How To Use West Bend Coffee Maker

Are you find it difficult to use west bend coffee maker? don’t you know how to make coffee in west bend coffee maker? Are you don’t know how much coffee to add to your west bend coffee maker? You’re in the right place where we answer all these questions.

west bend coffee maker will quickly brew 1 cup per minute, so your guests won’t have to wait long to enjoy their coffee.

Need coffee for a crowd? Quickly brew up to 55 cups in this West Bend commercial urn. The UL-listed unit makes 1 cup per minute and features an aluminum body and brew basket secure-twist cover 2-way dripless faucet ready-serve light on/off switch and heat-resistant handles and base.

The urn is printed with simple instructions for use and comes with a scrub brush for speedy cleanup. Hand washes.

In this article we’ll show you how to use west bend coffee maker moreover we’ll show how to make coffee and espresso and cappuccino in west bend coffee maker (coffee center) and more things below…

How To Use West Bend Coffee Maker

How to use west bend coffee maker step-by-step

Step1.

With basket and stem removed.

1.  fill the coffeemaker with COLD water to the desired level using the cup markings on the inside of the coffeemaker as a guide.

  •  Do not make less than 12 or more than the maximum capacity of the coffeemaker at one time.

Step2.

1. Place the stem into the heating unit at the bottom of the coffeemaker, then put the basket on the stem.

2. Spread the recommended amount of ground coffee evenly into the basket.

3. Use regular electric perk grind coffee or coffee ground for all coffeemakers.

  • Do not use drip or finely ground coffee as flooding of the basket can occur.

Step3.

1. Turn the cover in place on the coffeemaker.

2. To reduce coffee spills, especially if the coffeemaker is tipped over:

  • make sure cover has been turned clockwise until it is completely secured in the handle slots. (Note the arrows on the cover for correct turning.)
  • The cover temporarily reduces coffee spilage if coffeemaker is tipped over, so care should be used when moving coffeemaker.

Step4.

1. Place coffeemaker on a dry, level surface.

2. Attach the cord to the coffeemaker and plug into a 120 volt AC electrical outlet ONLY.

Step5.

The coffeemaker stops perking automatically. (Each cup of coffee requires about 1 minute brewing time) Serving light will glow when coffee is ready. Before serving,

1. use a hot pad to remove the cover, then carefully remove stem and basket from coffeemaker as coffee and grounds are HOT.

2. If not removed, bitter oils from the coffee grounds will drip into the coffee.

3. Replace the cover making sure it is completely secured into the handle slots.

Step6.

Coffee will remain at serving temperature as long as the coffeemaker is connected to an outlet. (if you have an insulated coffeemaker, the sealed-air insulation will keep coffee hot for up to two hours without electricity.) To serve:

1. place cup and saucer under the faucet and press down on the handle. If a continuous flow is desired to fill a carafe.

2. lift the handle straight up until it locks into the open position.

3. When approximately one cup of coffee remains in the coffeemaker, disconnect from the outlet.

How to make more coffee in west bend coffee maker?

 If another pot of coffee is desired right away

1. Partially fill the coffeemaker with cold water to reset the thermostat.

2. Pour out the water.

3. Refill with cold water and repeat steps 1-6.

How to heat water for instant beverages in west bend coffee maker?

Plain water may be heated in your coffeemaker for use with instant beverages.

1. Simply fill the clean coffeemaker with cold water to the desired cup level, and then place the stem and empty coffee basket in place.

2. Using the stem and empty basket will heat the water more uniformly.

3. Secure cover in place and plug coffeemaker in.

4. Heat water until perking stops and serving light comes on.

5. Unplug the coffeemaker when less than 1 cup remains.

Note: Other than making coffee or heating water, no other liquid should be heated in the coffeemaker as damage to the heating unit can occur.

When the coffeemaker is used to heat water only, the metal inside will discolor which is normal and does not affect performance or the water heated in the coffeemaker.

How much coffee do you put in a West Bend coffee maker?

Water LevelAmount of Ground Coffee
12 cups1 cup
18 cups1 ¼ Cups
22 cups1 ½ Cups
24 cups1 ½ Cups
28 cups1 2/3 cups
30 cups1 ¾ Cups
36 cups2 Cups
42 cups2 ½ Cups

SPECIAL NOTE ON GRINDING COFFEE BEANS: If grinding your own coffee beans, grind to medium coarseness for best results.

  • DO NOT grind too fine (powderlike) as this can cause basket to flood.
  • Use standard measuring cups to measure coffee. Do not allow ground coffee to fall into stem.
  • The amount of coffee recommended will produce mild coffee, which most people prefer.

How to make coffee in west bend coffee maker (coffee center)

Step1. Place the appliance on a dry, level, heat-resistant surface, away from any edge.

Step2. With both switches in the “OFF” position, plug the cord into a 120 volt AC electric outlet only.

Step3. Swivel out the brew basket and place a #4 paper coffee filter into the brew basket.

Step4. Add the desired amount of coffee into the filter.

We recommend one measure (measuring spoon provided) of ground coffee for each cup of brewed coffee to start.

Step5. After using your coffeemaker a few times,

  • adjust the amount of coffee to suit your own taste.

NOTE: The coffee grind should be appropriate for a “drip” coffeemaker.

Do not use coffee that is ground to a powder-like consistency as this will prevent water from passing through the coffee and may cause hot water/coffee overflow.

Step6. Close the brew basket pushing in firmly until the basket touches the side of the coffee machine and the basket “clicks” into place.

If the brew basket is not closed properly, hot water/coffee may overflow.

NOTE: Make sure the filter is seated properly in the basket and does not fold over itself when closing the brew basket as this may cause hot water/coffee overflow or it may allow the water to bypass the coffee grounds producing a very weak coffee brew.

Step7. Open the hinged water reservoir and pour in the desired quantity of clean cool water for the number of cups you are brewing.

  • Never pour more water into the reservoir than the marked maximum level. For maximum flavor do not use warm or hot water to fill the reservoir.

Step8. Place the coffee carafe with the lid in position on the warming plate.

  • Make sure the coffee carafe sits flat on the inside circle of the warming plate.

NOTE: The lid of the carafe must be properly positioned on the coffee carafe. If the covered carafe is

not in place during the brewing process hot water/coffee may overflow.

Step9. Turn on the coffee machine by using the CAFFE on/off switch.

The indicator light will illuminate indicating that the brewing process has begun.

NOTE: As long as the red indicator light is illuminated, the coffee will be kept warm.

If the coffee carafe is removed before the end of the brew cycle, it must be returned properly to the warming plate so the coffee may continue to brew and to avoid hot water/coffee overflow.

Step10. Unplug the cord from the electrical outlet after use and allow the 3 in 1 Coffee Center to cool completely before cleaning.

How to make espresso in west bend coffee maker (coffee center)

The glass espresso carafe has markings for 2 and 4 cups: A cup of espresso is approximately 2 oz. and does not equal an 8 oz. measuring cup.

Use the espresso carafe markings for all of the following measurements.

• 2 cups of water = 2 cups of espresso.

• 4 cups of water = 4 cups of espresso.

Step1. Place the appliance on a dry, level, heat-resistant surface, away from any edge.

Step2. With both switches in the “OFF” position, plug the cord into a 120 volt AC electric outlet only.

Step3. Place the espresso filter basket into the filter holder.

Step4. Fill with the desired amount of ground espresso coffee. The filter basket is marked on the inside for 2 and 4 cups.

Step5. Press the coffee lightly and clear any excess coffee from the rim of the filter holder. This will assure proper fit to the brewing head. 

NOTE: Do not press coffee too tightly or fill more coffee than indicated by the four-cup marking into the filter basket. This may cause clogging or overflow.

Step6. Insert the filter holder into the appliance. 

Step7. To insert the filter holder:

  • line up the arrow located on the thumb guard of the filter holder with the arrow on the left side of the machine.
  • Flip thumb guard back and out of the way.
  • Raise the filter holder up into brewing head and turn the filter holder firmly to the right until it can go no further.

Step8. The arrow on the filter holder should be as far-right in the lock range as possible. If the arrow is not at least in the middle of the lock range.

  • remove the filter holder and insert it again as described above until the arrow is within the lock-range.

Step9. Open the hinged lid located on the top back of the coffee center and unscrew the boiler cap located inside by turning counterclockwise.

Fill the boiler chamber with cold water using the markings indicated on the glass espresso carafe.

NOTES:

  • Never pour water into the boiler chamber while the appliance is on if the tank is hot.
  • Never fill more than 10oz (300ml) of water into the boiler chamber. It is very important to fill only the amount of water you need into the boiler chamber.
  • Your coffee machine will always need to process all the water until the boiler chamber is empty.

Step10. Replace and secure the boiler cap by turning it clockwise.

  • Make sure the overflow grid and base are in place

Step11. Place espresso carafe lid on espresso carafe so the lid opening points towards the pouring spout of the carafe.

Step12. Place espresso carafe under the filter holder so the spout of the filter holder is positioned in the opening of a carafe.

  • Make sure the steam release valve is fully closed (clockwise). 

NOTE: To make espresso directly into two cups, clip the two-cup adapter onto the filter holder and make sure that the cups are placed directly underneath the spouts.

Step13. Turn the ESPRESSO switch to the “ON” position. It will take approximately 2

minutes for the water to be heated.

The water will then be forced through the ground coffee into the glass carafe or cups.

Step14. Wail until all the water in the boiler chamber has been used. Switch the ESPRESSO switch to the “OFF” position.

• Do not unscrew the boiler cap while the machine is in operation. Wait until the brewing cycle is completed and all water and steam have been used.

• Use caution when removing the filter holder, as the metal parts will still be hot. To remove the filter holder, turn the filter to the left, past the “lock” marking until the holder dislodges from the machine.

• Hold the thumb guard down while disposing of grounds to keep the filter in place.

How to make cappuccino in west bend coffee maker (coffee center)

• 3 cups of water = 2 cups of espresso, plus steam for frothing milk for Cappuccino.

• Maximum capacity (bottom of the metal band around the glass espresso carafe) = 4 cups of espresso, plus steam for frothing milk for cappuccino.

Step1. Follow steps 1-14 in the “Preparing Espresso” section.

NOTE: Do not start brewing until step 3 below.

Step2. Using stainless steel, ceramic or high-temperature glass pitcher.

Step3. fill with 4oz of fresh cold milk.

The pitcher should be wide-mouthed and fit under the steam wand. For best performance, the pitcher should be cool or chilled.

Step4. Turn the ESPRESSO switch to the “ON” position. It will take approximately 2 minutes for the water to be heated.

The water will then be forced through the ground coffee into the glass carafe or cups.

Step5. As soon as the espresso has filled the espresso carafe to the foam mark on the carafe, you can start frothing the milk.

Submerge the tip of the frothing nozzle halfway into the pitcher of milk.

NOTE: Do not open the steam release valve before submerging the steam nozzle into the milk or the milk will splashback.

Step6. Turn the steam release knob counterclockwise to release steam into the milk.

Step7. Keep the pitcher slightly tilted so that you can always see the position of the nozzle when you froth the milk.

The frothing nozzle should be below the surface of the milk but not so far as to allow the top of the frothing nozzle into the milk.

Your milk will begin to froth immediately. As the froth rises.

Step8. keep lowering the pitcher so that the tip of the frothing nozzle is always just slightly beneath the surface of the rising foam.

Step9. When the milk has doubled in volume insert the frothing nozzle deeper into the milk in order to heat the milk.

 If using a beverage thermometer the ideal temperature of the milk when finished is 150-170ºF or 66º-77ºC.

NOTE: Do not allow the milk to boil. You know this has happened if there is a sudden growth in

the milk and large bubbles start to form on the surface of the milk.

Step10. Close the steam release knob by turning it clockwise while the nozzle is still immersed in the milk.

This will avoid splattering of the hot milk. If you prefer a “stiff” froth, let the frothed milk stand for a minute.

Step11. Allow the espresso to finish brewing. Move the espresso switch to the “OFF” position.

Step12. Pour the espresso into a cup large enough for the espresso/frothed milk combination.

Step13. Add the steamed milk and spoon to the frothed milk.

• Do not unscrew the boiler cap while the machine is in operation. Wait until the brewing cycle is completed, all water and steam have been used and the machine is switched off.

• Use caution when removing the filter holder, as the metal parts may remain hot for some time.

• Thoroughly clean the steam wand and frothing nozzle after each use to ensure satisfactory and trouble-free frothing.

How to use steam plug in west bend coffee maker (coffee center)

Step1. Switch both the Espresso and Caffe switches to the “OFF” position.

  • Make sure your 3 in 1 Coffee Center is cool enough to handle and the pressure has been released.

Step2. Insert the steam build-up plug into the filter holder then insert the filter holder into the appliance.

Step3. To insert the filter holder:

  • line up the arrow located on the thumb guard of tie filter holder with the arrow on the left side of the machine.
  • Raise the filter holder up into brewing head and turn the filter holder firmly to the right, until it can go no further.

Step4. The arrow on the filter holder should be as far-right in the lock range as possible. If the arrow is not at least in the middle of the lock range.

  • remove the filter holder and insert it again as described above until the arrow is within the lock-range. 

Step5. For steam only, do not fill the glass espresso carafe above the 2-cup marking.

  • Fill the boiler chamber with cold water.
  • Have your frothing pitcher with 4oz of fresh cold milk ready to heat.

Step6. Place glass espresso carafe with lid under filter holder and turn the espresso switch to the “ON” position.

Step7. Open the steam release knob immediately.

Step8. Immerse the frothing nozzle halfway into the frothing pitcher filled with milk. It will take approximately 30 – 60 seconds after turning the machine on for the steam to come out from the steam nozzle.

Step9. Keep the pitcher slightly tilted so that you can always see the position of the nozzle when you froth the milk.

The frothing nozzle should be below the surface of the milk but not so far as to allow the top of the frothing nozzle into the milk.

Your milk will begin to froth. As the froth rises, keep lowering the pitcher so that the tip of the frothing nozzle is always just slightly beneath the surface of the rising foam.

Step10. When the milk has doubled in volume:

  • insert the frothing nozzle deeper into the milk in order to heat the milk.

NOTES:

If using a beverage thermometer the ideal temperature of the milk when finished is 150-170ºF or 66ºC-77ºC.

Do not allow the milk to boil. You know this has happened if there is a sudden growth in the

milk and large bubbles start to form on the surface of the milk.

Step11. When finished, close the steam release knob by turning it clockwise while the nozzle is still immersed in the milk. This will avoid splattering of the hot milk. If you prefer a “stiff” froth, let the frothed milk stand for a minute.

Step12. Move the espresso switch to the “OFF” position.

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NOTES: If you did not need all the water for steaming, proceed as follows:

1. With the machine off, release the remaining steam pressure into

another container.

2. Do not close the steam release knob before all steam is released.

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