Operating Instructions
Coffee Maker (Household Use)
Model No.
NC-ZF1
NC-DF1
NC-ZF1
Contents
Safety Precautions
Important Information
Electrical Requirement
Parts Names and Handling Instructions
How to Use
How to Clean
Troubleshooting
Replacement Part
Specifications
Page
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Back cover
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 2~7).
• Please keep this Operating Instructions for future use.
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.
The following charts indicate the degree of damage
caused by wrong operation.
WARNING:
CAUTION:
Indicates serious injury or death.
Indicates risk of injury or property damage.
The symbols are classified and explained as follows.
This symbol indicates prohibition.
This symbol indicates requirement that must be followed.
WARNING
Do not damage the mains lead or
mains plug.
Mains lead
Following actions are strictly prohibited.
Mains plug
Modifying, touching on or placing near
heating elements, bending,
twisting, pulling, pulled over sharp edges, putting heavy
objects on top, bundling the mains lead and carrying the
appliance by the mains lead.
(It may cause electric shock, or fire due to short circuit.)
Do not use the appliance if the mains lead or mains
plug is damaged or the mains plug is loosely
connected to the household mains socket.
(It may cause electric shock, or fire due to short circuit.)
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified
person in order to avoid a hazard.
Do not plug or unplug the mains plug with wet hands.
(It may cause electric shock.)
● Always ensure that hands are dry before handling the
mains plug or switching on the appliance.
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Make 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
household mains socket to prevent electrical over heating.
However, if you are connecting a number of mains plugs,
make sure the total wattage does not exceed the rated
wattage of the household mains socket.
Safety Precautions
WARNING
Insert the mains plug firmly.
it may cause electric shock and fire due to
(Otherwise
heat that may be generated around the mains plug. )
Clean the mains plug regularly.
(Dust and moisture build-up on the mains plug may cause
insufficient insulation, which may cause a fire.)
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 nplug the mains plug, and wipe with a dry cloth.
Keep the mains lead out of reach of children. Do not
let the mains lead hang over the edge of the table or
worktop.
(It may cause burns, injury or electric shock.)
Do not immerse the appliance in water or splash it
with water.
(It may cause electric shock, or fire due to short circuit.)
Do not disassemble, repair or modify this appliance.
(It may cause fire, electric shock or injury.)
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 onsult the place of purchase or a Panasonic service
centre.
Do not touch or get your face close to places where
steam is coming out.
(It may cause burns or injury.)
● Especially keep the appliance out of reach of infants and
children.
Do not use the appliance without the jug.
(It may cause burns.)
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Safety Precautions
Please make sure to
follow these instructions.
WARNING
This 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.)
Always keep the children away from the appliance.
(It may cause burns or injury.)
● Children do not realise dangers that are likely to occur
because of improper use of appliances.
Discontinue using the appliance immediately and
unplug in the unlikely event that this appliance stops
working properly.
(It may cause smoking, fire, electric shock or burns.)
e.g. for abnormal or breaking down
● The mains plug and the mains lead become abnormally
hot.
● The mains lead is damaged or the appliance power fails.
● The main body is deformed, has visible damage or is
abnormally hot.
● The handle of the jug is loosen.
● There is another abnormality or failure.
Unplug the appliance immediately and consult the
place of purchase or a Panasonic service centre for
inspection or repair.
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Do 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.
Safety Precautions
CAUTION
Do not allow the mains lead to come into contact with
the plate. (NC-DF1 only)
(It may cause fire or injury)
Do not touch the hot surface such as the top surface
of the main body while appliance is in use or after
use.
(It may cause burns.)
● The plate for the NC-DF1 also gets hot.
Do not move the appliance when the jug is in place.
(It may cause burns.)
Do not remove the jug while brewing.
(It may cause burns.)
Do not move the appliance by holding the water tank
lid or basket.
(It may cause burns or injury.)
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Safety Precautions
Please make sure to
follow these instructions.
CAUTION
Do not use the appliance (including the jug) on
following places.
● On uneven surfaces, on non-heat-resistant carpet or
table cloths etc.
(It may cause fire or injury.)
● Places where it may be splashed with water or near a
heat source.
(It may cause electric shock or electrical leakage.)
● Near any open water such as bathtubs, sinks, or other
containers.
(It may cause electric shock or electrical leakage.)
● Near a wall or furniture.
(It may cause discolouration or deformation.)
● Places that could be damaged even by moderate heat.
(It may cause discolouration or deformation.)
Do not open the water tank lid while the coffee is
brewing.
(It may cause burns.)
Do not leave the appliance unattended when it is in
use.
(It may cause fire.)
● When leaving it, turn the power off.
Do not insert any object in the gaps.
(It may cause electric shock.)
● Especially metal objects such as pins or wires.
Make sure to hold the mains plug when unplugging
the mains plug.
Never pull on the mains lead.
Otherwise it may cause electric shock, or fire due to
short circuit.
(
6
)
Always ensure the appliance is switched off and
unplug the mains plug when the appliance is not in
use, before moving and before cleaning.
Otherwise it may cause electric shock, or fire due to
electrical leakage.
(
)
Place the appliance on a firm, dry, clean flat heatproof
worktop.
(Otherwise it may cause burns or injury.)
Beware not to be tripped over or get caught in the
mains lead while in use.
(Otherwise it may cause burns or injury.)
Safety Precautions / Important Information
CAUTION
Unplug and allow the appliance to cool down fully
before cleaning and storing away.
(It may cause burns.)
When handling the jug with hot coffee in, do not tilt or
open the jug lid. Hot liquid may spurt out or drop on
your hand.
(It may cause burns.)
● Always hold the jug handle.
Make sure to clean the appliance after every use.
it may cause burns dued to overflow by
(Otherwise
)
clogging the filter holder.
Important Information
• Do not fill the tank with milk, hot water etc. Only use cold water.
(It may cause malfunction.)
• Do not place the jug on any heat sources or in a microwave.
(It may cause damage to the jug.)
• Do not use other jugs than the one provided.
• Do not use the appliance outdoors.
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Electrical Requirement
FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING
TEXT CAREFULLY.
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug
for your safety and convenience. A 13-amp fuse is fitted in this
plug.
Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure that the
replacement fuse has a rating of 13-amp and that it is approved
by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark
or the BSI mark
on the body of
the fuse.
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover, you must ensure
that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced.
If you lose the fuse cover, the plug must not be used until a
replacement cover is obtained.
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local
Panasonic Dealer.
If the fitted moulded plug is unsuitable for the socket outlet in
your home, then the fuse should be removed and the plug cut
off and disposed of safely. There is a danger of severe electrical
shock if the cut off plug is inserted into any 13-amp socket.
How to replace the fuse
The location of the fuse differs
according to the type of AC
mains plug (figures A and B).
Confirm the AC mains plug fitted
and follow the instructions below.
Illustrations may differ from
actual AC mains plug.
Open the fuse cover with a
screwdriver and replace the fuse
and close or attach the fuse
cover.
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Figure A
Figure B
Fuse cover
Parts Names and Handling Instructions
 The illustrations inside mainly show model NC-ZF1.
Water tank lid
Filter holder
Water tank
Aroma control
 Pull the basket
out.

 Remove the
filter holder.
Water level
(Inside)

Water level
window
(NC-ZF1 only)
Anti drip valve
Basket
To assemble
 Insert the filter
holder into the
basket.

Power
indicator

Plate
* NC-DF1 has a
warming function.
Power switch
Stainless steel jug lid
Lever
Mains lead
(NC-ZF1)
(NC-DF1)
 Close the
basket.
• Make sure it is
closed firmly.
Glass jug lid
Mains plug
* The shape of plug may be
different from illustration.
Before use
Stainless steel jug
(For NC-ZF1)
Clean the appliance by following the steps below
for the first time or when you have not used it for a
while.
Electrical Requirement / Parts Names and Handling Instructions
To disassemble
Glass jug
(For NC-DF1)
Accessories
 Wash all detachable parts. (P.13~14)
 Set the filter holder and jug in place.
• Do not fill with the ground coffee.
 Fill water in the water tank up to 8 on the scale
and close the watertank lid.
 Plug in and turn on the power switch.
 When the water tank gets empty, turn off the
power switch and throw the hot water in the jug
away.
Mesh filter
Tea server
(NC-ZF1 only)
Measuring spoon
• To replace the mesh filter. (P.15)
• Also you can use paper filters (14) sold in stores
instead of the mesh filter provided.
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How to Use ~Brewing Coffee~
the filter holder, mesh filter,
jug and add ground coffee to
1 Place
taste.
2 Set the aroma control as desired.
• When finely ground coffee is used with the
mesh filter, it may become clogged. Please
use a paper filter.
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 Set the filter
holder. (P.9)
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 Close the
basket.
Note: Make sure the basket is closed firmly
when closing it.
Preheating the jug (NC-ZF1 only)
• When you are brewing small amount of coffee or
room temperature is low, preheat the jug by pouring
hot water to have hot and tasty coffee.
• After preheat the jug, throw the hot water away.
• Do not use any heat source or microwave to
preheat the jug.
Reference for amount of coffee
Brewed Coffee
2 cups
4 cups
6 cups
8 cups
10
Fine Ground Coffee*
(Approx.)
4 scoops
8 scoops
11 scoops
14 scoops
Medium Ground Coffee
(Approx.)
5 scoops
7½ scoops
10 scoops
12 scoops
1 cup=Approx. 120 mL
Measured by measuring spoon
provided.
(Level off the top.)
*Use a paper filter for finely ground
coffee.
water in the water tank,
then plug in and turn on the
3 Fill
power switch.
NC-ZF1)
Remove the jug after light is turned
4 (For
off.
(For NC-DF1)
After brewing is completed, turn off
the switch and remove the jug.
• Press down the lever on the jug lid to pour the coffee into
cups. (NC-ZF1 only)
How to Use
(For NC-ZF1)
• The power indicator will light up while brewing
coffee and turn it off automatically.
(For NC-DF1)
• Power indicator will light while the switch is on.
Note
• Do not fill the water tank with hot water.
(A lot of steam may spurt out.)
• Do not brew coffee when the water is below 2
or more than the maximum 8 on the scale.
• Do not add water while brewing.
• When water is added more than you desire,
please remove it by using another container.
To brew coffee consecutively
Repeat step 1~3.
• Wait for 5 minutes to add water in the water
tank.
If water is added too soon, steam may spurt
out.
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)
Note
• Do not pull out the basket when jug is set on the plate.
(Coffee will drip.)
• Coffee is hot, remove the jug slowly.
(Hot coffee may spill out.)
• When the jug is removed immediately after brewing,
coffee may drip. In that case, please wait to remove the
jug for a while after brewing.
• When handling the jug with hot coffee in, do not open the
jug lid. Hot liquid may spurt out or drop on your hand.
(It may cause burns.)
• When removing the jug, pull it in line with the handle.
• To keep the coffee warm, leave the power switch in the on
position. (NC-DF1 only)
• For a better taste, keeping the coffee warm for a long time
is not recommended.
 After use
• Unplug the coffee maker after use.
When you have remaining water in the water tank
• Turn on the coffee maker and extract water completely
into the jug, then throw it away.
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How to Use ~Brewing Tea (NC-ZF1 only)~
Brewing tea with tea server.
Basic steps are same as brewing coffee on page 10-11.
Please adjust amount of tea leaves as your own taste.
3
Water amount is same as
brewing coffee.
2
Set the aroma control on Dark.
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Place the tea server and paper filter (14)
into the filter holder, then add tea leaves.
How to Clean
 Clean the appliance after every use.
 Unplug and make sure that the appliance has coolled down before cleaning.
Note
• Do not use benzine, thinner, alcohol, bleach, polishing powder, metal brush or nylon brush, otherwise the surface
will be damaged.
• Do not use a dishwasher.
• Do not clean the appliance with pointed object such as a toothpick or pin.
• Handle the jug with care.
Do not use the jug if it is chipped or cracked.
Body / Plate
Wipe with a well-wrung cloth.
Mesh filter
Wash under running water.
• Do not use the brush, dish soap or scouring pad.
It may cause tearing off the filter or leaving the
smell of dish soap.
(
)
How to Use / How to Clean
To avoid damaging surfaces of the body and the
plate.
• Do not hit with hard objects or rub them with
scouring pad.
Filter holder
Wash with diluted dish soap (neutral) and a soft sponge.
• Anti drip valve
It is to prevent leakage of
the remaining drops from
the basket.
Glass jug
(For NC-DF1)
Wash with diluted dish soap (neutral) and a soft sponge.
 Pour water in the filter
holder.
 Push the anti drip valve up
and shake it for 2~3 times.
Anti drip valve
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How to Clean
Stainless steel jug
(For NC-ZF1)
Wash with diluted dish soap (neutral) and a soft
sponge.
Clean the water tank with citric acid
when brewing is slow
The brewing speed gets slow when the mineral
such as the calcium contained in water adheres to
the water pipe and the water tank.
*Scale build-up will occur more in areas where the
water contains more minerals.
1
Set the basket and jug.
2
Fill the water tank with cold water up to 8 on
the scale and add approx. 20 g (2 tbsp) of citric
acid.
Mix well with a stick and then close the
watertank lid.
3
Plug in and turn on the power switch.
4
When the water tank gets empty, turn off the
power switch and throw hot water in the jug
away.
5
Repeat step 1~4 with only water to remove the
smell of the citric acid.
Stainless steel jug lid
Rinse off the lid in water. Discard water inside of it
through the hole by lever after rinsing it.
To remove the jug lid
Turn the jug lid in the direction of the arrow to line
up the triangles.
To attach the jug lid
Line up the triangles and turn the jug lid in the
direction of the arrow to line up the triangle line up
with rectangle.
Tea server (NC-ZF1 only) / Measuring spoon
Wash with diluted dish soap (neutral) and a soft
sponge.
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Troubleshooting
Please check the following points before arranging for service.
Problem
Cause
Ground coffee is spilled
from the mesh filter.
More than maximum amount of ground coffee was added.
 Do not add more than maximum amount of ground coffee.
(P.10)
The mesh filter is torn off.
 Replace the mesh filter or use paper filter.
Finely ground coffee has been used with the mesh filter.
 Use a paper filter for finely ground coffee.
Brewing speed is slow or
coffee is not coming out.
Scale has built up in the water pipe and in the water tank.
 Clean the water tank with citric acid. (P.14)
Brewing temperature is
low.
Preheat the jug by filling it with hot water, then emptying it
before brewing. (P.10)
When coffee grounds
appear in a cup.
The Mesh filter has been used for finely ground coffee.
 Try using a paper filter instead of the mesh filter.
Part name
Part number
Mesh filter
ACA43-153-K0
How to Clean / Troubleshooting / Replacement Part
Replacement Part
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Specifications
NC-ZF1
Power supply
NC-DF1
230 - 240 V
Power consumption
50 Hz
900 - 980 W
Max. amount of water
1.1 L (8 cups)
Dimensions (W  D  H) (approx.)
293  172  346 mm
293  167  346 mm
3.8 kg
2.9 kg
Weight (approx.)
Length of the mains lead (approx.)
0.9 m
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