The K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker is one of the bestselling products offered by Keurig, an American company that manufacturers beverage brewing systems for both home and commercial use. When you want to enjoy a rich and creamy cup of coffee with the perfect aroma and taste, without too much hassle, programmable coffee makers are the best bet.
Today we will review the K55 by Keurig and try to find out what makes the unit so popular.
When we looked at the K55 coffee maker, we were impressed by the external structure of the unit. It looks sturdy and durable.
By the very look of the coffee maker, you can tell that this product comes from the house of an industry leader. No wonder the line of products offered by Keurig have created their own niche in the market.
The coffee maker is easy to use, with a control panel at the top that includes simple to understand options. There are five different buttons and they are ‘Add Water’, ‘Descale’, ‘Heating’, ‘Auto Off’ and ‘Power Button’.
The cup holder space is adequate enough to accommodate different sizes of K-cups. So, users get the option to choose from three different convenient brew sizes such as 6, 8 and 10 ounces. You can enjoy various types of beverages such as tea, coffee, hot cocoa and more, with just a simple touch of the button.
We were also impressed with the large capacity (48 oz.) water reservoir that allows you to brew more than six cups of coffee without having to refill. Thus, it saves time and ensures that you have a cup of coffee at your disposal no matter what time of the day. The water reservoir can be easily removed and refilled with convenience.
The descaling option is one of the most important features of the Keurig brewer and it comes handy when cleaning the coffee maker. It allows you to get rid of the scale or calcium deposits that are accumulated over time.
The auto-off functionality can be easily programmed to turn off the coffee maker automatically if the unit has been idle for two hours. This helps to save energy.
The K55 coffee maker allows you to brew your favorite beverage just the way you like it. You can choose from a plethora of K-Cup pod varieties from different brands you like such as Starbucks, Green Mountain Coffee, Lipton and so on.
While we won’t call the Keurig K55 a very compact coffee maker, it does not take up a lot of counter space. It works perfect for singles living in small apartments, dorm halls and so on.
The coffee maker unit comes with a one-year limited warranty however you will need to keep the invoice to claim your warranty benefits such as free service or repair facility. In some cases, you may even get a replacement from Keurig because the company stands behind its products.
Features of the Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker
- Measures 9.8 x 13.3 x 13 inches
- Weighs 12 pounds
- Reusable Coffee Filter
- Brew sizes: 6, 8, 10 oz.
- Button controls
- Indicator lights
- Auto-off after 90 mins
- You can use K-cups of any brand for this coffee maker
- The unit allows you to grind fresh coffee
- It has a large water reservoir to give you over 6 cups of coffee
- The unit is easy to clean and maintain
- The options are easy to understand and operate
- The drip tray is easily removable and it can be cleaned with a damp cloth
- The unit turns off automatically 90 minutes after the last cup has been brewed
- It is easy to set up by following the instructions provided in the manual
- You get great taste and a perfect aroma every single time
- Water boils quickly and you have coffee ready within minutes
- Serves different types of coffee for people with different tastes
- It can be noisy when the water reservoir is filled up
- The model does not come with a storage drawer so you’ll have to buy that separately
- There are no options for managing brew strength
We compared the K55 with the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker and found that it offers almost the same features and benefits. In fact, the Hamilton Beach coffee maker allows you to choose brew strength options which are not available in K55.
The water reservoir capacity of the K55 is more than the product in comparison and costs nearly double the price of the Hamilton Beach coffee maker.
The Classic Keurig K-Cup is a well-built coffee maker with smart options and it complements all types of décor. Given the fact that it comes from a reputed brand, we did not find any complaints with the construction quality and make. Users can make different types of beverages and enjoy different brewing capacities with this unit.
We feel the Classic Keurig K-Cup is perfect for those who have an extended family and everyone has a different preference for his cup of coffee.
Although we feel the K55 is slightly more expensive than competitor products, at the end of the day most people don’t mind paying extra for a high quality and durable product. More than anything else, the coffee maker is easy to set up and it can give you one or many cups of hot steaming coffee any time you demand.
It requires low maintenance, and cleaning it once in a while will keep the unit good for long. Overall, we feel it does its job well and makes a good buy for those who can afford it.