Keurig B55 Review

Keurig B55
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 B55 offers 6 and 8 oz brew sizes and 48 oz reservoir. Discontinued and replaced by the also-discontinued K65 Special Edition, check out the new K-Classic instead.
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Key Features of the Keurig B55

Key Features of Keurig B55

  • 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: 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 B55 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 B55 brewer comes with a K-Cup variety pack and water filter starter kit. The B50 comes with just the K-Cup variety pack.

Pros
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Foolproof to use
  • LCD messaging 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 B55 for you?

Is Keurig B55 for you?

The Keurig B55 truly was a Signature brewer when it was first released in 2013.

Well, it isn't 2013 anymore. While you can still find B55 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 B55'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 B55 Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Keurig B55!

Check out Keurig B55!

Keurig B55
Keurig's original brewer with an LCD messaging center, the B55 offers 6 and 8 oz brew sizes and 48 oz reservoir. Discontinued and replaced by the also-discontinued K65 Special Edition, check out the new K-Classic instead.

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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