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Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Trio 2-Way Coffee Maker Manual

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Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Trio 2-Way Coffee Maker

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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 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 filled, 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. 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.
  9. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.
  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. Do not place the coffee maker on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
  14. The carafe is designed for use with this coffee maker. It must never be used on a range top or in a microwave oven.
  15. Do not set a hot carafe on a wet or cold surface.
  16. Do not use a cracked carafe or one with a loose or weakened handle.
  17. Do not clean the carafe with cleansers, steel wool pads, or other abrasive materials.
  18. 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.
  19. To disconnect the coffee maker, turn the controls 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. The warming plate may remain hot after the coffee maker is turned off.
  21. WARNING! To avoid hot water spraying from the piercing needle, do not lift the lid during the brewing process.
  22. Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  23. Scalding may occur if the lid is removed during the heating cycle.
  24. 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.
  25. Do not place the coffee maker in a cabinet when in use.
  26. CAUTION! Cut Hazard: Removable single-serve pod holder contains a sharp needle. Use caution when handling.
  27. CAUTION! Cut Hazard: The piercing needle is sharp. Use caution when cleaning.

Electrical Shock Hazard:
This appliance is provided with a polarized plug (one wide blade) to reduce the risk of electric shock. The plug fits only one way into a polarized outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the plug by modifying the plug in any way or by using an adapter. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, have an electrician replace the outlet.

Parts and Features

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Trio 2-Way Coffee Maker 1

  1. Carafe Side Lid
  2. Carafe Water Reservoir (with markings for measuring)
  3. Brew Basket
  4. Swivel Shower Head
  5. Control Panel
  6. Carafe
  7. Warming Plate
  8. Removable Cup Rest/Storage Container
  9. Cord Storage
  10. Funnel
  11. Single-Serve Lid Latch
  12. Removable Single-Serve 56 oz. Water Reservoir with Removable Lid
  13. Removable Single-Serve Brew Basket for Ground Coffee with Hinged Lid and Handle
  14. Gray Removable Single-Serve Pod Holder with Handle
  15. Gray Removable Needle Holder with Black Seal
  16. Piercing Needle
  17. Black Seal
  18. Single-Serve Side Lid

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

How to Brew a Single-Serve Pod

Burn Hazard.
If overflow occurs, unplug and allow the coffee maker to cool. To avoid hot coffee overflowing:

  • Fully insert cup or travel mug on cup rest.
  • Do not lift the lid during the brewing process.
  • Use an appropriately sized cup or travel mug for your brew size.
  • If the brew cycle is stopped early, the coffee must be drained. Return the cup or travel mug to the cup rest. Press the BREW NOW I/ Button. Failure to drain the cup or travel mug can cause the next cup brewed to overflow.

Cut Hazard.
The removable single-serve pod holder has a sharp needle. The piercing needle on the underside of the lid is also sharp. Use caution when handling. Cut Hazard. The removable single-serve pod holder has a sharp needle. The piercing needle on the underside of the lid is also sharp. Use caution when handling.

NOTES:

  • If the Lid is opened after the BREW NOW I/ or CARAFE ( ) button is pressed, discard the contents of the cup or travel mug. Discard used pod. Add the new pod and press the BREW NOW I/ button to restart the brewing cycle.
  • Use only cold water in the Reservoir. Do not use hot water.
  • Do not reheat coffee in the machine.
  • Do not use creamer or nondairy creamer in the Reservoir.
  • After brewing hot cocoa single-serve pods, immediately brew a water-only cycle without a single-serve pod to avoid the possibility of clogging the Piercing Needle.
  • Press the BREW NOW I/ button again to stop brewing mid-cycle.
  • If the brew indicator light flashes three times, the Lid is not closed. Lower Lid until it clicks to lock. Press the BREW NOW I/ button.
  • Do not brew coffee without Removable Needle Holder locked into place.
  1. Lift the Single-Serve Water Reservoir and remove the Lid. Add water to at least the MIN fill line (15 oz. [444 ml]) or the MAX fill line (56 oz. [1.65 L]). Add the Lid and place the Water Reservoir on to Coffee Maker.
  2. Plug into an outlet. Press the SINGLE ( ) button if not selected.
  3. Press CUP SIZE button and select
  4. 8, or 10 oz for best flavor.
  5. Lift the Lid Latch until the Lid stays in place.
  6. Place Gray Removable Single-Serve Pod Holder in Funnel.
  7. Place a pod into a Single-Serve Pod Holder. Do not remove the foil.
  8. Close the Lid and snap it in place to pierce the single-serve pod.
  9. Press the BREW STRENGTH button to select Regular or Bold.
  10. Use the Cup Rest for a cup or mug and remove the Cup Rest for a travel mug.
  11. Press the BREW NOW I/ button to start brewing. The brew indicator light will light up to show that the Coffee Maker is brewing.
  12. As the machine is brewing the display will show the volume of coffee dispensed.
  13. Coffee Maker will shut off automatically when brewing is complete.
  14. Unplug.
  15. Single-Serve Pod Holder should be rinsed after every use.

How to Brew Single-Serve Ground Coffee

Burn Hazard.
If overflow occurs, unplug and allow the coffee maker to cool. To avoid hot coffee overflowing:

  • Fully insert cup or travel mug on cup rest.
  • To avoid overflow, keep ground coffee below the MAX fill line.
  • Do not lift the lid during the brewing process.
  • If the brew cycle is stopped early, the coffee must be drained. Return the cup or travel mug to the cup rest. Place a mug on the cup rest. Press the BREW NOW I/ button. Failure to drain the cup or travel mug can cause the next cup brewed to overflow.

Cut Hazard.
The piercing needle on the underside of the lid is sharp. Use caution when handling.

NOTES:

  • Use only cold water in the Reservoir. Do not use hot water.
  • Do not reheat coffee in the machine.
  • Do not use creamer or nondairy creamer in the Reservoir.
  • Do not use hot cocoa powder or mix in Brew Basket.
  • If finer ground coffee is used, coffee will continue to drip after the light has gone off.
  • Press the BREW NOW I/ button again to stop brewing mid-cycle.
  • If the brew indicator light flashes three times, the Lid is not closed. Lower Lid until it clicks to lock. Press the BREW NOW I/ button.
  • Do not brew coffee without a Removable Brew Basket in place.
  • If you have sediment from coffee, add a #1 paper cone coffee filter to the Removable Brew Basket.
  • Do not brew coffee without Removable Needle Holder locked into place.
  1. Lift the Single-Serve Water Reservoir and remove the Lid. Add water to at least the MIN fill line (15 oz. [444 ml]) or the MAX fill line (56 oz. [1.65 L]). Add the Lid and place the Water Reservoir on to Coffee Maker.
  2. Plug into an outlet. Press the SINGLE ( ) button if not selected.
  3. Press the CUP SIZE button and select 6, 8, 10, 12, or 14 oz.
  4. Lift the Lid Latch until the Lid stays in place.
  5. Open the Brew Basket Lid; then place the Removable Brew Basket on the countertop.
  6. Add ground coffee to the Removable Brew Basket: 3 tablespoons (15 g) maximum.
  7. Close Brew Basket Lid. Place Brew Basket in Funnel.
  8. Close the Lid and snap it in place to latch the Lid closed.
  9. Press the BREW STRENGTH button to change strength to Bold, if desired.
  10. Use the Cup RfocustheCthe up Rest for a travel mug.
  11. Press BREW NOW I/ button to start brewing. The brew indicator light will light up to show that the Coffee Maker is brewing.
  12. As the machine is brewing the display will show the volume of coffee dispensed.
  13. Coffee Maker will shut off automatically when brewing is complete.
  14. Unplug.
  15. Single-Serve Pod Holder should be rinsed after every use.

How to Brew a Carafe

Burn Hazard.
If filter basket overflow occurs, unplug the coffee maker and allow the coffee in the filter basket to cool before removing the filter basket. To avoid hot coffee overflowing:

  • When using decaffeinated coffee, do not exceed the coffee manufacturer’s recommended serving amount. Use only the carafe supplied with your unit or its exact replacement.
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  2. Lift lid. Rotate the Swivel Shower Head over the Water Reservoir and remove the Brew Basket.
  3. Place a basket-style paper filter in the Brew  Basket
  4. For each cup of coffee, place 1 tablespoon (5 g) of coffee into the filter. Maximum capacity is 60 g for up to 12 cups.
  5. Fill the Carafe with up to 12 cups of cold water and pour it into the Carafe Water Reservoir.
  6. Plathe the Brew Basket into the holder and lower Lid. The showerhead will go back into place when the Lid is lowered.
  7. Press the CARAFE ( ) button.
  8. Place Carafe, with its lid attached, on the Warming Plate.
  9. Press BREW STRENGTH button to change strength to Bold, if desired.
  10. Press the BREW NOW I/ button to start brewing. The brew indicator light will light up to show that the Coffee Maker is on.
  11. Press the BREW NOW I/ button to tit turn off.
  12. Unplug.
  13. The Brew Basket and Carafe should be rinsed after every use.

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 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 (5g) 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 FTheilter Brew Basket to overflow.
  • Make sure your Coffee Maker is clean. See the “Care and Cleaning” section.

Care and Cleaning

General Cleaning

  1. Unplug and allow to cool.
  2. 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 “SANI” setting when washing in the dishwasher. “SANI” cycle temperatures could damage your product.
  3. Wipe the outside of the Coffee Maker with a soft damp cloth.

Clogged Needle

  1. Unplug and allow to cool.
  2. Remove the Gray Removable Needle Holder in the Lid by turning counterclockwise from the locked icon ( ) to the unlocked icon ( ).
  3. Bend a small paper clip. The tip of the paper clips through the hole of the Piercing Needle and up into the shaft of the Piercing Needle to ensure the grounds have been removed.
  4. To replace the Gray Removable Needle Holder, insert a tab between the lock icon  ( ) and the unlock icon ( ) and turn clockwise to lock.

Troubleshooting –

The coffee Maker will not brew/coffee dispense.

  • Piercing Needle may be clogged. Always remove the Gray Removable Needle Holder. Clean Piercing Needle in Lid of Coffee Maker as shown on page 9.
  • Mineral deposits have formed. Clean Coffee Maker following directions in the Care and Cleaning section.
  • Too little water. Need 15 oz. (444 ml) or more.

Bubbles in the reservoir indicate high pressure. One of the following occurred.

  • The lid opened during brew or after FIL H2O error. Don’t open the lid during brewing and keep the lid closed for 1 minute after the FIL H2O error.
  • Needle clogged. Follow the “Clogged Needle” instructions on page 9.
  • Grounds basket loaded with too much fine-grind coffee. Use a lesser amount of ground coffee. 3 tablespoons (44 ml) is the maximum amount of grounds to brew.

Longer than normal brew time.

  • A bold brewing cycle takes longer to brew to produce a rich, full-bodied cup of coffee.
  • Mineral deposits can build up in the pump of your Coffee Maker. Periodic cleaning of the inside of the unit is recommended. More frequent cleaning may be necessary, depending on the hardness of your water. See the “Care and Cleaning” section. NOTE: Do not disassemble the unit.

If using a paper filter:

  • Coffee grounds between the paper filter and Brew Basket.
  • The paper filter is not open and in the proper position.
  • Rinse the Brew Basket before inserting the paper filter so the edges will remain pressed against the sides of the Basket.
  • Poor-quality paper filter.

Coffee is not brewing or the unit will not turn on.

  • The is carafe not positioned on the Warming Plate.
  • The Water Reservoir is empty.
  • The unit is unplugged.
  • Power outage.
  • Power surge. Unplug; then plug the unit back in.
  • The clock requires reset after a power outage.
  • THE BREW NOW I/ button was not pressed. Press the BREW NOW I/ button.

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 H z 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 foregolimtionibe may not a Toymakemmake makwarrantyrany claim, and do not return this appliance to the store. Please write Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., Customer Service Department, 4421 Waterfront Dr., Glen Allen, VA 23060, or visit hamiltonbeach.com/customer-service in the U.S. or hamiltonbeach.ca/ customer-service in Canada. For faster service, locate the model, type, and series numbers on your appliance.

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