KEURIG K.Mini™ Use and Care Guide
Get the most from your new Keurig® brewer
Before You Brew
Plug & Power
Remove packing tape from brewer. Pull plug and extend cord from cord storage located at the back of the brewer. Plug into a grounded outlet.
Press the power button. The power button will illuminate.
Fill & Place
Add 1 cup (8oz) of water into a mug. Lift the water reservoir lid and pour the water into the reservoir. Do not fill past the MAX or below the MIN fill lines. Lower the lid and place your mug on the drip tray.
NOTE: Do not use distilled water.
Lift & Lower
Lift and lower the handle. Do not insert a K-Cup® pod. The brew indicator light will flash to indicate that the brewer is ready
Press the brew button. The brew indicator light will illuminate solid, then begin to pulse while the brewer is heating. After about 2 minutes, the brew indicator light will illuminate solid again and the water will begin to dispense. Pour the hot water into the sink.
The one-time setup process is now complete and you are ready to brew!
Brew Your First Cup
Fill & Place Mug
Add desired amount of water into a mug (6oz minimum, 12oz maximum). Lift the water reservoir lid and pour the water into the reservoir. Do not fill past the MAX or below the MIN fill lines. Lower the lid and place your mug on the drip tray
Lift & Place Pod
Lift the handle. Place a K-Cup® pod in the K-Cup® pod holder. Lower the handle completely to close the lid. The brew indicator light will flash to indicate that the brewer is ready. Do not remove the foil lid on the K-Cup® pod.
High Altitude Brewing: While holding the brewer handle up, push down slowly on the K-Cup® pod in the pod holder until the bottom of the K-Cup® pod is punctured by the exit needle.
Brew & Enjoy!
Press the brew button. The brew indicator light will illuminate solid, then begin to pulse while the brewer is heating. After about 2 minutes, the brew indicator light will illuminate solid again and the beverage will begin to dispense. Brewing is complete when the brew indicator light is no longer illuminated. When complete, lift the handle and dispose of the used K-Cup® pod.
CAUTION: While brewing, there is extremely hot water in the K-Cup® pod holder. To avoid injury, do not lift the handle during the brewing process.
Auto Off: Automatically turns your brewer off 90 seconds after the last brew for energy savings.
Cord Storage: Makes transporting your brewer convenient and keeps countertops tidy.
Travel Mug Friendly: Remove the drip tray to accomodate a travel mug.
Caring for your Brewer
Regular cleaning keeps your brewer running smoothly. Always be sure to turn off and unplug your brewer before cleaning.
Keep your Keurig® brewer looking its best by cleaning the exterior from time to time. Just clean with a damp, soapy, lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Never immerse the brewer in water or other liquids.
The drip tray can hold up to 8 ounces of overflow and should be emptied and cleaned occasionally. To remove, slide it toward you, keeping it level to avoid spilling. Rinse and clean with a damp, soapy, lint-free, non-abrasive cloth.
The water reservoir should be cleaned periodically by wiping the inside of the reservoir and underside of the lid with a damp, non-abrasive, lint free cloth. Do not dry the inside of the water reservoir with a cloth as lint may remain. Allow the reservoir to dry completely.
K-Cup® Pod Holder
To remove the K-Cup® pod holder from the brewer, lift the handle and grasp the top of the K-Cup® pod holder with one hand while pushing up on the bottom of the K-Cup® pod holder from underneath with the other until it releases. After cleaning, align the K-Cup® pod holder with the opening using the two front ribs as a guide and snap into place from the top.
CAUTION: There are sharp needles that puncture the K-Cup® pod above the K-Cup® pod holder and in the bottom of the K-Cup® pod holder. To avoid risk of injury, do not put your fingers in the K-Cup® pod holder.
NOTE: Always remove and dispose of the used K-Cup® pod after brewing.
Washing the funnel ensures a fresh beverage experience. The funnel should be washed regularly and can be removed from the K-Cup® pod holder by pulling on it until it pops off. To replace it, orient the snaps to the indent and just snap it back onto the K-Cup® pod holder.
Remove the pod holder assembly and detach the funnel. Locate the exit needle on the inside bottom of the K-Cup® pod holder. Insert a straightened paper clip into the exit needle to loosen any coffee grounds.
Lift the brewer handle and locate the entrance needle on the underside of the lid. To clean both holes in the needle, hold the brewer handle in the upward position and with your other hand, carefully insert a straightened paper clip into both holes. Gently move it around to loosen any coffee grounds. Lower the handle completely and run two water-only brew cycles. Do not insert a K-Cup® pod.
TIP: Refer to support.keurig.com for video instructions on cleaning the entrance/exit needles.
Descaling your Brewer
You should descale your brewer every 3-6 months. Properly follow the descaling procedure.
Depending on the mineral content of your water, calcium deposits or scale may build up in your brewer. Scale is nontoxic but if left unattended can hinder brewer performance. Regularly descaling your brewer every 3-6 months helps maintain the heating element, and other internal parts that come in contact with water. Calcium deposits may build up faster, making it necessary to descale more often.
Before you begin, you will need a large ceramic mug, fresh water, Keurig® Descaling Solution, and access to a sink. Do not use a paper cup. Ensure that there is no beverage pod in the K-Cup® pod holder. Please allow approximately 45 minutes for the descaling procedure.
STEP 1: Cleansing Rinse
Turn on your brewer.
Pour one third (4.6oz) of the Keurig® Descaling Solution into the water reservoir then add fresh water to the 10oz fill level.
Place a large ceramic mug on the drip tray plate.
Lift and lower the handle but do not add a K-Cup® pod.
Press the brew button.
Once solution is dispensed, pour the contents into the sink.
STEP 2: Internal Tank Soak
Repeat step 1, but when the brew indicator light turns solid, press the power button as the brewer starts to dispense.
Let the brewer stand for at least 30 minutes.
Press and hold the brew button until the solution begins to dispense. Continue to hold the button until all of the solution has been dispensed.
Pour the contents of the mug into the sink.
STEP 3: Fresh Water Rinse
Repeat step 1 using 12oz of fresh water only. Do not add Keurig® Descaling Solution. Repeat this step two additional times. You may need to perform additional fresh water rinse cycles if you notice any residual taste.
NOTE: The cleaning action of Keurig® Descaling Solution may result in a “foam” dispensed from the brewer. This is natural, as the solution is reacting with the scale inside. For a brewer that is heavily scaled, the brewer may not fill properly after the descaler is added. If this occurs, you may see only a small or no output dispensed, followed by the sound of air blowing out. If this occurs:
- Turn off and unplug the brewer.
- If there is Keurig® Descaling Solution in the water reservoir, discard the contents, rinse the water reservoir thoroughly and refill with water.
- Plug the brewer back in, power on, and repeat the Step 3 Fresh Water Rinse cycle. The brewer should begin to function normally as the solution is rinsed out and the scale is removed. If problem persists, allow brewer to sit unplugged for at least 30 minutes before continuing with the rinse.
Grounds in Your Coffee
Grounds may have gathered in the exit or entrance needles and can be cleaned using a straightened paper clip or similar tool.
- Clean the exit needle of the K-Cup® pod holder. Refer to the Exit Needle care instructions.
- Clean the brewer entrance needle. Refer to the Entrance Needle care instructions.
Brewer Will Not Brew
- A minimum of 6oz of water is required to brew. Add an additional 2oz of water to the reservoir to ensure the minimum fill level has been met, then press the brew button. Repeat until the brewer begins to dispense.
Brewing a Partial Cup
- Press the power button. Press and hold the brew button for 5 seconds until all of the water has been dispensed. Discard the contents into the sink. Press the power button to restart.
- The exit needle may be clogged. Refer to the Exit Needle care instructions.
- Clean the K-Cup® Pod Holder, see K-Cup® Pod Holder care instructions.
- The brewer may need to be descaled. If you have repeated the descale procedure on your brewer two times and it is still only brewing a partial cup, contact Customer Service.
Brewer Does Not Have Power or Shuts Off
- Make sure that the power button has been turned on.
- Plug brewer into its own grounded outlet. If the electric circuit is overloaded with other appliances, your brewer may not function properly. The brewer should be operated on its own circuit, separate from other appliances.
- For energy savings, the brewer automatically turns off 90 seconds after the last brew. Press the power button to restart.
- If the brewer still doesn’t have power, contact Customer Service.
Water quality varies greatly. If you notice an undesirable taste in your beverage (such as chlorine or mineral tastes), we recommend using bottled or filtered water. Do not use distilled water.
Beyond these recommended cleaning and maintenance procedures, this brewer is not user serviceable. For service, please refer to the Warranty section of this guide.
Empty the water reservoir before storing or transporting and take care to ensure that you store your brewer in a safe and frost free environment. When you prepare to use it after storage, we recommend rinsing the water reservoir with fresh water and descaling the brewer as detailed in the Descaling your Brewer section.
If you plan to move your brewer to a different location, turn the brewer off, unplug it, and empty the water reservoir. If your brewer has been in an environment below freezing, please be sure to let it warm to room temperature for at least 2 hours before using.
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Why did you change the shape of the Keurig K-Mini single serve coffee maker?
We have updated the K-Mini coffee maker with a new, sleek design. At less than 5” wide, the K-Mini coffee maker is our slimmest coffee maker.
What type of pods are compatible with the Keurig K-Mini coffee maker?
The K-Mini coffee maker brews Keurig K-Cup pods. It does not brew K-Carafe pods, K-Mug pods, Vue pods, or Rivo pods.
Can I use the My K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filter with the Keurig K-Mini coffee maker?
Yes, the K-Mini coffee maker is compatible with the Keurig My K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filter.
Does the K-Mini coffee maker have auto-off?
Yes, the Keurig K-Mini coffee maker will automatically turn off 90 seconds after the last brew.
an I adjust the size of my beverage with the Keurig K-Mini single serve coffee maker?
Yes, the K-Mini coffee maker brews any cup size between 6-12oz depending on how much water you pour into the reservoir.
What’s the big difference between the mini and the mini plus?
In addition to the features of the K-Mini coffee maker, the K-Mini Plus coffee maker has pod storage, a removable water reservoir, a strong feature, and a premium metallic finish.
Will the 9-pod holder from the Mini Plus fit this machine, also?
The pod holder that comes with the K-Mini Plus does fit on the K-Mini brewer.
Since Keurig coffee is so weak, I like to use just 4 oz of water. Is this possible with this machine?
No, the K-Mini coffee maker does not brew 4ounces of water. The minimum it will brew is 6 ounces.
Does it have three prongs?
The K-Mini coffee maker is manufactured with a 3 prong plug.
Can it brew regular coffee?
Yes, but you have to purchase a My K Cup Reusable Coffee Filter.
Will 7 1/4” travel mug fit?
Don’t think so… the available space is about 6 3/4 inches. You might remove the perforated overflow base and eeek out enough room for your travel mug, but at best it will be tight
Why can i not return this item? received it this past sunday and i found it cheaper at target?
It’s not from amazon
What are the watts?
The K-Mini coffee maker uses 1470 watts during preheating. After preheating complete, it only uses 10-15 watts.
Can we use for nescafé dolce gusto coffee capsules ?
The K-Mini Plus Coffee Maker is compatible with K-Cup Pods.
Where can i purchase the filter for using ground coffee?
The K-Mini Coffee Maker is compatible with the Keurig My K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filter which can be used with your own ground coffee. Most retailers that carry the Keurig coffee maker will also carry the reusable filter.
Can you use standard k cups?
Yes, you can use any standard k cup.