Keurig K250 Single Serve, Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker with strength control: One of my Daily Companions
Keurig K250 Single Serve, Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker with strength control Review
Current Price: $129.00
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Standard Warranty: One Year
Dimensions: 15 x 9 x 13.7 inches
Weight: 13.8 pounds
My Rating: 8 out of 10
The Keurig K250 is sleek, modern in appearance and has all of the features of the larger models in the Keurig line. I have owned a larger Keuring machine in the past and I can honestly say that I am very happy with this particular model.
Included with Kit:
– The single-serve coffee maker (will also brew carafe size if so desired with optional carafe)
– 4-K-cups to get you started (assorted variety)
– Water filter handle
– 2 Water Filters
– Bottle of Descaling Solution
Setup and Operation:
Instructions on setup and operation are included but it is really quite simple and you unbox it. I always wash all parts of a machine like this before using to get chemical dust off of parts. Rinse thoroughly and begin your setup.
Soak one of the filters included in a glass of tap water for a few minutes. Then remove filter, run under cold water and squeeze it to remove all carbon dust from the filter. Place the filter in the filter handle. Fill the resivoir with water (I am extra cautious so I use water from my Brita Water filtration system but you can also use tap water as the filter will filter out unwanted contanimants as well).
Put the filter handle with filter into the unit unit it snaps into place. Put the top lid on the unit and plug in. You are now ready to begin using it. Pretty simple setup that can be done in a few minutes.
The online digital screen will step you through the easy process of making a K-cup. Simply press the power button on the screen, insert a K-cup, push down on lever, insert your own mug or cup underneath, select brew size and push the brew button. That’s all there is to it!
Size, Design and Styling:
The K250 is slimmer and more compact than some of the larger models that Keurig makes, so it fits easily on your kitchen counter or anywhere else you might want. The style of it is very modern in appearance and it even comes in a variety of stylish colors to match almost any kitchen color palate. The resivoir holds 40 ounces of water which is enough to make up to four 10 ounce cups of coffee, tea or whatever beverage you choose.
Unlike the previous older Keurig I owned for many years, the K250 is pretty smart in that it senses things like when it needs to be descaled. It reminds you it is time to run descaling solution through it. Which I found out the hard way through my old machine is definitely something you will need to do about twice a year (depending on your usage).
It will also tell you when it needs more water in it’s resivoir and provides an easy brew experience with online messages to guide you through the steps to brew your K-cup.
K-Cup Variety and Brewing Options:
If you are new to the Keurig and K-cup scene you will find endless choices in your grocery store aisle and online. Almost every type of coffee or tea you could imagine as well as hot cocoa varieties, apple cider and much more.
You do have the option with this machine to brew a caraffe of coffee (requires that you purchase the optional caraffe as well as special K-cups designed to hold enough coffee to brew a pot). But one of the BIG reasons why I bought my Keurig to start with is that it limits how many cups of coffee I drink in the day. When I use to brew an entire pot of coffee I would find myself drinking way more coffee than I should. Plus just how often have you gone back for another cup of coffee and found that it is either cooled down or has that burnt taste from sitting on the burner? Not so when you brew a fresh cup each time.
Cons of this particular machine:
One thing I noticed when I first unpacked it from the box is that the machine is pretty durable plastic, but the resivoir is a little more flimsy of a plastic than I would like. You can remove the resivoir to fill, but I find it easier to just pour water in from the side of the unit with a glass. I do this because it just seems easier to me, but I also don’t want to be clumsy and drop the resivoir and break it.
Expensive but worth it:
You may get a bit of sticker shock when you see how much this unit costs but I find it is well worth the cost of the unit. Think of how much coffee you waste on a daily basis. Yes, the K-cups may seem expensive as well but not when you compare them to just how much coffee you would purchase otherwise.
Plus, it gives you the added benefits of freshness in your beverages and so many more options throughout the day that are easy and quick such as hot cocoa late at night, a hot herbal tea, or apple cider on a cool day.
I really enjoy my Keurig 250 a great deal and have found it to be very easy to use. Aside from the plastic housing of the resivoir, I really do not find any other faults in this unit or its operation.
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If you have your own assessment of this unit or any questions I can answer on it, please leave them in the comments below and I will get back to you as soon as I am able.