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Re: coffee out not same as amount of water in/no steam
You have to descalcify the machine not with vinegar .vinegar removr calcium in little pieces and might block the machine descalcifier melt the calcium on the heating element you have lots of calcium that mean less heat you use 1 part descaler 1 part water put in water containerstart the machine for a few second turn off for 10 minute if you never descaled the machine leave it for 15 minute and repeat untill empty rince very good a few water container that stuff is very corosif after a good rinse try the coffee it should be good thank you for using fixya pierre
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If you want to use the bread machine immediatly, boxed bread mixes from grocery stores will have generic instructions on the back of the box that can be used universally by most bread making machines. However, if you are wanting the manual and recipies to the particular machine, sometimes the place you purchased it from will allow you to photocopy one from a new one on the shelf. You would need your receipt to prove the purchase. Google Search is also an excellent way to download copies. The contact information on the box will too. In the meanwhile, if you want to make perfect bread follow this recipe BUT>>>do not use the machine for this recipe, use a large bowl to raise the dough. 4 large bread loaf pans, lightly greased with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil each. Set aside
4-6 cups+ flour 1/3 cup evaporated milk 3 2/3 cups water 1/4 cup active dry yeast 1/4 cup salad oil 1/8 cup table salt 1/6 cup sugar
Put the water and evaporated milk in a glass bowl and microwave to 120*~about 2 minutes. It should feel very warm to the touch but not as hot as a cup of hot coffee. while microwaving, take a second very large bowl (big enough to hold a family size bag of chips) put the salad oil, sugar, salt and yeast in and stir till mixed. Add the very warm but NOT extremely hot milk water to the dry mixture. Use a swizzer to mix. Start adding the flour till very thick. Take swizzer out and add more flour gradually until it can't absorb more and is no longer sticking to the sides of the bowl. Shake more flour on a clean counter top and work the dough 3 minutes until smooth and not sticking to the counter. Place dough in another very large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, place in a warm area such as the vent area of a 225* oven to rise. Punch down after double in size (about 30 minutes). Divide into 4 equal portions. Shape and place in pans. Rise 15 more minutes. Heat oven to 375* bake till golden brown on top and a finger tapping sounds hollow. Wrap in plastic wrap when cooled slightly to keep moist. Refrigerate loaves to keep longer.
This recipe can be used for cinnamon rolls, clover leaf buns, pizza bread sticks or all 4 if you divide it up! Enjoy....I'm also a competition baker!
Cuisinart ICAPP-4 – Iced Cappucino and Hot Espresso Maker – A Wiki Manual
By Tha Mp3 Doctor (who also loves Cuisinart)
Since I am not well-versed in the copyright laws regarding reprinting copies of standard user’s manuals online, I am writing this Wiki Manual for the ICAPP-4.My unit is 12 years old (in 2009) and continues to run strong through two different owners.
General Directions for Making Iced Cappuccinos -Place carafe on top of drip/tray grate with handle touching right front of ICAPP – the ice fill lines should be visible when looking at front of unit -Turn “milk knob” to OPEN position, and open lid of ICAPP -Remove milk container, espresso collector, espresso spinner cup and cover -Put espresso collector back in place with two plastic teeth facing front of machine -There is a stepped fill line inside water reservoir that measures off 1,2, and 4 cups -Fill water reservoir with either 1,2 or 4 fill line cups – do not overfill to avoid damaging the electronics -Add espresso grounds to espresso spinner cup -Line up teeth of spinner cup cover with spinner cup so that the cover locks into place -Fill milk reservoir with 3 oz of milk per cup of iced cappuccino that you plan to make – there is a fill line that measures off 2 cups or 4 cups -Fill carafe with either 2 cups worth of ice or 4 cups, depending on how much iced cappuccino you plan to make -Press down on lid and turn milk knob to HEAT postion -Turn ICAPP on using the ON/OFF button – it will begin to heat – takes about 5-6 minutes (HEAT light will stay on during this process – doesn’t make noise or steam for several minutes) -When READY light turns green, turn the milk knob to the DISPENSE MILK position – your espresso and milk will start dispensing -Unit turns itself off automatically when ready – takes several minutes
The good news is there is nothing wrong with your coffee maker!
With any coffee maker that heats up the water, you're going to lose some of that water to the heating process (steam, etc.). You also don't get every bit of water out of the machine.
So that's why you need to look at the water reservoir level indications instead of using the graduations marked on the glass coffee carafe.
Typically, once you've figured out how you coffee maker works, I'd just "add" 2 more cups of water in the glass coffee carafe to get the amount of cups you want to brew.
I know my coffee maker is pretty close to exactly 2 cups shy of whatever I put in the glass carafe that I pour into my coffee maker. That's when I noticed the markings inside the water reservoir that didn't match the coffee pot. It was always 2 cups shy, so I just put 8 cups of water (using the carafe) to get 6 cups in the morning.
So I suggest you just you make these small adjustments to your water measuring and you'll get the right amount of brewed coffee out of your machine!
You fill it to the line indicating how many cups of coffee you want to make. Then you add coffee to the brew basket, at least 1 full heaping teaspoon per cup. Put the basket on top of the stem and place the stem into the coffee maker. Put the lid on and plug it in. That's it. Don't plug it in without the lid, it's a percolator. It will squirt the water out the top of the stem and it flows down through the coffee grounds.
1) Turn machine on (innermost right switch) 2) Red light goes on (power on) 3) Yellow light goes on (thermablock heater) 4) Wait for yellow light to go off 5) Detach handle (pull to left) 6) Clean handle, remove crema sieve, clean with soap & water 7) Put crema sieve in handle (you should have a choice of two) 8) Put espresso ground coffee in with brown handle 9) Tamp coffee down FIRMLY with handle 10) Place handle back into machine (push to right) 11) Ensure flip switch on leftmost side is at top position 12) Flip down rightmost switch to infuse coffee into handle 13) Wait 18 - 24 seconds 14) Flip up rightmost switch to turn off infusion 15) Put milk into container (about 200ml in a 600ml container) 16) Flip down rightmost switch to bottom position = steam 17) Keeping tip about 5mm from top of milk, foam to ~400ml 18) Place sugar in coffee, if desired 19) Pour milk in coffee
he trick to this is making sure you have steam comming out of the wand and not water. To do this, make sure you get the steam started before you begin. To get a light foam that will not deflate, hold the wand just under the surface of the milk. You should hear a steady, high pitched noise and you should not hear the splatter of bubbles popping on the surface. Popping noises mean that the wand is too high in the milk and your froth will not hold up. A low pitched noise from the cup means that the wand is too far down in the milk. This will heat your milk (for hot chocolate), but will not give you a good foam. Good luck!