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Ninja - Coffee Bar 10-Cup Coffee Maker - Black/Stainless-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1052 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great coffee machine!

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    Rinazzle
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    Makes coffee good. Milk frother is a plus. Water container is a little small. Good value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Coffee flavor better than Keurig

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    Boilerangel
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    Flavor of coffee is much better than Keurig. I'm enjoying trying the different recipe ideas provided with the Ninja product. I like that the water goes in tank and then out....none is held in unseen holding tank like Keurig. I can't completely drain Keurig when I go on vacation and it grosses me out knowing water has been sitting in the tank and I hate running several pots of water through it before use after vacation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

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    dlw10
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    The best feature is being able to brew iced coffee. Being able to pick the size of container is also nice. Easy to use Nd coffee tastes good. It is hard to judge how much water to use even though there are marks on the water tank for it. It just seems to be inconsistent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Makes a great cup of coffee!

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    lab99
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    Makes a great cup of coffee, but DO NOT use the permanent filter. The permanent filter makes a very cloudy pot of coffee & leaves dark rings in the crafe. I read in a forum where other people were having the same problem, it was suggested that paper filters be used, which I did, now the coffee tastes great, and is a nice crisp black. Also, after coffee is made, the water reseorvoir, a lot of water drops condense in the container. Solution, leave the resorvoir lid open to evaporate the condensation. Other than the above issues, which are easily resolved, it's worth the $!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Coffee Maker

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    Mark

    My suggestion is to not buy this machine. Mine died about two weeks of use (not steady, but nonetheless). It gives me the 5 beeps of death, where that can be a number of issues, from sediment in the water, not aligning the basket quite right, or just wanted to destroy mankind! And then, if you think that CS is going to help you, think again! They are about as useless as a three dollar bill, where they want you to send it back to them, on your dime! Poor, very poor. Never again Ninja!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Coffee Maker... When it works

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    Bethula
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    This coffeemaker has all the great features I wanted, programmable, removable water tank, pause and serve... even a frother built in. The issue comes when you make a lot of coffee. My household makes 2-3 pots per day, so we have to clean the coffeemaker at least once a month. This is when the problems come up. The microfilter in the bottom of the water tank gets clogged easily, and is apparently not user serviceable. This tells the coffeemaker that the water tank is empty, and it stops brewing after 10 seconds. My once super-fast coffee is now an excersize in patience, as I've to hit the start button 6-10 times to brew a full pot, and have to stand around waiting for it. Upon reviewing online, I've found that this is a VERY common issue, and the recommendations to fix include high pressure water blasting and canned air to attempt to clear the filter. I will be exchanging this coffeemaker for the 3rd time today, and going back to something less problematic.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keurig alternative

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    Ddarch
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    We've owned the ninja for seven days now. We were looking for an alternative to the Keurig which always seem to fail after a few months. @@@@@@@@ The water in our area is not known for scale, and yet we were always descaling) I work at home, and I admit I was spoiled with how easy and delicious the keurig system was. I'm very pleased to report this is also easy and more delicious.You do have to take the extra 30 seconds or so to dump the old grounds and rinse out the filter, and of course it's slightly more time-consuming to add the new grounds. However, it's a homerun in terms of the versatility and the taste of the coffee. this does a much better job with iced coffee , and I made a latte the other morning that was amazing in quality , if I do say so myself. :-) The built-in frother is wonderful and cleans easily. Looking for a Keurig alternative as we were, you can stop your search . Yes it takes another minute or two, but it's completely worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Coffee Lovers Rejoice

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    Trobadour
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    The setup for Ninja - Coffee Bar 10-cup Coffeemaker - Black/stainless was a breeze. When I took it out of the box, and even from the commercials and advertisings, it looked intimidating, to be honest. However, once it's in your home, taking everything out seems pretty self explanatory. I still read the manual just to double check I didn't do anything wrong, but I hadn't. The key feature of this coffee bar is the ability to make 10 cups of coffee in one go, or a carafe. The manual suggests using purified water, and I didn't intend on using anything but that. It took 3 12 oz. bottles of water to fill up the reservoir. I was able to make a full carafe in about 10 minutes, from the moment you turn it on (takes 3 minutes to heat up the water) to the moment it stops dripping into the pot. You can schedule a timer to automatically make a single cup, all the way to the full carafe at any time of day that you want. As a bonus, a frother is included with the machine. Now, the frother won't heat up your milk, but it will definitely froth cold milk. It is suggested that if you want hot frothed milk, you can heat up your milk in the microwave. That is actually easier that using a separate frothing machine, which I own and will be putting that away permanently. The performance of this Ninja Coffee bar is up to par with my other Ninja products. It doesn't use the coffee pods like its biggest competitor. Instead, it has a permanent reusable metal filter where you can put grounded coffee. A scoop is provided on the side of the machine that gives you suggestions as to how much to put into the filter to make the specific quantity of coffee you want. The filter is easy to use and clean. If you prefer using paper filters, you can do that too. The ability to schedule a timer for the machine to make coffee and the hotplate where the carafe stands make it ideal for anyone to have coffee, whether on a rush on at your own pace. The Ninja Coffee Bar meets my expectations. It is easy to make coffee for a large group and the aroma that emits from the machine is reminiscent of your favorite local coffee shop. The only thing I can say against it applies to people with big hands. The water receptacle is a little tight for whoever may end up washing it. Just a side note to keep in mind. The price for coffee bar offers a lot of value for the person who constantly buys coffee on the go. With this machine, if you make and froth your own coffee at home, the savings from buying coffee on the go will add up and it will pay for itself soon enough. I highly recommend this to coffee lovers and coffee connoisseurs. Having the ability to choose what you want to brew, the quantity, and the added bonus of frothing cold or hot milk will make you the favorite person to visit anytime.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Very Nice Coffee System After You Set It Up

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    Powerhouse01
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    The Ninja Coffee Bar is a very nice coffee system loaded with features. The system comes with the carafe, the milk frother as well as a recipe book to get started right away. The problem is that the instructions say to run two complete cleaning cycles before first use. I didn't have a problem with that until I found out that doing one compete cleaning cycle takes an hour per the integrated timer. I wasn't thrilled with that, but I went through both as well as washing and drying all the parts. The system comes with a double sided coffee scoop which has a convenient storage place on the side of the unit out of the way. The scoop even has the number of recommended scoops you should use for the size coffee you want. That's a great help but I will say that you should be careful the first time you use the recommended scoops because the measurement doesn't take in to account whether or not you may be using a dark roast coffee. I used Folgers Black Silk which is a bold coffee. I was cautious and used a scoop less than what was recommended and my coffee had a bitter taste to it even though I used the same amount of sugar and cream as I normally would. I do like the ability to brew a single cup, a travel mug, a half pot, or a whole pot although brewing a single cup may get a little tedious over time since you should clean the brew basket after each use. I do wish the water heated a little faster and that normal brew cycles were faster but over all this system is very nice. I have friends who come over on occasion and it's nice to be able to brew just the right amount of coffee for them or to make them a specialty drink if they want it. The milk frother is a nice touch and makes drinks look and taste extra special.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Coffee Maker Out Right Now

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    RinTinTin
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    I have been using a single cup coffee maker for awhile. I just don't drink a pot a day or have company over enough to do that. But I love my coffee. My ninja bar came with a milk frother, a 50 oz carafe, removable water tank and measuring spoon. permanent filter, quick start guide, instructions and a recipe book. Its lightweight and doesn't take up as much room as I thought. The ninja coffee bar give me the option to have either a single cup, XL cup, travel mug, half a pot or full pot with ease. I don't have to mess with single cups or figuring out math for the measurements to make the coffee just right. It takes away the confuse and does the math for you with the double sided measuring spoon. I love that they thought of that. The maker has a water reservoir attached to it to help to avoid the constant carrying of water to and from and helps to avoid spills. If you are doing jus the single cups it will last you awhile versus the half or full pot. It detaches from the machine and you can carry it over to sink or fridge to fill with water close the lid then attach back to the machine. Its very simple to attach and detach. The measuring spoon and frother attach to the left side of the machine its all self containing. If you remove the carafe there's a flip down plate were you can put ur cup for a single serve or if you need more space you can flip it back up and place your travel mug. Where you set the carafe or travel mug is also a built in hot plate. The hotplate will read to see how much coffee is in the carafe and will adjust the temp accordingly to avoid the coffee from getting that burnt taste. The bar has a cleaner option that you should run twice before using the first time and as you need to . There is also a dial where you can select the cup, xl cup, travel mug, half carafe or full carafe. It lights up so you can easily tell which one is selected. below it has the setting to tell that the drip stop is either off or on. It will not start the brew and will give a beep warning if you select to start the coffee and the drip stop is on. It has a preheat option to allow the coffee to warm up. A clock, and a delay setting to allow you set a time for the coffee to brew at another time. The permanent filter makes it super easy for set up and clean up but you can also choose to use a paper filter. I prefer the permanent filter for easy use and saves money. You can remove the filter or the container with the drip stop and filter to carry it over and help to throw out the grinds. The bar can do classic brew, rich brew, ice brew, or specialty. The brew time is pretty fast and you have the option to stop the brew by flipping the drip stop option. The coffee that the bar produces is great, I can tell the difference between other coffee makers. I am super happy with the coffee bar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes a great cup, but takes forever to set up

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    RandallFlagg
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    Opening the box and unpacking the unit was a breeze. Everything has a place, ie the scoop on the side of the unit. You remove quite a few pieces of tape and warning stickers and plug the unit in. I trimmed one warning sticker and placed it on top of the unit. The steam can be scalding and the warning is stamped in the black plastic making it blend in. The sticker will hopefully stop anyone from placing their hand on top of the hot unit. So not reading the manual, I figured run a pot of clear water through the unit since it was new. As it was brewing, I read the instructions which said to run 2 clean cycles before brewing the first pot. Okay, when this brew is over, I can do that. Nope, you need to start with a cool unit so I wait for it to cool down and then fire up the clean setting. I then see that it takes 1 hour for the clean function to complete. Then another 8 minutes for the flush to finish with another full tank of water. Let cool and repeat. In my case, the 2nd one was done the next day...so much for trying out a cup. Which brings me to the present. I finished the second cleaning and flush. With the unit finally ready for brewing, I set out to make a flat white. Seems easy enough from the recipe book...and it was. I put down the mug tray, which folds down when not using the carafe and on specialty setting it brewed 4oz. I thought it wasn't going to work at first, but it kicked in about 30-45 seconds after I hit the button. I microwaved a 1/2 cup of milk and whipped it with the attachment (which locks with a quarter turn, making for easy cleanup) and combined the two. I added the whip and although not part of the recipe, a spoonful of creamer. This is the first cup of coffee in my life that I've drank without any sweetener. It was so good, I thought about another cup, but I think I'll just savor the first experience. Now on to try the other recipes...I'm going to need to make a store run for ingredients. This probably won't take the place of my mini Keurig, but it's not really a daily coffee maker. It's something much more enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend