Forgive me if this has been beaten to death; thanks to forum search rules, I can't search for "my k cup" because the words are too short... And it's my first post
My wife and I have been through 3 Keurig machines in the last 7 years or so (we can't quite remember how long it's been). We started with the one-cup-size (B40?) that we ordered from Keurig. That one died after about 2-1/2 years and we got the 2-cup-size "Elite" at Target. That one died after about the same amount of time, and we replaced it with the Elite again. And it is now starting to die - inconsistent cup sizes, taking a LONG time to brew, etc.
We have been using the My K-Cup and coffee we buy and grind locally for almost the entire time we've owned Keurig brewers. We have the latest version of that, and we grind our coffee at the largest grind available where we shop, based on Keurig customer support's recommendation.
I really don't understand why they're failing - seems like a coffee maker should last longer than 2-3 years. I'm hesitant to buy another Keurig machine, and don't want to spend 200 bucks to get the Cuisinart Keurig with a 3 year warranty.
I don't think the problem is scale - we always, always, use distilled water that we buy at the grocery store. There has probably been less than 3 gallons of "regular" water through all of our machines put together since we bought Keurig #1. When the de-scale light comes on (why does it come on with distilled water, anyway?), I'll do the de-scale procedure, even though there shouldn't be any mineral deposits in the machine.
So, I have to wonder, if using the My K-Cup somehow shortens the life span of the machine. Maybe it causes too much back pressure and kills the pumps?
Anyway, I'm frustrated, and dread the morning that's coming soon, when there's no coffee.