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Keurig still tastes like vinegar

I descaled with vinegar ,the machine is working great except I cant get rid of vinegar taste/smell I have run 4 gallons of distilled water through it and it is still there any ideas PLEASe....

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: burned taste

Descaling often removes bad tastes and smells.

To order descaler or Saeco parts for your espresso machine please visit www.cerinicoffee.com

Posted on May 29, 2008

SOURCE: What if my coffee tastes bad?

Did you run the vinegar through it three times, then rinse it three times? You might try changing the filter and filter basket.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: My coffee tastes weak

Basing on personal experience (you can find more on Google probably), solutions are:

On percolated (filter) coffee machines:

Check water temp, if water temp is insufficient , most common is scale heating element , faulty element, faulty thermostat.
Check if water is dripping right at the center of the filter, if it is dripping on one side because the orifice is clogged, that can result in weak coffee.
Coffee blend not well distributed on filter basket.

On Espresso machines:

Check water temp, same as filter coffee machines (thermostat element, scale on heating chamber).
Ensure that coffee is filled correctly in the filter cup (fill at level), and well pressed.
Ensure that the coffee mixture that you are using is not too coarse, buy the apposite one for espresso.
Ensure that you are not leaving the machine brewing for a time that is too long, and Italian coffee cup is very small, approximately one regular shot.

On the hob moka pots (espresso, Moka and Bialetti type):

This are the trickiest ones, you need art and practice to get a good espresso with a Moka, but when you learn, the result is better than what you may get with an home electrical espresso maker.
The frame on the hob must be not too strong, and the mixture coarse but well pressed, with water at level tag, or you will get a weak coffee.
On Mokas a good strategy is keeping hob at minimum, and turning up the flame at top when coffee starts coming out.

French and turkish cafetieres:

Ensure that you put enough coffee, water hot enough, and that you left the infusion enough time to get a strong coffee.

Note: insufficient pressure and clogged lines on electric machines never give you a weak coffee, exactly the opposite.
Not pressed mixture always gives weak coffee, but too much pressed mixture may give you coffee with a bad burnt taste.

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Keurig only brews about 2-3 oz. of coffee.

Doesn't sound like a descaler issue. I am having problems with mine and noticed that water is flowing back into the reservoir when it is pouring into the coffee cup. I think there is a valve that is not closing properly.

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Strong plastic smell and taste on a new Keurig Platnum coffee mak

I had the same problem and I discovered that after running 3 resevoirs full of water through the machine at 192 degrees , it got rid of the plastic smell. Set the cup size at the largest size mug and then just open the lid and close it , hit brew and let it fill the cup. Dump the water in the sink and repeat until you go through at least 3 resevoirs. The smell should be gone by then.

Posted on Dec 19, 2010

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I had that bad Keurig taste/smell for the first few months I owned it and almost returned it, but then someone suggested I run vinegar (1/3) and water (2/3) through it as though it was time to clean it and flush with just water for 3 cycles (see instructions)... and it worked!!!

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I want to drain my coffee maker to store it for a year or two.


Should be easy!

I'd recommend, first, descaling it by running white vinegar through it (per your manual). This will help remove any mineral deposits that may have built up. Follow this with running water through it... sufficient to get rid of the vinegar smell & taste out of it.

Then take it apart as much as you can & leave it on a towel on your kitchen counter to dry out. Give it around 24 hours. If you want it to be bone-dry before you store it, use a hair dryer (at low-heat or no-heat setting) in the water reservoir to drive out the moisture.

Finally, when you're sure it's clean and bone-dry, put it in a large zip-lock bag to keep out dust & bugs. When you're ready to take it out of storage, run water through it once (to get rid of any possible mustiness) and then you should be set for a great cup of coffee!

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How do i descale


Run a 50:50 solution of cold water and white vinegar through several times. Use a filter to catch the debris and allow the mixture to cool between runs. Finally, run cold water through several times to remove the vinegar taste. Hope this helps!

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My keurig saidbto descale, which I did and now hardly any coffee comes out. When I run plain water through withoout the coffee, it comes out fine, but as soon as I put the coffee in, it dribbles out and...


Hi, I think I can help you fix this problem. First off, check the needles that puncture the cups and get them cleaned off with a paperclip or a toothpick. Try to clean them with a small brush or a even a toothbrush with a little vinegar. Clean the top and bottom and be careful because they're sharp. Then, run a full resevoir of white vinegar through your machine. Then, let it sit with "ADD WATER" for a few hours. Lastly, rinse with clear water, a full resevoir so you get rid of the vinegar smell and taste.

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Empty the water...
start with half distilled water... half white vinegar...
just run it all day... take a break and let the vinegar work... it will be heated up in the main tank... then pushed out to all hoses and sensors etc.etc...

enpty the container... wash it out... fill it with filtered or distilled water and run that until you no longer taste/smell the vinegar...
consider buying a brita pitcher and use that water for your Keurig... I do... and my unit goes for a long long time before it needs a vinegar washing...

P.S. dont use C.L.R. :(
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The descale light will only go off if you complete a descale on the machine. You will have to go to your owners manual and read how to descale your machine.

Here is a PDF page for Keurig machines if you don't have your manual.

http://www.keurig.com/help/De-scaling_instructions.pdf?mscsid=M01CDDDKUQG48JSQ2VFR393P4B500439

They say to use white vinegar but I recommend Commercial descaler like from Starbucks or you can get it from online vendors. Vinegar leaves a taste unless you get it all out, after a couple of rinsings.

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DO NOT USE THAT MUCH VINEGAR! Put a tiny bit of vinegar in the carafe and fill carafe the rest of the way with water. Run that vinegar/water through machine. Using another container, fill machine with plain water and run that through. Repeat until the vinegar taste is gone. If you do not run lots of plain water through the machine after, your coffee will taste like...um...disgusting! Also, use a spell-checker before improving this posting.
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To clean hard water deposits from a coffee maker use distilled white vinegar. You may need to use as much as a gallon if the scale buildup is really bad. Fill clean coffee pot one half full of vinegar and run through machine as if making coffee. Repeat this process several times using fresh vinegar until it comes out clear. Do this once a week and your maker will work much better. **************
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Doesn't sound like a descaler issue. I am having problems with mine and noticed that water is flowing back into the reservoir when it is pouring into the coffee cup. I think there is a valve that is not closing properly.

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Hi kdimof,
I realize you posted this problem over a year ago, but I was curious to see if you were ever able to resolve this problem, or find the exact cause.
I have the same issue you describe. I descaled my Lattissima for the first time using the Nespresso descaling solution. And now, two months later, I cannot remove the chemical smell/taste of the descaling solution. I've run numerous descaling cycles with just water (as per Nespresso's customer service advice), with no success. I was forced to accept a refurbished machine (even though my Lattissima was only 3 months old). The refurbished machine is currently on the way. We'll see if I have the same issue when I descale this one.
Thanks, Redfran

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