Brew coffee at the touch of a button with this Keurig K-Cup single-serve coffee maker. Its large 52-oz. water reservoir saves time when making multiple cups. The selection of cup sizes and a strong brew feature for strength and intensity provide versatility in serving sizes and flavor enjoyment. It takes less than a minute to brew each cup. Simple buttons on this Keurig K-Cup single-serve coffee maker delivers effortless setting.
Ensure you don't leave the coffee machine on
Auto shut-off promotes safe operation.
Ensures optimal flavor.
Removable water tank
Allows easy refilling.
Pick up quickly after brewing is complete
A removable drip tray detaches easily from the machine.
Matte white finish
Creates a stylish appearance.
Keurig K-Select Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker
The new Keurig K-Select classic coffee maker is slightly different than our 5y/o Keurig model, but the differences are all improvements. Our biggest problem with the older version? These Keurigs won't break even when you're itching for a new one. Sure, we de-scaled it . . once . . . of our region’s infamous calcium deposits, but it’s just keeps on working. Older models are going to be 21st century hand-me-downs.
The new Keurig is a bit slimmed down and shorter. It has added a carbon filter which should last 2 or more months. While I'm not thrilled with another consumable, I'm happy about the carbon filter. The size selection switches are all illuminated, are laid out logically, and they've added a travel mug size. This model has no LCD screen, but doesn’t need one. Everything else is the same. Soak, rinse (thoroughly) and load in the filter. Fill the water reservoir. Power on. Open the pod holder and place one of the dozens (hundreds?) of coffee/tea/cocoa pods into place before you close the cover. Select size. Wait about 90 or so seconds and you're ready. And you just saved some cash and a trip to the neighborhood coffee vendor. The pod coffee maker is a genuine convenience. Just be sure to order enough pods, ‘cause you’re gonna add home-made coffee to your routine.
When Keurig released its "Version 2.0" brewers a few years back, the company was criticized for over-complicating what should be a relatively simple device. With this new K-Select model, Keurig has brought over some of the better features of its 2.0 brewers and left off the unnecessary gimmicks.
- No "digital rights management" technology. On most of its 2.0 brewers, Keurig implemented a technology that forces the consumer to use only Keurig-approved K-Cups. The company has since rolled back this technology, and luckily this brewer does not seem to include it at all. Generic brand K-Cups and reusable filters work with no problems on this K-Select brewer.
- Includes an option for strong brew. I believe this is the first brewer in Keurig's "Classic" series to include the option, and it works well.
- Uses simple buttons instead of an LCD screen. Some may prefer the screen, but the buttons allow you to begin a brew much quicker without having to tap through menus on a screen. I use my Keurig in a busy office and I love being able to just press one button and be on my way.
- Surprisingly large water reservoir. With its compact size, I was expecting it to hold much less water. However, the 52-ounce reservoir is perfect for a busy office or home kitchen with limited space.
- There's no need to wait for the brewer to heat up before inserting a K-Cup and selecting your cup size. While it's still pre-heating, simply select the cup size button and it will brew as soon as it's ready.
- It has a matte-black finish that doesn't show fingerprints or dust.
- Very quiet. This is probably the quietest Keurig brewer that I've owned.
- The lid of the water reservoir is not attached by a hinge and is easy to knock off the brewer if your hand touches it with too much force.
- The plastic that makes up the Keurig feels rather cheap. The brewer is very lightweight, but I'm hoping that didn't come at the cost of poor design and reliability. Time will tell.
If you're looking for a simple, no-frills Keurig brewer, this is it. It offers the best parts of Keurig's 2.0 brewers without any of the bloat. It's fast, quiet, has a large water tank, and is very compact. Highly recommended!
I had to replace my yellow mini Keurig after it died. I wanted to replace with the same model I had but could not find one.
Ended up getting this one because I like pretty colors in my kitchen. I love, love, LOVE the oasis color on this one! It pairs really well with my mixer next to it. It is nice having the water reservior on this model. It makes it easy to heat up water for other cooking.
Worked out of the box and does what it is supposed :)
I've been a steadfast Keurig user for many years now, and have purchased several different models of their brewers. Love the convenience, and the varied selection of K-Cups currently available out in the marketplace has grown considerably since I switched from using my conventional coffee maker to being a Keurig fangirl.
One of the main things I love about Keurig brewers, is that they're not just a coffee maker. You can buy K-Cups of many well-known brand name coffees, even compostable varieties (all traditional K-Cups are recyclable). There are K-Cups for herbal tea, iced tea, hot cocoa, hot apple cider, and believe it or not - soup! Or ... if you're just wanting to heat up some plain hot water for tea bags or instant oatmeal in the morning, you can do that too - just don't insert a K-Cup in the chamber and select the size cup of hot water you want. Remember to always follow the instructions with regards to appropriate cups/mugs to use when making iced coffees or teas. It's also a good idea to do a 6-cup hot water rinse cycle after brewing your coffee/tea/etc. before making that plain hot water, so as to cleanse out any residual taste from your previous brew.
Now onto the specifics of this Keurig K-Select Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker.
Firstly, the 'Pros.'
This is the quietest Keurig brewer I've owned, both with heating up the water, and the brewing process itself. Which says, to me, that Keurig has been working on continuing to make improvements in their design. Setup was easy; just follow the simple instructions.
Included in the box, was a reservoir filter, which is a nice addition. I won't be using mine, as I only use spring or already filtered water in my Keurig, but if you prefer to use tap water, this accessory is a must. The clear water reservoir also has a helpful 'max fill line', and the brewer itself will let you know when to descale (clean) the unit or when to add more water via indicator lights up top where the brew cup sizes are located.
A handy feature all Keurig's boast, is a 2-hour shut off timer. On this model, the included instructions explain how to disable this if you prefer.
I'd wager this model's big selling point is meant to be the Strong Brew feature. You can definitely taste the difference. While not a fan of the dark roasts, I tried one to make a 10-ounce 'strong brew' cup of coffee, and was pleasantly surprised. The flavor was full-bodied, with no bitterness or burnt aftertaste. It sorta reminded me of an alternative expresso, which I guess is the idea. For those who love more rich, dark blends or a jolt of strong coffee intensity, this feature is for you.
The cord is heavy duty, much more than seems necessary for this particular coffee maker. In fact, there seems to be more 'quality' in the power cord than in the entire unit itself.
Which brings me to the 'Cons.'
The entire thing is plastic?! Not even the pretty 'gun metal finish' colored handle is made of metal.
What's missing? Several of the mid-high range model Keurig brewers come with a "My K-Cup Accessory" included. This model does not. The 'My K-Cup' reusable filter enables you to fill and brew your own personal K-Cup using your favorite brands of coffee, and also, cuts down on K-Cup waste. This isn't a deal-breaker, by any means, as these are easy enough to find and buy at local stores which stock Keurig brewers, K-Cups, and accessories. Still would have been a nice perk to include, especially considering the price of the brewer.
This particular model did feel more like a "lower range" Keurig. The quality just wasn't there. While I hesitate to say the plastic chassis felt cheap, this model Keurig most definitely IS NOT worth the suggested retail cost. Hopefully, the water reservoir will stand the test of time. Other than underneath where leaking customarily occurs on any coffee maker, standard or Keurig, the seams along the edges of the clear plastic reservoir just appear lacking. So, we shall see ... The lid to the water reservoir also doesn't snap down or lock in place, which made it feel flimsy.
Overall, I think this K-Select model is greatly overpriced, but I can wholeheartedly recommend the Keurig brand of coffee brewers to anyone who's not yet given them a try. There are better Keurig models out there for a comparable or lower price. I would recommend foregoing this model, and trying one of those.
Love the aesthetic of this white matte finish keurig, it does splatter but so do all the other keurigs. It’s more visible with the white, but it’s not a deal breaker if you maintain a clean household. I clean up right after preparing my coffee every morning and don’t mind!
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Ease of Use
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I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Love my Keurig
We've owned these units in the past, I'm very familiar with their functions. This one is replacing an older physically bigger unit but has the same function as the older one it's replacing. I like the design, the water barrel holds enough for two large 20oz drinks. Simple buttons, comes with six samples, one scale remover pack for those with hard water.
A:AnswerThanks for your question. The K-Select coffee maker has the ability to brew all K-cup pods including tea and hot cocoa. We always suggest running a water brew after brewing powdered beverages to prevent clogging for future brews. We hope this helps!
A:AnswerFunny that Keurig chose not to answer this question. It is an issue that has yet to be addressed by Keurig. Some people think it is the tank expanding as the water heats. It is a production flaw that should NOT be happening.