Keurig K-Elite Review: Our Beginners Report (Worth it to You?) 2022

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Keurig K-Elite
Overall
9.1/10
9.1/10
  • Performance - 9.4/10
    9.4/10
  • Ease of Use/ Maintenance - 9/10
    9/10
  • Build & Quality - 9/10
    9/10
  • Design & Features - 9.2/10
    9.2/10
  • User Satisfaction - 9/10
    9/10

Final Verdict

Keurig K-Elite single serve coffee maker makes great tasting coffee, tea, cocoa in multiple cup sizes in less than a minute. While the K-Elite isn’t the most space saving or cheapest machine, you will get pretty good quality brews and value at this price point. To us, it ranks high as one of the best you can buy: a good combination of quality and durability.

The Keurig K-Elite is one of the more popular Keurig machines, but is it a good fit for you? In this quick straight to the gist Keurig K-Elite review, we answer the question and give our overall rating to help you decide.

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Keurig K-Elite
The Keurig K-Elite coffee maker makes great tasting coffee with a large reservoir and is more durable then the average Keurig

Last update on 2022-08-08


The Pros and Cons

Things We Like
Can make 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz. single cup of coffee, tea, cocoa
Brews fast (1-2 minutes)
Uses K cup pods (lots of flavors to choose from!)
Will work with My K cup universal reusable coffee filter (so you can use coffee grounds too!)
Strong brew option
Iced coffee option
Can dispense hot water fast
Programmable brew option
Customizable temperature control (though its only between 187-192)
Good flavor coffee, nice taste; slightly above a typical Keurig
Fairly quiet with its quiet brew technology
75 oz. removable water reservoir to minimize refilling
Brushed finish design
Will last longer than typical Keurig machines
User friendly with digital display, and easy press buttons
Will fit taller mugs (up to 7.2 in.) after removing drip tray
Auto off safety feature
Maintenance reminders – like add water, or descale
Things We Don’t Like
Not exactly a space saver (9.9 in. wide, 13.1 in. tall, 12.7 in. deep)
Not exactly portable with average weight: 8 lbs.
Made of mostly plastic
May splatter as it brews
Cannot see water level from the front, only from the side
Have to take off whole lid for water reservoir; difficult to secure back in place
Warranty only good for a year
Doesn’t make specialty drinks
A bit pricey, runs just shy of $200

Why do you care about the Keurig K-Elite?

  1. 1-minute brew time:
    • Faster than older Keurigs
    • Great for when you really need to get out the door fast
    • Means you can also whip up several cups fairly quickly back to back if there’s a group waiting
  1. Instant hot water
    • Forget about the microwave. Now you can get hot water fast for oatmeal, cereal, soup, etc.
  1. Iced setting
    • Great for a cool caffeinated beverage
    • Combined with a strong brew setting means delicious brews either hot or cold

How does it Compare?

Keurig K-Elite vs Sifene Single Serve Brewer

Both the K-Elite and Sifene:

  • Will brew a single cup of hot coffee in less than 2 minutes using K cup pods with one button operation
  • Have several cup sizes to choose from, including reusable filter cups
  • Have the auto off safety feature

But the differences:

  • The Sifene is much lighter and compact than the K-Elite – more space saving
  • The Sifene will accommodate a travel mug only up to 6.3 in; the K-Elite is 7 in.
  • The Sifene comes with a smaller water reservoir at 50 oz.
  • The Sifene is almost less than half the price of the K-Elite – more affordable

And the winner?

  • K-Elite if you want to go single serve in general and get the most value
  • Sifene if you’re really on a budget and lack space

Keurig K-Elite vs. Mueller Ultimate Single Serve

Both the K-Elite and Mueller:

  • Brew a single serve cup of coffee, tea fairly fast using K-cup pods and reusable pods
  • Are simple to operate
  • Come with auto shut off safety feature

The differences?

  • The Mueller is more compact and space saving
  • Mueller has a smaller water reservoir of 10 oz. – comparable to a K-Mini
  • The Mueller only accommodates a travel mug up to 4.1 in tall
  • The Mueller is much cheaper at less than $60

The winner?

  • The Mueller if you are traveling, or want a machine in your office, dorm, or RV
  • The K-Elite if you have the space and want more customizable features and design

Final Verdict

Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, With Iced Coffee Capability, Brushed Slate

Overall, the Keurig K-Elite single serve coffee maker makes great tasting coffee, tea, cocoa in multiple cup sizes in less than a minute.

If you are a day to day coffee drinker who likes a convenient hot cup fast, you will not only be impressed by the features like strong brew, and large reservoir but also that this machine tendency to last longer than other Keurig’s on the market.

While the K-Elite isn’t the lightest or most space saving, or the cheapest machine, you will get pretty good quality brews and value at this price point. To us, it ranks high as one of the best you can buy: a good combination of quality and durability.

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Keurig K-Elite
The Keurig K-Elite coffee maker makes great tasting coffee with a large reservoir and is more durable then the average Keurig

Last update on 2022-08-08

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FAQ

Is the K-Elite worth it?

Overall, we like the Keurig K-Elite as probably one of the better Keurig machines you can buy. It makes good hot coffee with intensity if you want it, has a sizable water reservoir, and has several cup sizes to choose from. It is a bit pricey. But if it’s going to last you several years, then we think it’s a great investment.

Can you use ground coffee in a Keurig Elite?

Like most Keurig coffee makers currently on the market, the Keurig K-Elite is compatible with the My K cup universal reusable coffee filter. So all you do is just add your favorite blend of coffee grounds, pop in the reusable K-cup and your good to go. Just remember not to grind your grounds too fine, or overfill and tamp your grounds too much.

Will the K-Elite accept third party non Keurig branded K-cups?

Yes, the Keurig K-Elite doesn’t come with the hated DRM (digital rights management) tag that scans for Keurig approved pods like the Keurig 2.0 machines did. This means you can safely enjoy any K-cup pod brand you prefer.

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