Capresso H20 SELECT Programmable Water Kettle Instruction Manual

Programmable Water Kettle with Variable Temperature Control

Model#274.051500W / 120V~ / 60 Hz


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be taken, including the following:

  2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  3. To protect against fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, DO NOT IMMERSE CORD, OR POWER BASE UNIT in water or other liquids.
  4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliances by a person responsible for their safety.
  5. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow cooling before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
  6. Do not use harsh abrasives, caustic cleaners, or oven cleaners when cleaning this
  7. Always use the appliance on a dry-level surface.
  8. Do not leave the appliance unattended when in use.
  9. Never insert a finger, or anything else in the spout of the kettle during operation as scalding or another serious injury may occur.
  10. Do not leave water standing in the kettle for prolonged periods of time. When finished using the kettle always discard any remaining water.
  11. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by Capresso may result in fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
  12. Do not use outdoors.
  13. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  14. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  15. Always fill the kettle first, then set the appliance onto the power base, and finally plug the cord into the outlet. To disconnect, remove the kettle from the power base, then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
  16. Do not use this appliance for other than intended use.
  17. Always make sure that the lid is closed during operation. Scalding may occur when the lid is open during operation.
  18. To avoid scalding, never till pot above the “MAX” line marking on the kettle.
  19. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
  20. Extreme caution must be used when moving the kettle containing hot water.

SPECIAL CORD SET INSTRUCTIONSThis appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). As a safety feature, this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician.Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.

  1. A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of becoming entangled in or tripping over a long cord.
  2. Longer extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
  3. If an extension cord is used:a. The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance.b. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.c. If the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord should be a grounding-type 3-wire cord.

Programmable Water Kettle with Variable Temperature Control

CAUTION: Handle the kettle carefully, the metal housing will become hot during and after heating!


  • Never boil water while the lid is open. Hot steam may cause injuries and may damage wooden panels in your kitchen.
  • Never try to remove the lid.
  • Before opening the lid make sure the water is not boiling.
  • Never fill the kettle with anything but water.
  • Do not add instant soups or any other soluble liquids to the kettle.
  • Do not use the kettle to thaw food of any kind.
  • Do not use the kettle to make sauces or to melt cheese, butter, or any other items.
  • Never immerse the kettle in any liquid. Never put kettle or base in the dishwasher.

BEFORE USING IT FOR THE FIRST TIMERead all Important Safeguards and Operating Instructions before using this kettle. Discard the first filling of boiling water to remove any dustand residues from the manufacturing process.

TO BOIL WATER (default setting)

  • Remove kettle from base.
  • Push the button on the lid (Fig. 1). The lid opens itself.
  • Fill with the desired amount of fresh cold water. The kettle has a minimum and maximum markings. Never underfill or overfill the kettle.

CAUTION / DANGEROUS: Never fill above the MAX line. If you fill above the max line, boiling water will push out of the pouring spout.This can cause severe injuries and burns.

  • Close lid.
  • Place kettle on power base (Fig. 1).
  • Plug cord into the outlet. The display illuminates and shows the kettle symbol and 212ºF (Fig. 3a).
  • Push the On/Off button (Fig. 2d). The kettle symbol will blink, indicating that the kettle is heating the water. The warmer the water becomes the more you will hear the noise of the water heating up.
  • When the water comes to a boil the display will switch from the kettle symbol to the timer symbol (Fig. 3d). The timer symbol will blink for threeseconds (default). Then the display changes back to the kettle symbol (not blinking) and the heater shut off.
  • Lift kettle from the base and pour water out slowly. For different settings see chapters 4, 5, and 6.


If you turn the kettle on without water in the kettle, the heater will shut off after a few seconds. The display will go blank. Once the kettle has cooled down, the display will come back on again. This can take several minutes. To speed up this process you can fill some cold water into the kettle. You will hear a clicking noise. This indicates that the thermostat has reset itself. If you place the kettle back on the power base, the display will show the default setting again (Fig. 3a).Please note: AUTO-OFF. The kettle will always shut off after the selected temperature has been reached.


There are two ways to turn off the kettle:

  1.  During operation, push the On/Off button. This will not erase any programmed settings as long as the kettle sits on the base.
  2. During operation, lift the kettle off the base. This will turn off the kettle and erase any personal setting. You will need to select your personal setting again.


According to tea experts, certain teas should not be steeped with boiling water (i.e. Green Tea should be steeped between 170ºF and 185ºF, most Oolong teas should be steeped between 190ºF and 200ºF, water for French Press coffee should not be hotter than 200ºF.)

  • Fill your kettle with the desired amount of cold freshwater. Place on the power base. The display shows the default setting (Fig. 3a).
  • Use the -/+ buttons (Fig. 2b) to select any temperature between 110ºF and 200ºF in 10ºF increments (110ºF, 120ºF, and so forth) or 212ºF.
  • Push the On/Off button (Fig. 2d). The kettle will heat the water to the desired temperature and then shut off. The display will show the selectedtemperature and the kettle symbol will stop blinking.

When you remove the kettle from the base and replace it, the default setting 212ºF will be displayed.


The keep-warm feature can be set in two ways:

  1. To keep water at a certain temperature after it has reached the desired temperature.
  2. To first boil the water and then bring it down to the desired temperature.• The display shows the default setting (Fig. 3a).• Push the program button once (Fig. 2c). The display will show the warm-keeping symbol and 000ºF.• Push the -/+ buttons (Fig. 2b) to select the keep the warm temperature between 110ºF and 190ºF.• Push the On/Off button.

Please note: The keep warm temperature cannot be set higher than the selected heating temperature, i.e. if the selected heating temperature is set to 160°F, the keep warm temperature can be set between 110°F  and 160°F.

Please note: If the selected heating temperature is set to 212°F or 200°F degrees the keep warm temperature cannot be set higher than 190°F.

After the selected heating temperature is reached, the display will now change to the preselected keep warm temperature. The keep-warm symbol and the keep-warm temperature are displayed. Once the water cools to approx. 10°F below the pre-set keep warm temperature, the heater will automatically start re-warming the water to the pre-set temperature. During this time the keep warm symbol will be blinking. The kettle will keep the selected temperature for up to 40 minutes. After 40 minutes the keep warm symbol stops blinking indicating that the heating element has shut off.

Please note: Once you remove the kettle from the power base, all pre-sets are canceled.

Tip: If you want to pour water immediately after brewing and then keep the rest at a certain temperature, proceed as follows:

  • Follow the instructions under chapter 1 or 4.
  • Pour the desired amount of water.
  • Replace the kettle.
  • Select the brewing temperature by pushing the -/+ buttons.
  • Push the program button once to show the keep warm display.
  • 000°F. Use the -/+ buttons to select the desired keep warm
  • Push the On/Off button.

The kettle is now on. Depending on the temperature of the water it will either re-heat the water immediately or later.


If you boil the water in the default setting, the kettle will shut off 3 seconds after the sensor registered the boiling temperature. You can prolong the actual boiling action as follows:

  • Set the Chlorine symbol to “CL”, this will add three extra seconds to the boiling of the water.
  • Change the Timer Setting from 003 (seconds) to any duration up to 20 seconds (020).
  • Prepare the kettle as explained in chapter 1.
  • Before you push the On/Off button, push the program button twice, the Chlorine symbol appears (Fig. 3c).
  • Push either -/+ button once, the display shows “CL”.
  • Push the program button again. The display shows the timer symbol and 003 (Fig. 3d).
  • Push the -/+ button to select up to 20 seconds.
  • Now push the On/Off button. Once the boiling temperature is reached the kettle will keep boiling the extra three seconds from the CL setting plus the seconds set with the timer.

Please note: Once you remove the kettle from the base all settings will return to the default (see Fig. 3a).


  • Always unplug the cord of the power base before cleaning.
  • Make sure the kettle is cold.
  • Clean the exterior surface with a clean, damp, soft cloth.
  • Never use abrasive cleaners or scouring agents.
  • Rinse out the kettle.


  • Over time the stainless steel inside of the kettle may change color slightly. This is caused by the intense heat of the heating element, especially if the kettle was turned on repeatedly without water. This will not diminish the performance of the kettle in any way.
  • If your water has a high calcium content, calcium deposits might dull the Follow the instruction below for decalcification.


Hard water can leave calcium spots inside the kettle that can slow down boiling time. Use a commercial descaling agent, like Capresso Cleaning Solution, and follow the instructions that come with the agent.NOTE: Make sure the kettle is cold.

Use of Capresso Cleaning Solution

Dissolve 1 oz (28 g) of Capresso Cleaning Solution with 32 oz (1 L) of water and pour the mixture into kettle. Allow mixture to sit inside the kettle for 20-30 minutes. Pour water and Cleaning Solution out and rinse the kettle 2-3 times with fresh, clean water. DO NOT heat the kettle while descaling with Capresso Cleaning Solution.

Use of Vinegar

You can also use white vinegar to descale the inside.

  • Fill the kettle up to the desired level with the water.
  • For every 2 cups of water (16 oz) add 6 tablespoons of white vinegar.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Discard the solution and repeat if necessary. Let the kettle cool down and rinse the kettle once or twice with fresh cold water.


This warranty covers your CAPRESSO water kettle, model #274.05. The model # can be found on the bottom of the kettle or the bottom of the power base. This warranty is in effect for one year from the date of the first consumer purchase. This warranty covers all defects in materials or workmanship (parts and labor).

This warranty does not cover:

  • Any machine not purchased from an Authorized CAPRESSO Dealer.
  • Commercial use of the kettle.
  • Damage caused by accident, abuse, negligence, misuse, improper operation, or failure to follow instructions contained in this manual.
  • Any service or alteration performed by an unauthorized person, company, or association.
  • Damage caused by neglecting and omitting maintenance, cleaning, and decalcifying.

Other limitations and exclusions: Any implied warranties including fitness for use and merchantability are limited in duration to the period of the express warranty set forth above and no person is authorized to assume for JURA any other liability in connection with the sale of the machine.JURA expressly disclaims liability for incidental and consequential damages caused by the machine. The term “incidental damages” refers to the loss of the original purchaser’s time, loss of the use of the machine, or other costs relating to the care and custody of the machine.The term “consequential damages” refers to the cost of repairing or replacing other property which is damaged when this machine does not work properly. The remedies provided under this warranty are exclusive and in lieu of all others.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.Capresso H2O Select Product RegistrationPlease go to our website to register your product.Your information will help us to better serve you.Capresso Customer Service:20 Craig Road, Montvale, NJ 07645

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