Ninja Coffee Brewer CF020 Owner’s Guide
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Ninja CF020 Series Coffee Brewer
Model # CF020
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
– Important Safeguards. Warnings.
– Technical Specifications
– Getting to Know Your Ninja(R) Coffee Brewer
– Control Panel
– Features of the Ninja(R) Coffee Brewer
– Before First Use
– Setting the Clock & Delay Brew
– Setting The Clock
– Setting The Delay Brew Time
– Priming Your Ninja(R) Coffee Brewer
– Preparing & Using the Ninja(R) Coffee Brewer
– How Much Coffee Do You Get In Your Cup? Approximate Brew Volume.
– Would You Like A Hotter Coffee?
– Filling The Brew Basket With Coffee
– Drip Stop
– Can’t Wait For That First Cup To Be Ready?
– Can’t Wait For The Last Few Drops?
– Intelligent Warming Plate
– Stay Warm Button
– Brewing Coffee: Classic Or Rich Brew, Over Ice Brew
– Care & Maintenance
– Cleaning After A Brew
– Cleaning Your Carafe
– Cleaning Your Water Reservoir
– Cleaning & Descaling Your Brewing System
– Troubleshooting Guide:
MY NINJA(R) COFFEE BREWER BEEPED AND DID NOT COMPLETE A FULL BREWING CYCLE.
Ensure the water reservoir is locked in place and is filled with enough water for the desired brew.
Check the Clean indicator light. If illuminated, run a clean cycle with the appropriate descaling solution or a white vinegar mixture. See Care & Maintenance section. Check the Drip Stop indicator light. If illuminated, ensure the brew basket is fully inserted into the brewer and the vessel is under the brew basket, then open the Drip Stop.
If the Clean cycle was run and the Ninja Coffee brewer is still not completing the brew or the Clean light is flashing, you may have hard water and a critical amount of calcium buildup.
If the problem persists, please call customer service.
THERE IS SEDIMENT IN MY COFFEE.
If there is sediment at the bottom of the brewed coffee, this may be due to using finely ground coffee in a permanent filter. To reduce the amount of sediment in the brewed coffee use a slightly coarser grind or use a paper filter.
THERE ARE GROUNDS IN MY COFFEE.
A filter must be in place when brewing (either the permanent filter or a paper filter). It is possible that the brew basket overflowed. Once cooled, clean out the brew basket and refill using the appropriate amount of coffee. Too many grounds can cause the brew basket to overflow. Alternatively, fine ground coffee can clog the brew basket. For best brewing results, use a medium-ground coffee.
THE BREW BASKET DRIPS EVEN AFTER THE BREW CYCLE IS COMPLETED.
Once the brew cycle is complete, move the drip stop to the closed position, denoted by a water droplet with a slash through it, before removing your brewing vessel.
PAPER FILTER IS FOLDING OVER.
The Ninja Coffee brewer is designed to take a #4 cone filter. Be sure you are using this size and shape, as larger sizes may fold over. If not, allow the brew basket to cool before handling. The paper filters are thicker on two edges. Fold those edges along their creases (one along the bottom and one along the side) before inserting into the brew basket. Alternatively, you can wet the sides of the paper filter to temporarily adhere it to the brew basket.
NOTE: When using a paper filter, do not use the permanent filter. If problem persists, try using a permanent filter.
COFFEE IS NOT HOT ENOUGH.
Your Ninja Coffee brewer is equipped with a pre-heating function that ensures your cup of coffee as hot as it possibly can be. After turning on your Ninja Coffee brewer, the pre-heat notification will illuminate for 3 minutes as it warms up. Once it has warmed up to the proper temperature, the pre-heat notification will turn off, indicating it is time to brew.
To brew the hottest possible cup with your Ninja Coffee brewer, keep it plugged in and powered on at all times to allow the brewing system to remain warm and ready to brew.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use hot water in the water reservoir. We recommend cool, fresh, filtered water.
OVER ICE BREW IS NOT COLD.
The Over Ice Brew is designed to brew hot coffee over ice to lock in the flavor for rich, smooth iced coffee. Make sure your cup, travel mug, or carafe is filled all the way to the top with ice cubes.
For stronger coffee, try the Rich Brew setting using dark roast beans and the permanent filter in your brew basket (rather than a paper filter). If you want an even bolder flavor, you can add more coffee grounds to the brew basket – just keep in mind that the additional grounds do absorb liquid, so you will wind up with a more concentrated, smaller cup of coffee.
COFFEE IS TOO STRONG.
For milder coffee, try the Classic Brew setting using light roast beans and a paper filter in your brew basket (rather than the permanent filter). If you want an even milder flavor, you can put less coffee in the brew basket – just keep in mind that grounds do absorb liquid during the normal brew cycle, so you will wind up with a less concentrated, larger cup of coffee.
BREW WILL NOT START.
Ensure the unit is powered on and the display is illuminated. If there are no lights, it means the machine is not getting power. Try a different outlet and press the Power button. Check to make sure there is water in the water reservoir.
Make sure the Drip Stop is open, as the machine will beep 5 times and the brew cycle will not start if the Drip Stop is in the closed position. If the Drip Stop LED is illuminated, and the Drip Stop is in the open position, it means the brew basket was inserted incorrectly. Reinsert the brew basket by aligning it with the rails and slide it into the brewer until it clicks in place.
If the above actions have not stopped the beeping, it may be time to run the clean cycle. Please refer to the Care & Maintenance section.
NOTE: The brew will begin, stop, and be quiet for a short period of time before it begins again. This process is used to evenly saturate the coffee grounds.
BREW CYCLE IS TOO SLOW.
A carafe brew will take approximately 8 minutes and a single-cup brew will take approximately 4 minutes.
If the brew cycle is taking longer than normal, run the clean cycle with descaling solution.
MY CUP, TRAVEL MUG, OR CARAFE OVERFLOWED.
The cup, travel mug, or carafe may not have been empty prior to brewing. The water exceeded the Max Fill line on the water reservoir prior to brewing.
The Ninja(R) Coffee brewer is designed to dispense the following amounts on classic brew:
Cup 9.5 oz.
Travel Mug 14 oz.
Half Carafe 21 oz.
Carafe 38 oz.
Please ensure you are using at least a 12 oz. cup for the Cup size and a 16 oz. travel mug for the Travel Mug size.
NOTE: With Rich Brew and Over Ice Brew there will be less volume dispensed.
BREW BASKET OVERFLOWED.
The bottom opening is clogged. This can happen with finely ground coffee or too many coffee grounds in the brew basket. Medium-ground coffee is recommended.
THERE IS WATER LEFT IN MY RESERVOIR.
Fill the reservoir with water up to, but not exceeding, the Max Fill line and Auto-iQ(TM) One Touch Intelligence will use the exact amount of water needed for each brew size and style selected. After brewing you may notice leftover water in your reservoir. The markings on the water reservoir indicate the minimum amount of water to be used for each brew size, but all brew styles use different amounts of water to create the proper flavor and richness.
WILL COFFEE PODS WORK WITH THE NINJA COFFEE BREWER?
This brewer is designed to brew coffee grounds only. Do not insert pods or K-Cups(R)*.
MY NINJA COFFEE BREWER IS LEAKING.
Ensure you are filling your water reservoir up to, but not exceeding, the Max Fill line. After removing the water reservoir, there may be a small amount of water in the reservoir valve. This can be easily removed with a dry cloth.
If the leak is coming from the brew basket, make sure that all parts are assembled correctly and securely.
If the leak is coming from the bottom of the brewer, call customer service.
WHY IS THE SECOND CUP THAT I BREWED HOTTER THAN THE FIRST BREW?
Once the Ninja(R) Coffee brewer has brewed the first cup, the brewer is pre-warmed. This enables any following brews to be slightly hotter. For a hotter first cup, after plugging in and turning on your brewer by pressing the Power button, allow 3 minutes for your brewer to pre-heat.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PRE-HEAT TO GET THE HOTTEST CUP?
After turning on your Ninja Coffee brewer, the pre-heat notification will illuminate for 3 minutes as your brewer warms up. Once it has warmed up to the proper temperature, the pre-heat notification will turn off indicating it is time to brew.
WHAT IMPACTS COFFEE BREW VOLUME?
When you make hot coffee, the coffee grounds will absorb some of the water that is brewed, resulting in slightly less brewed coffee than the water used. The more coffee you use, the more water will be absorbed. Additionally, our wider bottom carafe holds most of the coffee at the base, which helps control the temperature more evenly.
HOW DOES THE NINJA COFFEE BREWER KEEP COFFEE AT THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE?
The carafe is designed to keep most of the coffee volume in the bottom so it will be closer to the Intelligent Temp Warming plate. This helps maintain the coffee at the ideal drinking temperature.
NINJA COFFEE BREWER QUICK START GUIDE + 10 IRRESISTIBLE RECIPES
– Salted Caramel Coffee
– Very Vanilla Coffee
– Maple Pecan Coffee
– Too Good Toffee Coffee
– Cafe Con Chocolate
– Mocha Mint Cooler
– Blueberries and Cream Iced Coffee
– Gingersnap Iced Coffee
– Orange Cream Iced Coffee
– Chocolate Hazelnut Iced Coffee
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