Keurig K560 Review

Keurig K560
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
The crown jewel of the Keurig 2.0 pod-scanning system, feature-rich K500 series brewers offer 11 brew sizes (up to 30 oz) and massive 80 oz reservoir. Now discontinued, we recommend the Keurig K-Duo Plus instead.
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Key Features of the Keurig K560

Key Features of Keurig K560

  • Product Line/System: Keurig 2.0 Plus
  • K-Cup Compatibility: Keurig 2.0 K-Cup, K-Mug, and K-Carafe pods, and ground coffee with the Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup
  • Brew Sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz, 16 oz, 18 oz, 22 oz, 26 oz, 30 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 80 oz
  • Water Filter: Included
  • Display: 2.8" XL color touch display
  • Temp Control: Yes
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 10.4"W x 13.4"D x 13.6"H
  • Weight: 11.9 lbs
  • Other Features: Auto-On/Off, removable drip tray, high altitude setting, customizable clock, favorites settings, customizable wall paper, hot water on demand, iced beverages, nightlight, K-Cup/K-Carafe variety pack

Keurig K560 Overview

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:

FeatureK200K300K400K500
Reservoir40 oz60 oz70 oz80 oz
Display2.4" b+w touch2.4" b+w touch2.4" color touch2.8" XL color touch
Max K-Cup Brew Size16 oz16 oz16 oz18 oz
Strength ControlYesYesYesYes
Temp ControlNoYesYesYes
Customizable ClockNoYesYesYes
Customizable WallpaperNoYesYesYes
Set FavoritesNoYesYesYes
Hot Water ModeNoNoNoYes
Iced ModeNoNoNoYes
Water Tank NightlightNoNoNoYes

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.

Pros
  • Capable of brewing both single-serve coffee and carafes up to 30 oz
  • Brews wide range of sizes from 4 oz cup to 30 oz carafe
  • Most advanced model in the Keurig 2.0 series with an 80 oz reservoir, 2.8" XL color display, hot water on demand, and a nightlight
  • Comes with K-Cup/K-Carafe variety pack and a water filter kit
Cons
  • Discontinued model
  • Part of the Keurig 2.0 series, which has pod-scanning system to lock out unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Compatible with K-Mug and K-Carafe pods, which Keurig no longer produces, so why get a pod-based carafe brewer when you can only use K-Cup pods?
  • Doesn't come with the carafe or reusable Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup

Is the Keurig K560 for you?

Is Keurig K560 for you?

Keurig K560 Review: An In-Depth Look

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Keurig K560
The crown jewel of the Keurig 2.0 pod-scanning system, feature-rich K500 series brewers offer 11 brew sizes (up to 30 oz) and massive 80 oz reservoir. Now discontinued, we recommend the Keurig K-Duo Plus 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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