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How to Clean a Keurig Coffee Maker

/ 11:28 AM September 29, 2022

Like every other kitchen appliance, there is also a proper way to clean your Keurig coffee maker. You may wonder if you are doing it right or wrongly, so this article is here to guide you through it. Having your own Keurig means you don’t have to bother yourself with the coffee filters and whatnot; it is super efficient and straightforward. 

Cleaning the Keurig right is important as not cleaning it may lead to molds or bacteria growing in it, which may cause harm to your health, but it can be avoided by simply following the proper guidelines for cleaning a Keurig! You will protect your health and have your coffee tasting the best!

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How to clean a Keurig every week

How to Clean a Keurig Coffee Maker

The right way to do this is by making sure you wash every single removable part of your machine and clean it thoroughly, in and out. This has to be done every week ideally. 

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What you’ll need 

You don’t need a lot of materials! Only three things will do. All you need to clean your Keurig are:

  • Sponge
  • Dish liquid soap
  • Cleaning rag/cloth 

What to do

Great, now you have gathered all that you need to ensure you clean your Keurig well. Next, you follow these instructions carefully:

  1. Make sure to unplug the machine.
  2. Remove the lid, water tank, cup holder, and tray.
  3. Wipe out the cup holder and tray using warm water and dish soap.
  4. To clean the water tank and lid, remove the filter and wipe the tank and lid with a dishcloth soaked in soap.
  5. Rinse the tank and lid with clean water and let it dry on its own.
  6. Clean the outer surface with your sponge.
  7. Return everything and plug back your machine.

How to replace your water filter 

How to Clean a Keurig Coffee Maker

To keep your coffee fresh, you must replace your water filter monthly.

What you’ll need

  • Just your water filter cartridges

What to do

  1. Soak your new water filter cartridges in water for about five minutes before rinsing them off for thirty seconds.
  2. Next, wash the lower filter holder mesh thoroughly.
  3. Place the clean cartridge into the upper filter holder and shut it with the lid.
  4. Finally, put everything back into your water tank and put everything in place; you are now good to go. 

How to descale your Keurig 

How to Clean a Keurig Coffee Maker

To avoid scale buildup, and prevent calcium deposits, which disrupt water flow, descaling your Keurig twice or thrice a year is the Ideal decision you’d make for the machine to function well and even. However, failure to do so will result in a prolonged period of brewing, the taste and temperature of the coffee might also be affected, and the machine will sound louder.

Also, it’s exciting to know that when the machine senses any malfunctions, the descale light stays on, reminding you of what it’s needed. And that’s definitely “Descaling.”

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What you’ll need 

  • A Keurig descaling solution or distilled vinegar.
  • Water
  • Mug

What to do 

  1. Fill the reservoir with water and white vinegar or Keurig descaling solution, sixteen ounces each.
  2. Without the k-cup, start the largest break size cycle and a mug to catch the liquid by letting the machine run as usual.
  3. You should repeat the process until the “Add water” indicator is illuminated.
  4. Take a thirty minutes break for the brewer to rest.
  5. Empty the reservoir and rinse it using fresh water filled to the “Max” line. Using the largest brew size, perform twelve rinsing brews to eliminate all impurities.
  6. Then, the machine is all yours to brew coffee as usual.

How to clean Keurig needles

How to Clean a Keurig Coffee Maker

The remnants of your coffee might get stuck in the needle’s exit point where the water flows through the k-cups, and you also might end up spotting debris in your coffee the next day.

What to do 

The following instructions will guide you to get rid of it for good.

  1. The machine has to be unplugged.
  2. Using a paperclip, you will have to disassemble the pod holder and the funnel to clear up the clogging debris at the exit needle.
  3. The two holes in the entrance needle under the brewer’s head wouldn’t mind if you also cleaned them up with a paperclip.
  4. Rinse the pod holder and funnel before fixing them back.

Conclusion 

You need to take care of your Keurig to get the best out of it. Follow the instructions listed above and bid farewell to every problem that concerns cleaning and maintaining your coffee maker.

Have a great time, brew!

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