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Hamilton Beach 46200 12 Cup Compact Programmable Drip Coffee Maker Manual

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Hamilton Beach 46200 12 Cup Compact Programmable Drip Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach 46200 12 Cup Compact Programmable Drip Coffee Maker


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 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 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. Call the provided customer service number for information on examination, repair, or adjustment.
  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 a 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, turn the controls to OFF ( ) and then remove the plug from the wall outlet. To unplug, grasp the plug and pull from the outlet. Never pull from the power cord.
  20. Warning! To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not remove the bottom cover. No user-serviceable parts are inside. Repair should be done by authorized service personnel only.
  21. Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  22. The keep-warm plates may remain hot after the coffee maker is turned off.
  23. 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 cleanser, 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

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How to Make Coffee

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  1. Plug into an outlet. To set time, press and pulse the HOUR Button until the desired hour is reached. Press and pulse the MIN Button to increase minutes. The set time will show on the display.
  2. Lift the Lid to add water. Fill the Carafe with cold water.
  3. For each 5-ounce cup of coffee being made, place one level tablespoon of ground coffee into the filter.
  4. Align Brew Basket with basket holder and close Lid.
  5. For stronger coffee, press the BREW STRENGTH Button to select BOLD or press again to select REGULAR.
  6. Press the BREW NOW Button to turn on the Coffee Maker. The button will illuminate red when brewing and BREWING will be on display.
  7. When brewing is finished, press the BREW NOW/Power (I/ ) Button to turn it off. Unplug.

Brewing Chart

Measurements can vary based on the type of coffee being used or the desired strength.

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  1. Press and hold the DELAY BREW Button. Next, press and pulse the HOUR Button to set the desired brewing hour in the AM or PM.
  2. Press and pulse the MIN Button to increase and set minutes. Set time will display constant. Release the DELAY BREW Button and the current time is displayed.
  3. Press and release the DELAY BREW Button again to start programming. DELAY BREW Button will illuminate green until brewing begins at the set time.

Tips for Best-Tasting Coffee

  • 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 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 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 of grounds for each cup of coffee being made. To avoid overflow, use about 1/3 less ground when brewing decaf or flavored coffees.
  • Make sure your coffee maker is clean. See the “Care and Cleaning” section.

Care and Cleaning

  1. Unplug the Coffee Maker.
  2. The carafe, Carafe Lid, and Filter Basket are dishwasher-safe in TopRack Only or wash parts in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry.
  3. Wipe the outside of the Coffee Maker with a soft damp cloth and dry. Do not use abrasive cleaners, as they will scratch the finish.
  4. For easy storage, insert the Carafe Handle into the Carafe Handle Storage and stuff the cord into the Cord Storage opening.

How to Use Clean Notification

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If the unit is always plugged in after 30 cycles “CLEAN” will illuminate on display. Follow the directions for “Care and Cleaning.” “CLEAN” will remain in the display during the next 2 brew cycles. “CLEAN” will then disappear from the display and the brew cycle counter will reset.

How to Replace the Water Filter (optional accessory)

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Filter Basket overflows or coffee brews slowly

  • Decaf coffee used or grounds were too fine. Brew with decaffeinated coffee on BOLD by pressing BREW STRENGTH.
  • Excessive amounts of coffee. Reduce the amount of coffee in a Filter Basket lined with an 8–12 cup paper basket-style filter.
  • The carafe is not securely placed on the Keep-Warm Plate. Place the Carafe directly in the center of the Keep-Warm Plate.
  • The carafe was removed during brewing for more than 20 seconds and not placed securely back on the Keep-Warm Plate. Return the Carafe to the KeepWarm Plate in 20 seconds or less.
  • The Coffee Maker needs cleaning. See “Care and Cleaning.”
  • The paper basket-style filter is not spread open and in the proper position. Rinse the Filter Basket before inserting the paper filter so the edges will remain pressed against the sides of the Basket. Do not use a poor-quality paper filter.

Coffee not brewing/unit will not turn on

  • The Water Reservoir is empty. Fill the Water Reservoir with cold water to the desired level.
  • The unit is unplugged. Plug the unit into an electrical outlet. Follow the directions for “How to Make Coffee.”
  • Power outage or power surge. Unplug; then plug the unit back in. The clock requires to be reset.

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 repair or replacement of this product or any component found to be defective, at our option; however, you are responsible for all costs associated with returning the product to us and our returning a product or component under this warranty to you. If the product or component is no longer available, 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., 120V ~ 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. Please call 1.800.851.8900 in the U.S. or 1.800.267.2826 in Canada or visit hamiltonbeach.com in the U.S. or hamiltonbeach.ca in Canada. For faster service, locate the model, type, and series numbers on your appliance.

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