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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not Keurig's Best Model

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    Janine
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    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.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keurig Goes Back to the Basics

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    ryanmcv
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    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. PROS: - 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. CONS: - 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. OVERALL: 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!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the CLASSIC but not the PLUS

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    MarkusKong
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    KEURIG K-SELECT Quick Features on the Product Fresh brewed coffee in under one minute Energy saver programmable auto off timer Strong brew kicks up your coffee strength and intensity Select from four cup sizes (6, 8, 10 and 12 ounces) 52 ounce removable water reservoir Brews 5 cups with one fill What's in the box? Keurig K-Select Unit Quick Start Guide Important Safeguards Warranty Registration Coupon for descaling solution and k-cup pods 6 k-cup pods variety pack Reservoir water filter Instructions on how to install reservoir water filter Setup/Testing/Conclusion Here's my thoughts on K-Select. To me it seems like a classic series with its manual buttons and non-existent customization with few added plus series features. A hybrid of Classic and Plus, if you will. Ultimately, it serves its purpose of brewing a consistent cup of coffee each time, fast but I would definitely not consider this a machine for the "coffee enthusiast." Like most things in the world, the following pros and cons is my personal opinion and will vary person to person depending on how much they "like" coffee and if they're after a cup of "specialty" coffee or content with a cup of "starbucks" coffee. Pros: - Easy and painless to use - Quick, just under a minute, cup of coffee - Consistent cup of coffee each time. Never burnt, bitter taste. Cannot say if it under brews or not. - "Strong Brew" is a nice added feature especially when brewing a larger size - Energy Saver : Auto Shut Off (which classic should already have auto shut off but plus has energy saver "&" auto shut off so I was always unsure what the difference exactly was/is) - Large reservoir : 52oz. Makes enough cups to get you through the day unless you drink a gallon each day - Additional cup size than the classic : 12oz - Hot cocoa and other non-coffee items taste great when brewed for 6-8oz but watered down at 10-12oz (all Keurig) - Minor but a big deal for us...no fingerprints, yes! Cons - No customization (I'm sure a coffee enthusiast can go onto explain how important it is for water to be at a certain temperature, what type of filter, what type of bean, how it's stored, how it's ground, yada yada...) - REALLY SHORT cord - Splashes everywhere (this is with every Keurig so if you're not too fond of brown spots everywhere...not for you) - Drip tray is still not the greatest quality and comes off even when lifting cup - Reservoir max line is literally the edge of the container so water spills if you removed the reservoir and directly filling the reservoir. You can only fill to max when reservoir is attached to the unit using a cup or you have the hands of a surgeon - Reservoir lid is still just a loose lid and not secure N/A - Not sure if it works with non Keurig licensed pods or any other type of pods like the Classic Series Priced at $129.99, I would say it's a better buy than a classic but if customization is what you're looking for, I would recommend paying a little more for their Plus series.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Coffee Lovers Dream Machine

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    WesternSky
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    I couldn't wait to unpack this Keurig coffee maker, as my household is a coffee drinkers paradise. We have several different coffee makers, such as a combo espresso/coffee maker, a regular coffee maker and now the Keurig. Having the option of preparing that single cup of coffee is now a reality. The Keurig was packed well and secured with strategically placed pieces of tape. The unit was marketed with 6 K Kups, after that you have to purchase your own supply of coffee. After a quick wash and unit brewing rinse, the unit was ready to brew it's first cup of java. Instructions were clear and concise. The Keurig is a very welcomed edition, as I was impressed by several things. The brewing speed of the unit is quite fast. Three minutes is advertised by the literature (to heat the water), but in my testing the brew speed was a lot quicker. The brewing action is not without the usual "brewing-sounds and vibration", which I considered to be nominal. The temperature of the brewed coffee is not boiling hot, rather it's drinking temperature after you add some milk. A word on clean up........ Just throw the K Kup away. No rinsing, no scrubbing, no mess. NICE! The Keurig has a 'strong' cup of coffee feature, which allows you to brew that stronger cup of coffee should you choose to. You do have the option of brewing at regular strength as this unit has a dual option making it ideal for any household. Brewing a strong cup of coffee is a necessity, as our household likes a strong taste. As far as the taste of the K Kup selection that was included.........Great tasting. You will have to experiment with the various coffees on the market to find your favorite one. The water tank is a little cumbersome to fill and fit onto the unit. In my opinion, it should have been engineered with more of a handle or grip when you attempt to attach the tank to the side of the machine. It's an awkward feeling fitting the tank to the side of the Keurig unit. It should be noted that other users might not find this to be so. To me, its a matter of your personal judgement. The only drawback to owning any K Kup coffeemaker is the cost of the single brew K Kups, but on the other hand it's still a lot cheaper than going to Starbucks. You do have another option and that is going out and purchasing a "Single Serve Coffee Filter". This allows you to brew your own coffee through this unit. The single serve coffee filter allows you to fill the single serve cup with your own special blend of coffee. The only drawback to this method, is that you have to clean the single serve filer after each use. Overall, the Keurig is a winner. Excellent coffee, great brewing machine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A great Keurig Starter Kit

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    Trobadour
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    The setup for the Keurig K-Select Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker was simple. It has one 3 foot power cord that is not detachable. There are several accessories included, like a water filter, that are optional to install. The key feature of this Keurig is that it has a button to brew a strong coffee. You can select from three pre-measured sizes and if you want to make any of those sizes stronger, you can by pressing a second button. I appreciated the option, but I tried two different coffees, one with the button pressed and one with the button depressed. I honestly couldn’t tell the difference, but that doesn’t mean that the Keurig doesn’t perform well. For this reason, I deduct one star. The performance of this Keurig is good for a quick coffee urge. I have several Keurigs around areas that I frequent, like my job and my home. This one functions just as efficiently as the others. The first time you turn it on, if heats the water up for 3 minutes. After that, choose between 6, 8 or 10 ounces, select your favorite K-Cup coffee pod, and brew to your liking. After the initial 3 minute pre-heat of the water reservoir (which can hold 52 oz. of water), making a cup of coffee takes about 1 minute. The Keurig K-Select meets my expectations. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles from other models available, like a clock display and a timer, but it does have an automatic shut off, in case you forget to turn it off after use. This is another reason I deducted a Star. The price for the Keurig in terms of value is comfortable. It’s on par with other machines with similar features (but lacking) features. I highly recommend this product for people who are just entering into the world of Keurig machines. It’s a good way to ease in and get used to making coffee with a brewer. This unit includes a 6 K-Pod starter cup. Best Buy sells a good selection of K-Cups and often, they are cheaper here per quantity compared to other stores. Pick this up and a variety box, then choose your favorite one.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes a great cup of coffee

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    Over the past few years, I’ve become a fan of coffee. The thing that I don’t really like is all the preparation that goes into making a single cup. This is why I really like single serve coffee pots like the Keurig K-Select. For a few years, I had the huge Keurig system, but it started giving out on us and wasn’t making coffee correctly. When it was time to swap it out, we decided on this smaller version. It’s much more compact and still makes a wonderful cup of coffee. I really like that there are more options for coffee cup sizes. On the previous version I had there was small, medium, and large. Now there is Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large. Operation is very simple. You fill the reservoir up with water (I recommend bottled water as tap water might have too many minerals that will clog up the maker over time) and then select your K-Cup. One you place the K-Cup in the receptacle, you lock it into place and select your cup size. Then, you sit back and watch the coffee pot do the work. One thing that was a big difference between this model and the previous model I had is the water filtration system. This K-Select system has a charcoal-based water filter, which is a great option because it ensures that you will be using the best possible water for your coffee. It’s very similar to having a Brita water filter. You have to replace the filter after so many uses and the preparation is similar in that you have to soak it in water before using it. It’s one extra step for setup, but it’s not a deal breaker to me. The Keurig K-Select brews a cup of coffee fairly quickly. I’ve actually had a couple of generic brands of single serve coffee makers that are very slow to brew. The Keurig brews a cup of coffee within about 15 seconds once the water is heated. The K-Select is very convenient and really does make a great cup of coffee. I can recommend this to any coffee lover.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Coffee Brewed Quickly

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    Kelby
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    Design: The Keurig K-Select combines sleekness with simplicity. Not only does it look great in our kitchen, but also does not take up much space. Other design aspects that I have liked include: easy to lift handle when inserting/removing pods, easily removable water reservoir, accommodating mugs up to 7.4 inches high, and simplistic buttons. I certainly feel that the K-Select was designed with the target user in mind. Ease of use and appearance are important to me for kitchen appliances of any size, and Keurig delivers on both factors with the K-Select. Efficiency/Effectiveness: One minute is all you need to brew a cup of coffee. The K-Select is very efficient, and I love that I can get my coffee fix, even when I am in a hurry. Taking a travel mug of coffee with me to work has been a daily task for several years, but now I am not even sure I would consider it a task because it is so quick and easy. In addition to efficiency, this brewer is effective. A quality cup of coffee is brewed every single time, and that is the case for any of the four brew sizes you choose as well as the strong brew feature. Throughout my extensive use, I have never been disappointed. Verdict: If I had to summarize my thoughts on the Keurig K-Select, I would say it is the most convenient and effective coffee brewer I have ever used. I love the simple and speedy coffee brewing process that the K-Select provides. Whether you are a coffee connoisseur or just someone looking for a quick energy boost, you will not be disappointed with the Keurig K-Select.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition to the Keurig line

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    SteveC
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    This new model of Keurig brewer is a step up over the K55 with having the addition of a 12oz and “Strong Brew” settings. This has an easily removed 52oz water tank that has the usual Keurig carbon filter in it. The outside of the unit on our unit is flat black, except for the operating handle which is a flat gray color, and the only glossy item is the water tank. The removable spill tray easily handles a tall cup or travel mug. From a cold start “after priming and setting up” it doesn’t take long from turning on and being ready to brew the first cup. This one is very simple to use, just select one of the 4 sizes 6,8,10 or 12oz and if you want to use the “Strong” option just press it before selecting the size. The unit came with a sample pack of Keurig pods and it had no problem brewing any of those, the strong option did make the coffee pretty strong “plenty strong for me”. I did have a couple questions about the operation of the unit and called customer support, after a couple of usual voice prompts a representative answered the phone immediately and was very polite, helpful and answered all my questions. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of customer support and their helpfulness which isn’t the case with a lot of companies anymore. This looks like it will be another great addition to the Keurig line, very simple to use for those who don’t like going through menus and reading displays.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup

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    Jordan
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    The Keurig K-Select Single Server coffee maker comes with everything that you need to start brewing k cup coffee. Inside of the box you will find the machine itself, along with six sample K-cups and the water filtration tube. The included instructions will make it very easy for anyone to use this machine. I think the most time consuming task of setting the Keurig coffee maker is rinsing the filter, as this itself is a process. I was actually amazed to find out that these coffee makers use a water filter. It's a really nice feature that really gives you extra piece of mind. The Keurig singer serve coffee maker has multiple size coffee mug options. Just insert the K-cup, power on, and choose your size. You can also let the water pre-heat first. It brews really fast for folks that are always rushing like myself. One thing that I find difficult to do is get the right brew strength. I have tried to brew different brand k-cup coffees and have found that my coffee is not as strong as I would like it to be. This is a real downside for me. I have ordered a variety pack, and hope to be able to find the right one. Another downside that I found in this particular model is that, unlike other models, this Keurig does not have a display. It is just button. It also does not have a clock like most other coffee makers. I'm confident that I will find the right k-cup for me. I do like that the coffee comes out really hot, unlike my old coffee maker.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything you love about Keurig and more

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    RonH
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    The Keurig K-Select is the brands latest entry in their classic single serve brewer line. The K-Select brewer has four brew sizes to choose from, including the larger 12oz mug size. It has a 52 oz water reservoir which allows for five cups of coffee before needing refilled, it has an indent making it easy to handle and includes a charcoal filter to help remove bad tastes from tap water. The box also includes 6 sample pods to get you started and introduce you to their products. If you’ve ever used a Keurig, you already know how to brew a cup of coffee with this machine. Lift the handle, put a K-cup in the chamber, close the handle and push the button appropriate for the cup size desired. The difference with this model is that you no longer have to wait for the water to heat up prior to selecting your brew size, simply push the power button, load the K-cup and push your size. The water heats then makes the brew. The next difference with this model is the “Strong Brew” button. Pressing this button slows the brew cycle allowing the water to mingle with the coffee longer to make the brew stronger. For a 12 oz mug, it changes the brew time from just under one minute to approximately one minute 50 seconds. I don't know if I’m on board with this using K-Cups pods but find it does make a stronger brew using refillable pods and works well allowing a finer (espresso) grind coffee. The machine has an auto-off feature but does not have an auto-on timer, though it really doesn't need it due to the changes noted above. Pros: Strong Brew button New push to start Included water filter Easy to handle water container Compact size Variety of K-Cup pods available Convenience Works with refillable pods Cons: K-Cup pods still use plastic and are a pain to recycle. The cost of convenience - K-Cup pods can be expensive. (refillable pods solve both of these concerns) I recommend the Keurig K-Select classic brewer for anyone looking to make their first jump into the Keurig

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    K-Select is a Respectable Update to the Classic

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    I have had the Keurig K-Select for a week and in the past week it has proven to be a good update to the Classic series of Keurig home brew options. It has multiple size options all the way up to a 12 ounce pod. In addition, it has a strong brew toggle. The strong brew feature increases the brewing time thus increasing the strength of certain coffee brews. If you're using an instant mix or a hot chocolate k-cup, you obviously won't notice much of a difference, but with the traditional coffee pods, the difference between standard and strong brew is noticeable. The brewer heats up quick and is simple to use. There are no LCD screens, only a few simple buttons on the top of the unit. If I have any complaints, the tank on the side of the brewer is a bit narrow and, with my hands, it was hard to change out the filters. But the tank is a good size. You can easily brew several drinks before the tank needs to be refilled. I was able to use a filter cup with my own coffee grounds. And there is plenty of space to fill up a travel mug. I recommend this Keurig to anyone looking for a new brewer.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality Keurig product

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    I am the first to admit that not really a huge coffee drinker, in fact I drink tea most of the time. However others in my family do drink coffee and often need to brew a cup or two quickly while headed out in the morning. This Keurig carries on their tradition of producing quality k-cup coffee makers. It has a large water reservoir (52 oz) with a built in filter to produce a quick and clean cup of whatever you want to brew. I chose tea for the first cup and it was hot and strong, this brewer has a "strong" option to brew a more robust cup of whatever you choose. In addition it offers four different brewing sizes (6, 8, 10, 12 oz.) and will accommodate and readily fill my daughter's yeti insulated cup. You can debate the economics of k-cups (certainly for tea it is cost prohibitive), however most people use these coffee makers for the convenience and this unit certainly provides that. It is well built and has a programmable auto off feature (although this model does not have a programmable start feature). This unit certainly is quieter and more efficient than the earlier model Keurig it replaced. It comes with a k-cup sampler of five different coffee and a hot chocolate (interesting). My coffee drinkers are happy campers and are now ready for the cold mornings that are to come later this year.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You’re gonna make a lot more coffee at home

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    TECHBEENGOOD
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    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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keurig with a twist

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    By now, most of us coffee drinkers are pretty familiar with the Keurig machines, if you don't own one, you've used it at the office, car dealership while you wait for service, etc. And there's not much different with this one. It's on the lower end of the Keurig line, lacking the LCD screen and polished look of the higher end models. There is one significant difference to Keurigs of the past, and that's the addition of a "strong" button. Up till now, those who prefer a stronger brew would be forced to select a smaller cup size; or else use multiple pods to create their preferred brew. The machine achieves this by lengthening the brew time, allowing the water to soak in the grinds for a longer time. This is called "extraction", and you can Google the term to read a wealth of information. It can get very complex, and has to due with volume, water temperature, and time. To summarize though, from what I've learned, this can lead to over-extraction, lending a burnt or bitter taste to the brew. If you've been shopping and have seen the Ninja line of machines, they have a similar function which they call "rich brew." Who came up with the idea of this button first, I don't know, but it gives you options. The other feature on this unit that's different from the past is "Smart Start." Those of you that have a Keurig know that after you turn the unit on, you first wait for the water to heat; then you can select cup size and brew. Now that's been rolled into a single function, you can turn the machine on, insert your pd, select brew, and walk away. Bit of a time saver on those hectic mornings. Overall, it's been a good performer, personally, I would prefer a higher end machine, and miss the LCD, but if you're not looking to spend the $$, the K80 is a solid choice.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple and it just works

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    Chadwick
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    This Keurig replaced a several year-old first generation that was on its last legs. The K-Select is a much more slimmed down model, both in terms of footprint and features, than the one it replaced. There are no user changeable settings on this machine (such as temperature, auto-on/off, etc.) The machine has a power button, four buttons for selecting brew size--6, 8, 10 and 12 oz.--and a new one labelled "Strong" which basically intensifies the flavor/strength of the brew. (Note--this is a single-serve maker only. It does not support K-Carafe pods.) Setup takes only a few of minutes (the longest part is soaking the water filter for 5 minutes--I recommend starting with that before removing the packing tape, etc. so it's ready by the time you get the machine in place). Removing the water tank for filling is greatly improved over old models as it now has only a single tab and slot to line up and no awkward maneuvers are needed. It drops quickly and effortlessly into position. You can brew 4-5 cups before refilling the tank. The drip tray is removable so you can fit travel mugs with ease. Operation is simple and typical for a Keurig--lift the lid, drop in a k-cup, close it and tap the appropriate brew size button. A minute or so later (depending on size) and you've got a piping hot cup of Joe. The temperature is perfect for me, while it is a bit warm for the wife and a tad cool for my visiting father. As I said earlier, there's no way to adjust it, so you're pretty well stuck with the temperature Keurig believes is ideal. For a no-frills machine, the K-Select is perfect. That's what I wanted but if you need or want more features or control, move up to a different model.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

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    I always want to love Keurig because they make having just a single cup of coffee so much easier. That being said, I've been left disappointed by Keurigs in the past. Weak coffee, not enough coffee in the cup, etc. have all been problems. I was pretty happy with the cup of coffee I had from this machine this morning though. It was not weak and while it didn't fill my car mug as much as I might have liked, it wasn't bad. My coffee was actually a little bitter (even with some cream), but that obviously could have been the coffee and not the Keurig itself. Looking forward to trying some different kinds/brands of coffee to see if I like those better. I also tried a Swissmiss hot chocolate. That was disappointing for two reasons: 1) It was too watery, in hindsight, should have gone one size smaller on the cup 2) The water didn't taste good (it was supposed to be filtered by the included Keurig filter). The filter seems like a great idea, but it didn't actually do anything. My tap water tasted like tap water. This was not one of the super fancy Keurigs, no touch screen or anything. It is incredibly simple operate. Fill with water, hit the power button (water starts heating automatically), add a K-pod, choose Strong if you like a strong cup of coffee, pick a mug size (it actually has an extra large setting for car mugs), and let it do it's thing. I still don't think I get as good a cup of coffee as I do with my regular coffee maker, but this is so much quicker to use. I'm hoping that I can find a good K-cup that I really like for a better cup of coffee with future uses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly brewed coffee

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    jago
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    I am very happy with this Keurig K-select single serve coffee maker. I love the size of the tank and the ease of filling it up. There are a few cup sizes that you can make with it as well. My previous one only had two selections, big cup and small cup, with this one you can make a 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz. serving and you have the option to make it "strong" also. I am not sure how it works, but it seems like its pure magic. It only takes about 50 seconds to heat up the water if you have it turned off (it has an auto off feature that saves power), but if you make another cup after its been off, there is hardly any wait time for your next cup, and if you have a household like mine, you need that second cup fast! This thing really delivers. The included filter for the water is a welcome addition and they recommend that you replace it after 60 uses, so I might be replacing it weekly on mine. I just finished a cup as I write this and I need to get another one now. Thank you Keurig for making a wonderful product that just works!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and makes great coffee

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    TechnicallyWell
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    I've really enjoy my Keurig coffee maker at home and was looking for a second machine for the office. This model makes a great cup of joe and is even easier to use than my one at home. What I really like about this model is that you can put in your K-Cup and select your brew WHILE IT IS HEATING UP. For my older Keurig at home, I need to switch it on and then wait 3-5 minutes for it to warm up before I can do anything. That is not a problem with this model: 1. Switch it on and place your mug underneath 2. Put in a K-cup while it's warming up 3. Press the button for the size you want. It will automatically start brewing when the warm up process finishes. I can go answer some emails and when I return a few minutes later, my coffee is hot and waiting in my mug. The one downside is that there is no clock on this model, so it will not automatically turn itself on in the morning. But since I don't need to wait for it to warm up, that's really not an issue for me. This brewer supports the following sizes: 12 oz, 10 oz, 8 oz and 6 oz. There is also a "Strong" option button that -- as you probably guessed -- makes a stronger and bolder brew. Overall, this is very nice and easy-to-use Keurig machine. If you like simplicity and don't need Wifi in your coffee maker, this K-SELECT model is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple but efficient

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    callmeageeth
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    This is the go to Keurig in my opinion. No frills and no gimmicks. If you've never used one, it's simple, you fill the side carafe up with water (yes you can remove if from the maker for ease of fill-up in your sink) and then you open the lid in the front, drop your pod off, and hit the button that correlates with the size of your coffee cup. Voila. The big drawback, which is obvious, is the need to have these pods on hand. If you drink a lot of coffee, this may not be economical. But if you just want one cup in the morning to get you going (and don't have a huge family full of mooches) the cost is better than buying your own cup at a coffee shop. I do like the bold cup option, not sure how it works, or if it even does (and isn't merely a marketing gimmick) but to me it does give a richer flavor to traditional coffee (for the sweet coffees like Cinnamon roll flavors, I couldn't tell the difference). Anyways, if you're in the market for a Keurig and you don't need to make pots of coffee (i.e. don't have a lot of people in the house/apt) then this is a great choice. The coffee pod selection is great, there has to be something out there that can tickle your fancy. Side note, Best Buy regularly has pods on sale on their Deal of the Day which is always a great time to stock up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, Easy, and a great Brew.

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    bryanhill
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    This is my first actual Keurig branded single serve coffee maker. I have used several different brands of these brewers. This particular one is a nice brewer. It has some features that our past ones have not. One of those features are the Strong brew button and the other is the 12 ounce brew feature, I used to have to double brew a K-cup at 6 ounces to get my morning started right with my big mug. It also has a simple interface with only buttons, no display and menu to figure out and also has 52 ounce or (1.6 quarts) water reservoir, so there is no need to fill with fresh water after every brew. This unit is also very quick at brewing. Something I did not notice at first is the small footprint this unit also offers. I actually am impressed with this little brewer and would suggest it to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend