Perfect for both personal use and entertaining, this single-serve home-brewing system offers consumers fresh gourmet coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and more in under one minute. Choose either 4, 6, 8, or 10 ounce from the icon on brewing size options. Using Keurig K-Cups—featuring over two hundred varieties of pre-measured, premium brand coffee and tea--this brewer’s innovative one-touch technology makes it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy a wide array of hot beverages. No matter which cup size you choose, the Cuisinart Single Serve Brewing System , working in conjunction with K-Cup, always produces the perfect cup every time. From the Manufacturer The Quest for the Perfect Cup of Coffee Water Any hot beverage is made up primarily of water. Often overlooked, the quality of the water is as important as the quality of the coffee, tea, or cocoa. A good rule of thumb is that if your water doesn’t taste good from the tap it won’t taste any better in your beverage. That’s why the Cuisinart Single Serve Brewing System has added a charcoal water filter that removes chlorine, bad tastes, and odors, for the purest cup every time. Cuisinart recommends changing the water filter every 60 days or after 60 uses, and more often it you have hard water. The Cuisinart SS-700 Single-ServeBrewing System Coffee While the bulk of the liquid is water, all of the flavor should be from the coffee, tea, or cocoa. To achieve the same great quality you receive at coffee bars, you need to use the same quality ingredients. By using the K-Cup, brought to you by some of the most premium brands on the market, you can be assured that you’re getting the finest, freshest gourmet product with every cup you brew. If you choose to make your own coffee make sure all your ingredients are at their freshest. Grind The grind of coffee and cocoa or the refinement of your tea leaves is critical for proper flavor extraction. With the pre-measured, pre-ground ingredients found in every K-Cup, you can rest easy knowing that it’ll brew perfectly each and every time, locking in maximum flavor and freshness. Proportion No matter which cup size you choose, the Cuisinart Single Serve Brewing System, working in conjunction with K-Cup, always produces the perfect cup every time. When grinding your own coffee, remember to add the amount of ground coffee that corresponds to the number of ounces being used. Using Your SS-700 Single-Server Brewing System The control panel will display OPEN HEAD while in idle mode. Place a cup or mug on the drip tray: the drip tray can be removed to accommodate travel mugs. Lift the handle. The brewing chamber will open toward you. Select a K-Cup Portion Pack (Do not remove the foil lid or puncture the K-Cup) Place the K-Cup in the brewing chamber. Lower the handle to close the brewing chamber. When closed completely, the control panel will indicate READY. All brew size icons will be displayed with the default size shown as a solid mug. To choose a different size use the up or the down button. Choose from 4, 6, 8, or 10 ounce brew sizes. Once a size is chosen, press Brew. Only the Brew button will be lit. The control panel will now display BREWING, as well as the serving size you selected. To use the iced beverage setting, place a tall glass filed with ice on the drip tray. Use your favorite K-Cup, select the iced beverage brew size (4 ounces), and press the brew button. Once brewing is complete, add more ice. Add cream and sugar if desired. One-touch control panel Hot Water / Rinse Your brewer is equipped to dispense hot water to make hot chocolate, tea, soup, and more. Your brewer is also equipped with a rinse cycle to flush out residual flavors. The rinse cycle will dispense about 4 ounces of hot water. To Rinse: Place a cup or mug on the drip tray. Lift the handle. The brewing chamber will open towards you; check to make sure there is no K-Cup inserted. Lower the handle to close the brewing chambers. When closed completely, the control panel will indicated READY. Press Rinse. During the rinse cycle, only the RINSE button will be lit. The control panel will display the word RINSE. Following the Rinse cycle, your brewer will automatically fill and heat in preparation for the next cycle. Once the heat cycle is completed, the RINSE and HOT WATER buttons will remain lit for one minute. While the buttons are lit, you can perform another rinse cycle or dispense hot water without opening the brew chamber. To Make Hot Water: Place a cup or mug on the drip tray. If you’ve just completed a rinse or hot water cycle proceed to step 4. Lift the handle. The brewing chamber will open towards you; check to make sure there is no K-Cup inserted. Lower the handle to close the brewing chamber. When closed completely, the control panel will indicate READY. All brew-size icons will be displayed with your default size shown as a solid mug. To choose a different size use the up or the down button. Press Hot Water. While the hot water cycle is in progress, only the hot water button will be lit. The control panel will display the words HOT WATER, as well as the serving size you selected. Following the cycle, your brewer will automatically fill and heat in preparation for the next cycle. After the heating cycle is completed, you can perform a rinse or another hot water cycle immediately for up to one minute. The RINSE and HOT WATER buttons will be lit. After this time the unit will return to idle mode and OPEN HEAD will be displayed. Brewing with the My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter The Cuisinart Single Serve Brewing System comes with a My K-Cup reusable coffee filter, which allows you to use your own ground coffee. The dishwasher safe, My K-Cup conveniently stores in the easy-open compartment. Open the storage compartment located on the right side of the brewer by pressing the finger indent. Disassemble the My K-Cup by turning the lid from the holder in a counter-clockwise direction. Remove the filter basket from the holder. Wash the My K-Cup lid, filter basket, and holder in warm soapy water prior to use, making sure to rinse and dry thoroughly. All My K-Cup parts are dishwasher safe. Insert the filter basket into the holder. Fill the filter basket with ground coffee making sure not to fill past the top of the mesh. Adjust the amount to your personal preference. Do not tamp the grinds. Ensure there are no grinds remaining on the upper rim of the filter basket. Turn clock-wise to seal. Raise the handle and the brew chamber will open toward you. Remove the K-Cup holder from the brewing chamber by pulling toward you. Drop the assembled My K-Cup into the brewing chamber. Follow the brewing instructions . Following the brewing raise the handle and remove the K-Cup. Disassemble the My K-Cup by turning the lid from the holder in a counter-clockwise direction. Remove the filter basket from the holder, discard the grounds, and rinse out the filter basket. Replace the K-Cup holder, ensuring the arrow on K-Cup rim aligns with the arrow on the brewing chamber. Gently push the K-Cup holder to snap into place. Removable water tank, replacable charcoal water filter, My K-Cup reusablecoffee filter, removable drip tray, and brewing chamber Programming the On/Off Features The brewer provides three ways for you to enjoy gourmet coffee, tea of hot cocoa on your own schedule. It will take the brewer approximately 3-1/2 minutes to warm up from room temperature. Leave it on all the time: The brewer can be left on all the time so that is it always ready to brew a fresh cup of gourmet coffee, tea or hot cocoa. To turn the brewer off at any time, simply press the power switch located on the right side of the brewer. Set the Brewer to AUTO OFF: This will automatically shut the brewer off after a specified period of time from the last brew. Program your Brewer for a specific ON and/or OFF TIME: By programming your brewer to turn on each morning, you will never have to wait for the brewer to warm up in order to brew a gourmet cup of coffee. Programming Brew TemperatureThe brewer brews at a pre-set temperature of 192°F. If you prefer a cooler cup of coffee, hot water, tea, or cocoa, you may adjust this temperature down by 5 degrees.