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How to Use and Maintain Your Ninja Coffee Bar

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Ninja Coffee Bar 101

Your Ninja Coffee Bar is designed to cut the trips to local coffee shops short, and anyone who dares to claim otherwise doesn’t know how to use or maintain the coffee maker properly. But, luckily for you, we’ve got all the answers. 

Check out our tips and advice, and you will be churning out your specialty coffee right on your counter for many years to come.

Good to Look At, Simple to Use

If you want a coffee maker that screams functionality in the most elegant way, then nothing beats the Ninja Coffee Bar. Fancy to look at with the ability to make many different brews, the machine really lives up to its name.

Its ability to make cold and hot brews in various types and sizes may trick you into thinking that the Ninja bar is complicated to operate, but the truth is quite different. Using the Ninja Coffee Bar cannot be simpler.

With a one-touch panel and a convenient brewing system that allows you to choose the proper water amount needed, it is recommended that you keep the tank full at all times. Trust me; you will need it. And with the tank being transparent, refilling cannot be more convenient.

Plus, the brew basket slides out perfectly, and thanks to the measuring scoop, refilling is a breeze.

Everything You Need to Know About the Ninja Coffee Bar

Besides looking elegant on your counter and being simple to operate, your Ninja Coffee Bar offers a lot more:

  • It has six different brew types – whether you like your cuppa rich, cold, hot, over ice, robust and lively, or you prefer a specialty coffee, your Ninja Coffee Bar can help you out thanks to its amazing thermal technology.
  • You can adjust the size of your cup as you see fit.
  • You don’t need to measure water as the Ninja Bar’s Auto-IQ can do this on its own. You just select the size, and that’s it.
  • It has a 24-hour delay and an auto-shutoff feature for added safety and convenience.
  • The permanent filter reduces paper waste.
  • Ninja Coffee Bar offers multifunctionality at its best.

How Often Should You Clean Your Ninja Bar?

Regular cleaning is crucial if you want your beloved maker to be functioning correctly for years to come. But you cannot help but wonder – how often should you actually clean your Ninja Bar?

Besides day-to-day maintenance, your Ninja maker craves an occasional deep clean. Descaling is needed because calcium and other minerals tend to build up over time, altering the taste of your brew and shortening the lifespan of the machine.

But don’t worry. There is no guesswork involved. Your Ninja bar will give you a prompt when the cleaning time rolls over. When you see the “Clean” button lightening up, you will know the time for a scrub-a-dub has come.

How Do You Maintain Your Ninja Coffee Bar?

To maintain your coffee maker, you need more than the occasional deep clean. You need to make sure that your Ninja Bar is always in its pristine condition. And to do so, the maker should be always clean, dry, and placed someplace safe.

The ideal maintenance method would be to clean with warm and soapy water after every use, but let’s not kid ourselves – who does that? The other, near-best solution is, to at least, rinse and wipe after every brew, to minimize the calcium buildup and leftover gunk.

Common Fixes for Your Ninja Coffee Maker

Regardless of its fantastic functionality, your Ninja Coffee Bar is just a coffee maker. And just like with all appliances, you cannot escape troubleshooting. Here are the most common fixes for your Ninja Bar:

You Hear BeepingIf you do not push the basket all the way in, your Ninja Bar will make a beeping noise to tell you something’s wrong.

You Cannot Set the Delay Brew Before you start yelling at your machine, check the drip stop. The brew basket should be pushed all the way through as well.

There are Sediments at the Bottom of Your CupYup! That’s what happens when you use a permanent filter. Personally, I love that raw cuppa. But if that’s not your ideal brew, you can just switch to paper filters and problem solved.

Your Ninja Bar is Leaking You may have poured too much water or improperly tucked in the reservoir. Check the brew basket and water tank and make sure that they are attached properly.

How to Reset Your Ninja Coffee Bar

If for some reason, you cannot fix a problem with your Ninja Bar, it is wise to reset it. Turn the appliance off and reset the power from your wall socket. Make sure that all of its parts are attached correctly and that you have enough water in the tank before turning it back on.

If you still cannot solve the problem, read the instruction manual carefully or contact Ninja for help.

Methods on Cleaning Your Ninja Coffee Maker

Depending on what you wish to achieve – whether descaling or regular cleaning – there are two different methods for cleaning your Ninja Bar.

If you wish to clean your Ninja thoroughly and get rid of mineral buildup, then you should use diluted vinegar for that purpose. If you’ve recently descaled and you just need to make it spick and span, then you don’t need more than just some soap and warm water.

Cleaning the Outside

Cleaning the outside of your Ninja Coffee Bar is pretty straightforward:

  1. Detach all of its removable parts. With a soapy sponge, scrub them well on the inside and outside.
  2. Rinse with clean water and pat dry with a clean and dry cloth.
  3. Do not forget about the body of the Ninja Bar, as well. With a damp cloth, wipe the exterior thoroughly. Then take a dry cloth and wipe again.

Cleaning the Inside

Now, cleaning the inside of the Ninja maker requires a different approach, mostly because you cannot see the nastiness that is piled up inside. And the best ingredient to purge the gunk out? Vinegar, of course!

  1. The first thing you need to do is to turn the rinse cycle on to simply get rid of leftover residues.
  2. Prepare your descaling solutions by mixing two parts of filtered water and one part of white vinegar. Ideally, you should add two cups of water and one cup of vinegar.
  3. Fill the water tank with the vinegar solution and press the “Full Carafe” button. This will run the solution through the machine, pushing sticky gunk out.
  4. Then, press the “Clean” button so that the vinegar mixture can flow through the tubes to break up calcium buildup. The cleaning cycle can take up to 60 minutes, so be patient.
  5. If your Ninja model has the “Flush” option, make sure to run it. Flushing takes up to 15 minutes and finishes the cleaning cycle.
  6. Finally, empty the carafe and clean it carefully with warm and soapy water. Don’t forget to rinse thoroughly and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Keeping Your Coffee Machine Like New

Regular cleaning and descaling on time will make sure that your Ninja Bar stays a real ninja for years to come. If you want your cup of Joe to have a fresh and flavorful taste with every brew, then you need to ensure an even flow and clean parts.

As you can see, cleaning the Ninja Bar doesn’t require that much effort. But to make things even easier for you, Ninja has made the carafe, water tank, coffee filter, and the lid dishwasher-safe, so if you don’t like scrubbing with soapy sponges every day, just pop them in the dishwasher, and that’s it.

Just remember, clean regularly, and look out for the cleaning indicator light to descale on time.


Once the counter gets beautified with this fancy-looking appliance, every coffee enthusiast becomes addicted to their Ninja Coffee Bar. 

If you are one of those Ninja junkies as well, then we sincerely hope this article was able to clear your confusion regarding the coffee maker and help you understand that maintaining the Ninja Bar is as simple as it is using it.

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