Cleaning Your IKAWA Pro

The following instructions are for users with a Pro V2 that has been upgraded to a Strong Sensor,Pro V3 and Pro100 sample roasters. These methods will keep your IKAWA looking clean between IKAWA Full Services. 

There are three sets of instructions:

Please read the following warnings carefully before embarking on any of the cleaning procedures detailed below.

Before starting

  • DO NOT use TSP (trisodium phosphate) to clean the roaster. Although it is a great degreaser, it will etch/eat away at pure metals like the aluminum in your IKAWA.
  • DO NOT use abrasives to scrub the chamber.
  • DO NOT use any metal polishers.
  • DO NOT clean if you have a Ultra Fast Sensor found in V2 models. They are very fragile and break easily. Please contact support@ikawacoffee.com
  • DO NOT let dust or liquids fall down through the bottom of the roaster (through the louvres)
  • DO NOT use the citric acid solution on painted surfaces, it can remove the paint.
  • DO NOT attempt to clean the roaster whilst it is connected to a power supply.
  • DO NOT embark upon the Light or Deep Clean unless you have the correct Felt Absorbing Cover (Foam Disc).
  • DO NOT use TSP (trisodium phosphate) to clean the roaster. Although it is a great degreaser, it will etch/eat away at pure metals like the aluminum in your IKAWA.
  • DO NOT use abrasives to scrub the chamber.
  • DO NOT use any metal polishers.
  • DO NOT clean if you have a Ultra Fast Sensor found in V2 models. They are very fragile and break easily. Please contact support@ikawacoffee.com
  • DO NOT let dust or liquids fall down through the bottom of the roaster (through the louvres)
  • DO NOT use the citric acid solution on painted surfaces, it can remove the paint.
  • DO NOT attempt to clean the roaster whilst it is connected to a power supply.
  • DO NOT embark upon the Light or Deep Clean unless you have the correct Felt Absorbing Cover (Foam Disc).

Note: Failing to follow these maintenance instructions or the use of anything not recommended here may damage the unit and invalidate the warranty. For reference, the guide images are a Pro V3. 

CLEANING THE LID

Equipment

  • 1 drop mild dish soap (washing up liquid)
  • 30mL (1T) of water
  • Cloth

DIRECTIONS

  1. Disconnect your IKAWA from the mains. (Unplug the power cable)
  2. Remove the lid of the roaster. To do so, simply pry it off, it is held in place only with magnets.
  3. Add 1 drop of mild washing up liquid (dish soap) to 15ml (1T) of water and mix. Then using a cloth (we recommend microfibre or a soft duster) wipe the glass until it is clear.
  4. Using a dry cloth or towel, wipe the lid to ensure there is no residual moisture after cleaning.
  5. Gently lower the lid back into place, before reinserting the doser.

LIGHT CLEAN

(less than 50 roasts since last clean)

Equipment

  • Toothbrush 
  • Felt Absorbing Cover
  • 1 drop mild dish soap (washing up liquid)
  • 30mL (1T) of water
  • 1g of citric acid powder (no more than 1.5g)
  • Cloth

DIRECTIONS

  1. Disconnect your IKAWA from the mains. (Unplug the power cable)
  2. Remove the lid of the roaster. To do so, simply pry it off, it is held in place only with magnets.
  3. Clean the lid with soap and water and towel dry.
  4. Add the felt Absorbing Cover to the bottom of the Roasting Chamber. This ensures liquid and any loose chaff do not fall through the louvre vents at the bottom.
    NOTE: It is very bad if liquid and dust fall through the vents at the bottom of the roasting chamber. It can easily cause an error or breakage with the roaster. Ensure your felt Absorbing Cover is firmly in place, with no visible gaps between it and the wall of the roasting chamber.
  5. Give all areas of the inside of the roaster a dry brush with the toothbrush to remove loose chaff, including around the lid seal. Be careful to not touch the Exhaust Sensor.
  6. Add 1 drop of mild washing up liquid (dish soap) to 15ml (1T) of water and mix. Dip the tooth brush in the solution and scrub the inside of the roasting chamber.
  7. Leave for 5 minutes to allow for the solution to soak into the coffee build up.
  8. Wipe off the solution with a damp cloth and scrub again with the toothbrush if any areas still need loosening.
  9. Wipe the inside and outside of the Roaster with the damp cloth.
  10. Remove the Absorbing Cover. When removed, brush off any loose chaff and leave to dry completely.
    DO NOT leave the felt disk in and turn on the roaster.
  11. Replace the lid and complete a roast with no coffee in it. If you do use coffee, discard after roasting, do not consume.

DEEP CLEAN

(100+ roasts since last clean)

Equipment

  • Toothbrush 
  • Felt Absorbing Cover
  • Urnex Roaster Sprayz 
  • Urnex Wipez 
  • Cloth

DIRECTIONS

  1. Disconnect your IKAWA from the mains. (Unplug the power cable)
  2. Remove the lid of the roaster. To do so, simply pry it off, it is held in place only with magnets.
  3. Clean the lid with soap and water and towel dry.
  4. Add the felt Absorbing Cover to the bottom of the Roasting Chamber. This ensures liquid and any loose chaff do not fall through the louvre vents at the bottom.
    NOTE: It is very bad if liquid and dust fall through the vents at the bottom of the roasting chamber. It can easily cause an error or breakage with the roaster. Ensure your felt Absorbing Cover is firmly in place, with no visible gaps between it and the wall of the roasting chamber.
  5. Give all areas of the inside of the roaster a brush with the toothbrush to remove loose chaff, including around the lid seal. Be careful to not touch the Exhaust Sensor.
  6. Spray the inside of the roaster with Urnex Roaster Sprayz, ensuring all areas are covered with the solution.
  7. Leave for 5 minutes to allow for the solution to soak into the coffee build up.
  8. Use the toothbrush to scrub the inside of the roaster. Focus especially on areas where build up is heavier.
  9. Use Urnex Wipz to remove the loosened dirt.
  10. Wipe the inside and outside of the Roaster with a gently damp cloth.
  11. Remove the Absorbing Cover. When removed, brush off any loose chaff and leave to dry completely.
    DO NOT leave the felt disk in and turn on the roaster.
  12. Rinse the toothbrush under in clean, warm water and leave to dry completely.
  13. Replace the lid and complete a roast with no coffee in it. If you do use coffee, discard after roasting, do not consume.

(Note: Urnex roaster cleaning products are not sold by IKAWA)

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