How to Set Timer on Cuisinart Coffee Maker (Easy Steps)

In our busy, fatigued, and monotonous regular life, a cup of hot and smoky coffee can drive away all types of weariness and give a refreshing sensation. Coffee is a worldwide popular beverage that refreshes us from our tiredness. Even the beautiful aroma of coffee triggers our minds with joy.

If you have a programmable Cuisinart Coffee Maker, you’re the lucky one who can taste the first smoky cup before starting a day without manually brewing it. To set the timer on a Cuisinart Coffee Maker, you can follow the instruction booklet. You will get it with the Coffee Maker.

 Don’t worry! If you don’t have the instruction guide or having trouble understanding the process, Here we’re discussing, how to set timer on Cuisinart Coffee Maker.

Cuisinart Coffee Maker

Making a perfect cup of coffee with the traditional method is a lengthy process. In the age of modern technology, the coffeemaker helps to do these steps. In this case, the Cuisinart coffeemaker can be a good helper to you. The Cuisinart coffeemaker has programmable features for making coffee. You can set the types of brewing and time, amount, and strength of the coffee that you want to make, and so on.

Cuisinart is a home appliance brand under Conair Corporation based in America. This company is famous for its electric food processor since 1973. They also sold other kitchen appliances. Their products are accessible to everyone. Even for those people who have limited vision and mobility. Most of their products are easy to operate, automatic, and programmable. Cuisinart coffee makers are very reliable and reasonable in pricing. Some of them come with a built-in grinder.

A coffeemaker performs the steps of coffee making and gives you ease while you are busy with your work. This timer function lets the coffeemaker starts work at a fixed time that you set before. For setting a timer in the Cuisinart coffeemaker, you need to know a few steps. After that, you can use this feature at any time when you are busy or need to take some rest.

5 Steps of Setting Timer on Cuisinart Coffee Maker
5 Steps of Setting Timer on Cuisinart Coffee Maker

How To Set Timer On Cuisinart Coffee Maker

Setting The Clock

  1. When your Cuisinart coffeemaker is plugged in, the time 12:00 will appear on the time display.
  2. Turn the Function Knob to the CLOCK position.
  3. Press and hold down the HOUR or MINUTE button until the clock begins to flash. Select the hour and minute for your desired time.
  4. Holding the buttons will scroll you through the digits. Alternatively, press and release to advance 1 digit at a time. Make sure to select the AM or PM correctly.
  5. To finish the setting, turn the Function Knob to another setting. You can also wait until the numbers stop blinking.

Setting The Auto On Feature

  1. Turn the Function Knob to PROG. Use the Hour and Minute buttons to set your start-brew time (also set the AM/PM correctly).
  2. Turn the Function Knob to AUTO ON. Press and release the ON/OFF button. A blue light will flash to confirm the AUTO ON mode.
  3. To start the brew time the next day at the exact time, keep the Function Knob at AUTO ON and press and release the ON/OFF button once more.

Setting The Auto Off Time

  1. Turn the Function Knob to the AUTO-OFF position.
  2. Use the Hour and Minute buttons like before to set the auto shut-off time.
  3. Ideally, keep it around 0–4 hours after the end of your brew cycle.

Cuisinart Coffee Maker Controls

How To Set Auto Timer On A Cuisinart Coffee Maker
Cuisinart Coffee Maker Control Panel

1. 1-4 Cup Brew Functions With Indicator

For making 4 cups or fewer, engage this button. This feature improves extraction, Temperature, and flavor.

2. HR And MIN Button

Those buttons are used to set program functions like Auto On and Auto Off times. It is also used to set Hours and minutes to turn the Cuisinart Coffeemaker on by itself the next morning.

3. Clock Display

It displays the time of day, Auto-Off, and, Auto-On time.

4. CLEAN Function With Indicator

When the indicator is lit up, it is time to clean the coffeemaker. A programable Cuisinart coffee maker has a self-clean button. Self-clean button initiates automatic cleaning features. If there is calcium buildup in the nozzle, you need to clean the coffee maker.

Always keep your coffeemaker clean to have the perfect taste. Just initiate Self-clean and wait a while.

5. Function Knob

This knob works for 5 functional options:


If the knob is set to the Auto On function, the Machine turns itself on every day at a fixed time during the 24 hours. To do so the time has to be set using the Hour button and Minute Button.


If the knob is set to the PROG function, can program any functions for Automatic queues.


If the knob is set at the clock function, use this option to set the program time of day.


If the knob is set on the Brew function, it will start brewing and your coffee pot will slowly fill up. 


Since the AUTO ON function is activated, it is good practice to activate the AUTO OFF function too. The time can be set between Zero minute to 4 hours using the Hour button and Minute Button.

6. ON/OFF Button (Maker)

Surrounded by a circular blue light, use this button to turn on or turn off the Coffeemaker.


Use this knob for setting a Carafe temperature. There are three Buttons for setting levels of Carafe temperature. Set for low temperature, M for medium temperature, and H for high temperature.

8. ON/OFF Button (Water)

Surrounded by a circular blue light, use this button to put on or put off the hot water system.

9. Water Dispenser With A Safety Feature

This dispensing lever dispenses hot water. There is a lock feature with the dispenser to protect against unavoidable accidents.

10. WATER READY With Indicator

When the water is getting hot and ready to use, the water-ready indicator is lit up.

11. ADD WATER With An Indicator

If there is no water in the water pot, the add water indicator will light up.

Making Coffee With Cuisinart Coffee Machine

How To Set Timer on Cuisinart Coffee Maker
Freshly Brewed Cup Of Coffee
  • Before first use, flush out the machine and the hot water system (if available).
  • Fill the reservoir with water and brew without coffee to flush the machine.
  • Insert the water filter accordingly. Fill up the water reservoir with cold water. Use the cup selector button or knob to set your preferences.
  • Set the carafe temperature (Low/Medium/High). Now the warm plate will keep your coffee warm at that specific temperature.
  • Insert the paper filter (or permanent filter) and make sure to set it accurately.
  • Pour 1 level scoop of ground coffee into each cup. Reattach the filter basket and close it securely.
  • Set the glass carafe in position and turn the function knob to BREW.
  • Plug the cord into the mains and press the ON/OFF button. Alternatively, set the AUTO ON function.
  • When the brewing is over, you’ll hear 5 beeps, and the coffee will start to stream from the filter for several seconds.
  • Use the Brew Pause feature to interrupt the flow of coffee. It lets you pour that 1st cup mid-brew.

Cleaning Cuisinart Programmable Coffee Machine

  • Always turn the machine off first. Then remove the cord from the main outlet.
  • Lift up your Cuisinart coffeemaker’s reservoir cover.
  • Remove and discard the paper filter and the ground coffee.
  • Wash the filter basket in warm, soapy water and then rinse thoroughly. It’s also safe to be cleaned in the upper rack of the dishwasher.
  • Dry all the detachable parts after use.
  • Wipe the area underneath the filter basket with a soft, damp cloth.
  • Detach the carafe from the heating plate and discard any remaining coffee.
  • Both the carafe and its lid can be washed in warm, soapy water. Both of them are also washable in the upper rack of a dishwasher.
  • Don’t apply any scouring agents or harsh cleansers to any detachable parts of the coffeemaker.
  • Never soak the base unit in water or other liquids. Simply wipe the base unit and the heating plate with a clean, damp cloth and let them dry out properly.
  • Fingerprints and other blemishes can be washed off with soap-water or nonabrasive solutions. Avoid drying the insides of the reservoir with a cloth as it won’t clear the lint.
  • Any other servicing must be performed by the authorized representatives.

Final Words

Cuisinart coffeemaker makes the procedure of coffee making easy and saves you time. You can also set your preferences according to your taste while you are making coffee. The charcoal filter ensures water quality. The basket filter sieves the sediment of the coffee so that you can taste your coffee till the last drop. The thermal carafe keeps your coffee warm. When everything is set and ready then why are you waiting for it? Only grab a box of fresh coffee grounds, and water, and make your most desired cup of coffee.

Enjoy Your Coffee!!

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