The Keurig K55 is a simple to use, and reliable single serve coffee maker. Whether you like coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, it can brew a cup for you in just a few minutes with its simple programmable features. This K55 model comes highly recommended by many reviewers as their favorite coffee maker.
This everyday coffee maker is very user-friendly, as almost anyone can use its simple controls. The Keurig K55 comes with simple step-by-step directions for setting up the coffee machine within a few minutes, and you’ll be brewing your first hot beverage soon after that, or even multiple kinds in a row.
It should also fit in most people’s kitchen spaces with a width of 10 inches and a height of just over a foot. Although you will need to account for the extra 3 inches of space, it takes to open the top, so it may be best not to place it under a low cabinet.
There are three sizes of beverage you can choose from on the simple display (6, 8, & 10 oz.) which make it possible to control the strength of you drink as well as the size. Although there is officially no strength control for this machine, if you want a stronger coffee it is recommended that you choose the smallest size (6 oz.).
Before you brew your hot drink, you’ll have to fill the water reservoir, just like any other coffee maker. Since this single-serve machine has a 48 oz. reservoir, you can brew 6 or more cups (depending on the sizes you use) before you must refill it again.
If you are not brewing with pre-filtered water, there is an option to use the two filters that come with the machine with the filter handle. Using a filter with tap water will help you get the best quality out of your drinks and ensure your machine keeps running efficiently.
If you often forget to turn off your coffee maker and want to save the energy wasted by leaving it on, this machine will make your life easier. The programmable automatic off timer will turn the coffee maker off a couple of hours after you make your last cup, saving you on your energy bill.
Although you can use the Keurig brand K-cups, any brand can be used with this coffee maker. If people in your home or office like different flavors of beverage, that’s no problem. Another cup can be brewed directly after the first, and the flavor will be fine. But, if you are making something like hot chocolate before you make a delicate tea, it is recommended that you first wipe it out with a paper towel quickly before making the second beverage.
This machine does have to be cleaned if it is used quite often, but it’s a very simple process. There is a removable drip tray under the part where the cup rests, and the surfaces are easy-to-clean plastic. For best quality and machine maintenance, it is also recommended that you descale the machine, but there are step-by-step instructions and a timed light that reminds you to do it directly on the machine.
There are not many downsides to this machine, but one is that you cannot change the temperature of the water. Though most of the k-cups are made so that you get good quality drinks anyway and the reviews did not mention any issues with this.
Some people have said that it is quite loud for a coffee maker. It is a little loud during the process of pumping, but once it is making the coffee, it is quiet. Other people have said that the noise is not a problem and we do not really think it will cause much of an issue.
Keurig K55/K-Classic: Final Thoughts
The Keurig K55/K-Classic Coffee Maker makes good quality, hot beverages every time. Whether you are the only one using it or you have multiple people using it daily, it can handle the job. The water reservoir makes it, so you only have to think about it every few days, and the single-serve K-cups make it so you can have a variety of different drinks whenever you like.