Keurig K-Elite Single Serve Brewer – Why is this coffee maker so popular?

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Last Updated on April 5, 2021  

The K-Elite is one of the most popular single serve capsule coffee machines in the Keurig range. 

The Keurig K-Elite is a multi cup coffee machine that is similar in size to the K-Classic and K-Select coffee machines. These are part of the Keurig Single Serve Brewer range. In this review we delve into the K-Elite features, and compare it to other Keurig models.

Hopefully this will help narrow down the choices so you can more easily select which single brewer coffee capsule machine is the right one for you. 

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Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker - Brushed Gold

If you already know the K-Elite is for you, click on the button below to buy from Amazon or directly from Keurig, 

K- Elite - At a Glance

K-elite

  • Brew Sizes: 5 cup sizes
  • Energy Saving
  • 75 oz Water Reservoir (8 Cups)
  • Range of 3 Brushed Metal Colors
  • Removeable Drip Tray *
  • 13.1" x 9.9" x 12.7"
  • Brew Strength Control
  • Hot Water on Demand
  • Ice Coffee Capability
  • Temperature Control
  • DeScale Alert

* The removeable drip tray on the Elite lets you fill directly into a travel cup up to 7.2" high. 

K-Elite Features

Cup Sizes

This single brew coffee machine has more features than its sister models. The Elite lets you select 5 different cup sizes - 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 ounces. 

The 4 ounce setting will serve for small tea cups and tumblers, 6 to 8 ounces is considered a standard coffee cup size, and moving up to 12 ounces will cover your tall mugs and tumblers. 

Selecting the cup size is easy with the cup sizes shown on each button.  

Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker Controls

Iced Coffee Capability

The ICED function gives you the ability to make delicious iced coffees. 

Fill a plastic cup with ice, insert your preferred coffee pod and select the ICED button. Hot water pour over the ice and voila! Full-bodied iced coffee at home. 

Descale  

Descaling your brewer will extend its life. It also removes built-up calcium deposits. The Elite has a Descale button that will let you know when it's time to descale.

Specifications of the K-Elite

Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker - Dimensions Image

Product Dimensions

13.1 inches High (16.5 inches high when open)

9.9 inches Wide

12.7 inches Deep

The K-Elite weighs 8 pounds.

Programmable Features

As you'd expect with a capsule machine that costs a little bit more than similar counterparts, the K-Elite has some programmable features that sets it apart. 

It has a Auto On/Auto Off setting. You can set up your machine in the evening before bed, and then set the Auto On time, so that your coffee maker will turn on at the pre-set time in the morning.  

The Auto Off is an energy saving feature. It lets you set the time to turn your coffee machine off after your last brew. 

Unlike many machines, the Elite has a Temperature setting. You can adjust the brew temperature at anywhere between between 187° F and 192° F. 

Another surprising setting is the High Altitude Setting. This makes sure your your machine works properly at altitudes higher that 5000 feet. 

Overview of the K-Elite in 1 Minute Video

Have a quick look at the 1-minute video below to get an overview of all of the best features of the Keurig K-Elite. 

Compare the features of the K-Elite to the K-Classic and K-Select

Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker - Brushed Slate

K-elite

  • Brew Sizes: 5 cup sizes
  • Energy Saving
  • 75 oz Water Reservoir (8 Cups)
  • Range of 3 Brushed Metal Colors
  • Removeable Drip Tray *
  • 13.1" x 9.9" x 12.7"
  • Brew Strength Control
  • Hot Water on Demand
  • Ice Coffee Capability
  • Temperature Control
  • DeScale Alert

* The removeable drip tray on the Elite lets you fill directly into a travel cup up to 7.2" high. 

K-Classic Coffee Maker

K-Classic

  • Brew Sizes: 3 cup sizes
  • Energy Saving
  • 48 oz Water Reservoir (5 Cups)
  • Comes in Black & Red
  • Removeable Drip Tray *
  • 13.3" x 10.1" x 32.2"

* Removeable drip tray allows you to fill directly into a travel cup up to 7.1" high. 

K-Select Black Coffee Maker

K-Select

  • Brew Sizes: 4 cup sizes
  • Energy Saving
  • 52 oz Water Reservoir (6 Cups)
  • Range of 6 Matte Colors
  • Removeable Drip Tray *
  • 12.5" x 9.2" x 11.6"
  • Brew Strength Control
  • Hot Water on Demand

* Removeable drip tray allows you to fill directly into a travel cup up to 7.4" high. 

Best Keurig Coffee Pods Compatible with the K-Elite

Mr Donut Morning Blend - Single Serve K-Cup Coffee Pods

K-Cup Capsule Range

As you'd expect, the Keurig K-Elite brews all Keurig branded K-Cup pods. The range of K-Cup compatible pods is HUGE. A big favorite for coffee capsules include Mr Donut, Starbucks, and McCafe.  

Mr Donut with K-Elite Single Brew Coffee Machine

Click on the links below to see either the full range of K-Cup Coffee Capsule range on Amazon, or buy the Donut Shop K-Cup capsules.  

My K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filters

The Elite also takes My K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filters. These let you brew with your own ground coffee and save on waste and landfill. There are two fill lines to use as a guide for either a standard cup or travel mug brew.

These are made from durable BPA-free materials, and are safe to wash using the top-rack of the dishwasher. 

The My K-Cup Filters are designed for ground coffee only and don't work with tea leaves, cocoa, or other powdered beverages.

My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Cup Filters
My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Cup Filters - Whats Included

Click on the button below to see the range of K-Cup Capsule pods available from Amazon. 

The Conclusion

The Keurig K-Elite is a single brew coffee machine with some extra features that give value for money. 

Spending a little more money on the Elite makes sense if you like the thought of selecting your own preference for water temperature, and setting up the morning timer.   

Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker - Brushed Slate

Brushed Slate

Keurig K-Elite Coffee Machine - Brushed Gold

Brushed Gold

Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker - Brushed Silver

Brushed Silver

Last Updated on April 5, 2021


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