How To Descale Keurig 2.0 With Vinegar in 7 Simple Steps

how to descale keurig 2.0 with vinegar

Descaling the Keurig 2.0 coffee machine with vinegar can be difficult sometimes if you’ve not used it before. The processes of doing this are not always hard when you follow the instructions that are given to you. 

There are full sets I will show you on how you can be able to descale your Keurig  2.0 with vinegar. Let’s dive into how to descale Keurig 2.0 with vinegar. Please read till the end of this article.

How Often Should I Descale My Keurig 2.0?

If you use your Keurig 2.0 for business, always clean it every month and rinse it after each use. While personal Keurig 2.0 coffee machine users should descale it once every 3-6 months and also rinse it after every use. 

The reason for this difference is that there is not much build-up for people that use it for their personal benefit. But for business owners, there is every possibility of a lot of build-ups, debris, and clogging in it. So the earlier business owners descale their Keurig 3.0 machine the better for them. And the lifespan of your machine will be extended. 

What Are The Materials For Descaling My Keurig 2.0?

What you need to descale your Keurig 2.0 coffee machine are white vinegar or a Keurig solution, water, a tray or a jug, a mild soap, and a paper towel. All these things that I mentioned here are what you need to descale your Keurig 2.0 coffee machine. I will explain how you can use them in the other information. 

How To Descale Your Keurig 2.0 With Vinegar

1. Mix Your Solutions 

You have to mix your descaling solutions, even though you are making use of a Keurig solution you have to mix it up with water. Let’s see how to do it.

  • Measure 16 ounces of the white vinegar 
  • Measure 16 ounces of water 
  • Mix them up in one container.

After mixing this, now let’s move over to another part. 

2. Disassemble The Removeable Part 

You can not descale your Keurig 2.0 machine when some detachable parts are there. All you need to do is to move all of them, for example, the water reservoir, water tank, water filter, and k cup. 

3. Start Your Descaling Process

When you are done doing this, you can now pour in your descaling solutions and begin the brewing process. Make sure to place a jug in the Keurig 2.0 machine so that the water will not drip on the floor. 

4. Repeat Your Descaling Process in Your Keurig 2.0 

Once you notice that the jug is full of the descaling solution, kindly pour out the water in the sink and do the descaling again so that the  2.0 can descale well. After doing this for a while now, please take off all the water from it first. 

5. Rinse The Keurig 2.0 After Descaling 

Make sure to run a 3-time rinsing process once you are done with your descaling. This process will help to remove any other vinegar solution that is left in the Keurig 2.0 and will also help you not to get any taste of vinegar solution when preparing your coffee. 

6. Wash All The Detachable Parts

Now you have to wash all the detachable parts that you’ve removed with wash water and soapy water. You can make use of the paper clip to remove any particles that stick to any of the parts that you are washing.

Rinse the detachable part of the Keurig machine with fresh water from the sink and then clean them up with a paper towel. Once you are done, you should place them in a place where air can touch them to dry up fast. 

7. Arrange All The Part Back 

When you are done with this, you can now fix everything back to its right position and you can run the brewing of hot water for the last cleanings. 

When you are done, you can now run a coffee on the Keurig machine to get your desired drink. 

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For How Long Should I Leave Vinegar In My Keurig 2.0?

30 minutes to 1 hour is enough for the vinegar to be in your machine and for it to complete the descaling process very well for you. Make sure you mix it up with water. This will help in descaling your Keurig machine well. 

Will My Keurig 2.0 Come Back To Normal Again After Cleaning?

Yes! It will clean up your Keurig 2.0 machine for you, that is if you follow the right steps on how to do it. Make sure you contact the help of a professional to help you out with it or you can contact the service of the Keurig 2.0 customer to help you with it. 


I know I have been able to explain to you how you can descale your Keurig 2.0 machine with vinegar without much stress. If only you can follow the full steps that were posted here, then you will be able to get the process well and also get the desired result that you need.

Contact the help of a professional if you can’t do this or the customer care of Keurig 2.0 to help you with their services with what you want them to do.  Hope this article was helpful. 

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