A:AnswerAdd 4 cups white vinegar where the water goes. Place a filter in the basket. Press select until it goes to Clean. The process will take about an hour. After cleaning throw out filter and vinegar. Do one cycle with clean water to flush. Done!
A:AnswerYes, you do need to buy filter, the regular basket kind will work just fine and the little coffee scooper to measure you coffee. I love this coffee maker for a medium priced coffee maker. I got it on sale and it was replacing a really expensive one as a temporary drip coffee maker for something I could keep for whenever I have problems with the big dogs which you always do. I'm tired of spending money on them so I"m just enjoying this one for now.
A:AnswerYou can set the time to start the brew in the morning prior to waking up by setting the "Set Delay" time on the front control panel.. Or you can also instant start the brewing with the manual "Brew Now" push buttons. The length of the brew time is determined by the amount of the water added to the reservoir usually 5-7 minutes.
A:AnswerNo! Its perfectly fine the way it is. In a modern kitchen today , There are so many lights shining that you really don't need another light on a coffee maker ! I have this coffee maker and its perfectly fine the way it is!