I've had my Keurig coffee maker for almost two years. Since I got laid off and have some extra time on
my hands, I decided to take it apart and give it a scrubbing. It's not as hard as I thought it would be.
Here's how I did it:
Step 1 - Remove the drip tray from the brewer.
Step 2 - Take apart the drip tray and clean it.
*All removable pieces of the Keurig are dishwasher safe.
Step 3 - Open the brewer and remove the K-Cup holder.
Step 4 - To remove the K-Cup holder, grab the top with one hand and push on
the bottom of the assembly with your other hand. You may need to use a
little bit of pressure, but it comes out easily.
Step 5 - Once the K-Cup holder is out, it will be in one piece.
Step 6 - Pull gently on the bottom (funnel) to separate it from the K-Cup holder.
Step 7 - Be careful if you clean the K-Cup holder yourself instead of using the dishwasher.
There's a sharp needle inside. As long as you know it's there, it's easy to clean.
Step 8 - To clean the funnel, I used a little elbow grease and a toothpick.
You want the four holes to be clear of any gunk.
Step 9 - Inside the top of the brewer is the exit needle.
Clean this with a toothpick or paper clip.
Step 10 - Last but not least, clean out the water resorvoir and wipe down the exterior of the Keurig.
A more thorough cleaning method called descaling should be done every 3 to 6 months.
Visit this page on the Keurig website for further instructions.