Keurig Single Cup Coffee Maker Review

Cappuccino, hot cocoa, tea or coffee whatever may be your favorite beverage, you can brew them all in a single machine; that too with a push of a single button using this Keurig single cup coffee maker.

The Keurig brewers are manufactured by the American company Keurig Green Mountain, which has its headquarter in Waterbury, Vermont. They are leading manufacturers of single-serve coffee containers popularly known as K-cup pods.

However, this particular model of Keurig, Keurig k55 is compatible with K-pods and pods not made by Keurig also. You can even use ground coffee. This heavily versatile machine is sure to be your best buddy in the morning no matter whether you prefer drinking coffee, tea or cocoa; this Keurig k55 single-cup coffee maker can brew them all for you with just a push of single button.

Pros

  • Easy to use with one-touch operation.
  • Indicator lights to guide through the brewing process.
  • The reusable filter of Keurig k55 allows you to use loose ground or Keurig coffee pods. You can use pods that are not made by Keurig also.
  • Versatile – Keurig K55 can be used to brew hot cocoa, tea or just normal coffee.
  • Detachable 48 ounces water reservoir allows brewing several cups before having to refill.
  • Auto off functionality.
  • Removable drip tray allows for travel mug or larger cups.

Cons

  • The Keurig K55 doesn’t feature descaling option. You need to manually clean it.
  • Keurig K55 is not programmable.

Technical Specification

Product dimension9.8 x 13.3 x 13 inches
Weight12 pounds
Manufacturer Keurig
ColourComes in 4 different colours – Black, Blue, Coconut white, Rhubarb
Origin USA
MaterialPlastic
Warranty1 Year

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Keurig single cup coffee maker review in detail

Price

Keurig K55 is one of the best budget coffee makers. You can prepare tea, hot cocoa or just normal coffee using this single machine. So, spending $75 (at the time of writing) is definitely a wise choice. You can even select brew size – 6, 8 or 10 oz.
I like the reusable filter of Keurig k55 that gives its users flexibility to use Keurig coffee pods or loose coffee grounds. This Keurig single cup coffee maker is a great value for money. This Keurig coffee machine with one touch simplicity and an auto-off option that is also under $100 definitely falls into the list of the ‘must buy’ coffee makers.

Coffee taste

Keurig coffee can hardly go wrong. The Keurig single cup coffee maker brews delicious coffee is simple and quick in operation and most interestingly, you can choose from multiple flavors. Keurig K55 is compatible with pods not made by Keurig also.

Not only pods, loose coffee grounds can also be used in Keurig K55 coffee brewer. If you are using loose coffee grounds, the taste may not be the same and you may need to experiment with the coarseness and quantity of coffee ground to be used to get the coffee of your taste.

Your morning coffee brewing will be more fun and interesting since you can experiment a lot with Keurig K55 at home.If you are one among those who prefer to ‘kiss a lot of toads before kissing a prince”, then the Keurig K55 is ideal for you. There are hundreds of flavors to choose from. In fact, you can buy the variety sampler pack that contains k-pods for coffee, tea, cocoa, cappuccino along with this versatile Keurig coffee machine. You may like some of them and may not like the few. But it definitely widens your taste bud:-)

Ease of use

Keurig coffee machines are famous for their hassle free operation and the K55 is no exception for that tradition. The 48 oz water reservoir is detachable and provides enough water for 4-5 8oz cups. Thus, it saves you from the trouble of refilling.

Keurig k55 is very easy and simple to use. All you have to do is to fill the water reservoir and plug in the machine. Press the power switch. Wait until the water heats up.  There are separate indicator lights for ‘add water’ and ‘heating’ (see the pic)

Now, place a Keurig coffee pod (or loose ground according to your choice) and select the capacity of the cup. You can see, in the above picture, the different cup options available.Press the desired cup size. Place the favorite coffee mug on the drip tray and coffee will come out in no time.

You can also see the one more button on Keurig k55; that is – Auto off button.To set this option, press the Auto off button and a green light indicator will illuminate. Once the auto off button is enabled, the machine turns off 2 hours after the final brew. To disable this option simply press the auto off button and the green auto off light will be turned off.

Brew time

The Keurig k55 does not take much time to brew your favorite drink. Depending on the size of the cup you have selected, it takes 30 seconds to a minute. Is it not fast enough?!

After the first cup, the second cup takes much lesser time, since the water is already hot. Only the cold start, i.e., the first cup takes less than two minutes.

Coffee maker design

I think the engineers of Keurig k55 have planned this product well. First of all, I like the detachable water reservoir. It is easy to clean and refill. The reservoir holds up to 48 ounces of water. That means you can brew 4 to keurig single cup coffee maker reviews5 8oz cup of coffee without the need of refilling.

This Keurig single cup coffee maker keurig single cup coffee maker reviewsfeatures detachable drip tray. Based on the size of the cup you have selected, you can accommodate small, medium or large sized cup.

The Keurig k55 also features some of the necessary features like Cup size selector for different people with different caffeine appetite and auto off feature.

There is a green light indicator telling ‘add water’ in case you have forgotten to add water in the reservoir and the ‘descaling’ indicator informs you when your machine needs a deep cleaning.

Durability

The Keurig k55 is mostly made of plastic material. However, the unit looks quite strong. There are customers using the single unit for many years without any breakdowns. I am using it only from past few months and so, I can not talk mush about the durability part. The Keurig k55 comes with one year warranty.

Appearance

I like the look and feel of Keurig k55. Even the green light indicators for ‘heating’, ‘add water’ etc are pretty nice to look.

It comes in 4 different colors – black, coconut white, blue and rhubarb. Whatever color you chose, this elegantly designed coffee maker is definitely a nice piece of kitchen appliance to have on your kitchen countertop.

Our verdict

With the Amazon’s ‘best-seller’ status, the Keurig K55 combines ease-of-use, solid build quality, and perfect coffee taste, in a single machine.

For a small family especially working couple, the Keurig K55 would be our top recommendation. It brews great tasting coffee, is simple and easy to use and you can choose from multiple flavors and different cup size.

It even offers the flexibility to use Keurig coffee pods and pods that are not made by Keurig and loose coffee grounds. So, own it and experiment with it.

In short, if you want a convenient setting where people frequently have the need to make some drink – may be – coffee, tea, cocoa or cappuccino according to their choice, in their preferred cup size then Keurig k55 is your go to product.

If you prefer bigger cups, then go for Keurig K475 or Keurig K575, as they are compatible with K-Carafe Pods and K-Mugs and brew size is 30oz.

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