Cuisinart SS-15 Coffee Maker
Conair Corporation is the owner of the American home appliance brand Cuisinart. Carl Sontheimer founded the business in 1971 to supply the American market with an electric food processor. The initial model was called “Food Processor,” and it debuted in 1973 in Chicago at a food exhibition.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be taken to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or injury to persons, including the following:
- READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
- Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles and knobs.
- To protect against electric shock, do not place the cord, plug, or base unit in water or other liquids.
- This appliance should not be used by or near children or individuals with certain disabilities.
- Always unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow cooling before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning the appliance.
- Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to the nearest Cuisinart Repair Center for examination, repair, and electrical or mechanical adjustment.
- The use of accessory attachments not recommended by Cuisinart may cause injuries.
- Do not use outdoors.
- Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
- Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
- Always fill the water reservoir first, then plug the cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect, push the Off button, then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
- Do not use the appliance for other than its intended use.
- Snap the lid securely onto the carafe before serving any beverages.
- Scalding may occur if the lid is removed during the brewing cycle.
- The glass carafe is designed for use with this appliance only. It must never be used on the range top.
- Do not set a hot carafe on a wet or cold surface.
- Do not use a cracked carafe or a carafe having a loose or weakened handle
- Do not lift the handle to open the lid of the Coffeemaker while brewing is in progress.
- Do not overfill the water reservoir with water. Use ONLY WATER in this appliance! Do not put any other liquids or foods in the water reservoir except as instructed in the cleaning instructions in this guide.
- Do not clean the carafe, heating plate, or single-serve drip tray with harsh cleansers, steel wool pads, or other abrasive materials.
- WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE BASE PANEL. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE. REPAIR SHOULD BE DONE ONLY BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL.
- Do not place a cloth or otherwise restrict airflow beneath Coffeemaker.
- Use only the Cuisinart® Gold-Tone Commercial-Style Filter or standard
cone-shaped paper filter with this unit. OTHER GOLD-TONE PERMANENT FILTERS MAY CAUSE THE COFFEEMAKER TO OVERFLOW.
- Do not operate your appliance in an appliance garage or under a wall cabinet. When storing in an appliance garage always unplug the unit from the electrical outlet. Not doing
so could create a risk of fire, especially if the appliance touches the walls of the garage
or the door touches the unit as it closes.
WARNING: RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of fire or an electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
SPECIAL CORD SET INSTRUCTIONS
A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer extension cords may be used if care is exercised.
If a long extension cord is used, the marked electrical rating of the extension cord must be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, and the longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop, where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug will fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not modify the plug in any way.
Clogging and backing up of water and/or coffee in the filter basket can occur under any or a combination of any of the following conditions: the use of too finely ground coffee; using two or more paper filters; using the gold tone filter in conjunction with a paper filter; not properly cleaning coffee grounds from the gold tone filter, or allowing coffee grounds to spill over the filter.
Caution: Never open the filter basket during the brewing cycle, even if no water is draining from the filter basket, since extremely hot water/coffee can spill out from the filter basket and cause injury. If water/coffee is not draining from the filter basket during the brewing cycle, unplug the unit and wait 10 minutes before opening and checking the filter basket.
- Place the box on a large, sturdy, flat surface.
- Remove the instruction book and any other literature.
- Turn the box so that the back side of the Coffeemaker is down and slide the Coffeemaker from the box.
- After the Coffeemaker has been removed, place the box out of the way and lift off the packing material.
- Grasp the carafe by its handle, remove it from the heating plate, and remove the polybag.
- Remove the polybag covering the Coffeemaker.
Save all packing materials in case you have to ship the machine in the future. KEEP ALL PLASTIC BAGS AWAY FROM CHILDREN.
THE QUEST FOR THE PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE
ELEMENT 1: WATER
Hot beverages are made up primarily of water. If water doesn’t taste good from the tap, it won’t taste good in your drink. Cuisinart includes charcoal water filters in its water reservoirs to remove chlorine, bad tastes, and odors, for the purest flavors, every time you brew.
ELEMENT 2: COFFEE
The flavor of your beverage comes from the coffee, tea, cocoa – or whatever you’re brewing. To achieve the best taste, always use the best ingredients. Select fresh, high-quality beans or ground coffee, and only the best single-serve capsules.
ELEMENT 3: GRIND
The grind of coffee, or the refinement of tea leaves, is critical for proper flavor extraction. Pre-ground ingredients in top-quality single-serve capsules ensure excellent, flavorful results. When using beans or pre-ground coffee to brew into the carafe or use in the HomeBaristaTM Reusable Filter Cup, the grind is just as critical.
If it’s too fine, over-extraction will result in bitterness and may clog the filter. If too coarse, the maximum flavor is not extracted. We recommend a medium-fine grind.
ELEMENT 4: PROPORTION
Coffee that is too strong or too weak is always a disappointment. Follow the recommended portions of ground coffee in the instructions under Brewing Coffee for the drip side or under Brewing with a Reusable Filter Cup for the single-serve side. You can later adjust the amount to suit your taste.
12-CUP COFFEEMAKER FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Coffeemaker Reservoir Cover
Flips back for easy filling.
- Coffeemaker Water Reservoir (not shown)
With water level indicator window.
- Showerhead (not shown)
Distributes water evenly over coffee, reducing temperature loss as water passes through the grounds.
- Coffeemaker Control Panel
See detailed illustration, page 7.
- Brew pause
Stops the flow of coffee from the basket when the carafe is removed from the heater plate, so a cup can be poured mid-brew.
The easy-pour, no-drip, 12-cup carafe has an ergonomic handle and brewed coffee markings.
- The charcoal Water Filter Holder
Holds the filter firmly in place.
- Charcoal Water Filter
Eliminates chlorine, bad taste, and odors from tap water.
- Adjustable Heater Plate
Keeps brewed coffee at the desired temperature. Scratch resistant with nonstick coating.
- Cord Storage (not shown)
- Filter Basket (not shown)
Holds a #4 paper filter or a permanent filter.
- Filter Basket Holder (not shown)
- Ready Tone (not shown)
Signals the end of the brew cycle with five beeps.
- Power Loss Back-Up System (not shown)
One-minute protection if a breaker trips, the unit is unplugged, or power fails. Holds all programmed information, including time of day, Auto On time, and Auto Off time.
SINGLE-SERVE COFFEEMAKER FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Brewer Handle
- Brew Head
- Brewing Chamber
Holds Removable Capsule Holder or reusable filter cup.
- Control Panel
6 oz. (170 ml) button; 8 oz. (235 ml) button; 10 oz. (295 ml) button; Add Water and Clean indicators.
- Power Switch
- Removable Drip Tray Plate
- Removable Drip Tray
- Charcoal Water Filter Holder
- Charcoal Water Filter
- Reservoir Lid
- 40-Ounce (1.1 L) Water Reservoir
- Removable Capsule Holder
- Power Cord (not shown)
- Energy-Saving Mode (not shown)
Unit lights will dim after 30 minutes of being idle. To reactivate, press any button. To turn it off completely, turn the power switch to the OFF position.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CONTROL PANEL
12-CUP COFFEEMAKER CONTROLS
Detailed programming and use instructions are on pages 8–10.
- Power Switch (not shown)
Located on the right side of your brewer. Use it to turn your Coffeemaker on and off.
- Clock Display
Displays time of day, Auto On, and Auto Off times.
- Clean Indicator
Indicates time to clean Coffeemaker to remove calcium buildup.
- An hour and a Minute Buttons
Use to set hours and minutes for a time of day, Auto On, and Auto Off times.
- BOLD Cup Setting with Indicator
Use to select bolder coffee flavor strength.
- BREW/WARM Button
The top half of the button “BREW” will be lit when the unit is ready to brew. The top half will flash slowly while brewing. The bottom half of the button “WARM” will be lit at end of a carafe brew cycle to indicate that Keep Warm is activated.
- Function Knob
- a. PROG
Select to program Auto On time Coffeemaker can be programmed to automatically start brewing up to 24 hours in advance.
- b. AUTO ON
Select to automatically start brewing coffee at the time you’ve programmed.
- c. A UTO OFF
Select to program your Coffeemaker to automatically shut off Keep Warm mode up to 4 hours after brewing.
- d. B REW
Select to begin the brew cycle when the BREW button is pressed.
- e. CLOCK
Select set the time of day.
- a. PROG
- Carafe Temperature Knob
Set the heater plate to Low (L), Medium (M), or High (H) to keep coffee in the carafe at the temperature you prefer.
SINGLE-SERVE COFFEEMAKER CONTROLS
Detailed use instructions are on pages 11–14.
- Brew Buttons
6 oz. (170 ml) button; 8 oz. (235 ml) button; 10 oz. (295 ml) button.
- Add Water Indicator
Indicates the need to add water to brew.
- Clean Indicator
Indicates it is time to clean the Coffeemaker to remove calcium buildup.
CHARCOAL WATER FILTER
INSERTING THE WATER FILTER
- Remove the filter from the polybag and soak, fully immersed, in cold tap water for 15 minutes.
- Lift the water filter holder out of the water reservoir on the 12-Cup Coffeemaker side.
- Press down on the filter compartment and pull it toward you to open it.
- Place the filter into the holder and snap closed. Be careful – improper placement can tear the filter skin.
- Flush the filter by running cold tap water through holes in the bottom of the compartment for 10 seconds.
- Allow the filter to drain completely.
- Slide the water filter holder back into the channel in the water reservoir, pushing it down to the base of the unit.
NOTE: Repeat steps 1-7 above on the Single-Serve side.
NOTE: We recommend changing the water filter every 60 days or after 60 uses, and more often if you have hard water. Replacement filters can be purchased in stores, by calling Cuisinart Consumer Service, or at www.cuisinart.ca
SETTING UP YOUR 12-CUP COFFEEMAKER
Perform an initial cleaning before making your first beverage. Follow these instructions, without adding coffee.
- Insert a charcoal water filter if you haven’t already.
- Fill the water reservoir.
- Make sure the carafe is in place.
- I f you haven’t already, plug the power cord into an independent outlet. Power the unit by pressing the power switch on side of the unit.
- Turn the function knob to BREW.
- Press the BREW button and allow the brew cycle to run.
- The one-time cleaning process is complete. Discard hot water. Your Coffeemaker is ready to use.
PROGRAMMING YOUR 12-CUP COFFEEMAKER
SETTING THE CLOCK
When the Coffeemaker is plugged in and the power switch is turned on, 12:00 will flash.
Turn the Function knob to CLOCK
Press the Hour and Minute buttons to select the desired time. Hold buttons down to scroll through the digits, or press and release to advance one digit at a time. When scrolling, the numbers will advance slowly and then speed up. When the number displayed approaches the desired time, press and release to advance one digit at a time.
Be sure the PM indicator is on if a PM time is desired. To finish setting the clock, turn the Function knob to any other setting or simply wait until the numbers stop blinking.
SETTING THE AUTO-ON TIME
When you turn the Function knob to PROG, the previously selected Auto On time or the default time (12:00) will flash.
- Turn the Function knob to PROG. Use the Hour and Minute buttons as above to program your start-brew time.
- Turn the Function knob to AUTO ON. Press the BREW/WARM button to activate the program. When you press BREW/WARM, the AUTO ON blue light will illuminate, indicating the AUTO ON function has been activated. LCD will display the current time.
- AUTO-ON brew cycle begins. The blue light around BREW will flash slowly when the brew cycle begins at the time you have selected. When the brew cycle ends, WARM will illuminate indicating the Keep Warm cycle. Lights will turn off when the Keep Warm cycle ends and BREW will come back on indicating the coffeemaker is ready for the next brew.
NOTE: To start brew time at the same time the next day, simply make sure the Function knob is at AUTO ON and press and release Brew/Warm button once more. The blue Auto On light will turn on.
SETTING THE AUTO-OFF TIME
Turn the Function knob to AUTO OFF
Use the Hour and Minute buttons as above to program your Coffeemaker to shut off from 0 to 4 hours after the brew cycle is finished.
SETTING THE CARAFE TEMPERATURE
Use this feature to control the temperature of the coffee in the pot. Turn the carafe TEMP knob to set your desired temperature to High, Medium, or Low.
- Insert charcoal water filter
Follow the directions for the preparation and insertion of the filter on page 8.
- Fill the water reservoir
Open the Coffeemaker reservoir cover by lifting it up. Pour in the desired amount of water, using the water level indicator located at the side of the Coffeemaker.
- Before brewing
Make sure the glass carafe is in position on the heater plate and the top cover is closed. Plug the cord into an electrical outlet.
- Set preferences
- a. Push the BOLD button if would like a stronger brew. The BOLD button will illuminate.
- b. Turn the Carafe Temperature dial to Low (L), Medium (M), or High (H), and the heater plate will keep coffee at the temperature you select.
- Add the ground coffee
Remove the filter basket by grasping the handle and lifting it straight up. Insert a #4 paper filter or permanent filter. Be sure that a paper filter is completely open and fully inserted in the basket. It may help to fold and flatten the seams of a paper filter beforehand. Add 1 level scoop of ground coffee per cup. Adjust the amount according to taste. NOTE: The maximum capacity for ground coffee is 15 tablespoons (221 ml) for this Coffeemaker. Exceeding this amount may cause overflow if the coffee is too finely ground.
Replace the filter basket in the filter basket holder and press firmly on the cover to be sure it closes securely.
- Brewing coffee
Turn the Function knob to BREW, press the BREW/WARM button, and the blue indicator light will flash slowly. Or, set the AUTO ON function (see page 9) and the Auto On indicator will light.
- After brewing
When the brewing cycle has been completed, coffee will continue to stream from the filter for several seconds. When streaming completely stops, five beeps will sound and you can now enjoy your coffee.
NOTE: Reservoir cover may be hot during and directly after brewing. Wait at least 10 minutes before opening.
BREW PAUSE™ FEATURE
This feature interrupts the flow of coffee from the basket to let you pour that first cup mid-brew. Because the flavor profile of coffee brewed at the start of a cycle differs from that brewed toward the end, be aware that using this feature will weaken the flavor strength of the finished pot.
NOTE: Removing the carafe for more than 20 seconds may cause filter basket to overflow.
12-CUP COFFEEMAKER CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Always turn the unit off and remove the plug from the electrical outlet before cleaning.
Lift up the Coffeemaker reservoir cover. Remove and discard the paper filter and ground coffee. The filter basket can be washed in warm, soapy water and rinsed thoroughly, or cleaned in the upper rack of the dishwasher. Dry all parts after use.
Do not put any water in the unit once the filter basket has been removed. Wipe the area under the filter basket with a damp cloth.
Remove the carafe from the heating plate. Discard any remaining coffee. The carafe and lid can be washed in warm, soapy water and rinsed thoroughly, or placed in a dishwasher. The carafe and carafe lid should be placed on the upper rack only.
Do not use any scouring agents or harsh cleansers on any part of the Coffeemaker. Never immerse the base unit in water or other liquids. To clean the base, simply wipe with a clean, damp cloth and dry before storing. Fingerprints and other blemishes on the housing can be washed off with soap and water or a nonabrasive cleaning solution.
Wipe the heater plate with a clean, damp cloth. Never use rough, abrasive materials or cleansers to clean the heater plate. Do not dry the inside of the water reservoir with a cloth, as lint may remain.
Maintenance: Any other servicing should be performed by an authorized service representative.
Descaling refers to the removal of calcium deposits that form over time on the metal parts of the Coffeemaker.
To Descale Your Coffeemaker
Depending on the mineral content of water in your area, calcium deposits (scale) may build up in your Coffeemaker. Though the scale is not toxic, it can affect performance. Descaling the Coffeemaker when the indicator signals it is time to do so will help protect the heating element and other parts that come into contact with water.
For optimal performance, descale Coffeemaker every 3 to 6 months. If calcium deposits build up faster, the CLEAN light will illuminate, indicating a 12-cup Coffeemaker should be descaled.
- Fill the water reservoir to capacity with a mixture of 1⁄3 white vinegar and 2⁄3 water.
- Press and hold the CLEAN button. When the CLEAN LED indicator flashes, the coffeemaker is in Clean mode.Release the button.
- When the cycle is completed, 5 beeps will sound and the coffeemaker will shut off.
- If the CLEAN indicator illuminates once more, repeat the cleaning procedure with a fresh solution of vinegar and water.
NOTE: One cleaning cycle is usually sufficient.
- When the CLEAN indicator remains off, run one cycle with a full reservoir of fresh, cold water to rinse the unit.
- Return the charcoal water filter to the holder inside the water reservoir and your coffeemaker is ready to brew!
Any other servicing should be performed by an authorized service representative.
SETTING UP YOUR SINGLE-SERVE COFFEEMAKER
Perform an initial cleaning before making your first beverage. Follow these instructions, without inserting a capsule.
- Insert a charcoal water filter if you haven’t already. Instructions on page 8.
- Remove the water reservoir from the unit.
- Fill the reservoir in the sink and put it back on the unit.
- If you haven’t already, plug the power cord into an independent outlet. Press the power switch on side of the unit to turn the unit on.
- Open and close the brew head. Do not add a capsule.
- Place the mug on the drip tray.
- Press the 10 oz. cup (295 ml) button. Light will flash slowly and the hot water will start to dispense momentarily.
- The one-time cleaning process is complete. Discard hot water. Your brewer is ready to use.
USING THE SINGLE-SERVE COFFEEMAKER
Follow the instructions in Setting Up Your Single-Serve Coffeemaker above.
- Remove the water reservoir to fill it.
- Add water into the 40-ounce (1.1 L) water reservoir. Replace on the unit.
- If not already turned on, press the power switch located on the side of your unit. Brew buttons will illuminate.
- Place the mug on the drip tray. The drip tray can be removed to accommodate travel mugs.
- Select a capsule.
NOTE: Do not remove the foil lid or puncture the capsule.
- Open the brew head and place a capsule in the brewing chamber. Close brew head. Caution: There are two sharp needles in the brewing chamber that puncture the capsule, one above and one below. To avoid the risk of injury, do not put your fingers in the capsule brewing chamber.
- Press the desired brew button [6, 8, or 10 oz. (170 ml, 235 ml or 295 ml)]. The beverage will start to dispense momentarily. The selected brew button will flash slowly while brewing.
NOTE: To cancel brewing, simply press the selected brew size once again and the brewing process will be stopped.
Caution: There is very hot water in the capsule chamber during the brewing process. To avoid the risk of injury, do not lift the handle or open the capsule chamber during the brewing process.
- Once fully dispensed, all lights will illuminate. Lift the handle, then remove and dispose of the used capsule. Close the brew head.
Caution: Capsule will be hot.
- Enjoy your cup of coffee! Your brewer is ready to use again.
NOTE: When Add Water light illuminates, no brewing can be done. Once you refill the reservoir, your unit is ready to brew.
The Add Water light will illuminate when water is below 10.5 ounces (310 ml). Simply fill the reservoir with water and continue to brew as usual.
BREWING WITH THE HOMEBARISTATM REUSABLE FILTER CUP
The Single-Serve Coffeemaker can be used with a reusable coffee capsule, which allows you to use your own ground coffee. Try the Cuisinart® HomeBarista™ Reusable Filter Cup included with your brewer for your favorite coffee or tea.
- Fill the filter basket within the reusable capsule with ground coffee, making sure not to fill past the max indicator. Adjust the amount to your personal preference. Do not tamp the grounds. Make sure there are no grounds remaining on the upper rim of the filter basket. Close lid.
Note: Max fills: 2.5 scoops or 15 grams.
- Remove the capsule holder from the brewing chamber by pulling it toward you.
- 2a. Drop the reusable coffee capsule into the brewing chamber. There is no need to snap it into place.
- 2b. Follow the brewing instructions on page 11.
NOTE: To cancel brewing, simply press the selected brew size once again and the brewing process will be stopped.
Caution: There are two sharp needles in the brewing chamber that puncture the capsule, one above and one below. To avoid the risk of injury, do not put your fingers in the brewing chamber.
- After brewing, raise the handle and remove the reusable coffee capsule. Use caution as the reusable coffee capsule will be hot.
- Replace the capsule holder, ensuring that the arrow on the capsule rim aligns with the arrow on the brewing chamber. Gently push the capsule holder to snap into place.
NOTE: This Coffeemaker is compatible with most reusable coffee capsules.
SINGLE-SERVE COFFEEMAKER CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
CLEANING EXTERNAL PARTS
We recommend regular cleaning of the Coffeemaker’s external components.
- Never immerse the Coffeemaker in water or other liquids. The housing and other external components may be cleaned with a soapy, damp, nonabrasive cloth.
- To remove the drip tray, simply slide it toward you, keeping it level at all times in order to prevent spills. The drip tray and drip tray plate are dishwasher safe. Do not clean the drip tray with cleansers, steel wool pads, or other abrasive materials.
CLEANING THE CAPSULE HOLDER
Caution: There are sharp needles that puncture the capsule above and below. To avoid the risk of injury, do not put your fingers in the capsule brewing chamber.
- The capsule holder is top-shelf dishwasher safe (use a low-temperature cycle). To remove, lift the handle to open the brewing chamber. Grasp the top of the capsule holder and pull up.
- Cleaning the Funnel – To remove the funnel from the capsule holder, hold the funnel in the left hand, twist the bottom away from you slightly, and pull away from the capsule holder to remove it. The funnel is top-rack dishwasher safe.
NOTE: The funnel may be tight the first few times you go to remove it; this is normal and will loosen with continued use.
- Cleaning the Exit Needle – The exit needle is located on the inside bottom of the capsule holder assembly. Should a clog arise because of coffee grounds, it can be cleaned using a paper clip or similar tool. Remove the capsule holder from the unit, then remove the funnel from the capsule holder and insert the paper clip into the exit needle to loosen the clog and push it out.
- Cleaning the Piercing Needle – The piercing needle is located on the inside of the brewing chamber. Should a clog arise because of coffee grounds, it can be cleaned using a paper clip or similar tool. Insert a paper clip to loosen the clog and push it out.NOTE: If the 6 oz. (170 ml), 8 oz. (235 ml) and 10 oz. (295 ml) buttons are flashing together, your unit has overheated. Please follow the instructions above to clean the piercing needle and resume use.
CLEANING THE HOMEBARISTATM
REUSABLE FILTER CUP
Simply dispose of coffee grounds, then hand-wash both the filter cup and filter, or clean on the top rack of the dishwasher.
CLEANING THE WATER RESERVOIR
It is normal over time for discoloration, spotting, or staining to appear in the water reservoir. Results will vary depending on the mineral content of the water used, but will not affect the operation of the brewer. However, be sure to clean the water reservoir regularly to minimize buildup. Clean inside the water reservoir with a damp, lint-free cloth as necessary.
Descaling Your Single-Serve Brewer Mineral content in water varies from place to place. Depending on the mineral content of the water in your area, calcium deposits or scale may build up in your Coffeemaker. Though the scale is non-toxic, it can hinder Coffeemaker performance. Descaling your Coffeemaker will help maintain the heating element and other parts that come in contact with water.
For optimal performance, descale your Coffeemaker every 3 to 6 months. It is possible for calcium deposits to build up faster, making it necessary to descale more often. When all the lights flash in sequence upon turning the unit on, this indicates the need to descale.
NOTE: Before descaling your Coffeemaker, remember to remove the charcoal water filter from the water filter holder located in the water reservoir. To begin, you will need the following:
- 13 oz. (380 ml) of distilled white vinegar
- 26 oz. (760 ml) of water
- 16 oz. (470 ml) ceramic mug or container (do not use a paper cup)
- Access to a sink
Step 1: First Vinegar Rinse
- Fill the water reservoir with 13 oz. (380 ml) of white vinegar and 26 oz. (760 ml) of water.
- Place the ceramic mug or container on the drip tray.
- Press and hold the 6 oz. (170 ml) and 8 oz.(235 ml) buttons for 2 seconds to start to descale function.
- Discard the contents of the mug into the sink.
- Repeat until ADD WATER light comes on.
- When the descaling is complete, all LED lights will be on.
- Discard any remaining diluted vinegar into the sink.
Step 2: Fresh Water Rinse
- Repeat Step 1 three times, using fresh water in place of vinegar.
- This will clean the Coffeemaker plumbing and remove any residual vinegar taste.
Any other servicing should be performed by an authorized service representative.
LIMITED THREE-YEAR WARRANTY
We warrant that this Cuisinart product will be free of defects in materials or workmanship under normal home use for 3 years from the date of original purchase. This warranty covers manufacturer’s defects including mechanical and electrical defects. It does not cover damage from consumer abuse, unauthorized repairs or modifications, theft, misuse, or damage due to transportation or environmental conditions. Products with removed or altered identification numbers will not be covered.
This warranty is not available to retailers or other commercial purchasers or owners. If your Cuisinart product should prove to be defective within the warranty period, we will repair it or replace it if necessary.
For warranty purposes, please register your product online at www.cuisinart.ca to facilitate verification of the date of original purchase and keep your original receipt for the duration of the limited warranty. This warranty excludes damage caused by accident, misuse, or abuse, including damage caused by overheating, and it does not apply to scratches, stains, discoloration or other damage to external or internal surfaces that does not impair the functional utility of the product.
This warranty also expressly excludes all incidental or consequential damages. Your Cuisinart product has been manufactured to the strictest specifications and has been designed for use only in 120-volt outlets and only with authorized accessories and replacement parts.
This warranty expressly excludes any defects or damages caused by attempted use of this unit with a converter, as well as use with accessories, replacement parts, or repair services other than those authorized by Cuisinart. If the appliance should become defective within the warranty period, do not return the appliance to the store. Please contact our Customer Service Centre:
Toll-free phone number: 1-800-472-7606
Address: Cuisinart Canada 100 Conair Parkway Woodbridge, ON L4H 0L2
Model: SS-15C SERIES To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your return, please enclose:
- $10.00 for shipping and handling of the product (cheque or money order)
- Return address and phone number
- Description of the product defect
- Product data code*/copy of the original proof of purchase
- Any other information pertinent to the product’s return
- The product date code can be found on the underside of the base of the product. The product date code is a 4 or 5-digit number. For example, 90630 would designate year, month & day (2009, June 30th).
Note: We recommend you use a traceable, insured delivery service for added protection. Cuisinart will not be held responsible for in-transit damage or for packages that are not delivered to us. To order replacement parts or accessories, call our Customer Service Centre at 1-800-472-7606. For more information, please visit our website at www.cuisinart.ca.
FAQs Cuisinart SS-15 Coffee Maker User Manual
The Cuisinart coffee maker is on for how long?
As you configure the clock, set the heat time range to 0 to 4. after configuration, press no more buttons. The coffee machine will shut off on its own.
Can you simultaneously utilize both sides of the Cuisinart coffee center?
No. Both tasks cannot be completed simultaneously. A: The two separate water reservoirs in this coffee shop actually have charcoal filters. They are compact and fit into handles designed for each machine, which extend down to the reservoir’s water entrance and into the tubes that connect to the brewing components.
Do Cuisinart coffee makers shut off on their own?
10-cup automatic coffeemaker from Cuisinart With programmable 24-hour brew start, auto-off, and 1-4 cup setting options, it handles all the work for you. It is equipped with a strong blade grinder that automatically grinds beans right before brewing. Set your alarm to go off with a pot of hot, tasty coffee already.
On my Cuisinart coffee center SS 15, how can I turn off the clean light?
The cleaning procedure has not entirely finished, which is the main cause of the clean light remaining on. To discharge water from a Cuisinart SS series appliance, simultaneously push the 8oz and 6oz buttons. The cleaning light frequently needs a correction like this.
How much coffee is in a cup, scoops?
Two tablespoons of coffee should roughly equal one level of the coffee scoop. Therefore, you must use one scoop for each cup of coffee if you want it to be strong. However. Use one scoop for every two cups of coffee if you like a weaker brew.
How does a Cuisinart coffee maker let you know when it’s finished?
Press “start” after turning the brew knob. The coffee maker will determine how this changes. The moment the coffee has finished brewing, the machine will beep. Take pleasure in your first coffee!
What results in the leakage of a Cuisinart coffee maker?
Your Cuisinart coffee maker may be leaking for one of the reasons listed below: The brew basket or carafe lid is clogged with coffee grounds or other debris, or the seals on the brew basket or carafe lid is broken. The carafe is not placed properly on the base. The brew basket is not seated properly on the carafe.
In a Cuisinart coffee machine, how much coffee should you put in?
For each cup, add 1 level scoop of ground coffee. Adapt the serving size to your preferences. NOTE: This coffeemaker can hold up to 15 teaspoons of ground coffee. If the coffee is too finely ground, going beyond this limit could result in an overflow.
Can you reuse the same filter coffee maker multiple times?
Avoid recycling coffee grounds. Generally speaking, we don’t advise recycling coffee grounds because it dilutes the flavor and may result in the coffee tasting more bitter than it should.
In a Cuisinart coffee maker, where do you put the water?
Fill the water tank. To open, raise the coffeemaker’s lid. Using the water level indicator on the side of the coffee maker, add the required amount of water to the water reservoir.
Pdf – Cuisinart SS-15 Coffee Maker User Manual
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