How to Store a Keurig Coffee Maker

Guidelines for Storing a Keurig Coffee Machine: Storing a coffee machine can pose some challenges. In the following section, we’ll outline the proper steps for keeping your Keurig coffee machine safely stored.

Keurig is the manufacturer that revolutionized the market with single-serve coffee makers. Thanks to the advanced coffee maker from the manufacture, it allows you to enjoy café style coffees from the comfort of home at any time. You might want to know about storing the coffee maker if you don’t require using it within a while.

To store a Keurig Coffee Maker, you need to clean and drain the coffee maker first. Below, we will discuss how to drain and clean the coffee machines for storing. Keep going through the article to find out all the information you require to store the Keurig Coffee Maker.

How to Store a Keurig Coffee Maker

Storing a coffee maker needs to be a bit different compared to storing the other electrical appliance. That is because the machine constantly uses water and coffee grounds inside it. Apart from removing these things from the machine, you also need to clean and dry the device to prevent moisture and the accumulation of mold.

Clean the Coffee Maker

Make sure that you are cleaning the coffee maker properly before storing it. First, remove any leftover coffee from the mug. Get rid of the coffee ground or pods from the machine if there is any inside it. If you are using a reusable filter, make sure that you are also cleaning it.

Then follow the instruction on the user manual of the coffee maker to complete the cleaning. The process might vary based on the coffee maker you are using. To get the right information, it is recommended to follow the mentioned way in the coffee maker user manual.

Drain the Coffee Maker

The first thing you need to do is to drain the Keurig Coffee Maker. The draining process for Keurig 1.0 and 2.0 is a bit different. Below, we will discuss the process of draining both coffee makers.

How to Drain Keurig 1.0 Brewer

If you are using a Keurig 1.0, then there is an easy way to quickly drain the coffee maker. Here is what you need to do: simply empty the water reservoir and put it back. Now pull the valve of the coffee maker in the reservoir with your hand. This will make the machine think that there is water in the reservoir. Now running a cycle will remove the water from the inner water tank.

In case you don’t understand, consider watching the video below.

Drain Keurig 1.0 (Alternative Method)

If this doesn’t work for your coffee maker, don’t worry. There are other techniques to do this. We will discuss another method below which require roughly around 5 to 10 minutes. You will need a plastic straw, flat-head screwdriver, and needle-nose pliers. Once you have everything, follow the steps:

  1. Lift up the handle of the coffee maker to access the pod compartment. Now just below the Keurig logo, find the two screws. It may require a closed look to find the screws.
  2. Loosen and remove the screws using the flat-head screwdriver. Put aside the screws. Once you remove the screw, you should be able to remove the top part.
  3. Now take off the above part by sliding it off. This should expose the coffee maker’s internal tank.
  4. Now you need to find two of the tubes that are connected to the internal tank. One should be L-shaped facing sideway. The other should come out of the top.
  5. Now make use of needle-nose pliers to loosen the zip ties off the tubes. This should assist you in detaching the tubes.
  6. Now inverting the brewer will make the water come out from the L-shaped tube’s opening. Make sure to insert the straw at the same time on the top tube opening for assisting air for allowing the water to pour.

Let the machine pour all the water. Once you are done, put back the parts as you removed them to re-assemble the machine.

How to Drain Keurig 2.0 Brewer

Draining the Drain Keurig 2.0 Brewer can be a bit tricky compared to the 1.0. It will take around 10 to 15 minutes and you will require a plastic syringe, Phillips-head screwdriver, and a needle-nose plier. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Turn the handle on the machine. This should expose the top back of the device along with the chrome ring. What you need to do is to detach the chrome ring.
  2. Now flip the brewer over by shutting the handle. Then remove all six screws on the bottom using a Phillips-head screwdriver.
  3. After that, invert the brewer to remove the tall silver piece on the front corner. Now you should also slide out the whole front cover of the device.
  4. Now loosen and remove the screws from the water reservoir. Afterward, use something like a spatula to dislodge the top collar of the machine.
  5. Now you can also be able to remove the exterior wrapper around the outside of the device.
  6. Then detach three clips to take out the water intake assembly of the machine.
  7. Now disconnect the white hose by pulling it out. If there is a cable connected to this, make sure to cut it using a knife. You will require reconnecting the hose again.
  8. Now you can drain the machine as the water will come out of the hose. It might take a good amount of time for the draining.
  9. Once you are done, reconnect the hose, wires, and put back the machine by reversing the process of taking it apart.


After cleaning the coffee maker and draining it, you need to make sure that every part of the machine is dried properly. Now you can place the machine in a closed compartment to prevent the dust from affecting the machine. You can keep the removable parts detached to prevent moisture inside the machine. We are hopeful that you will be able to store the Keurig coffee maker following the above steps.