The K-Mini and K Mini Plus
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K-Mini and K Mini Plus Coffee Makers
The Keurig K-Mini and K-Slim are compact single serve coffee makers that are perfect for small kitchens and living spaces. The K-Mini has a couple of tricks up its sleeve that also makes it ideal for travel.
In this review we look at their differences so if you're looking for a compact coffee makers, this should help make a choice between them easier.
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At a Glance - Compare the K-Mini, the K-Mini Plus, and the K Mini Slim
Dimensions: 12.1” H x 4.5” W x 11.3” D
Height with handle open: 16.8”
The K-Mini weighs 4.6 pounds.
Fits an 7.0” mug clearance with drip tray removed.
There is cord storage at the back of the Mini, so it can be completely tucked away.
The cord is 26 inches long.
Best K-Cup Pods Compatible with the Keurig Coffee Brewers
K-Cup Capsule Range
The range of K-Cup compatible pods is extensive, and the K-Cafe expands on the range by providing latte style and cappaccino options.
Some of the K-Cups most preferred by coffee lovers include the Keurig Variety Packs, Green Mountain, Starbucks, Folgers, Peet's Coffee, Dunkin' Donuts, Caribou Coffee, Mr Donut, and McCafe.
Click on the links below to see either the full range of K-Cup Coffee Capsule range on Amazon.
The K-Cafe reusable single brew K-Cups. This will save you money in the long term if you buy reusable K-cup pods. Using these will not just save you money, they also save on general waste and landfill.
Premium Keurig reusable pods are made of durable, BPA-Free materials with a handy lid and stainless steel design mesh filter. These are easy to hand wash, and are top-rack dishwasher safe.
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General Care & Maintenance of your K-Mini Plus Coffee Maker
Any appliance will last longer with some regular care and maintenance. Taking care of the components of the K-Mini doesn't take much effort but should be done at regular intervals.
The Drip Tray on the K-Mini can hold up to 8 ounces of overflow. This needs to be emptied and cleaned occasionally.
To remove the Drip Tray, slide it toward you while keeping it level, and tip any overflow liquids down the sink. This can be cleaned in the top rack of a dishwasher, or by hand with a damp, soapy, lint-free, non-abrasive cloth.
To keep the Keurig K-Mini Plus looking as good as the day you unboxed it, give its exterior a clean from time to time. This can be done easily and quickly with just a clean, damp, soapy, lint-free cloth.
Make sure this is a non-abrasive cloth. It should go without saying, but never immerse the brewer in water or any other liquids.
Water Reservoir and Reservoir Lid
The water reservoir lid and water reservoir can be placed in the top rack of a dishwasher to clean, or can be hand washed. To hand wash, use a damp, soapy, non-abrasive cloth.
Make sure you thoroughly rinse the reservoir after cleaning to remove any cleaning solutions or soap suds. You don't want these to contaminate the water supply on your next brew.
Do not dry the inside of the water reservoir with a cloth as lint may remain within the reservoir. After rinsing, fill the reservoir with clean water and reposition it on the brewer.
The K Mini is a terrific compact sized coffee brewer.
The customer reviews are good, and this is a favorite for those in small apartments or for dorm living.
Don't forget to consider buying the reusable K-Cups as well. It's a money saver in the long term - and helps reduce landfill.