Hey friends! Today I wanted to show you how I clean my most beloved and hardest working kitchen appliance; my Keurig coffee maker!
Cleaning your Keurig may seem like it’s a complicated and time consuming task, but I promise you it couldn’t be easier, and will keep your machine running great for a very long time…
First, remove the drip tray and clean it out with warm water and dish soap. Then remove the water reservoir and dump any water inside. Remove the filter as well and check to see if it needs to be changed.
Next, Open the lid where you put your Kcups.
If you’ve been noticing that the water has been dripping slowly lately when you brew, take something long and pointy like a toothpick or skewer and find the Kcup piercer on the underside of the lid, be careful it’s very sharp! You should see a small hole in the middle of the piercer, put the skewer/toothpick into the hole and wiggle it around to loosen any clogged coffee grounds.
Once that’s done, remove the Kcup holder- clean it out, and give that area around it a good wipe down with warm soapy water and a cloth.
Continue to wipe down the outside of the machine, as well.
Now, fill your water reservoir that we removed earlier up with good ol’ distilled white vinegar.
Get out a cup and let the vinegar run through the Keurig a few times to clean it out, you’ll be surprised what comes out of there…
*If your machine is clogged, let the vinegar sit in the machine over night. To do this, hit the brew button and let it suck up the vinegar like it normally does. Then just before it’s about to drip–shut off the machine completely until the next morning when you can now let it finish it’s brewing cycle.*
Empty the remaining vinegar out of the reservoir when it runs clean into your mug, then wash out the reservoir with water and soap. Add your charcoal filter back in, fill with water and let the clean water cycle through a few times to get rid of the residual vinegar taste…
Then pop in your favorite Kcup and enjoy a nice hot brew of fresh coffee out of your almost new again machine!
Cleaning your Keurig once a month like this will prolong its life and keep it running great, and let’s face it…a day without coffee is…well…a very scary thought! 😉
I hope you loved this simple DIY cleaning tip on how to clean a Keurig coffee machine! Check out my other cleaning tips/tricks while you’re here!
Talk to you soon friends, take care!