West Bend 3 in 1 Coffee Maker Instructions

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West Bend makes a versatile 3 in 1 Coffee Center that will brew espresso, cappuccino and coffee. You can ensure a perfect cup of espresso, cappuccino or coffee by using the correct grind of coffee beans and the correct filter for the machine. Follow the instructions to ensure that you use the West Bend 3 in 1 Coffee Center safely and according to the manufacturer's required specifications.

Things You'll Need

  • #4 coffee filter
  • Medium grind coffee
  • Medium grind espresso
  • Milk

Coffee

  • Swing out the brew basket on the West Bend 3 in 1 Coffee Center, and place a #4 coffee filter inside. Add one measure (measuring spoon included) of medium grind coffee to the basket for every cup of coffee you want to brew.

  • Close the brew basket by pushing it firmly back into place until it clicks. Open the water reservoir and pour in one cup of water for each cup of brewed coffee.

  • Put the coffee carafe with lid in the middle of the circle on the warming plate. Turn on the "CAFFE" switch. The red indicator light will come on, indicating that the coffee is brewing. The machine will warm the coffee until you turn it off; the red indicator light will then go out.

  • Use the Pause N' Serve feature by allowing the carafe to fill half way with brewed coffee. Remove the carafe from the warming plate. You have 30 seconds to pour a cup of coffee before brewing resumes.

Espresso

  • Place the espresso filter basket into the filter holder. Place a #4 coffee filter inside. Add your preferred amount of ground espresso coffee to the basket for every cup of espresso you want to brew and tamp it down. Clear any extra coffee from the top of the filter holder.

  • Insert the filter holder into the machine, lining up the arrow on the holder's thumb guard with the arrow on the left side of the machine. Flip the thumb guard out of the way, and raise the filter holder up into the brewing head. Turn the filter holder as far to the right as possible to lock it into place.

  • Open the back hinged lid on the top of the West Bend 3 in 1 Coffee Center and twist off the boiler cap counterclockwise. Fill up the boiler chamber with cold water using the cup markings on the espresso carafe as a guide. Put the cap back on and turn it clockwise.

  • Ensure that the overflow grid and base are in place. Put the lid on the espresso carafe with the lid's opening over the carafe's pouring spout. Close the steam release valve clockwise.

  • Turn the Espresso switch to "On." Wait a little over 2 minutes until the water heats and moves through the espresso grounds. Turn the Espresso switch to "Off."

Cappuccino

  • Follow steps 1-5 above to brew espresso. Leave the machine on and proceed to Step 2.

  • Fill a stainless steel pitcher with 4 oz. of cold milk.

  • Submerge the frothing nozzle tip half way into the milk pitcher. Release steam into the milk by turning the steam release knob counterclockwise.

  • Tilt the pitcher and keep the frothing nozzle just under the milk's surface. Wait until the froth doubles the milk volume, and then lower the frothing nozzle into the milk to heat it. Do not allow the milk to boil.

  • Close the steam release knob by turning it clockwise. Turn the Espresso button to "Off." Pour the espresso and then the milk into a cup, and spoon the froth on top of the drink.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clean all loose parts in soapy water and run 4 cups of espresso and a full pot of coffee without coffee grounds the first time you use the West Bend 3 in 1 Coffee Center to remove any manufacturing oils. Clean the steam wand by opening the steam valve for 5 to 10 seconds during the brewing process.
  • Using warm or hot water for brewing will make your drink less flavorful.
  • Adjust the amount of coffee rather than water when adjusting the drink strength to prevent water overflow.

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