Does your Keurig 2.0 need descaling? Is it brewing slowly, or not acting right? Learn How to Clean Your Keurig 2.0 in a few easy steps.
Here we go again. So I got my Keurig 2.0 in February 2015. I told you guys all about it and what I thought of it compared to my Keurig B145. Right now, I have my Keurig 2.0 in my office, and this morning I rolled over for a fresh cup of coffee. When I popped in the k-cup, and it didn't sound right. It started brewing slow, then it made too much coffee and overflowed my cup. ~sigh~ I knew it was time, so I thought I would show you How to Clean Your Keurig 2.0.
Now I told you How to Clean Your Keurig before when my old brewer wouldn't make a full cup anymore. This process is similar, but there are some changes you need to know about before you begin.
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How to Clean Your Keurig 2.0
First, you are going to open your Keurig 2.0 and look for this piece where you put the k-cup. It pops out easily for you to clean. Take it to the sink and wash it well with warm soapy water. Be super careful because there are sharp needles inside.
Once you remove that there is yet another tray inside that is removable. Go ahead and pull it out and wash it as well.
Then you can wipe out the inside with a clean cloth. Again be careful because there are sharp parts on this machine. Now that the machine is apart and you have a wet towel go ahead and wipe off the outside of the machine to make sure it is clean.
Reassemble your Keurig. Now you are going to put 1 cup of vinegar in your reservoir, and fill the rest with water. Run the hot water cycle as many times as you can with no k-cup in the machine until the reservoir is empty. Of course, it will not drain completely, so dump out the rest of the vinegar water. Fill with fresh water, and then run some more until you have run a full reservoir of clean water through the machine. You want to do this to make sure there is no vinegar left inside. Just be warned vinegar coffee does not taste so good; it is a fact.
Once complete your Keurig 2.0 is spic & span. I popped a k-cup in, and it worked perfectly. No slower big cups of coffee. Just a standard 10 oz cup of joy, also know as Folgers Vanilla Biscotti Coffee this morning. 😉
How often to clean Keurig 2.0
You will want to clean your Keurig 2.0 monthly or bi-monthly if you use it regularly to keep it in good working order.
I hope this tutorial on How to Clean Your Keurig 2.0 helps it get back up and running like a brand new machine!
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I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.