The invention of the Keurig coffee brewer made coffee simple for groggy office workers and busy stay at home parents. Gone were the days of a pot of burnt coffee. We said “See ya never” to the limited choices of flavor and roast.
Hello happy days of coffee bliss.
Until you have to clean the darn thing. Then it gets a little more complicated than just rinsing a glass pot and running fresh water through the brewer. Descaling keeps your system flowing and prevents damage to your brewer.
Depending on the type of water you using in your Keurig, you may need to clean and descale your brewer more often. We recommend every three to six months for a good descale, and cleanings as often as you like and more often than not.
If you brew with distilled water, you are going to have less build up in the system. There are no minerals in distilled water, so nothing to clog the system. Tap water and drinking water are going to have more minerals and additives. So, cleaning is going to be necessary every three to six months.
Spring water is chocked full of natural minerals. You’re going to get the best taste from brewing with Spring water, but it’s going to require a descale every three months. Brewing with distilled is going to give you a harsher, bitter taste. Tap water is that middle of the road, what most people use, option.
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