Stainless Steel Espresso &Cappuccino Machine
1250W / 120 V~ / 60 Hz
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDSWhen using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always befollowed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and/or injury to persons,including the following:1. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE.2. DO NOT touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.3. To protect against fire, electric shock and injury to persons, DO NOT immerse the power cord, plug or appliance in water or in any other liquid.4. Close adult supervision is required when this appliance is used by or near children.5. Turn the Steam Control Knob and Brewing Control Knob to the OFF position, press the power switch to the OFF position and unplug unit from the electrical outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow the appliance to cool before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning it.6. DO NOT operate any appliance with a damaged power cord or plug, or operate it after the appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Return this appliance to the nearest Authorized Service Center for examination, repair or adjustment.7. The use of accessory attachments other than those recommended by Capresso may result in fire, electric shock or injury to persons.8. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not remove the base. No user serviceable parts are inside. Repair should be done by authorized service personnel only.9. DO NOT use outdoors.10. DO NOT let the power cord hang over edge of table or counter, or allow it to come into contact with hot surfaces.11. DO NOT place this appliance on or near a hot gas stove or electric burner or in a heated oven.12. To disconnect, turn any control to OFF position, then remove the plug from the electrical outlet.13. DO NOT use appliance for other than intended use.14. Place the appliance on a hard, flat level surface only, to avoid interruption of airflow underneath the appliance.15. Always be sure to place the water tank tightly back onto the unit with its lid closed and fill with water above the minimum fill line before turning the appliance on.16. DO NOT remove the portafilter while brewing espresso. Please make sure to turn the Brewing Control Knob to the OFF position before you remove the portafilter to make more espresso. Caution should also be taken while removing the portafilter since the metal parts will be hot. Please make sure to hold it by the handle and to use the thumb guard to dispose of the grounds. See all CAUTION sections on the following pages for additional warnings.17. Use extreme caution when dispensing hot steam!18. Scalding may occur if the lid is removed during the brewing cycles.
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLYSAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
SPECIAL CORD SET INSTRUCTIONS1. A short power supply cord (or detachable power-supply cord) is provided to reduce risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.2. Longer detachable power-supply cords or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.3. If a longer detachable power-supply cord or extension cord is used, a. The marked electrical rating of the detachable power-supply cord or extension cord must be as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, b. If the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord should be a grounding type 3-wire cord, and c. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or table top where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.4. This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug will 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 safety feature.
CAUTION!This appliance is for HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY! Any servicing other thancleaning and user maintenance should be performed by an authorized service agent.1. Do not immerse in water or try to disassemble appliance.
2. Never use warm or hot water to fill the water tank. Use cold water only!
3. Never remove the portafilter at any time during the brewing process!
4. When steaming or frothing milk, always have the portafilter and sieve locked onto the brew head.
5. Keep hands and cord away from hot parts of the appliance during operation.
6. Never clean with scouring powders or hard implements.
7. Always operate the appliance with the drip tray and cup platform in place.
8. Never heat inflammable liquids using steam.
9. Clean the frothing wand only when the appliance is not under pressure and the ON/OFF switch is in the 'OFF' position.
10. Follow the instructions for Decalcifying, chapter 10c.
a. Cup warming platformb. Brewing Control Knobc. POWER indicatord. Thumb guarde. Portafilterf. Removable cup platformg. Removable drip trayh. Frothing sleevei. Frothing wand j. Brew head
k. READY indicatorl. Steam Control Knobm. Removable water tankn. Water tank lido. 2-cup sievep. 1-cup sieve q. Measuring scoop with tamperr. Power cords. ON/OFF button
r. s. Power On/OffCord button
o. p.2-cup 1-cup sieve sieve
Capresso Espresso & Cappuccino Maker User Components
1. IntroductionThank you for purchasing the Capresso Stainless Steel Espresso & CappuccinoMachine. For Warranty information, please see the end of this booklet. Foraccessories and parts please contact Customer Service or order on our website: www.capresso.com
Experts consider brewing coffee under high pressure to be the ideal process to extract maximum flavor and aroma. The difference between espresso andconventional coffee is that espresso requires a shorter brewing time. This isalso the reason that espresso contains approximately 30% less caffeine thanconventional filter coffee. If possible, use thick-sided, pre-heated espresso/cappuccino cups which stay hot longer. Add the sugar before pouring espressointo the cup or simply shake some sugar briefly into the cup, stirring just onceor twice, otherwise too much flavor escapes. The Capresso Stainless SteelEspresso & Cappuccino Machine produces perfect espresso coffee with athick, foamy layer on top called "crema." The "crema" traps the fine aromaticsand the light gaseous flavors that register on the palate.
The "crema" keeps flavor locked in that would otherwise escape. The highpressure and short brewing time prevent the extraction of bitter oils and releaseless caffeine than other brewing methods. Whether you are brewing a small 1 oz.shot of espresso or a larger cup of pressure brewed coffee, your CapressoStainless Steel Espresso & Cappuccino Machine will produce the absolutefreshest and most aromatic cup of crema coffee possible. Not only will yourmachine make perfect espresso, but in seconds the easy to use frothing systemcan add frothed milk to your espresso and turn it into a delicious cappuccino.
Fig. 21-cup sieve assembled and2-cup sieve in foreground
Fig. 3Removable frothing sleeve
Fig. 4Thumb guard to securesieve during cleaning
CAUTION - PRESSUREIn order to avoid possible burns to body parts and/or other injury from hotsteam and water or damages to the unit:1. Never remove the water tank or the portafilter while your machine is brewing espresso or frothing. The Brewing Control Knob and Steam Control Knob should be in the OFF position before you remove the portafilter to make additional cups of espresso. If you need to add more water to the tank, turn both the Brewing Control Knob and Steam Control Knob to the OFF position and power off the unit by pressing the ON/OFF switch to the "0" position on the back of the unit. 2. If espresso does not flow from the portafilter (only drips very slowly), the sieve is blocked. Turn off the appliance and allow it to cool down. Check that the coffee is not too finely ground, chapter 6a.3. Use caution when removing the portafilter. The metal parts may still be very hot. There may also be hot water floating on the top of the ground coffee. Hold the portafilter only by its handle and dispose of the brewed coffee grounds by using the thumb guard (Fig 4).4. If steam is not released from the frothing wand, the frother is blocked. Turn off the appliance and allow it to cool down. Clean the frothing wand as described in chapter 10.5. In order for your unit to work properly time after time, clean the frothing sleeve and frothing wand after each use. NOTE: During brewing or steaming, the green READY indicator light may turn off, specifying the heating system is active and maintaining the proper temperature for brewing or steaming.
2. Before First UseAfter carefully unpacking your Capresso Stainless Steel Espresso & CappuccinoMachine, wash all removable parts with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Familiarize yourself with the appliance and read the instruction manual. Plugthe power cord into a grounded wall outlet according to the safety instructions. Rinse the internal components before making espresso. Fill the