Keurig Duo vs Duo Plus — what's the difference?
If you're looking for a versatile Keurig coffee maker capable of brewing both single servings and larger pots, then you're in the right place.
Both the K-Duo and K-Duo Plus feature two separate brewing systems to give you extra control over your morning coffee routine:
(By the way, there's a third Duo brewer called the K-Duo Essentials. We'll include it in our comparison too.)
Which two-in-one coffee maker is right for you?
Let's get started.
Keurig makes three versions of their K-Duo brewer:
Before we look at the differences, let's take a look at what all three machines have in common:
The K-Duo Essentials and K-Duo Plus are upgraded versions of the base K-Duo brewer. Here's how all three compare:
Again, both the K-Duo Essentials and K-Duo Plus add onto the base K-Duo:
Pretty simple stuff, right?
Now, the most important question...
If all you're looking for is a two-in-one Keurig coffee maker, especially if you don't need the smallest 6 oz brew size, then go with the standard K-Duo.
If the 6 oz brew size or Strength Control feature are appealing, your choice is between the K-Duo Essentials and K-Duo Plus. Personally, I'm not a fan of glass carafes — they break too easily and the warming plate burns the last few cups of coffee — so the K-Duo Plus is a clear winner (in my opinion) and worth the small price jump.
If you don't need the thermal carafe or swivel water tank, which helps it fit better on your counter and makes refilling easier, then don't hesitate to get the K-Duo Essentials.