Keurig K575 vs Keurig K-Elite vs Keurig K250
Keurig is a well-known brand in the world of coffee lovers and connoisseurs. They are not just famous for their fantastic coffee makers but for their incredible K-cup world of various flavors and tastes of coffee. Their K-cup system means quick and stress-free coffee preparation. Just insert the capsule in the machine, press the button, and wait for the magic to start. Many different brands accepted the K-cup system as the best solution for their coffee makers and valuable customers. But we are not here to discuss the K-cup system, at least not in this article.
We will try to explain, in the most simple way, what are the differences between these three Keurig coffee makers Keurig K575, Keurig K-Elite, and Keurig K250. Our main goal is to find out which one is the best for your needs, not to find which one is a bad machine, cos’ something like that doesn’t exist in the world of Keurig.
We will, as always, start with the table, cos’ it’s the easiest way for amateurs to see the main differences without reading the whole article. These three coffee makers are perfect for big-family homes and small offices.
Let’s start the journey!
Comparison Keurig K575 vs Keurig K-Elite vs Keurig K250
|Dimensions||13.2” H x 10.5” W x 13.3” D||13.1″H x 9.9″W x 12.7″D||13.6” H x 8.9” W x 13.8” D|
|Brew Sizes||Cup: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz
Carafe: 22, 26, 30oz
|Cup: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz||Cup: 4, 6, 8, 10 oz
Carafe: 22, 26, 30oz
|Temperature settings||5 temperature settings||5 temperature settings||Temperature is preset|
|Brew Time||Under one minute||Under one minute||Under two minutes|
|Removable Drip Tray||+||+||+|
|Hot Water on Demand||+||+||+|
After this brief review of these three coffee maker models, we will give you some detail information.
Keurig K575 – this Keurig coffee maker has a nice and neat appearance. Its design is modern and it will be a nice detail in every kitchen counter. It is a little bulky, but it is created to accommodate carafe, which directly affects its dimensions. It is made of plastic in platinum color, and the package doesn’t include carafe. You will have to buy it separately.
Keurig K-Elite – K-Elite model has a similar design as K575 coffee maker model. It is made of plastic in three different colors: Brushed Silver, Brushed Gold and Brushed Slate. Although its dimensions are similar to K575 model, this coffee maker can’t use carafe cos’ it’s not programmed to use K-carafe pods. Its design is modern and clean.
Keurig K250 – this model has a sleek and modern design. It is available in many bright colors: Black, Imperial Red, Oasis, Peacock Blue, Plum Grey, Sandy Pearl, and Turquoise. This model might be attractive to young people and families. It can accommodate different mug sizes and carafe.
The important thing about all three models is that they are made of plastic. It does sound like a cheap solution, but this is a high-quality plastic that makes these coffee machines sturdy and durable.
Keurig K575 – K575 has the largest water reservoir of all three models. Its capacity is 80 oz and it is perfect for brewing large amounts of coffee. This coffee maker is perfect for large families and small offices.
Keurig K-Elite – this model has a bit smaller reservoir. With its capacity of 75 oz, it will give you many single servings before next refiling. Strange is that it has a large reservoir but it is not programmed to use K-carafe pods.
Keurig K250 – K250 model has 40 oz water reservoir. It can give you 4+ cups of coffee before nex refiling, but it does support using K-carafe pods.
Keurig K575 – this coffee maker has a programmable Auto On/Off option. You can set the exact time when you want your coffee machine to start with coffee preparation and when to Shut-Off. This option is the so-called „Timer“ option. It is perfect cos’ you can set your computer to prepare coffee at the time when you wake up. The Auto Off option saves energy consumption.
Keurig K-Elite – this model also has the Auto On/ Off option where you can set the time of preparation and Shutting Off at the time that suits your needs the best.
Keurig K250 – K250 model doesn’t have this option and you will have to start the brew cycle manually. The same rule goes for turning off. You will have to do this manually.
Keurig K575 – since this model uses K-cups and K-carafe pods, it has a nice offer when it comes to the brew size. You can choose between 4,6,8,10, and 12 oz of K-cup, and 22,26, and 30 oz of K-carafe.
Keurig K-Elite – this coffee maker doesn’t support K-carafe, so the only brew sizes it offers are 4,6,8,10, and 12 oz.
Keurig K250 – just like K575, this model has a nice brew size offer. For K-cups you can choose between 4,6,8, and 10 oz and for K-carafe 22,26, and 30 oz brew sizes.
Keurig K575 – K575 model has a large touch-screen that makes operating coffee machine easy and simple. It can illuminate in several different colors.
Keurig K-Elite – K-Elite model has a simple control panel. Its display has only black and white color, and every command is run by pressing buttons. There are several buttons with a different command, like beverage volume, strength, hot water on demand, etc.
Keurig K250 – also has a touch screen but only in black and white color. Simple in use and easy to maintain.
Keurig K575 – this coffee maker has a quick heat-up period. It takes less than a minute to get your favorite morning beverage with this speed beast.
Keurig K-Elite – like K575 model, K-Elite also takes less than a minute to prepare a fantastic cup of coffee.
Keurig K250 – the Keurig K250 coffee machine is a bit slower than the previous two models. It needs less than two minutes to finish brewing.
Settings and options
All three models have some great options that you can customize according to your preferences. Two most important are beverage temperature and beverage strength. The Keurig K250 has a preset temperature while two other models will allow you to choose from 5 different temperatures. Beverage strength settings are available at all three coffee makers.
Removable drip tray
All three models have a removable drip tray. Since two models can brew carafe, it is necessary for these coffee maker models to be able to accommodate bigger mugs and cups, as well as a carafe. Even the Keurig K-Elite model, which doesn’t brew carafe, can accommodate travel mugs.
There is a large price gap between Keurig K575 and the other two models. The difference is around two hundred dollars, and if your budget for coffee makes has its limits, then you will probably go with other two coffee maker models. There are differences between them, but the most important thing, and that is coffee, has a divine taste with all three models. Customers will make their decision according to the price as that is so far the biggest difference between these coffee machines.
Keurig K-Elite and Keurig K250 have similar prices, and you should go with the model that suits your needs the best. If you have a large family then you should choose the model with carafe, and if you want some additional settings, like temperature and auto-off option than K-Elite is a model for you. Of course, if you have some magic tree with money instead of leaves, you should buy K575, cos’ that model has everything you might need.
There are many things that will affect your decision when it comes to the coffee maker. Since no one plans to buy new coffee maker every year, the best way to decide is to choose the one that will fulfill your needs in a long term, and that has good and quality features which guarantee long working life. If the appearance is that one thing that is important to you, we have to say that K575 model has everything your kitchen needs to look modern and expensive.