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According to West Bend...30 cups = 1 ¾ cups ground coffee; add more if you prefer it stronger.

West Bend 58030... | Answered on May 03, 2015

Water Level ////Amount of Ground Coffee

42 Cups --2 ½ Cups
36 Cups-- 2 Cups
30 Cups- -1 ¾ Cups
28 Cups --1 2/3 Cups
24 Cups --1 ½ Cups
22 Cups --1 ½ Cups
18 Cups-- 1 ¼ Cups
12 Cups --1 Cup

1. With basket and stem removed, fill coffeemaker with COLD water to desired level using the cup markings on inside of coffeemaker as a guide. Do not make less than 12 or more than maximum capacity of the coffeemaker at one time.
2. Place stem into heating unit in bottom of coffeemaker, then put basket on stem. Spread the recommended amount of ground coffee evenly into the basket. See chart. Use regular electric perk grind coffee or coffee ground for all coffeemakers. Do not use drip or finely ground coffee as flooding of the basket can occur.
3. Turn cover in place on coffeemaker. To reduce coffee spills, especially if coffeemaker is tipped over, make sure cover has been turned clockwise until it is completely secured in the handle slots. (Note the arrows on the cover for correct turning.) The cover temporarily reduces coffee spilage if coffeemaker is tipped over, so care should be used when moving coffeemaker.
4. Place coffeemaker on a dry, level surface. Attach cord to coffeemaker and plug into a 120 volt AC electrical outlet ONLY.
5. Coffeemaker stops perking automatically. (Each cup of coffee requires about 1 minute brewing time) Serving light will glow when coffee is ready. Before serving, use a hot pad to remove cover, then carefully remove stem and basket from coffeemaker as coffee and grounds are HOT. If not removed, bitter oils from the coffee grounds will drip into coffee. Replace the cover making sure it is completely secured into the handle slots.
6. Coffee will remain at serving temperature as long as coffeemaker is connected to outlet. (if you have an insulated coffeemaker, the sealed-air insulation will keep coffee hot for up to two hours without electricity.) To serve, place cup and saucer under faucet and press down on handle. If a continuous flow is desired to fill a carafe, lift handle straight up until it locks into open position. When approximately one cup of coffee remains in coffeemaker, disconnect from outlet.
TO MAKE MORE COFFEE: If another pot of coffee is desired right away, partially fill coffeemaker with cold water to reset the thermostat. Pour out water, refill with cold water and repeat steps 1-6.
TO HEAT WATER FOR INSTANT BEVERAGES: Plain water may be heated in your coffeemaker for use with instant beverages. Simply fill the clean coffeemaker with cold water to the desired cup level, and then place the stem and empty coffee basket in place. Using the stem and empty basket will heat the water more uniformly. Secure cover in place and plug coffeemaker in. Heat water until perking stops and serving light comes on. Unplug coffeemaker when less than 1 cup remains. Other than making coffee or heating water, no other liquid should be heated in coffeemaker as damage to heating unit can occur.
When coffeemaker is used to heat water only, the metal inside will discolor which is normal and does not affect performance or the water heated in the coffeemaker. Refer to Special Cleaning Instructions in this manual for removing discoloration as well as mineral deposits, which form inside the coffeemaker when heating water. If these deposits are not removed, pitting of the metal inside may occur and result in damage to coffeemaker. Refer to the cleaning your coffeemaker section

West Bend 58030... | Answered on Apr 17, 2013

wont shut off automatically and the light wont go on

West Bend 58030... | Answered on Aug 30, 2011


it depends on how many cups you want to make. usually the ratio is about une spoon for a small cup. If you like your coffee stronger then add more spoons.


West Bend 58030... | Answered on Aug 19, 2011

For 30 cups of coffee, use 1 ¾ Cups of ground coffee for mild coffee. If you like a stronger brew, add more ground coffee.

Retrevo has the manual for the West Bend 58030 here: http://www.retrevo.com/support/West-Bend-58030-Coffee-Makers-manual/id/4210ag322/t/2/ . You will need to enter a code to download the pdf.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

West Bend 58030... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011

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West Bend 58030... | Answered on Feb 08, 2011

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

Here is a link to where you can order your cord:


Your cord is in the second row. There is a 6 ft and 2 ft cord in that row.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

West Bend 58030... | Answered on Jan 24, 2011

Check older mom-and-pop hardware stores, I've seen these cords on the shelves occasionally as they fit several older appliances.

West Bend 58030... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011

I like it strong... so I use one measuring cup for every eight cups or in your case about 4 cups...


West Bend 58030... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010

contact west bend customer service 866-290-1851

West Bend 58030... | Answered on Jun 24, 2010

No the steel mesh is your filter. The coffee should be groase enouph so it will pass thoigh the mesh

West Bend 58030... | Answered on Feb 17, 2010

go to your local goodwill or Salvation army store.

West Bend 58030... | Answered on Feb 16, 2010

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