Keurig K55 Review

Keurig K55
Overall Rating
78
Coffee Quality (40%)
75
Design & Features (20%)
75
Durability (20%)
80
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
The K55 is one of Keurig's most iconic brewers. It's simple and easy to operate with a solid 48 oz reservoir, but it has just a 10 oz max brew size and no special features. Now discontinued, check out the K-Classic instead.
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Key Features of the Keurig K55

Key Features of Keurig K55

  • Product Line/System: Keurig 1.0 Classic
  • 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, 10 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 48 oz
  • Water Filter: Included
  • Display: Button controls for Brew Size and Power; LED indicators for Add Water, Descale, Heating, Auto-Off and Power
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 9.8" W x 13.0"D x 13.3"H
  • Weight: 12.0 lbs
  • Other Features: Quiet Brew Technology, Auto-On/Off, removable water filter, removable drip tray, comes with K-Cup variety pack

Keurig K55 Overview

The K55 is one of Keurig's flagship brewers and was introduced as an upgrade to the B55, though the two models have the exact same specs.

Currently discontinued, the K55 has been replaced by the K-Classic, which offers many of the same features:

  • 48 oz reservoir
  • No Strength Control or Temp Control
  • Auto-On/Off functionality and removable drip tray
  • No pod-scanning system (found on Keurig 2.0 brewers) so it's compatible with all types of K-Cups

The only differences between the K55 and K-Classic are the K-Classic's slightly expanded brew sizes (6, 8, and 10 oz) plus its upgraded brewing system that ensures you're brewing with Keurig's latest and greatest technology for hotter, stronger cups.

You may also see 4 model numbers that look identical: K40, K45, K50, and K55.

What's the difference?

The K40 and K45 were originally released as Keurig's K-Elite brewers. Both came with the K-Cup variety pack, but the K45 also came with the water filter starter kit.

In 2015, Keurig rebranded the K40 and K45 K-Elite brewers as the K50 and K55 K-Classic brewers.

Pros
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • The iconic brewer that put Keurig on the map
  • Foolproof to use
Cons
  • Discontinued model
  • Max 10 oz brew size
  • No Brew Strength, Temp Control, or other features

Is the Keurig K55 for you?

Is Keurig K55 for you?

The discontinued K55 is still worth purchasing if you can get a good deal. It doesn't have any outdated tech that limits its usability and is still a quality model.

If you like the K55 but don't need the included water filter starter kit, take a look at the K50.

However, we really do recommend going with the K-Classic, which is currently in production, supported by Keurig, and has all of the features you'd find on K40-K55 brewers.

Keurig K55 Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Keurig K55!

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Keurig K55
The K55 is one of Keurig's most iconic brewers. It's simple and easy to operate with a solid 48 oz reservoir, but it has just a 10 oz max brew size and no special features. Now discontinued, check out the 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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