Saturday, January 24, 2015

How to Clean and Descale a Keurig Coffee Maker


Cleaned my Keurig since it was only brewing 1/2 cups and the pump was making terrible noises.

To clean, also known as the descaling process, (from the Keurig manual): 
  1. Take all removeable parts off and wash, stick a pin or paper clip up into the exit needles to dislodge any clumps, be careful they are sharp, replace parts. 
  2. Fill reservoir with white vinegar and brew until the add water light comes on. Leave power on and let the Keurig sit for 4 hours.
  3. Discard any remaining vinegar and rinse. 
  4. Fill with fresh water and brew until vinegar is dissipated, (took me at least 10 cups). 
 Note: I had to unplug my Keurig and plug it back in because it was stuck on one blue light. Brewed about 10 cups of plain water to clear the vinegar out, but it worked! Yay! And my Keurig is running smoothly again.  Ah, fresh coffee  :)

3 comments:

  1. Fresh coffee ;-)
    I can imagine how it must have limited you before you went through the process. Vinegar is an essential thing to have in the home- good at clearing up so many household gear. I didn't know about this particular use.

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  2. Coffee maker is now popular product in the world. Everyday sold out a lot of type coffee maker from different place in the world. It make our coffee making easier. Coffee shop also use coffee maker.

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  3. Fresh coffee , I can imagine how it must have limited you before you went through the process. Vinegar is an essential thing to have in the home- good at clearing up so many household gear

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