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I have lost the manual for the Cuisinart Brew Central, model CBC-00, coffee maker. My question is this: What the "carafe temp" knob does with L and H selections? I assume it is to select the carafe itself to stay on a low or high temperature but not sure since I have not owned a coffee maker with this feature on it. Thank you very much.

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Hello pdmkali,
Your assumption about the carafe temps is correct. The middle position gives you a medium temp, of course. I use it on low so that I don't burn my lips and tongue when I drink my coffee. Thank you for the opportunity to answer your question. If it is helpful, please leave positive feedback for me. It is appreciated. Regards, NormanZ :o)

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