West Bend Coffeemaker Instruction manual

West Bend Coffeemaker Instruction manual
Instruction Manual
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Important Safeguards............................................................................................... 2
Heat Precautions...................................................................................................... 2
Electricity Precautions .............................................................................................. 3
Precautions For Use Around Children...................................................................... 4
Using Your Cofeemaker ........................................................................................ 4-5
Cleaning Your Coffeemaker ..................................................................................... 6
Warranty................................................................................................................... 7
To prevent personal injury or property damage, read and follow all instructions
and warnings.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be
followed including the following:
Read all instructions, including these important safeguards and the care and use
instructions in this manual.
Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
Do not operate when the appliance is not working properly or when it has been
damaged in any manner. For service information see warranty page.
The use of accessory attachments not recommended by West Bend®
Housewares may result in fire, electric shock or injury to persons.
Do not attempt to repair this appliance yourself.
Do not use this appliance on the stovetop, under a broiler, in the oven, or in the
refrigerator or freezer.
For household use only.
To prevent burns, personal injury or property damage, read and follow all
instructions and warnings.
Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles and knobs where provided. Use hot pads
or oven mitts when handling hot surfaces.
Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or
other hot liquids.
Make sure cover, basket, stem and cord are properly attached before
coffeemaker is plugged in. No part of the coffeemaker should be removed during
the brewing cycle as scalding may occur.
To prevent electrical shock, personal injury or property damage, read and
follow all instructions and warnings.
To protect against fire, electric shock and injury to persons do not immerse cord,
plugs, or other electric parts in water or other liquids.
Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug.
Do not use this appliance outdoors.
Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord into the wall outlet. To
disconnect, turn any control to “off”, then remove plug from wall outlet.
Always unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning and allow to cool
before putting on or taking off parts.
Your appliance has a short cord as a safety precaution to avoid pulling, tripping
or entanglement. Position the cord so that it does not hang over the edge of the
counter, table or other area or touch hot surfaces.
While use of an extension cord is not recommended, if you must use one, make
sure the cord has the same or higher wattage as the coffeemaker (wattage is
stamped on the underside of the base). To avoid pulling, tripping or
entanglement, position the extension cord so that it does not hang over the edge
of the counter, table or other area.
Use an electrical outlet that accommodates the polarized plug on the appliance.
On a polarized plug, one blade of the plug is wider than the other. If the plug
does not fit fully into the outlet or extension cord, reverse the plug. If the plug still
does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in
any way.
Do not use an outlet or extension cord if the plug fits loosely or if the outlet or
extension cord feels hot.
Keep the cord away from hot parts of the appliance and hot surfaces during
To prevent burns or other personal injuries to children, read and follow all
instructions and warnings.
Always supervise children.
Do not allow children to operate or be near the appliance, as the outside surfaces
are hot during use.
Do not allow cord to hang over any edge where a child can reach it. Arrange
cord to avoid pulling, tripping or entanglement.
Coffee Basket
Heating Unit Well
Serving Light
Before using the coffeemaker for the first time, clean it thoroughly. Refer to Cleaning
Your Coffeemaker section.
Water Level Amount of Ground Coffee
Water Level Amount of Ground Coffee
42 Cups
36 Cups
30 Cups
28 Cups
24 Cups
22 Cups
18 Cups
12 Cups
2 ½ Cups
2 Cups
1 ¾ Cups
1 2/3 Cups
1 ½ Cups
1 ½ Cups
1 ¼ Cups
1 Cup
SPECIAL NOTE ON GRINDING COFFEE BEANS: If grinding your own coffee
beans, grind to medium coarseness for best results. DO NOT grind too fine (powderlike) as this can cause basket to flood. Use standard measuring cups to measure
coffee. Do not allow ground coffee to fall into stem. The amount of coffee
recommended will produce mild coffee, which most people prefer.
1. With basket and stem removed, fill coffeemaker with COLD water to desired level
using the cup markings on inside of coffeemaker as a guide. Do not make less
than 12 or more than maximum capacity of the coffeemaker at one time.
2. Place stem into heating unit in bottom of coffeemaker, then put basket on stem.
Spread the recommended amount of ground coffee evenly into the basket. See
chart. Use regular electric perk grind coffee or coffee ground for all coffeemakers.
Do not use drip or finely ground coffee as flooding of the basket can occur.
3. Turn cover in place on coffeemaker. To reduce coffee spills, especially if
coffeemaker is tipped over, make sure cover has been turned clockwise until it is
completely secured in the handle slots. (Note the arrows on the cover for correct
turning.) The cover temporarily reduces coffee spilage if coffeemaker is tipped
over, so care should be used when moving coffeemaker.
4. Place coffeemaker on a dry, level surface. Attach cord to coffeemaker and plug
into a 120 volt AC electrical outlet ONLY.
5. Coffeemaker stops perking automatically. (Each cup of coffee requires about 1
minute brewing time) Serving light will glow when coffee is ready. Before serving,
use a hot pad to remove cover, then carefully remove stem and basket from
coffeemaker as coffee and grounds are HOT. If not removed, bitter oils from the
coffee grounds will drip into coffee. Replace the cover making sure it is
completely secured into the handle slots.
6. Coffee will remain at serving temperature as long as coffeemaker is connected to
outlet. (if you have an insulated coffeemaker, the sealed-air insulation will keep
coffee hot for up to two hours without electricity.) To serve, place cup and saucer
under faucet and press down on handle. If a continuous flow is desired to fill a
carafe, lift handle straight up until it locks into open position. When approximately
one cup of coffee remains in coffeemaker, disconnect from outlet.
TO MAKE MORE COFFEE: If another pot of coffee is desired right away, partially fill
coffeemaker with cold water to reset the thermostat. Pour out water, refill with cold
water and repeat steps 1-6.
TO HEAT WATER FOR INSTANT BEVERAGES: Plain water may be heated in
your coffeemaker for use with instant beverages. Simply fill the clean coffeemaker
with cold water to the desired cup level, and then place the stem and empty coffee
basket in place. Using the stem and empty basket will heat the water more
uniformly. Secure cover in place and plug coffeemaker in. Heat water until perking
stops and serving light comes on. Unplug coffeemaker when less than 1 cup
remains. Other than making coffee or heating water, no other liquid should be
heated in coffeemaker as damage to heating unit can occur.
When coffeemaker is used to heat water only, the metal inside will discolor which is
normal and does not affect performance or the water heated in the coffeemaker.
Refer to Special Cleaning Instructions in this manual for removing discoloration as
well as mineral deposits, which form inside the coffeemaker when heating water. If
these deposits are not removed, pitting of the metal inside may occur and result in
damage to coffeemaker. Refer to the cleaning your coffeemaker section.
Improper cleaning of the coffeemaker, especially the heating unit well will affect
performance of the coffeemaker, resulting in weak, lukewarm coffee and may even
cause the coffeemaker to stop perking. To keep your coffeemaker working properly,
it is important to follow all cleaning instructions after each use.
1. Unplug coffeemaker and allow to cool before cleaning.
2. Clean basket, stem and cover in hot soapy water with a dishcloth, rinse and dry.
Coffee stains on underside of cover or stem may be removed by scouring with a
damp cloth and a non-abrasive cleanser.
3. Clean inside of coffeemaker by filling with hot water until about one-third full. Add
small amount of liquid dishwasher detergent and wash with a dishcloth or sponge.
Then clean the heating unit well (where stem fits) with a scouring pad, to remove
coffee residue. Twist pad inside heating unit well to clean thoroughly.
IMPORTANT: If heating unit well is not kept clean, coffeemaker will not perform
4. After cleaning inside of coffeemaker, drain and rinse inside. Clean faucet by
letting clear water run through it into sink, while moving faucet handle up and
down. Drain water from inside of coffeemaker and dry.
5. Clean outside of coffeemaker with a damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth. Do not
use abrasive metal scouring pads or cleansers on outside of coffeemaker as
scratching will occur.
To Remove Mineral Deposits: If coffeemaker is used daily, a special cleaning
every 2 weeks OR every week if used for heating water, is necessary. Fill
coffeemaker with 1 quart each of water and white distilled vinegar. (If a white
mineral buildup has formed on inside of coffeemaker, use an additional 2 cups of
vinegar.) Place stem and empty coffee basket in place, secure cover onto
coffeemaker and plug in. Allow coffeemaker to complete perking cycle, then let
stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Unplug and drain coffeemaker. Allow to cool and follow
general cleaning instructions.
To Remove Discoloration: Inside of the coffeemaker can discolor when used for
heating water, which is normal. To remove/lighten discoloration, fill coffeemaker with
water to the level of discoloration (at least to the 12 cup level, but not past maximum
cup level). Place stem and empty basket in place. For every 12 cups of water
added to coffeemaker, add 2 teaspoons cream of tartar to basket. Secure cover
onto coffeemaker, plug cord into coffemaker and then into outlet and allow
coffeemaker to complete perk cycle. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes or until
discoloration is lightened. Unplug cord and drain coffeemaker. Allow to cool and
follow general cleaning instructions.
Do not use baking soda to clean coffeemaker, as it will discolor inside metal.
After frequent use, coffee residue may collect inside faucet. To clean, unscrew top
half of faucet. Move a small brush up and down through faucet. Insert brush
through opening inside coffeemaker to clean faucet connection. Rinse and replace
top half of faucet.
Appliance 1 Year Limited Warranty
West Bend® Housewares, LLC warrants this appliance from failures in the material and
workmanship for 1 year from the date of original purchase, provided the appliance is operated
and maintained in conformity with the West Bend® Housewares, LLC Instruction Manual. Any
failed part of the appliance will be repaired or replaced without charge at West Bend®
Housewares, LLC discretion. This warranty applies to indoor household use only.
The West Bend® Housewares, LLC warranty does not cover any damage, including
discoloration, to any non-stick surface of the appliance. The West Bend® Housewares, LLC
warranty is null and void, as determined solely by West Bend® Housewares, LLC, if the
appliance is damaged through accident, misuse or abuse, scratching, overheating, or if the
appliance is altered in any way or if used outside of an indoor household setting.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights, which may vary
from state to state.
If you think the appliance has failed or requires service within its warranty period, return it to the
original place of purchase. For further details please contact the West Bend® Housewares
Customer Service Department at (262) 334-6949 or e-mail us at housewares@westbend.com.
Return shipping fees are non-refundable. Hand-written receipts are not accepted. West Bend
Housewares, LLC is not responsible for returns lost in transit.
Valid only in USA and Canada
Replacement parts may be ordered direct from West Bend® Housewares, LLC by ordering
online at www.westbend.com: Replacement Parts. Or you may call or e-mail the service
department at the number/e-mail address listed above, or by writing to us at:
West Bend Housewares, LLC
Attn: Customer Service
P.O. Box 2780
West Bend, WI 53095
Be sure to include the catalog/model number of your appliance (located on the bottom/back of
the unit) and a description and quantity of the part you wish to order. Along with this include
your name, mailing address, Visa/MasterCard number, expiration date and the name as it
appears on the card. Checks can be made payable to West Bend Housewares, LLC Call
Customer Service to obtain purchase amount. Your state’s sales tax and a shipping/processing
fee will be added to your total charge. Please allow two (2) weeks for delivery.
This manual contains important and helpful information regarding the safe use and care of your new West
Bend® Housewares, LLC product. For future reference, attach dated sales receipt for warranty proof of
purchase and record the following information:
Date purchased or received as gift: _______________________________________________________
Where purchased and price, if known: ____________________________________________________
Item Number and Date Code (shown bottom/back of product): ___________________________________________
L5590A 10/05 West Bend Housewares, LLC
A Focus Products Group Company
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