When you wake up in the morning, there’s nothing like a fresh cup of your favorite coffee to start the day off right. However, maybe you don’t want a whole pot of coffee because you don’t have time to finish the whole thing and it would be a crime to waste all that extra coffee!
So, what do you do to get your java fix without worrying about wasting what you don’t drink? A single serve coffee brewing system like the Keurig K575 Coffee Maker Single Serve 2.0 Brewing System may be the very thing you need.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the coffee maker, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the coffee maker had to say about their overall experience with it. Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this unit is something you should consider purchasing for your own kitchen!
Keurig has been a well-known name among the single serve coffee makers for a long time now. The machines are able to brew the perfect amount of coffee just the way you like it, each and every time. With the K575 version, you can choose just how much coffee you want (or need), as the device can use K-cup pods that go up to 12 ounces of brewed coffee, K-Mug pods that go up to 18 ounces of brewed coffee, or K-Carafe pods that go up to 30 ounces of brewed coffee.
Notable features of the Keurig K575 Coffee Maker Single Serve 2.0 Brewing System include:
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that 59% had great things to say about the coffee maker and left 4 or 5-star reviews. Of these reviews, people commented on how much more convenient this model is in comparison to previous versions. One customer said that they enjoyed how easy the touch screen menu is to use.
Several customers have said that they enjoy this model because you’re able to make single cups of coffee, but when they need (or want) more, they can pop in a K-Carafe pod and make more. One customer has said that because of that feature, the coffee machine is a hit in an office setting where there are multiple drinkers or they need fresh coffee in time for a meeting.
We should note that in the positive reviews, customers have sprinkled their reviews with helpful “tips” to make the coffee maker work. For example, you can get around having to use K-cup brand cups by “tricking” the machine by changing labels. Another “trick” to fix how the machine dispenses, this trick involved filling the silicone sphere with water and forcing the machine to go in a cleansing mode.
So what did the remaining 41% of customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? Many of these customers felt that this model was a step backward when compared to previous models. Several customers have said that the coffee maker stops working because the coffee grounds have a tendency to get stuck in the upper needle. Other customers have said that the coffee maker tends to break only after a few uses.
Some of these malfunctions include water leaking after each cup of coffee that is made, water stopped filtering through the machine, and a less important but notable complaint was that the touch screen menu stopped working. One customer even mentioned that every cup of coffee they make has a strong plastic taste, which obviously is not a desirable flavor for coffee.
Coffee, for many people, is the life’s blood that gets them moving in the morning—without it they feel sluggish and cranky. So naturally, investing in a good quality coffee maker is probably one of the very first appliances any caffeine lover buys when they get their own place.
The real question is what makes for a good coffee maker? Presumably, one that makes great coffee consistently. If you’re only making a small amount of coffee, a single serve coffee maker may be the best choice for you.
The Keurig K575 Coffee Maker Single Serve 2.0 Brewing System is a sleek machine that will look great on any kitchen or office space. It’s features a sophisticated touch screen menu that allows you to customize the amount of coffee it brews (up to 30 ounces if you use a K-Carafe pod), but also the desired strength of said coffee. Priced at just under $180, it seems like this would be an incredible steal.
However, when we look at the customer reviews, we see that the general census is that this coffee maker is mediocre at best. 59% rave about the usefulness of the machine and how convenient it is, but the remaining 41% point out the many problems they have had with the machine. Some of those problems include coffee grounds getting clogged in the upper needle, the water not flowing properly, and even a foul plastic flavor in the coffee after a brew.
We wouldn’t feel comfortable recommending this coffee maker as one you should run out and get right away. Sure, it has its benefits like being able to control how much coffee you make and how strong it is. But, are you willing to spend almost $200 on a machine that may or may not work after the 5th cup of coffee has been made? Probably not. For this reason (among the previous complaints customers have had), we feel this particular machine should be skipped.