The Best Way to Clean & Descale a Keurig

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Anyone who has a Keurig coffee machine knows the daunting nature of cleaning it because there are so many parts and hard-to-reach places that need to be cleaned. If you are wondering how to clean keurig machine, the ‘Kitchen Sanity’ food and lifestyle website provide excellent instructions for cleaning a Keurig easily and efficiently. The website’s cleaning instructions extend to removing parts and washing them separately, before proceeding to clean the rest of the appliance. Even though you might think that cleaning a Keurig coffee maker is challenging to do, the ‘Kitchen Sanity’ website proves the task is very easy, while showing you the best way to clean a keurig coffee maker.

Next time you question, ‘how do I clean my keurig coffee machine,' you can begin by removing all the removable parts, like the lid, the water reservoir, the drip tray, and funnel. Cleaning these items is the easiest since you can soak them in soapy water and dry. Although all these items are dishwasher safe, it is best to clean them by hand, since that is gentler than a dishwasher, and you can promote your Keurig coffee maker’s life for the long term. For cleaning the rest of the appliance, you will want to employ some small tools, like a toothbrush, to reach the small places and clean the coffee maker adequately. The toothbrush will help brush away coffee grounds, in particular around places like the cup holder while a paperclip can be used to clean the K-cup holes where coffee and minerals are trapped. Cleaning the water reservoir is one of the most important steps since this is where you will most likely see mineral build-up. Cleaning the water reservoir involves removing it from the appliance, then running the tap over it to dislodge dirt. The white scaling may not remove itself entirely, however, so if you want to remove this, you should use a vinegar-laden paper towel to scrub the area and remove it of scaling.

You may notice that your keurig machine not working as effectively before and this hopefully means that your coffee maker just requires cleaning. The fact is that minerals, like limescale, can build up on coffee makers over time, which can clog the coffee machine and make in function ineffectively. Cleaning the Keurig can help the process to remove scale in the coffeemaker, but this may not remove all of the mineral build up. If you are wondering how to clean a keurig coffee maker, it is important to note that you may need to take extra steps towards descaling the machine as well. Once you go through the initial process of cleaning your Keurig, you can reassemble the Keurig and fill the water reservoir with half white vinegar, half water. When you run the brewing cycle, the mixture will turn hot and help remove the scaling on the sides of the reservoir. These instructions may have to be repeated to clean the reservoir adequately. Thank you to the ‘Kitchen Sanity’ website, for their detailed instructions on the best way to clean and descale a Keurig. **

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