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Operating Instructions

使用說明書
Arahan Pengendalian
‫تعليمات التشغيل‬
Automatic Espresso Machine
(Household Use)
自動特濃咖啡機
(家庭用)
Mesin Espresso Automatik
(Kegunaan rumah tangga)
‫ماكينة اسبريسو أتوماتيكية‬
(‫)استعمال منزلي‬
NC-ZA1
Model No.
English
中文(繁體)
Melayu
‫عربي‬

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions 使用說明書 Arahan Pengendalian ‫تعليمات التشغيل‬ Automatic Espresso Machine (Household Use) 自動特濃咖啡機 (家庭用) Mesin Espresso Automatik (Kegunaan rumah tangga) ‫ماكينة اسبريسو أتوماتيكية‬ (‫)استعمال منزلي‬ NC-ZA1 Model No. English 中文(繁體) Melayu ‫عربي‬...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Replacement parts EN45 Specifications EN45 Thank you for purchasing the Panasonic product. • This product is intended for household use only. • Please read these instructions carefully to use the product correctly and safely. • Before using this product please give your special attention to “Safety Precautions” (Page EN3–EN8). • Please keep this Operating Instructions for future use.

  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions Please make sure to follow these instructions. In order to prevent accidents or injuries to the user, other people, and damage to property, please follow the instructions below. Q The following charts indicate the degree of damage caused by wrong operation. WARNING: Indicates serious injury or death. CAUTION: Indicates risk of injury or property damage. Q The symbols are classified and explained as follows.

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    Safety Precautions Please make sure to follow these instructions. WARNING OMake sure the voltage indicated on the label of the appliance is the same as your local supply. (It may cause electric shock or fire.) Also avoid plugging other devices into the same outlet to prevent electrical over heating. However, if you are connecting a number of power plugs, make sure the total wattage does not exceed the rated wattage of the outlet.

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    WARNING OThis appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. (It may cause burns, injury or electric shock.) OAlways keep the children away from the appliance and cleaning agent. (It may cause burns or injury.) • Children do not realise dangers that are likely to occur because of improper use of appliances. ODiscontinue using the appliance immediately and unplug in the unlikely event that this appliance stops working properly.

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    CAUTION ODo not use the appliance for any purpose other than those described in these instructions. (It may cause burns or injury.) • Panasonic will not accept any liability if the appliance is subject to improper use, or failure to comply with these instructions. ODo not insert any object in the gaps. (It may cause electric shock.) • Especially metal objects such as pins or wires.

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    CAUTION ODo not remove the cup or pot while brewing. (It may cause burns.) ODo not move the appliance by holding dispenser or drip tray. (It may cause injury.) ODo not reach into the grinding unit. (It may cause injury.) ODo not hold the espresso machine with the power cord. (It may cause fire or electric shock.) OMake sure to hold the power plug when unplugging the power plug. Never pull on the power cord. (Otherwise it may cause electric shock, or fire due to short circuit.) OAlways ensure the appliance is switched off and unplug the power plug when the appliance is not in use, before moving and before cleaning (except cleaning function).

  • Page 8: Important Information

    Safety Precautions Please make sure to follow these instructions. CAUTION OUnplug and allow the appliance to cool down fully before cleaning and storing away. (It may cause burns.) OMake sure to clean the appliance after every use. Otherwise it may cause burns due to overflow by clogging the filter holder. OAvoid getting contact with the skin or eyes while handling cleaning agent. (It may cause injury.) In case of contact with skin or eyes, rinse immediately with «...

  • Page 9: Parts Names And Handling Instructions

    (for filter cartridge) It may only be used together with the BRITA INTENZA water filter cartridge; cartridge is not supplied by default. Cartridges are available from your local BRITA or Panasonic customer service: www.brita.net http://panasonic.net/ (Availability varies by country.) Milk system cleaner*...

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    Parts Names and Handling Instructions (Continued) Coffee bean container Setting the grinding fineness Coffee bean Turn the grinding setting lever to the desired level of fineness. container lid Only set the grinding fineness when the grinder is running. During grinding, do not touch coffee beans or put fingers into the grinder. Close the coffee bean container lid after adjusting the lever. Powder coffee Fine ground for “Intensive taste”. shaft lid Use this setting for light roasted coffee beans. Powder coffee Medium ground for “normal taste”. shaft Grinding setting Use this setting for medium roasted coffee lever beans.

  • Page 11: Display

    Display Menu display Main menu User menu Espresso (P. EN17) Coffee temperature (P. EN27) Coffee (P. EN17) Heating mode (P. EN27) Cappuccino* (P. EN19) Auto off timer (P. EN28) Latte Macchiato* (P. EN19) Cup illumination (P. EN28) Hot milk/foam* (P. EN19) ml / oz selection (P. EN29) Hot water (P.

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    Display (Continued) Information display Following displays appear during operations. Refill with water After the water tank is replaced, it takes approx. 5 seconds to detect it. To ensure there is sufficient water for one dispensing, this display shows even when there may be water remaining in the water tank. Empty the waste container Only empty it when the espresso machine is turned on.

  • Page 13: Flavour Setting

    Flavour setting Espresso/Coffee Espresso Coffee Setting range Default Setting range Default < mL> < mL> 20–100 mL (change by 5 mL) 35 mL 60–300 mL (change by 10 mL) 120 mL Coffee amount < oz> < oz> 0.7–3.5 oz (change by 0.1 or 0.2 oz) 1.2 oz 2.1–10.6 oz (change by 0.3 or 0.4 oz) 4.2 oz...

  • Page 14: Before Use

    Before Use <Preparations> Fill the water tank with fresh cold water. Push the dispenser up into the upper position. Push the water tank and pull it out.    Fill the water tank with tap water up to “Max” (maximum) line. “Max” (maximum) line Dry off the out side of water tank. “Min”...

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    Turn the power on. Plug in and press the power button. • Make sure the waste container, water tank, drip tray and stainless steel plate are fitted. • Open the drip tray by pressing it. (Attention for drip tray display will show for 3 seconds after the espresso machine is heated up.) Heats up the machine automatically.

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    Before Use (Continued) <Setting water hardness> Before using the espresso machine for the first time, it should be set to the appropriate water hardness for your area. Determine the water hardness. Dip the test strip into cold water for 1 second and shake off the excess water. Read the water hardness from the pink-coloured areas on test strip after approximately 1 minute.

  • Page 17: Espresso/coffee

    Espresso/Coffee Fill the coffee bean container with whole coffee beans and close the lid. Then place a cup(s) or pot under the spout. • When preparing drink for a pot, use the Latte Macchiato plate. (Height between the dispenser and Latte Macchiato plate: approx. 14 cm) • Make sure the door is closed firmly. Note • In order to reduce heat and splashing, adjust the dispenser height to suit your cup size by moving it up and down.

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    Espresso/Coffee (Continued) Press to start brewing. (e.g.: When 1 cup is selected on coffee menu) Note • If is pressed during the brewing process, it immediately stops the process. After flashes, the display will return to the main menu. • If is pressed, the display will return to the previous display. •...

  • Page 19: Cappuccino/latte Macchiato/hot Milk

    Cappuccino/Latte Macchiato/Hot milk Preparations: Fill the water tank with water. (P. EN14)  Operate rinsing cycle. Attach the milk hose.  Insert the straight cut end of the milk hose through the side opening of the espresso machine. Insert the end of the milk hose into the opening on the side of the milk foamer until it stops.

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    Cappuccino/Latte Macchiato/Hot milk (Continued) Select the number of cups and adjust the taste as desired. • The selected cup will light up in blue. • If adjustment is unnecessary, move on to step 6. • Press repeatedly to adjust quantity of coffee, coffee beans and milk foam. (P. EN13) (e.g.: When hot milk is selected for 1 cup) e.g.: When cappuccino or Latte Macchiato is selected for 1 cup To adjust coffee and milk...

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    Press to start brewing. (e.g.: When cappuccino is selected) Note • Be careful with steam coming out after is pressed. • If is pressed during the brewing process, it immediately stops the process. After flashes, the display will move on to step 7. •...

  • Page 22: Powder Coffee Preparation

    Powder coffee preparation Preparations: Fill the water tank with water. (P. EN14) Operate rinsing cycle. Select “powder coffee preparation” on the main menu. Select drink menu. • If you select milk menu, attach the milk hose to the espresso machine. (P. EN19) Espresso Coffee Note • If is pressed, the display will return to the main menu. Latte Macchiato Cappuccino Fill the powder coffee shaft with one level measuring spoon of fresh coffee...

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    Adjust cup filling quantity and/or milk foam as desired. • If adjustment is unnecessary, move on to the step 6. • Press repeatedly to adjust quantity for coffee and/or milk foam. (P. EN13) (e.g.: Espresso/Coffee) (e.g.: Cappuccino/Latte Macchiato) To start, move on to step 6. To adjust coffee and milk ratio, To adjust coffee and milk ratio, press and move on to step 5. Note • Only one cup can be prepared with this function. •...

  • Page 24: Hot Water

    Hot water Preparations: Fill the water tank with water. (P. EN14) Operate rinsing cycle. • Make sure the milk hose is not attached. Select “hot water” on the main menu. Then place a cup(s) under the spout. Note • If simple rinsing is skipped after milk menu, milk residue may mix into the hot water. (Step 7 on P. EN21) In that case dispense the hot water a few times.

  • Page 25: Turn Off The Power

    Turn off the power After the power is turned off, the cleaning cycle starts. The cleaning cycle will vary depending on which menus have been used whilst the espresso machine is turned on. If milk menus were used, milk system cleaning will be included. Turn off the power.

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    Turn off the power (Continued) Press to start the rinsing cycle. Note • Before starting, following display shows to make actions. (Shows 3 seconds each) empty the waste container. open the drip tray. • If is not pressed for 15 minutes, the espresso machine will When the rinsing cycle has finished, the turn off without running the rinsing cycle. power turns off. Then unplug the espresso •...

  • Page 27: Changing The Setting

    Changing the setting O Changing settings from the default. Coffee temperature Heating mode Select temperature from 5 levels on your drink. Select heater condition from 3 modes. (Default (Default setting: middle) setting: Eco mode) Press on the main menu. Press on the main menu. Select “coffee temperature” on the user Select “heating mode” on the user menu. menu. Select level and press to save the Select level and press to save the setting. setting. • The selected setting will light up in blue. Eco mode • The selected setting will light up in blue. Standard mode Standby mode...

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    Changing the setting (Continued) Auto off timer Cup illumination Select auto off timing from 5 auto off times (1–5 hours). Select cup illumination on the dispenser from (Default setting: 1 hour) 3 modes. (Default setting: auto) Press on the main menu. Press on the main menu. Select “auto off timer” on the user menu. Select “cup illumination” on the user menu. Select desired operating mode and press Select time and press to save the to save the setting. setting. • The selected setting will light up in blue. • The selected setting will light up in blue. • The shut-off time begins after the last operation. (Off) 1 hr 5 hr...

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    ml / oz selection Water hardness level Press on the main menu. Press on the main menu. Select “ml / oz selection” on the user menu. Select “water hardness level” on the user menu. Select “ml” or “oz” and press to Select level and press to save the save the setting. setting. • The selected setting will light up in blue. • The selected setting will light up in blue. (e.g. for very hard) *1 oz is approx. 28.41 mL Soft Very hard Q To check water hardness « P. EN16...

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    Changing the setting (Continued) Reset Information You can reset all settings to factory settings by this This displays the total cups made and setting mode. information for this espresso machine. If there is a problem with the espresso machine, the setting information will be helpful for service. Press on the main menu. Press on the main menu. Press on the user menu. Press on the user menu. Press Press Note • If there is no action for 30 seconds, the display will return to the main menu. • If is pressed, the display will return to the previous display.

  • Page 31: Memory Setting

    Memory setting Memory setting Using memory setting Select “memory menu” in the main menu. Display the memory menu as step 1 on “Memory setting”. Then select “memory” you wish to use. • Blue icons can be selected. Select an available memory from the memory menu. • Greyed-out icons are yet to be used. Press to start brewing. Select desired drink. (e.g. for coffee) Returns to the main menu after brewing Adjust the quantity and taste. Then press to save the setting. (e.g. for coffee) Returns to the memory menu Note • If is pressed, the display will return to the previous display.

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    Memory setting (Continued) Changing memory setting Deleting memory setting Display the memory menu as step 1 on Display the memory menu as step 1 on “Memory setting”. Then press “Memory setting”. Then press Select “memory” you wish to change. Select “memory” to delete and press • Greyed-out icons cannot be selected. • The selected setting will light up in blue. Adjust the quantity and press to save the setting. Returns to the memory menu (e.g. for coffee) Returns to the memory menu Note • If is pressed, the display will return to the previous display. EN32...

  • Page 33: How To Clean

    How to Clean Q Clean the appliance after every use. Q Unplug and make sure that the appliance has cooled down before cleaning. Note • Do not use benzine, thinner, alcohol, bleach, polishing powder, metal brush or nylon brush, otherwise the surface will be damaged.

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    How to Clean (Continued) Dispenser: Clean the dispensing spouts weekly or if used intensively, clean it frequently. Clean the dispenser from the inside and outside with warm water and a suitable brush to remove any residue and prevent mould from forming. <To remove> <To attach>...

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    Brewing unit: Clean the brewing unit weekly or if used intensively, clean it frequently. Press the left side of the door with the dispenser to open. (P. EN9) Remove the waste container by pressing the container and pulling it out of the espresso machine. Grip the lower front part of the brewing unit and pull it out to the front. Use your other hand to stop it from falling out. Turn the brewing unit upside down and clean the opened brewing unit under warm running water with a brush, then shake it lightly. In particular, Stainless the stainless steel filter must be rinsed out well to remove any coffee steel filter residue. • To clean the two stainless steel filters, open the brewing unit, turn it upside down and fold down the ejector.

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    How to Clean (Continued) Milk foamer nozzle: Clean the milk foamer nozzle every day that a milk menu drink is prepared. Press the left side of the door with the dispenser to open. (P. EN9) • When opening and closing the door, the dispenser should be located at the upper position, otherwise the milk hose on the inside will be jammed. Pull the milk hose out of the milk foamer. Then fold the lever on the milk foamer upwards and pull the milk foamer out towards you.

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    Cleaning Cycle: Use this cycle occasionally and/or when the display shows This cleaning programme enables intensive cleaning of inaccessible areas. This programme takes approx. 8 minutes and should not be interrupted. When display shows , press and follow steps from 3. Press on the main menu.

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    How to Clean (Continued) Press to start cleaning cycle. • Empty the drip tray before starting cleaning cycle. Note • The cleaning water is collected in the drip tray. Alternatively, you can place a container (> 250 mL) under the spout. • In the event of power failure during the cleaning programme, the programme has to be restarted.

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    Milk system cleaning: Use this programme when quality of foam is low and when milk residue gets into coffee, espresso or hot water during espresso machine use. Press on the main menu. Select “Milk system cleaning programme”. Note • If is pressed, the display will return to the main menu. Fill a glass with 250 mL of water and 7.5–15 mL of milk system cleaner.

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    How to Clean (Continued) Decalcification cycle: Use this cycle occasionally and/or when the display shows This decalcification cycle enables simple and effective descaling. This programme runs in 2 phases and it takes approximately 11 minutes and should not be interrupted. When display shows , press and follow steps from 3.

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    Empty the drip tray and press (Second phase) Dispose of the water in the water tank and rinse it thoroughly. Press . Then fill it with clean water and press to continue the process. (Approx. 2 min.) Note • If is pressed during descaling, the display indicates to empty the drip tray. To continue the descaling cycle, press Press • Empty the drip tray. Note • If is pressed during descaling, the display indicates to empty the drip tray.

  • Page 42: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem Cause and Action O Temperature setting is low. (P. EN27) Drinks are not hot O Cups are too cold. enough. «Warm up cups with hot water. O Room temperature is too cold. O It is first time use of the espresso machine or shortly after changing coffee beans. «Wait for a few times brewing to get desire taste.

  • Page 43

    O Turn off the appliance and wait approx. 5 minutes. Turn the appliance back on and working well. if problem remains, contact the authorised Panasonic service centre for inspection. O The surface of milk is higher than the spouts position. Milk is dripping from «In that case, pull up the dispenser to the highest position.

  • Page 44: Error Display

    Troubleshooting (Continued) Problem Cause and Action Display shows “Descaling programme” or “Cleaning O The espresso machine is turned off without cleaning last time of use. the milk system” when «Clean the espresso machine before use. (P. EN39, EN40) power is turned on. Display shows “Refill with coffee beans” O If oily coffee beans are used, it may be difficult for them to flow into the grinder. even though there are «Feed them towards the grinder or try other types of coffee beans.

  • Page 45: Replacement Parts

    Descaling agent* ACK13-155U Milk system cleaner* ACK14-155 Quick reference ACZ78H155U (EN/HK: ACZ76H15500U, MA/AR: ACZ77H15500U) Milk foamer unit ACW33-155U * Not Panasonic brand Specifications NC-ZA1 Power supply 220 – 240 V 50 – 60 Hz Power consumption 1550 W Max. amount of water 1.4 L...

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    Panasonic Taiwan Co., Ltd. Web Site : http://panasonic.net/ © Panasonic Taiwan Co., Ltd. 2013 CZ45H156 F0813S0 Printed in China HSK·HST...

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