We use our Keurig coffee maker several times a day. I look forward to it to get my day started. My Starbucks Blonde coffee is a little bit of heaven to the get the day started.
I’ve had my Keurig for while and would like to take care of it so it keeps on delivering that wonderful warm brew. I know it needs to be cleaned on a regular basis and I would like to share my cleaning process here.
It’s good to run through this process every 3 to 6 months to maintain the best tasting coffee and to keep your coffeemaker running efficiently.
- Unplug your coffee machine and allow to cool before cleaning.
- Clean outside of the machine by wiping with a clean, damp, nonabrasive cloth.
- Slide the drip tray toward you to remove and wash with warm, soapy water or place in the top rack of the dishwasher.
- Remove the K-cup holder by grasping the top with one hand and pushing up from the bottom with the other hand. Pull the funnel from the holder to remove. Wash the K-cup holder and funnel with warm, soapy water or place in the top rack of the dishwasher.
- Remove water reservoir from machine and wash it in the sink with warm, sudsy water or place in the dishwasher. The lid is not dishwasher-safe.
- Replace all parts that have been cleaned.
- Drain any water from your Keurig coffee maker.
- Fill the reservoir about half way of undiluted white vinegar.
- Place a ceramic cup on the drip tray.
- Brew the vinegar into the cup then pour into the sink. Brew three more times.
- Fill the reservoir with fresh water and allow the machine to sit for four hours.
- Brew again until the reservoir is empty of all water.
Keeping your Keurig clean is very easy to do. Just keep on hand some white vinegar. Perform this cleaning every 3 to 6 months and you will never have any problems with bad taste or functionality of your Keurig.
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