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Hamilton Beach 14 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker User Manual

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Hamilton Beach 14 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach 14 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or injury to persons, including the following:

  1. Read all instructions.
  2. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they are closely supervised and instructed concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  3. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. Children shall not make cleaning and user maintenance without supervision. Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
  4. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs. Care must be taken, as burns can occur from touching hot parts or spilled, hot liquid.
  5. To protect against electric shock, do not place a cord, plug, or coffee maker in water or other liquid.
  6. Unplug from the outlet when either the coffee maker or clock is not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning the appliance.
  7. The coffee maker must be operated on a flat surface away from the edge of the counter to prevent accidental tipping.
  8. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.
  9. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged supply cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Supply cord replacement and repairs must be conducted by the manufacturer, its service agent, or similarly qualified persons to avoid a hazard. Contact Customer Service for information on examination, repair, or adjustment as outlined in the Limited Warranty.
  10. Use only the carafe provided with the appliance.
  11. Do not use outdoors.
  12. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter or touch hot surfaces, including the stove.
  13. The carafe is designed for use with this coffee maker. It must never be used on a range top or in a microwave oven.
  14. Do not set the hot carafe on a wet or cold surface.
  15. Do not use a cracked carafe or one with a loose or weakened handle.
  16. Do not clean the carafe with cleansers, steel wool pads, or other abrasive materials.
  17. Be certain the carafe lid is securely in place during the brew cycle and when pouring coffee. Do not use force when placing the lid on the carafe.
  18. Do not place the coffee maker on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
  19. To disconnect the coffee maker, press the power button to OFF ( ) and then remove the plug from the outlet. To unplug, grasp the plug and pull from the outlet. Never pull from the power cord.
  20. Scalding may occur if the lid is lifted during the brewing cycle.
  21. WARNING: Risk of Fire or Electric Shock. Do not remove the bottom enclosure. No user-serviceable parts inside. Repair should be done by authorized service personnel only.
  22. Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  23. Keep warm plate may remain hot after the coffee maker is turned off.
  24. Do not place the coffee maker in a cabinet when in use.

Carafe Safety Tips

  • Do not use a cracked Carafe or a Carafe having a loose or weakened handle.
  • This Carafe is designed to be used only on the Keep Warm Plate of your Coffee Maker. Do not use on a gas or electric range top, or in a microwave or conventional oven.
  • To avoid breakage, handle the Carafe with care. Avoid impact. Glass will break as a result of impact. Use care when filling with water to avoid hitting the faucet.
  • Do not place the hot Carafe on a cool or wet surface. Allow to cool before washing or adding liquids.
  • Do not set the empty Carafe on a hot heating surface.
  • Do not clean with steel wool pads, abrasive cleansers, or any other materials that may scratch.
  • Do not place your hands inside the Carafe. When handling, be careful if wearing any hand jewelry, especially diamond rings. Jewelry can scratch the glass, which increases the possibility of breakage.
  • Do not bump, scratch, or boil dry.
  • Discard the Carafe if it is cracked, scratched, or heated while empty for an extended period.
  • To avoid accidents, do not pour in the direction of people.
  • If stirring in the Carafe, use only wooden, plastic, or rubber utensils. Do not use metal utensils.
  • Follow the above safety precautions carefully to avoid serious burn injuries which may result if breakage occurs while Carafe holds heated liquids.

Parts and Features

Hamilton Beach 14 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker 1

  1. Removable Mesh Filter Basket with Light and Measurement Window (holds #4 cone paper filter)
  2. Removable Brew Basket
  3. Glass Carafe
  4. Coffee Maker Lid
  5. Filter Basket Holder
  6. Display
  7. LED Control Panel
  8. Keep Warm Plate
  9. Water Filter (optional)
  10. Removable Water Reservoir with Hinged Lid and Handle

Hamilton Beach 14 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker 2

How to Make Coffee

Before first use
Wash all removable parts in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry. Brew one cycle with water and discard the water.

  1. Lift Lid. Align the Measurement Window of the Mesh Filter Basket with the Light of the Filter Basket Holder.
  2. Add the desired amount of coffee grounds to the Mesh Filter Basket. OR Remove The esh Filter Basket and set it aside. Add a #4 cone-style paper filter to the Filter Basket.
  3. For each cup of coffee being made, place one level tablespoon (5 g) of coffee into the filter.
  4. Lift Hinged Lid. Using the Handle, remove the Water Reservoir. Add water to at least the Min fill line (10 oz. [295 mL]) or the Max fill line (70 oz. [2.07 L]). Lower the Lid and slide the Water Reservoir into place on the Coffee Maker.
  5. Place Carafe, with the carafe lid attached, on the Keep Warm Plate.
  6. Plug into an outlet.
  7. Press the (brew strength) button until the desired option is selected: Classic, Bold, Robust, or 1–4 Cups, if brewing a smaller amount of coffee.
  8. Press the Power (ON [I]/OFF [ ]) button to start brewing coffee.
  9. Pause ’N Serve: This feature allows you to pour a cup of coffee before the entire brew cycle has been completed. By removing the Carafe, the flow of coffee will temporarily stop. The flow of coffee will resume when Carafe is returned to the Keep Warm Plate. Do not remove Carafe for longer than 20 seconds or Filter Basket may overflow.
  10. Press the Power (ON [I]/OFF [ ]) button when finished. Unplug.
    NOTE
    If the Coffee Maker is not turned off manually, it will automatically shut off in 2 hours, or after selecting Keep Warm time.

How to Set Time

  1. When plugged in, the unit will flash 0:00. Press the (time) button and release. Time Set will be displayed and hour will flash.
  2. Press and hold ( (time) button to scroll through hours. When the desired hour is reached, hours will flash three times and switch to minutes.
  3. Press and hold the (time) button to scroll through minutes. When desired minutes are reached, hours will flash three times and time will be set.

How to Set Auto Brew

  1. Press and hold the (program) button to enter the auto brew time set.
  2. Press and hold the (time) button to scroll through hours. When the desired hour is reached, hours will flash three times and switch to minutes.
  3. Press and hold the (time) button to scroll through minutes. When desired minutes are reached, hours will flash three times and time will be set.
  4. Once the time is set, Auto Brew mode will be turned on. will be visible on the screen. Press the (program) button on the Control Panel to toggle it on and off.

How to Set Keep Warm Temperature and Time

  1. Press (Keep Warm Temperature) to change the keep warm temperature.
  2. Press and hold (Keep Warm Time) to change keep warm time. Keep warm time can be set from 0 to 4 hours in 10-minute increments. The default keep warm time is 2 hours.

Best-Tasting Coffee Tips

  • All coffees are made from either arabica beans robusta beans, or some combination of both. Arabica beans are slightly more expensive but tend to produce better-tasting coffee.
  • Ground coffee will become stale much faster than whole beans. If buying preground coffee, choose a package with the latest expiration date or purchase a smaller quantity.
  • If grinding whole beans, set your coffee grinder on a fine/medium grind. This will yield the best-tasting grounds. Try to use freshly ground coffee within about a week of grinding.
  • Using a water filter, filtered water, or bottled water will yield better-tasting coffee than tap water.
  • Use approximately 1 tablespoon (5 g) of grounds for each cup of coffee being made. To avoid overflow, use slightly less grounds (3/4 tablespoon [4 g]) when brewing decaf or flavored coffees. Also, be aware that using coffee that is ground too finely may also cause the Filter Basket to overflow.
  • Make sure your coffee maker is clean. See “the Care and Cleaning” section.

Care and Cleaning

  1. Remove optional Water Filter, if using.
  2. Pour 1 pint (2 cups [473 mL]) white vinegar into Water Reservoir.
  3. Press the Power (ON [I]/OFF [ ]) button to begin the brew cycle. Press the button again after 30 seconds and wait 30 minutes. Press the button again, then press once more when finished.
  4. Run 2–3 more brew cycles with clean water only. Allow to cool between cycles.
  5. Hand wash all removable parts in hot, soapy water; rinse and dry, or wash in the TOP RACK only of the dishwasher. DO NOT use the “SANITIZE” setting when washing in the dishwasher. “SANITIZE” cycle temperatures could damage your product.
  6. Unplug. Wipe the outside of the Coffee Maker with a damp cloth and dry it. Do not use abrasive cleansers or sponges, which will damage the Coffee Maker finish.

Troubleshooting

Filter Basket overflows or coffee brews slowly

  • Bold and Robust settings allow for slower brewing to optimize a bold coffee flavor.
  • Excessive amounts of ground coffee. Reduce the amount of ground coffee, or select a Bold or Robust setting for slower brewing.
  • Decaffeinated and/or coffee grounds too finely can cause overflow. Use slightly less ground when brewing decaffeinated, flavored, or finely ground coffee. Or, use medium ground coffee.
  • The Coffee Maker needs cleaning.
  • The Pause ‘N Serve function was used. Return the Carafe to Keep the Warm Plate within 20 seconds and make sure the Carafe is in place to return to brewing

Coffee grounds between the paper filter and Filter Basket

  • The paper filter is not open and in the proper position. Before adding grounds, check the placement of the filter. Fold the bottom of the cone filter under to ensure the filter comes to the top of the Removable Filter Basket, or rinse the Filter Basket before inserting the paper filter so the paper will remain pressed against the IDs of the basket.
  • Poor quality paper filter.

Coffee tastes bad

  • The Coffee Maker needs cleaning.
  • Coffee ground too coarsely or too finely. Use medium-ground coffee.
  • Coffee-to-water ratio unbalanced. Adjust for personal preference.
  • Poor coffee quality and freshness.
  • Poor water quality. Use filtered or bottled water.

Limited Warranty

This warranty applies to products purchased and used in the U.S. and Canada. This is the only express warranty for this product and is instead of any other warranty or condition.  This product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for five (5) years from the date of original purchase in Canada and one (1) year from the date of original purchase in the U.S. During this period, your exclusive remedy is the replacement of this product or any component found to be defective, at our option; however, you are responsible for all costs associated with our returning a product or component under this warranty to you.

If the product or component is unavailable, we will replace it with a similar one of equal or greater value. This warranty does not cover glass, filters, wear from normal use, use not in conformity with the printed directions, or damage to the product resulting from accident, alteration, abuse, or misuse. This warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser or gift recipient. Keep the original sales receipt, as proof of purchase is required to make a warranty claim. This warranty is void if the product is used for other than single-family household use or subjected to any voltage and waveform other than as specified on the rating label (e.g., 120 V ~ 60 Hz).

We exclude all claims for special, incidental, and consequential damages caused by breach of express or implied warranty. All liability is limited to the amount of the purchase price. Every implied warranty, including any statutory warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is disclaimed except to the extent prohibited by law, in which case such warranty or condition is limited to the duration of this written warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other legal rights that vary depending on where you live.

Some states or provinces do not allow limitations on implied warranties or special, incidental, or consequential damages, so the foregoing limitations may not apply to you. To make a warranty claim, do not return this appliance to the store. To make a warranty claim, do not return this appliance to the store. Please write Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., Attn: Consumer Affairs, 261 Yadkin Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387, or visit hamiltonbeach.com/customer-service in the U.S. or hamiltonbeach.ca/customerservice in Canada. For faster service, include the model, type, and series numbers on your appliance.

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