how to clean ninja coffee maker

How to Clean Ninja Coffee Maker

The Ninja Coffee Maker specializes in a wide-ranging style of coffee makers for its divergent consumers. If you already have a Ninja Coffee Maker at home or are willing to purchase a Grind & Brew Coffee Maker, you must take care of the following. Regardless of whichever brand or style you opt for; you must clean the coffee maker every few months to ensure its longevity. This particular guide discusses how to clean a ninja coffee maker. 

Coffee is associated with increased mental focus, better mood and overall better mental health. Be it for the health benefits or just the pleasure of the aromatic beverage, the drink is consumed widely. Considering the high average usage of coffee makers across the states, it is essential to take care of them.

So, without further ado, let’s dive right in!

How to Clean a Ninja Coffee Bar

Step 1:  Prepare a solution of water and vinegar in the ratio of 2:1 for descaling the coffee maker. Fill this diluted solution in the reservoir. If you prefer to purchase a Ninja Descaling Solution, then you could use that instead of this vinegar solution.

Step 2: Put the carafe in the place where it sits for the diluted solution to be poured during the cleaning process. For best results, you can cycle it at the “Full” carafe option.

Step 3: Now it’s time to run the cleaning process. Let the diluted solution run through the cycle to prevent any calcification to build up since calcification during the course of time could obstruct your brewing process or even contaminate your drink. The duration of this cleaning process depends on the type of machine you have. The machine will pause quite a few times during the process of dispensing water. Just hold on to not doing anything which might stop the cleaning process, such as mistakenly pressing any button or removing the carafe.

Step 4: Discard the descaling solution and wash your carafe in normal water.

Step 5: Now fill in the reservoir with clean filtered water. Filtered water is recommended as unfiltered tap water may gradually add up to the deposition of calcium scale over time.

Step 6: Since now you’re done with the phase of the cleaning cycle, you are supposed to get a beep sound and a FLUSH alert on screen. Run the flush cycle if your appliance comes with this option. We recommend you to do this step just shortly after the cleaning cycle or else you may need to start it all over. If your coffee maker does not come with any flush cycle option, simply start the cleaning process with plain water. Repeat the process as many times as needed, or until it is thoroughly cleaned from within.

Step 7: After the cleaning process is over, it’s time to clean the rest of the appliance. Take out all the removable parts and give them a mild soapy wash. After that rinse with plain water and wipe them dry.

Step 8: Gently scrub onto the machine’s exterior with a damp soapy sponge and follow up with a damp clean cloth. Finally, wipe it thoroughly dry with a dry cloth/kitchen towel. Also, to stay more on the hygienic side, you can clean the carafe and the reservoir with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly under running tap water. Also, don’t forget to manually clean the Ninja Coffee Bar filter!

Tips and Advice

  • Clean the filter basket as well as the carafe every time after use. Also, remember to discard any leftover coffee grounds. Keep in mind, a few minutes of hygiene policy could secure your appliance for a long-term and you could also enjoy your soothing germ-free sip. Adding to that, we advise you to conduct cleaning bouts for your Ninja Coffee bar every few months.
  • Make sure not to wash the brew basket and thermal carafe in the dishwasher. However, the lid, reservoir, and the permanent filter are dishwasher safe.
  • After the clean cycle, if you still find the clean light alert, then understand that your machine has still not decalcified properly. This means you need to repeat this descaling process for the alert to go off. If the problem still persists then you should call a technician or call Ninja helpline. Although, you can still brew with the clean alert on, but we fear it may not work optimally.
  • The process of descaling the Ninja coffee makers slightly varies among its models and date code of the unit. So before you start descaling, I advice you to check the 4 digit number date code imprinted on the plug prong at the end of the power cord. More precisely, a Classic Ninja Coffee Bar’s date code is 2616-5216 and a new model’s date code is 3316 -5216.
  • Let your appliance cool down to room temperature before you clean it.

Final Words

If you love your coffee maker and wish to see it serve you for the coming years, it’s highly recommended that you descale your machine regularly. Well built coffee machines can potentially last for years if properly taken care of.

Follow the specified steps to keep your coffee maker clean and you’ll ensure that you have a machine that consistently brews you a cup of your customized coffee first thing in the morning, through elongated work hours and as a pre-workout drink to get you through strenuous exercises.

Related: How to clean your Cuisinart Coffee Maker

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