How to Clean a Keurig Coffee Machine
Posted By
Abbey DeHart
Monday, January 29, 2018
Materials Needed: 
  • Wet Rag
  • Dry Towel
  • White Distilled Vinegar
  • HomeRight Steam Machine

Project Instructions


There are SO many ways to use your HomeRight Steam Machine in your home, but one of the lesser known uses is for your Keurig Coffee Maker in your kitchen! You can use your HomeRight steam cleaner as part of your regular Keurig Descaling routine to make sure that all the "unreachable" parts of your coffee maker are cleaned and sanitized before you let your liquid gold (aka your cup of joe) run on through it and pick up potentially bad bacteria! See how easy it is to clean your Keurig Coffee Maker using your steam machine...

Step 1

You'll start by going through the regular descaling process of your Keurig Coffee Maker, which you can see the full details on that HERE. Using distilled white vinegar, you'll run your machine's hot water cycle several times in order to flush the vinegar through it to sterilize and descale it. Once the vinegar cycle has ran, you'll refill your water reservoir again with just water and run the machine through (without k cups) several more times to ensure that all the vinegar has been washed out. I'd recommend running it through after the vinegar at least 5-6 times....if it's not all washed out, it will curdle your creamer (trust me, I know!). 

cleaning with vinegar

Next up comes the fun part, steam cleaning! Pull out your steam cleaner and get to work! The steam machine has a wide variety of pieces to use, but the small narrow peice works the best for this project. 



I lift open the hood of the Keurig and carefully steam clean all the insides where the k cups go. Place a cup below the area you're steam cleaning to ensure that all the "gunk" is caught and doesn't make a mess. 



After you're all done, wipe the outsides of the machine down and dry off well to get rid of streaks, then know that you're enjoying your coffee without added chemicals (from cleaning) or bacteria from lack of sterilization! The HomeRight Steam Cleaner has you covered killing off 99% of the bacteria housed on your coffee machine just with the power of STEAM! 


Learn how to clean your Keurig Coffee Maker without harsh chemicals. Do it the all natural way by using water, vinegar, and your favorite HomeRight Steam Machine. 

Keurig coffee machine cleaning with a SteamMachine steam cleaner

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