WARRANTY 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 RESIDENTS ONLY 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. GRINDING SUGGESTIONS 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. Grind Suggested Use Grind Time* Percolator/ French Press Medium Automatic Drip Fine Espresso *based on full capacity 20 Seconds Coarse 30 Seconds 40 Seconds MEASUREMENT SUGGESTIONS 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. © 2005 Cuisinart Cuisinart® is a registered trademark of Cuisinart 150 Milford Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520 Printed in China. 05CU26447 U IB-4557A Grind Central® Stainless Coffee Grinder DCG-12BC IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: NOTICE: 1. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS. 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. 2. 5. 6. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 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. FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY 8. 1. On/Off Button 2. Cover 3. Stainless Steel Blades (not shown) 4. Measurement Markings 5. Stainless Steel Removable Bowl 6. Grinder Base 7. Storage Lid (not shown) 8. Cord Storage (not shown) CLEANING/STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS 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.