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My Keurig doesn't make the coffee hot enough!

Started 1290541646.773 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1290895339.043 by shamalamadingdong5

I love my small Keurig for the convenience of only having to make one cup at a time. However, the coffee is not hot enough. Does it hurt to fill the tank with hot water instead of the cold? Why is cold water always recommended? I am wondering if hot water in some way distorts the individual flavors! Does anyone else have this problem with the Keurig coffee makers? I invariably always have to put my coffee cup in the micro-wave for about 30 seconds every time that I brew a cup, which is just one more hassle!

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closetQVCg­irl1290542090.061280 PostsRegistered 3/18/2009

Do you put lots of milk or cream in it? Mine makes very hot coffee, so I don't think yours is working well if it comes out just warm. Can you return it and see if the new one is the same?

The only other suggestion would be to get a bigger model and try that -- maybe the small one does make it differently -- anybody know?

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Nunu4u1290542540.458756 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

Call Keurig, I think there is something you can do to raise the temperature.

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faeriemoon21290542902.5576583 PostsRegistered 1/7/2009

There really aren't any drip pots that make coffee hot enough IMO. If you want hot, you perk!

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yahooey1290542968.7674942 PostsRegistered 7/9/2010
Did you set the temp to the hottest setting? My highest is not boiling but pretty darn hot and then with milk, it does get a bit cooler. If you the the reservoir, the water sitting in there will cool. I never cook with hot water. It is always cold first. Same with making tea or coffee.

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CLEM1290544507.6612576 PostsRegistered 9/1/2008PA

I got the small individual Keurig and must say the coffee is very hot until I put my Half & Half in. But it's still hot. I use cold water.

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Lynneuk1290551413.098614 PostsRegistered 11/3/2006

What I do is heat up about a 1/2 cup of milk for one minute in a huge mug. Then I brew my coffee onto my milk. It is really hot and like a latte.

I use the kona blend extra bold so it isn't diluted too much by the milk.


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BAGGIRL1290555105.07955 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010Massachusetts

I have the Platinum brewer and I have it set at the hottest temp. It brews very hot. Creamer does bring the temp down quite a bit.

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Ripley1091290894658.2279346 PostsRegistered 2/1/2006

Read your manual. Some of the newer versions you can change the temperature.....That being said, I've read a lot of complaints about the Keurig coffee not being hot enough. I must have gotten used to it, I don't feel that way anymore.....I do notice, however, that by the time I'm finishing the cup, the last bit is cold.....

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TrackerGal1290894754.7223626 PostsRegistered 8/7/2007

You have to start with very cold water.

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shamalamad­ingdong51290895339.043313 PostsRegistered 2/12/2008
I do pretty much the same as Lynneuk. I heat my milk and sugar first in the microwave then I add coffee. DH doesn't bother. He thinks it's plenty hot the way it is.

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