Use these simple steps to clean your Keurig coffee maker.
Hello, everyone. Can I get a shout out from all of the coffee drinkers out there? I am relatively new to the coffee drinking world. I waited to get into my sixties before I could stand the taste. And now I say amen to a good latte. I haven’t mastered drinking a cup of joe without cream or milk, and I don’t intend to. However, I certainly enjoy a good latte or cappucino. (I use this cool device to froth my milk.) To make my coffee (always a decaf made with skim milk), I use this Keurig machine, although there are less expensive ones available. I love the simplicity of it although I am curious about a French press. My Keurig machine has been a little sluggish lately, and so, I decided to give it a good cleaning. I consulted a Youtube video to learn what to do. The steps are simple, and it takes about 30 minutes from beginning to end.
Here’s how to clean a Keurig coffee maker:
- Wash all of the removable parts in warm sudsy water. (It’s important to empty the Keurig’s water tank whenever it is not being used to prevent mold from forming.) Drain and dry the parts when they are clean.
- Wash the outside of the coffee maker with warm sudsy water, and dry well with a soft cloth.
- Replace the parts, and fill the water tank with vinegar. Push the flashing button, and let the vinegar empty into a cup. Continue this process until the tank is empty or almost empty.
- Fill the tank with distilled or filter water, and follow the same process. Do this for at least two tanks full of water to remove the taste of vinegar.
That’s all there is to it. The only negative is that you need to stay nearby to push the button so the water will run through.
If you all have any suggestions on which brand of coffee to use, I am all ears. Right now I am using the Dunkin’ Donuts decaf K cups, but there might be better ones out there. Your suggestions are encouraged.
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