How To Descale Keurig K-Duo

If you own a Keurig K-Duo, you are a coffee enthusiast, and the Keurig K-Duo is the best option for making the best cup of coffee every morning. Like other machines, the Keurig K-Duo also needs regular maintenance.

To descale your machine, you have to follow the required descaling procedure. We’ll guide you in this article on how to descale a Keurig K-Duo.

How To Descale A Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker

First, fill the tank with a bottle of Keurig Descale Solution and the equivalent quantity of water. Place a big cup on a drip tray. Tap the pod button, Choose the 12 oz cup size, and then push the “K” Button. Throw the liquid into the washbasin. Then, click the “K” button after selecting the carafe button and the 12 oz cup size. To switch off the heating plate, press and hold the carafe button. Allow at least 30 minutes for the K-duo to relax.

Shortly after a duration of thirty minutes, drain the water tank and rinse it with the leftover descaling solution. Fill the water tank at the top and use the 12 oz button to rinse both the carafe and the pod side four times.

Things to Consider Before Descaling Your Keurig K-Duo

The right time to descale a Keurig K-Duo coffee maker is when your machine starts making noise, starts tasting differently, or you experience issues with the machine’s performance. Then descale it as soon as you can.

You should descale a Keurig K-Duo coffee maker at least once every three months. particularly when using unfiltered water

Your machine has a descaling light that signals it has to be descaled every 250 brews. But you don’t need to wait for the light to come on to descale your machine. You can descale it whenever you feel your machine needs to be descaled.

The Keurig K-Duo process of descaling is different from older Keurig models. Wherein the older models, you just put some Viniger or Descaling solution, run some brew processes, rinse the machine, and the Descale lights go off.

You don’t need to put your Keurig K-Duo into “descale mode” in order to descale it.

The procedure for descaling the machine is written in the manual which came with the machine when you first bought it

Fill the water tank with the descaling solution and water

The very first thing you need to do is bring out the water reservoir from the machine and pour out the remaining water from the reservoir. If you find any water filters in there, then remove those as well. Now pour the descaling solution into the water tank.

If you are using the Keurig descaling solution, then put the entire container in the water tank. Fill the remaining space with water until you get a 1/1 water-descaling solution ratio.

To get an equal amount of water in the descaling solution, just fill the descale solution container you just used with water and mix it in the tank. 

Start the Descaling Process

Do not unplug your Keurig K-Duo once you have put the descaling solution in the tank.

Now you need to put a big cup on the drip tray. Tap the pod button, Choose the 12 oz cup size, and then push the “K” Button. Throw the liquid into the washbasin. Then, click the “K” button after selecting the carafe button and the 12 oz cup size. To switch off the heating plate, press and hold the carafe button. Allow at least 30 minutes for the K-duo to relax.

It will circulate the descaling solution through the heating element and tubes to clean them.

In contrast to making regular coffee. While descaling the coffee maker, Because the water is coming out so slowly, it may spatter a little. It could be a good idea to wrap a cloth around your coffee machine.

It is necessary that you do not press the K button again after the “add water” light gets on. Even if any descaling solution remains in the tank

This can cause air bubbles to become trapped in the tubes.

Shortly after a duration of thirty minutes, drain the water tank and rinse it with the leftover descaling solution. Also, clean it with soap and water. Then, without descaling the solution, fill it to the top with new water. Using the 12 oz button, rinse both the carafe and the pod side four times.

To turn the descale lights off, hold and press the 8 and 10 oz buttons together. After it’s off, you can make a cup of coffee just as normal.

The descaling process also cleans the needles in the machine, which is why whenever you open the lid, you need to dry the inside of the machine with a towel or any other clean cloth.

Can I Use Vinegar to Descale My Keurig K-Duo?

You can use white vinegar to descale a Keurig K-Duo coffee maker. Using vinegar can let you save some money compared to using the Keurig descaling solution. 

To clean and descale your Keurig coffee machine, mix 14oz of vinegar with 14oz of water.

If you’re using vinegar, don’t forget to use extra water to rinse. just to ensure that your coffee machine is clean. 

Final Words

Descaling your Keurig K-Duo coffee maker can be challenging if you are doing it for the first time. You can simply descale your K-Duo by following all the steps mentioned in the article because we have written it in a way that a beginner can also understand.

I hope this article helped you to descale your machine.

Meet Vishu Yadav, the coffee connoisseur behind repaircoffee.com. With a barista background and a love for coffee, he explores diverse coffee cultures and brewing techniques. Join him for the latest trends, specialty roast reviews, and brewing insights on repaircoffee.com.

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