How To Clean Your Keurig

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By Ikram Ullah

If you own a Keurig, then you know that it can get pretty dirty. In fact, it’s not unusual for coffee grinds and water to accumulate on the machine over time. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have time to clean your Keurig on a regular basis.

Fortunately, keeping your Keurig (and its precious cargo) clean is easy with just a few simple steps! The Keurig is easy to take apart and reset. Check out our easy step-by-step guide to cleaning your Keurig.

Step 1: Remove K-cups

Make sure that the K-cup holder is empty before you begin cleaning the other parts of the machine. Then, remove the K-cup container from the Keurig and set it aside so that you can clean it later.

Step 2: Fill the container with vinegar and water

Next, fill a reusable spray bottle or a container with water and add a splash of vinegar. Shake the mixture until it’s well combined. Use the bottle to clean the inside of the brewer head, the water tank, and the drip tray.

Step 3: Wipe down the rest of the machine

Once you’ve sprayed all the nooks and crannies of the machine with the vinegar solution, use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe it down thoroughly. Dry the machine with a clean cloth and then reassemble it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 4: Remove the Drip Tray.

Remove the top casing of your Keurig. This will usually be located on the top of the brewer head. Once you’ve removed the top case, you should be able to access the filter area and remove the drip tray for cleaning.

Step 5: Empty the Reservoir

Slide the reservoir into the bottom of your brewer assembly. Make sure it is secure and that the lock is fully engaged. This will allow you to drain out any remaining water from the reservoir.

Once all of the water is drained out of the reservoir, you should wipe it out with a damp cloth to remove any remaining residue. Once you’ve finished wiping down the reservoir, you can reassemble it into your brewer assembly. Before putting the brewer back together, you should do this to avoid leaks or spills. When you’re done with the reservoir, it’s time to move on to the next step!

Step 6: Wash the Brewer Head

Use a pipe cleaner or piece of string to pull out the small white part attached to the plastic head of the brewer unit. Soak this part in warm soapy water for about 15 minutes. This will help loosen any dust or debris that may be clinging to the head. Once you’ve finished soaking the part, rinse it off and let it dry completely. You can now put the parts back into the brewer assembly without worrying that they will leak when you reassemble them.

Your next step is to clean the filter screen in your Keurig brewer. This involves taking the filter out and cleaning it with mild detergent and water. The cleaning process for this varies depending on the model you own.

Check the instructions that came with your brewer for instructions on how to do this properly. Once the filter has been cleaned, put it back in the brewer assembly and assemble it back onto the machine.

You can complete this step before you put everything back together to prevent any leaks or spills from damaging your machine when you’re finished After you’ve finished with everything above, it’s time to reassemble the machine and put the drip tray back in. When you’re done, you’re ready to brew some coffee!


There are two major components to the brewing process — water filtration and brewing technology. Both of these components can be damaged over time if they are not maintained properly. Your Keurig is an important kitchen appliance and should be properly maintained so that it continues to function properly for years to come. That’s why it’s important to follow the maintenance procedures outlined in the manual that comes with your coffee maker. These procedures will help you prolong the life of your coffee maker and ensure that you are getting the best possible cup of coffee from it.

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