Keurig K-Elite Review

Keurig K-Elite
Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
90
Design & Features (20%)
95
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
Keurig's top-of-the-line brewer boasting a 75 oz reservoir, digital LCD display, Strength and Temp Controls, a High Altitude setting, and even Iced Coffee and Hot Water modes, the K-Elite has all of your K-Cup needs covered.
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Key Features of the Keurig K-Elite

Key Features of Keurig K-Elite

  • Product Line/System: K-Elite
  • Brew Sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 75 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Strength, Brew Temp, Brew Size, and Iced Coffee
  • Temp Control: Yes
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 9.9"W x 12.7"D x 13.1"H
  • Weight: 8.0 lbs
  • Other Features: Brushed metal finish, Auto-On/Off, Quiet Brew Technology, High Altitude Setting, brewer maintenance reminders, removable drip tray, iced coffee setting, hot water on demand

Keurig K-Elite Overview

Stand back, Keurig lovers. Your favorite purveyor of pod-coffee convenience has gone all-out with their best K-Cup brewer yet: the K-Elite.

Equipped with a 75 oz water reservoir and encased in a modern brushed metal exterior, the K-Elite looks the part of a premium coffee maker.

It acts like it, too.

We've already named the K-Select our pick for best bang-for-your-buck Keurig because of its combination of price and performance.

But when you pit the K-Select vs the K-Elite feature-by-feature, there's no doubt which is Keurig's best model.

Aside from the reservoir size and brushed metal design, here are the K-Elite's other notable advantages:

  • 5 brew sizes from 4-12 oz (K-Select has 4 sizes from 6-12 oz)
  • Iced beverage feature for concentrated coffees
  • Hot Water feature for tea, cocoa, and oatmeal
  • Additional Temperature Control functionality
  • LCD clock display

With the K-Elite, Keurig has taken yet another leap forward in their quest for total pod-based coffee supremacy.

Pros
  • Includes brushed metal finish and Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Iced Coffee and Hot Water on Demand settings
  • Very large 75 oz water reservoir
  • Brew Strength and Brew Temp settings
Cons
  • Max 12 oz brew size (only notable because this is Keurig's top-of-the-line model and some machines like the K-Duo can brew 60 oz pots of coffee)
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit
  • Can't view water level from the front (need to view from side)

Is the Keurig K-Elite for you?

Is Keurig K-Elite for you?

The Keurig K-Elite is the best single-serve coffee maker, bar none. With Iced and Hot Water modes, the K-Elite has all of your beverage needs covered in what's definitely Keurig's most durable design yet.

If you're looking for something more basic, here are some alternatives:

  • K-Mini: 12 oz reservoir in the slimmest, most basic model available
  • K-Compact: 36 oz reservoir with max 10 oz brew size and no other features
  • K-Classic: 48 oz reservoir with max 10 oz brew size and no other features
  • K-Slim: 46 oz reservoir in a slim, 4.8" wide model with a 12 oz brew size but no other features
  • K-Select: 52 oz reservoir with max 12 oz brew size and Strength Control but no Temp Control

If you're looking for a machine that does more than just single-serve coffee, Keurig has 2 other premium systems:

  • K-Duo: 60 oz reservoir with ability to brew 6-12 oz and full 60 oz carafes (Strength Control on K-Duo Plus)
  • K-Cafe: 60 oz reservoir with ability to brew 6-12 oz and lattes/cappuccinos with frothing system

Keurig K-Elite Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Keurig K-Elite!

Check out Keurig K-Elite!

Keurig K-Elite
Keurig's top-of-the-line brewer boasting a 75 oz reservoir, digital LCD display, Strength and Temp Controls, a High Altitude setting, and even Iced Coffee and Hot Water modes, the K-Elite has all of your K-Cup needs covered.

More Keurig Reviews From The Coffee Maven

Keurig K-Select

Keurig K-Select
Overall Rating: 87
The K-Select is Keurig's best bang-for-your-buck brewer, offering several features not found on the K-Classic and without the top-tier price tag of the K-Elite. Value-minded Keurig lovers, you can stop looking.

Keurig B150P

Keurig B150P
Overall Rating: 83
A sleek, customer-facing commercial brewer with a 90 oz reservoir and color touch LCD display, the B150P is direct water line compatible for hassle-free use in small and medium settings. Discontinued, check out the K150P.

Keurig K-Compact

Keurig K-Compact
Overall Rating: 85
Keurig's most basic brewer, and generally its least expensive, the K-Compact has few fancy features but offers the same K-Cup experience. It also happens to be Keurig's smallest brewer with a removable reservoir.
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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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