Keurig K525 vs K575: What’s the difference between these nearly identical models?
You’re not the first person to ask.
Keurig’s way of releasing models can be confusing. You’d think higher model numbers mean more advanced brewers, right?
Usually, but not always.
I set out to figure out what’s different about every single Keurig coffee maker and compiled my results into a complete guide, which you can download for free.
My goal: To become the definitive expert on Keurig coffee makers.
This is The Coffee Maven’s Keurig K525 vs K575 Showdown.
The K525 and K575 are different because the K525 comes with a reusable My K-Cup pod.
This reusable My K-Cup will allow you to use ground coffee with your machine instead of just K-Cup pods.
Also of note is that neither of these Keurig 2.0 brewers with K-carafe compatibility actually come with the K-carafe! They’ll all brew the max-size 30 oz pods, but you’ll need to buy the K-carafe separately. There are three ways to fix this:
All K500 brewers represent the best of Keurig's 2.0 line and stand apart from the K200, K300, and K400 models in several key ways.
To be frank, you’ll get the same performance out of every other Keurig 2.0 machine, which means all models over K200. They all have the same internal components and run on the same Keurig 2.0 technology. The differences lie in the features, as noted above.
And there’s no doubt these K500 series models bring it with the added features.
Personally, I don’t mind refilling the water reservoir a little more frequently, and the larger screen and nightlight are bonuses that I really like to have but aren’t willing to pay up for.
That said, the 40 oz water reservoir on the K200 series brewers is a little pathetic. At least the K300 models give you a 60 oz water reservoir, and the K400 models step up to a 70 oz tank and a color display.
In my opinion, you should be shopping between the K300, K400, and K500 models. But at that point it really comes down to price and whether any of the models are on sale, which they frequently are.