Mr. Coffee ECM7 Operating instructions

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR
BY MR. COFFEE
STEAM ESPRESSO/CAPPUCCINO MAKER
MODEL ECM7
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 before using the machine.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
3. To protect against electric shock do not immerse cord, plugs, or machine
in water or other liquid.
4. This product is not recommended for use by children.
5. Turn control switch OFF and unplug from outlet when not in use and
before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and
before cleaning.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the
appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Return
this appliance only to the nearest authorized service center for repair.
7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by MR. COFFEE,
Inc. may cause hazards or injuries.
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 this appliance on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a
heated oven.
11. To disconnect, turn any control to “off’, then remove plug from wall outlet.
12. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
13. Use on a hard, flat level surface only, to avoid interruption of air flow
underneath the appliance.
14. Always be sure water tank pressure cap is tightened securely before
turning machine on.
15. DO NOT remove pressure cap until pressure is completely relieved. See
section “CAUTION-PRESSURE”.
16. Decanter Use and Care
Breakage may occur if the following instructions are not followed:
a. This decanter is designed for use with your Mr. Coffee Espresso Maker
and therefore must never be used on a range top, or in any oven
including a microwave.
b. Do not set a hot decanter on a wet or cold surface.
c. Do not use a cracked decanter or a decanter having a loose or weakened handle.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not remove
any service covers. No user serviceable parts inside. Repair should
be done by authorized personnel only.
17.
SPECIAL
. CORD SET INSTRUCTIONS
A short power supply cord Is provided to reduce the hazards resulting
from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
2. An extension cord may be purchased and used if care is exercised in
its use.
3. If an extention cord is used, the marked electrical rating of the extension cord must be at least 10 amps and 120 volts. The resulting
extended cord must 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 accidentally.
1.
Note:
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is larger than the
other). As a safety feature, this plug will fit in a polarized outlet
only one way. if the plug does not fully fit in the outlet, reverse
the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do
not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
CAUTION:PRESSURE
To avoid possible burns from hot steam and water, NEVER open
the boiler cap while there pressure In the boiler. Remove all
pressure first.
To remove all pressure, proceed as follows:
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Introduction
Congratulations! You are the owner of a Details by Mr Coffee model ECM7 Steam Espresso/
Cappuccino Maker. This unique appliance has been designed to provide you with an excellent
tasting cup of espresso or cappuccino quickly and conveniently.
Espresso is a unique method of coffee brewing in which hot water is forced through
finely ground espresso coffee. Popular in Europe, it is a far richer and more full-bodied
brew than regular American coffee. Because of its richness, espresso is usually served
in l-1 /2 to 2 ounce portions, in demitasse cups.
Most espresso drinkers outside Europe prefer cappuccino a drink made of about onethird espresso, one-third hot milk and one-third f oam milk. Preparing espresso or
cappuccino is very different than brewing regular automatic drip coffee in that
machine operates under pressure and requires special attention.
To ensure your safety and long life of this appliance, please read all instructions, cautions,
notes, and attentions.
Table of Contents
Page
Important Safeguards .............................................................................................. .2
Special Cord Set Instructions ................................................................................... .3
Caution: Pressure ...................................................................................................... 3
Diagram of Parts.. ..................................................................................................... .5
How to Prepare Espresso and Cappuccino at Home ............................................... .5
Before Using Your Espresso/Cappuccino Maker.. .................................................... .6
How to Brew Espresso .......................................................................................... .6-7
How to Make Cappuccino.. .............. ....................................................................... .-8
Problems and Causes.. ........................................................................................... .-9
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If Service is Required .. .........................................................................................
Cleaning after each use........................................................................................ -10
...oduct................................................................................................... 10-11
Deliming Pr
Decanter Cleaning .................................................................................................. .11
Recipes .................................................................................................................. .12
Limited Warranty ..................................................................................................... 12
Product Features and Diagram of Parts
w a l er lank
2-4 cup filler basket
selector
on/off
How to Prepare Quality Espresso and Cappuccino At Home
The Coffee
The coffee should be a freshly ground, dark roasted variety. You may want
to try a French or Italian roast. Pre-ground coffee will only retain its flavor for
7-8 days, provided it is stored In an air tight container, in a cool, dark area.
Do not store in refrigerator or freezer.
Whole beans are recommended, to be ground just before use. Coffee beans
stored in an air tight container will keep up to 4 weeks before they begin to
lose their flavor.
The Grind
This is a vital step In the espresso making process and takes practice. The
coffee must be ground fine, but not too fine.
*The correct grind should look gritty, like salt or sand.
! If the grind is too fine, the water will not flow through the coffee even under
pressure. This grind looks like powder and feels like flour when rubbed
between fingers.
! If the grind is too coarse, the water flows through the coffee too fast,
preventing a full flavored extraction.
Be sure to use a quality grinder or mill for uniform consistency in your
espresso grind. Oval shaped coffee mills are not recommended because the
grind is not consistent. We recommend using Details by Mr. Coffee’s Burr
Mill.
Before Using Your Mr. Coffee Espresso Maker
Please refer to page 5 for diagram of parts.
1. Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine from the electrical
outlet.
2. Wash the carafe, lid and filter holder in a mixture of mild detergent
and water. Rinse each thoroughly.
3. To rinse the inside of the machine, follow steps for brewing espresso
using water only.
How To Brew Espresso
Please refer to page 5 for diagram of parts. First unwind the electrical cord
from the bottom of your machine.
Filling the Water Tank...
1. Turn the selector control knob to the center ‘0’ or OFF position and turn
the on/off switch OFF.
2. Fill the glass carafe with cold water to the designated marking for the
desired number of servings of espresso. Never use warm or hot water
to fill the water container. Note: If you are making cappuccino, refer to
page 8 for the prop er water measurements.
*For 2 servings, filI water up to the 2 cup marking.
*For 4 servings, fill water up to the 4 cup marking.
3. Remove the water tank boiler cap and pour the water into the water
tank. Do not fill to the top of the tank or there will not be enough area to
generate steam.
CAUTION: Do not pour water into the tank white the machine is on.
Check to make sure power switch is off. Do not pour more than 10
ounces of water into the tank.
4. Screw the boiler cap back on top of the water tank. Make sure It is
on tight.
Preparing the Coffee...
1. Remove the filter holder by grabbing the filter handle and sliding l/4 to
the left. The filter holder will now release.
2. Place the filter basket in the filter holder. See
figure 1.
3. Fill with fresh fine ground espresso coffee to the 2
or 4 cup mark of the filter basket. Do not fill above
the 4 cup markings. Clean any excess coffee from
the rim of the filter holder. This will assure proper
fit under the brew head.
ATTENTION:
a. Do not pack coffee.
b. Do not overfill the filter basket. This might
cause clogging or over flow.
FIGURE 1
How to Make Cappuccino
Cappuccino is espresso topp ed with steamed and frothed milk. Frothing milk for
cappuccino t akes practice. D o not be discouraged If it is not perfect the first
time. It may take a few times.before you perfect this process.
For best results, we recommend frothing the milk in a separate pitcher and
pouring the milk into your coffee.. The milk and pitcher should be cold. Do not
use pitcher which has just been washed In warm water.
1. The first step in making cappuccino is to make espresso. Therefore, pour in
sufficient water for the required quantity of espresso, plus enough water for
the production of steam.
*For 2 servings fill water to the mid point between the 2 and 4 cup markings.
*For 4 servfngs, fill water up to the bottom of the metal band.
Follow steps 1-4 on “Brewing Espresso’ on page 7.
Fill a small stainless steel or ceramic pitcher 1/3 full with cold milk or half
and half and set next to the machine. Skim milk or 2% will be the easiest to
froth.
4. Rotate the selector control knob to the ‘cup’ marking. The espresso will
begin to flow in about 5 minutes. As soon’as the
FIGURE 4
espresso reaches the steaming position mark on.
the glass carafe, turn the steam selector control
knob to the OFF position. At that time the boiler
has created enoug h pressure and steam to start
frothing the milk. Frothing the milk before finishing
the espresso prevents you from running out of the
steam. This can happen if you froth towards the
end of the brewing process.
5. Hold the pitcher below the frothing tube. Rotate the
selector control knob downward slowly to the
‘steam’ position. Gently move the pitcher In a circular motion around the steam nozzle. Because
warm milk does not froth, the milk should be frothed
from just below the surface. See figure 4.
6. When the milk has doubled in volume, Insert the steam nozzle down into the
milk to further heat the milk. To avoid splattering of hot milk, do not Iift
steam nozzle above the surface of the milk until the steam selector control
knob is closed. This is done by rotating the selector control knob back
the ‘0’ OFF position. After the milk is frothed, set the pitcher aside to allow
the frothed milk to settle. Turn the steam selector control knob back to the.
‘cup’ position to finish making espresso. Turn the three way steam selector
control knob to the ‘steam’ position to flush out any residual milk from the
steam nozzle.
7 . When the espresso has stopped flowing into the carafe, turn the power
switch OFF. Pour the espresso into a cup which has the capacity of at least
5 ounces. Then add the steamed milk to the espresso and spoon on the
frothed milk. The proportion between espresso and milk is to taste; In Italy It
is normally 1 part espresso and 2 parts milk plus the froth.
6. Unplug the power cord and allow the machine too cool. Do not remove the
boi ler cap until the pressure in the machine has been released. See
section ‘CAUTION PRESSURE”.
9. Continue to follow steps 7-6 on “Brewing Espresso” on page 7.
Problems and Causes
Problem
Causes
Coffee does not
come out
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Coffee comes out
too quickly
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Coffee comes out
around the edge of
the filter holder
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No steam is generated
Milk is not foamy after
frothing
Ground coffee is too coarse
Not enough coffee in filter basket
Filter holder is not inserted in the brew head properly
Coffee grounds around the filter basket rim
Too much coffee in the filter basket
Coffee has been packed too tightly
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Water tank is empty
Too much water in the tank, no room for steam
Machine is not turned on
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Water tank is empty or low, not enough pressure
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Coffee is splattering
out of frothing tube
No water in tank
Ground coffee is too fine
Too much coffee in the filter
Soiler cap is not secure, steam is escaping
Machine was not turned on, or plugged in
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Ran out of steam
Milk is not cold enough
If Service Is Required, Do Not Return to Your Store
For service, call l-800 MR COFFEE (l-800-672-6333)
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
To assist us in serving you, please have the model
number ECM7, and date of purchase available.
All repairs must be made by Mr. Coffee or an authorized Mr. Coffee Service Center. Please
call us for assistance or for the location of the nearest authorized Mr. Coffee Service Center.
Please do not return this appliance to your store.
We welcome your questions, comments or suggestions.
Please include your complete name, address and telephone number and
description of problem in all communications.
Consumer Affairs Department
MR. COFFEE
24700 Miles Road
Bedford Heights, Ohio 44146-1399
A Division ofhealth o Meter Inc.
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Cleaning Your Espresso/Cappuccino Maker
1. Unplug the appliance power cord.
2. Clean the steam nozzle immediately after foaming milk by allowing
appliance to produce steam for another 1-2 seconds which will clear the
nozzle. Wipe nozzle with a damp cloth. Clean the nozzle with a needle. If
it is still blocked.
If necessary, the steam nozzle can be unscrewed in a counter clockwise
direction using the end of the measuring spoon and then it can be
cleaned. The nozzle must be screwed on again in a clockwise direction
Tighten using reasonable force with the end of the measuring spoon
provided.
3. The carafe, carafe Iid, filter holder, filter basket, and drip tray can
be washed with soapy water or placed on the top rack only of your
dishwasher.
CAUTION: Do not Immerse machine in water. Do not remove boiler cap
while machine is under pressure. See section CAUTION PRESSURE.
4. After the pressure has been released, remove boiler cap. Discard the
remaining water through the top opening of the .water, tank. Screw the
boiler cap back In place.
5. Always empty the water tank of any water between uses.
6. Wipe housing with a soft wet cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners or
scouring pads as they will scratch the finish.
7. Do not store the filter holder In the brew head. Thls can adversely affect
the seat between the brew head and the filler holder while brewing
espresso.
Deliming
Mineral deposit bulld-up in the espresso maker will affect the operation of the
machine. Your espresso maker must be delimed when you begin to notice
an Increase In the time to brew espresso, or when there is additional steaming. Also, you will notice a build up of white deposits on the surface of the
brew head.
The frequency of cleaning depends upon the hardness of the water used
The following table gives the suggested cleaning intervals.
SUGGESTED CLEANING INTERVAL
Cleaning frequency
Type of Water
every 80 brew cycles
Soft Water
every 40 brew cycles
Hard Water
Your espresso maker may be delimed using white household vinegar.
Clean the water tank first, following steps I-5;
1. Make sure the steam selector control knob is in the center OFF position
and that the plug is disconnected from the electrical outlet.
2. If the machine is cool and the pressure has been released (see section
CAUTION PRESSURE), remove the boiler cap and pour 8 ounces
of undiluted white household vinegar Into the water tank.
3.
Screw on the boiler cap and allow machine to sit overnight with the
vinegar solution In the water tank.
4. SLOWLY remove the boiler cap and discard vinegar through the top
opening of the espresso maker.
5. Rinse the water tank thoroughly with tap water, repeating this step
twice.
To wash internal parts:
1. Make sure you clean the lnside of the water tank first.
2. Make sure all controls are off, the plug is disconnected from the electrical outlet, the machine is cool and all pressure in the machine has
been released (see section CAUTION PRESSURE). Remove the
pressure cap and pour 8 ounces of fresh white household vinegar
Into the water tank.
3. Screw the boiler cap back on top of the water tank. Make sure the
cap is on tight.
4. Insert the filter holder Into the brew head and place the glass carafe
with lid on the drip tray.
5. Plug the machine Into the electrical outlet and turn the power switch
on.
6. Place a cup with cold water under the steam nozzle. Turn the selector
control knob to the “cup’ position. When vinegar begins to flow Into
the carafe, Insert the nozzle Into the water and open the steam nozzle slowly by turning the selector control knob downward. After a
few seconds dose the steam nozzle by turning the knob back up to
center. This will clean any residue left In the nozzle from frothing milk.
7. When all the vinegar has been pumped Into the carafe and the flow
has stopped, turn the power switch off and allow the machine to
cool.
8. Repeat steps l-7 using only tap water to rise any remaining traces of
vinegar out of the machine. Repeat this process twice, allowing the
machine to cool and pressure to be released before repeating.
Carafe Cleaning
Hard water can leave a whitish mineral deposit Inside the carafe. Coffee
discolors these deposits, sometimes leaving a brownish stain lnside the
carafe. To remove these stains, follow these simple steps:
1. Pour warm white vinegar In the carafe and let It soak for about 20
minutes.
2. Discard the vinegar. Wash and rinse the carafe thoroughly using a
soft cloth. Do not use harsh abraslve cleaners. They will cause
scratches which can lead to breakage.
3. Wash and rinse the carafe thoroughly using a soft cloth. Do not
use harsh abrasive cleaners. These will cause scratches which lead
to breakage.
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RECIPE IDEAS THAT YOU WILL LOVE TO TRY!
San Francisco Cappuccino
Cafe Tia Maria
espresso, hot steamed chocolate,
brandy, topped with whipped
cream and cinnamon
espresso, Tia Maria liqueur topped
with frothed milk
Cafe Irish
Cafe Grand Marnier
espresso, Grand Mamier liqueur,
espresso, Irish whiskey, topped
with whipped cream
topped with whipped cream and grated
orange peel
Cafe Tuaca
Mexican Cafe
espresso.Tuaca liqueur, topped
with whipped cream
espresso, Kahlua, tequila, topped
with whipped cream
Cafe Vienna
Cafe Roman0
espresso, brandy, topped with
whipped cream
espresso, brandy and lemon twist
Limited Warranty
Mr. Coffee. warrants to the purchaser that the ECM7 by Mr. Coffee, (except
for cord set) is free from manufacturer defects in material and workmanship for a
period of one year from the date of origlnal purchase when used in compliance with
directions as outlined in the manufacturer’s instructions, which will constitute reasonable and necessary maintenance by the purchaser.
In case of manufacturer defects in material or workmanship, Mr. Coffee,
agrees to repair (remedy) a defective espresso/cappuccino maker without charge.
The purchaser’s exclusive remedy. against Mr. Coffee, inc. shall be for the repair or
replacemenl of a defective Mr. Coffee product.
All repairs must be made at an authorized Mr. Coffee Service Center. To locate
a Mr. Coffee Service Center, call l-800-MRCOFFEE (l-800-672-6333). As the purchaser, you assume all cost incurred in transporting your Mr. Coffee machine to and
from the authorized Mr. Coffee Service Center. Mr. Coffee, shall not be responsible
for any repairs performed at any facility which is not an authorized Mr. Coffee
Service Center.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state. Any Implied warranty Is limited in duration to the
one year provided in this, the only, expressed warranty. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not
apply to you.
In no event shalt Mr. Coffee, be responsible for lncidental or consquen-
tia/ damages, nor damage due to misuse or the use of any unauthorized attachment; nor assumption of responsibility for damage caused by use of an electrical circuit not specified on the Mr. Coffee, product. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limtiation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Mr. Coffee, a division of Health o meter, Inc.
24700 Miles Road, Bedford Heights, Ohio 44146-1399
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