Note: We recommend changing the water filter
every 60 days or 60 uses – more often if you
have hard water.
Replacement water filters can be purchased in
stores, by calling customer service, or through
the Cuisinart website.
NOTE: Caution must be used when inserting
the charcoal filter. Improper placement in the
holder can cause tearing of the filter skin.
3. Fill the water reservoir:
When filling the coffeemaker with water,
refer to the carafe height markings and fill to
the desired number of cups. Be sure to add
a small amount of extra water to account for
the amount of water lost in wetting the
grounds and lost as steam during the
4. Add the ground coffee:
Remove the filter basket by grasping the
handle and lifting straight up, and then place
it on the countertop. Insert a #4 paper filter
or permanent filter. Be sure that the paper
filter is completely open and fully inserted
in the basket. It may help to fold and flatten
the seams of a paper filter beforehand.
Add the desired amount of ground coffee,
corresponding to the number of cups being
brewed. Many coffee bars and the Specialty
Coffee Association of America recommend
adding 2 rounded tablespoons of coffee
per 6 ounces of water. Some coffee
manufacturers recommend using
1 tablespoon per cup. We recommend
using 1 tablespoon of ground coffee per
cup, but use more or less to suit your taste.
NOTE: The maximum capacity for
ground coffee is 15 tablespoons for this
12 cup coffeemaker. Exceeding this
amount may cause overflow if the cof-
fee is too finely ground.
Replace the filter basket in the filter basket
holder and flip the water reservoir lid
closed. Press firmly on top where it says
"Press to Close". Be sure that it closes
securely in place.
Before brewing coffee:
Make sure you have replaced the glass carafe
in its position on the heating plate and closed the
top cover. Plug the cord into an electrical outlet.
5. Power unit:
Turn the function knob to brew, lift flip
switch up to “On” position, and the red
indicator light will turn on. Or, set the Auto
On function and the green indicator will light.
6. During and after brewing:
The Brew Pause™ feature allows you to
remove the carafe from the plate during
mid-brew. The brewing process does not
stop during this period – only the flow of
coffee from the basket stops. Do not remove
the carafe for longer than 30 seconds or the
coffee may overflow the basket. While we
offer this feature, we do not recommend that
you pour the coffee before the cycle has
reached completion, since the coffee
brewed at the beginning of the cycle has a
flavor profile which is very different from the
flavor at the end of the cycle. Removing a
cup during the brewing cycle will alter the
flavor of the finished pot.
Once the coffee has finished brewing, stir
it before serving to blend the flavors. The
coffee at the bottom of the carafe will be
somewhat stronger than the coffee at
Always turn coffeemaker OFF and remove the
plug from the electrical outlet before cleaning.
Lift up the reservoir cover. Remove and
discard the paper filter and ground coffee.
The filter basket can be washed in warm,
soapy water and rinsed thoroughly, or cleaned
in the upper rack of the dishwasher. Dry all
parts after use.
Do not put any water in the unit once the
filter basket has been removed. Wipe the
area under the filter basket with a damp
Remove the carafe from the heating plate.
Discard any remaining coffee. The carafe and
lid can be washed in warm, soapy water and
rinsed thoroughly, or placed in a dishwasher.
The carafe and carafe lid should be placed
on the upper rack only.