You’ve probably used a regular Keurig brewer to make single cups of coffee. But, have you tried any of the brewers in the 2.0 series - see Keurig K475 review? The Keurig 2.0 K475 is one of the more recent models, introduced after the Keurig 2.0 K450 was discontinued.
The previous version could only be used exclusively with coffee pods made by Green Mountain Coffee. The reason for this is because these older machines were designed to only use a specific type of K-Cup, and that prevented anyone from being able to use older pods, or pods that are unlicensed (generic brands).
Unfortunately, users were not happy about this, and sales dropped. So, Keurig had to come up with a new technology. This is where the K475 comes in. This brewer is still compatible with the Green Mountain K-Cup pods, but it is also compatible with older K-Cups. Today we are going to take an in-depth look at the Keurig 2.0 K475. Let’s get started.
Keurig 2.0 K475 Overview
The Keurig 2.0 K475 brewer has a large display screen that is easy to read, and it has a bold, sleek look that will fit in with most kitchen decors.
It has a large, 70-ounce water reservoir, so it can be used for brewing a single cup of coffee, or a full pot if you are serving a small group of people.
This is already one of the more popular of the Keurig brewers, likely because of its awesome versatility.
It is loaded with some of the most popular Keurig features, and there are a few extra, including the general K-Cup compatibility. One of our favorite features is the ability to be able to make iced drinks, including iced coffee and iced tea.
Because this brewer has a larger reservoir than other Keurig brewers, it is a bit taller than other models, so it may be a bit difficult to fit on a counter top if there is a cupboard directly above it.
But, it doesn’t take as much overall counter space, so as long as there is enough height, there should be plenty of room for it, even in the smallest kitchens. It is a bit on the heavy side, weighing in at around 14 pounds, but it isn’t meant to be portable in the first place.
You can make hot or cold drinks quickly and easily with this Keurig brewer. It heats up water quickly, so you can have a cup of coffee in a minute or two. The large LCD screen is 2.4 inches across, and it is lighted, making it easy to read in the dark. Not only is this machine compatible with a variety of K-Cup and generic pods, you can also get a reusable coffee filter for it, so you will be able to easily brew your own grinds.
Who is the Keurig 2.0 K475 for?
Anyone who wants to brew coffee quickly with as little mess as possible can benefit from having a Keurig 2.0 K475.
This brewer is ideal for anyone who truly loves coffee, especially if they are in a hurry and want a coffee to take with them on the go. It takes less time and costs less to brew up a go-cup in a Keurig machine than it does to go to your favorite coffee shop.
You can have a cup of coffee ready before you are ready to head out the door. If you need a full pot to get you going, you can brew that in a couple of minutes as well. If you enjoy being able to choose from dozens of varieties of coffees, teas, lattes, and more, this may just be the coffee maker for you.
You can brew over 125 different types of hot and cold beverages with ease, and each beverage is going to be fresh and delicious every time. You can customize the strength of your brews, and even brew your own grinds with the reusable filter. This is a coffee lover’s dream, and it costs less than $200.
What’s Included with the Keurig 2.0 K475?
This brewer comes with everything you need to start making delicious coffee as soon as you take the machine out of the box and set it up. Included with the Keurig 2.0 K475 are a K-Cup variety pack (six varieties), a water filter handle, and two water filters.
These water filters ensure that you get the best tasting coffee every time, because they will get rid of any impurities in the water before the brewing process even begins. You can also use your own water filter, but there is really no need to do so.
The instruction manual is also included. While this is a relatively easy brewer to use, it is still a good idea to go over the manual and get to know the various functions and features. There are other accessories that are available for this brewer.
If you are going to want to brew full pots of coffee, you will need to purchase the carafe separately. The reusable water filter is also something that must be purchased separately. You can see everything that is in the box by watching this unboxing video on YouTube.
Keurig 2.0 K475 Features
Now we come to the good stuff: the features. The Keurig 2.0 K475 has a lot of the features that we have all come to know and love with other Keurig brewers, but it also has some newer features that we think you are going to be really enthusiastic about.
First of all, the water reservoir is larger than other models, so you are going to be able to brew a lot more coffee.
This is great if your whole family wants a cup, for use at the office, or for any other situation where you are serving a group of people. Let’s take a look at some of the other cool features on this Keurig brewer.
K-Cup Pod Sizes
All Keurig brewers make single cups of coffee, in 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-, and 12-ounce sizes. This machine goes above and beyond, brewing other sizes so you can use large tumblers, carafes, etc., between 22 and 30 ounces at a time. This is one of the reasons why this is a great brewer for both homes and offices. You are also not limited to Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup pods, which was a problem with K450.
This brewer has a touch screen panel that lights up. You can see all of your brewing options, as well as use the panel to customize the options to create your own perfect brew. Unlike other Keurig machines, this one lets you program it so it will automatically turn on and off. This means that you can set it up at night so you wake up to a steaming hot, delicious cup of coffee in the morning. The automatic shut-off feature is a great energy-saving feature.
This brewer allows you to control the strength, and the temperature of your coffee. The strength control feature lets you brew coffee as weak or as strong as you like. There are five different temperature settings, so you don’t have to drink it piping hot if you don’t like it that way, and you don’t have to let it sit for a while so it can cool down. Of course, if you like it super-hot, you can have it that way as well.
There is a removable drip tray that sits at the base of this coffee maker that catches any excess drips, making cleanup a breeze for this machine. This also ensures a much cleaner brew than you would get from other coffee makers. When you are finished brewing your coffee, simply remove the drip tray, give it a rinse, and put it back into place. This is going to make the regular cleanup process a lot faster and easier.
You will always brew with fresh, clean water, thanks to the 70-ounce water reservoir. It will hold as much water as you need, whether you are using a cup or a carafe. If you only brew single cups at a time, you can brew six or more cups before you will need to add more water to the reservoir. Of course, if you aren’t going to be using it for a couple of days, make sure that you empty the reservoir and start with fresh water for your next brew.
The Keurig 2.0 K475 is compatible with a number of different pods, including generic pods that couldn’t be used in the K450. It can also be used with older K-Cup pods (with 10 different brew sizes), as well as K-Mug pods, K-Carafe pods, and Vue pods. You can also use the My K-Cup reusable filter, which can be purchased separately. This lets you create your own custom grinds that you can brew in your Keurig.
Ease of Use
As far as digital devices go, this one is a cinch to use. You can select the brew size for larger pods. The proper icons will appear on the touch screen, so you can simply press a button and start brewing. The round button on the front, directly below the control panel, will illuminate. Then, the touch screen will change to give status updates, including “brewing” and “thank you” when the brewing process is complete.
There are a couple of things that we don’t like about this brewer. As we mentioned earlier, it does tend to be a bit on the heavy side, so it is not a very portable machine.
Also, it is large, so if you are in a small dorm room or don’t have a lot of counter space, you may not have room for this brewer. One other thing we don’t care for is the fact that the power cord is so short.
You will need to place this brewer right next to an electrical outlet. The cord is only a couple of feet long.
Using the Keurig 2.0 K475
This may seem like a complicated machine, but it is so simple to use that you can get away with not reading the instructions at all (although it is recommended). The touch screen window shows you all of the icons you can choose, so there is no guesswork involved.
You can easily brew a perfect cup of coffee in less than 2 minutes, even if you have never used a Keurig machine before. You can select your preferred brew size, and even customize the strength of your beverage. If you want to see how to brew a cup of coffee in the Keurig 2.0 K475, take a look at this YouTube video.
There is another Keurig coffee maker about to make an appearance, and it may turn out to be even better than the K475. The Keurig 2.0 K525 is loaded with features, and it offers an amazing performance.
This is an extremely efficient brewer, and we think it may just be one of the best models in the Keurig 2.0 series.
It offers the famous Keurig 2.0 brewing technology, and it will brew all sizes of cups as well as carafes of coffee quickly and easily.
Like all Keurig brewers, the K525 is super easy to use, and it has an even larger water reservoir than the K475, holding up to 80 ounces of water. You can easily brew up to eight cups of coffee without having to refill the reservoir. Of course, this will also brew your favorite pods, even the older pods.
If you are a coffee connoisseur, you are going to love the variety you can have when you use the Keurig 2.0 K475 coffee maker. In addition to delicious hot beverages, including coffees, teas, lattes, and even cocoa, you can also make some pretty awesome cold drinks, such as iced tea and lemonade.
This coffee maker is easy to use, and the touch screen lights up, so if you want a cup of coffee in the middle of the night, you don’t have to disturb others by turning lights on.