I got my Keurig coffee maker my senior year of college and it’s been a staple for me every day since. The biggest selling point for me was the easy clean-up. Rather than having to clean the entire coffee pot, you just toss the K-Cup and you’re done. At the time, one of my roommates would make a pot of coffee and leave the leftovers there when she left for the day. So when I’d get up in the morning and wanted coffee, I’d have to clean the pot, make a new pot, and then clean it after I was done. Not very time efficient.
While the daily clean-up is minimal, you only have to do a thorough clean every 3-6 months. And even that is pretty simple! Not sure what to do? Here are 3 simple steps to clean your Keurig.
Wash Removable Pieces
First up, is detaching the removable pieces of your Keurig (i.e. water filter and K-cup holder) and washing with warm water and soap. Then, dry and reassemble.
Fill the Water Reservoir with a 1/2 Vinegar-Water Mix
Next, pour in a mix of 1/2 water, 1/2 vinegar where you’d normally fill your machine with water and “brew” as you normally would, without a K-Cup. This will allow your machine to get a full cleanse all the way through. Do this 3-4 times, until the reservoir is emptied.
Repeat Cleanse with Water
The last step is basically a repeat of step two, just minus the vinegar. Fill the reservoir back up with water and let it “brew” again (minus the K-Cup). This will flush out the vinegar and finish your Keurig’s cleanse!