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The Cuisinart Grind Central Stainless Coffee Grinder
carries an 18-Month Limited Warranty.
This warranty is available to consumers only. You are
a consumer if you are the owner of a Cuisinart® Grind
Central® Stainless Coffee Grinder that was purchased at
retail for personal, family, or household use. Except as
otherwise required by applicable state law, this warranty
is not available to retailers or other commercial
purchasers or owners.
We warrant that should your Cuisinart® Grind Central®
Stainless Coffee Grinder prove to be defective within
the warranty period, we will repair it or replace it at
our option, without charge to you. To obtain warranty
service, simply call our toll-free number: 800-726-0190,
for additional information from our Consumer Service
Representatives, or send the product to Consumer
Service at Cuisinart, 150 Milford Road, East Windsor,
New Jersey 08520. To facilitate the speed and accuracy
of your return, please enclose a check or money order
for $4.00 for shipping and handling. (California
residents need only supply proof of purchase and
should call 1-800-726-0190 for shipping instructions.)
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 which sells Cuisinart
products of the same type.
The retail store shall then, at its discretion, 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 either of the above two options does
not result 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 rea-
sonable 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 tollfree at 1-800-726-0190.
Cuisinart will be responsible for the cost of the
repair, replacement, and shipping and handling for
such products under warranty.
Some general guidelines for grinding are listed below.
However, times will vary depending upon the amount of
coffee used and your personal preference. To determine
the right grind consistencies, experiment with different
grinds and coffee types to suit your taste.
Suggested Use
Grind Time*
French Press
Automatic Drip
*based on full capacity
20 Seconds
30 Seconds
40 Seconds
For the richest coffee flavor, we suggest using one rounded
tablespoon of ground coffee for every 5 ounces of water.
The measurement markings in the grinder bowl indicate
reference measurements. Fill beans to the marking level
indicated by number of cups desired.
For example, when making automatic drip coffee, if you
fill the bowl with beans to the maximum 18 cup marking,
you will have enough ground coffee for 18 cups.
Note: These markings are approximate. Experiment
with different quantities to determine what works best.
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150 Milford Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520
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Grind Central® Stainless Coffee Grinder
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions
should always be followed, including the following:
2. To protect against risk of electrical shock, do not
immerse cord, plug or grinder in water or
other liquid.
3. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance
is used by or near children.
4. Unplug from outlet when not in use, before putting
on or taking off parts, before removing coffee and
before cleaning.
5. Avoid contacting moving parts.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord
or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions, or
is dropped or damaged in any manner. Return
appliance to the nearest authorized Cuisinart service
facility for examination, repair, or mechanical or
electrical adjustment.
7. The use of attachments not recommended or sold by
Cuisinart may cause fire, electrical shock, or risk
of injury.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter,
or touch hot surfaces.
10.Check hopper for presence of foreign objects
before using.
11.Use this appliance to grind roasted coffee beans only.
Grinding other substances, such as nuts, spices or
unroasted beans, may dull the blade and cause poor
grinding or injury.
12. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
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.
1. Plug cord into outlet.
2. Remove lid from base of grinder.
3. Fill stainless steel bowl with desired quantity of beans.
Measure beans in bowl using measurement markings.
Do not fill beans above the “max” fill line at top of
the stainless steel bowl (max fill is equal to 90 grams).
4. Make sure the grinding bowl is in the locked position,
then place the lid onto grinder base.
5. Press and hold on/off button to begin grinding.
Please note: A safety feature of this grinder does not
allow it to operate unless the lid is in place.
6. Grind until beans are ground to desired consistency.
To stop grinding, release pressure from on/off button.
7. Remove plug from outlet.
8. Measure coffee as desired. See measurement
suggestions on reverse.
9. To store unused ground coffee, remove grinding bowl
and cover with storage lid. Refrigerate.
1. On/Off Button
2. Cover
3. Stainless Steel
Blades (not shown)
4. Measurement
5. Stainless Steel
Removable Bowl
6. Grinder Base
7. Storage Lid
(not shown)
8. Cord Storage
(not shown)
1. Be sure that grinder's electric plug has been removed
from outlet.
2. All removable parts are dishwasher-safe on the top
rack. Do not put parts on bottom shelf. Never
immerse the grinder base unit in water
or other liquid.
3. Store excess cord by pushing a section at a time
into the cord storage area in the base of the unit.
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