How To Descale A Keurig

It doesn’t really matter what your wake-up coffee type is. Whether it is a light and old-fashioned cuppa Joe, or some creamy and frothy latter or maybe it is dark and hot cocoa, you know that you can 100% trust the services of your very own Keurig for serving you the best type of coffee, and satisfying your undying craving for caffeine.


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And all that in record time too. Not to mention the efficient service of the product without leaving any spills for cleaning. A Keurig is something that you can trust for delivering the best experience.

But sometimes it so happens that serving so many drinks and beverages all the time, without any mess or fuss, this dispenser really does require some cleaning up. And trust me that is the only thing required for the daily service of the Keurig to satisfy your coffee needs.

And why? Limescale: one of the unsavory intruders that are notorious for screwing up a Keurig or any other appliances. Now, what exactly is a limescale? One of the important things that you need you know about limescale is that they form on the interiors of any appliance when the evaporation of hot water occurs, leaving behind the white calcium deposits. This chalky element, if not treated in time can result in many problems in the servicing of your coffee maker.

Steps That Will Come In Handy

Descaling a Keurig is not very difficult, and you can certainly try it at home with some very simple steps. Here, we shall be discussing the descaling of a Keurig using Vinegar and water.

Disassembling Of The Parts

To clean the interiors of the Keurig, you need to make sure that some parts of the machine are carefully removed for efficient and better cleaning. The first thing that you have to do in here is to make sure that all the k-cup packs of the Keurig are removed carefully from the brewer. The cup holder or the funnel must also be taken out. However, this part is optional. There is one advantage of leaving the cup holder inside the coffee machine. The vinegar solution that that is in the coffee maker will remain there without spilling if the funnel is present.

You need to remove the reservoir of the Keurig from the machine and pour the remaining water down the sink. If a water filter is present in the coffee machine, then you need to remove it and set it aside for now.

The automatic shut-off setting in the Keurig should be carefully turned off. The brewer is supposed to be on when a cleaning solution of is in the Keurig.

Cleaning Using Vinegar And Water

The solution that people generally use for descaling is vinegar and water, instead of the commercial cleaning solution. The first step in the whole procedure is to fill up the reservoir of the Keurig half-way, with distilled vinegar. Do not use the undiluted vinegar as it can cause damage to the Keurig. Fill up the rest with water. Make sure that you don’t cross the top line.

The next step would be placing a ceramic mug above the tray that resides under the spout. A hot cup of water is to be brewed next and poured out into the sink. The result of the process is that the vinegar in the machine will kill the limescale during that brewing procedure.

The brewing procedure must continue until there is no water left in the reservoir. After that, you need to let the remaining vinegar just sit in the machine for some time. It then does its job inside. You need to make sure that the brewer is on during the process.

After that is done, the remaining vinegar is poured down the sink, and the brewer is rinsed thoroughly. Make sure that there is no vinegar left when you move to the next step.

Fill up the reservoir with water and flush the additional vinegar out. The next thing that you need to do is brew some more hot water to ensure that the vinegar is all out along with its smell.

Attach the mug back, and your Keurig is all descaled. Make sure that you follow each step to ensure an efficient cleaning.

Erin Emanuel

One Comment

  1. I agree with the part on cleaning with vinegar… It works on so many products and surfaces!

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