How To Descale Keurig?

Do you know How To Descale Keurig?

The symptoms of the dreaded Keurig scale are unmistakable: Slower spills, adjustments that no longer work, stinking accumulation, and half a cup of coffee when you really needed that full cup.

Lime precipitates in hard water – water with many minerals – and then adheres to the interior of the Keurig, gradually clogging its pipes (the same can happen to its plumbing as well). The most advanced Keurigs will often tell you when it is time to descale, but it is generally a good idea to do it every six months or so if you use running water. This is how a Keurig is descaled when the time comes.

How To Descale My Keurig

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Step 1: Empty and prepare your Keurig

Take out all the coffee and empty the Keurig. Clean a nearby sink to create a lot of space too. Pour the water left in the tank down the drain and make sure there are no glasses left in the coffee maker. Find a large cup to use for draining, and make sure no one is going to need your dose of coffee for the next two hours.

Step 2: Prepare your water softener

Now you need an acid softener to go through your coffee maker so you can break the lime. There are two popular descaling options, both with advantages and disadvantages.
White vinegar: White vinegar is very cheap, readily available, and works very well at scale. The only disadvantage worth noting is that you need at least several cups for a good cleaning, which means you may have to go out and buy some more specifically for this project. It is also vinegar, which means that your kitchen or lounge can stink of that vinegar smell for the rest of the day.

With the Keurig solution, you will want to empty the entire bottle into the tank and then fill the rest with clean water. For white vinegar, you want your tank to be around half of vinegar and half of water, possibly even more vinegar for a really difficult decalcification job.

Step 3: Pass the entire water softener through the Keurig

Fix your Keurig setting for a full and normal cup of coffee – you can go bigger if you have a thermos nearby, but a cup typically works best (again, make sure there is no K cup inside). Pass the descaling mixture and wait for the cup to fill.

The symptoms of the dreaded Keurig scale are unmistakable: Slower spills, adjustments that no longer work, stinking accumulation, and half a cup of coffee when you really needed that full cup.

Lime precipitates in hard water – water with many minerals – and then adheres to the interior of the Keurig, gradually clogging its pipes (the same can happen to its plumbing as well).

The most advanced Keurigs will often tell you when it is time to descale, but it is generally a good idea to do it every six months or so if you use running water.

This is how a Keurig is descaled when the time comes.

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