How To Clean Ninja Coffee Maker Water Reservoir And Get It Shining!

How To Clean Ninja Coffee Maker Water Reservoir And Get It Shining!

Last updated on January 22nd, 2024 at 13:23

Learning how to clean Ninja coffee maker water reservoir is important as mold, bacteria and mineral deposits can build up and leave you with a rather horrible and rancid pot of coffee and lead to an upset stomach.

Prevention is best, this is why at Latte Love Brew I encourage you to clean your Ninja coffee bar every 15 days.

Keep reading for detailed instruction on how to clear your Ninja coffee maker and keep your eyes open for my sister trick to get your carafe sparkling clean!

How To Clean Ninja Coffee Maker Water Reservoir

To give your water reservoir a real good, deep clean the experts at Ninja suggest that you handwash or place it in your dishwasher.

For better quality clean I advise that you clean it with warm soapy water, then pouring in hot, almost boiling water to kill any bacteria that may be there.

Let the cool down and add some white vinegar and use a clean sponge that’s fully absorbed by the vinegar and wipe abundantly the inside and outside of the water reservoir.

Rinse well with clean water, 3, 4, 5, 6 times to ensure that there is no trace of water. Let it dry naturally and air to ensure no scents or traces of vinegar is near the water reservoir.

How To Clean Ninja Coffee Maker Water Reservoir
Cleaning Ninja Coffee Maker Water Reservoir Is Easy

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Cleaning Your Coffee Carafe

When giving your ninja coffee bar a good clean, don’t forget about cleaning your carafe and get it coming up sparkling clean.

Cleaning the carafe is easy. Use soapy water and some warm water and give it a good clean with a soft sponge. Rinse it well and if it’s not sparkling you can consider using my sister’s trick to get it shining.

Use bleach!

Start by adding 6 oz (180 ml) bleach, undiluted, and swirl it around the inside of your carafe for 3 to 5 minutes. Wipe the outside of your carafe with a sponge soaked in undiluted bleach. Add water and let your carafe sit for 30 min to an hour.

Depending on how dirty it is, you may need to leave it steeping for longer and with more bleach.

Once you have your carafe sparkling, rinse it abundantly with clean water to flush out any scents and tastes of bleach. Also, let it air out.

Cleaning Your Permanent Filter Basket

After you have cleaned the carafe and water reservoir well, clean your coffee filter basket. Ninja experts suggest that you use warm water and soap to clean your brew basket.

You can clean this in your dishwasher, I like to hand clean it to ensure that it is 100% clean. I like to give it the once over with vinegar as a measure to kill bacteria that may be there and rinse it well.

Since your permanent filter is in contact with your coffee before it gets into your carafe I see this as a very important step.

How To Clean Ninja Coffee Maker
Clean Your Filter Basket

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Clean Your Milk Frother

Due to milk based bacterias it is very important that you clean your milk frother every day, better still after every single use.

The best way to clean your milk frother and to keep it clean is to fill a spare milk jug with water and steam your milk until it’s boiling hot.

While you are steam boiling the milk, jets of hot water are shooting out of your milk frother and cleaning the wand internally and the tip. Let your milk steaming wand sit in your hot water to clean.

When the water has cooled down, wipe your milk steaming wand clean with a cloth. or sponge. You can re-boil the water and let it sit there.

Before you use it, give it a good wipe with a cloth for good measure.

Preventing Ninja Coffee Bar Water Reservoir Mold

I’m a strong believer in prevention is the best method for everything, including health and mold in your water reservoir or the internal pipes is a health issue.

Mold and bacteria takes time to build up as does the mineral deposits, never wait that long. Clean your machine every 15 days at least to prevent mold from building up in your coffee machine.

How Often To Clean Ninja Coffee Maker?

The time to give your ninja coffee bar a good clean is every other week. Get into the habit of cleaning it every other Saturday or Sunday, which ever day suits you best.

Never wait more than a month as your machine can have mold and bacteria building up. Don’t wait until the clean light comes on.

It only takes a little of your time, and it is mostly automated, a few min every other week of your time to keep your machine clean and free from mold and mineral build up.

How Much Vinegar To Clean Ninja Coffee Maker

Vinegar is a great cleaning solution for all coffee makers. The amount to use varies depending on your particular machine and the size of your reservoir.

The amount to use is 50% vinegar and 50% water. Clean with a full reservoir.

Frequently Asked Questions About How To Clean Ninja Coffee Maker Water Reservoir

How Do You Clean The Inside Of A Coffee Maker Reservoir?

To give your ninja coffee maker a good internal clean, fill your Ninja coffee maker reservoir half full with vinegar and top up to the max line with clean water and run a cleaning cycle.

There are many types of vinegar: white vinegar, rice vinegar, balsamic vinegar, black vinegar, apple cider vinegar, etc, etc. They all do the same job and have the same effect.

In my opinion, the best is distilled white vinegar.

Half fill your water reservoir again with a half and water and vinegar minx and run a rise cycle to decalcify your machine and get rid of mineral deposits and build up.

When the rinse cycle is finished, run 3 to 5 rinse cycles with fresh water, continuing until the smell of vinegar has gone.

Yes, slowly and steadily a coffee machine of all types will build up mold inside them from old coffee grounds and water deposits. When mold grows you will get bacteria forming.

This is why it is important that you give your Ninja coffee bar a deep clean every other week – to stop this from happening and to keep your machine mold-free and free from bacteria.

…and making your coffee delicious!

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Yes, and unfortunately the coffee grounds that get stuck in coffee machines can harvest and grow bacteria.

Bacillus cereus, streptococcus and staphylococcus have all been found in coffee machines, as has e-coli.

I’ll never tire of warning and advising you to clean your machine at least every other week! Don’t wait for the clean light to come on!

The best way to get mold out of your Ninja coffee bar is to ensure that it doesn’t get there in the first place!

Simply fill the water reservoir with water and vinegar in equal ratios and run a cleaning cycle.

Remove and clean the empty coffee basket and replace. Run a rinse cycle with the coffee basket in place and the same 50% vinegar and 50% clean water in place.

When this cycle is complete, run 3 to 5 cycles using only fresh water and pressing the brew button.

It depends on the make and model of your coffee maker. Some Ninja coffee maker models and their water reservoir are dishwasher safe, as are many of the removable components.

I advise that you consult with the user manual for your Ninja coffee bar or contact customer service and ask. You’ll get a better and more hygienic clean when you clean it manually and you can give it a good sparkle with white vinegar.

Your glass carafe can be cleaned manually and can get a good quality shine by swirling around bleach and vinegar. Rinse well with an abundance of water.

Final Thoughts – How To Clean Ninja Coffee Maker Reservoir

Learning how to clean Ninja coffee maker reservoir and other removable parts is important to ensure that it’s perfectly clean and stays free from bacteria, mold and mineral build up.

Do you have your own super-smart cleaning tips and tricks that keep your machine in tip top condition?

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Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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