How to get hot water from Keurig?

Getting hot water for tea bags or cocoa, hot chocolate, instant soups, oatmeal, and other things might be troublesome unless you have a water kettle. But having extra kitchen appliances for the special purpose of heating water may not be worth it in terms of counter space in your kitchen and Cost.

But how about using a Keurig as a water kettle? Keurig coffee makers are one of the most convenient ways of getting hot water for hot beverages. Now, the question arises How to get hot water from Keurig? 

All Keurig machines dispense hot water. Only Keurig K-Elite has a special button for getting hot water for all other models you need to simply lift and then close the head without inserting a K-cup pod and start brewing like you normally do while brewing coffee.

how to get just hot water from Keurig?

As mentioned earlier, all Keurig models dispense hot water whether they have a hot water-on-demand function or lack this feature. If you know how to use the Keurig coffee machine, then using your Keurig machine as a water kettle is not difficult at all.

Keurig model with hot water button | Keurig K-elite

With the release of more than 50 different Keurig models, Keurig only offers one model available with a water button- that is Keurig K-Elite.

Now let’s see how you can get hot water with Keurig K-Elite hot water function.

  1. Fill the water reservoir with drinking water.
  2. Turn on the power supply, and Keurig preheats the water within 3 minutes.
  3. Press the hot water button- available only in Keurig k-Elite. This unique feature makes this model distinct from other Keurig models.
  4. Choose desired cup size. All the Cup sizes buttons will start blinking. K-Elite has options for five different cup sizes, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 ounces. So you can choose which one you like according to your desired preference.
  5. So, now wait until the hot water starts coming from the machine.

Read a detailed review of Keurig K elite

Keurig model without hot water button

If you don’t have Keurig K- Elite, it doesn’t mean that you just can’t get hot water. You can get hot water with any Keurig model. Let’s see how you can do it.

  1. Fill the water reservoir with drinking water.
  2. Plug in the machine. Press the power button. Once the green light goes up, Keurig will automatically heat water within 3 minutes.
  3. This is the most important step in getting hot water. These tricks work for all Keurig models having no on-demand hot water function. Open and close the lid without inserting the K-cup pod.
  4. Choose the cup size according to your desired preference. You can select a cup size available between 4 to 12 ounces.
  5. You will get the hot water in less than a minute

Still confused? Now let’s look at different Keurig models and see how you can get hot water with them.

Hot water from Keurig K-café

  1. Fill the water reservoir with water and switch on the machine.
  2. Open and close the lid without inserting the K-cup pod.
  3. Coffee, latte, and Cappuccino buttons will start blinking
  4. Press the coffee button and select your desired cup size
  5. Finally, press the blinking brew button.

Also read: Keurig K Cafe review

Hot water from Keurig K-mini & K-mini plus

  1. Add about 6-12 ounces of water into the Water Reservoir
  2. Open and close the lid without inserting the K-cup pod
  3. Press the brew button (the big K logo at the top) to begin
  4. Brew light pulse for 2 minutes while the machine is heating up.
  5. The brew indicator light starts flashing, indicating that the brewer is ready to dispense hot water
  6. When the light becomes solid, Keurig starts dispensing hot water

Also Read: Keurig Mini Plus review

Hot water from Keurig k-select, K-classic, k-compact

  1. Turn the machine on and wait until it heats the water.
  2. Open and close the lid without inserting the K-cup pod.
  3. Select desired cup size (6, 8, 10, or 12 Oz according to your preference)
  4. You will get the hot water within 2 minutes.

Also read: Keurig K Classic review

Hot water from Keurig K Duo & K-Duo plus

  1. Turn the machine on.
  2. Lift the handle and close the lid without inserting the K-cup pod.
  3. Pod & carafe button starts blinking
  4. Press the pod button & choose your desired cup size.
  5. Press the brew button, and the machine starts dispensing hot water.

Read a detailed review of Keurig K Duo Plus

Hot water from Keurig K-Supreme& K-supreme plus

  1. Turn the machine on
  2. Lift the handle and close the lid without inserting the K-cup pod.
  3. Five brew sizes will start blinking. Select desired cup size and press the brew button
  4. The machine starts dispensing hot water.

Read the difference between Keurig supreme and supreme Plus

Hot water from Keurig K-slim

  1. Lift and close the lid without inserting a K-cup pod.
  2. Select the cup size (8,10,12 according to your preference)
  3. Press the brew button; the machine will start dispersing water.

How to get hot water from Keurig 2.0?

To dispense hot water from Keurig 2.0 K 500, you need to do the following:

  • Lift the handle and close the lid without inserting the K-cup pod.
  • the machine allows the option to dispense 6 ounces of hot water
  • Press the brew button, and the machine starts dispensing water.

To dispense hot water from Keurig 2.0 k 200, you need to do the following:

  • Lift the handle and close it without inserting the K-cup pod.
  • The display will say Dispense hot water.
  • Press continue and select your desired cup size and press the brew button.

how hot is water from a Keurig?

Keurig heats the water up to a maximum temperature of 89° C (192° F), which is less than the boiling temperature of water: 100° C (212° F). However, 89° C (192° F) (maximum temperature of Keurig) is optimal for brewing hot coffee, chocolates, and tea.

What to do if Keurig is not dispensing hot water? Reasons and solution

If your Keurig water is not hot enough or your coffee is below 170 degrees Fahrenheit, there are several reasons why Keurig does not dispense hot water.

1)Mineral buildup inside the machine

One of the most prominent reasons why Keurig does not dispense hot water is the limescale buildup inside the machine. If these minerals are left unattended, the buildup decreases the heating efficiency of the machine.

The ultimate solution is to descale your Keurig machine as descaling clears mineral buildup inside the machine. It is recommended to descale your Keurig machine once every 3 to 6 months, or more often if you are using hard water.

2)The heating element is not working.

Sometimes heating elements inside the machine may lose conductivity and no longer produce heat in your Keurig. This is more likely to occur over time due to wear and tear or might be due to a short circuit caused by water spillage.

To deal with this, it is recommended to contact Keurig customer service support to seek professional support. Your machine might need a defective part replacement; in this scenario, you can find them on Amazon, which is highly cost-effective.

What to do if hot water from Keurig tastes like coffee or looks brownish?

If hot water from your Keurig machine tastes like coffee or looks brownish, then your machine needs cleaning/descaling. The ultimate solution is to use a Keurig rinse pod, as it helps in removing coffee residue or other mineral buildups inside the machine.

Citric acid can also be used as a descaling agent as it has no odor and act fast to remove any mineral residue buildup inside the machine.

Also, clean the pod holder and the entrance and exit needles of your Keurig machine properly. Because dried-up grounds in the needles can give your hot water a slight coffee taste.

Frequently Asked Question

Is Keurig Water Hot Enough For Tea?

Yes. Keurig water is quite hot enough for hot tea. Keurig produces water at roughly 192 degrees Fahrenheit, which is ideal for a hot cup of tea. However, it is dependent on the particular tea type and what you want to brew.

CAN YOU PUT HOT WATER IN KEURIG?

Yes, you can, but it is not recommended at all. The reason is Keurig water tank is made of plastic, which is neither insulted nor heated, so the added hot water will become cold quickly.
Keurig has a built-in heating element with a preset temperature to brew coffee. So, adding hot water to your coffee has little to no influence on the temperature of the coffee.

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