Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker Review

Keurig K55
Keurig K55

Waking up in the morning for a busy day filled with work and family obligations, the last thing you want to do is waiting before you can have your first cup of coffee. With a regular drip coffee maker you need to wait for the entire pot to be ready, but luckily there are ways to quickly get that one cup of coffee before you tear down the house. The Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker is one of those solutions.

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Description | Coffee Making ProcessFilters | WaterBrewing Time | Controls | How To clean | Warranty | Features | Dimensions | PowerPros | Cons | Consumer Reviews | Price | Conclusion

Description Of The Keurig K55

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Real coffee addicts, ahum coffee lovers, are going to enjoy this machine. It’s loaded with features that will make your day to day coffee drinking much easier. One of the top features that people love is that it has a large reservoir. That means that you can enjoy more than one cup of coffee before you have to refill the reservoir. When you’re trying to get everyone and everything ready to get out of the door on time, this definitely is a time (and life) saver.

The reservoir will hold up to 48 ounces of water . The reservoir is removable, which also helps in reducing the spills that you usually have with the unremovable reservoirs.

Another great feature is de removable drip tray. With the tray you can easily fit in average or large coffee mugs, without it you have room for oversized cups and the big travel mugs. That way you can fill up a travel mug to take with you on your way out the door.

This machine also has the automatic shut off feature. When you have this feature, there’s no more wondering if you left the coffee maker on while you’re away from home. It will turn itself off – saving you both the worry and the hassle once you set the button.

With the Keurig K55, you’re not stuck with one brew size. You can easily choose the ounces you want in your serving. The available options are the 6, 8 or the 10 ounce size. This can be used for coffee or beverages like hot cocoa or tea.

Just press the button and the machine will get to work. These button controls are easy to use and they also have indicator lights. This will allow you to be able to follow the process to make the beverages.

The indicators on the machine are for the add water selection, to descale the machine, for the heating process and for the auto off. There is also a separate power button.

When you’re ready to make a cup of coffee, keep in mind that the smaller sizes will give you the strongest coffee. So if you like it strong, then select the 6 ounce option for your cup of coffee. Using the machine is easy. All you have to do is put in the pod, choose what size you want and start.

How To Make Your Coffee With The Keurig K55 Single Serve Coffee Maker

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Before you make your first cup of coffee with the Keurig K55, you need to prepare it. Make sure that you removed all the adhesive tape on the machine and plug the cord in a grounded outlet.

Then you remove the water reservoir by gently lifting it up and away from the machine. Before you fill the reservoir with water that you can use, you should wash it a few times under a faucet. That way you don’t have to worry about anything affecting the taste of your coffee. Fill the reservoir up to the fill line that you see on the side.

Place the reservoir back into the unit and make sure that the lock tabs are locked onto the reservoir before you put the lid back. Before you make a cup of coffee you can enjoy, you should do a cleansing “brew” first. Wait for the water to heat up, place a mug at the bottom and press a cup size. Throw away the water that comes out.

Once you’re ready (and in the future you can start at this point) you choose the coffee you want to try. There are a lot of different K-cup blends so it’s very likely you’ll find a few you’ll enjoy. Do NOT remove the foil lid of the cups, the Keurig machine will perforate the lid and removing it will cause problems.

Place the K-cup in the center of the unit. Close the lid and wait till the machine is ready to brew. Place your mug on the drip tray and choose your desired coffee size.

Wait for your coffee to drip to your mug. Enjoy!

Filters

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You do not need any coffee or water filters with this brewer. For your personal choice of coffee, you can purchase the My K-cup reusable filter.

Water

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It is recommended that you use filtered or bottled water. This will give you the perfect taste in coffee.

Brewing Time Of The Keurig K55

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It takes around 2 minutes for the water to heat. After that it’s just a few seconds to fill your cup with the resulting coffee.

Controls

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The machine works with manual push button options. You also have LED indicators that show you on which step of the process you are.

Keurig K55 Cleaning And Maintenance

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The video below shows you how you should clean your Keurig coffee maker.

Warranty

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There is a one year guarantee under normal household use.

You can contact the manufacturer by phone or by email 7 days a week, however refunds are and replacements are handled by the seller.

In case there is a problem with your drip tray or the K-cup holder, there are replacements part available. However, it’s recommended that you first contact the manufacturer’s help line in case you need a different solution.

Features Of The Keurig K55

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  • Brews coffee, tea, hot cocoa, specialty, and iced beverages
  • Brews 6 oz., 8 oz., and 10 oz. sizes
  • Always ready and brews in under a minute
  • Removable 48 oz. Water Reservoir
  • Programmable Auto Off feature
  • Indicator lights
  • Removable Drip Tray
  • Compatible with My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter

Dimensions Of The Keurig K55

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Width: 9.8 in

Depth: 13.3 in

Height: 13 in

Weight: 12lbs

Cord: I have found different information on the lenght of the power cord, going from 14 inches up to 36 inches.

Power

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Max Power Consumption: 1500 W

Voltage: 120 V

Frequency: 60 Hz

The Keurig K55 can be programmed to shut off when inactive for more than 90 seconds.

Pros

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  • easy to operate single cup coffee maker
  • easy to clean
  • wide variety of K-cups
  • the My K-cup reusable filter gives you the option to brew your favorite coffee
  • brew different beverages besides coffee
  • 3 different sizes to choose from
  • programmable energy saving mode
  • removable 48 oz water reservoir
  • removable drip tray

Cons

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  • it can take a while to learn the proper steps to brew coffee
  • no auto-start feature
  • UL listed for Household only
  • regular cleaning of external and internal parts needed

Consumer Reviews

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At the time of writing this review, the Keurig K55 is a bestseller on Amazon. It’s ranked as the number 6 Single-Serve Brewers bestseller. With 5279 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.0 stars it comes highly recommended.

Other users have found that you shouldn’t use chilled water as your coffee won’t be as hot as it could be. Therefore it’s better to use room temperature water. The manufacturer confirmed this.

When you read the user guide, you might see the following alarming statement: “WARNING – this product contains chemicals, including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.” When checking with Keurig Support they told me that their machines have been thoroughly tested and proven to be safe. All the parts that come in contact with water, including the K-cups are BPA free and FDA approved for the temperatures they encounter.

Read more consumer reviews over at Amazon.

Price

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The Keurig Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker is reasonably priced for a single cup coffee maker. You can check the price over at Amazon.com.

Conclusion

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The Keurig Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker is a popular model. However this doesn’t mean there are no drawbacks with this model.

While almost no one complains about the coffee that this machines brews, there are some people who complain about the reliability of the model.

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