T-FAL T-FAL ELEMENT FILTER COFFEE MAKER CM482

T-FAL ELEMENT FILTER COFFEE MAKER CM482 Every cup as good as the first!

With the T-fal Element stainless steel filter coffee maker, enjoy delicious coffee from an elegant, premium machine. Crafted from high-quality brushed stainless steel, it's equipped with a programmable timer to start the brewing cycle up to 24 hours in advance, for freshly brewed coffee right when you want it. Offering customized brewing for up to 12 cups and a range of convenient features, it's the perfect package!

Perfect coffee in every cup!

Good things come in extra pretty packages! The T-fal Element stainless steel coffee maker combines the delicious coffee you expect from T-fal with an ultra refined aesthetic in premium stainless steel. This large-capacity programmable coffee maker features a convenient timer to set the brewing cycle up to 24 hours in advance, for freshly brewed coffee the moment you wake up. Its brew strength selector offers customized brewing for perfect coffee according to your taste, while its water head evenly saturates the coffee grounds, optimizing the brewing system for delicious results. There's even a bold mode that provides better extraction for stronger, more robust coffee. Additional convenient features include an anti-drip system, for pouring coffee any time during the brewing cycle, a 2 hours keep warm cycle for total peace of mind, and a mode for small quantities of 1 to 4 cups.

Essentials
  • Timer for freshly brewed coffee right when you wake up

    The timer function allows you to program the brewing cycle up to 24 hours in advance. Wake up to freshly brewed coffee every morning!

  • Optimized brewing system 

    Water head to evenly saturate coffee grounds, for an optimized brewing system and delicious results.

  • Bold mode 

    Thanks to the bold mode, extraction is improved for stronger, more robust coffee.

  • Brew selector for 1 to 4 cups

    Enjoy fully aromatic coffee even on small quantities.

  • Anti-drip system  

    Thanks to the anti-drip system, you can pour a cup of coffee at any time during the brewing cycle with no fear of drips.

  • 1.8 L capacity for up to 12 cups

    The large 1.8 L capacity prepares up to 12 cups of coffee, for freshly brewed coffee all morning.

Features
Number of Cups 12  
Permanent filter Gold Tone  
Water level Window  
O/I switch (lighted/Unlighted) Lighted  
Keep warm    
Timer Programmable  
1-4 cups    
Maximum coffee quantity 1.8  L
Carafe Glass  
Coffee Dripping Anti-drip  
Coffee aroma Bold function  

Instructions & Manual
Frequent questions
Never put your jug or insulated pot in the microwave oven, dishwasher or on a hotplate.
You can use a paper filter or permanent filter (nylon or metal). These two types of filter are sold in stores.
Operate your filter coffee maker for the first time without any coffee and with the equivalent of one jug of water to rinse it.
The hotplate is used to keep the coffee at the required temperature while leaving the coffee maker switched on. This function is available only with coffee makers that come with a glass pot.
Depending your appliance model, you can buy it from an after sales service or from the "Accessories" section of the website.
Scale deposits naturally form in your coffee maker. Regular descaling helps protect your coffee maker and ensures it a longer life. It will also help maintain a quality of coffee that remains constant over time.
Use the descaling kit or some white vinegar:

• Use some descaling solution diluted in half a litre of water or use 25cl of white vinegar in half a litre of water.

• Pour the solution into the water tank (without coffee),


• Start the cycle (without any coffee). After 2 minutes, stop the cycle manually. Leave the coffee maker for an hour,


• Restart the coffee maker to finish the cycle,


• To rinse the machine, run 2 cycles with water but without coffee.


Repeat the complete descaling operation, if necessary.
How often you descale your coffee maker depends on the hardness of the water and on how often you use your coffee maker. The following are tell-tell signs of scaling: the coffee making cycle takes longer, the appliance produces lots of steam, makes much more noise at the end of the cycle or stops during the cycle, this means that scale has built up in your coffee maker. You should descale your coffee maker between every 20 to 40 cycles or once a month depending on the hardness of the water.
Insulated carafes should never be put into the dishwasher!
A plastic insulated carafe should be rinsed under hot water immediately after use.
Never clean the carafe with a dishwashing brush or any other object as this may create hairline cracks that can cause the glass to implode. A brushed steel insulated carafe can easily be cleaned with a dishwashing brush or similar object, even inside.
The glass coffee pot and the filter receptacle must be washed in the upper rack of the dishwasher.
• The quantity of ground coffee is too large. We recommend using one measure of coffee (7 grams) per mug.
• The ground coffee is too fine ('Espresso' type ground coffee).
• If you use a permanent filter, do not use a paper filter as well.
• Certain types of paper filter (to make full-bodied coffees) can prolong the time in which it takes for the water to pass through the filter and ultimately cause the water to overflow.
The coffee maker is lined with scale. You should descale it.
In the event of a power cut, it may be necessary to press the On/Off button again.
On models with a timer, the clock must be programmed.
Clean the anti-drip valve of the filter holder under running water, activating it manually.
This is entirely dependent on taste: you can buy pre-ground coffee for filter machines from supermarkets in a variety of strengths and flavours, you can grind your own coffee beans or you can buy beans at a coffee shop and ask for them to be ground to filter consistency.
Always keep ground coffee in an airtight container or seal the pack with a bag clip. Keep the container in the fridge to prolong freshness.
Medium to fine ground (but not too fine). You can also ask for "Espresso ground".
The inner circuits scale up, water doesn't flow through properly, and flows much slower.
The warranty excludes failures due to a lack of regular descaling.