Keurig K71 Review

Keurig K71
Overall Rating
79
Coffee Quality (40%)
75
Design & Features (20%)
80
Durability (20%)
80
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
Once Keurig's most feature-rich brewer, the K71 Platinum brews 4-12 oz coffees with a huge 72 oz reservoir and Temp Control. Now discontinued, take a look at the K-Elite. It offers everything on the K70 and a bunch more.
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Key Features of the Keurig K71

Key Features of Keurig K71

  • Product Line/System: Keurig 1.0 Platinum
  • K-Cup Compatibility: Unlicensed K-Cups, Keurig 2.0 licensed K-Cups, and ground coffee with the My K-Cup
  • Brew Sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 72 oz
  • Water Filter: Compatible but not included
  • Display: Blue backlit LCD display with Brew button
  • Temp Control: Yes
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 10.3"W x 13.8"D x 13.0"H
  • Weight: 12.0 lbs
  • Other Features: Quiet Brew Technology, Auto-On/Off, 24-hour digital clock, programmable favorites, removable drip tray

Keurig K71 Overview

The K70 Platinum series featured Keurig's top-of-the-line home brewers until the Keurig 2.0 brewing system came out.

These brewers expanded your brew size options from 4-12 oz, giving them the largest K-Cup size available to this point, and their 72 oz reservoir meant refilling less often.

While revolutionary at the time, today those features are fairly standard. And these K70 brewers don't even have Strength Control, which was added later on.

K70 Platinum brewers can be tough to find these days, but you may come across 5 different models: K70, K71, K75, K77, and K79. What's the difference?

  • The K70, K71, K75, and K77 are the exact same brewer with different model numbers denoting different included accessories, like K-Cup variety packs, water filter starter kits, and descaling solution.
  • The K79 is a different brewer with everything the other K70s have plus Hot Water and Rinse buttons.

All of these K70 series brewers have been discontinued, so we'll recommend a few in-production alternatives that give you an even better brewing experience.

Pros
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Keurig's best-selling series ever
  • Foolproof to use
  • Comes with Temp Control setting
Cons
  • Discontinued model
  • Hard to find
  • No Strength Control

Is the Keurig K71 for you?

Is Keurig K71 for you?

The Keurig K71 Platinum is an impressive, feature-rich K-Cup brewer...if the year is 2014.

In all seriousness, the K71 isn't a bad brewer, and none of its options or features have been discontinued or are no longer supported. If you can find one at a good price, I can think of worse brewers to buy.

But I'd rather stick to something currently in production with Keurig's latest and greatest brewing system.

For that, the K-Elite is your best bet. It shares the same 4-12 oz brewing sizes, large water reservoir (75 oz), and Temp Control, but the K-Elite adds several improvements:

  • Strength Control
  • High Altitude setting
  • Iced and Hot Water modes
  • A sleek, durable, brushed metal exterior
  • Quicker brew speeds

Unfortunately, it doesn't have any type of LCD display, but is that worth buying a brewer that's 6 years old?

Not to us.

Keurig K71 Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Keurig K71!

Check out Keurig K71!

Keurig K71
Once Keurig's most feature-rich brewer, the K71 Platinum brews 4-12 oz coffees with a huge 72 oz reservoir and Temp Control. Now discontinued, take a look at the K-Elite. It offers everything on the K70 and a bunch more.

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Overall Rating: 88
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Overall Rating: 88
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Overall Rating: 92
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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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