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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 2 years, 3 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 1 year, 6 months ago
By
CharSchu
answer 2
farberware.com
answered 1 year, 11 months 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 2 years, 3 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 2 years, 3 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 2 years, 2 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, 11 months ago
By
lennon587
answer 2
I have made 2 before.
answered 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 1 month ago
By
NanaMcal
answer 7
I have made two cups of coffee with no problem
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Beccaroby
answer 8
One
answered 2 years, 2 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 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 4 months 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 1 year, 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 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 6 months ago
By
CharSchu
answer 6
I tried 3 scoops. It came out very good.
answered 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 4 months 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 11 months 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 1 year, 2 months 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 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 3 months 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 1 year, 3 months 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Yermudder
answer 7
No mine never did that.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Tayen
Question

I bought this coffee pot

How often do I need to replace the filter?
asked 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 7 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 1 year, 7 months ago
By
ineptune
answer 6
when it looks worn out!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
KristasGrandma
Question

What size cone filter...#1 or #2? In the event I want to use them.

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
dm3k
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Best bet is unbleached Melitta #1.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Fotojock
answer 2
#4
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Tayen
answer 3
2
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
JoeCups
answer 4
The FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker uses a #2 size cone filter.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 5
#2
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
4papa
answer 6
#2. I have a bunch of #1 coffee filters left over from my single cup maker that also work fine but that would depend on how strong you like your coffee.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
eparico
Question

Does the unit have a pause n' serve function?

asked 2 years 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, 11 months ago
By
lennon587
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mithrasonofgod
answer 3
Yes
answered 2 years ago
By
LetsBFrank
answer 4
yes - automatically stops brewing when you remove it to pour coffee.
answered 2 years 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 2 years ago
By
ChristyLR
answer 6
yes it does!
answered 2 years ago
By
DixieEdd
Question

How much coffee does the scoop hold?

Lost my Farberware coffee scoop and want to know how much coffee is in each scoop of coffee.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Kathleen
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi, I used my old scoop but i love strong coffee. I bough a scoop at Walmart and use 4 scoops and over fill them and fill it coffee carfe to the 4 cup level. And my coffee taste great. Hope this was helpful... But i think each scoop is about 1 cup of coffee
answered 1 year ago
By
MyAti
answer 2
I think the scoop = 1 Tablespoon of coffee.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
doontoonkc
answer 3
The scooper that comes with the coffemaker holds 1 Tablespoon of coffee.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
gastonnc
answer 4
It's one tablespoon.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
SunNSandDreamin
answer 5
a little over one tablespoon
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
mjbsss
answer 6
I think it's one measured tablespoon. If you have a set of measuring spoons, use the tablespoon.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
happi2shop
Question

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

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
harvey
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
6 answers
Answers
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 11 months 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 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
ABCDE00
answer 5
six ounces
answered 1 year, 4 months 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
me7227
Question

Can you clean this coffee pot w/white vinegar as with other coffee pots I've had

I have a 5-cup programmable coffee pot. Can it be cleaned by running the brew cycle with white vinegar and how often
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
lattemama
on FARBERWARE 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Black & Stainless
6 answers
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answer 1
I clean the glass carafe with soap and hot water daily, and daily I rinse the stainless steele coffee filter and let it air dry on a paper towel...but why would we need to clean the coffee maker housing with soap and water or vinegar? The only thing put inside the housing is clean (filtered) water it doesn't get dirty.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
doontoonkc
answer 2
yes I did no problems
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
JJ34
answer 3
This coffee pot can be cleaned with white vinegar.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 4
My previous answer referred to cleaning the machine. To clean just the "pot," best bet is top shelf of your dishwasher ... take off the top first and toss it in there, then put in the pot upside down.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Fotojock
answer 5
Sure. I only clean when it gets sluggish. Once per month would do the trick.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Fotojock
answer 6
YES AND YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CLEAN ONCE A MONTH
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
ladyskull
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