Descaling solution of Keurig coffee maker (Best cleaning guide)
It’s harmful if your coffee maker has a mineral buildup inside it. So to deal with this problem, apply a good quality cleaning solution and stay safe. This descaling solution should be like this so that you can descale without any damage to your machine. This solution must be an odorless and tasteless agent. Otherwise, if your maker is affected by this, then you will find it in your brewed coffee. This is best if you know how to use the coffee maker.
What will happen if you do not Descale at the RIGHT TIME?
Regularly descaling and cleaning coffee maker is an essential task. Otherwise, you will face some harmful effect due to lack of it. For example, the negative impact on your machine’s boiler occurs if there is any mineral build up. Also, it will be mixed up with the coffee flavors within a few days during the coffee brewing.
Explain it as you can easily understand-
Water can’t reach its optimal brewing temperature if the mineral builds up. So it then becomes tough to extract the entire flavor from the coffee beans or pods. Further, it can clog the water flow in the machine. If the clog will remain, then your coffee maker stops working. To sum up, your drinking coffee will be less flavorful and not enough piping hot. Also, your machine fails to function normally which both are not good for you and your coffee.
The right time to Descale
Although the scale is non-toxic, it left the some neglected material. At present, most coffee makers have a notification system to alert you. So you can easily understand the right time for descaling. If you do not have a notification system on your machine, there is no reason to worry. When you face problems as mentioned above, easily you can understand the time to descale. The estimated time to descale of a coffee maker is every 3-6 months.
Our recent study finds that the Keurig coffee maker and Keurig descaling solution both are trendy among the consumers. It is an effective and very affordable cleaning solution. For this reason, we describe here the descaling of the Keurig, coffee maker.
Descaling Coffee Maker with Keurig Descaling Solution
Always remember a thing as the precaution, unplug your coffee maker from electricity. For descaling, you need a large ceramic mug, fresh water, and of course the Keurig Descaling Solution. Never use a paper cup instead of the ceramic cup because the residue will be quite hot and chemical mix. Also, perform all the process near a sink since you have to take and pour water repeatedly.
Prepare the Brewer
At first, disable the “Auto Off” features; take the help from user manual if needed. Then empty the rest of the water from the water reservoir. If there is any water filter, then remove it and keep it diligently.
First Descaling Step
After confirming that there is no water in the tank, pour the entire bottle of Keurig coffee maker cleaning solution. After completely draining, fill the empty bottle with water from the sink and flow it into the water reservoir. Fill the empty bottle with water after the solution draining, and pour it into the water reservoir.
Wait for a while and then press the Power button of your coffee maker. Place a large ceramic mug on the Drip Tray, if there is not enough space then remove the Drip Tray. Run the most massive brew by pressing the Brew button. After completion of brewing, the brewed contents will pour into the ceramic mug. Leave this brewed content very carefully into the sink.
Second Descaling Step
After the first brewing, there will be more solutions in your coffee maker’s water reservoir. You need to repeat the brewing process until the water reservoir become empty. If your coffee maker featured with the Touch Display, it would indicate “More Water Please”. Please let your machine stand for at least 30 minutes. It’ll be helpful to discard any residual solution from the coffee maker entirely. Rinse the water reservoir entirely as if there is no remaining.
Third Descaling Step
Now you have to refill the water reservoir again with fresh water. Rerun the largest brew size and pour the brewed contents into the sink. On an average, you have to repeat this process almost 12 times. For this 12 times brewing, you will have to refill the water reservoir again.
Without adding any K-Cup pod, you need to lift the brewers handle of your coffee maker. Once completely the brew has done, and solution dispensed, pour the brewed content into the sink. Continuously do this process until the BREW button shows you a solid red colour. Let brewer stand for at least 30 minutes and again brew with fresh water completely. You do not have to use the descaling solution anymore. Use 10 oz of fresh water and brew just as before. You have to do this for more two times, and it will clear all the chemical and odor.
Descaling Keurig MINI or MINI PLUS
To Descale your Keurig MINI or Keurig MINI PLUS Coffee Maker the process is similar. However, there are some specific features here for which you need to descale slightly differently. Follow the steps below you can do it consistently and efficiently.
As always unplug your coffee maker from the electricity board for your safety. Then pour the one-third of the Keurig descaling solution into the water reservoir. Also, you need to add 10 oz fresh water into the water reservoir too. To pour the brewed contents in this case too set the large ceramic mug on the Drip Tray Plate. Also, avoid the paper cup to get safe from hot water.
Descaling by Using Natural Ingredients
If you are sensitive to chemicals or fans of natural ingredients, then you may use natural ingredients to descale. They are also useful to descale your coffee maker. Moreover, many use vinegar and water always to descale. The vinegar and water mixed agent is still better to clean any accessories. Let’s know how you can descale coffee maker with vinegar and water.
Descaling with Vinegar and Water
To descale with vinegar and water at first unplug the machine. Make sure the water reservoir is empty and remove the water filter (if you have a water filter in your coffee maker). Make the cleaning solution with proportionally white vinegar and water and fill the water reservoir fully with it. Set a large ceramic mug on the drip tray to collect the residues. Then plugged into electricity connection and runs half of a brew cycle.
Let it sit for an hour; this is because Vinegar can be functioning correctly for this. It would be best if you turned off the coffee maker during this period. All these buildups will be clean within 1 hour. Moreover, if you do this regularly then next time it will take less time. Now turn on the coffee maker again and let the brew cycle completes.
Wash with Fresh Water
After brewing with vinegar mixed water, now you need to wash with fresh water. Refill the water reservoir with clean, fresh water and start brewing until it completely rinses out. Give enough time to become cool of your coffee maker. If you run repeatedly, it may hamper your coffee maker. You need to clean it two more times with fresh water. If you don’t flush properly, the brewed coffee can’t give you good taste.
Lemon Juice, an Awesome Descaling Agent
It is an astonishing fact that you may use lemon juice to descale your coffee maker. The secret behind this, lemon juice contains citric acid which is working as a descaling agent. Not only this, you can use this juice to clean any furniture if you want. Now find out how you descale your coffee maker by below step by step.
Prepare the Lemon Juice Solution
Boil one cup of hot water and mix equal parts of lemon juice into the boiled water. You may cook the water on the stove-top or in the microwave both. Let the time to dissolve completely, stir if needed. If you want, you can buy citric acid from the nearest shop to add it. Then add two tablespoons citric acid with the lemon juice and hot water mixture. Pour the mixture into a large cup and add more three cups of cold water.
Start Brewing to Descale
Pour half of the mixture into the water reservoir of your coffee maker. Set a large ceramic mug on the drip tray. Turn on and start brewing, the descaling residue will pour into the ceramic cup. Finish all the mixture runs through the coffee maker and drain the waste into the sink. Rerun the brewing cycle with clean water to avoid any bitterness in next brewed coffee. Perform this process in the same way again.
A descaling agent which is a chemical substance using for removing limescale from metal surfaces which stay connected with hot water. They are typically acidic compounds so you may use natural descaling agent instead of the commercial agent. Whether it is an organic or commercial agent, you should descale your coffee maker regularly. To sum up, Coffee is 98% water so you should always try to prevent to store limestone. Otherwise, the taste of coffee will damage badly.