Keurig K3500 Review

Keurig K3500
Overall Rating
88
Coffee Quality (40%)
85
Design & Features (20%)
95
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
If you're looking for total customer convenience, the Keurig K3500 is your machine. Its sleek design and hi-res touchscreen scream quality, and 5 brew sizes, hot water on demand, and pod auto-eject make operation easy.
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Key Features of the Keurig K3500

Key Features of Keurig K3500

  • Product Line/System: K-Commercial
  • Brew Sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: Requires direct water line plumbing (kit not included)
  • Display: Color touch LCD screen with Brew Size and Brew Strength
  • Temp Control: Yes
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 12.0"W x 18.0"D x 17.4"H
  • Weight: 35.0 lbs
  • Other Features: UL Commercial certification, NSF certified, compatible with direct water line plumbing, dedicated hot water line, multilingual instructions, dual internal tanks for back-to-back brewing, High Altitude setting, programmable, hot water on demand, pod auto-eject functionality

Keurig K3500 Overview

Until recently, the biggest, baddest commercial Keurig coffee maker was the K3000SE, which is compatible with direct water line plumbing to remove all need for refilling water reservoirs. This positioned the K3000SE as a great option for high-volume cafeterias, cafes, or markets.

Well, the K3500 is the updated version of those K3000SE models and offers a host of awesome features for high-throughput settings:

  • New 12 oz brew size (with 5 brew sizes from 5-12 oz)
  • Direct water plumbing compatibility so no more water reservoir refills
  • Dual internal water tanks that eliminate all wait time between customers
  • Hi-res color touchscreen for easy operation
  • Auto-eject pod functionality
  • Massive spent-pod reservoir with 35-40 pod capacity
  • Slimmer 12" width

Plus, the K3500 has Keurig's upgraded brewing system for hotter coffee faster.

Pros
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • UL Commercial listed
  • Most robust commercial brewer Keurig makes
  • Compatible with direct water line plumbing
  • Dual internal water tanks for back-to-back brewing
Cons
  • Direct water line plumbing kit sold separately
  • Top-of-the-line brewer comes with a price tag to match
  • Doesn't brew lattes or cappuccinos

Is the Keurig K3500 for you?

Is Keurig K3500 for you?

The Keurig K3500 is designed to give your guests or workplace a worry-free coffee-brewing experience. It's the ideal brewer for high-throughput settings.

As great as the K3500 is, it has one major limitation: It doesn't brew specialty beverages like lattes and cappuccinos. If you want to give your customers that option, you want the K4000 Cafe.

If you don't need something quite as robust as the K3500, take a look at the K1500 (96 oz reservoir), K155 (90 oz reservoir), K150P (direct water line compatible), or K145 (48 oz reservoir).

Keurig K3500 Review: An In-Depth Look

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Keurig K3500
If you're looking for total customer convenience, the Keurig K3500 is your machine. Its sleek design and hi-res touchscreen scream quality, and 5 brew sizes, hot water on demand, and pod auto-eject make operation easy.

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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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