So last week in the midst of my quarter life crisis, I was reading blogs, trying not to think about the shambles around me and I stumbled across Nadine’s post about breaking up with her Keurig. She is great, by the way, so go over and say hello.
So halfway between thinking my life already sucked, then I realized that I have had a Keurig for two years and never once considered cleaning it. Great, one more thing I suck at in my adult life. Life 150, Kait 0.
So! In an effort to not break up with my Keurig, but attempt to clean 2 year’s worth of goo off it, I made my way to Pinterest, where all hopes and dreams either go to die or thrive. For the sake of life throwing me a bone for once, I thrived.
To clean: warm up your Keurig, dump out current water tank, fill the tank half full with white vinegar and brew two normal cups of hot vinegar. DO NOT PUT A K CUP IN!
Once that has finished, fill the water tank twice and run through to fully rinse out the vinegar taste.
Voila! A clean Keurig!
Now, let me just preface what I’m about to tell you next by saying we use our Keurig at least 3 times a day. For the past 2 years.
THE FIRST ROUND OF HOT VINEGAR WATER WAS BROWN. And not like watered down tea, like black sludgy tar. That shit was nasty and it kind of made me want to toss the whole machine out the window and never look back. If that’s what has been sitting inside my machine, what the hell is going into my body multiple times per day?!
For the time being, we are sticking with it, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on this–unless of course you think I’m gross, then please keep that thought to yourself.