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.
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:
- You bail and run to Starbucks (quicker than descaling the Keurig);
- You throw out the machine and buy a new one (still quicker than descaling);
- 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.
You will need:
- a paper clip;
- an electric toothbrush (or a regular toothbrush and a whole lotta elbow grease);
- 4 cups pure white vinegar for each descaling cycle (should fill the water reservoir half-full);
- lots of fresh, clean (preferably filtered) water;
- some time to kill, because this is, at minimum, a 4-hour venture.
So grab a cup of
coffee water and check this out.