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Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System
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Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System
 
4.7

(based on 432 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (327)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (32)
  • Fast (30)
  • Durable (22)
  • Accommodates all cup sizes (21)
  • Multiple settings (21)

Cons

  • Hard to clean (10)
  • Noisy (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (29)
  • Home (23)
  • Office (13)
  • Short trips / weekends (11)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday drinker (22), Coffee aficionado (7), Casual drinker (4)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (29), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love my Keurig K45

After owning a regular coffee maker for years and wasting more coffee than i care to talk about, I broke down and purchased this machine for my husband. This machine is impressive. I...Read complete review

After owning a regular coffee maker for years and wasting more coffee than i care to talk about, I broke down and purchased this machine for my husband. This machine is impressive. I thought we might be sacrificing flavor for convenience but I was wrong. I have now gotten to taste coffees I would never had experienced if I had to buy an entire canister. The variety of coffees alone make this machine worth every penny and we no longer waste coffee. I have even found beverages for my kids to enjoy, my daughter loves the brew over ice lemonade. The best thing I can say about this is how much money in the long run we have saved. There are no longer half pots of coffee being dumped out. My husband and I can now have whatever flavor of coffee we wish and it still be nice and hot. Options are truly endless with one of these machines.

Brew Performance
Coffee lovers rejoice, there is so much freedom to be had in your morning coffee now.

Ease of Use
This machine is very easy to use even my 11 and 12 year old use it for juices in the morning.

Design
Very sturdy and looks great on the counter.

Durability
Holds up great mine i have had for about a year and it looks like it just came out of the box.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works well, but produces a lot of waste

I am a coffee fan for sure, but I don't like to drink coffee from a traditional drip-style coffee maker. I usually use a metal Italian coffee pot that you heat on the stove...Read complete review

I am a coffee fan for sure, but I don't like to drink coffee from a traditional drip-style coffee maker. I usually use a metal Italian coffee pot that you heat on the stove and that makes the best, strongest coffee around. When I can't use that (because of time restraints in the morning), I use the Keurig at work instead. I must say that I don't like the flavor of the coffee as much from the Keurig versus my Italian coffee pot, but it still tastes pretty good. It is super easy to use, almost foolproof with no instructions needed. I even use it to heat water for tea bags because it has the heated water reservoir that is so quick and ready to go anytime. My only criticism, well, I guess I have two criticisms of this product. The first one is the waste that is created from all the little plastic cups and the foil on top. The plastic is not labeled for recycling and you would have to clean it out first anyway. Secondly, the K-cups are NOT cheap, not by a long shot. They are so darn expensive! Even on sale. I haven't done this yet, but I think it's more economical and environmentally responsible to buy a reusable filter and use your own coffee that is freshly ground. All in all, this is an ok product, ingenious, really, but such a wasteful product, too. I have a hard time justifying the use of it.

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4.0

Use it daily!

By 

from Centralia, IL

About Me Everyday Drinker

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast

Cons

  • Hard To Clean
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Home

Comments about Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System:

Coffee, for me, ranks right up there with oxygen. An absolutely packed schedule with Two kids, two pets, and a needy husband have leave me with a constant need for a pick me up. Early morning through evening I am constantly grabbing for a caffeine fix. Because I am the only coffee drinker in the house, this single serve machine is perfect for me. It only takes a minute to turn on, heat up, and put out a cup of joe. No more cold coffee, every cup is made fresh and I can have a different flavor in every cup. I love this machine and would buy it again but it has some minor cons. After awhile the coffee gets kind of a plastic-y taste and It is quite a process to clean with vinegar. The filter needs changed more often than recommended and the machine doesn't tell you when it needs changed. It can get pricey if you are drinking more than a cup or two at a time as well. I would buy this agin but would love to try the newer models- maybe on my next 'me splurge'! Good little machine especially if you are a cup or two a day drinker!

 
4.0

I use it everyday

By 

from Mexico, Mo.

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast
  • Multiple Settings

Cons

  • Hard To Clean

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Home
  • Office
  • Weekends

Comments about Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System:

This is so much faster than a standard coffee maker. I use it to make my on the go coffee in the morning and my cold coffee for at night. All the K Cups taste perfect! Worth every penny.

  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample
 
5.0

I love this coffee maker!

By 

from Plattsburgh, NY

About Me Everyday Drinker

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Pros

  • Accommodates All Cup Sizes
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast

Cons

  • Hard To Clean

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Home
  • Office

Comments about Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System:

This is more than just a coffee maker for me, it is a necessary part of my day. I love that I can chose my cup size, and that I can use a kcup or simply get a cup of hot water for tea or hot chocolate. It is easy to use and easy to fill with water. I get a great tasting cup of coffee every time.

 
4.0

Almost three years of daily use, and still going strong

By 

from SD

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast
  • Multiple Settings
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Noisy

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Home
  • Office
  • Weekends

Comments about Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System:

My husband bought this keurig for me for Christmas 2013. It is still going strong to this day (Sept. 2016)! I use this machine everyday, at least three times a day... sometimes as much as 6 times a day. I really enjoy the variety of coffee/tea/hot chocolate that can be made in this coffee maker.

The ease of using this machine means that my six year old can make hot chocolate for himself and his little brother (of course, I do watch him and I have warned him of the pin that punctures the Kcup and also have instructed him to leave the cup for awhile so it cools down). It is so easy to use and, for me, the temperature that the coffee comes out is not scalding. I know everyone has different thresholds of comfort, but I have not experienced a burnt tongue after having a sip out of the mug, right away. Some Keurig models provide super hot/scalding coffee that you must wait to drink. This one has a very comfortable temperature for me.

As for filling up the reservoir: You can just removed the reservoir easily from the side of the machine, or you can simply remove the top of the reservoir and pour water in the top while it is sitting in its place next to the machine. Lately I have just been removing the reservoir and taking it to our filtered water system to fill up with water, but I used to keep a water pitcher beside the Keurig, for easy access during a rushed morning.

 
3.0

I would not buy again

By 

from Livingston tx

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast
  • Multiple Settings
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Hard To Clean
  • It leaked

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Home
  • Weekends

Comments about Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System:

Loved the variety of coffee the easy use being able to make fresh cup every time.
Its hard to keep it clean somtimes they leak

 
5.0

Couldn't live without it!

By 

from Powell,TN

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Pros

  • Accommodates All Cup Sizes
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast
  • Multiple Settings
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Home
    • Office
    • Weekends

    Comments about Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System:

    I use this multiple times daily and I have had it for going on 5 years with no problems. I can use any k-cup coffee I want which makes it cheaper to drink good coffee. It does not require you buy certain k-cups. It has an auto turn off if you select that which is good for people like me who are always rushing out the door in the mornings.

     
    4.0

    My keurig k45 Elite brewing machine

    By 

    from Stratford

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    Pros

    • Accommodates All Cup Sizes
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast
    • Multiple Settings
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System:

      It makes fast and perfect cup coffee

      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      4.0

      Love this

      By 

      from Brooklyn, MI

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Hard To Clean

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Home

      Comments about Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System:

      I love the ease of this coffee maker. We use it daily for two coffee drinkers in our house. Easy to fill and operate. My kids can make me a cup too if needed. It can be a pain to clean as it develops build up but nothing you can't handle.

       
      4.0

      A great coffee machine

      By 

      from Dallas,TX

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      Pros

      • Accommodates All Cup Sizes
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • DrIp tray Is hard to clean
      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Home
      • Office

      Comments about Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System:

      A friend of mine found a lady selling this Keurig for $15. Of course, it wasn't brand new, but was in pristine condition. We are definitely coffee drinkers and this was our first Keurig machine. I'd wanted to try it, but they seemed too expensive. Anyhow, I got this Keurig. I've had it over a year and I'm very impressed.
      I haven't had any issues with it. It's pretty quick to brew and I love that I can make my coffee in a jiffy. I will say that it's not digital. If digital is what you want, skip this one. You have 2 options as far as cup sizes, average or big cup. It's great for families who have different preferences in brews. I like a medium roast and my hubby likes it dark. I will say that it is a bit noisy, but it doesn't bother me one bit. It mainly makes noise as the water is heating up. It is also a bit hard to clean. The water reservoir is removable and can be washed in the sink. Every month I run water and vinegar through the machine, like if I'm brewing coffee, just to prevent clogs. It is a bit bulky and will take up counter space, but it's so worth it. I might upgrade later, but I really do love this Keurig. Hasn't had any issues since I got it.

       
      5.0

      Best coffeemaker

      By 

      from Saint John, IN

      About Me Everyday Drinker

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      Pros

      • Accommodates All Cup Sizes
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast
      • Multiple Settings
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System:

      Doesn't always make a full cup

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