Keurig K575

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Keurig K575
7.9 Total Score

$159.99 $179.99

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  • Touch Screen
  • Large Reservoir
  • Multiple K-Pod Sizes
  • Flexible

Description and Review

Keurig K575 Review

Overview

As the flagship of the premium Plus series, the Keurig K575 offers a lot of innovations compared to classic ones such as Keurig K55. You get a larger 80 oz. reservoir, integrated touch screen and multiple options for brewing. The colorful panel sits conveniently on top of the machine and can be adjusted according to your exact needs.

Temperature and strength of desired coffee output is customizable as well the size of brewed pods covering the complete line that consists of K-Cup, K-Mug,and K-Carafe. Each of them targeted for a specific volume range of output at 4-12, 12-18 and 22-30 oz. respectively. Fortunately for users that don’t like the original Keurig pods can buy as an extra option the reusable coffee filter which allows brewing your own coffee ground.

However functionality is not the only intention of this model. The transparent reservoir for example can be lighted from the bottom choosing one of the 4 provided colors of white, green, red and blue creating a cosy atmosphere at night.

Testing

At first glance looks like a solid machine with high quality parts such as the metal drip tray. Its jumbo size could sacrifice some area of your kitchen counter but not that considerable. The plastics used have proper alignment and feel solid. The chrome colored part on top is giving a cheap look though. In fact it was loose and would not stay down flush with the top of the machine as it should.

The removable reservoir can be easily cleaned and replaced on its sturdy base. The illuminated button at the top center makes a nice addition as a complementary minimalistic edition. But the screen doesn’t ever completely turn off. So there is always light emitted no matter if night light option is disabled. It may not be a big deal if you are in a kitchen indeed. But in a small apartment like a studio it can light up the whole room and be distracting.

If you don’t have filtered water you can use the machine’s one which comes with the box. After putting the filter in water for five minutes and rinse it off we placed it in the holder and both in the reservoir. The holder at the bottom has a practical date labeling system which you should adjust correctly to not forget when was your last filter replacement, as it will not last forever. After the parts setup we were ready for our first brewing.

At first attempt after the water preheating you will be prompted to brew hot water to rinse the machine. Next you can place in your desired K-Cup and from there adjust the strength and size of coffee. Just press the main button and fresh coffee starts pouring out!

We found the whole process straightforward but a bit noisy. Additionally when the strong option was chosen the machine was significantly slower. Furthermore the heated water output was not as promised. According to Keurig it should be 192 degrees but we measured it at 179. And this was without the K-Cup installed. With the latter it was even lower at 168. Assuming that the optimum brewing temperature is around 200 degrees this is not the perfect candidate.

Hot water on demand was kind of dissappointing too as the only way to utilize this function is to let the device open continuously. Otherwise it turns into pre heat mode and you have to wait until the water heats up again. On top of that the drip tray has a poor design and it doesn’t clip into place but not considered a major flaw.

Verdict

As the leading product of the Plus series we were kind of dissappointed with Keurig K575. Its quality is acceptable but could improve in many aspects. Programming is easy with many options but the function is not satisfying. Lengthy brewing duration for strong coffee option is not ideal for people in a hurry or short tempered. Water temperature is not optimum also but sufficient for a smooth result. If you like versatility you may be hooked with this one and for that price it is worth looking.

7.9 Total Score

Build Quality
7.5
Functions
7.5
Ease of Use
9
Coffee Taste
7.5
PROS
  • Touch Screen
  • Large Reservoir
  • Multiple K-Pod Sizes
  • Flexible
CONS
  • Low Temperature Water
  • Permanently Illuminated Screen
  • Noisy

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