As a discontinued series, it's our duty to provide you with alternatives currently in production. If you're looking at getting a Keurig 2.0 brewer (models K200-K575), take a look at these brewers instead:
- K-Duo: Keurig's replacement for their 2.0 brewers, the K-Duo brews both single-serve K-Cup coffee up to 12 oz and full carafes up to 60 oz (double the volume of Keurig 2.0 brewers). What the K-Duo loses from 2.0 brewers are the 14-18 oz "large cup" brew sizes and the K-Carafe pod. Instead, you brew carafes by dosing ground coffee into the reusable Gold Tone mesh filter.
- K-Elite: Keurig's high-end home coffee maker, the K-Elite maxes out at 12 oz (so no full pots) but it has every other premium feature: 75 oz reservoir, Hot Water and Iced brew modes, Strength and Temp Control, a High Altitude setting, and a durable, brushed metal exterior that looks better than any Keurig brewer to date.
As promised above, let's take a deeper look at the differences between the 4 Keurig 2.0 series:
|Reservoir||40 oz||60 oz||70 oz||80 oz|
|Display||2.4" b+w touch||2.4" b+w touch||2.4" color touch||2.8" XL color touch|
|Max K-Cup Brew Size||16 oz||16 oz||16 oz||18 oz|
|Hot Water Mode||No||No||No||Yes|
|Water Tank Nightlight||No||No||No||Yes|
As for the K500-series brewers (this is a Keurig K500 review, after all) here are the differences:
- K500: Comes with carafe and K-Cup/K-Carafe variety pack
- K525: Comes with Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup
- K545: Comes with Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup
- K550: Comes with carafe, K-Cup/K-Carafe variety pack, and water filter starter kit
- K560: Comes with K-Cup/K-Carafe variety pack and water filter starter kit
- K575: Comes with K-Cup/K-Carafe variety pack and water filter starter kit
Bottom Line: If you're seriously considering the K500 (or any other Keurig 2.0 brewer), just get the K-Duo. It's the same type of brewer, only better. But if you're dead-set on getting the K500, well, just click the button below.