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proctor silex E160BYR Coffee Grinder

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When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or injury to persons, including the following:

  1. Read all instructions.
  2. This appliance is not intended for use by persons with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they are closely supervised and instructed concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  3. This appliance shall not be used by children. Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children.
  4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used near children. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  5. To protect against the risk of electrical shock, do not put the unit, cord, or plug in water or other liquid.
  6. Turn the appliance OFF( proctor silex E160BYR Coffee Grinder - icon), then unplug from the outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning. To unplug, grasp the plug and pull from the outlet. Never pull from the power cord.
  7. Avoid contacting moving parts.
  8. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged supply cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Supply cord replacement and repairs must be conducted by the manufacturer, its service agent, or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard. Contact Customer Service for information on examination, repair, or adjustment as set forth in the Limited Warranty.
  9. The use of attachments not recommended or sold by the appliance manufacturer may cause fire, electric shock, or injury.
  10. Do not use outdoors.
  11. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter or touch hot surfaces, including the stove.
  12. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  13. Check that the appliance is OFF (proctor silex E160BYR Coffee Grinder - icon ) before plugging the cord into a wall outlet. To disconnect, turn the control to OFF ( proctor silex E160BYR Coffee Grinder - icon); then remove the plug from the wall outlet. To unplug, grasp the plug and pull from the outlet. Never pull from the power cord.
  14. Check the hopper (bowl) for the presence of foreign objects before using it.
  15. Do not attempt to defeat any interlock mechanism.
  16. Do not remove the cover until the blade has completely stopped rotating.
  17. Do not use appliances for other than the intended purpose.
  18. CAUTION! In order to avoid a hazard due to inadvertent resetting of the thermal cut-out, this appliance must not be supplied through an external switching device, such as a timer, or connected to a circuit that is regularly switched on and off by the utility.

Other Consumer Safety Information

This appliance is intended for household use only.
WARNING Shock Hazard: This appliance has a polarized plug (one wide blade) that reduces the risk of electric shock. The plug fits only one way into a polarized outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the plug by modifying the plugin in any way or by using an adapter. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, have an electrician replace the outlet.

Parts and Features

proctor silex E160BYR Coffee Grinder - Parts and Features

1. Cover 3. Grind Button
2. Bowl (inside) 4. Cord Storage


  • The blade is sharp. Handle carefully.
  • Do not attempt to defeat the cover interlock mechanism.

NOTE: Cover can become etched or cloudy as a result of grinding. This is normal.

Ground Coffee Chart

4 cups of coffee 3 Tablespoons ground coffee
8 cups of coffee 5 Tablespoons ground coffee
12 cups of coffee 8 Tablespoons ground coffee

Grinding Whole Spices

Peppercorns Up to 3 Tablespoons
Cinnamon Sticks Up to 2 Tablespoons (broken in thirds)
Whole Cloves Up to 3 Tablespoons
Coriander Seeds Up to 3 Tablespoons
Flax Seed Up to 3 Tablespoons

Press Grind Button for 10–20 seconds at a time until spices are ground to desired coarseness.

Tips for Best Results

  • For best flavor, store coffee beans in a dark, airtight container.
  • Grind beans immediately before brewing.
  • Coffee flavor and strength is a personal preferences. Vary the type of coffee beans, amount of coffee, and fineness of the grind to find the flavor you prefer.
  • The grinder should be cleaned between coffee and spice grinding to help prevent taste and odor transfer.
  • Grinder is not recommended for fresh herbs.

How to Use

  1. Before first use, clean the coffee grinder.
  2. Hold the plug and pull slowly to release the stored cord. With the coffee grinder unplugged, remove the cover by lifting it straight up. Place up to ½ cup (125 ml) of coffee beans or a specified amount of whole spices (see Grinding Whole Spices chart) in the bowl.
  3. Replace cover. Plug into 120-volt electrical outlet.
  4. Press the grind button. Grind 10 to 20 seconds, depending on the amount and desired grind; coarse for percolators and medium to fine for drip coffeemakers. For spices, see the Grinding Whole Spices chart.
    Note: The coffee grinder will only operate with the cover in place and the grind button pressed.

How To Clean

proctor silex E160BYR Coffee Grinder - How To Clean

WARNING Shock Hazard:

  • Unplug the unit before cleaning.
  • Do not immerse the base, plug, or cord in water or other liquid.
  1. Unplug from outlet before cleaning.
  2. Carefully wipe the bowl and blades with a soft, damp cloth. Be careful cleaning around sharp blades. Rinse and dry cover.
  3. Wipe the outside with a damp cloth.
  4. Hold the bottom of the coffee grinder and turn the top portion to the wind cord for storage inside the grinder.


This warranty applies to products purchased and used in the U.S. and Canada. This is the only express warranty for this product and is in lieu of any other warranty or condition.
This product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of original purchase. During this period, your exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of this product or any component found to be defective, at our option; however, you are responsible for all costs associated with returning the product to us and our returning a product or component under this warranty to you. If the product or component is no longer available, we will replace it with a similar one of equal or greater value.
This warranty does not cover glass, filters, wear from normal use, use not in conformity with the printed directions, or damage to the product resulting from accident, alteration, abuse, or misuse. This warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser or gift recipient. Keep the original sales receipt, as proof of purchase, is required to make a warranty claim. This warranty is void if the product is used for other than single-family household use or subjected to any voltage and waveform other than as specified on the rating label (e.g., 120V ~ 60 Hz).
We exclude all claims for special, incidental, and consequential damages caused by a breach of express or implied warranty. All liability is limited to the amount of the purchase price. Every implied warranty, including any statutory warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is disclaimed except to the extent prohibited by law, in which case such warranty or condition is limited to the duration of this written warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other legal rights that vary depending on where you live. Some states or provinces do not allow limitations on implied warranties or special, incidental, or consequential damages, so the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.
To make a warranty claim, do not return this appliance to the store. Please write Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., Customer Service Department, 4421 Waterfront Dr., Glen Allen, VA 23060, or visit in the U.S. or in Canada. For faster service, locate the model, type, and serial numbers on your appliance.

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  1. This coffee grinder has become internally plugged up with fine powder from the grinding, as the seal under the grinder blade is inadequate. I do not see any apparent way to remove the powder to unplug this grinder.

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