As a blogger with Northeast Bloggers, I was provided a Keurig® 2.0 K550 for my honest review, this did not influence my opinion or views in any way which are 100% my own!
We have been a Keurig® family since 2010 and we absolutely love the Keurig® brewers. Keurig® brewers are a great choice for holiday gift giving this season and I want to tell you about the new Keurig® 2.0 K550 Brewing System.
This is by far the most versatile Keurig® brewer to date! You can brew a cup or a carafe of coffee now! There are also lots of great features to customize your brewer in the settings like different color wallpaper and bright color reservoir lights among others. The box contains all you need to get started brewing the perfect cup or carafe of coffee. The reservoir has a water filter that you change periodically and the brewer can even remind you to do so if you like.
The brewer will also dispense hot water when you choose the hot water selection on the touch screen. The water reservoir a large capacity so it really is great when brewing a carafe. The pop up lid makes it easy to refill the water without removing the reservoir from the brewer. You can then choose brew strength cup size on the touch screen. The brewer recognizes the pack and knows whether it is a cup or carafe pack.
You need to use Keurig® brand packs, which include nearly 400 different beverages from 60 brands. Consumers looking for a recyclable option can use Vue® packs (also with Keurig 2.0 Brewing Technology™) and K-Carafe™ packs. The plastic cup used in Vue® and K-Carafe™ packs is made of polypropylene/#5 plastic, which can be separated from the lid and filter and recycled wherever #5 plastic is accepted. Cleaning and descaling is now easier using the touch screen options.
Set up was easy and the only part that was a little hard was the bottom of the filter holder was on pretty tight and took some prying to come out. after that you soak the included filter pack for 5 minutes and rinse for 60 seconds, then insert it in the filter holder. You can set the date you put it in and the date to change on a dial on the top of the holder. The brewer itself can be set to remind you to if you like. Then you want to do a cleaning cycle before brewing your first cup. After filling the reservoir you then brew a 6 oz cup of boiling water to clean the machine. After that you are good to go.
We were sent an additional assortment of some great holiday inspired flavors like Spicy Eggnog, Wicked Winter Blend and Gingerbread that I just love. My husband likes the carafe brewing option and the four cup carafe gets him through his morning. He likes his caffeine! It is so nice to have all the options like the night-light, wallpaper, clock settings, brew setting and more to really make the machine OURS. It is everything we love about Keurig brewers and more! Take a look at the following videos to see the brewer in action and learn more about the features.
- Product Dimensions: 10.43”L x 13.63”W x 13.45”H
- Product Weight: 13.9 lbs
- Voltage / Wattage: 120 V / 60Hz / 1470W
- 4-cup starter carafe
- 4 K-Carafe™ packs:
- Green Mountain Coffee® Breakfast Blend
- Green Mountain Coffee® French Roast
- Green Mountain Coffee® French Vanilla
- The Original Donut Shop® Regular
- 6 K-Cup® packs:
- The Original Donut Shop® Regular Extra Bold
- Green Mountain Coffee® Hazelnut
- Green Mountain Coffee® Nantucket Blend®
- Barista Prima Coffeehouse® Italian Roast
- Starbucks® Pike Place® Roast
- Celestial Seasonings® English Breakfast Tea
- 2.0 Water Filter Starter Kit with one filter
Mommy Ramblings is adding the Keurig® 2.0 K550 Brewing System to our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. If you are looking for a great last-minute gift, consider this Keurig brewer and the recipient will think of you cup after cup or carafe after carafe for years to come! You can follow Keurig on Twitter and Facebook.