Bunn BTC User Manual
USEAND CARE OFYOUR
Thermal Carafe Coffee Brewer
Model BT10 and BTC
Record these numbers from the
the brewer with water.
Welcometotheworldofﬁnecoffee.TheBUNN®Thermal Carafe Coffee Brewer will enhance your enjoyment of eachcupofcoffee.BUNN® coffeebrewersarerecognized in homes and restaurants throughout the world as the very ﬁnest.This booklet will show you how to make a great cup of coffee.
Keep this booklet for future reference.
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Our best wishes for your coffee enjoyment.
Table of Contents
PREPARINGTHE BREWER FOR USE ...........................
BREWING DELICIOUS COFFEE ..................................
BUNN COMPANION PRODUCTS..............................
Electrical - UL listed for household use only. This brewer has an attached, 3 prong grounded cord set and requires
Dimensions - 151⁄4 inches high; 7 inches wide;133⁄4 inches deep.
Brew Capacity - Four to ten
Weight - 9 pounds; includes carafe, ﬁlters, coffee funnel, and deliming spring probe.
Your BUNN® ThermoFresh® coffee brewer is designed to operate in most areas of the country.For high altitude use,over 5000 feet,the models with a“D” designation should be used.
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(Located on the bottom of your brewer)
HOME MODELTHERMAL CARAFE
STAINLESS STEEL HOT
RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK
Can Cause Fire Or Electrical Shock!
Do not disassemble the brewer There are no user serviceable parts inside
Repair should be done by authorized service personnel
(Refer to page 11 )
This symbol alerts you to the
This symbol alerts you to
risk of ﬁre or electrical shock in
important operating and
the accompanying message.
P229 / P230
Follow these basic safety precautions when using electrical appliances to reduce the risk of ﬁre, electric shock, and/or personal injury:
•Read all instructions.
•Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
•Do not place cord, plugs, or brewer in water or liquid.
•Close supervision is necessary when the brewer is used by or near children.
•Unplug from outlet when not in use for extended periods of time and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts,and before cleaning.
•Do not operate the brewer with a damaged cord or plug or if the brewer malfunctions or is damaged in any manner. Return the brewer to an Authorized Service Facility for examination, adjustment, or repair.(Refer to page 11.)
•The use of an accessory not evaluatedforusewiththisbrewer may cause injuries.
•For household use only. Do not use outdoors.
•Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter or touch hot surfaces.
•Do not place the brewer on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
•Donotusebrewerforotherthan its intended use.
•Do not remove funnel or carafe while brewing.
•The carafe must not be used on a range top or in a microwave.
•Do not use a carafe with a loose or weakened handle
•Donotcleancarafewithcleansers, steelwoolpads,orotherabrasive materials.
•When the brewer is idle, the ﬂip lid should be in the closed position.
•Ifanextensioncordisused,themarkedelectricalratingoftheextension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the brewer, The cord should be arranged so that it will not hang over edge of table or counter where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.
•The extension cord must be of the
(See Page 6)
Improper installation will result in permanent damage and void the limited warranty.Read and follow the instructions on the next page.
•This brewer is designed to remain plugged in at all times (except during initial installation or when cleaning).
•A vacation switch is provided on the lower left side to completely shut offallelectricalcomponentswhenyourplanstakeyouawayfromhome for three or more days.Safety features,designed into the BUNN® coffee brewer,make the daily use of this switch unnecessary.
•If the brewer has been shut off or unplugged, ﬁll the tank with water andallowthewaterinthetanktoheattothepropertemperaturebefore using (about ﬁfteen minutes or until the heating sound stops).
•Your BUNN® coffee brewer has a specially designed tank to keep the water at the proper temperature. This constant supply of hot water assures correctly brewed coffee in less than three minutes.
•The brewed coffee ﬂows into a
•The carafe lid reduces coffee evaporation and temperature loss.
•While coffee is being brewed,the newest water in the tank is heated to the proper temperature and held until needed.
•When the brewer is not in operation,the ﬂip lid should be closed.If the lid is left open,water could drip from the sprayhead when cold water is poured into the top of the brewer.
•Use CAUTION when dispensing hot water from the brewer.The water is approximately 50°F hotter than that available from your hot water faucet and is always available for other uses.
•The brewer is equipped with a 120
•The sprayhead may periodically become loose.Using extreme caution since it may be hot,retighten the sprayhead with your ﬁnger tips.
NOTE- A severe burn may result if the sprayhead becomes loose and falls off while brewing.
PREPARINGTHE BREWER FOR USE
Raise the hinged
NOTE:The post protruding from the screen is connected to a stopper that controls the ﬂow of water into the tank. When lid is closed (post depressed),the stopper is raised and water will ﬂow into the tank.
Slideanemptybrewfunnelintothebrewer. Pourone carafe full of water into the screened area on top of the brewer (there is no need to have the lid on the carafe at this time).Place carafe in position on the brewer.Close lid.Wait three minutes to allow the water to ﬂow into the tank. Repeat this process. When the tank is full, some water will ﬂow through the funnel and into the carafe.Leave the carafe in place.
Plug in the brewer.
Press the bottom of the vacation switch, located on the lower left side of the brewer, to the “ON” (lower) position. The vacation switch controls power to the
ﬁfteen minutes in order for the water to reach brew temperature.
Empty any water that has collected in the carafe.
The next page leads you through the ﬁve easy steps to ‘BREWING DELICIOUS COFFEE’
BREWING DELICIOUS COFFEE
Step 1 Insert a BUNN® coffee ﬁlter into the brew funnel. Be sure to use BUNN® coffee ﬁlters for proper brewing.Order more paper ﬁlters direct from
BUNN® at www.bunn.com
Measure coffee into the ﬁlter and gently shake the ﬁlter to level the bed of grounds.To determine the amount of coffee to be used,see Page 8.
Make sure that the sprayhead is tight.Slide the brew funnel into the brewer.
Raise the hinged
the top of the brewer.See BrewingTips (page 8) for pre-
heating the carafe.Place the carafe on the brewer,THEN
close the lid. Your BUNN® brewer will begin brewing
when brewer is not in operation.
When brewing has stopped,remove the brew funnel and discard the ﬁlter and grounds. Do not touch hot grounds.
NOTE:Opening the lid during brew cycle will interrupt the ﬂow of water into the tank, but will not interrupt the brewing process.The brewed coffee already in the funnel will empty into the carafe.When lid is closed, the ﬂow of water into the funnel will resume until the brewing cycle is complete.
WARNING:Do not close the lid after pouring in water,without the decanter in place. Closing the lid releases the hot water.
HOTWATER (USEWITH CAUTION)
The same basic steps can be used to obtain hot water by omitting the ﬁlter and coffee.The water from your BUNN® coffee brewer is approximately 200° F. This is hotter than the hot water from your faucet and must be handled
Brewingdeliciouscoffeeissimilartocookinganyfavoritefood.Bothrequire a good recipe. Proper coffee brewing requires quality equipment to precisely control water temperature, volume, and brew time. The BUNN® coffee brewer assuresconsistencyinyourrecipebycontrollingalloftheseelements.Theonly variables remaining in the recipe are the grind and amount of coffee used.
The amount of ground coffee is generally determined by the grind. For best results, we recommend a drip (medium) grind.
Hot water extracts many elements from the coffee. The amount of coffee used and the amount of water passed through the coffee determines strength. Increasing the amount of coffee results in a stronger beverage. Decreasing the amount of coffee with the same amount of water results in a weaker beverage.
As the amount of coffee decreases,you’ll note an increase in the bitterness of the beverage. This happens because the hot water begins to remove the undesirable elements after all of the desirable elements have been extracted.
When coffee is properly brewed, the difference between the best quality groundcoffeeandapoorqualitygroundcoffeebecomesverydramatic. Proper brewing requires little effort with the BUNNcoffee brewer.
You’ll have a great coffee experience if you follow these tips:
1)Start with clean equipment.
2)Use fresh cold water.
3)Use BUNN® paper coffee ﬁlters for proper extraction.
4)Using a minimum of 2 ounces of fresh drip grind coffee for each full pot will give you a consistently great pot of coffee with a
5)After ﬁlling the
Installawaterconditionerifyourwatercontainsexcessiveamountsofsediment, taste,or odors.
SOFTENEDWATER / DECAFFEINATED COFFEE
Use of decaffeinated coffee and/or softened water may cause the brewed coffee to drain more slowly through the paper ﬁlter,occasionally resulting in an overﬂow of grounds into the carafe. While this is not unusual in coffee brewing, it can be avoided by using slightly less coffee,a courser grind,or both. If the overﬂow persists, please contact BUNN® to order a special sprayhead free of charge.
Rinsing the brew funnel and carafe after each use
is the only routine cleaning required. Occasionally, wipe
the outside of the brewer including the area above the
funnel with a damp cloth. The carafe may be disassembled
for cleaning. Rotate the lid counterclockwise to remove.
cleaned.Lift at the edge and pull up.After rinsing,replace
by aligning the tab on the FlavorGard® valve with the slot
inside the carafe lid and press in place. Use of a mild,
Periodically,you should delime the brewer to clear any deposits that may have accumulated due to impurities in the water source.
NOTE - Unplug the brewer and let it cool down before deliming.
1)Unscrew the sprayhead with your ﬁngertips and set it aside.
2)Insert all but two inches of the ﬂexible deliming tool (Supplied) into the sprayhead tube.
3)Slide the tool in and out ﬁve or six times to loosen lime in the sprayhead tube.Remove the tool.
4)Pour one carafe of fresh water into the brewer, set the empty carafe on the brewer,and close the lid.
5)Check the holes in the sprayhead.If plugged with lime, they may be cleared by using a toothpick. Clean the sprayhead with a cloth and mild detergent. Rinse the sprayhead with water before reinstalling.
6)Plug in the brewer and allow the water in the tank to reheat before using.The frequency of deliming depends on the mineral content of your water.
(Recommended at least every three months)
1)Slide an empty brew funnel into the brewer and center an empty carafe in position on the brewer.
2)Pour one quart of white vinegar into the top of the brewer and close the lid.Empty the carafe when liquid stops ﬂowing from the funnel.
3)Allow the brewer to sit for two hours.
4)Unplug the brewer.Remove the brew funnel and sprayhead from the brewer and set them aside.Clean the sprayhead with a cloth and mild detergent.
5)To drain the brewer, continue to Step 6, OR to clear vinegar out of brewer without draining,pour a carafe of fresh,cold water through the brewer. Place carafe on brewer base, then close the lid to allow the water to run through the brewer. After it has run through, empty carafe, and repeat the process approximately 8 - 10 times.Proceed to Step 9.
6)Cool the brewer by pouring a full carafe of fresh, cold
water into the top of the brewer. Place carafe on brewer base,close lid.When water has stopped ﬂowing from the brewer, empty the carafe. Repeat this process, then set the carafe aside.
7)Grasp the back of the brewer and quickly turn it upside
down over a sink as shown.Most of the water in the tank
will ﬂow from the sprayhead tube opening.Some water
may ﬂow from the area around the top lid. Continue
tipping the brewer until the ﬂow stops.
drained.Pour a carafe of water into the top of the brewer.
Place the carafe on the brewer,close the lid. Repeat this
process with another carafe of water. Water will ﬂow out
of the funnel after the second carafe.When ﬂow from the
funnel has stopped,empty the carafe and pour an additional carafe of water into the brewer.Place the carafe on the brewer and close the lid.
9)If you have not replaced the sprayhead and funnel, do so now before proceeding.Taste the water coming out of the brewer. Pour additional carafes of fresh,cold water into the brewer as needed until the water has no vinegar taste.
10)Pluginthebrewerandallowthewaterinthetanktoreachbrewingtemperature before using. (Approximately 15 minutes.)
The water in your BUNN® Coffee Brewer should be emptied whenever it is takenonatrip,shipped,orstoredinanunheatedlocationwithachanceoffreezing. Follow steps