How to Clean Your Keurig 20 Coffee Maker

Learn how to clean your Keurig 20 coffee maker with these simple steps. You’ll have your coffee maker looking and working like new in no time!

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Introduction

If you own a Keurig 20 coffee maker, then you know how convenient it is to have fresh brewed coffee at the push of a button. But like all machines that get frequent use, your Keurig 20 needs to be cleaned on a regular basis to keep it working properly. Fortunately, cleaning your Keurig 20 is quick and easy, and only takes a few minutes. In this guide, we’ll show you how to clean your Keurig 20 coffee maker so that it continues to perform at its best.

What you will need

In order to clean your Keurig 20 coffee maker, you will need the following items:
-1 gallon of distilled water
-1 tbsp. of bleach
-1 cup of white vinegar
-A clean cloth or sponge

Instructions:
1. Unplug your coffee maker and remove all parts that are dishwasher safe.
2. Wash these parts in the dishwasher on the hottest setting.
3. Fill the reservoirs of your coffee maker with a gallon of distilled water and 1 tbsp. of bleach.
4. Run your coffee maker as if you were making coffee, but do not add any coffee grounds. Let the mixture brew for about 30 seconds before turning off your machine.
5.Empty the reservoir and rinse it out several times with fresh water.
6. Fill the reservoir with a mixture of 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 gallon of fresh water. Run your coffee maker as if you were making coffee, but do not add any coffee grounds. Let the mixture brew for about 30 seconds before turning off your machine.
7. Empty the reservoir and rinse it out several times with fresh water until the vinegar smell is gone.
8. Wipe down the outside of your machine with a clean cloth or sponge to remove any fingerprints or smudges

Step 1: Descaling your Keurig 20 coffee maker

The Keurig 20 coffee maker is a household staple for many coffee lovers. But like any coffee maker, it needs to be properly cared for in order to keep it brewing great tasting coffee. That’s why it’s important to descale your Keurig 20 coffee maker on a regular basis. Descaling is the process of removing built-up minerals from the water reservoir, heating element and internal mechanisms of your coffee maker. These minerals can affect the taste of your coffee and shorten the lifespan of your coffee maker.

Fortunately, descaling your Keurig 20 coffee maker is a easy process that only takes a few minutes. Here’s how to do it:

-Pour half a cup of white vinegar into the water reservoir and fill the rest of the way with water.
-Place a mug on the drip tray and select the 8oz brew size.
-Press the brew button and let the cycle finish. Halfway through brewing, pause the cycle and let the vinegar mixture sit in the coffee maker for 30 minutes.
-After 30 minutes, press the brew button to finish the cycle.
-Throw away the contents of the mug and repeat steps 2-5 with fresh water only. This will remove any residual vinegar taste from your coffee maker.

That’s it! You should descale your Keurig 20 coffee maker at least once every 3 months to keep it brewing great tasting coffee.

Step 2: Cleaning the exterior of your Keurig 20 coffee maker

To maintain your Keurig coffee maker, it is important to regularly clean the exterior of the machine. This includes wiping down the body of the machine with a damp cloth, as well as cleaning the control panel. The water reservoir and drip tray can be removed for easy cleaning.

Step 3: Cleaning the interior of your Keurig 20 coffee maker

Now that you have removed the water reservoir and drip tray, it is time to clean the interior of your Keurig 20 coffee maker. To do this, you will need to remove the k-cup holder assembly. This is done by first removing the cover of the k-cup holder (1), then unscrewing the k-cup holder from the coffee maker (2).

Once the k-cup holder assembly is removed, you can proceed to cleaning the interior of your coffee maker. Keurig recommends that you use a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water to clean the inside of your machine (3). Simply mix equal parts vinegar and water in a bowl, and then use a clean cloth or sponge to wipe down the entire interior surface of your coffee maker. Be sure to pay special attention to any areas where coffee grounds or water may have pooled.

Once you have finished cleaning the interior of your coffee maker, reassemble the k-cup holder assembly and replace the cover (4). You can now proceed to Step 4: Cleaning the exterior of your Keurig 20 coffee maker.

Step 4: Cleaning the water reservoir of your Keurig 20 coffee maker

Cleaning the water reservoir of your Keurig 20 coffee maker is an important part of keeping your machine running properly. Over time, the reservoir can become clogged with minerals and other deposits, which can lead to poor water flow and a decrease in coffee quality.

Fortunately, cleaning the reservoir is a relatively simple process that only requires a few household supplies. Here’s what you’ll need:
-White vinegar
-Water
-A clean cloth or sponge
-A funnel (optional)

To clean the reservoir, simply mix equal parts water and vinegar in a bowl. Then, pour the mixture into the reservoir and let it sit for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, use a clean cloth or sponge to wipe away any residues. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and will help remove any build-up in the reservoir.

Once you’ve finished cleaning the reservoir, rinse it out with fresh water several times to remove any vinegar residue. Then, fill the reservoir with fresh water and run a brew cycle to flush out the lines.

Step 5: Cleaning the brew head of your Keurig 20 coffee maker

Use a mild detergent and a soft brush or cloth to clean the needles inside the brew head. Be sure to rinse all parts well with water. You may also descale your Keurig 20 coffee maker from time to time following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 6: Cleaning the K-cup holder of your Keurig 20 coffee maker

The K-cup holder is where the coffee grounds and water mix before brewing, so it can get pretty dirty. To clean it, remove the K-cup holder and rinse it withwarm soapy water. You may also need to use a small brush to get rid of any coffee grounds or water deposits. Once it’s clean, dry it off and replace it in the coffee maker.

Step 7: descaling your Keurig 20 coffee maker

The final step in cleaning your Keurig 20 coffee maker is to descale it. Descaling is important because it removes built-up minerals from the water reservoir, which can cause your coffee to taste bad. To descale your Keurig 20, you’ll need to purchase a descaling solution and follow the instructions that come with it.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to clean your Keurig 20 coffee maker, be sure to schedule regular cleanings to keep it in top shape. With proper care, your coffee maker will provide years of delicious coffee!

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