Are you a coffee drinker? Then you know that scale buildup on your coffee maker beats everything in ruining your drinking experience. Scale is mineral from the water that you use that tends to build up inside the coffee maker over time. It can clog the lines through which the water passes, and it can ruin the heating element inside the device. Simply put, scale buildup can ruin the efficiency of your coffee maker. That is why it has been recommended that a coffee maker should be descaled at least twice every year in places with a normal sanitary water supply. For those areas where the water has high mineral content, it is recommended that descaling be done every three months. Descaling is the process of removing the mineral buildup on the coffee maker. It will allow the machine to function at its optimum performance again and for the heating element to be most efficient.
I know a lot of people use a Keurig coffee maker. The brand is one of the most trusted names when it comes to coffee makers. They trust their Keurig to provide them with the best tasting coffee ever, and it never fails to do that. The problem is that a Keurig coffee machine, no matter how excellent the engineering and the designing process that it has undergone, is still prone to the effects of scale buildup. Because of that I am often confronted with the question, how do you descale a Keurig coffee maker?
For those who have a Keurig coffee maker, here are some of the steps that you can follow in order to do this process:
1. You start by unplugging the coffee maker. Never forget this a very important step for your own safety.
2. Remove the cup.
3. Drain the coffee maker from any residual fluid by turning it upside down. Make sure that the electrical parts do not get wet.
4. Then pour some pure vinegar inside the tank up to the window for viewing the contents.
5. Put a cup under the machine and then set it to brew. Throw away the vinegar and then carry on with this process until the tank is empty of vinegar.
6. After it has been emptied of the vinegar, fill it with clean water and leave the machine on for several hours.
7. Throw away the water and then fill it again. Turn it to brew again and rinse the vinegar away. Remember that you might have to rinse a couple of times to remove all traces of vinegar. There are Keurig coffee makers that are equipped with indicators that tell you if you need to descale the machine. You might want to check on that. No matter what you do, you should never soak the machine in water as that will prove to be dangerous, not to mention that it could ruin the whole machine.
Those are just some of the tips that you can bear in mind when descaling a Keurig coffee maker. Follow them and you will be guaranteed a great cup of coffee every morning.