How to deep clean your Keurig (because it’s probably full of germs)

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How to deep clean your Keurig (because it’s probably full of germs)
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If you haven’t cleaned your coffee maker in a while, it’s probably pretty dirty — like, really dirty.

Just like everything else in the kitchen, coffee makers can be full of bacteria, yeast and mold if they aren’t properly cleaned. Since the hot water isn’t enough to decontaminate the machine, harmful germs can build up to a point that it can actually make you sick.

In fact, one study found that coffee machines are often one of the top 10 dirtiest things in your house!

Read more: The disgusting things living on your dollar bills

How to deep clean your Keurig

Single-serve machines like Keurigs are no exception! So every few weeks, take some time to keep your Keurig running smoothly and your coffee germ-free!

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Alex Thomas Sadler About the author:
Alex Thomas Sadler is the Managing Editor of Clark.com and Clark Howard Digital Products. Alex is also the host of Common Cents, a new Clark.com series that makes money simple, so you can better understand and take control of your own financial life. Alex graduated from the University of Georgia with bachelor's degrees in ...Read more
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