First questions first, when was the last time when you actually checked and cleaned your Keurig coffee maker? If you never did since the date you bought it, then probably you should check it now because perhaps you might find some of the colonies of bacteria resting right under your machine.
Sounds ew? Well, probably then it’s the best time that you should descale and clean your coffee machine and should check your Keurig maintenance cup by using Keurig maintenance accessories.
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Read the Keurig B60 manual that comes with the machine and read Keurig descaling instructions within your manual. For keeping your machine away from bacteria, you should know a couple of things about it. For example: ‘How to change Keurig filter?’ ‘In Keurig where to put water?’ and all other such things that can keep your machine running for a longer span of time.
Along with that, you should also have an idea about the Keurig 2.0 parts and make sure that you get yourself familiar with Keurig 2.0 needle maintenance too in order to keep your machine clean and tidy.
We are going to discuss three methods for descaling and cleaning our Keurig 2.0:
- Keurig Descaling Solution
- Lemon Juice
Things Required For Descaling Keurig Coffee Maker
- White Vinegar/Lemon Juice/Descaling Solution
- Any kind of brush
- A towel
- Dishwasher and all-purpose cleaner
- A mug
Things That Need To Be Done On Regular Basis
- Remove the water reservoir.
- Remove the K-cup holder and the funnel.
- After that, remove the drip tray along with the drip tray cover.
- Clean all these external parts of the Keurig machine by using a towel, a dishwasher or all-purpose cleaner.
- Clean and remove any of the clogs around needles by using paper clips.
- Keep the reservoir void of water when it’s not being used.
Cleaning Keurig with Vinegar
- Attach the Keurig water reservoir with the machine.
- Fill it up with the vinegar and the water equally.
- Use filtered water instead of tap water. It ensures that there are no bacteria in the water.
- Place a large sized mug on the stand.
- Run the brew cycle without placing any K-cup.
- Empty the mug each time after it gets filled with water.
- Keep repeating the same process until the Keurig water reservoir gets empty.
- Wash the machine thoroughly three to four times until you don’t find any taste of vinegar in the water
Cleaning Keurig with Lemon Juice
This method includes the same steps we discussed above and you can even descale Keurig without vinegar.
You’d need a lot of lemons for extracting lemon juice or else invest some money and buy some lemon juice from your nearest supermarket so you can easily go with cleaning Keurig mini without vinegar by applying this method.
- Firstly, fix the Keurig water reservoir with the machine.
- Now, after attaching the water reservoir, fill it up with lemon juice and water by keeping the ration 1:1 in mind.
- Put a large-sized ceramic mug on the drip tray.
- Make sure that there is no K-cup while brewing the cycle.
- After the water is run and the mug gets filled, clear it up.
- Repeat the same process until the entire reservoir becomes void of water.
- Lastly, wash the machine enough times with the water until you get it cleared from the after-taste of the lemon juice.
Cleaning Keurig with Descaling Solution
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- First off, attach the water reservoir after washing it off properly.
- Repeat the same process as was done in the previous two methods of filling the reservoir with half the water and the other half with the descaling solution.
- Again, put a large sized mug on the stand or a drip tray.
- While you brew the cycle, make sure that you have detached the K-cup from the Keurig coffee maker.
- Clear the mug up whenever it gets filled till its brim.
- Repeat step 4 and 5 until the water reservoir gets empty.
- Wash the machine externally and internally so that no remnants of the solution are left unwashed.
Descaling solution Vs Vinegar
In our opinion, descaling solution is better than vinegar. Vinegar, if not be properly cleaned out of the machine, can give a very bitter taste in your next couple of coffees. In such cases, it’s better to invest some money and buy a descaling solution for washing it properly.
How often should you clean your coffee makers?
One of the things that most of the coffee lovers neglect is that their coffee makers need some cleansing every now and then too. The debris of the coffee beans and hard water remains inside after brewing each cup of coffee. For cleaning that detritus out, it is essential to clean your coffee makers once in a week. If not that then once in a month at least if you desire to have some fresh java cups.