Simple operation is a key component of Keurig coffee makers. There are 5 major processes:
1. Initial setup & cleansing brew
2. Brewing & daily use
3. Auto-On & Auto-Brew modes (available on some models)
4. Regular maintenance
5. Draining the internal water tank
Although there are some differences from model to model, the majority of models have nearly identical processes.
How to Use a Keurig: Initial Setup & Cleansing Brew
Unbox Your Brewer and Plug It In
Pick up the box, take the Keurig brewer out of it, undo the tape that holds some of the parts together, and plug it in.
Make sure to keep the user manual. There is a wealth of useful information about using and caring for your particular Keurig model in there.
Lift the Handle and Discard the Shipping Disc If Included
In the pod attachment, some brewers include a temporary disc. Lift the handle and take it off if yours is one of these models.
But don’t just toss the shipping disc in the trash! I may be a packrat, but I’d advise keeping the disc with the original packaging and user guide. You never know when you might need to put the brewer away—whether you’re moving, giving it to someone else, selling it, or returning it to the maker.
Remove the Water Reservoir and Clean It With Soap and Warm Water
Brewers from the K10, K15, and B31 Mini-series that have an immovable water reservoir are exempt from this step.
At this point, our only goal is to thoroughly clean the water reservoir in preparation for use.
The water reservoir should be taken apart and cleaned with a soft cloth or sponge, soap, and warm or hot water. Use a smooth Brillo pad instead of a rough one!
Don’t forget to clean the water entry point at the base of the water reservoir platform to make sure nothing is there that you wouldn’t want to be in your coffee.
Prime the Charcoal Water Filter
Brewers without a charcoal water filter kit are exempt from this step.
The charcoal water filters should not be opened and put in the water filter holder right away. Instead, prime it by following these simple steps:
• Rinse it under cool water for a minute, ensuring it soaks up all the water it’ll take
• Soak it in a bowl of water for 5 minutes
• Massage the water filter so that any loose charcoal particles fall away into the bowl of water and not into your coffee
Insert the Charcoal Water Filter into the Water Filter Handle and Snap it into the Reservoir
The charcoal water filter holder has two parts as shown above:
• Bottom pod holder
• Top handle that snaps onto the bottom
The handle should be placed over the charcoal water filter and the assembled water filter should be inserted into the water reservoir. The pieces will fit together snugly.
Fill the Water Reservoir to the MAX FILL Line
If you have a charcoal water filter, you can fill it up with tap water. Make sure to fill the water reservoir with filtered or spring water if you don’t have a filter.
Press the Power Button and Wait for Preheating to Complete
This might take up to three minutes, depending on your model.
Grab a Mug and Place It on the Drip Tray
Some models have a censor that won’t brew unless there is a mug on the drip tray. Avoid creating a mess even if there isn’t!
Lift and Lower the Handle Without Inserting a Keurig Coffee Pod
You could use a coffee pod, but since this is our purifying brew, there is no need to waste coffee.
Select the Maximum Size Brew Setting and Press Brew
Note: A size bigger than the mug you’re using shouldn’t be chosen!
Depending on your model, the coffee-free coffee will be ready in 30 to 3 minutes. You can then start using your Keurig brewer every day after the internal parts have been sufficiently rinsed.
Summary: Easy to Operate
One cup of gourmet coffee is made by the Keurig coffee maker. Every cup of coffee can have a different combination of beans or flavors by using single-cup portion packs. Keurig advises leaving the brewer on constantly even though the majority of its models can be programmed so that a cup of coffee is never more than a few minutes away.