A few weeks back, Ninja Coffee Bar replaced my Nespresso and life has never been easier. Whether it’s the weekend or a weekday, I have one less thing to worry about and that is my everyday cup of joe. Also, check out this post about the Ninja Coffee Bar, if you’re still stuck on which model to buy.
As I started to try my hand at my brewer’s diverse functions, I felt there were a lot of things that needed a check. The functions were easy to pick up and when I started brewing, I faced minor hitches with the machine too. If you’re looking for some tips on how to overcome such difficulties, then your further coffee routine is already sorted. Thank me later!
Simple Tips on Fixing and Repair
You don’t need to be tech-savvy to get these instructions, just follow my lead and poof! Your problems are gone! (Just for the record, I’m not a wizard)
- Not dispensing the correct amount of coffee?
- The third time I brewed, I had an inkling that my new kitchen favorite might not be dispensing the right amount of coffee. I was a little worried and so would be you but chill out folks! It turns out that the Ninja Coffee Bar has multiple brew sizes and different brew types. If you weren’t aware that every brew type also dispenses a different amount of coffee, you are no different than me. Read about it here.
- I’ll give you an example of the Over-Ice brew type which gives out about half as much coffee as the Classic or the Rich brew and is designed to be brewed directly over ice. Whoops! that’s a lot to take in but if you selected the right brew type then you’re halfway through it! After choosing the brew type, I checked the amount of water in the water reservoir just to be safe and voila! My coffee was just fine.
- Do you hear beeping?
- This happened to me when I was running super late and could not check the drip stop. Déjà vu? Well, if you guys too have been in the same boat and might have cursed at your machine, then it’s time you apologized because you probably forgot to push in the brew basket properly and fully open the drip stop. Better late than never!
- Unable to set the Delay Brew?
- Worry not, fellow coffee lovers, I’ve got you! The Delay Brew function can be a bit of a bother but if you set the time right on the digital clock, it gets easier. Once again, check your drip stop! It should be fully open, and the brew basket should be tucked all the way in properly.
- If you open the drip stop after you set the delay brew, then your machine will beep to warn you that the delay brew will stop. How thoughtful of you, Ninja! (Let’s meet the family already?)
- Confused about the Clean button?
- The Clean button, which you might be avoiding (Every. Single. Time) until the light came on (same) is an indicator which warns you when your machine needs descaling.
- If you click on the Clean button, then your machine will run a clean cycle. Uh-huh, it is exactly what you think, it’ll clean the calcium build-up in your machine for better efficiency. Believe me! After clicking that cool Clean button, the functioning has gotten smoother.
- You should be cleaning your machine on a regular basis too, read about it here.
- Sediments at the bottom of your cup?
- This was one of my pet-peeves until I got awesome and troubleshot it. **hair flick** This is a natural occurrence when you use the permanent filter because it preserves the coffee for that husky flavor. Yeah, the one you imagined right now! So, if you don’t want that, just use a paper filter and you’re set.
- Also, I read in the manual (oh c’mon, I did) that using a number four cone paper filter would suit your needs best. I recommend you don’t keep the grind size too fine.
I think I’ve covered almost every fix needed in our amazing buddy here. If you are facing other issues, then let me know, maybe I will be able to help. Also, if you’ve broken any of the parts of your system, then click on this link and get new ones! What’s the wait? Fix your brewer, make yourself a fresh batch and don’t let those tricky hurdles get you!