What to do when your Keurig doesn't make a full cup of coffee? Learn how to clean your keurig brewer in just a few simple steps!
I am apparently a bad Keurig owner. In the mornings I get up. I stumble into the kitchen and pop a Butter Toffee Coffee K-Cup in my Keurig. My Keurig is about a year old, 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 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 reservoir instead of into my cup. UGH! My first thought was my Keurig had died! 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
How to Clean Your Keurig
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 of 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 reservoir was empty. I did this one more time with water to make sure the vinegar was all out of the Keurig.
I am ecstatic to say it worked! Now I 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!
How Often to Clean Your Keurig
You should clean your Keurig once every 2-3 months to avoid any issues. This will keep your machine clean and in the best running order.
More Keurig Tips
- How to clean your Keurig 2.0
- How to Brew Any Coffee In The Keurig 2.0
- How to Make Oatmeal With Your Keurig
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.