Cleaning your Keurig coffee maker will not only keep your coffee tasting great cup after cup, but it will also ensure that your brewer keeps functioning properly and lasts as long as possible. Depending on how hard your water is, you should clean your Keurig machine at least 2-4 times a year. The harder your water the more chance there is for mineral deposit build up, which can affect everything from the water line to the heating element. Cleaning your Keurig Brewer regularly can help you avoid these technical issues that may occur with frequent use. All you need to clean your Keurig Brewer is water and white distilled vinegar (Method 1) or Descal Cleaner solution (Method 2).
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Method Follow these easy steps for cleaning (De-Scale) your Keurig Machine using vinegar:
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- Drain any existing water from the water reservoir.
- Re-fill the water reservoir with white distilled vinegar.
- Place a cup on the drip tray
- Brew the vinegar the same way you would brew any cup of coffee, but WITHOUT a K-Cup in the machine.
- Brew three or four more times, until the liquid level in the water reservoir goes down and the blue indicator light to add more water turns on.
- Empty the white distilled vinegar from the reservoir and re-fill with fresh water. Allow the fresh water to sit in the reservoir for about three hours.
- Brew the fresh water without any K-Cups three or four times to completely flush out the vinegar.
- Fill the water reservoir again, and you are ready to brew your favorite Keurig K-Cups!
Method 2: Follow these easy steps for De-Scale your Keurig Brewer using Descaling Solution:
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Cleaning your Keurig machine can only help you achieve great taste and longevity from your coffee machine. If you feel as if your machine isn’t running as smoothly as usual, it might be time to clean your coffee maker and descale all of the mineral deposits that come from your water. With proper care and regular cleaning, your Keurig should last many years and many cups of great coffee.