HOW TO USE THE KEURIG 2.0®  BREWER MAINTENANCE ACCESSORY

Posted on Mon, Jun 20, 2016

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Here we cross paths with the elusive Keurig® brewer maintenance accessory tool; it's very existence denied while others having witnessed it yet to address how to use it. No one talks about it, even less know what to do with it. Keurig's® information is sketchy at best, and why doesn't it have a name? K-cleaner, Keurig® needle aid, or perhaps the K-tool...alas, we do not have the answers to all of these questions; however, we have determined its use.

The Keurig® brewer maintenance accessory began to be distributed with some Keurig® 2.0's in recent years. As you may have guessed the distribution has been spotty at best, the information even worse. But, if you do have one, it is a convenient way to keep your brewer operating at its best.

There are two needles contained in the brew basket of your Keurig® coffee maker. One punctures the top of your K-Cup® or K-Carafe® pods and the other pierces the bottom. The Keurig® brewer maintenance accessory should be used when you suspect either of these needles to be clogged. A clogged needle will result in brewing issues such as a half cup, an "exploding" K-Cup® pod, no water dispensed or grinds in your cup. If any of these events occur, it is time to pull out the Keurig® maintenance accessory.

Start by filling the small reservoir with water. Be careful to avoid the sharp needles.

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Next, raise and lower the brewer handle five times. This will plunge the entrance needle into the water. Generally, if a needle is clogged it is the entrance (top) one. Immersing it in the water will loosen any grinds trapped inside. 

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Finally, remove the maintenance accessory and perform a water only brew cycle. Do this by raising and lowering the brew handle and then follow the instructions on the screen. Be sure to have a mug on the drip tray to capture the draining water. 

From personal experience I would highly recommend descaling your brewer at this point in time. It has been my experience that the vast majority of Keurig® performance issues are resolved by using the maintenance accessory and/ or performing a descaling. When performed in conjunction your chances of heading back to optimal coffee brewing are amplified. You can find easy instructions on how to clean your Keurig® 2.0 here. And as always we recommend using this Keurig® descaling solution.

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Topics: Keurig K-cup FAQ's

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