If you’re anything like me, then you love a great cup of coffee. Whether it’s the morning pick-me-up or an afternoon treat, we all need our daily dose of caffeine to keep us going. But one thing that can get in the way is a clogged-up and dirty coffee maker. That’s why I’m here with some quick instructions on how to clean your Ninja Coffee Maker!
I love my Ninja coffee maker – it makes great iced coffee and is super easy to clean. But if you don’t properly maintain your machine, then that will all change. You might find yourself with a clogged up filter or maybe the carafe lid doesn’t fit anymore because of gunk in the seal. Either way, you’ll want to know how to keep this thing running smoothly!
Step One: Pour in some water into your Ninja Coffee Maker’s reservoir until there are about two inches left at the top. Put any vinegar or cleaning solution on top of that so it fills up about halfway between where the detergent goes and where water comes out from when brewing a cup (you can pour half-vinegar/half-detergent if you’re looking for a two-in-one solution).
Step Two: Put the carafe under the filter basket and push on it to make sure that there’s about an inch of space between them. Hit the Clean button repeatedly until all parts have been cleaned, then take out the carafe and reset your machine with water in order to do another rinse cycle.
Step Three: Run one more cleaning cycle with just detergent or vinegar so that everything is soaked thoroughly before running a final dry cycle (important!). This will guarantee nothing dries up over time and still does its job – which means no clogs! Keep doing this every month or so depending on how often you use your Ninja Coffee Maker. If you find that your water isn’t coming out as hot, add a half cup of vinegar and let the machine run through one or two cycles.
Step Four – Empty and rinse the carafe, water reservoir, and filter
Step Five: Run a rinse cycle.
Step Six – Fill the water reservoir with fresh, cool tap water. It’s recommended to use bottled or distilled water if your local tap is of poor quality and you’re noticing more calcium build-up in your machine than usual (this can happen!). Add half as much filtered water as there are cups of coffee desired for each batch so that any calcification doesn’t go unnoticed. You may need to play around with this amount depending on how used your filter is/how often you clean it!
Your Ninja Coffee Maker should now be ready to brew again! Enjoy an iced coffee refreshingly cold without diluting its flavor, or head out early but still wake up just right thanks to the
The Ninja Coffee Maker is designed to brew coffee without any clogs on its own but if you use it frequently there’s always a chance something will get stuck over time so we recommend cleaning it every month for best results. This can be done with either detergent (preferably), dish soap.