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Descaling your Keurig coffee maker regularly helps remove calcium buildup that can affect its performance.

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Here's a general guide on how to do it:

Before you begin:

  • Check your Keurig's user manual for specific descaling instructions as they may vary slightly depending on the model.
  • Gather the following:
    • Keurig descaling solution (or white vinegar)
    • Large mug
    • Fresh water

Descaling process:

  1. Unplug the Keurig and remove the water filter (if present).
  2. Pour the descaling solution (or vinegar) into the reservoir according to the Keurig's instructions or the solution's recommendation. It's usually diluted with water.
  3. Place a mug on the drip tray and run a brewing cycle without a K-cup pod. Repeat this process until the "Add Water" light turns on.
  4. Let the Keurig sit for 30-45 minutes to allow the descaling solution to work.
  5. Empty the reservoir and rinse it thoroughly.
  6. Fill the reservoir with fresh water to the max fill line and run several rinse cycles (without a K-cup pod) until the descaling solution odor is gone. Your Keurig's manual will specify the exact number of rinse cycles.

Additional tips:

  • Never use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners to descale your Keurig.
  • Descale your Keurig every 3-6 months, or more frequently if you use it daily with hard water
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