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This Is The Most Efficient Way To Clean Your Keurig

November 2, 2015 by Ella Cajayon
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If you’re anything like me, a coffeeholic, then your Keurig is your BFF. But with a Keurig comes the maintenance of the product, and that part isn’t so self-explanatory. But don’t fret! We’re here to help you. After searching the Internet for the most effective ways to clean your Keurig, we’ve come across the vinegar cleaning solution! With this cleaning routine, it’s recommended that you do it between three to four times a year.

Step 1: Open the top of the Keurig brewer and remove the K-cup holder.

When removing the K-cup holder, be careful since there are two sharp needles inside the brewer compartment. Since the K-cup holder is dishwasher friendly, you can either toss it in there or hand wash it with hot water.

Step 2: Remove the the drip tray that’s at the bottom of the Keurig.

You can either hand wash it with warm water, or toss it in the dishwasher with the K-cup holder!

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Step 3: Carefully remove any buildup or obstructions from each hole in the machine.

This is referring to the upper half of the Keurig with the needles. Take a paper clip and straighten it out to carefully dig through and remove any dirt or excess coffee grinds.

Step 4: Wipe everything off with a damp towel. 

Make sure to wipe off any water/coffee stains and excess coffee grinds that have accumulated, especially in the cup holder area! Then, give the entire Keurig a good scrub with the damp towel to make sure you get every inch of the machine.

Step 5: Take your clean K-cup holder and attach it back to the upper brewer section.

Make sure when inserting the K-cup holder you align the holder with its indicated arrows.

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Step 6: Take out the water compartment.

This is where the vinegar comes in handy! After giving the water compartment a good rinse through, fill it with undiluted white vinegar. Then place it back in the brewer.

Step 7: Run four large cups of vinegar.

You’re running the large cups of vinegar the same way you use your Keurig to brew coffee. Dispose the hot vinegar after each cup is made.

Step 8: Leave your Keurig on for four hours.

This will allow the vinegar to break down whatever build up is in the tubes of the brewer.

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Step 9: Water it down!

Once the four hours are up, remove any vinegar that may be left in the water compartment. Then, fill the water compartment with water and run cups of hot water until the machine lights up with, “Add Water”. This will make sure that any traces of vinegar in the machine are removed! After all, there’s nothing appetizing about vinegar-flavored coffee. Also, if you still smell vinegar, refill the water compartment and keep running cups of water until you notice the smell has dissolved.

And… you’re done! Keep calm, and drink coffee.

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