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GE 681131691086 Owner's Manual

General electric espresso maker owner's manual
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Model number: 169108
UPC : 681131691086

Customer Assistance

1 877 207 0923(US)
1 877 556 0973 (Canada)
Thank you for purchasing a GE small appliance.
In keeping with the GE ecomagination initiative, please consider the option to recycle
the packaging material and donate the appliance you are no longer using.
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  • Page 1: Customer Assistance

    1 877 556 0973 (Canada) Thank you for purchasing a GE small appliance. In keeping with the GE ecomagination initiative, please consider the option to recycle the packaging material and donate the appliance you are no longer using. To read about GE’s ecomagination commitment, visit...
  • Page 2: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed including the following: Read all instructions Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs. To protect against electrical shock do not immerse cord, plugs, or appliance in water or other liquid.
  • Page 3: Grounding Instructions

    Consumer Safety Information THIS APPLIANCE IS INTENDED FOR INDOOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. A short power-supply cord is to be provided to reduce risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use. If a long detachable power-supply cord or extension cord is used, the marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance.
  • Page 4 1. Housing 2. Steam Knob 3. Drip tray 4. Drip tray grid 5. Water tank 6. Filter holder 7. E.S.E pod filter 8. Removable milk frother PARTS 9. Steam nozzle 10. Operating buttons 11. Tank lid and accessory storage 11.1 Spoon with tamper end 11.2 Filter for 2 cups 11.3.
  • Page 5: Espresso Coffee

    ESPRESSO COFFEE Espresso is a style of coffee that comes from a unique process, not a particular type of coffee bean. Hot water, under pressure, is passed through tightly packed, finely ground coffee. The resulting liquid is rich, dark, and extremely flavorful the concentrated essence of the coffee bean.
  • Page 6 We do not intend, or recommend, that the E.S.E. servings be used for making more then one single serving or a "long espresso". We recommend that you take care when handling and storing the pre-portioned pods (not included) so that they do not become deformed.
  • Page 7: Fill Water Tank

    Turn the steam knob to the steam position “ coffee “ “ buttons. This will flush out any moisture in your espresso maker. After the water has been flushed from steam nozzle, press the power “ “and coffee buttons to turn appliance off. Switch steam knob to the off position.
  • Page 8: Power On

    Press power button. Brewing Coffee Important Note: Espresso maker will NOT shut off automatically. When desired amount of espresso has been brewed, press the Coffee button to stop. When power button is green, press the coffee button to brew coffee.
  • Page 9 Power Off Press power button, To turn espresso maker off completely. Cappuccino The ideal ratio for cappuccino is 1/3 coffee, 1/3 hot milk and 1/3 milk froth. a. Select the desired filter to make coffee (see the section on Brewing Coffee).
  • Page 10 Steam Preparation When Power light is green, press Steam button. Steam Use at least a two cup glass or metal container for steaming. Place a container (cup or pitcher) with milk under milk frother. Note : fill container 3/4 full of milk to allow for milk to froth.
  • Page 11 Hot Water - Use the steam nozzle to heat water. Fill water tank. Press Power Button, wait for light to turn green. Place a cup under the steam nozzle. Removing the grounds From Steam Back to Coffee Status Press steam button under READY status.
  • Page 12 Power Cord Storage Before cleaning, always turn off the machine, unplug it, and allow to cool. Clean the filter, accessory storage, removable drip tray and grid in a solution of warm water and mild liquid soap. These parts can also be placed in the upper level of your dishwasher away from the heating element for safe effective cleaning.
  • Page 13: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problems Coffee leaks around the filter holder. Pump is very noisy. Water does not run through. Water runs through too quickly. Probable causes The filter holder is not mounted correctly or has not been tightened sufficiently. There are coffee grounds on the edge of the filter.
  • Page 14 The milk is not frothing. Lots of water on the coffee grounds. Quantity of ground coffee is insufficient. Coffee grounds not tamped down firmly enough. Milk is not fresh. Milk is lukewarm. Grounds not properly tamped down. Insufficient quantity of ground coffee.

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