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Keurig K60/65 Special Edition Review

 
Keurig K60/65 Special Edition Single Server Coffee Maker
Keurig K60/65 Special Edition Single Server Coffee Maker
Keurig K60/65 Special Edition Single Server Coffee Maker

 
Overview
 

Type:
 
Capacity: 60 ounces
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Appearance
 
 
 
 
 


 
User-friendliness
 
 
 
 
 


 
Value for Money
 
 
 
 
 


 
Taste
 
 
 
 
 


 
Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
4/ 5


 

Product Features


  • 3 brew-size options (6 oz., 8 oz., 10 oz.).
  • Adjustable brew temperature.
  • Removable drip tray.
  • Single touch control panel.
  • Blue backlit LCD display.
  • 60-ounce water reservoir.
  • Water filter.


  • Brief Summary

    The Keurig K60/65 is a nice little single serve coffee maker that is perfect for those who are on the go and need a quick cup of java to get their day started. With 3 different brew size options and a variety of other features, this coffee maker definitely has its charms. There is a nice modern look to this coffee maker as well as a blue backlit LCD display that makes brewing delicious coffee easier than ever before.

    Posted May 11, 2014 by

     
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    eurig’s K60/65 Special Edition single serve coffee maker has a nice looking exterior, complete with a backlit LCD screen which has a one-touch design for easy use. Although the control panel is easy to use and fairly impressive, finger prints can become an issue after a while, so you will need to keep it clean so it stays responsive. Overall I feel like the aesthetics of this coffee maker are nice to look at and it definitely has a modern appearance with its LCD touch screen.

    Useful Features with the Keurig K60/65

    One of the things I liked best about this coffee maker as a whole is the number of features it offers and how easy to use it is. The Keurig K60/65 gives me the option to go back and forth between brew sizes, depending on how much coffee I want, as well as a small LCD screen which acts as the control panel for the entire machine. I found that using the control panel itself really isn’t that difficult, as it has a very straightforward interface with a user-friendly design. I’m not accustomed to using coffee makers with a digital touch screen control panel like this one has, but I didn’t have any difficulty getting used to it at all.

    When I look for a good coffee maker I always focus on these small conveniences, and this one definitely has a decent number of them to offer.

    There are a lot of programmable features that I found to be especially useful, including the ability to adjust the temperature as well as an auto on/off option and a digital clock. You can adjust the brewing temperatures from 192°F and down to 187°F in one degree increments so you get the coffee just right for you.

    This coffee maker comes with a 60-ounce removable water reservoir which holds up to eight cups before you need to refill. The removable drip tray makes cleaning this coffee maker very easy, and it is something I really appreciate, especially with how often I brew coffee.

    The first time you use the coffee maker you need to do a cleaning cycle. Add water in the reservoir and let the red heating light extinguish and press the small mug button which will start flashing. After pressing the Small Mug Button, the coffee maker will start its cleansing brew; it is only after completing this one time set up process that you should start brewing coffee.

    Brewing my first cup of coffee

    Keurig has definitely earned itself a positive reputation when it comes to making excellent coffee makers, and this one is no exception. This particular coffee maker is fairly efficient at heating the water, only taking about 4 minutes for it to reach the desired temperature. While it may not be the most efficient coffee maker in the world, it definitely suits my needs and seems to be pretty reasonable in terms of heating time.

    Keurig K60/65 Special Edition Control panel

    The control panel

    After filling up the reservoir with water and turned the machine on, a red light illuminates to let you know that the water is being heated up. While the water is heating up you can insert your desired K-Cup into the machine.

    When the light extinguishes the LCD screen will tell you that the machine is “ready to brew”. You can now choose the cup size you would like, which are 6oz, 8oz and 10oz, by pressing the respective buttons.

    The drip plate can hold a mug which is about 5 inches tall, but by removing the drip plate you will easily fit a travel mug underneath.

    One of the things I immediately noticed when using this coffee maker for the first time is how noisy it can get. There are a variety of sounds that this appliance produces as it goes through the brewing process, but it’s not so obnoxious that I can’t learn to just tune it out.

    The end result with the Keurig K60 is a great-tasting cup of coffee that really appeals to my taste buds. Although it may take some playing around with the settings on this coffer maker, it is well worth it considering the quality of coffee it is capable of producing. The little K-Cups that this machine uses are both convenient and usually inexpensive, which is a perfect combination.

    Issue with a clogged up machine

    First off I had some issues brewing with my Keurig K60/K65, but there is really nothing that cannot be corrected with a little bit of trial and error.

    After just a couple of weeks the machine would only brew half a cup even when I used the full cup (10oz.) option. I ran a few rinsing cycles which only improved it a bit, but what eventually fixed the problem was by holding the machine over the sink upside down and giving it a few good shakes. I guess there were some contaminants that clogged up the machine. After this incident I have start using only distilled water and not water from the tap as I did before. This will hopefully prevent any clogging up in the future and slow down other “breakdowns” or problems.

    Variety pack and water filter kit

    This coffee maker comes with a 12-count K-Cup variety pack, including flavors like hazelnut from Gloria Jean’s, Columbian Decaffeinated from Timothy’s, and Nantucket Blend from Green Mountain Coffee.

    There is a water filter kit which is included with this machine as well, and I found it very easy to use. The process for the water filter kit consists of soaking the cartridge in water for about 5 minutes, rinsing it for a minute, and washing the stainless steel mesh. After you have done this you just have to insert the cartridge back into the filter and then snap on the lower filter holder. It is recommended to change the water filter every 2 to 3 months.

    Conclusion

    The Keurig K60/K65 Special Edition Single Serve Coffee Maker is definitely a nice appliance to have in the kitchen, especially if you like coffee as much as I do. I felt like the overall build of this coffee maker is fairly solid and it certainly doesn’t look or feel very flimsy or cheap; it has a nice sleek design which is more important to some than others, but I certainly like mine to look nice as well as function well.

    The 3 different brew size options as well as the adjustable brew temperature and easy-to-use LCD control panel is what really sealed the deal for me. There are a lot of different features that make brewing coffee with this machine extra convenient without being overwhelming to the average person. This machine is priced reasonably and produces a great-tasting cup of coffee, making it one very good deal overall.

    Pros
    • A variety of features.
    • Easy to use.
    • Makes a great-tasting cup of coffee.
    Cons
    • Noisy.

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