In really cleaning your mini Keurig optimally, you will need to have white vinegar and water on hand.
I use a measuring cup with a spout to put water in the mini Keurig to make coffee. And I also use it when I’m cleaning it.
This is the first time I’d cleaned my mini Keurig beyond just brewing vinegar in it for a mini-clean.
So Let’s Begin:
There are a few elements in your mini Keurig coffee maker that you will need to take out of the machine in order to fully clean it.
Above are images of those three elements. The smallest of the elements will be taken from the compartment where you place your K-cup.
This is what it looks like when you pull this element out of the machine. Next you pull the bottom off.
Place the three pieces in soapy water.
Cleaning The Parts Of The Mini Keurig:
Clean the parts of the mini Keurig that you can’t take apart or remove with a damp paper towel. Try to get in all the small crevices to fully clean it.
You will likely see brown coffee residue on the damp paper towel you didn’t even realize was there.
Brew Water Through Your Machine:
The first step after that is to turn the machine on and brew water through your mini Keurig.
Then I ran three rounds (a coffee mug full) of vinegar through it.
I was following the Keurig instructions, but the amount they instructed to pour into the Keurig made my machine too full. So I ran smaller amounts of white vinegar through the mini Keurig.
After I did that, I ran 3-4 rounds of water through the machine.
Lift The Top To Dispel The Scent Of Vinegar:
Then I turned it off and left the top lifted to let the smell of the vinegar dissipate somewhat.
After an hour or so, I put the mini Keurig coffee machine back together.
I think it’s probably wise to do this once a month. Follow the instructions that came with your mini Keurig coffee maker.
I go through the above steps when there is less coffee coming out of the machine than is normal. Or when my coffee mug is no longer filling up as it did in the beginning.