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Making Coffee I'm not sure where to put the coffee in............ in this Kenmore DCC-KE12 Coffee Maker? Also....... does it need a paper filter? I have the coffee pot........ but no instructions whatsoever. I am a virgin coffee drinker.... just starting out........ HELP!!!!!!!!!

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Ok lift the lid and inside you will see a brew basket (it will have a hole in the bottem middle of it) If this unit has a mesh type filter basket you will not need paper filters! you put the coffee in the mesh basket the replace before brewing! if you do not have a mesh basket you will need a paper filter to put down in the coffee holder!(the one with the hole in the bottom!) add coffee and waeter and brew!
I hope this fixes ya up!
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Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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    Neely Feb 27, 2015

    A HELPFUL TIP: Mr. Bowers is correct that you don't NEED to use a paper filter. However, I strongly suggest you place a paper filter into the mesh filter, anyway, Comparison: I didn't use a paper filter to 'line' my 1st mesh filter. Within a short time, brown, ever-darkening, & unremovable staining set in. Also, mesh filters succumb to job stress -- not only of regular, daily handling. They'd, contentedly & forever, nest your freshly-ground coffee -- as long as you don't wet it. Of course, running water through the grounds is the 1st secret to making a great cup of coffee, and mesh filters are OK with that -- except for the staining. The real bad begins with dumping the wet grounds -- which are now sticking to the wet mesh with considerably increased weight. Every time you slap (or slam, or shimmy-shake) the filter to jar them out, the mesh caves & pulls at the rim. That's where you'll spot the tear responsible for,ushering grounds into your coffee. I decided to shield my 2nd mesh filter from the ravages by inserting a paper filter. They're cheap, and solved every one of those issues. Enjoy!



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