Keurig B50 Review

Overall Rating
76
Coffee Quality (40%)
75
Design & Features (20%)
70
Durability (20%)
75
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
85

The Bottom Line

Keurig's original brewer with an LCD messaging center, the B50 offers 6 and 8 oz brew sizes and 48 oz reservoir. Discontinued and replaced by the also-discontinued K60 Special Edition, check out the new K-Classic instead.
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Key Features of the Keurig B50

Key Features of Keurig B50

  • Product Line/System: Keurig 1.0 Signature
  • K-Cup Compatibility: Unlicensed K-Cups, Keurig 2.0 licensed K-Cups, and ground coffee with the My K-Cup
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 48 oz
  • Water Filter: Compatible but not included
  • Display: LCD message center, 2 brew buttons, menu button
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 10.1"W x 13.2"D x 13.3"H
  • Weight: 7.6 lbs
  • Other Features: Quiet Brew Technology, Auto-On/Off, 24-hour digital clock, removable drip tray, comes with K-Cup variety pack

Keurig B50 Overview

Want to know one of the most common Keurig-related questions we're asked?

What's the difference between Keurig's B series and K series brewers?

Answer: Nothing. The switch from B to K was solely a marketing decision as the company realized branding their brewers with a K made more sense. (They're called Keurig, after all.)

The B50 series was Keurig's first brewer with an LCD messaging center.

In fact, that was the only upgrade from the B40 series, as B50 series brewers still offered just 6 oz and 8 oz brew sizes and a 48 oz water reservoir.

To get a larger 10 oz brew size, you needed to upgrade to the B60 Special Edition series.

This B50 brewer comes with a K-Cup variety pack but no other accessories. The B55 comes with the K-Cup variety pack and a water filter starter kit.

Pros

  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Foolproof to use
  • LCD message center

Cons

  • Discontinued model
  • 48 oz water reservoir is relatively small (average at best)
  • Max 8 oz brew size
  • No Strength or Temp Control

Is the Keurig B50 for you?

Is Keurig B50 for you?

The Keurig B50 truly was a Signature brewer when it was first released in 2013.

Well, it isn't 2013 anymore. While you can still find B50 brewers on Amazon, eBay, or other online marketplaces, we recommend you go with Keurig's new-and-improved K-Classic.

How does the K-Classic compare?

  • Same 6 and 8 oz brew sizes + additional 10 oz brew size
  • Same 48 oz water reservoir
  • Same features (no Strength or Temp Controls)
  • No LCD messaging center, using LED indicator lights instead
  • Slightly narrower 9.8" width vs the B50's 10.1"

If it's basically the same thing, what makes the K-Classic new-and-improved?

Feature-wise, not much (just the extra 10 oz brew size). But the K-Classic is built using brewing technology and parts that are 7 years younger. That means better performance, better reliability, and better (hotter) coffee.

Keurig B50 Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Keurig B50!

Check out Keurig B50!

Keurig B50
Keurig's original brewer with an LCD messaging center, the B50 offers 6 and 8 oz brew sizes and 48 oz reservoir. Discontinued and replaced by the also-discontinued K60 Special Edition, check out the new K-Classic instead.

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