The Keurig K75 Coffee Maker (or Single-Cup Home-Brewing System, to give it its full name) is an illustration of the fact that, by and large, you get what you pay for.
This coffee maker is at the high end of the price scale, but when you unpack it and stand it on your kitchen table you'll know that you're looking at sheer quality. The heavy duty nature of this product means that it is suitable for use in an office environment as well as at home, so whatever your domestic situation it will comfortably provide a quality service to all your friends and family.
Note: Sadly, this product has now been discontinued. You may still be able to purchase it, though probably only as second-user, which is why this review has been left in place.
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The Keurig K75 Coffee Maker - Great Looking Coffee Maker That Oozes Taste
The Keurig K75 Coffee Maker will look good in your kitchen. Of that there can be no doubt. The sleek, super-sized reservoir extends stylishly over the top of the drip tray, and the back-lit LCD display shows the time, auto-off settings, cup size selected and brew temperature.
Below the display are just four buttons that belie the amount of control you have at your disposal. Access the menu with the comfortably sized button of that name, and use the two side buttons to make your selection. Then one press of the brew button just below does the rest.
Control and Adaptability
With a massive 72 ounce water reservoir and the ability to brew a tad under 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz cups, the Keurig K75 offers you control and adaptability. The drip tray, as you would expect, can be removed to accommodate a travel mug when required.
You can also control the brew temperature, thanks to the Quiet Brew Technology® of Keurig. And the Auto On/Off Energy Savings Mode means you won't be paying over the odds for the power consumption.
If you use a separate water filter such as a Brita then you have the option of removing the K75's water filter if you prefer, or the period between replacements can be extended. The purer the water you use then, generally, the longer your coffee maker will last.
But here's a tip. Don't skimp on renewing the filters. You can't make the supplied water filter last forever by filtering your water separately before filtering it again in the reservoir. Over time, the charcoal in the filter will break down (not a design fault - just the laws of physics) and you may find little grains of it get into your coffee. Perfectly harmless, but it may affect the taste.
And here's another one. If you find your K75 scales up too quickly then try using distilled water and marvel at the difference. Thanks to one of Amazon's reviewers for that one.
Features and Specifications of the Keurig K75 Coffee Maker:
- Fully Programmable
- Choice of 5 cup sizes (4 oz., 6 oz., 8 oz., 10 oz. and 12 oz.)
- Removable 72 oz. water reservoir
- Quiet Brew Technology®
- Energy Savings Mode – Auto On/Off
- Includes water filter handle and 1 charcoal filter
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
- UL Listed: Household use only
- Power: 1,500 Watts
- Voltage: 120VAC / 60Hz
- Weight: 12 lbs. empty
- Dimensions: 13.0"H x 10.3"W x 13.8"D
- Single Cup Brewer Model Series: K70/K75
Pros and Cons
Pros: Suitable for home or office; massive 72-oz water reservoir; travel mug option; brew temperature control; auto on-off.
Cons: Filters need replacing regularly if you want to preserve the taste (or you could use filtered water to extend their life).
This product scores an average of well over 4 stars from around 1,340 reviews on Amazon at the time of writing, which is exceptionally good. The immediately noticeable trend is that the vast bulk of coffee maker reviews give a full five stars.
Many reviewers enthuse about the K75's good looks, speed, and ease of use. Some negative reviewers have picked up on the fact that it apparently only heats to 170 degrees and not 192, the recommended temperature for coffee. But there is some uncertainty as to whether they are measuring the temperature of the coffee once it has settled in the cup, or that of the top of the stream coming out of the unit (which is the correct place to measure from). So don't be put off too easily by people who may be using the wrong criteria to judge the product.
Keurig is a name associated with high-quality coffeemakers, and the K75 Single-Cup Home-Brewing System is at the high end of its price range because it is one of their best and most reliable machines.
This coffeemaker has thousands of fans and the overall rate of satisfaction is very high. I have no difficulty in recommending the Keurig K75 Coffee Maker (Single-Cup Home-Brewing System).