Product Review: Keurig Coffee Maker - My K-cup
I always held off from purchasing one of those single cup coffee makers because the coffee pods and cups are so expensive. I recently came across Keurig's line which start at $100 (2 Starbucks drinks a week at $4 each for 3 months) and have an optional attachment called My-K-cup.
Instead of buying their coffee, I just grind my own in the beginning of the week, fill the special basket and get the exact same results without the cost. You can find these baskets on their site and some other mega sites, all for around the same price.
By Jannifer from NH
Wal-Mart was selling a refillable mini holder filter pod to go with a name brand of pod using coffee maker. Sorry, I don't recall the brand because I just noticed it in passing. Might be worth someone's while to check it out.
Presto refillable maybe?
We purchased a Keurig K-cup machine for $99.99 at Target. We drink coffee every morning and thought it would be a good idea. We tried every kind of coffee that came with it and still couldn't get a decent cup. It was all very weak and tea like. We like a more robust cup in the morning. We couldn't get a good cup of coffee out of this machine. We took it back to Target and got our money back..Drove to Wal-mart and spent $34.00 on a GE programmable pot. We love this one. Good luck on your pot purchase!
NO CHILD SAFETY MECHANISM: If you have a young child in the house, PLEASE DO NOT put a Keurig machine in your home. I own three different Keurig machines. I enjoy them so much that I gave my daughter and son-in-law a Keurig B60 for Christmas 2008.
About a month after Christmas their two and a half year old had watched them enough times that when no one was in the kitchen he took a chair climbed up, lifted the Keurig handle up and down then started pressing buttons. Well it was only a matter of seconds before scalding hot water was pouring out and splattering on our toddler. I knew I had read somewhere there was a cup sensor that wouldn't allow water to come out if a cup was not present. After calling Keurig and telling them what had happened they informed me that the "Individual Model" was the only one with that feature. THINK ABOUT THAT -it is the only one that doesn't have a water reservoir so this incident can't happen on that model but it has the safety feature. I told Keurig this is a huge liability and I have seriously doubt this would be an isolated case. PLEASE if you have young children don't put this machine in your home, the consequences are not worth it.
How does it compare to the flavia fusion?
I saw a fusion at a thrift store for $10. Although it's not a lot, I didn't want to waste the money if the coffee tastes really bad. The keurig sounds promising if you can easily make your own pods.
My wife bought me one from a website that sells displays and scratch-n-dents. It retails for $200 and she got it for less than $50. She also got me the grounds holder that you can put your own coffee in, and it makes a great cup of coffee. The little pre-made ones don't hold much coffee - I tore into one just to see. The you-fill cup holds about twice as much grounds as a pre-made.
Excellent point on the toddler thing, but I've got mine set to turn off pretty quick. However, it only takes a few seconds to activate, so if you're not standing right there, they could get hurt.
Folks: I've been a keurig owner for years and the first thing they tell you is to experiment with the cup size to get the strength you desire. They also tell you to buy the "bold" strength, to help with that.
And to to claggett: Watch your child! No one wants to take responsibility any more for their lack of action, instead lets blame the coffee pot! I have small children, but I know where they are every minute. I'm not perfect but I take my responsibility as a mother seriously. And I told my children not to touch!
Walmart sells Mr Coffee Keurig for approximately $80. Buy the K-cup about $15 and use your own choice of coffee. I. Get two or three cups of excellent coffee every morning from one filling of my own K-cup.
I have owned 3 Keurig coffee makers and 2 of them stopped working before a years time. The 3rd stopped working right after the warranty ran out. Their solution was to buy another one (at a reduced price of course). I couldn't see throwing more money away. I went back to Black & Decker.
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