Keurig K-Elite Review USA 2021

Keurig K Elite is a high-end coffee maker from Keurig.

Not only does this coffee maker allow you to program it, but its brew time is less than a minute.

That’s pretty impressive, Right?

This is a K-cup coffee maker that gives you the option to brew coffee in different sizes.

Recently, when I reviewed the Keurig K-Mini, a Pinterest follower asked a question about the Keurig K Elite.

He is going to buy Keurig K Elite but he could not find complete information about it anywhere.

And…

He wanted to know if he was doing anything wrong by buying the Keurig K Elite?

After that, I decided to write a detailed review of Keurig K Elite coffee maker.

The good thing is that my buddy Brian, already had a Keurig K Elite, so I took his coffee maker to test it out for a few days.

In this review, I will not only give you my opinion, but Brian will also give an overview about this coffee maker based on his 1 year experience.

Brian has had this coffee maker for over a year now so you’ll find a brief review of the Keurig K Elite.

So, let’s have a look on the Keurig K-Elite coffee maker review.

Keurig K-Elite Review USA 2021

keurig k-elite

Specs

  • Material: Plastic
  • Capacity: 12 cups
  • Human Interface Input: Buttons
  • Dimensions: ‎12.7 x 9.9 x 13.1 inches
  • Weight: ‎8 pounds

Pros

  • Large and removable water reservoir
  • Elegant look
  • Hot water dispenser
  • Cup size ranges from 4 ounces to 12 ounces
  • Iced coffee option
  • Compatible with the My K-Cup universal reusable coffee filter
  • Enough room for large mugs
  • Personalized features

Cons

  • No carafe brewing option
  • A bit expensive
  • Its display could have been better

Keurig K-Elite Review USA 2021: Design & Build Quality

The Keurig K Elite is a single serve coffee maker that uses K-cups to brew coffee.

In this, we get to see a removable drip tray at the front which is made of  good quality metal.

After removing this tray, you can easily place a 7.2″ large travel mug in it.

While looking at the top, we get to see its control panel, with the help of which we can easily control the entire coffee brewing process.

I will give you a detailed overview about it so that you will not have any problem while using it.

On the front side, a handle has been given in it, which we can lift up and put the k-cup.

While on the side of the coffee maker, you will get to see the water reservoir.

I really liked its water reservoir.

Because this is not only large but also removable, which makes it very easy to fill with water or to clean.

However, the one thing Keurig should have added is cord storage.

Yes…

We do not get to see any cord storage in it.

With 12.7 x 9.9 x 13.1 inches dimension, you can easily keep this coffee maker on your countertop.

Since its handle rises upwards, yet it is only about 17 inches in height.

Overall I really liked its design.

If I talk about its build quality, I think Brian can tell you better about it…

I have been using this coffee maker for more than a year and till now, I have never felt that its build quality is not good.

In fact, This is a premium coffee maker that Keurig offers, and you can expect to get such great build quality in this range.

After the design and build quality of the Keurig K Elite, I would like to mention some of its features.

These features will be really helpful when you brew coffee with it.

Keurig K Elite Review USA 2021: Features

When we talk about a premium coffee maker, we expect it to offer better features than the rest.

And in this case, the Keurig K Elite will not disappoint you at all.

Now, let’s take a look at some of its cool features one by one.

Control Panel

Now, that we are talking about the Keurig K Elite features, let’s start with its control panel.

keurig k-elite control panel

In its control panel, we get to see a total of 12 buttons along with 2 indication lights, with which a display is also given.

These buttons work like this –

  • Menu Button: With the help of Menu button, we can program this coffee maker. This button comes on one side of the display.
  • Arrow Buttons: On the other side of the display, we get to see 2 Arrow buttons, with the help of that, we can perform different types of actions along with Menu button.
  • Strong: With the help of this button, we can brew strong coffee.
  • Hot Water: This button allows you to dispense hot water.
  • Iced: With the help of this button, you can make cold coffee, in which we get only 6 oz cup.
  • Size Button: In K Elite, we have been given 5 different buttons to brew coffee in cup sizes ranging from 4 oz to 12 oz.

Water Reservoir

In Keurig K Elite, you get to see a large water reservoir of 75 oz, which is removable also.

In this, a charcoal water filter is given by the company.

Quiet Brew Technology

When you brew coffee in the Keurig K Elite coffee maker, you will notice one thing…

The coffee maker makes very little noise during the brewing process.

Because quiet brew technology has been used in it, which reduces the sound to a great extent.

Alert Feature

In the control panel of the Keurig K Elite, you get to see a Descale indication light.

This light indicate when the coffee maker needs to be cleaned.

This is very helpful for those who don’t know when to clean their K Elite coffee maker.

Hot Water Dispenser

Keurig K Elite Coffee Maker comes with hot water dispenser.

When the coffee maker is turned on, the water in it starts heating up.

Thanks to this feature, you can dispense hot water from this coffee maker anytime.

To dispense, you can press the Hot Water button given in the control panel.

A Few Things to Consider Before Buying The Keurig K Elite

Before buying this coffee maker, I want you to consider a few things.

These things will not only help you make a better decision but will also give you an opportunity to understand the coffee maker in a better way.

First of all, Keurig K Elite has many extra features and functionalities, due to which its price is slightly higher than other brewers.

That’s why you should first ask yourself, can you afford Keurig K Elite?

Secondly, Keurig K Elite is a  single-serve coffee maker…

So if you often organize big parties…

Then this might not be a good deal for you.

Third, In this we do not get more coffee brewing options.

In the Keurig K Elite, you can only use coffee pods.

So if you are a fan of carafe style coffee makers then you should look into other coffee makers instead.

Lastly, You must consider the size of the Keurig K Elite.

And should figure out…

Will this coffee maker fit snugly on your countertop?

Why Should You Consider the Keurig K-Elite?

Before we buy a coffee maker, we should have a strong reason to buy it.

Because in this segment you will find many different coffee makers….

Then why should you consider the Keurig K-Elite?

In Keurig K-Elite, you get to see a attractive design.

Although it is not as compact as compared to other coffee makers…

But even with its lid open, it doesn’t take up more than 17 inches of space.

In Keurig K-Elite, you get to see more control options than other coffee makers…

So if you want extra features and programmability then Keurig K-Elite is a better option for you.

Its large and removable reservoir is also a strong reason to consider it as you can store large amounts of water at once.

How to Brew Coffee in Keurig K-Elite

Brewing coffee in the Keurig K-Elite is super easy.

In this you can not only brew hot coffee…

Rather, options for cold coffee have also been given.

In the first I will tell you…

How You Can Brew Hot Coffee in Keurig K-Elite?

I am telling this process in steps so that it is easy for you to understand –

Step 1: Fill the water reservoir with water
Step 2: Lift the lid of the coffee maker and put the coffee pod inside and close the lid
Step 3: If you need strong brew, press the strong brew button, and select the cup size
Step 4: If you want to brew simple coffee, choose the straight cup size

You will have your coffee in less than a minute.

Note: You have to insert the coffee pod only after turning on the coffee maker, otherwise you will need to open and close the handle again.

How to Brew Iced Coffee in Keurig K-Elite?

To brew iced coffee, you have been given a button in the Keurig K-Elite.

Follow the steps given below to brew Iced coffee –

Step 1: Put the coffee pod in the coffee maker
Step 2: Fill a glass with ice cubes and place it over the drip tray
Step 3: Press the Iced button

Similarly, you can make your favorite coffee with this coffee maker.

How to Program Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker

The control panel has been given to program the Keurig K-Elite.

So, let’s have a look at these steps carefully:

How to Set Clock Time in Keurig K-Elite

  • Press the Menu button
  • First, you will see the clock symbol which is for setting the time
  • To set the time, you can set the hours with the Arrow buttons
  • Press the Menu button once to set the minute
  • Set minute with Arrow button

Note: The Menu button will work only when there is water in the water reservoir, if the Add water indication light is On, then you have to fill the water in the water reservoir first.

How to Set Temperature in Keurig K-Elite

Follow these steps to set a Temperature in Keurig K-Elite –

  • Press the Menu button 3 times
  • Set temperature using Arrow buttons

Note: You can set the temperature between 187° to 192° only.

How to Set Auto On in Keurig K-Elite

Follow these steps to set Auto On in Keurig K-Elite –

  • Press the Menu button 4 times
  • You will see “Off” with Sun icon
  • Set “On” using Arrow button
  • Press the Menu button
  • You will get option to set time
  • Here you have to set the time at which you want to program the coffee maker

This allows the coffee maker to be set to Auto On mode as well as…

It will be programmed at your specified time.

How to Set Auto Off in Keurig K-Elite

Follow these steps to set Auto Off in Keurig K-Elite –

  • Press the Menu button until the “Auto Off” option appears in the display
  • Set to “On” with the help of Arrow buttons
  • Press the Menu button again
  • Set the time with the help of Arrow buttons (here you can set the time between 0 to 120 minutes)
  • Finally, press the Menu button

With this, you will be able to easily use the Auto Off feature of this Keurig K-Elite coffee maker.

After this you will get the option of High Altitude setting which you can turn on as per your convenience.

Now that you’ve learned how to make coffee and program a coffee maker?

Then it is also necessary to clean it.

For this, read the guide given below carefully.

How to Clean Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker

Whenever you use the Keurig K-Elite coffee maker…

Don’t forget to clean it after use.

For this you can use a water spray bottle and kitchen soft towel.

But it is very important to clean the coffee maker from inside time to time.

Brian pointed out that the Keurig K-Elite takes longer to descale than other coffee makers.

But you have to do descaling only 3 to 4 times in a year…

So it’s not a big deal.

Although it depends on your use.

However, let me tell you that I cleaned this coffee maker with Keurig’s descaling solution

Which you will easily find on Amazon.

Although you can also descale Keurig K Elite with white vinegar

But I prefer Keurig’s descaling solution more…

Because it doesn’t leave a smell.

To descale the Keurig K-Elite, follow the steps given below –

Step 1: Remove the water filter from the water reservoir
Step 2: Add the solution to the water reservoir
Step 3: Fill the water reservoir halfway with water
Step 4: Open and close the handle to activate the buttons
Step 5: Press the 6 oz button
Step 6: You have to do this process 3 to 4 times so that the coffee maker gets cleaned properly.

Note: Make sure the coffee maker does not have coffee pods. Simultaneously, ensure that the coffee maker remains On for about 30 minutes after the descaling process.

After this you have to complete some more steps so that the descale solution is completely cleaned from the coffee maker –

Step 1: Fill the water reservoir completely with fresh water
Step 2: Brew a bunch of cups without coffee pods

This lets the descaling solution out of the coffee maker and the coffee maker is ready to brew coffee.

Keurig K-Elite Review USA 2021: Frequently Asked Questions

How to Dispense Hot Water in Keurig K Elite?

To get hot water from the Keurig K Elite, you can use the Hot Water button on the control panel.

When to descale Keurig K Elite?

In the coffee maker, you will see the descale indication light, which will alert you when the coffee maker needs to descale or you can descale every 3 to 4 months.

Keurig K-Elite Review USA 2021: Final Overview

The Keurig K Elite is definitely one of the best single-serve coffee maker out there.

I have used it for about a week and I can say that it is one of the most easy to use coffee maker.

When I asked Brian for an overview about the Keurig K-Elite?

He said –

I have used it for over 1 year and I can say that I have not had any complaints with it yet.

It’s perfect for people like me who are looking for a single serve coffee maker.

Although I did not find its display that useful.

But having buttons makes it very easy to use.

As Brian said, he did not find its display that useful.

That’s right.

You may have some problems with the Keurig K Elite’s display.

You can sometimes get confused about its use.

In a nutshell, the Keurig K Elite is a useful coffee maker that is perfect for every coffee enthusiast…

Who are looking for single serve coffee maker.

I hope this Keurig K-Elite review helps you to know about this coffee maker.

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