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How do you maintain a Keurig B60 Special Edition coffee maker?

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To maintain a Keurig B60 Special Edition coffee maker, it needs to be cleaned regularly. This involves caring for the external parts, the K-cup holder assembly, the water reservoir and its lid. Mineral build-up should also be removed by periodically de-scaling the machine.

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The external components of the coffee maker are never placed into water. They are cleaned with a soft, damp, soapy cloth. The drip tray assembly is removed for wiping and rinsing with water.

It is safe to clean the entire K-cup holder assembly on the top rack of a dishwasher, but a low temperature cycle must be used. After raising the coffee maker's handle, the assembly is removed with two hands by gripping it at the top and pushing up from the bottom. The funnel section of the holder snaps off for more thorough cleaning. If the needle part of the assembly is clogged, a paperclip is inserted to loosen coffee grounds.

Neither the reservoir nor its lid is dishwasher safe. They are wiped with a soft, damp, soapy cloth, rinsed thoroughly and left to air dry. The reservoir's filter screen is rinsed with strong stream of water from a faucet or sprayer.

At least every three to six months, the coffee maker is de-scaled. Forty-eight ounces of white vinegar are poured into the empty reservoir. A large mug is placed on the drip tray, and the BREW button is pushed. The contents of the mug are discarded, and the process is repeated until the ADD WATER light appears. The coffee maker then remains on, undisturbed, for four hours.

After this period, the reservoir is thoroughly rinsed and refilled with water. Plain water is run through the machine, cup by cup, until ADD WATER appears again. The water run-through is repeated, as necessary, until there is no vinegar taste.

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