The dreaded scaling symptoms on your Keurig are unmistakable: slower fonts, settings that no longer work, stinky makeup and half a cup of coffee when you really need the full cup.
Scaling occurs in hard deposits – water with a lot of minerals penetrates into the interior of the Keurig and gradually clogs its tubes (the same can happen to your piping). Advanced Keurigs will often tell you when it's time to descale, but it's generally a good idea to do this every six months if you use ordinary tap water. So descale a Keurig in due course.
Note: This is especially about decalcification. If you want to thoroughly clean a dirty Keurig, read our guide.
: Prepare your Keurig
Empty the Keurig and empty it then sink near to make room. Pour the water remaining in the tank into the drain and make sure there are no K cups in the brewer. Pick a large cup to deflate and make sure no one needs a coffee fix for the next few hours.
Step 2: Prepare your descaling agent
Now you need an acid decalcifier that runs through your brewery to break up the calcium deposits. There are two popular descaling options, both with advantages and disadvantages.
Keurig Descaling Solution : Keurig sells his own descaling solution, which you can buy for about $ 7 to $ 15, which is a one-time use of duration. This is a simple option that does not require much effort and removes scaling from all accounts. However, if you read the reviews on Keurig's own product page (which only scores three stars) and Amazon, you'll find that the solution has a citrus-like odor that is very hard to remove and possibly even removes Coffee for the next days.
White vinegar : White vinegar is very cheap, readily available and is great for scale. You'll need at least several cups for a good cleaning, which means you may need to buy something extra specifically for this project. In addition, it is vinegar, which means your kitchen or restroom might stink of vinegar.
If you are using the Keurig solution, you should empty the entire bottle in the reservoir and fill the rest with clear water. For white vinegar, you want your reservoir filled with half vinegar and half water – possibly even more vinegar than water for a really hard decalcification.