5.07.2019

The Keurig K-Classic - tons of photos


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Although we were a Keurig family from 2005 until just a few years ago when I switched to the (now defunct) iCoffee, we are once again becoming a Keurig family as my beloved iCoffee seems to have been a 'flash in the pan and gone in the middle of the night' company... which closed up shop and disappeared.  Which is very, very unfortunate because they had a better product than Keurig.  Thankfully my DaVinci iCoffee is still working FABULOUSLY because I don't want to have to give it up... ever.  And I can't replace it right now since they aren't being made.

However, you are indeed seeing double in the photo above; not just one, but two new Keurigs.  We have an event coming up that will feature a coffee bar and I decided to purchase two classic Keurigs for it.  In researching the current coffee makers Keurig is producing, I decided to go with the K-Classic.  It had the 3 different size servings that I wanted as well as the 48 ounce water reservoir.

Keurig K-Classic


Key Features:
• Brews coffee, tea, hot cocoa, specialty, and iced beverages
• Brews 6 oz., 8 oz., and 10 oz. sizes
• Always ready and brews in under a minute
• Removable 48 oz. Water Reservoir
• Programmable Auto Off feature
• Indicator lights
• Removable Drip Tray
• Compatible with My K-Cup® Reusable Coffee Filter

Interestingly, Best Buy and Amazon beat the pants off the price of the machine compared to when you order direct from Keurig.  As of this posting the prices for this exact model range from the lowest of $86 to the highest of $119.  I'll link to Amazon below and you can see what the market price is as of the time you are reading this post. 

In comparison to the Keurigs we've owned in the past, this one has a lot more plastic and has changed in sizes and shapes from the versions we've owned previously.  As a matter of fact, I thought this was an exact copy of our previous Keurig but I had an old water reservoir I had saved from our last Keurig, thinking I could use it again if/when we ever got a new one.  Alas, I can't.  They completely changed the shape and design.  I'll post photos of that too just in case any of my readers are also saving their old reservoir from a broken machine.


Love the 3 size option except I do wish it had a 4 oz. option as I enjoy the strong 'espresso' size brew sometimes.



The AUTO ON/OFF button allows you to change whether or not you want it to stay on the whole time or go into a sleep mode after a couple hours.  The old versions stayed on all the time but this is a newer feature.


The add water button is at the top.  This lights up when your water level is low and you need to add more.
They also have the descaling button and the heating buttons to let you know when you need to clean your machine or to let you know it's working to heat your water and you need to chill for a minute and let it do it's business.



I admit... I don't like all the plastic on these newer versions.  I liked the plate being metal, although I'm not sure I have a good reason for it.




Here's a shot of the difference in the water reservoirs.  The older, classic version on the left and the new K-classic on the right.



I pulled this old reservoir out of our pantry storage.  It hadn't been used in a few years and you can see some water mineral build up on it - so ignore that.  But you can see the design differences and why you can't reuse the older reservoirs in the new machines. 






Running the first brew through the systems...  the water was HOT which is one of the reasons I always loved my old Keurigs.  I had coffee that was almost 200 degrees.  I like my coffee right around 192 degrees which is something my Keurigs have always been good at.  Other coffeemakers weren't as consistently hot.



After the initial water run... the first brewing! 



They both worked perfectly straight from the box!  We will be putting them to good use at the coffee-bar in just a couple weeks.  Everyone can brew their own coffee with a variety of k-cups straight from baskets, and topped off with whatever coffee condiments they wish. 




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Keurig K-classic is currently cheaper on Amazon than it is to order direct from the company:  Click here to see
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