Keurig K-Select Coffee Maker Review 2020

The Keurig K-Select is the perfect combination of simple controls and fast, nearly instant, brewed coffee. It’s a great machine for those looking for a stable, single-serving coffee brewer. From the simple user interface to the consistent flavor in every cup, the Keurig K-Select is a great Keurig for any home or office. Also, if you enjoy an extra caffeine kick, you’ll certainly appreciate the Strong Brew feature of this coffee maker.

Keurig K-Select Coffee Maker Review 2020

 

Design

The overall design of the machine is very similar to other Keurig machines in the current product line. It’s a larger machine, taking up 9.2” x 11.6” on your counter and needs at least 12.5” of clearance to be able to fit under your cabinets.

The Keurig K-Select has an incredibly simple user interface. Each brew size has its own dedicated button, which is perfect for those looking for simplicity and ease of use. The coffee maker can brew four different sizes: 6, 8, 10, and 12 ounces. The machine can be turned on by a prominent power button at the top of the control panel. Under the power button, there are three indicator lights for Auto-Off, Add Water, and Descale.

The Auto-Off indicator will be illuminated by default when you turn your machine on. This setting will automatically turn the K-Select off after 2 hours of inactivity. This gives you great peace of mind.

The Add Water indicator will come on when the water reservoir doesn’t have enough water left for the machine to brew your next cup of coffee.

The Descale indicator will illuminate when it’s time for you to descale your machine for a more fresher and pure sip of coffee.

 

Keurig K-Select Coffee Maker

 

Features

First of all, we have 4 different cup sizes to choose from (6, 8, 10 or 12 oz) and⁠ it’s compatible with hundreds of K-Cups.

A surprising feature of this unit is High Altitude setting which is very rare in one cup coffee maker. Not only it will help you enjoy a better-tasting cup if you find yourself at a higher altitude, but it will also ensure that your coffee maker lasts longer.

The water reservoir on this machine holds a whopping 52 ounces capacity. This means you can brew 5 full cups of coffee without having to refill. The water reservoir on this machine is completely removable, making refilling a breeze.

A removable drip tray completely removes from the machine for easy cleaning. An added benefit is that, without the drip tray, the K-Select can accommodate travel mugs up to 7.4 inches tall. With that clearance, you’ll be able to fit most of your travel mugs and take a fresh cup of coffee to go.

Getting started brewing with your Keurig K-Select is unbelievably simple. Place the cup on the drip tray, power on the machine, lift and then lower the handle on the machine without inserting a K-Cup pod. The cup size buttons will begin to blink. Press the desired cup button to begin brewing.

Cleaning the Keurig K-Select is a pretty simple process. The areas to be cleaned are the obvious ones including drip tray, water reservoir, and exterior of the machine. The drip tray can hold up to 8 ounces of overflow before it begins to overflow. Luckily, the removable drip tray is dishwasher safe (top rack only). The exterior of the machine can be cleaned with a damp, soapy, non-abrasive cloth.

Over the life of your machine, you may want to clean buildup from other areas of the brewer, like the K-Cup funnel or the exit needle. Be sure to consult the guide that comes with your machine for best practices on how to clean these areas.

The only maintenance item on the Keurig K-Select is to descale your machine every 3-6 months, depending on the hardness of your water. This is super important because mineral buildup can greatly shorten the life of your coffee maker.

K-Select has very handy features when it comes to the much-dreaded cleaning process. First of all, it’s made of fingerprint-resistant materials, meaning that you won’t have to wipe it all the time to get rid of those annoying smudges. It also has a removable drip tray and a K-Cup holder. As for the descaling process, which should be carried out every 3 to 6 months depending on the type of water you use, you’ll get a handy reminder through a flashing light.

K-Select is very practical and easy to use. You just need to insert the K-Cup, choose a size and you’ll get your cup of joe in less than one minute.

Plus, this coffee maker uses Quiet Brew Technology, making it much quieter than other Keurig models and many single-serve coffee makers

 

 

Pros
  • Strong mode for bold coffee

  • High altitude settings

  • Easy cleaning and maintenance

  • Indicator for reminding the current needs of the machine

  • 52 oz removable water reservoir

  • <1 minute brew time

  • A few color options

  • Simple interface

  • Highly convenient and reliable

Cons
  • A bit noisy

  • Large countertop footprint

 

Our Verdict:

Priced mid-range in the current Keurig selection, the K-Select is very good value for money when it comes to single-serve coffee makers. It offers interesting customizable settings, handy cleaning features, and an intuitive user-friendly interface. One most promising and convincing feature of K-Select is high altitude setting and it also comes in different colors, meaning that it will look great in any kitchen. Thing to keep in mind is that it’s pretty tall, so make sure it can fit on your countertop before buying it. Overall it’s a great deal at a good price. Check Best Keurig Coffee Maker Machine 

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