Keurig K-Duo Plus Review [Dual Coffee Maker With 12 Benefits]

    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 Coffee Maker Review: Who it is for?

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    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.

     

    What I like most about Keurig K-Duo Plus

    1. It is a dual coffee maker

    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.

    2. It can start brewing automatically up to 24 hours in advance

    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.

    3. It has a large and adjustable water tank.

    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.

    12 Benefits of Keurig K-Duo Plus

    1. Dual coffee maker – make single serve coffee using K-cup or a carafe of coffee using ground coffee
    2. Multiple brew size options – 6, 8, 10, 12 cups for carafe and 6, 8, 10, 12 ounces for single serve
    3. Keurig reusable coffee filter compatibility – If you like to use ground coffee or even decaf coffee instead of K-Cups, you can do so with this filter
    4. Multi-position & Large removable water tank: Less refilling with a big water tank. More convenience in cleaning with a removable water tank. And more flexibility in fitting the coffee maker into your kitchen.
    5. 12 Thermal carafe included – eliminate glass breakage with this stainless steel carafe and keep your coffee warmer
    6. Programmable Auto-brew – Set brew time before you sleep up to 24 hours in advance and wake up to freshly brewed coffee the next morning
    7. Pause Brew – Able to pause brewing for 20 seconds for a quick cup before brewing is done
    8. Smart start – Just press the button. It will heat up and then brew after that. No longer is there a need to wait for water to heat up before you can select the cup size.
    9. Energy saving – Turn off brewer automatically 5 minutes after last K-cup brew
    10. Travel mug friendly: able to fit mugs up to 7.25 inches and 8 inches with drip tray removed
    11. Kuerig reusable gold tone mesh filter compatibility – avoid wastage with paper filters. Paper filter also does a poor job in preventing the coffee grounds from flowing into your coffee.
    12. Simple button controls – No need to navigate complex menus. Save you time and frustration especially in the busy workday mornings
    Keurig K-Duo Plus Single serve &  Coffee Maker

    Keurig K-Duo Plus Single serve & Coffee Maker

     

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    Specifications of Keurig K-Duo Plus

    • Dimensions :
      • 19”H x 8.2”W x 11.7”D (Water reservoir on side)
      • 19”H x 7.68”W x 15.88”D (• Water reservoir in rear)
    • Weight: 9.7 pounds (brewer) and 1.78 pounds (carafe)

     

    Potential Shortcomings of Keurig DUO Plus Coffee Maker

    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

     

    Keurig K Duo Plus vs K Duo

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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

    1. Thermal Carafe

    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.

    2. More Asthetically Pleasing

    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.

    3.Adjustable Water Tank

    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.

    4. More Travel Mug-Friendly

    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

     

    Should I buy the Keurig K-Duo Plus Coffee Maker?

    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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