Keurig Single Cup Coffee Maker Instructions
A brief introduction
Keurig may be the single most renowned and reputable brand in the coffee brewer industry. They’re also the best-sellers of various K-Cup coffee machines, brewers, and grinders. It’s safe to say that the vast majority of people have had the opportunity to at least savor the sweet-tasting coffee from one of their products.
It’s quite obvious that such a reputable brand should deliver the instructions manual to their customers along with the package, and that’s the case, or at least it is most of the time. The main purpose of this review is to help people who don’t have the instructions manual or those who find the manual unhelpful for any particular reason.
We are going to discuss several easy steps on how to use Keurig Single Cup machines. It will be a breeze if you follow the guidelines carefully.
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These steps are the easiest way to master handling any Keurig Single Cup Coffee machine. Each step is comprised of two or more sub-steps (or points), so you just need to make sure that you don’t skip out on anything.
Preparing your coffee machine is where you need to begin. Since these beautiful machines aren’t exactly “push the button and profit” type, you’ll need to do some things on your own. To prepare your Keurig Single Cup machine, you’ll need to:
Fill the reservoir with water
Every coffee maker comes with a water tank, and every coffee maker requires you to fill it on your own. You can look at it this way – if you can’t make coffee without water, you can’t expect your machine to do it either.
Filling the tank is quite easy – all you need to do is simply lift the reservoir’s lid (often located at the very back of the machine), and pour the water. If the water tank is removable, simply remove it from the construction and fill the water. If it’s not, use a mug to fill it.
Place a cup beneath the sprout
This step is quite self-explanatory; but there are some modifications to it if the mug you want to drink your coffee from is large. If that’s the case, you should remove the tray before you place your mug on the designated spot. This concludes the preparation stage.
Step 2 – How to brew the beverage
In order to brew your selected beverage, you’ll need K-Cups – the small, instant coffee cups that were designed and patented by Keurig. These incredible inventions come in a variety of tastes and sizes, but they’re all used in the same way. “Brewing the beverage” step is comprised of several sub-steps:
Insert your K-Cups
A single instant coffee pack is needed for your coffee, and you should insert it into the coffee brewer. To do so, you will need to lift the machine’s handle (located on the center or the front of your coffee brewer) after which you will place your K-Cup inside it. You won’t have to remove the seal from your K-cups before you insert them – your coffee brewer does it for you.
Choose your beverage type and press the “ON” button
Different Keurig Single Serve models are equipped with different features and options. However, most of them are supplied with a “choose beverage” and the “ON” button. All you need to do is choose the size and beverage type, and you’re set to go.
Some models are faster while some take quite a while to start. Some Keurig Single Serve coffee makers even require some “priming” time; but most models are capable of getting you a nice, warm cup of coffee in several minutes (3-4 minutes are a standard).
Remove the mug after the coffee has been dispensed
This is another self-explanatory step, and it requires no complex definitions and guidelines. Once the coffee has finished brewing, simply remove the mug.
Step 3 – The maintenance process after the brewing process
Most people think that all they need to do are the steps we’ve went through so far, but that’s only half of it. If you want your Keurig coffee machine to continue working; you’re going to need to perform maintenance on a daily basis. Better yet, you’ll need to maintain your machine after each use.
Remove used cups
After you’ve made your coffee, the K-cup you used for it will be stuck in the machine. To remove it, you should open the same compartment you did when you inserted it (top handle), and simply dispose of your used K-cups. The only thing you need to worry about is that they’re extremely hot.
The cleaning process
Some models are very easy to clean, but some are definitely not. Depending on the size of your machine and the presence (or absence) of separable parts, some machines are quite simple to clean and maintain. For instance, if the water reservoir is removable; you should clean it after each use by removing it from the base and cleaning it in a regular fashion.
You should always remember to clean each part separately and periodically. Most of the time, the manufacturer puts indications on whether or not the parts of a coffee brewer are dishwasher safe. If they are, you’re lucky, as the cleaning can be done via a washing machine.
If that’s not the case, however, you can always use a damp cloth, soap, and a toothbrush to clean the parts. To do so, begin with external parts before you proceed to internal parts.
Store your coffee brewer
You should always keep in mind that your coffee machine features electronic parts which can get damaged; if they’re exposed to high or freezing temperatures. By storing your machine, you’ll also reduce the risk of potential damages. You’ll preserve the beautiful outward design (mainly because it won’t be covered with dust particles, for instance).