Before you start descaling, you may want to clean the outside of your Keurig. Make sure your machine is turned off and unplugged. Using a damp paper towel or dishcloth, carefully wipe down the machine. Take off the drip tray and water reservoir, if possible, and wash them in soap and water. Once that's done, it's time to clean the inside!
Prep Time4 minutesmins
Active Time5 minutesmins
Brew Cycles12 minutesmins
Total Time21 minutesmins
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Keurig coffee machine
Coffee mug or another heat-safe container
White vinegar or Keurig descaling solution
Add vinegar or descaling solution.
Fill your Keurig's water tank halfway with either white vinegar or descaling solution.
Fill the reservoir the rest of the way with room-temperature water.
Put the coffee mug in place.
Put your coffee mug or another heat-safe container under the Keurig's brew head. Make sure it's big enough to hold all of the liquid that's about to come out!
Run a brew cycle.
Run a full brew cycle, selecting a cup size if necessary. You may need to open and close the K-cup holder but don't insert any coffee pods.
Dump out the liquid and repeat.
Throw the cleaning liquid away. If there's still liquid in your Keurig's water reservoir, repeat the process, running brew cycles until it's empty.
Fill the tank with water and run another brew cycle.
Rinse the cleaning solution out of your water reservoir and then fill it with water. Run one to three brew cycles like this to make sure you won't end up tasting vinegar or descaling solution in your next cup of coffee.
Enjoy your clean Keurig machine!
That's it! Your Keurig should now be fully cleaned and descaled.