Capresso MG600 PLUS 10-Cup Programmable Glass Coffee Maker 484 Instruction Manual

MG600 PLUS, Model #484 (Glass)10-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Housing• Operating Instructions• Product Registration• Warranty


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

  1. Read all instructions.
  2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  3. To protect against fire, electric shock and personal injury, do not immerse cord, plugs, or appliance in water or other liquid.
  4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  5. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow it to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
  6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
  7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by Capresso may result in fire, electric shock, or personal injury.
  8. Do not use outdoors.
  9. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  11. Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord into wall outlet. To disconnect, turn any control to “off” then remove plug from wall outlet.
  12. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
  13. Scalding may occur if the water container lid is opened during the brewing cycle.
  14. For household use only.


Regarding your cord set:

A. A short power-supply cord (or detachable power-supply cord) is to be provided to reduce risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.B. Longer detachable power-supply or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.C. If a long detachable power-supply cord or extension cord is used,1) The marked electrical rating of the detachable power-supply cord or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance,2) If the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord should be a rounding type 3-wire cord, and 2 3) The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter top or table top where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.D. This 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.

CAUTIONThis appliance is for household use. Any servicing other than cleaning and user maintenance should be performed by an authorized service representative.

  • Do not immerse base in water or try to disassemble.
  • To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not remove the base.No user serviceable parts inside. Repair should be done by authorized service personnel only.
  • Check voltage to be sure that the voltage indicated on the name plate agrees with your voltage.
  • Never use warm or hot water to fill the water container! Use cold water only!
  • Keep your hands and the cord away from hot parts of the appliance during operation.
  • Never clean with scouring powders or hard implements.

Welcome and Thank You

Thank you for choosing the Capresso MG600 PLUS. Its heavy-duty fingerprintproof stainless steel body provides superior strength and style. The special surface is easy to clean and maintains a look that will never fade. The charcoal water filtration indicator takes the guess work out of replacing the charcoal insert at the right time. Please read all operating instructions before using your MG600 PLUS. Understanding and complying with these directions is essential to ensure that the machine is utilized without risk and to ensure safety during operation and maintenance.

How To Contact Capresso

Should you require further information or if particular problems occur that are not covered in this manual, please

  • CALL our toll free HELP LINE: 1- 800-767-3554 Monday-Thursday 8AM to 9PM, Friday 8AM to 8PM and Saturday 9AM to 5PM Eastern Standard Time. Feel free to call at any time. If you are connected to our voicemail, PLEASE DO NOT HANG UP. Leave your name, telephone number and time to call back. Please leave the model number of your Capresso product, in this case it is #484.
  • FAX us at 1-201-767-9684
  • E-MAIL us at [email protected]
  • VISIT our website at
  • WRITE to JURA Inc., Customer Service P.O. Box 775, Closter, NJ 07624


The Capresso MG600 PLUS comes complete with:

  • Glass Carafe with Lid
  • GoldTone Filter (inserted in removable Filter Holder)
  • Measuring Scoop
  • Charcoal Filter with Charcoal Filter Holder
  • Instruction Book
Preparing the Coffee Maker

2a. Before First UseAfter unpacking your coffee maker clean all the loose parts with warm water and make yourself familiar with the different functions. After reading these instructions, clean the internal parts of the machine by making two carafes using only water, without any ground coffee inside the filter.

2b. The Display / Setting the Clock and TimerWhen you plug in the coffee maker the display will illuminate for about 30 seconds and will flash “12:00”. All indicator lights will be off.

2c. To Set the Current Time (Fig. 2)Push and hold the hour button. The hours will advance. The little dot on the left upper side (indicating AM) changes to a left lower dot (indicating PM). When the correct hour shows up release the button and push and hold the minute button to set the minutes.Attention: You must change the clock when the time changes (Standard Time, Daylight Savings Time).

2d. To Set an Auto-On Time:If you want the coffee maker to start brewing at a preset time automatically, first push the program button (Fig. 2, P). The display shows “12:00”. Immediately start pushing the hour and minute buttons as described above until the desired time shows up. Within a few seconds the display will revert to the actual time.To check the programmed time just push the program button. The display shows the programmed time and will switch back to the actual time.To change the programmed time, push the program button and repeat as described above.

Attention: Flashing Display! If you unplug the coffee maker for more than 10 seconds or if you have a power failure, you will lose the current time and program settings. The flashing display indicates that you must reset the current and programmed time.

The Charcoal Filter Indicator

To start the electronic charcoal indicator, push the blue filter button (Fig. 2, Q). The green indicator light for the charcoal filter will turn on. If you use spring water, bottled water or distilled water and make coffee right away, it is not necessary to use the charcoal filter. Push the blue Filter Button (Fig. 2, Q) and the green filter indicator light will turn off.Attention: Spring water and distilled water might attract impurities when sitting in the water container overnight. The charcoal filter will remove most of these impurities since the water will be filtered just before entering the heating element.

3a. Using the Charcoal Water FilterMost tap water is treated with chlorine. The charcoal filter removes up to 82% of the chlorine and other impurities found in tap water, improving the taste of water substantially. The charcoal cartridge sits in the charcoal holder (see Fig. 4). The charcoal holder is already inserted into the water container.To activate the charcoal cartridge pour four cups of water into the water container and let it sit for approx. 3 minutes. Then turn the machine on and let the water brew into the carafe (see chapter 5e). Discard the water.

As long as the green Charcoal Filter Light is on, the machine monitors time and the number of brewings.The green charcoal filter light will start blinking either after 6 weeks or after the Coffee Brewing Button has been turned on 60 times (Fig. 2, N) whichever comes first, reminding you to replace the cartridge:If you make coffee once a day, the filter light will start flashing after 6 weeks. If you make coffee twice a day, the light will flash after 30 days. This will help you to plan the right amount of cartridges.

Attention: When you unplug the machine for more than 10 seconds or if you have a power failure, the electronic indicator loses its memory. Then it is best to replace the filter 6 weeks after first use.Caution: Once the cartridge is activated you should never use it for longer than six weeks. Harmful bacteria build-up may occur. Unused cartridges can be stored indefinitely.

Replacement cartridges are available through your local Capresso dealer or our website:

3b. Replacing the Cartridge / Resetting the Filter IndicatorRemove the cartridge from the water container (Fig. 3), twist and open the holder and discard the old cartridge. Replace with new cartridge (Fig. 4) and close the filter holder securely. Insert the assembly back into the water tank (Fig. 3) and make sure it is inserted properly otherwise the water container lid will not close completely. Activate the charcoal filter (chapter 3a).While the green light is still blinking, push and hold the Charcoal Filter Button for a few seconds until the light stops blinking and is illuminated again. Now the indicator starts counting again.

The Proper Sequence for Making Coffee

Coffee makers produce very hot water. If you follow the sequence as described below you will avoid possible accidents which might cause severe injuries and burns.

  1. Remove carafe from machine.
  2. Open water container lid (Fig. 1, A) and pour water into the water container.Caution: Make sure the water level does not exceed the MAX setting (Fig. 6). If you fill too much water into the tank the carafe may overflow with hot coffee.
  3. Make sure the filter holder (Fig. 1,C) sits firmly in the Filter Holder Housing (Fig. 1,F). Push the tab of the filter holder down (Fig. 8) to make sure the filter holder sits firmly in the Filter Holder Housing. If the filter holder is not snapped into the housing, the drip stop in the filter holder might not open during brewing and hot water and grinds could overflow and leak from the machine.
  4. Insert filter paper (chapter 5b) or a GoldTone Filter (chapter 5a).
  5. Add the correct amount of ground coffee (chapter 5c).
  6. Close the water container lid.
  7. Make sure the carafe is empty and the lid sits properly on the glass carafe.
  8. Turn the machine on (Fig. 2, N).
  9. Never open the water container lid as long as coffee is brewing. Hot water could spill out causing burns. Wait until the brewing noise stops.
  10. Immediately after brewing is finished there could still be hot water in the filter holder passing through the ground coffee. This can take 1 to 3 minutes depending on how much coffee you used and how fine the coffee was ground.
Making Coffee

Please follow the steps described in chapter 4.Filling the Water TankSee chapter 4.2.

5a. Using the GoldTone FilterA size 4 GoldTone filter comes with the machine. It sits in the Filter Holder.Attention: Coffee flows slower through a GoldTone Filter than through paper filters. Please see the chart in chapter 5c for maximum coffee amounts.

5b. Using Filter PaperUse size 4 paper only. Always fold the bottom and side crimps over for a proper fit (see Fig. 5). Do not use a filter paper inside a GoldTone Filter!

5c. How Much Coffee?A coffee scoop comes with your coffee maker. We recommend using one level scoop of coffee per cup. If you like your coffee extremely strong never use more coffee than the amounts indicated in the chart shown.

Maximum # of Scoops GoldToneFilter Size 4Paper Filter
Regular or DripGrind (supermarket Version) 12scoops 14scoops
Fine Grind (finer than Drip Grind) 8-10scoops 9-11scoops

Using more coffee can result in an overflow of ground coffee, above the filter, blocking the drip stop function and causing a mess on your counter.

5d. Turning the Coffee Maker OnPush the On/Off button (Fig. 2, N). The red light will illuminate, indicating that the brewing process is starting. Caution: Never open the water container lid during brewing.

5e. Serving CoffeeBrewing time for a full pot of coffee takes just about 7 minutes.

When all the water is passed through, the coffee maker will keep the coffee hot for two hours. Then it will shut off. If you need to keep the coffee hot longer, just push the On/Off button again.

5f. Pouring Coffee While BrewingYou can pull the carafe from the platform during the brewing process for approx. 20 seconds to pour a cup in between.

5g. Brewing Small Amounts of CoffeeWhen brewing small amounts of coffee (3 to 5 cups) push the 3-5 cup button first. The green indicator light will go on. Then push the On/Off button. The red indicator light will go on. The brewing process will be slowed down to allow the coffee to reach its full aroma.If you pushed the 3-5 cup button by mistake, just push it again to turn off this function. Important: When brewing 3-5 cups of coffee the temperature in the carafe will be approx. 3 to 5 degrees lower than on a full pot.

5h. Making Multiple Carafes of CoffeeIf you want to make another carafe of coffee immediately after the first pot, make sure the machine is off and allow to cool down for three minutes before refilling the water tank.Important: Make sure the carafe is empty before brewing.

Automatic Brewing at a Pre-Programmed

Time Set the programmed time at which you wish to brew coffee as described in chapter 2d.Make sure that the programmed time is correct (AM or PM).Hint: If you want your coffee ready by 7:15 AM, set the programmed time to 7:05, i.e. 10 minutes earlier. This way you get the freshest and hottest coffee possible.

Fill the water tank and filter holder and place the empty carafe with the closed lid on the platform (chapter 4).Push the “auto” button (Fig. 2, L). The green indicator light above this button will go on. At the pre-programmed time, the red on button will go on and the green auto light will go off, indicating that brewing has started.Important: If you pushed the auto button by mistake just push it again to turn it off.

Cleaning the Coffee Maker
  • Make sure coffee maker is turned off (Red light is off). Always unplug the appliance from the outlet before cleaning.
  • Never use scouring agents.
  • Never immerse the appliance in water or any other liquid and never clean under running water. To clean the appliance, wipe off with a soft, damp cloth.
  • Dishwasher safe (upper rack) are: Filter Holder, GoldTone Filter, Glass Carafe.
  • Clean the GoldTone Filter after every use. Otherwise coffee oils will form and clog up the small filter openings. Old, hardened coffee oils can spoil the taste of your coffee.
  • Clean the lid of the carafe under running water.
  • Drip-stop in filter holder: make sure that the drip-stop is free of any coffee particles, otherwise it might not close properly when removing the carafe.

Decalcify at least every 6 months or when brewing ten cups takes more than 9 minutes.Attention: Before decalcifying, remove the GoldTone filter and Charcoal filter from the machine.

8a. How to Decalcify with White Vinegar

  • Remove GoldTone filter andCharcoal filter.
  • Fill the water container with 20 to 24 oz. of white household vinegar.
  • Place the empty carafe with the lid closed underneath the filter holder.
  • Turn the machine on for 2 minutes.
  • Turn machine off and let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Turn machine on again and let the remaining vinegar pass through.
  • When the red light turns off, remove the carafe, empty and rinse a few times with fresh cold water.
  • Rinse the filter holder thoroughly with fresh water.
  • Fill 20 to 24 oz. of fresh cold water into the water tank and brew through machine to remove any vinegar odors.

8b. Using other Decalcifying Agents

Only use decalcifying agents suitable for drip coffee makers and follow the instructions which come with the agent.Attention: Decalcifying agents are acids and therefore must be handled properly. Please check the information on the packaging of the decalcifying agents before using.


What to do if……Coffee drips from the filter, when the carafe is removed.

  • Ground coffee sits in the drip stop and does not allow the drip stop to close properly. Immediately replace the carafe and wait until all the coffee has been filtered in the carafe. Now remove carafe and remove the filter holder. Clean filter holder under running water. Push the drip stop several times to remove coffee particles. Over the sink fill some water into the filter holder and check if the drip stop closes properly.
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…Ground coffee is flowing over the GoldTone Filter.

  • Coffee is ground too fine.
  • Use less coffee the next time (chapter 5c).
  • Use a paper filter (size 4) instead of the GoldTone Filter.


This warranty covers your CAPRESSO machine, model #484. The model # can be found on the bottom of the machine. 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 machine.
  • 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.
  • Carafes (Glass or Thermal)
  • Charcoal Filters

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 purchasers 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.

Customer Service1-800-767-3554Mon-Thu 8AM ­ 9PM · Fri 8AM ­ 8PM · Sat 9AM ­ 5PMEastern Time Zoneemail: [email protected]

JURA Inc.81 Ruckman Road, Closter, NJ 07624201-767-3999 · Fax: 201-767-9684Website:

JURA Inc.81 Ruckman Road, Closter, NJ 07624201-767-3999 · Fax: 201-767-9684Website:


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