Keurig K-Elite Single Serve Coffee Maker Review 2022: Iced K-Cup Pod Brewer

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Build Quality
Brew Anatomy
Ease of Use
Brand & Warranty
Value for Money


Stainless Steel

Brew Type:


Cup Capacity:

12 Cups




  • Brews coffee under a minute
  • Quiet brew technology
  • Fully programmable features
  • Sleek and modern design
  • Caters to both hot and iced beverages


  • Some claims minimal water leakage

The Keurig K-Elite coffee maker brews quality coffee in less than a minute, making it one of the fastest in Keurig’s line-up in the market. It comes with 6 Keurig K-elite coffee pods, so you have a variety of options to choose from. 

This has a large, 75-ounce water reservoir, which is enough to produce 8 cups of coffee before the need for a refill. You can easily remove the reservoir for easy clean-up and refills. It also accommodates travel mugs that are 7.2 inches tall.

Let us find out more about this unit in this Keurig K-elite review!

Design and Construction

The Keurig K-Elite single serve coffee maker sports a modern and sleek design that makes it fit perfectly in most contemporary kitchen styles. It is made of durable plastic, so you do not have to worry about the material breaking or chipping off. 

While the construction is not made out of the usual plastic-and-steel combination, Keurig has successfully created a quality coffee machine with a 12-month warranty to back it up. Its design and construction make the coffee maker ideal for small to medium-sized apartments and office spaces.


Keurig K-elite coffee maker is an average-sized coffee maker that you can count on. It is a bit smaller than the Keurig K55 K-Classic Single Serve Coffee Maker by its overall dimension, which makes it more compact. 

The machine stands at 13.1 inches high, 9.9 inches wide, and 12.7 deep. In addition, because it is made out of plastic, it only weighs 8 pounds, so you can easily move the coffee maker around without needing additional help.

Its size is ideal for personal use and it is enough to accommodate travel mugs that are as tall as 7.2 inches, simply remove the drip tray and you are good to go.


As mentioned earlier, the Keurig K-elite single serve K cup coffee maker is made out of durable plastic, which strays away from the conventional plastic and stainless steel construction most coffee makers have.

If you want to lengthen your coffee maker’s life, do not mishandle the machine. While it is true that it is made out of durable plastic, an appliance’s life only lasts for as long as you want it to. 

Safety Features

A lot of Keurig coffee maker reviews express how much users love its programmable auto-off, auto-on feature that allows you to set the brew time in advance for your convenience. It does not only save you time, but also money from lower electricity bills.

It is also worth mentioning that the coffee maker alerts you when it needs descaling, so you will always have a quality cup of coffee every day over a long period of time. This also serves as a reminder to properly clean your coffee maker on a regular basis.

Accessories Included

Keurig K-Elite coffee brewer has more to offer than just a fast brewing time. Upon receiving the package, you will have six Keurig K-elite coffee pods included in the package. It gives you plenty of varieties to choose from to maximize your brewing experience with Keurig. 

It also gives you a water filter handle along with one filter, which ensures you are drinking clean-tasting brewed coffee every day. It is a kind gesture from Keurig that makes a big impact on your overall experience. 

Unlike the Keurig K55 K-Classic Single Serve Coffee Maker, this has a large water reservoir at seventy-five ounce. In other words, you do not have to make multiple trips to and from the coffee maker to refill the reservoir, you can brew eight cups of coffee without refills. 

If you do need to fill up the reservoir, you can simply remove it from the machine for an easier and faster refill.

Brew Time

One of the coffee maker’s prominent features is its incredibly fast brewing speed. You can have your cup of coffee in less than a minute, which is a life-saver if you are in a rush.

In comparison to the K55 K-Classic, which is also a single-serve coffee maker, this one shines brighter as it only takes 1 minute less.

This coffee maker is fully programmable, so you can maximize your day by scheduling brew time one day ahead. You can have your caffeine fix first thing in the morning!

Brew Quality

The Keurig K-Elite brewing system has a top-notch brewing system that outclassed other units within the same price range. It is not only a fully programmable coffee maker, but it also produces quality coffee for that satisfying sip.

You can increase your coffee’s strength and intensity by pressing on the strong brew button. For anyone who prefers their drink darker with a good bite, this feature is a bonus. 

If you want to switch things up, the machine allows you to brew a full-flavored cup of iced coffee too. All you need to do is press the ice button and the machine does the work for you.

Ease of Use

A lot of Keurig coffee maker reviews emphasized the machine’s user-friendly design. As a matter of fact, the coffee maker only takes a few minutes for anyone to understand how it functions. 

Keurig did a good job of simplifying its functionalities with buttons clearly labeled on what each one does. To use the Keurig K-Elite coffee maker all you need to do is to pop in your favorite K-cup pod, choose your preferred brew size, and you can enjoy a cup of perfect brew — hot or iced.

You can always refer to the Keurig coffee maker K-elite manual for more information about the machine. They also have an informative FAQ page (1) on their official website for more information.


This coffee maker is one of the easiest to clean in Keurig’s product line because of its maintenance reminder and removable parts. The machine gives you a prompt when it is time to descale the machine, so you can eliminate calcium deposits on schedule every time. 

The K-Elite has detachable parts so you have them cleaned in your dishwasher (upper rack). Regular cleaning only takes a few minutes to do. Stay on top of it and you are guaranteed a cup of coffee that is free of the negative effects of calcium deposits. 

Brand & Customer Service

Keurig is known for not only creating coffee makers that cater to hot beverages but also to iced drinks as well. They are currently one of the leading producers in the industry for both hot & cold beverages, filling your cup, mug, or glass with your preferred drink every day.

They are known for producing an innovative line of coffee makers at an affordable price range, making it one of the biggest competitions in the business. Their staff members are well-loved by the users because of fast response times and professional approach. 

You can contact them on their website (2) where you can find information on how you can reach them, whether it may be their Corporate Headquarters or Keurig Consumer Care. 

Keurig promises to get back to your inquiry within 48 hours. However, their customer service representatives mostly respond within the first 24 hours.

Value for Money

The Keurig K-Elite coffee maker price is a definition of a coffee maker that is value for money. It is a relatively affordable coffee maker that is fully programmable, allowing you to have both quality and convenience in one appliance. 

You are given a six-count K-cup pod for taste varieties, which is a noteworthy move from Keurig. It brews coffee incredibly fast, so you can have your morning cup of coffee first thing in the morning. 

Another positive point worth noting is that the appliance does not produce a loud noise when brewing coffee, which is a common concern with similar units. You can make your coffee, tea, cocoa, or any other beverage with quiet operation. 


There are Keurig coffee maker reviews that indicate users having trouble with water leaks, although it is minimal. It can be a little frustrating, but it only leaks an ounce of water or two at most. 

Another minimal concern is its programmable timer setting. While you can set the coffee maker to brew coffee at a specific time, you can not turn off the machine at a specific time. However,  you can program the machine to turn off on its own when left unused for two hours.

Who Should Buy this Coffee Maker? 

People who are always on the go are sure to appreciate what this machine can do. The fact that it brews one cup of coffee under a minute makes it a perfect partner for busy bees who are running low on time. 

If you are the type of person who likes to take advantage of advanced features without the need to spend hours figuring out how the machine works, this is for you. 

It has all the bells and whistles without the confusion, as each button is clearly labeled on what each function does. It has a quiet brew technology that is worth considering if you do not want to wake the entire household when you brew a cup.

Final Verdict

This coffeemaker deserves a 4.5 out of 5 stars because of its fast brew time and fully programmable features. It gives you convenience and a quality cup of coffee, whether it is hot or iced.

It is definitely one of Keurig’s more popular models. You are able to brew a strong cup of coffee, make iced beverages, and save on energy with its programmable auto-off feature.

Keurig K-Elite Single Serve Coffee Maker Video Review

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Keurig K-Elite Single Serve Coffee Maker Specifications
Brand Keurig
Model K-Elite Single-Serve
Material Plastic
Brew Type Drip + Single Cup
Cup Capacity 8 Cups
Warranty 12 Months
Price $

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James Kilpatrick

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James Kilpatrick

I’m James, a self-professed coffee enthusiast in pursuit of finding the perfect daily brew and likes to live by the motto ‘Just brew it”.