Are you find it difficult to use black decker coffee maker? Is this the first time you try to use black decker coffee maker? Are you wondering how to use the features in the black decker coffee maker such as auto clean…
you’re in the right place where we’ll answer all these questions and o and how to use black decker coffee maker step-by-step.
With a black decker coffee maker, you can brew your daily coffee fast, also it has QuickTouch Programming buttons that make it easy to set the 24-hour auto brew feature and shave some time off of your morning routine.
With a black decker coffee maker, you can easily clean your machine without difficulty.
All of the things that we mentioned above you’ll find the answer of them below so please follow and check the steps and instructions below:
How to use black decker coffee maker step-by-step
Step1. Before first use
• Wash removable parts as instructed in CARE AND CLEANING.
• Pour fresh cold water up to the 12 MAX mark.
• Place basket-style paper filter into the removable filter basket.
• Place basket into filter basket holder.
• Plug cord into a standard electrical outlet.
• Brew water through the appliance without adding coffee grounds. This removes any dust or residue that may remain in the system during the manufacturing process.
• Discard water and paper filter.
• Turn off the appliance, unplug and allow to cool down.
Step2. Set the clock
1. Plug appliance into a standard electrical outlet.
2. The digital clock display flashes 12:00 A.M.
3. To set the time: Press the HOUR button until the correct time appears on display. The small dot in the top left corner of the digital display indicates P.M.
4. Press the MIN button to select minutes.
Note: If the unit is unplugged or power is interrupted even momentarily, the time will need to be reset.
Step3. Brewing coffee
1. Open the one-piece cover.
2. Fill the water reservoir with cold tap water.
3. Use lines on side of the reservoir as a guide.
- Do not fill with more than 12 cups of water.
Important: If too much water is added it will leak from the back of the coffeemaker.
4. Place a paper filter into the filter basket.
5. Add ground coffee (we suggest 1 heaping tablespoon per cup).
6. Place filter basket in place.
7. Close one-piece cover securely.
8. Place brew-thru lid on the empty carafe, making sure it is in the down position. Then set the carafe on the carafe plate.
Note: Coffee may overflow if the brew-thru lid is not properly aligned.
9. Plug cord into an outlet.
10. Press the ON/OFF button (indicator light to the left of the HOUR button will illuminate) and brewing begins.
The “Keep Hot” carafe plate will keep the coffee warm for two hours or until the ON/Off button is pressed.
11. When coffee grounds are cool, carefully remove and discard used grounds and filter.
12. To turn off the coffeemaker at any time press the ON/OFF button (indicator light to the left of the HOUR button will turn off).
13. Unplug appliance when not in use.
14. Press tab on carafe lid to pour coffee.
Step4. Use sneak-a-cup feature
Remove the carafe and brewing is paused. The carafe must be placed back on the carafe plate in 30 seconds to prevent overflow. Brewing begins again.
Step5. Set auto brew time
1. Press the PROG button. The AUTO light (small dot in the bottom left corner of the digital display) flashes several times. Digital clock displays 12:00.
2. Quickly press the HOUR button then the MIN button to select the time you would like automatic brewing to begin (for example, 7:15 A.M. Make sure the P.M. light is not on.)
3. Press the AUTO button, holding it down until the AUTO light stops flashing. The digital display changes to the time of day.
4. To check preset auto time:
- Press the PROG button and preset auto time is displayed.
- Press the AUTO button to reactivate the timer.
5. To cancel Auto Brew function/
- Press the ON/OFF button.
Step6. Clean the machine
1. Make sure your coffeemaker is unplugged and cool.
2. Remove filter basket.
3. Discard used paper filter and coffee grounds.
4. Wash filter basket and carafe in the dishwasher (top-rack) or by hand in hot, soapy water.
5. Wipe outside of coffeemaker, control panel, and carafe plate with a soft, damp cloth. Note: Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads.
- Never immerse the coffeemaker in water.
6. To clean the inside of the cover, open the cover and leave it in the open position; wipe with a damp cloth.
Step7. Clean the machine with vinegar
Note: With regular use, minerals and hard water can clog your coffeemaker. A full cleaning with vinegar is recommended once a month.
1. Pour white vinegar into the water reservoir up to the 6-cup mark on the water window.
2. Add cold water up to the 10-cup mark.
3. Put a paper filter in the filter basket and close the cover.
4. Set empty carafe on the carafe plate.
5. Turn on the coffeemaker.
6. Let half the cleaning mixture brew into the carafe (until the level is around 5).
7. Turn off the coffeemaker and let it soak for at least 15 minutes 4.
8. Turn on the coffeemaker again and brew the remaining cleaning mixture into a carafe.
9. Turn off coffeemaker; empty carafe and discard paper filter.
10. Fill the reservoir with cold water to 11-cup line; replace carafe on carafe plate and then turn on coffeemaker for a complete brewing cycle to flush out remaining cleaning mixture.
You may want to repeat this step to completely remove the vinegar smell/taste.
11. Wash filter basket and carafe as instructed in CLEANING.
How to use auto-clean feature on black and decker coffee maker?
1. In the carafe combine by filling the (cup with number 6) icon with white vinegar, then adding to the (cup with number 10) icon with cold water.
2. Pour into the water reservoir.
3. Place an 8 to 12 cup basket-style paper filter in the filter basket.
4. Place basket into filter basket holder.
5. Close filter basket cover.
6. Make sure the lid of the carafe is closed and place the empty carafe on the carafe plate.
7. Plug the power cord into an outlet.
7. Turn the serving control dial to the position.
8. Press CLEAN to activate the cleaning cycle; the word CLEAN is displayed.
9. Part of the mixture will brew through.
10. Remaining mixture will be held in the coffeemaker for 30 minutes before completing its brew through.
Note: The entire cleaning cycle will take 45–60 minutes to complete.
11. When the coffeemaker completes the AUTO CLEAN cycle, it shuts off automatically.
12. Brew freshwater through appliance following instructions given in GETTING STARTED before brewing coffee again.
When should I use Auto Clean in black decker coffee maker?
After every 60 brews, the word “CLEAN” will be displayed and blink. This notifies you it is time to run the Auto Clean™ system.
“CLEAN” will be displayed until you run the Auto Clean™ system.
If you would like to clean your coffeemaker before 60 brew cycles, you may do so by following the steps below.
How to descale black decker coffee maker With Auto Clean?
Over time, calcium deposits or “scale” may build up in your brewer. Scale is non-toxic but if the scale is not cleaned regularly, your machine may not brew properly or even permanently cease to function.
Regularly descaling your brewer helps to maintain quality coffee as well as the lifespan of the heating element, and other internal parts that come in contact with water throughout the brewing process.
To make the de-scaling process as effortless as possible, an Auto Clean™ system has been programmed into your coffeemaker.
How to use black and decker single-serve coffee maker?
Step1. Brewing coffee with loose ground coffee
1. Lift cover. Pour cold water up to the Max fill line in the water reservoir (unless using the instructions in the following note)
Note: If desired, before placing the mug on the mug rest
- remove the lid from the travel mug
- add sweetener, cream, or milk to the mug before brewing.
- replace the lid before placing the mug on the mug rest.
If using this tip do not fill the reservoir to the Max line; leave space in the reservoir to allow for room in the mug once the coffee is brewed.
2. Place the filter basket into the filter basket holder at the top of the coffeemaker with the handle to the left and the center notch resting securely at the center back.
3. Place the permanent filter into the filter basket with the handle to the right until it rests securely in the filter basket.
4. Add ground coffee (we recommend approximately 3 tablespoons). Close the cover.
5. Place thermal travel mug with the lid securely in place on the mug rest directly under the filter basket opening.
6. Press the Start switch; the power indicator light illuminates.
The coffeemaker and power indicator light turn off automatically when brewing is finished.
7. Allow the coffee to finish dripping from the unit before removing your travel mug.
Note: There will be slightly less coffee in your travel mug than the amount of water added, as the grounds absorb some of the liquid.
Tip: Your coffeemaker can also be used to brew hot water for other hot beverages such as tea, hot chocolate, instant oatmeal, and soups.
To brew hot water and avoid coffee flavor, remove the permanent filter and basket and follow the brewing process (without adding grounds)
Step2. Brewing coffee with soft pods
1. Lift cover. Pour cold water up to the Max fill line in the water reservoir (unless the following Note after step 1 in brewing coffee with loose coffee grounds ).
2. Place one soft pod (70 mm) in the filter basket. Place the second soft pod in the permanent filter; we recommend 2 soft pods for 16 ounces.
4. Place the thermal travel mug with the lid securely in place on the mug rest directly under the filter basket opening.
5. Press the Start switch; the power indicator light illuminates. The coffeemaker and power indicator light turn off automatically when brewing is finished.
6. Allow the coffee to finish dripping from the unit before removing your travel mug.
Note: If the Start switch is on even if is pressed before plugging the cord and the indicator light illuminates as soon as the cord is plugged in.
1. Be sure the coffeemaker is off and cooled.
2. Open the cover.
3. remove the permanent filter and filter basket (lift straight up) and discard the grounds or soft pods.
4. Clean as follows: filter basket, permanent filter, thermal traveler mug, and mug lid are all top rack
dishwasher-safe; or they may be hand-washed in warm, soapy water.
5. The coffeemaker’s exterior may be cleaned with a soft damp cloth.
6. To clean inside of cover:
- open the cover allowing it to rest in the open position.
- Pull the showerhead to release from under the tab and wipe the surface with a clean damp cloth.
- After cleaning, insert the showerhead back.
Step4. Cleaning with vinegar
Mineral deposits left by hard water can clog your coffeemaker. Cleaning is recommended once a month. Excessive steaming or a prolonged brewing cycle is a sign that a cleaning is needed.
1. Fill the mug about ¹⁄ ³ full with white vinegar and then to the MAX line cold water and pour into the water reservoir.
2. Place the mug on the mug rest.
3. Press the Start switch and let the cleaning solution brew through until the unit shuts off automatically.
4. Repeat the process using a new solution; do not reuse the first solution.
5. Use the mug to fill the reservoir with cold water and brew the plain water to flush out any remaining solution. You may have to repeat the plain water cycle to remove any remaining vinegar taste.
6. Wash and dry the permanent filter, filter basket, lid, and mug as instructed in CLEANING.
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