We all loved the original Keurig single-cup coffee maker. Then, they came out with the 2.0 series, which will brew a full carafe as well as a single cup, and of course, we loved these brewers as much as the original. Now, there is the Keurig 2.0 K425 Plus, which lets you brew over 125 different types of coffee, tea, and specialty beverages (see Keurig K425 review in detail below).
You can even brew iced beverages with this machine. The water reservoir holds 8 cups of water, so you can brew a full carafe for a small group of people. There are plenty of favorite features still available on this brewer, including the strength control feature, and many other features not found on previous models. If you want to learn more about the Keurig 2.0 K425 Plus, check out our review below.
Keurig 2.0 K425 Overview
Because the K450 is already on the market, many people never even heard about the K425, and it is definitely worth a mention. It has loads of features that will help you brew the perfect cup or carafe of coffee every time, and it may just be a bit less costly than the K450, but with pretty much the same features, with a couple of minor exceptions.
The Keurig 2.0 K425 Plus has an easy programming button, and it is easy to make a cup or carafe of coffee in just a couple of minutes. This brewer is compatible with a variety of brew sizes, so you can brew a small cup or a large go cup quickly and easily.
This brewer has a 70-ounce (over 8 cups) water reservoir, so you can always brew plenty when you need it, and if you need more, you can do it quickly. You can even brew tea, and make delicious hot chocolate. The programmable features are super easy to use. All you have to do is insert the K-Cup or K-Carafe, adjust the amount and strength, and press the “Keurig” button to start the brewing process. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
The touch screen panel is easy to use, and large so you can see what you are doing. Some of the best features include the strength button, the temperature selection button, and the quantity button.
There are also other features that make this an intuitive brewer that knows what you want every time. The customizable user interface wallpaper feature lets you choose from nine brew sizes, ranging from four ounces to 30 ounces.
The body of the machine is made of lightweight plastic, and is an attractive black and silver color. It is also available in red and white.
Who is the Keurig 2.0 K425 for?
If you have no need to brew any more than a single cup
of coffee at any given time, this probably isn’t going
to be the best brewer choice for you.
But, if you do have times when you would like to brew a full pot, and you want to do it in a hurry, the Keurig 2.0 K425 Plus may be just what you need. This brewer has a sleek, modern appearance, with a color touch screen panel that is large and highly visible.
It will look great in any kitchen, and even though it is large, it doesn’t actually take up too much space. It will fit on most counters, and would be ideal for college students living in dorm rooms. Basically, this is a coffee maker for anyone who loves a really good cup of coffee, and who enjoys experimenting with different flavors and varieties.
You can get more than 125 different beverage pods from Keurig, and even though the machine is designed to create the perfect cup of coffee, you can customize your brew to create your perfect cup (or carafe) of coffee. It is built to last, and is very durable, and comes with a one-year warranty.
What's Included with the Keurig 2.0 K425 for?
The Keurig 2.0 K425 Plus often comes with everything you need to start brewing coffee as soon as you take the machine out of the box and set it up. Depending on the seller, you can find the bare-bones model with no accessories, or for just a few dollars more, you can get a brewer that comes with a variety of accessories, including a small selection of Keurig K-Cup and K-Carafe pods (coffee, hot chocolate, and chai), a reusable K-Cup for brewing your own coffee, and more.
The instruction manual is also included, and it is a good idea to give it a once over to familiarize yourself with the machine. There are some features that aren’t found on previous models that are not part of the 2.0 series, so you may want to learn more about them.
But, this machine is so easy to use that you can be brewing awesome coffee almost as soon as you take it out of the box. If you need a visual aid, check out this YouTube video that shows the unboxing and setup of the Keurig 2.0 K425 Plus.
Keurig 2.0 K425 Features
This durable coffee maker can brew more than 125 types of Keurig pods, including some of your favorites from Starbucks and other popular manufacturers, and you will be spending a lot less money every day. After a few short months, your brewer will have paid for itself. Some of our favorite features of the Keurig 2.0 K425 Plus include:
The strength setting which is common to all of the 2.0 series from Keurig allows you to create a cup of coffee that is the ideal strength for your tastes. The machine will automatically brew the coffee after reading the label, but you can make your own adjustments and customize your perfect cup of coffee. There are three strength settings: mild, medium, and strong.
Easy to Clean
This brewer is extremely easy to clean and look after. In fact, there is very little maintenance involved, with the exception of cleaning and descaling the parts once in a while. Because it works with the K-Cup and K-Carafe pods, there is very little mess to clean up in the first place, which keeps maintenance to a minimum. Of course, if you have hard water, you should get into the habit of cleaning and descaling once every month or so.
The manufacturer claims that you can brew coffee in less than a minute with the Keurig 2.0 K425. It is even supposed to brew a full carafe in the same short time. This may be a bit far-reaching, but this machine does work pretty quickly. Most users report that they are able to brew a cup or a carafe of coffee in less than two minutes, which is pretty fast. If you need a caffeine fix in a hurry, you won’t be disappointed.
Easy to Use
We love that this brewer is so easy to use. You can brew a single cup (in a variety of sizes), or a full carafe. The reservoir holds 70 ounces of water, so you can brew a lot of coffee before you need to refill it. The touch screen is simple to operate, and you basically only have to press a couple of buttons, wait a couple of minutes, and enjoy great tasting coffee. The features are programmable, and the machine will do most of the work for you.
This brewer has a large touch screen panel on the front that lets you easily select the various functions and features. There is also a customizable user interface wallpaper feature. You can do everything through the touch screen panel, which is not obtrusive, and it actually adds to the overall design of the machine. This is a compact machine that can fit anywhere, and it will look great with any type of décor.
This is a durable coffee maker that is built to last. One may think that because it is plastic that it would break easily, but this has never been a problem with any of the Keurig brewers. It is so durable that it comes with a one-year warranty, so you are protected if there are any manufacturer defects. Expect a hassle-free customer service experience if you do have any issues or questions about the product.
The 70-ounce water reservoir will let you produce a total of eight cups of coffee, depending on the size of your cups. You can adjust the settings as necessary in order to get the amount you need for the cup you are using, or if you are brewing a carafe. The water reservoir also lights up, so if you want to make a cup of coffee in the middle of the night, you won’t have to turn on any lights to see what you are doing.
There are a few things that we don’t like about the Keurig 2.0 K425 Plus brewer. For starters, you can only use pods that have the Keurig logo. Other pods will not be recognized by the machine, with the exception of the reusable pod that is for brewing your own coffee blends.
Another problem is that even though most grocers do carry the coffee pods, it can be difficult to find the specialty pods, such as teas, lattes, and hot chocolate.
We also don’t like the fact that these machines tend to be a bit on the noisy side. Unfortunately, this is not isolated to a few incidents. A quick Google search will tell you that the noise is a common problem.
One other issue we have is that you can’t brew a second cup of coffee immediately after the first. The brewer needs to go through the pre-heating process all over again.
Cleaning the Keurig 2.0 K425 Plus
The process for cleaning the Keurig 2.0 K425 Plus is pretty much the same as it is for all of the brewers in the 2.0 series.
To clean your Keurig 2.0 machine, simply follow these steps:
Wipe down unit with a soft, damp cloth
Remove drip tray, wash by hand with warm, soapy water
Remove water reservoir and lid, clean with soft, damp cloth
Perform a brew cycle with water only to clean the needle and basket.
Wash the carafe after each use.
Descale the brewer once every month or two to remove mineral deposits
If you are looking for other options to consider before making your purchase, you may want to take a look at the Keurig 2.0 K475, which is designed so it holds the same amount of water as its predecessor, but doesn’t take up as much counter space.
This model has a digital clock that isn’t available on other Keurig brewers, and it has separate settings for specialty drinks, including chai, cocoa, mocha, and more.
This is an attractive unit that is available in a variety of colors, including black and silver, sandy pearl, and vintage red. It is just as easy to use as other Keurig models, and it is one of the more popular models in the 2.0 series.
You don’t have to go out and spend $10 or more every day on a couple of cups of coffee when you can make your own, quickly and easily, with the Keurig 2.0 K425 Plus brewer. This coffee maker lets you brew a single cup in a variety of sizes, or a full carafe if you want to serve a group of people, or just have extra coffee ready when you need it. Customize your brew strength, brew specialty drinks, and more. It’s cheaper, and faster, than going to your local coffee shop.