How often do I need to descale my system?
The frequency of descaling depends on the level of mineral content of your water. This is why we recommend using filtered or bottled water. Calcium deposits or scale may build up in your brewer and hinder your brewer performance. Regularly descaling your brewer every 3 to 6 months helps prevent this from occurring. Your system will remind you when to descale with the prompt “Time to descale the brewer!” This reminder tracks the amount of liquid that has passed through the system and then prompts you to descale. If you postpone the descaling process, then the system will remind you again in 6 weeks. The reminder will only go away once the system has actually been descaled. However, if you feel that your water has a higher level of mineral content, then you should consider descaling more often.
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Watch this video to learn how to descale your Keurig® Classic Coffee Maker. This video is intended for Classic Keurig® brewer models including the K-Compact®, K-Select® and K55 brewers.
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