The grinder settings are considerations when preparing coffee. The best grinders provide a number of settings, because the grind should be correct for the method by which the coffee is made. The general rule is that the finer the grind, the more quickly the coffee should be made. Coffee that is too fine for the method will result in a bitter taste. It's called overextraction. Coffee that's too course for the method will be underextracted and will be weak and watery.
Fill the bean hopper and replace the lid.
Set the quantity of cups you want brewed by adjusting the cups selector.
Set the fineness level. There is usually a knob on the side of the grinder marked "Fineness." The knob on the front is for the number of cups to be ground. Select "Fine" for espresso. Select "Medium/Fine" or "Medium" for an autodrip coffee maker; experiment between the two, because you'll get different results from a permanent vs. a paper filter in your autodrip coffee maker. Select "Medium Course" for a percolator and select "Course" for a French press.
Run the machine. Don't adjust the grind settings while the grinder is operating. The grinder will stop automatically when it has completed its task.
Tips & Warnings
- Empty the ground-coffee holder after each use. Don't use strong detergents on the grinder. If you need to wash the lids and the ground-coffee holder, use warm, soapy water only.
- Always operate the grinder with the lid in place.
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