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Keurig B130 DeskPro Brewing System Review

 
Keurig B130 DeskPro Brewing System
Keurig B130 DeskPro Brewing System
Keurig B130 DeskPro Brewing System

 
Overview
 

Type:
 
Capacity: 8 ounces
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Appearance
 
 
 
 
 


 
User-friendliness
 
 
 
 
 


 
Value for Money
 
 
 
 
 


 
Taste
 
 
 
 
 


 
Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
3.5/ 5


 

Product Features


  • Mug sensor.
  • Energy Savings Mode.
  • 700 Watt heating element.
  • Picture instructions.
  • Single-use water reservoir.
  • 1 cup serving size (8 oz.).
  • Lightweight Design.


  • Brief Summary

    The little Keurig B130 DeskPro Brewing System can be misleading at first glance because of its size, but rest assured that it has quite a bit to offer in terms of features and overall usability. This coffee maker comes with lots of little conveniences which definitely add up for the average user, including the mug sensor as well as a special energy saving mode which automatically turns off at the appropriate time. With quite a few different things going for it, this Keurig coffee maker is definitely worth a closer look.

    Posted May 3, 2014 by

     
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    here is no doubt that the Keurig B130 DeskPro Brewing System looks nice on the outside with a very sharp design that will look good in just about any home or office. I think that this coffee maker goes well with the rest of the appliances in my home which have a similar modern design to them. While there are no fancy LCD screens or touch control panels on this coffee maker, it is a straightforward coffee maker that didn’t leave me confused as to how to use it.

    Using the Keurig B130 DeskPro

    Brewing with this single-serve coffee maker is a very simple and straightforward process, allowing even those who have never made coffee before in their lives to do without much trouble at all. This machine comes with pictorial instructions on how to use it for those who have any issues figuring it out themselves. After you have chosen whichever K-Cup you want (which can be harder pictorial instructions for the Keurig B130 DeskProthan you think due to the great selection) and closed the machine the lid to the single-use water reservoir opens automatically. The reservoir can only hold 8 ounces which is enough for one cup only.

    The Keurig B130 DeskPro is designed for commercial use only and has therefore a permanent pictorial instructions printed on the metal. Note that these instructions don’t come off. It is great for small offices, hotel rooms or for your bed & breakfast. It can of course be used at your home for personal use as well, which I do.

    One of the things that I found to be less than desirable about this machine is that it takes a full 3 minutes to brew, which is not terrible but it could be better. I tend to drink quite a bit of coffee and therefore don’t like having to wait longer than is necessary for my coffee to brew. The quality of the actual coffee that this machine produces is excellent though, so you might just find that it is well worth the wait. Good tasting coffee takes time and this machine does a good job of making a delicious cup of java.

    Clean up with this coffee maker is very easy and I didn’t have any problems at all in that respect. It is important to run a few cycles with this machine before you start using it though. I have used quite a few different coffee makers in the past, but this one is by far the most low-maintenance in terms of having to clean it.

    Demonstration video

    Helpful Features

    This coffee maker offers some great conveniences which I find very appealing, including the mug sensor which helps to avoid accidental spills. There is also the energy savings mode which I really like because I’m always looking for ways to reduce energy costs any way I can. With an automatic turnoff function, this coffee maker is definitely perfect for those who want to reduce needless wasting of utilities. The compact size of this coffee maker is perfect for me because it allows for easy transportation if I need to take it to the office or anywhere else. It can be a great companion for your office, summer house or even your boat, it is rather small and doesn’t take up much space at all.

    The coffee

    I found the taste of the coffee made by this machine to be very satisfying and enjoyable. While I think the coffee is a bit on the strong side, I quickly got used to it. If you despise strong coffee, this might not be the right machine for you. There are many different K-Cups which you can use with this machine with a variety of flavors that offer something for just about every coffee drinker. If you don’t like coffee, don’t worry you can get hot chocolate and a great variety of different teas as well.

    While some people may be turned off by the relatively small one-cup water reservoir that this machine comes with, it suits my needs as a coffee drinker just fine.

    K-Cups

    The Keurig B130 DeskPro only takes K-Cups which can be purchased in most grocery stores or online, though the price is not quite negligible.

    One of the disappointing things about this coffee maker is that it doesn’t come with a reusable filter. Keurig makes a reusable coffee filter which allows you to use and make K-Cups with your own loose coffee grounds.

    Using this coffee machine is extremely easy and there are even pictorial instructions that come with it. If you do not like coffee makers that are extremely complicated with lots of buttons, this one is definitely a viable option. There is nothing I hate more than having to spend a long time having to figure out how to use a coffee machine to make just a cup, and this one is definitely easy to use and very low maintenance as well. Whether you want to make a cup of coffee, tea, or even cocoa, this machine is definitely efficient when it comes to doing exactly what it has been designed for.

    Conclusion

    With a good solid build and a few very convenient functions, the Keurig B130 DeskPro Brewing System is certainly a good investment, especially if you are planning on keeping it at the office or in the rooms at your bed & breakfast. I really liked the mug sensor, as it has almost certainly helped me avoid numerous spills already. The energy savings mode that this coffee maker also comes with is a nice addition which helps me to save some money on my energy bill, even if it is just a tiny amount. This compact coffee maker may not be a top of the line model, but it still has a lot to offer as a whole.

    Pros
    • Multiple convenient features.
    • Lightweight design.
    • Inexpensive.
    Cons
    • Small capacity.

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