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Keurig: Special filtered water?

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Does the Keurig need a filtered water?

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rosie031322427192.63723 PostsRegistered 10/30/2007

i know if you have well water like we do you need to buy distilled water, it is a 1.00 a gallon at kmart etc. i don't know about city water

queendiva1322427452.8973375 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

I use water from my Brita pitcher in my Keurig. I want to prolong the life of my machine, and that is an easy way to do it. My local water supply is very hard/ full of minerals that will kill the heating element.

sue521322427682.9531228 PostsRegistered 11/8/2004

Ok, I have a Brita too. Thanks!

gigot1322427691.5675299 PostsRegistered 10/22/2010

You need DISTILLED water or else it will damage it. Trust me,I know and the rep at the company will tell you that and also to avoid using the hot cocoa for longevity. Told the same thing by these coffee guys who service corporate machine accounts so I think I would believe them. Wish I had known, another gimmick. By the way, used a Brita and had the same effect-damaged heating element and my water is not hard or full of minerals. DISTILLED water for longevity.

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neineih1322429224.037836 PostsRegistered 6/19/2011
On 11/27/2011 gigot said:

You need DISTILLED water or else it will damage it. Trust me,I know and the rep at the company will tell you that and also to avoid using the hot cocoa for longevity. Told the same thing by these coffee guys who service corporate machine accounts so I think I would believe them. Wish I had known, another gimmick. By the way, used a Brita and had the same effect-damaged heating element and my water is not hard or full of minerals. DISTILLED water for longevity.

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We have Keurig's in our office at the Hospital, most of the department offices have them. Our rep has never told us to use distilled water, or suggested any restrictions. My SO has 2 of the machines at home and uses tap water, no problems.

Boomerjo1322429959.2371445 PostsRegistered 11/29/2004Indiana
On 11/27/2011 gigot said:

You need DISTILLED water or else it will damage it. Trust me,I know and the rep at the company will tell you that and also to avoid using the hot cocoa for longevity. Told the same thing by these coffee guys who service corporate machine accounts so I think I would believe them. Wish I had known, another gimmick. By the way, used a Brita and had the same effect-damaged heating element and my water is not hard or full of minerals. DISTILLED water for longevity.

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I have hard water and get the bottled water refills at the grocery and pay .29 to fill my own bottles. Never had a problem with my brewer that was bought in 2008. Just updating to get the quiet brewer.

Boomerjo1322430150.7831445 PostsRegistered 11/29/2004Indiana
On 11/27/2011 sue52 said:

Does the Keurig need a filtered water?

This one has a filter you can use to use tap water. HTH

gigot1322430240.6575299 PostsRegistered 10/22/2010
On 11/27/2011 neineih said:
On 11/27/2011 gigot said:

You need DISTILLED water or else it will damage it. Trust me,I know and the rep at the company will tell you that and also to avoid using the hot cocoa for longevity. Told the same thing by these coffee guys who service corporate machine accounts so I think I would believe them. Wish I had known, another gimmick. By the way, used a Brita and had the same effect-damaged heating element and my water is not hard or full of minerals. DISTILLED water for longevity.

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We have Keurig's in our office at the Hospital, most of the department offices have them. Our rep has never told us to use distilled water, or suggested any restrictions. My SO has 2 of the machines at home and uses tap water, no problems.


Call Keurig. Eventually, and sooner than later,you will have issues with this,trust me. The corporate accounts usually are using distilled water anyway or have supreme filtering systems close to it with water coming into the building. Besides, it's a tax write-off and no big sweat for the coffee dudes as they switch the machines on a regular basis and have them serviced. Hey, your choice and $$$;I think the warranty is good for a year. No reason to make up stories;just telling it as it happened.

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