Read the instructions, keep them safe, pass them on if you pass the coffee maker on. Remove all packaging, but keep it in case you ever need to return the coffee maker.
important safeguards Follow basic safety precautions, including: 1 The coffee maker must only be used by or under the supervision of a responsible adult. Use and store the coffee maker out of reach of children. 2 Don’t put the coffee maker in liquid, don’t use it in a bathroom, near a source of water, or outdoors. 3 Sit the coffee maker on a stable, level, heat-resistant surface. 4 The scald hazard lasts long after boiling. Keep the coffee maker and cable away from the edges of worktops. 5 Steam will collect under the lid. To avoid the risk of scalding, don’t open the lid till the coffee maker has cooled. 6 Check that the lid is properly closed before using the coffee maker. 7 Take care when pouring – don’t over-tilt the carafe. 8 Don’t connect the coffee maker to an external timer or remote control system. 9 Don’t touch hot surfaces e.g. carafe or hotplate. Use the handle and grip. 10 Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang and can’t be caught or tripped over accidentally. 11 Unplug the coffee maker when not in use, before moving or cleaning. Let it cool down before cleaning and storing away. 12 Fill the coffee maker from a jug or the carafe, not directly from the tap. 13 Don’t fill the coffee maker above the max mark. 14 Put the carafe on the hotplate before brewing. 15 To stop the coffee maker, press the [ button. The light beside the button will go out. 16 Before adding water, or reusing the coffee maker, let it cool for 10 minutes, to avoid spitting. 17 Don’t use the coffee maker for any purpose other than those described in these instructions. 18 Don’t put the carafe in a microwave oven. 19 Don’t try to reposition the carafe handle. You risk breaking the glass. 20 Keep the coffee maker, carafe, and cable away from hotplates, hobs, and burners. 21 Don’t use accessories unless we provide them. 22 Don’t use the coffee maker if it’s damaged or malfunctions. 23 If the cable or plug is damaged, return the coffee maker, to avoid hazard.
household use only before using for the first time Fill the reservoir to the max mark with water, and run the coffee maker without coffee. When it’s finished, discard the hot water and clean the coffee maker.
positioning 1 Sit the coffee maker on a stable, level, heat-resistant surface. 2 Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang, and can’t be tripped over or caught. 3 Don’t plug it in yet. 3
water fill 4 Use the carafe to fill the reservoir, to avoid overfilling. 5 Remove the carafe from the hotplate. 6 Pull the lever back towards the handle, to open the carafe. 7 Use the grip to open the coffee maker lid, to expose the reservoir, the filter holder, and the filter. 8 Fill the reservoir with at least 2 cups of water, but don’t fill above the max mark. If you overfill, excess water will escape from the overflow at the rear of the coffee maker. 9 Close the carafe lid, and sit the carafe on the hotplate.
coffee fill 10 Put filter-ground coffee into the filter. The amount will vary with the type of coffee, and individual taste, but we suggest starting with one scoop per cup of water. 11 Use the grip to close the coffee maker lid – it must cover the filter holder and the reservoir before you power up the coffee maker.
brew strength 12 Turn the brew strength control (on top of the lid) anti-clockwise to strengthen the brew, clockwise to lighten the brew. 13 It works by diverting some of the water past the coffee grounds.
power up 14 Plug the coffee maker into the power socket (switch the socket on, if it’s switchable). 15 The display will show 0:00, flashing.
coffee now 16 To make coffee right away: a) ignore the display b) press the [ button, the [ light will come on c) after a few seconds, coffee will drip into the carafe
coffee later 17 If you want to use the timer to make coffee later:
set the time now a) Press and release the h (hour) and min (minute) buttons to set the display to the correct time b) AM or PM will show at the side of the display – check you’ve got the right one
set the brewing time
c) press the T button, and keep it pressed while you set the brewing time d) press and release the h (hour) and min (minute) buttons to set the display to the time you want the coffee maker to start brewing e) AM or PM will show at the bottom of the display – check you’ve got the right one f) release the T button – the display will revert to the correct time g) now press and release the AUTO button to activate the timer – the AUTO light will come on, and AUTO will appear in the display, h) at the time you set, the AUTO light will go out, AUTO will disappear from the screen, the [ light will come on, and the coffee maker will start up 4
next time i) next time you use the coffee maker, remember that the timer has already been set – it’ll remember the time set until you unplug it, or set it again 18 If you need to cancel the timer before brewing has started, press and release the AUTO button, the AUTO light will go out, and AUTO will disappear from the display. 19 If you need to stop the coffee maker whilst it’s brewing, press the [ button. The [ light will go out. , If you want to check the brewing time, press T. You must then press AUTO ,or you’ll cancel the brewing.
done 20 When the brewing process has finished, the hotplate will stay on for 2 hours to keep your coffee hot, then it’ll switch the hotplate off, and the [ light will go out.
21 To pour, remove the carafe from the hotplate, and pour from the spout. 22 Replace the carafe on the hotplate to keep your coffee warm. 23 You may notice some resistance when you replace the carafe – this is caused by the top of the carafe pushing against the non-drip valve.
a quick cup 24 You may remove the carafe to pour coffee at any time. The non-drip valve will stop coffee dripping on to the hotplate. 25 To avoid overflowing, replace the carafe within 30 seconds. This may not sound much, but its more than enough time to pour a couple of cups.
26 When the carafe is empty, press the [ button to switch the hotplate off. 27 Unplug the coffee maker and let it cool down fully before cleaning, or for 10 minutes before refilling. caution beware of steam when you open the lid
ground coffee 28 If you want to buy ready-ground coffee, medium-ground filter coffee will give you the best results. The amount will vary with the type of coffee and your individual taste. We suggest starting with two rounded teaspoons of medium-ground coffee per cup.
storing coffee 29 Coffee is best kept in an airtight container in a cool dry place, or in the fridge. Exposure to air oxidises coffee and allows the flavour to evaporate.
milk 30 There’s a great deal of contention on the subject of milk in coffee. Our view is that personal taste should rule, not convention. If you like milk in your coffee, use warm or hot milk, to avoid overcooling the coffee. To extract maximum flavour from the coffee, it should be cool enough not to scald or burn the mouth, but hot enough to let the flavour fill the mouth, nose and sinuses, not just the taste buds.
bottled water 31 If you use bottled water, check that there are no added ingredients, flavourings, etc., and use still water, not sparkling. The carbon dioxide which gives the sparkle will adversely affect the flavour of your coffee.
taste 32 Don’t be tempted to reheat coffee in the coffee maker. You’ll damage the coffee maker and the coffee will be undrinkable. 33 Clean the filter holder, filter, and carafe after each use. Residue from a previous brew will spoil your coffee. 34 If left for much more than an hour, chemical changes in the coffee liquor start to affect the flavour. It’s best to pour it away and make a fresh pot.
care and maintenance 35 Unplug the coffee maker and let it cool down fully. 36 Use the grip to open the lid. 37 Use the filter handle to lift out the filter, then tip the used coffee grounds into the bin. 38 Use the tab on the filter holder to lift the filter holder out of the coffee maker. 39 Wipe the outer surfaces of the coffee maker with a damp cloth. 40 Wash the filter, filter holder and carafe in warm soapy water, rinse thoroughly and dry. 41 Turn the filter to bring the recess on the side of the filter to the front, and replace it in the filter holder. 42 Align the tab on the side of the filter holder with the slot inside the top of the coffee maker. 43 Use the grip to close the coffee maker lid. 44 Replace the carafe on the hotplate. 45 Don’t wash any part in a dishwasher. 46 Don’t put the coffee maker in any liquid. 47 Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaners or solvents.
descale regularly – even in soft water areas Limescale may be white, coloured, even rusty-looking, but it’s normally visible. Phosphate scale isn’t generally visible, but it’s there, even in soft water areas. All scale causes overheating, and reduces the life of the coffee maker. So, even with soft water, descale regularly, to help keep your coffee maker in working order. Use a proprietary brand of descaler suitable for use in plastic-bodied products. Follow the instructions on the package of descaler. When descaling has finished, empty the carafe and operate the coffee maker twice more with fresh water, but without coffee. Discard the water to ensure that no chemical residues are left in the coffee maker. , Products returned under guarantee with faults due to scale will be subject to a repair charge.
connection The product must be earthed. It has a 13A BS1362 fuse in a 13A BS1363 plug. To replace the plug, fit the green/yellow wire to E or E, the blue wire to N, and the brown wire to L. Fit the cord grip. If in doubt, call an electrician. Don’t use a non-rewireable plug unless the fuse cover is in place. If you remove the plug, dispose of it.
wheelie bin symbol To avoid environmental and health problems due to hazardous substances in electrical and electronic goods, appliances marked with this symbol mustn’t be disposed of with unsorted municipal waste, but recovered, reused, or recycled.
service If you ring Customer Service, please have the Model No. to hand, as we won’t be able to help you without it. It’s on the rating plate (usually underneath the product). The product isn’t user-serviceable. If it’s not working, read the instructions, check the plug fuse and main fuse/circuit breaker. If it’s still not working, consult your retailer. If that doesn’t solve the problem – ring Customer Service – they may be able to offer technical advice. If they advise you to return the product to us, pack it carefully, include a note with your name, address, day phone number, and what’s wrong. If under guarantee, say where and when purchased, and include proof of purchase (till receipt). Send it to: Customer Service, Russell Hobbs Ltd, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0HS email: firstname.lastname@example.org telephone: 0845 658 9700 (local rate number)
guarantee Defects affecting product functionality appearing within one year of purchase will be corrected by replacement or repair provided the product is used and maintained in accordance with the instructions. Your statutory rights are not affected. Documentation, packaging, and product specifications may change without notice.