Descaling Your Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker

Did you search “descaling Keurig coffee maker”?  Is your Keurig 2.0 coffee maker running slow?  Does it continue to drip, slowly, after your coffee is made?  Is your coffee maker’s Display telling you it’s time to descale?  Have no idea where your Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker Owner’s manual is?  Me either.  But I do know how to descale my Keurig coffee maker.

Well OK then, I’m going to teach you how descale your Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker.

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Better pay attention–there will be a test at the end.


Before you begin, there are a few thing you need to have available and to do to prepare for your descaling:

  • Water for the reservoir
  • A large cup or mug (Keurig advises that you not use a paper cup)
  • Keurig Descaling Solution 
  • Keurig Water Filter 
  • Access to a sink or a container to empty the cup or mug into—many times
  • Empty the water reservoir and remove the water filter if there is one
  • If there is a pod in the machine, remove it
  • Disable the “Auto Off” feature if it is set on your coffee maker


  1. Turn your coffee maker off.
  2. Pour the whole bottle of descaling solution into the water reservoir, then fill the empty bottle with water and pour it into the reservoir.
  3. Turn your coffee maker on and place the cup/mug in position for brewing.
  4. Lift the handle, then lower it and select the 6 oz brew setting.
  5. Press the Brew button.
  6. When brewing is complete, empty the cup/mug and place it back in position for brewing.
  7. Repeat until the Display calls for more water (mine didn’t let me know–I just kept going until the reservoir was empty–you can too if necessary).
  8. Let your coffee maker stand for 30 minutes with the power on.
  9. Empty any residual solution from the reservoir and rinse it thoroughly and replace it on your coffee maker.


  1. Fill the water reservoir to the Max Fill line.
  2. Place your cup/mug in position to brew.
  3. Lift the handle, then lower it and select the 6 oz brew setting.
  4. Press the Brew button.
  5. When brewing is complete, empty the cup/mug and place it back in position for brewing.
  6. Repeat for at least 12 brews, adding more water to the reservoir if necessary.

Set Up For Brewing

  1. Rinse your water reservoir thoroughly (yes, again) and insert a water filter if available.
  2. Replace the reservoir on your coffee maker.
  3. Add water to the reservoir and you are ready to brew!!!


Here is your test–I hope you paid attention to all details and followed the instructions:

  1. Make sure your brewer is turned on.
  2. If you followed step 3. above, there is water in the reservoir…if not, better fill it up.
  3. Place a cup or mug in position to brew.
  4. Select and position a pod in the brewer and close the handle.
  5. Select an appropriate brewing amount for you pod strength and mug size.
  6. Brew!!!
  7. Taking care, because it is HOT, sip your beverage.
  8. If it tastes good, congratulations, you passed!!!


  1. If it doesn’t taste good, you failed, see you back next semester.



I used the above procedure, and it worked well for my Keurig Brewer–I had no problems and am enjoying fresh brewed coffee every day, and I hope you are too. 

Are you curious about my website?  I have only been doing this for seven months with no prior experience, and am loving it.  If you are at all curious, click here for more information.

If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Best wishes,


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