Last updated on October 30th, 2023 by Jules Winnfield
The Keurig K-Select is a well-known Keurig coffee machine, but is it a good fit for you? In this quick straight to the gist Keurig K-Select review, we answer the question and give our overall rating to help you decide.
Performance - 9/10
Ease of Use/Maintenance - 9.5/10
Build & Quality - 8.5/10
Design & Features - 8.3/10
User Satisfaction - 8.9/10
The Keurig K-Select as a great single serve coffee maker that does all the basics right. Clean tasty, fast brew. Easy to use and maintain. Decent pricing. While it doesn’t come with a ton of bells and whistles, if you are minimalist and just want good hot coffee, the K-Select is a great option.
Last update on 2023-11-30
The Pros and Cons
|Things We Like|
|Can make 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|
|Can dispense hot water fast|
|Programmable brew option|
|Good flavor coffee, nice taste; slightly above a typical Keurig|
|Fairly quiet with its quiet brew technology|
|52 oz. removable water reservoir to minimize refilling|
|Water filter option in reservoir|
|Will last longer than typical Keurig machines|
|User friendly with 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|
|Comes in a variety of colors to compliment your kitchen|
|Reasonable priced at just over $120|
|Things We Don’t Like|
|Not exactly a space saver (9.2 in. wide, 12.5 in. tall, 11.6 in. deep) but is slimmer than the K-Elite|
|Not exactly portable with average weight: 7.3 lbs.|
|Made of mostly plastic, cheap looking exterior|
|Strong brew may not be strong enough for certain intense coffee lovers|
|May have to fill the water reservoir by pouring water directly into it; can be difficult to maneuver and place on machine when full|
|No temperature control|
|No programmable features|
|No tech features, lacks a digital display|
|Warranty only good for a year|
|Doesn’t make specialty drinks|
What’s so special about the Keurig K-Select?
- Refillable 52 oz. water reservoir
- Less refilling means more time saved
- Multiple cup sizes
- Means you don’t need to measure out your water to get the right size of coffee you need
- You may actually drink more coffee because of the convenience!
- Quick brew in less than a minute
- 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
How Does it Compare?
Keurig K-Select vs Greecho Pod Coffee Maker
Both the K-Select and Greecho:
- Are single serve brewers using K cup pods or refillable coffee filters
- Make multiple size cups of coffee
- Have an option to brew strong
But the differences:
- The Greecho is more compact and lightweight than the K-Select at less than 5 in wide and 6.8 lbs.
- The Greecho has an LCD display unlike the K-Select
- The Greecho has a slightly smaller water reservoir capacity at 48 oz.
- The Greecho is relatively cheaper at just under $100
- The Greecho if you don’t mind trying a lesser known brand, and want a more space saving and user friendly coffee brewing experience.
- The K-Select if you want a time tested and customer reviewed brand.
Keurig K-Select vs. Hamilton Beach FlexBrew
Both the K-Select and FlexBrew:
- Brew single servings with K-cup pods or ground coffee
- Can brew a strong brew fast
- Brew multiple cup sizes, although the FlexBrew only has 3 sizes but can brew up to 14 oz.
- The FlexBrew comes with a reusable coffee filter without an extra cost unlike the K-Select
- The FlexBrew has a smaller water reservoir at 40 oz.
- The FlexBrew is bulkier than the K-Select
- But is a lot cheaper at less than $100
- The Hamilton Beach FlexBrew if you’re on a budget and can spare the space
- The K-Select if you want more cup sizes and less water refilling
We like the Keurig K-Select as a great single serve coffee maker that does all the basics right. Clean tasty, fast brew. Easy to use and maintain. Decent pricing. While it doesn’t come with a ton of bells and whistles, if you are minimalist and just want good hot coffee, the K-Select is a great option.
It definitely stands as a strong consideration if you are upgrading from a traditional drip coffee pot or if you have a group who all want coffee or cocoa or tea at different sizes.
Last update on 2023-11-30
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What is the difference between Keurig select and classic?
The Keurig K-Select has a few more features over the K-Classic. The K-Select has more cup sizes to choose from, comes with a strong brew option which the K-Classic lacks, larger water reservoir, quieter brew, and a built in water filter.
Even with the price increase, the K-Select has more value than the K-Classic when you put it all together.
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“Jules” is a pharmacist by day and investor, writer, and health nut by night. When he’s not sipping on some coffee laced with MCT oil during an 18 hour fast, he is writing about how to get your coffee grind on or playing Monopoly with his 2 boys and wife. Ahh…life is good!