Do you love the Keurig’s K-cup system? But you have always hope to be able to make a carafe of coffee using ground coffee on your Keurig coffee machine? Now you have it. In this review, we will take a deep look at the new Keurig K-Duo Plus single serve and carafe coffee maker.
Keurig K-Duo Plus can make you both single serve K-cup and a carafe of coffee using ground coffee.
It is great for those with a family of Keurig lovers. You can use the single serve side when your family are out. When your family is back, you can turn to the carafe to make a full pot of coffee for your family.
If you hate glass carafe for fear of breaking it or for its poor thermal properties, you will love the Keurig K-Duo Plus as it comes with a stainless steel thermal carafe.
This Keurig dual coffee maker is a great thing to have on your coffee maker. If I’m making for a person, I’ll use the single serve K-Cups. When I need to make in bulk, I’ll use the carafe side.
Besides efficiency, I can also avoid coffee wastage. I really hate to see excess coffee going down the drain.
And I like the serving options available for both the single serve side and carafe side. For the single serve, I have 4 options to choose from -6, 8, 10, 12 ounces. For the carafe side, I also get 4 options – 6, 8, 10, 12 cups.
K-Duo Plus is a Keurig with programmable timer. This means you can set a time for the brewer to start making coffee automatically.
With this timer, you can have 1 less chore. I mean who wants to deal with so many chores on weekday mornings before going to work. Also, it’ll be great to wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee.
I hate refilling the water tank every now and then. And thankfully, Keurig Duo Plus has a large water tank of 60 ounces.
More interestingly, the water tank can be adjusted to fit it on either sides or at the back. This really makes it convenient for me to fit this coffee machine on the kitchen counter.
4. It comes with a stainless steel thermal carafe
I certainly love that this dual coffee maker comes with a stainless steel thermal carafe. It is certainly better than its other version – Keurig K-Duo Essentials which uses a glass carafe.
For one, thermal carafe can retain heat better.
Also, it is less prone to breakage than a glass carafe.
And I won’t risk getting scalded by a hot glass carafe.
More obviously, this stainless steel thermal carafe does make the coffee maker more appealing.
High Height Clearance
The K-Cup pod is inserted from the top of the coffee maker. When you open up the lid handle, the height is about 18 inches. And you probably need to add a few more inches for better accessibility to slot in the K-cup. So if you need to fit in under a cabinet, you will need more height clearance.
Pause and brew is not automatic
You have to press a button to pause the brewing. This could have been more automatic by allowing the machine to detect the removal of the carafe and stop brewing. However, this would probably increase the cost with an additional sensor. Personally, I feel that this feature tends to be seldom used anyways
You may come across the Keurig K-Duo. It sounds like it is the brother of Keurg K Duo Plus.
Yeah. They have many similar features indeed. And they are Keurig dual coffee makers.
But there are 4 differences that makes K-Duo Plus better
Both has a 12 cup carafe. However, K-Duo Plus uses a stainless steel thermal carafe instead. This is better than the glass carafe in the K-Duo as there’s no need to worry about breaking it and stainless steel carafe is better at retaining heat.
I don’t know about you. But I really like the stainless steel carafe. It gives the K-Duo Plus a more premium finish. The slim tall design also makes it look more appealing than the rectangular blockish look of the K-Duo.
Both have same water tank capacity of 60 ounces. However, K Duo Plus allows you flexibility in the position of the water tank. You can move it to either sides or the back , depending on your space configuration.
Both Keurig K-Duo and K-Duo Plus can fit travel mugs up to 8 inches with its drip tray removed. However, without removing the drip tray, K-Duo Plus can fit up to 7.25 inches but K-Duo can only fit up to 6.25 inches. Clearly, we would want the drip tray to hold coffee drips from the coffee sprout. So K-Duo Plus scores again in this department.
Video of This Keurig With Carafe In Action
This Keurig K-Duo Plus looks elegant. And it will be a great addition to your kitchen counter top.
The option to make both single serve and carafe and its multiple brew sizes for both sides really gives you the flexibility and efficiency in making coffee without wastage.
Moreover, when you buy the Keurig K-Duo Plus coffee maker, you can wake up to freshly brewed coffee by setting the brew time the night before. Speaking of convenience! I hope this review has helped you make your decision by now
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