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Technivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer User Manual

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Technivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer

Technivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer

Important Safeguards

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: 

  • Check to see if the voltage of the machine matches your main voltage. The machine must be plugged into a socket with safety ground.
  • Place the machine on a flat surface in a frost-free room.
  • Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  • Do not place cords, plugs, or brewer in water or other liquids.
  • This machine is not fit for use by people (including children) with physical, mental, or sensory disabilities, or a lack of knowledge or experience unless supervised or instructed regarding the use of this machine by a person who is responsible for their safety.
  • Unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
  • Do not operate the brewer with a damaged cord or plug or if the brewer malfunctions or is damaged in any way. Return the appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
  • Using an accessory not recommended by the manufacturer may cause injury or fire.
  • Do not use outdoors.
  • Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter or touch a hot surface.
  • Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a  heated oven
  • To disconnect, turn the power control to the “off” position, then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
  • Do not use the appliance for any purpose other than its intended use.
  • Do not remove the brew basket or carafe while brewing.
  • Do not pour any liquids other than water or recommended cleaning products into the water reservoir.
  • Always place the lids in the correct position as shown in the descriptive image. Scalding may occur if any of these parts are removed during brewing cycles.
  • Unwrap the coffee maker with care and remove all packaging materials. Keep packaging (plastic bags and cardboard) out of reach of children.
  • WARNING: Do not remove the bottom panel of the brewer; doing so will void the warranty. No user-serviceable parts inside. Repair must be done by authorized personnel only.


Glass Carafe

  • The glass carafe is designed for use with this appliance.
  • Do not set a hot carafe on a cold surface. Never place the carafe over
  • open flame or hot range cooktop or other heat source.
  • Do not use a cracked carafe or a carafe with loose handles.
  • Do not clean the carafe with abrasive cleansers, steel wool pads, or similar materials.
  • Never place the carafe in an oven or microwave.
  • Not Dishwasher safe.

Thermal Carafe

  • Do not use the thermal carafe for storing dairy products or baby food, as these will curdle if kept hot for a longer period.
  • Do not use carbonated beverages.
  • Do not transport the carafe in a horizontal or upside-down position as it can lead to leakage. Use the special transport lid.
  • Do not drink directly from the thermal carafe! Liquid from the carafe may be very hot.
  • Never place the thermal carafe onto a hot/warm cooking ring, gas cooker, or other heat sources.
  • Never place the carafe in an oven or microwave.
  • Do not clean the carafe with abrasive cleansers, steel wool pads, or similar materials.
  • Not Dishwasher safe.

Before You Use
Before using your new coffee brewer for the first time, or if the machine has not been used for some time, we recommend first rinsing the water receptacle. Fill the coffee brewer with cold water and operate it once or twice without any coffee.

Power Supply Cord
The short power supply cord is provided to reduce risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. If an extension cord is used, the marked electrical rating of the extension cord must be at least as great as the rating of the coffee brewer. The extension cord must be a grounding type 3 cord. The extension cord should be arranged so it doesn’t drape over the counter or tabletop where it can be pulled over by children or tripped over.

Environmental Recommendations

  • Please discard the filter and coffee grounds by disposing of them in an organic waste container or compost heap. If not available, you may dispose of filters and grounds in normal household waste.
  • For environmental concerns, please recycle responsibly.



Technivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer 1

The model shown is the Moccamaster KB-741AO. The features of your Moccamaster may differ slightly.


Hot-Plate Temperature Switch

  • Glass carafe models: The hot-plate temperature switch is explained with a full circle and a ½ circle which maintains a holding temperature between 175-185° F degrees. Models without selection switch automatically hold at 180° F.

Locking the footplate in place

  • Tilt the coffee brewer backward slightly.
  • Hook the footplate’s vertical rim into the cut-away opening, then lower the brewer. The footplate is now locked in place.
  • Place the thermal carafe on the footplate, so it presses the white button on the inner base.

Destratification Tube

  • The glass carafe with the destratification tube lid and the thermal carafe “Brew-Thru-Lid” make stirring the coffee unnecessary before serving resulting in a warmer, pre-mixed brew.


  • Scientifically designed for minimum heat loss and maintains perfect temperature while brewing.
  • Mix coffee automatically while brewing.
  • Simply brew and pour—do not remove the lid.
  • Easy to clean.

Directions For Use

  1. The power switch should be in the off position.
  2. Position the 9-hole outlet arm as shown in the diagram. Attach snuggly to the silicone gasket at the top of the cool water reservoir.
  3. Fill the cool water reservoir to the desired level, with fresh filtered or bottled cool water. Replace the cool water reservoir lid.  The reservoir is marked with the number of European cups: 4 oz. each.
  4. Place filter in brew-basket.  Place a standard #4 white paper filter into the brew basket.
  5. Add the appropriate amount of coffee.  For a full 10 cups, we recommend 7-level scoops (2 Tbsp each). The SCAA-approved industry standard for the perfect cup is 2 tablespoons to every 6 oz. of water.  We caution against the use of a gold mesh reusable filter; they tend to retain coffee oils and clog very quickly, resulting in an overflow of the brew basket and filter.
  6. Place the brew basket on the bracket, position outlet arm over the center ofthe brew basket. For manual adjust brew-basket models, adjust the slide to the open position.
    The brew basket will overflow in a closed position. Replace brew-basket lid.
    Scalding may occur if any of these parts are removed during the brew cycle.
  7. Carafe placement:  Place the glass carafe, with lid, on the hot plate. Place the thermal carafe, with the “brew-thru-lid” in the brew position beneath the brew-basket bracket. (The carafe should be placed to depress the white button). We recommend warming the thermal carafe with hot water before use.
  8. Switch the power switch to the “on” position.
  9. The brewing process will quickly begin; water will be brought to a boil, rising through the brewer across the outlet arm and into the brew basket. The brew process is complete in 4 – 6 minutes.
  10. We recommend disposing of coffee grounds once the brew cycle is complete.
  11. The brewer should be switched off after use.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Basic Cleaning

  • Clean the brewer regularly with a moist cloth and wipe dry. After each use, hand wash the carafe and brew-basket with mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly. The carafe is not dishwasher safe. Thermal carafe coffee oil stains may be removed by placing a small amount of dishwasher detergent and water in the carafe and allowing it to soak overnight or we recommend the use of Cleancaf® by Urnex®.
  • Do not submerge the brewer in liquid.

Descaling Your Brewer

  • Your coffee maker must be descaled regularly to maintain optimal performance.
  • When mineral deposits build up in the heating element of your Technivorm Moccamaster, it can clog the water flow and affect the brew temperature and saturation time. If not descaled regularly, the brewer can stop working.
  • Descaling products are designed to break down the lime scale and mineral buildup inside your brewer to ensure consistent brewer functionality and great coffee. We recommend the use of Dezcal™ by Urnex® for descaling your brewer.
  • Vinegar may not effectively descale your brewer and can be difficult to thoroughly rinse. Vinegar may also leave behind an odor that could affect future brews.
  • Technivorm Moccamaster recommends descaling your brewer every 100 cycles (easily remembered after every box of 100-count filters) or a minimum of every 3 months.
  • Cleaning powders are designed to remove coffee oils from the brew basket, carafe, etc.
  • After descaling, run two brew cycles with water.

Anti-Frost Protection and Extended Storage Guidelines

  • Turn the brewer off and remove the electrical plug from the outlet.
  • Remove the 9-hole outlet arm.
  • Empty any remaining water within the brewer by holding it upside down over the sink.
  • Replace the 9-hole outlet arm before using the brewer again.

Trouble Shooting

The following table provides solutions for problems you may encounter as you use your Technivorm Moccamaster. If you do not find a solution to your specific problem, or the problem persists after troubleshooting, please contact Technivorm-Moccamaster Customer Service at 1.855.662.2200.

Technivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer 2

Replacement Parts


  • Thermal Carafe for K and C modelsTechnivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer 3
  • Glass Carafe for K and KB modelsTechnivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer 4
  • Thermal Carafe for KBTS modelsTechnivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer 5
  • Glass Carafe for KBG modelsTechnivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer 6


  • Cool Water Reservoir Lid for all K modelsTechnivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer 7
  • Glass Carafe Lid with Destratification Tube for KBG modelsTechnivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer 8
  • Cool Water Reservoir Lid for all C modelsTechnivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer 9
  • Glass Carafe Lid with Destratification Tube for KB modelsTechnivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer 10


5-Year LIMITED Warranty
This Technivorm Moccamaster, except carafe, is warranted by TechnivormMoccamaster USA to be free from defects in materials and workmanship existing at the time of manufacture and appearing within one of the following warranty periods: Five (5) years from the date of original purchase of a NEW BREWER. One (1) year from the date of purchase of a REFURBISHED BREWER. If the brewer is proved defective upon inspection by Technivorm-Moccamaster USA, it will be repaired or replaced, at the Technivorm-Moccamaster USA option, without charge to the customer. If the replacement product is provided, it will assume the remaining warranty of the original product as described above. This Warranty does not apply to any defect arising from a buyer or user’s misuse of the product, negligence, lack of descaling, failure to follow Technivorm’s instructions, negligent handlimodificationtior on, alteration repair not authorized by Technivorm-Moccamaster USA. If you choose to have someone other than an authorized service center service your brewer, THIS WARRANTY WILL AUTOMATICALLY BECOME NULL AND VOID. Any liability is expressly limited to an amount equal to the purchase price paid and all claims for special, incidental, or consequential damages are hereby excluded.

Unless otherwise specified, Technivorm-Moccamaster USA makes no other warranty of any kind, expressed or implied as to the merchantability or fitness of any product for any particular purpose. Technivorm-Moccamaster USA expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions not stated in the limited warranty. Technivorm-Moccamaster USA is not liable for any claim made by a third party or made by you for a third party; the Technivorm warranty extends only to the original purchaser and is not transferable to anyone who obtains ownership of the product from the original purchaser at any time. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

The warranty is valid only with the original proof of purchase receipt. If you believe your product is defective, return it to your point of purchase (withintfirstirst 30 days) or call Technivorm-Moccamaster Customer Service at 1.855.662.2200 and request Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA). Send brewer postage pre-paid, along with proof of purchase and a letter explaining the nature of the claimed defect to  Technivorm-Moccamaster USA Inc., 100 Montgomery Street, Suite 1080, San Francisco, CA 94104 USA. Please keep all packing materials and the original packing box to protect your brewer, should you need to transport it for service. KEEP ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT AS PROOF OF PURCHASE FOR WARRANTY PURPOSES.


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