Keurig is so easy to keep clean, right? You just take out the pod and the machine is nice and clean. But, is this enough? Well, not exactly.
If you want your coffee to taste good and keep your Keurig in a good shape, some regular maintenance is important as well. This will ensure that your brewer is working properly, prevent oil buildups and needle clogs, and the coffee will taste nice and fresh.
A good routine includes rinsing the water tank often, cleaning exit needles and k-cup holder, and descaling your machine when needed.
Rinse and refill the water tank: fresh water is the key to an excellent cup of coffee. To make sure the coffee always tastes good, quickly rinse the water tank each morning and refill it with fresh water.
Wash the water tank, rinse the k-cup holder, empty the drip tray and wipe your brewer with a damp, soft cloth.
Once per week thoroughly clean the water tank with mild detergent and water. Take out the k-cup holder and quickly rinse to remove any grounds and oils. Empty the drip tray and wipe the unit with a soft, damp cloth. Put everything back and finish with one or two rinse cycles.
You can also run one cycle with the Keurig cleaning pod if you want.
Use this time to reach all those places that you don’t normally clean on a weekly basis: the k-cup holder, exit needles and don’t forget the area around the k-cup holder. The entire process takes only 15 minutes but it’s the best thing you can do for your brewer.
How often should you descale your Keurig
You should descale a Keurig every 3,4 months depending on the mineral content of the water in your area.
How often to change Keurig water filter
The water filter should be changed every 2 months or 60 tank refills.
Don’t worry, I will also show you how to do it. I wrote step-by-step tutorials on how to clean a Keurig and how to clean Keurig 2.0 brewers so you know exactly how to do this monthly cleaning routine, how to descale your machine or change water filters.