I am apparently a bad Keurig owner. I get up in the morning. I stumble into the kitchen and pop a Butter Toffee Coffee K-Cup in my Keurig. I have had it for about a year, and I guess I just never thought about the inside of the machine getting dirty. So the other day when I went to make my morning cup of coffee I only ended up with a half of a cup. Hmmm…Ok, so I tried again. I still got just a half cup.
I took the lid off the water tank and saw that the water was dripping back into the tank instead of into my cup. UGH! My first thought was my keurig was done for! So then I posted to A Few Short Cuts facebook to ask you guys what you thought. Let me just say I LOVE YOU GUYS! You told me to clean my keurig. Well, of course I needed to clean it. LOL
I filled the tank with white vinegar and made several cups of just plain hot vinegar and emptied the tank. My hubby asked me what the pickle smell was. ~giggle~ Then I let it sit for a couple hours.
You also want to check the VERY SHARP needles inside the keurig. They have holes in them to let the water through. Very carefully make sure they are clear of debris such as coffee grounds. The easiest way it to use a unfolded paper clip, push pin, etc. Then I filled the tank with fresh water and ran it again until the tank was empty. I did this one more time with water to make sure the vinegar was all out of the keurig.
I am very happy to say it worked! I now have a full cup of my Butter Toffee Coffee…with a little bit of my favorite creamer. I am a happy girl, and I am thankful to you guys for helping me solve my problem. You are the best!
P.S. You should clean your Keurig once every 2-3 months to avoid any issues.
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