Keurig K400 vs K450 — do you know the 1 difference between these nearly identical models?
The K400 series of brewers is a big step up from the K200 and K300 models:
- Larger water reservoir
- Adds Auto-On functionality
- First instance of a color display
- Additional features such as customizable wallpaper
Within the K400 series there are 4 different models: K400, K425, K450 and K475.
The two we’re looking at here at the only ones in the K400 series to come with the Keurig carafe, giving you the ability to brew up to 30 oz servings.
If that included accessory isn’t the difference, what is?
We explain in our Keurig K400 vs K450 Showdown.
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Keurig K400 vs K450: The Comparison
Keurig K400 vs K450: The Differences
There’s only 1 difference between these models:
The K450 comes with the water filter starter kit while the K400 doesn’t.
There are only two times when you’d want to get the K400:
- You already have a Brita, Purr or other water filter and thus don’t need the included kit
- You can get the K400 for more than $12 less than the K450.
This starter kit goes for around $12 online, so click the Check Current Price buttons in the table above.
If the K400 can be had for much less and you do want the included water filter starter kit, it’s probably worth it to buy them separately.
Evaluating the Entire K400 Series
Things get confusing fast in the Keurig universe. The company has 4 separate models in the K400 line, but they’re all the same machine.
The difference is in the included accessories.
This simple table breaks it down.
|Comes with Water Filter Starter Kit||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Comes with Keurig Carafe||Yes||No||Yes||No|
Related Side-by-Side Showdowns
Which model is right for you?
Choose the Keurig K400 if you already have filtered water don’t need the water filter starter kit, or if the K400 can be had for at least $12 less than the K450. For example, at the time of this writing the gap was $30!
Choose the Keurig K450 if you need the included water filter starter kit and the prices between these two models are close.
If these models don’t look right for you, download our FREE sortable guide to every single Keurig model and find one that does.