How to Descale a Keurig Coffee Machine With Vinegar?

Cleaning the Keurig coffee machine is as significant as you have to keep your environment clean for a healthy life. It is a way to keep ourselves fresh or healthy with a cup of fresh and tasteful coffee. If a liquid-producing machine cannot clean for a while, there are chances or a probability that gems will start growing. Since it is necessary to clean the Keurig coffee machine, so we decided to make it easy for you by discussing some easy ways on how to descale a Keurig coffee machine with vinegar.

Keurig coffee machine is commonly used nowadays. Coffee lovers, want to try a new flavor of coffee so they chose widely Keurig coffee machine. Let start the process of how to descale a Keurig coffee machine with vinegar. You can also check our guide on How to descale a Braun Coffee Maker with Vinegar.

How to descale a Keurig coffee machine with vinegar:

It will not take your much time to clean or descale a Keurig coffee machine. You just have to prepare a tool basket first, then all the things are quite easy. 

What things required to descale a Keurig Coffee Machine:

Just prepare a tool basket, before proceeding procedure of how to descale a Keurig coffee machine. The tool basket includes the given below things:

  1. Vinegar bottle
  2. soft toothbrush
  3. Sponge 
  4. Dishwashing liquid
  5. Filtered Water

If you have prepared these things, start the descaling procedure of the Keurig coffee machine.

What steps are required to descale Keurig Coffee Machine:

First, we will clean the outer side of the Keurig Coffee Machine then we thoroughly descale the internal side of the machine. 

  1. Plug out the main switch of the Keurig Coffee Machine
  2. Take out moveable parts 
  3. Prepare a liquid of vinegar
  4. Set a Brew Cycle
  5. Clean sensitive component with a toothbrush
  6. Run the Keurig coffee Machine With Filter water

How to descale a Keurig coffee machine with vinegar

Plug out the main switch of the Keurig Coffee Machine:

It is the first and most important step in the process of how to descale the Keurig Coffee machine with vinegar. Cut off the power supply of your machine. It is imperative to do so. This is because you will descale it at a deep level. So, precaution should be taken, to avoid an unknown incident.

Take out moveable parts :

The Keurig coffee Machine comes up with new features, that allow you to make any type of coffee. It is of small size having some moveable parts too such as a water filter work on jar or cartridge, Milk Brew pot or cup, removable parts, coffee filter, and filter needle, etc

Because we are starting the descaling process with the moveable parts, then we first separate all the parts from the Keurig coffee machine.

Do it carefully, open the handle of the coffee filter basket, and pull out the basket. Since there is a needle or pin in the bottom or top of the filter basket, so extra care is needed to do this work here. Then separate the filter water cartridge and milk brew pot. You have to pull out the ground of the cup as well. Put all the parts into room temperature hot filtered water and add 1 drop of dishwashing liquid. When using dishwashing liquid, you should check that the chemicals will not damage kitchen utensils. 

Let the removable component inside the water for a while, then scrub it with a sponge. The quality of the sponge should be best, not should be too hard. Now wash it with plain water. 

If you have done the cleaning of the removable parts of the Keurig coffee machine then move to the next step of how to descale a Keurig Coffee machine with vinegar.

Prepare a liquid of vinegar:

Now you have to clean the internal parts of the Keurig coffee machine. For this, you have to prepare a liquid of vinegar. Add 2 cups of vinegar to a water filter cartridge, the rest of the cartridge is filled with plain water. If the water quantity is more than the vinegar quantity in a cartridge then add more vinegar in it to make it 50-50. 

Set a Brew Cycle:

Turn on the Keurig coffee machine and let the machine suck the vinegar liquid. In the first cycle, it will suck half of the vinegar liquid. Wait for a while, let the vinegar liquid in the internal side of the Keurig coffee machine. 

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After 15 minutes run the machine and let it brew a complete coffee. It will remove all the build-up or any other residue of sediment or dirt. When the cycle complete remove the vinegar liquid from the machine. If you descaling Keurig coffee machine after some months, then wait let the vinegar solution flow two-three more times inside it. Because there must be some buildup, that takes time to destroy.

Clean sensitive component with a toothbrush:

Open the brew coffee filter and clean the needle with a soft toothbrush. You can dip the brush in vinegar and then scrub the needle with this toothbrush. Do it carefully, because it is an important part of the machine. You can scrub the inner part of the filter basket, where you have to place the filter basket. After cleaning or scrubbing the needle move to the next step.

Run the Keurig coffee Machine with Filter water:

Now it is time to remove all the vinegar solution from the Keurig coffee machine. Vinegar is good for your health, but still, you need to remove it from the Keurig coffee machine. Because you want to get the fresh taste of coffee. So, there is no space for vinegar. pour out the liquid and fill it with fresh filtered water. Run the machine, and let it suck all the plain water, and then start the brew cycle to take the water in a cup. 

This way, water will flow all the corner and clean the internal parts.

You can repeat this step three to four times, this way all the parts will wash out with plain water. You need to be careful here, don’t run the machine again and again. Let the Keurig machine rest for a while and then flow the water. 

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