If you’re looking for information about how to use a Keurig Mini Brewer, then keep reading. We’ll give you tips and tricks on everything from cleaning your brewer to descaling it.
It is known to all that the Keurig Mini Brewer has become the latest craze in brewing coffee. It makes the brewing of a single cup at a time fast and easy. In addition, it makes the brewing of certain types of K-Cups cheaper and more convenient.
How to set up your Keurig Mini machine?
When you first receive your Keurig Mini Brewer, please remove the box and all packaging. Inside your Keurig Mini Brewer, you’ll find eight K-Cup Samples, four packs of water filter cartridges, a water filter handle and a starter guide. You will be using these items in the next few steps! You will also need to purchase a water filter handle and cartridge if you do not already have one. The new Mini Plus Brewer is now available in three designer colors: Platinum, Black, and Red. It brews coffee, tea, hot cocoa, specialty and iced beverages in under two minutes at the touch of a button. With its compact size and simple design it easily complements any kitchen décor.
How to set up your Keurig Mini machine? Step by step instructions:
1.Remove all the parts from the box.
2.Place the brewer on a flat surface in a well-ventilated area with at least 15″ of space in front and back of the unit.
3.Remove all packaging materials from inside the Water Reservoir by pulling up on the handle, then discard any remaining items from inside.
4.Take off the top and bottom lids to remove the Water Reservoir from its packaging, then replace both lids and set aside for later use.
5.Fill the Water Reservoir with fresh water to just below the Max Fill line located on the side of the reservoir (do not overfill).
6.Lift up on the handle and place it into the appropriate slot on your brewer, until it clicks into place (for proper placement, look for arrows on both).
7.Plug in your brewer using a standard household electrical outlet, then press down on top of Power Button until it displays ON (the Power Button will light up). The heating process takes approximately 3 minutes; when complete, you will hear a series of beeps and your brewer will be ready to brew!
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The Keurig Mini Brewer is a single-cup coffee maker for home and office use. It makes one cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate at a time using specially designed K-Cup portion packs. It can be bought on Amazon.com with retail price around $54.
Before using the Keurig Mini Brewer for the first time, remove the packaging materials and clean it thoroughly to ensure the best possible performance and taste. Prepare and Use Remove the water reservoir from the back of your Keurig Mini Brewer. Fill it with cold, fresh water to the fill line indicated on the side of the reservoir.
The reservoir doesn’t need to be completely full to brew a cup of coffee. Replace it in the brewer and push down until you hear a click indicating that it’s locked in place. Press and hold down the power button until all lights are illuminated on the control panel. This takes approximately three minutes as the machine heats up its internal components. The green light will illuminate when it’s ready to brew your cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
Place your favorite mug on the cup rest underneath the brewing head of your Keurig Mini Brewer. Remove one K-Cup from its packaging and place it in the holder inside your brewer with its lid facing you. Close the lid on. Choose a button on the control panel that corresponds to the size of beverage you want to make, be it 6-oz., 8-oz., or 10-oz. Then press down on that button. The machine will heat up and brew your cup of coffee.
If you’d like to make a stronger cup of coffee, you can use two K-Cups (a “double”) or brew for longer than the normal cycle, using the same button for either procedure.
Preparing The Water Tank
Remove the water tank from the Keurig Mini. Fill the water tank with clean, fresh tap water. Do not use distilled or softened water. Replace the water tank on your Keurig Mini Brewer. Preparing To Brew Place a cup on the drip tray plate and slide out to create space for taller travel mugs. Check that your Keurig Mini Brewer is plugged in, turned on and the blue indicator light is on. Lift handle and place a single-serve K-Cup portion pack into the brewer chamber. Lower handle and close securely. Select Your Cup Size (6 oz., 8 oz., or 10 oz.) Press the 6 oz., 8 oz., or 10 oz., button to select cup size (default is 6 oz.).
We recommend starting with a 6 oz. cup size for the first 3 days of brewing. After that, if you would like stronger coffee adjust the cup size accordingly.
Fill The Tank (1 Liter Capacity): Remove water tank lid and fill with cold filtered water up to the 1 liter mark on the inside of the tank. Excessively hard water may cause a slower brew time and may affect taste. See Water Hardness Test Strip instructions included in the box for more information regarding your water hardness level. Place Tank Back Into Appliance: Place tank back into appliance, ensuring it is locked into place with a click.
Power On The Brewer
Insert the water tank into your brewer and fill with up to 1.25L of filtered water. Ensure the tank is not over filled. Replace the water tank and plug in your brewer.
The power light will illuminate blue once the brewer is plugged in.
Place a coffee mug on the drip tray and lock it into place by pushing the tray up against the brewer.
Run A Cleansing Brew
It is good to run a cleansing brew from time to time, as it will clear the system of any residues and prevent damage to the pump.
1. To run a cleansing brew, remove the Permanent Filter and any Specialty Filter from the machine.
2. Open the storage drawer, where you will find two tank compartments with one for water and one for coffee grounds.
3. Insert a paper filter into the coffee grounds compartment and fill up with ground coffee (one scoop).
4. Fill the water compartment with clean fresh water and close the storage drawer again.
5. Place a cup underneath the Brew Head and press the BREW button to run a cleansing brew.
The first step is to properly set up your brewer. You will want to remove the water reservoir from the back of the brewer and fill it with fresh, filtered water. After filling, place the reservoir back into the brewer. Once you have done this, you will want to run a cleaning cycle using the Keurig Mini Brewer descaling solution or vinegar. You can purchase descale solution at most retailers that sell Keurig brewers. If using vinegar, simply fill your reservoir with white vinegar and run a few cleaning cycles until the reservoir is empty. Do not use a mixture of water and vinegar together as this can clog your brewer over time.
While running these cleaning cycles, pay close attention to any changes in how your brewer is performing. This can be used as an indicator that there is an issue with your machine that needs to be addressed immediately. After you have completed the cleaning process, we can begin making some delicious coffee! To make coffee, simply lift the handle on the top of your brewer and place a K-Cup into it, ensuring that it is firmly in place before closing it again.
Choosing A K-Cup
Choosing a K-Cup for the Keurig Mini Brewer is one of the most important steps in making a great cup of coffee. You can’t use loose grounds and you can’t use K-Cups from other brands, so there are only a few options to choose from. The best way to pick a good K-Cup is to try several different flavors and varieties until you find one that suits your taste buds. When you first purchase your Keurig Mini Brewer, it will come with a few sample K-Cups so you can try them before you buy more.
These samples will typically include regular and decaffeinated coffee, hot chocolate and tea. Don’t be afraid to try these flavors because they are made by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the company that manufactures all K-Cups compatible with Keurig machines. Once you have had a chance to sample these flavors, it is time to start shopping for additional K-Cups!.
Add Water To Reservoir
To use your Keurig Mini brewer, you must first install the water filter in the water reservoir, followed by filling the reservoir with water. You can then use the brewer to make coffee or tea. Installing the Water Filter Open the lid on top of your Keurig Mini brewer. Remove the handle from your water filter kit. Slide the handle over the spout on your water filter. Press down on the handle until it snaps into place. Remove the charcoal filter from its plastic wrap and insert it into your water filter handle. Fill a pitcher with cold tap water and pour it into your water filter handle until it’s full.
Let sit for 15 minutes before using. This will allow the charcoal to absorb any impurities in the tap water. Allow any excess water to pour through into your coffee maker’s reservoir. Discard this used filtering water and repeat with another pitcher of cold tap water to fill up your coffee maker’s reservoir until it reaches the “MAX” indicator line inside of it. Making Coffee or Tea Place a K-Cup pod into your brewer’s chamber.
Brewing A Pod
Insert a K-Cup pod into your Keurig brewer, then close lid and make sure latching handle is in locked position.
Place an empty mug on top of drip tray and make sure it sits securely under dispenser. Lift up and open brew head by lifting latch on top of brewer. Insert tip of water reservoir handle into opening at rear of brewer, then push down until it clicks into place. Fill reservoir with fresh water to desired amount (use cup markings as a guide).
Make sure power switch is in “on” position (light should be illuminated), then press “brew” button. When finished brewing, remove used K-Cup pod from bottom of brew head.
How to properly maintain your Keurig K-Mini?
First Time Use: Cleaning a Keurig Mini Brewer is easy. First, run two full tanks of water through the reservoir and discard the water. This will flush out the brewing system. Then, remove the K-Cup holder and wash it with warm soapy water. You can also use a toothbrush to clean underneath. Finally, wipe down the exterior of the machine with a damp cloth.
Run a Descale Cycle: To descale your machine, unplug it and fill the reservoir with 10 ounces of white vinegar or Keurig Descaling Solution. Place a large mug on the drip tray and run the unit as if you were brewing coffee.
Discard this water and repeat until you’ve run three full brew cycles using fresh solution each time. Then, rinse by running three cycles using only fresh water to flush out any remaining solution.
Replace Your Water Filter: Your brewer should come with a charcoal filter that removes impurities from your tap water before brewing. This filter should be replaced every two months or 60 tank refills (whichever comes first).
Clean Your Drip Tray: You can remove your drip tray and clean it in your sink or dishwasher every few weeks to make sure your Keurig is.
Steps to Clean the Keurig Mini
Keurig recommends descaling your Keurig Mini Brewer about every three to six months, depending on how much you use it. Descaling is the process of cleaning the inner components of your brewer. It’s important to do this because mineral deposits can build up over time and cause your brewer to run less efficiently or stop running altogether.
Here are some step-by-step instructions for descaling your Keurig Mini Brewer:
- Before beginning, empty the water reservoir and run a brewing cycle with a K-Cup of white vinegar. This will help remove any coffee grounds that may be trapped in the machine.
- Fill the water reservoir with one part white vinegar to two parts water (for example, fill it halfway with vinegar and all the way with water). Do not add coffee grounds or K-Cups to the machine at this time.
- Repeat step 1, but instead of using vinegar, fill the reservoir with plain water.This will rinse away any remaining vinegar taste from your machine and allow you to brew coffee again.
- Repeat Step 2 another two times and then you’re good to go! Your Keurig Mini is all cleaned up now!.
Steps to Descale the Keurig Mini
Descaling is an important part of cleaning your Keurig Mini Brewer. This process removes calcium deposits, or scale, that can build up inside a coffee maker over time. Calcium and scale are non-toxic, but left unattended, they can hinder your brewer’s performance. Descaling should be done every 3 to 6 months and more often if you have hard water.
How to Descale Your Keurig Mini Brewer: Please note that the images below show a Keurig Mini Brewer, but the descale instructions are similar for all brewers. For a step-by-step guide on how to descale your specific brewer please visit our Brewer Maintenance page and select your model.
There are two ways you can descale your Keurig Mini Brewer: Option 1 – Keurig® Descaling Solution For this option you will need: Keurig® Descaling Solution (sold separately) A clean water filter and fresh water is recommended for use with the descaling solution.
If you do not have a water filter, we recommend using bottled or filtered water for the best tasting beverages. Important Note: You cannot use vinegar to descale your brewer. Vinegar will not work to descale your brewer.
Keurig Mini Common Problems
Troubleshooting Tips for Your Keurig Mini Brewer. Not all coffee machines are made equal and just like other small appliances in your home you want to make sure your Mini Brewer is running smoothly and efficiently so you can enjoy the best cup of coffee possible.
Here are some of our top tips to get the most out of your K-Mini brewer: Check the wattage on your machine. The Keurig Mini Brewer needs 450 watts to brew properly. If it’s not getting enough power, it won’t brew properly. Descale regularly.
If you’re not brewing with filtered water, descaling is especially important every 3 months to prevent buildup that could clog or damage your machine. Make sure the water level is sufficient. Water should be at least 6 oz., but no more than 10 oz. If you’ve added too much water, simply remove the reservoir, dump out the excess and place it back on the brewer. Remove any pods that remain stuck in the exit needle after each use.
So now you know the steps needed to clean and descale the Keurig Mini Brewer. It is important to clean your brewer frequently, especially the inside of the water tank, to avoid the buildup of any mineral deposits or buildup. You can do this by washing the water reservoir out with a cup or two of white vinegar. Click here to check Keurig Mini troubleshooting if you have more using problems or issues on the machine.