot gas or electric burner, in a heated
oven, in a microwave oven or on a stovetop heating element
• Handle the carafe roughly or expose it to sharp blows or impacts
• Use abrasive scouring pads or cleansers to clean the product, as they
may scratch/discolor the product’s finish and/or weaken the carafe
glass
Care & Maintenance (cont’d)
Mineral Deposits:
To keep your coffeemaker operating efficiently, clean away the mineral deposits
left by the water. At least once a month, use a water and vinegar household
cleaning solution as described below to prevent the build-up of mineral deposits.
If the water in your area is especially high in minerals, clean your coffeemaker at
least every two weeks. Frequently cleaning the coffeemaker may also improve
brewed coffee flavor.
1. Add a water and white vinegar mixture
a. F
ill the carafe with one part white vinegar and two parts cold water.
b. P
our the water and white vinegar mixture into the water reservoir.
• Discard and replace the carafe if it is damaged in any manner, as the carafe
could break or contaminate the coffee with glass particles.
2. Insert the reusable mesh filter into the filter basket and position the carafe onto
the warming plate.
• To clean the unit:
3. P
ress the On/Auto/Off button once.
NOTE: D
uring cleaning, more steam occurs than when brewing coffee.
a. To clean the filter basket and the reusable mesh filter, remove them
from the unit (See Figure 2, below). Clean the carafe and the carafe
lid after each use. Wash in warm, soapy water. The filter, filter basket
and carafe may also be placed in the top rack of a dishwasher to be
cleaned.
b. Wipe exterior surfaces with a soft, damp cloth to remove stains.
c. Water droplets may build-up around the filter basket and drip onto the
product base during brewing. To control the dripping, wipe the area
with a clean, dry cloth after each use.
4. O
nce the Carafe is half-filled with water-vinegar mixture, press the On/Auto/Off
button twice to shut the unit off.
5. Wait about 15 minutes for the water-vinegar mixture to cool in the carafe, then
pour the water-vinegar mixture back into the water reservoir.
6. P
ress the On/Auto/Off button again. Allow ALL of the water-vinegar mixture to
drip into the carafe.
7. O
nce the water-vinegar mixture stops dripping, press the On/Auto/Off button
twice to shut the unit off.
8. R
inse the coffeemaker:
Figure 2
a. D
iscard the water-vinegar mixture from the carafe.
b. R
inse the coffeemaker by brewing a carafe of cold water.
c. E
mpty and wash the carafe, mesh filter and filter basket; rinse
thoroughly and let dry.
9. Wipe the unit’s exterior surface with a dry cloth.
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Returns
If any item, for any reason, does not meet your expectations, just return it to us.
We’ll gladly either:
• Refund your merchandise amount
• Credit your account
• Send a replacement
You can return any unused item in its original packaging within 60 days of its
receipt for a full refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping and handling
charges).
Please send returns to:
Montgomery Ward, Inc.
Attn: Customer Returns
2000 Harrison Suite 100
Clinton, IA 52732-6676
When returning an item:
• Use the original packaging and pack it securely.
• Please adequately insure your item in case you need to make a claim
with the carrier you choose for returning your item.
• Include your order number and reason for return.
• We recommend keeping the receipt for 4 weeks.
1 Year Limited Warranty
Montgomery Ward, Inc. warrants this Chef Tested product
to be free from defects in material and workmanship
for one year from provable date of purchase.
Within this warranty period, Montgomery Ward will repair or
replace, at its option, defective parts of this Chef Tested
product at no charge, provided the product is returned,
freight prepaid with proof of purchase to Montgomery Ward.
Allow 2-4 weeks for return shipping.
This warranty does not cover improper installation, misuse,
abuse or neglect on part of the owner. Warranty is also
invalid in any case that the product is taken apart or
serviced by an unauthorized service station.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and they may
vary from state to state.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES ARE IN LIEU OF ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE OF MERCHANTIBILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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