Keurig Hot Water on Demand – Which model has it?

    Are you looking for a Keurig Coffee Maker with Hot Water on Demand? Sadly, only a few Keurig models have such a feature. In this article, we’ll share on these models. We’ll also cover on how to get hot water from the Keurigs without this hot water button.

    Can all Keurig make Hot Water?

    We love Keurig coffee machines for their versatility to make many different types of hot beverages other than coffee, such as tea or cocoa.  

    However, there are times when we only want plain hot water to make instant noodles, or make hot soup.

    But NOT all Keurigs have a hot water button.

    The good news is that we are still able to get hot water from our Keurig machine even if there is not such a function.

    All is needed is to run a hot water brew cycle in our Keurig without the K-pod. It’s just these simple steps:

    • Just remove the K-pod.
    • Place your mug or bowl under the sprout
    • Press the brew button

    That’s all.

    Why do we need to get a Keurig with Hot Water Dispenser?

    Right now, you must be thinking that there is no longer a need to get a Keurig model with hot water on demand.

    Well it depends. Sometimes when you run the brewing cycle, the water running out of the sprout may contain residues from your previous brews. In fact, it is recommended to run a hot water brewing cycle every time you want to switch to a new beverage, be it tea, coffee or even hot cocoa.

    If you find this a hassle, consider buying the following Keurig models with hot water dispenser instead for making your hot soups or cereals.

    Keurig Coffee Makers with Hot Water On Demand Button

    Currently, there are 5 Keurig models which offers this hot water on demand feature. Each has their unique features. Which one you buy depends on the features that fit your needs.

    Keurig K250

    K250 is a slimline Keurig coffee maker. If you like to bring a Keurig with you on your travels, K250 is compact enough to fit into your luggage. Its High Altitude settings allow it to work even in places as high as 5000 feet.

    K250 belongs to the newer Keurig 2.0 series of brewers. So beside making your normal K-cups, you can also make a carafe of coffee up to 30 ounces using K-Carafe pods.

    Keurig K250 Coffee Maker

    Keurig K250 Coffee Maker

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    Pros

    • 4 K-Cup brew sizes options – 4, 6, 8, 10 ounces
    • 3 brew sizes for a carafe using K-carafe pods – 22, 26, 30 ounces
    • Strong brew option: makes a strong coffee if you need the extra caffeine dose.
    • Compatible with Keurig K-cup reusable coffee filter  : allows you the choice to use cheaper coffee grounds
    • Hot water dispensing function
    • Brew fast in less than 1 minute
    • 40 ounces removable water tank
    • Slimline design, measuring 15″L X 9″W X 13.7″H
    • Intutive touchscreen control panel
    • Available in 8 different fun colors
    • High Altitude setting

    Cons

    • No auto-on or auto-off features
    • Have to purchase the carafe and the reusable filter separately

     

    Keurig K-Elite

    What many people like about Keurig K-Elite is its iced coffee function and the large water tank of 75 ounces. And it makes coffee with minimal noise.  It also has all 5 Keurig cup sizes for K-pod, so you can adjust the coffee drink volume as you like.

    Keurig K-Elite

    Keurig K-Elite

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    Pros

    • Can make 5 brew sizes – 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 ounces.
    • Compatible with Keurig K-cup reusable coffee filter  
    • Strong brew option
    • Ice coffee option
    • Hot water dispensing function
    • Fast brewing time of less than 1 minute
    • Very large water reservoir of 75 ounces
    • Simple button controls
    • Programmable automatic power down feature
    • Programmable Automatic power on feature
    • Large drip tray to better capture coffee drip from the outlet.
    • Allows accommodate travel cups of up to 7.2 inches tall with drip tray removed
    • Descaling alerts
    • Quiet brew technology
    • Adjustable brew temperature
    • High Altitude settings

    Cons

    • Quite large : 13.1″H x 9.9″W x 12.7″D
    • available in only 2 different style options i.e. brushed slate and brushed silver

     

    Keurig K575

    If you like K-elite’s large water tank but you want to have the option to make a carafe, then Keurig K575 is more suitable for you to buy.

    This Keurig K575 can support K-Carafe pods and has an even large water tank of 80 ounces than K-Elite.

    Keurig K575 Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

    Keurig K575 Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

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    Pros:

    • Huge 80-ounces removable water tank
    • Can brew 5 K-Cup brew sizes – 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 ounces
    • Can brew a carafe using K-carafe pods – 22, 26, 30 ounces
    • Brew fast. Makes K-Cup in under 1 minute and carafe in under 3 minutes.
    • Brew strength control – allows you to make a bolder coffee using any K-Cup option
    • 5 temperature setting for you to adjust the brew temperature.
    • Hot water on demand dispenser
    • Extra large color touch sceen
    • Able program your brewer to turn on automatically at set times, so that it is ready to go when you want it,
    • Able to program it to turn off automatically at set times to conserve energy
    • Compatible with Keurig K-cup reusable coffee filter
    • High altitude setting

    Cons:

    • Larger size: 2” H x 10.5” W x 13.3” D
    • Only available in 1 color scheme
    • Have to purchase the carafe and the reusable filter separately

    Full Keurig K575 Coffee Maker Review

    Keurig K150P

    K150P belongs to Keurig office coffee maker series. However, it is also suitable for home use too. If you do not like topping up the water tank, you will like this commercial Keurig with water line.

    Commercial Keurig K150P Coffee Maker

    Commercial Keurig K150P Coffee Maker

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    Pros

    • Suitable for heavy-duty use such as in a small café
    • NSF Certified
    • Fast brewing time of 1 minute
    • Able to brew hot water for making hot cocoa or even instant noodles
    • full color touch-screen
    • adjustable brew temperature
    • programmable power on and off feature
    • brewing instructions in three different languages – English, Spanish, french
    • Low water indicator alert on LCD display
    • Energy saving feature. Automatic power off after 2 hours of non-use
    • Drip tray can accommodate up to 12 ounces of overflow
    • Large water tank capacity of 90 ounces
    • Can be plumbed to water line
    • one year warranty

    Cons

    • Costs slightly over 200 dollars.
    • only in a silver color scheme
    • Not compatible with K-Cup Resuable Filter
    • Takes up a bit of space – 14 inches x 10.38 inches x 13.8 inches

     

    Keurig K3000SE

    Like Keurig K150P, this belongs to Keurig commercial coffee brewer series. If you need a high volume coffee maker for office use, this will be the best option to consider.  

    Keurig K3000 SE Coffee Commercial Single Cup Office Brewing System

    Keurig K3000 SE Coffee Commercial Single Cup Office Brewing System

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    Pros

    • Direct water line plumbing
    • Fast brew time of less than 1 minute
    • Designed for use in large businesses
    • 4 brew sizes
    • Automatic used K-Cup pod ejection
    • Large Built-in used K-Cup disposal bin with capacity of 35 used pods.
    • Flip-up drip tray accommodates tall mugs and allows for easy cleaning.
    • NSF certified
    • Adjustable brew temperature
    • Intuitive LCD display. Able to set language to English, French or Spanish.
    • smart mug sensor, that will not put out any liquid until there is a cup placed on the drip tray, hence, preventing wastage
    • The model has a separate dispenser for hot water, to add to a drink
    • Drip tray can hold up to 10 ounces of overflow
    • Sensors to detect whether scale buildup is interfering with brewing performance and alert when this is detected.

    Cons

    • The machine needs a filter however it does not come provided with one
    • Since the machine is connected to the water supply, you might need to call a plumber to connect it
    • Expensive at slightly over 700 dollars
    • Heavy at 37 pounds

     

     

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