3 Great Tips for Descaling your Keurig: Grab a toothbrush, a paper clip and some vinegar!

Before you throw in the towel when your coffee machine stalls out, check out these 3 Great Tips for Descaling your Keurig at http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

Picture it: It’s mid-afternoon (or morning…or evening…whichever you prefer for your scenario). You saunter over to your magical brewing machine, the KEURIG, for a cuppa joe, looking forward to a little pick-me-up, and…nothing.

Nada.

Zip.

It sputters and spits and then stalls out.

Then, mockingly, your KEURIG flashes this message on the display: DESCALE.

And you, in turn, flash a little somethin’-somethin’ at your Keurig, utter a few bleepity-bleeps and curse your lax maintenance skills.

You hang your head in defeat realizing one of three things will happen, neither of which will result in a quick java:

  1. You bail and run to Starbucks (quicker than descaling the Keurig);
  2. You throw out the machine and buy a new one (still quicker than descaling);
  3. You throw your hands up, say a little prayer to the coffee gods, and start researching “how to descale your Keurig”.

After the obligatory perusing of the Keurig Instruction Manual, I began Googling and YouTubing. And then I did the obvious, I put together a video to show you the 3 tips that, combined with the pure white vinegar/descaling solution, worked for descaling my Keurig.

Before you throw in the towel when your coffee machine stalls out, check out these 3 Great Tips for Descaling your Keurig at http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

You will need:

  1. a paper clip;
  2. an electric toothbrush (or a regular toothbrush and a whole lotta elbow grease);
  3. 4 cups pure white vinegar for each descaling cycle (should fill the water reservoir half-full);
  4. lots of fresh, clean (preferably filtered) water;
  5. muscle;
  6. some time to kill, because this is, at minimum, a 4-hour venture.

So grab a cup of coffee water and check this out.

About Erica

Erica writes with humour and heart about family, #fit40s and living life in the carpool lane. Part-time banker by day and Netflix-addicted-cake-decorator by night, Erica’s in-between time is spent dreaming up ways to ruin her kids’ lives. Obviously.

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