Step-by-Step Guide: How to Descale Your Keurig Coffee Maker
If you’re an avid Keurig user you know how important it is to give your machine a deep clean every once in a while. One of the most essential maintenance tasks is descaling. Descaling removes mineral buildup that can affect the taste functionality of your Keurig. In this article we’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to descale your Keurig coffee maker.
Before we begin make sure you have the following materials:
- White vinegar or Keurig descaling solution
- A large mug or cup
- A microfiber cloth or sponge
Follow these steps to descale your Keurig coffee maker:
Step 1: Turn off Your Keurig
First unplug your Keurig turn it off.
Step 2: Empty Rinse the Water Reservoir
Remove the water reservoir empty the remaining water. Rinse the reservoir thoroughly with clean water.
Step 3: Mix the Descaling Solution
If you’re using a Keurig descaling solution follow the instructions on the package to mix the solution with water. If you’re using white vinegar mix equal parts vinegar water.
Step 4: Fill the Water Reservoir
Pour the descaling solution or vinegar-water mixture into the water reservoir. Make sure you don’t overfill the reservoir.
Step 5: Run the Cleaning Cycle
Place a large mug or cup on the drip tray. Turn on your Keurig select the largest cup size. Allow the machine to brew the solution into the mug. Discard the mug’s contents repeat this process until the “Add Water” light turns on.
Step 6: Rinse the Water Reservoir Run More Water Cycles
Remove the water reservoir rinse it with clean water. Refill the reservoir with fresh water run several cycles without a K-Cup to ensure that all the remnants of the descaling solution or vinegar-water mixture are removed.
Step 7: Wipe Down the Machine
Finally use a microfiber cloth or sponge to wipe down the exterior of the Keurig. This will remove any residue from the descaling process leave your machine looking clean shiny.
Regular descaling is an essential part of Keurig maintenance. Follow these simple steps to ensure your Keurig is running smoothly producing excellent coffee every time. By following this guide you’ll have a clean efficient Keurig coffee maker in no time.