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Farberware FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless

Let the FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker ease your morning routine. Thanks to its advanced automatic brewing function, you can wake up to a freshly brewed pot without the hassle of your pre-cup haze. This black and stainless steel FARBERWARE coffee maker filters water before brewing for a purer flavor. A convenient keep-warm function allows you to leave some coffee in the pot and come back for more later. This brewed coffee maker has a simple control panel and a dripless pour carafe for easy brewing. Ideal for household use, this FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker can also meet the demands of office use.
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Questions & Answers for Farberware FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless

Question

water filters for the coffee maker.

Where can I get replacement water charcoal filters that fit this coffee maker? I checked everywhere I could think of.. My walmart doesn't have any and I even called the 8oo# and they couldnt give me a direct answer.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
ann
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
They are now on the WalMart Website:

http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_query=103743f&ic=16_0&Find=Find&search_constraint=0
answered 7 months ago
By
CharSchu
answer 2
farberware.com
answered 1 year ago
By
mithrasonofgod
answer 3
I'm here to save the day! The GE filters fit perfectly in the Farberware Coffee Maker and are sold in a 2-pk at WalMart for a reasonable amount. You can also find them online (a bit over-priced), but be very careful as they come in a blister-pack and may arrive crushed, covered with a black dust. This is charcoal, in which case - DO NOT USE !! Certainly hope this makes your morning coffee break more pleasant. :)
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
buckeyeqt
answer 4
You are most likely out of luck on this issue. I wouldn't spend time looking anymore. You don't need them if you have decent water. If not, buy purified water at the grocery store.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Sky2222
Question

What are the fewest number of cups one can brew in this 4-5 cup coffeemaker? Hopefully, it's two.

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Mistyal
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
8 answers
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answer 1
I've never filled it past three I usually fill it to the 2 cup mark and it makes one perfect cup of coffee It is a very small pot and you would have to fill it to the top to get 2 brewed cups of coffee
answered 1 year ago
By
lennon587
answer 2
I have made 2 before.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
MrsBaty
answer 3
You can brew as little water as you put into it, it's got markings in the reservoir area that indicate how many cups of water you have in there (except their cups are apparently 5 oz instead of 8)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
NicknamesAllTaken13
answer 4
No problem. That is the nice thing about cone shaped coffee basket-you do not need to fill the basket with coffee to get good results.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
CapnNemo
answer 5
It holds 17 ounces of water (one standard bottle of spring water or filtered water), and for me (a big guy) that's ONE CUP. For most ladies it's about TWO CUPS. For very old English ladies drinking from those tiny, delicate china cups, it's FOUR or FIVE CUPS.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Fotojock
answer 6
The "cups" are only four ounces in reality. I used it to make a large regular cup of coffee and it has to be filled. Two smaller cups if the mug is regular size.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
NanaMcal
answer 7
I have made two cups of coffee with no problem
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Beccaroby
answer 8
One
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
SLewis12724
Question

Can someone recommend how they make their coffee?

I just bought this coffee maker, and I LOVE it! But, I'm having a hard time making a good cup of coffee. I know it's not the maker itself, because I've always struggled with making a good cup of coffee. I really like the Dunkin Donuts brand of coffee, but any suggestions at all would be great! THANK YOU!
asked 7 months ago
By
MalY17
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
7 answers
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answer 1
I tried ALL the Folgers coffees (hate Dunkin Donuts and won't spend the money on fancy coffees), and the winner BY FAR is their "Colombian." Don't pay more than $7 for the LARGE canister. I brew one big, 16-ounce mug at a time (just put in two level scoops of grounds and pour in one standard bottle of purified or spring water). I pour out the last ounce of water in the pot because it has grounds in it. Good coffee!

For even better coffee, go to Burger King ... they use Seattle's Best #3 beans and will brew a cup fresh for you (59 cents for us seniors!) ... this is good stuff! Seattle's Best (owned by Starbucks) is what you get when you order just a simple coffee at Starbucks, but it always tastes BURNT there ... I think their machines brew too hot. Anyway, I bought a small bag of SB #3 beans, ground them at home, and brewed them in this machine ... and, guess what? Not nearly as good as at Burger King! So I'm sticking with Folger's Colombian at home, and my 2nd cup of the day is at Burger King.
answered 4 months ago
By
Fotojock
answer 2
This coffee maker has a flaw and it does not heat the water to optimal temperature. If just does not get hot enough to get the right flavor from any coffee
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
KairosZenith
answer 3
I use the common method of 2 Tbsp's, (1/8 cup) to 6 oz water. I also use medium to dark roast coffee. It's all a matter of what you prefer.
answered 6 months ago
By
anniebs
answer 4
Try Maxwell House French Roast and try upping the amount of coffee you use . If you don't put enough coffee in it , it will make a lousy cup of coffee . The more the merrier .

TheReaper!
answered 7 months ago
By
joeblackakaTheReaper
answer 5
Hi!

To me, there is nothing worse than weak coffee (I jokingly tell people that would rather drink hot water - ha!)

I am NOT a big fan of DD coffee, but that said, If use the scoop that came with the coffeemaker, 1 suggest 1 rounded scoop per number of cups to be brewed - if you are only brewing 2 cups or less, I suggest making those heaping scoops. (if the coffee is too strong, you can always add a little water.)

You might like Maxwell House FRENCH ROAST, as I think it is great coffee for the money! Good luck!
answered 7 months ago
By
CharSchu
answer 6
I tried 3 scoops. It came out very good.
answered 7 months ago
By
me7227
answer 7
Buy a coffee scoop, sold at most stores, and use one scoop per two cups of water. I usually make 8 cups in the morning, and with 4 (full) scoops of coffee grounds, this always makes wonderful coffee.
answered 7 months ago
By
2013BusyMomof3
Question

Did anyone have trouble with the lid staying closed?

Just purchased this coffee maker and upon setting it up, noticed that when the carafe is in place the lid pops up. It doesn't latch. take out the pot it drops down. Taking it back and checking another just in case I got a fluke, but just wondered if anyone else had the issue. The lid just lies down level but doesn't latch which would be fine but it sticks up about 1/4 inch with the pot in.
thanks.
asked 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Bert16
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
7 answers
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answer 1
First one I bought the plastic latch was broken upon opening it up. Returned it and got one with the latch not broken upon using it the lid pops up when you put the coffee pot in you put the lid down some times it stays down then pops up the lid. The spring release valve that lets the water go into the pot pushes the filter up to open the lid. Called mfg. They said never heard of this problem maybe they should look at this webpage. They said to return it back to the store bad design.
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
By
improvedesign
answer 2
yes, it was a bit tricky to keep the lid closed. You have to jiggle the basket around. I hope yours lasts longer than mine did. 10 months and dead.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
plntygood
answer 3
It's a bit sensitive ... just wiggle the filter and filter holder around a bit to settle them in.
answered 4 months ago
By
Fotojock
answer 4
YOU MUST NOT HAVE THE INSIDES IN PROPERLY. TRY TAKING OUT THE INSIDES AND MOVE IT AROUND A LITTLE. IF THIS DOES NOT WORK, TAKE IT BACK TO THE STORE
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
ladyskull
answer 5
Update: upon further inspection I found out that the latch was broken so after shaking the coffee maker a bit I heard and found the piece, so yes, I took it back. Have yet to purchase another, just returned.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Bert16
answer 6
Sort of. That happened a couple times before I noticed that you have to have the filter in precisely the right position or the lid doesn't close. Make sure the tab on the filter is aligned with the matching notch.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Yermudder
answer 7
No mine never did that.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Tayen
Question

how many ounces make cup of coffee as they vary as to the manifacturer

asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
harvey
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
6 answers
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answer 1
I use about 20 ounces of bottled water and get three cups of coffee in a regular size coffee mug or about 6 ounces
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
By
magpie54
answer 2
In the USA a cup = 8 ounces, and that does not vary unless you go to the UK where they may use the metric system.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
doontoonkc
answer 3
In the USA that would officially be 8 ounces. I use two level tablespoons of coffee for a 17 ounce bottle of water and pour the first 16 ounces into my mug (to avoid the grounds) ... gives me a perfect BIG cup of coffee!
answered 4 months ago
By
Fotojock
answer 4
My experience is that coffee pot "cups" are considered 5 oz...seems to be fairly standard at all levels.
Just consider this a 24 oz coffee pot.
16 oz. in a mug and some to drink right away!
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
ABCDE00
answer 5
six ounces
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
JoeCups
answer 6
I have a large cup, and this fills it 1 1/2 times. If you drink more than 1 cup a day, get a bigger unit.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
me7227
Question

is it possible to get a copy of the instruction booklet for this product on line?

asked 6 months ago
By
jerry
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes farberware.com
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
By
magpie54
answer 2
Here is the customer service number from my Instruction Booklet. 1-855-451-2897. They should be able to send you one.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
doontoonkc
answer 3
http://www.farberwareproducts.com/products/coffee-makers/5-cup-digital-coffee-maker-103743.aspx ... link is at bottom of the page.
answered 4 months ago
By
Fotojock
answer 4
Manual for the FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker can be found at http://www.farberwareproducts.com/products/coffee-makers/5-cup-digital-coffee-maker-103743.aspx.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 5
Yes, on the Farberware website.
answered 6 months ago
By
4papa
answer 6
Yes, on Farberware's website. See the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

http://www.farberwareproducts.com/products/coffee-makers/5-cup-digital-coffee-maker-103743.aspx
answered 6 months ago
By
eparico
Question

What's the purpose of the charcoal filter and how often does it need to be changed?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Eugene
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
6 answers
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answer 1
filters h2o like a brita
answered 1 year ago
By
mithrasonofgod
answer 2
Charcoal is used to purify water (usually in aquariums). It really won't last very long and I believe it is suppose to last about 60 brew cycles. Myself, I wouldn't worry about it and pull it out after a few uses. That said, I use pure well water. The charcoal filter might help with some nasty city water. I have no idea where to buy this charcoal filter, but charcoal could be purchased at a aquarium store if you want to fashion your own for a lot less money.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Betowess
answer 3
It's a typical charcoal filter - as with any it's purpose is to trap impurities/added stuff like chlorine or minerals. It's not necessary, but if you have a high mineral content in your water a filter will help prolong the life of any water-using appliance and keep things from tasting funky.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
NicknamesAllTaken13
answer 4
The filter helps remove chemicals added by your water treatment plant. The instructions say to replace filter after brewing 50 pots. Good luck finding filters.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
CapnNemo
answer 5
It removes chlorine taste and other impurities from your water to improve coffee flavor. Only necessary if you're using tap water.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Fotojock
answer 6
I think the purpose of the filter is to elinminate any particles that may be in your water. One can rinse the filter and reuse, I suppose. ersonally I never change the filter...just usually discard it after a length of time.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Beccaroby
Question

doe's It have a pour level indicater

asked 9 months ago
By
art
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes inside the coffee maker housing it has a very easy to read 5 cup water fill indicator.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
doontoonkc
answer 2
Yes, but t is in an obscure place - you have to look in from the top on the inside (left side) there is a "stair-step" style water level indicator - rather stupid design on that aspect.
answered 7 months ago
By
CharSchu
answer 3
There is one but it's on the inside of the well and cannot be seen without opening the lid. If you're looking for a coffee maker with the clear glass/plastic indicator on the outside, this does not have one of them.
answered 7 months ago
By
eparico
answer 4
Not on the outside ... I am thinking you are looking for a clear window-type fill indicator. On the inside of the water well, there are white step-like indicators with numbers on them. I agree, these are harder to read, but the carafe has cup lines on it, so no biggie really.
answered 8 months ago
By
CynicalCynic
answer 5
Yes, inside the water tank on the left side.
answered 8 months ago
By
Slither1
answer 6
yes, inside.
answered 9 months ago
By
KristasGrandma
Question

Does the unit have a pause n' serve function?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Trixie
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
6 answers
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answer 1
it does but i always get one little drip when i use it
answered 1 year ago
By
lennon587
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year ago
By
mithrasonofgod
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year ago
By
LetsBFrank
answer 4
yes - automatically stops brewing when you remove it to pour coffee.
answered 1 year ago
By
DeeRae
answer 5
Yes. The manual says the brew cycle pauses for 15 seconds when the carafe is removed from the burner plate.
answered 1 year ago
By
ChristyLR
answer 6
yes it does!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
DixieEdd
Question

I bought this coffee pot

How often do I need to replace the filter?
asked 9 months ago
By
Gail
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
6 answers
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answer 1
If you're talking about the tiny, chlorine filter in the plastic holder that fits inside the machine, Never! Since they aren't commercially available, and similar tiny filters cost a small fortune, after a couple of months or three, throw it out. Then put the EMPTY filter holder back into the machine for good and use PURIFIED or SPRING water (in bottles) and don't worry about chlorine ever again.

If you're talking about the COFFEE filter (the big, screen filter thingy that holds the coffee), just put it into the top shelf of your dishwasher every month or so.
answered 4 months ago
By
Fotojock
answer 2
I don't use the filter , threw it out on day one . I use an under the sink water filter for all my drinking water .

TheReaper!
answered 7 months ago
By
joeblackakaTheReaper
answer 3
It varies, depending on the quality of your water, but Farberware suggests every 60 brew cycles (or 60 days if you brew one pot per day)

I finally found the source for water filters at the following Walmart website:

http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_query=103743f&ic=16_0&Find=Find&search_constraint=0
answered 7 months ago
By
CharSchu
answer 4
When it rips ... ? I've had permanent filters before and as long as you are fairly gentle with them, they'll last a long time.
answered 8 months ago
By
CynicalCynic
answer 5
The way I understand it, you can't even find replacement filters. But when mine is out, I'll just go without the filter.
answered 8 months ago
By
ineptune
answer 6
when it looks worn out!
answered 9 months ago
By
KristasGrandma
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