This hack for cleaning your Keurig coffee maker is a total game-changer: ‘I totally needed a visual’

Did you know that cleaning your Keurig coffee maker might make your morning joe taste even better?

Brandon Pleshek (@cleanthatup) is a TikToker and third-generation janitor who’s garnered a following of almost 1 million TikTok users for his clever cleaning tips, tricks and hacks. Recently, he shared a video demonstrating the proper way to clean a Keurig, and it’s a coffee game-changer. 


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He begins by removing the inner cup holder and tray before soaking them in warm water and vinegar. 

Pleshek then mixes 80 oz. of coffee machine cleaner (you can also use vinegar) with cold water in the machine’s reservoir to clean the Keurig.

He then runs the cleaning solution through the machine, using a glass to contain the mess. 

As Pleshek shows in a close-up shot, you can already see bits of coffee residue floating in the glass after just one cleaning. 

Once there’s about an inch or two left of cleaning solution in the Keurig’s reservoir, he lets it sit for 30 minutes. 

He then repeats the process, rinsing the machine again with clean water. Pleshek recommends washing three full tanks through the Keurig for extensive cleaning. 

Finally, Pleshek removes the parts soaking in vinegar and water before rinsing them with soap and water. Once any trace or scent of vinegar has been removed, he puts them back in the Keurig. 

“Now you’re ready to brew a fresh, clean cup of coffee,” Pleshek proudly declares, ending with a thumbs up.

This method of cleaning a Keurig was a no-brainer for some viewers, and they appreciated Pleshek’s demonstration.

‘I totally needed a visual’

“This is great! People [can] be drinking mold and not knowing it,” commented one user. 

“Ughh, thank you, I totally needed a visual,” another Keurig enthusiast remarked. 

Others were less than familiar with Pleshek’s process, or any method for that matter, for cleaning a Keurig.

“Oh. You’re supposed to clean those,” wrote one baffled viewer.

“I’m gonna pretend I didn’t see this and carry on with not cleaning it,” concluded one brave soul.

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