KEURIG'S ONE CUP COFFEE MAKER B40, B60 and B70 Single Serve Home Coffeemaker Reviews
The Keurig one cup coffee maker series are very popular today and they virtually dominate the single serve coffee market in the US. The company is owned by Green Mountain Coffee.
The Kuerig machines have a fantastic, sleek, stylish, modern and very appealing design. It adds greatly to the kitchen décor standing on the countertop with elegance and pride. Its color and look and feel is fascinating.
Also, its functionality, convenience and ease of use are worth all the praise.
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The Keurig single serve coffee makers do an impressive job in brewing fast. They include some nice features and make really hot coffee, something that can not be said of many other lower end coffee makers. Brewing takes just a minute or two and your hot coffee is ready to drink.
You can also brew tea and hot chocolate(but I have to double-check about the B40 model) with the Keurig single serving coffeemakers. Some models also serve as iced coffee makers and include the option to brew small cups for iced coffee.
The Keurig coffee makers and the K cups, however, are not cheap at all. You pay a high price for the convenience of the single serve brewers.
Keurig's machines use the innovative patented K-cups that contain ready pre-measured, pre-ground coffee. A whole line of coffee, including flavored coffee, are available today in K cups to be used with the Keurig coffee brewers or similar single serve coffee machines.
The coffee makers have a place at the top that opens to insert the Kcups. When in action, the machine punctures the K-cup at the top and the bottom and sprinkles hot water through the punctured wholes over the coffee. The brewed and filtered coffee then pours out right into the mug.
Today there are single serve coffee makers by other brands similar to the Keurig 1 cup brewers. Some of them, like some single serves by Mr. Coffee and Cuisinart are powered and sold by Keurig.
Keurig one mug coffee makers come with a removable water reservoir with different capacities depending on the models. The reservoirs can be removed for refill at the sink instead of having to carry the whole machine along. The coffeemakers pump out water from the reservoir into the heating chamber where it heats and then brews the coffee.
The one cup coffee maker has programmable features. Depending on the model, you may have the option to choose different mug sizes and automatic on/off or shut-off features. It does not, however, have strength settings, and if you brew the larger size you'll get weaker coffee.
One cup coffee maker units are especially useful when you don't want to brew a whole pot and throw away the unused coffee.It is also practical for brewing into a travel mug that you can take along on your way.
Keurig coffee machines also allow for using a reusable metal coffee grounds holder and filter that you can place into the k cup holder. This way, you are not dependant on the kcups but can use your own favorite coffee and you can grind your own fresh coffee beans and use it with the coffee maker.
On the bottom, the coffee maker has a drip tray to avoid a mess of dripping coffee. You can empty the drip tray after brewing.
One shortcoming of the coffee makers is that they don't have a coffee mug warmer, so if you don't want to drink your coffee right away it won't stay warm.
Flaws of Keurig One Cup Coffee Maker Models
Now with all the attractiveness, convenience and nice features of the Keurig coffee makers, I'm afraid that I can't really make a bold recommendation to buy these home single serve coffee machines.
But let me add right here that this is said specifically about the home units. Keurig has a whole line with single serve coffee makers, including home and commercial coffee makers.
Keurig brewers are famous for their attractive design and functionality, and some deficiencies of certain models don't necessarily diminish the glow of the Keurig one cup coffee maker industry as a whole. The commercial line of single serve machines by Keurig deserve a discussion by itself.
Back to my reservations in regard to the home single serve series by Keurgi - I know, my friend, Jack, is using the B40 model already for some 3 years with much success, and I have yet to research a bit more the B-40 to make a point about it; perhaps it shares what I'm about to point out in regard to the other units, perhaps not.
As pertains the other models, there are so many complaints malfunctions and internal design flaws with the B60 and B70 coffee makers that it seems obvious that those are manufacturer defects and not the fault of their users.
It seems there's a problem with the coffeemakers that they don't last long and despite the high price tag of these one cup coffeemakers, they frequently won't even last one year.
One commonly mentioned problem is that it brews only partial cups and pumps won't draw water efficiently from the tank and pump it into the heating chamber. So many reports are there of the very same and similar problems both with the Keurig B70 and the previous Keurig B60 models that these problems are impossible to ignore.
The problems seem to persist already for some years with the different models and apparently the company didn't get rid of it as yet. For the price people pay for these Keurig single cup coffee makers they would expect better quality.
So it makes one wonder why Keurig would still sell these defective machines; and if indeed they are plagued by internal failures - why don't consumers deserve to be told about it up front and why are they instructed by representatives to try descale and otherwise troubleshoot to repair the problems if indeed there exists a serious internal problem with these machines.
To be fair, these very same or similar problems are not limited to Keurig's one cup coffee maker units, but there are other brands apparently having the same flaws.
Cuisinart, for example, seems to share this or a similar problem with their SS-700 Single Serve Brewing System.
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