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Starfrit 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker User Manual

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Starfrit 12-cup Drip Coffee Maker

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To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, serious personal injury, and/or property damage:

  • Do not touch hot surfaces. Always use the handle while it is in use. Use protective oven mitts or gloves to avoid burns or serious personal injury.
  • To protect against electric shock, do not immerse the power cord, plug, or product in water or expose it to other liquids.
  • Keep the product out of the reach of children and pets. This product is not intended for use by children. Close adult supervision is necessary when any appliance is used near children.
  • Unplug the appliance from the electrical outlet before cleaning and when not in use. Allow to cool down completely before assembling, disassembling, relocating, or cleaning the appliance.
  • Do not operate the product if it has a damaged power cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Do not attempt to examine or repair tthis productyourself. Please call the customer service number provided in this user manual.
  • Do not leave the product unattended while it is in use. Always unplug the product from the electrical outlet when not in use.
  • To disconnect, switch the appliance to “OFF” and then remove the plug from the outlet. Pull directly on the plug – do not pull on the power cord.
  • Take proper precautions to prevent burns, fire, or personal or property damage as this appliance generates heat and steam during use.
  • Do not plug or unplug the product into/from the electrical.
  • Use the product in a well-ventilated area.
  • Keep the product away from curtains, clothing, dishtowels, or other flammable materials.
  • Do not use attachments not recommended or sold by the product manufacturer.
  • This product is intended for indoor, non-commercial use in cooking or heating food items for human consumption. Do not use it outdoors or for any other purpose.
  • Do not allow the power cord to hang (e.g., over the edge of a table or counter) or touch hot surfaces.
  • Do not place the product on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven or microwave oven.
  • Always place the product on a flat, level, stable surface – it is not recommended to use the appliance on temperature-sensitive surfaces.
  • Connect the power plug to an easily accessible outlet so that the appliance can be unplugged immediately in the event of an emergency.
  • Do not use the appliance for anything other than its intended use.


  • Do not use a cracked carafe or a carafe that has a loose or weakened handle.
  • This carafe is designed to be used only on the keep-warm plate of your Starfrit 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 your faucet.
  • Do not place the hot carafe on a cool or wet surface. Allow it to cool before washing or adding liquids.
  • Do not set an 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 hand inside a carafe. When handling, be careful if you are wearing any hand jewelry, especially diamond rings. Jewelry can scratch the glass, increasing the risk 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 burns which may result if breakage occurs while the carafe contains hot liquids.


This appliance is equipped with a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). As a safety feature to reduce the risk of electrical shock, this plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this feature or modify the plug in any way. If the plug fits loosely into the AC outlet or if the AC outlet feels warm, do not use that outlet.
A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.


  • Minimize the risk of overheating by using the shortest UL or ETL-listed cord possible.
  • The marked electrical rating must be at least as great as that of the product.
  • Never use a single extension cord to operate more than one appliance.
  • Arrange the longer cord so that it will not drape over a countertop or tabletop where it can be tripped over, snagged, or pulled on unintentionally (especially by children).
  • DO NOT alter the plug. DO NOT attempt to defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.

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Remove all parts & accessories and dispose of packaging. Check that all accessories are complete and the unit is not damaged. Add water into the water tank to the maximum level and brew water several times without coffee powder, then discard the water. Clean all detachable parts thoroughly with warm water.


  • Open the top lid and fill the water tank with drinking water. The water level should not exceed the MAX level as indicated on the water gauge. B. Place the funnel into the funnel support, and make sure it is assembled correctly, otherwise the top lid cannot be closed. (Fig. 1)starfrit 12-cup drip coffee maker 3
  • Place a permanent filter in the funnel. (Fig. 2)starfrit 12-cup drip coffee maker 4
  • Add ground coffee to filter paper or a permanent filter. Usually, 1 level tablespoon of medium ground coffee requires 1 cup of water for each cup of brewed coffee. However, you can adjust according to personal taste.
  • Insert the carafe on the warming plate horizontally.
  • Plug the power cord into the outlet. If you want to adjust the coffee strength, you can press the “STRENGTH” button once, and its corresponding indicator will light up in orange. The unit will then brew thicker coffee. If you do not want to adjust the coffee strength, follow the below operations.
  • Press the button, its indicator will light up in red and the appliance will start working.
    During the brewing process, the “PROGRAM”, “DELAY BREW”, “HOUR” and “MINUTE” functions are invalid.
  • The brewing process can be interrupted by pressing the button at any time, the indicator light will extinguish indicating your coffee maker is turned off The appliance will continue brewing once the button is pressed again.
    You can take out the carafe, pour, and serve at any time. The appliance will stop dripping automatically for a maximum of 30 seconds.
  • Remove the carafe to serve when brewing is complete (about one minute after the coffee stops dripping out.)
    The volume of coffee you get will be less than the water you have added, as some water is absorbed by the coffee grounds.
  • If you do not want to serve immediately after brewing is complete, keep the coffee maker ON and the coffee will be kept warm in the warming plate. The appliance will shut off automatically 120 minutes after the button has been activated if the unit has not been manually disconnected after brewing. For a better coffee taste, serve just after brewing.
  • Always turn the coffee maker off and disconnect the power supply when not in use.
    Pay close attention when serving coffee. Once the brewing is over, the coffee’s temperature will be very high. Avoid hand contact to prevent burning.

This coffee machine can delay brewing by up to 24 hours. To delay brewing, follow steps A to F of the “HOW TO MAKE COFFEE” section. Then, follow the below steps to activate the automatic delayed start function:

  • To set the current clock time, press the HOUR and MINUTE buttons. NOTE: The time cycle is 24 hours.
  • Press the PROGRAM button, the indicator will light up in green and flash. This means the coffee maker has entered the presetting time state. Set the desired brewing time by pressing the HOUR and MINUTE buttons repeatedly.
  • Press the DELAY BREW button, the indicator will light up in green. The LCD screen will display the current clock time. NOTE: You may cancel the automatic start function by pressing. If you want to change the automatic start time, follow steps B-C once more.
  • When the delayed time is reached, the indicator will light up in red and the appliance will start brewing.
  • If you do not want to serve immediately after brewing is complete, keep the coffee maker ON and the coffee will be kept warm in the warming plate. The appliance will shut off automatically 120 minutes after the has been activated if the unit has not been manually disconnected after brewing. For a better coffee taste, serve it just after brewing. NOTE: During the brewing process, the “PROGRAM”, “DELAY BREW”, “HOUR” and “MINUTE” buttons are invalid.


Be sure to unplug this appliance before cleaning. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse the cord, plug, or unit in water or any other liquid. After each use, always make sure the plug is first removed from the wall outlet.

  1. Clean all detachable parts after each use in hot sudsy water.
  2. Wipe the exterior surface of the unit with a soft, damp cloth to remove stains.
  3. Water droplets may build up in the above area of the funnel and drip onto the product base during brewing. To control the dripping, wipe off the area with a clean, dry cloth after each use.
  4. Use a damp cloth to gently wipe the warming plate. Never use an abrasive cleaner.
  5. Assemble all parts and put them aside for next use.


Mineral deposits left by hard water can clog your coffee maker. Cleaning is recommended once a month.

  • Pour white vinegar into the water reservoir up to the 6-cup line on the water window. Add cold water up to the 10-cup line.
  • Put a filter paper in the filter basket and close the cover. Set the empty carafe on the warming plate.
  • Turn on the coffeemaker and let half the cleaning solution brew into the carafe (until the water level goes down to around “5”). Turn off the coffeemaker and let it soak for at least 15 minutes to soften the deposits.
  • Turn on the coffeemaker and brew the remaining cleaning solution into the carafe.
  • Turn off the coffeemaker; empty the carafe and discard the soiled filter.
  • Fill the reservoir with cold water to the 12-cup line, replace the empty carafe, and then turn on the coffeemaker for a complete brew cycle to flush out the remaining cleaning solution. You may have to repeat this to eliminate the vinegar smell/taste.
  • Wash the filter basket and carafe as instructed in CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE.


  1. Make sure to clean the coffee maker as specified in the “CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE” section. Always use fresh, cold water in the coffee maker.
  2. Store unused ground coffee in a cool, dry place. After opening a package of ground coffee, reseal it tightly and store it in the refrigerator to maintain its freshness.
  3. For a better-tasting coffee, buy whole coffee beans and finely grind them at home before brewing.
  4. Do not reuse coffee grounds, this will greatly hinder the coffee’s flavor. Reheating coffee is not recommended as coffee is best consumed immediately after brewing.
  5. Oiliness may occur more frequently if heavily roasted coffees are used.
  6. Stir coffee in a carafe before serving to evenly distribute the flavor.
  7. Coffee that is poured during the brewing cycle may vary in strength from the finished brew.
  8. For a special occasion, whip some heavy cream with 1 or 2 tablespoons of hazelnut, chocolate, or almond liqueur. Use to top off each cup of coffee.
  9. Keep your coffeemaker scrupulously clean; you will be pleased with the flavor.


This warranty covers any defects in materials and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of the original purchase. Please retain your original receipt as proof of the purchase date. Any complaints must be registered within the warranty period. The product will be repaired, replaced (parts including blades or entire appliance), or refunded at our sole discretion. Shipping charges may apply.

This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting from any of the following:
Negligent use or misuse of the product including failure to clean the product regularly, use for commercial purposes, accident, use on improper voltage or current, and use contrary to the operating instructions, disassembly, repair, or alteration by anyone other than a STARFRIT authorized service agent.

Decisions as to the cause of damage are the responsibility of Starfrit. All decisions will be final.


FAQS About Starfrit 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker

How much coffee does the Starfrit 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker brew at once?

The Starfrit 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker can brew up to 12 cups of coffee at a time, making it suitable for households or offices with multiple coffee drinkers.

Does the coffee maker have programmable features?

Yes, many models of the Starfrit 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker come with programmable features such as a delayed start timer, allowing you to set it to start brewing at a specific time.

Is the coffee maker easy to clean?

Generally, yes. The coffee maker usually comes with a removable filter basket and a non-stick hot plate, making cleaning relatively simple.

Can I use paper filters with this coffee maker?

Yes, you can use paper filters with the Starfrit 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker, though some models may also come with a permanent, reusable filter.

How long does it take to brew a full pot of coffee?

Brewing times may vary slightly depending on the model and specific features, but typically, it takes around 10-15 minutes to brew a full pot of coffee.

Does the coffee maker have an automatic shut-off feature?

Yes, many models of the Starfrit 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker come with an automatic shut-off feature that turns off the machine after a certain period of inactivity, usually around 2 hours.

What type of carafe does the coffee maker come with?

The Starfrit 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker usually comes with a glass carafe with a sturdy handle for easy pouring.

Is the coffee maker compatible with single-serve pods or K-Cups?

No, the Starfrit 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker is designed for use with ground coffee only and is not compatible with single-serve pods or K-Cups.

Can I adjust the strength of the coffee with this machine?

While specific models may have different features, generally, the Starfrit 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker does not offer adjustable brewing strength.

What is the warranty on the coffee maker?

The warranty period may vary depending on the retailer and specific model, but typically, the Starfrit 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker comes with a limited warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship for a certain period, such as one or two years.

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