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How to clean and descale Keurrig Coffee Maker

How to clean and descale Keurrig Coffee Maker
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Synopsis: Coffee is a fruit and as such, every coffee maker needs frequent cleaning. Water leaves behind mineral deposits, scale. De-Scaling your coffee maker frequently increases performance and extends the life expectancy of your coffee machine.

Coffee is a fruit and as such, every coffee maker needs frequent cleaning. Water leaves behind mineral deposits, scale. De-Scaling your coffee maker frequently increases performance and extends the life expectancy of your coffee machine.

Brewer Maintenance and Troubleshooting This section provides you with suggested maintenance of your Keurig brewer for proper operation and troubleshooting information. If you are unable to find what you need, please contact Keurig Customer Support.

Brewer Maintenance
Cleaning the brewer Regular cleaning will prolong the life of the brewer and is recommended for proper operation. We recommend you clean the external components with a soapy, damp, non-abrasive cloth. Never immerse the brewer in water or other liquids. The K-Cup® holder and funnel, drip plate and drip tray (on the Elite, Classic, Ultra, Special Edition, Ultimate, Platinum, Select and B155) are dishwasher safe. The removable water reservoir and water reservoir removable lid are NOT dishwasher safe so you'll need to clean them by hand.

Additionally, when brewing hot cocoa, iced beverages or Café Escapes® varieties, you should always remove these K-Cup® packs after brewing and perform a cleansing brew to ensure that the K-Cup® holder is clear of any residue.

Please ensure that no cleaners or cleaning solutions are in or near the removable water reservoir as this may contaminate your water supply.

Cleaning the K-Cup® Holder

Remove the K-Cup ® assembly To remove the assembly from the brewer, open the cover by lifting the handle. Grasp the top of the K-Cup® holder with one hand while pushing up on the bottom of the assembly from underneath with the other until it releases. The K-Cup® holder is dishwasher safe.

Use the Urnex Clean Cup Single Cup Brewer Cleaning Cups to clean your Keurig Brewer.

Clean the funnel
The funnel can be removed from the K-Cup® holder by pulling on it until it snaps off. The funnel is dishwasher safe. To replace it, just snap it back onto the K-Cup® holder.

Clean the exit needle
The exit needle is located on the inside bottom of the K-Cup® holder. If coffee grounds or cocoa mix gets clogged in the exit needle, it can be cleaned using a paper clip or similar tool. Remove the funnel from the K-Cup holder, insert the paper clip into the tube and move it around to loosen the clog and remove any debris. Please note, you cannot poke all the way through the needle as the opening of the needle is located on the side and not the top.

Install the K-Cup ® assembly into the brewer
After cleaning, align the K-Cup® holder tabs with the opening placing the two front tabs on the bottom and the single tab on top and snap it into place by pushing down on the top rim.

De-scaling your brewer
Your brewer should be de-scaled every 3-6 months. Scale is harmless, but if left unattended, it can hinder your brewer's performance. De-scaling your brewer regularly helps maintain the heating element, water reservoir and other parts of the brewer that come in contact with water. We strongly recommend de-scaling your brewer every 3 months if your water has a high mineral content. To de-scale your brewer use white vinegar. To learn how to de-scale your brewer, please click on the link below and select the instructions specific to your brewer model.

Keurig Descaling Instructions.



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