Product Comparison: Keurig K45 vs Keurig K55


General Specifications
Brand
Keurig
Keurig
Model
K45
K55
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Keurig K45 Elite Single Serve Brewer is designed for making coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverages. It will have your cup ready for you in under a minute with only a touch of a button. It features three cup size settings, depending on what you are in the mood for. It also has a drip tray to accommodate travel mugs. This single serve brewer is built with microprocessor controlled technology, which maintains water at the right brewing temperature.
The Keurig® K55 Coffee Maker delivers incredible value by combining Keurig’s best-selling coffee maker with water filter to help ensure your beverages taste their best. With 6, 8, and 10oz K-Cup® pod brew sizes, and a programmable automatic-off function, the Keurig® K55 makes single cup brewing fast, convenient and simple. The 43 K-Cup® pods help you to discover all of the varieties from the brands you love.
Key Specs
Capacity
5 cups
5 cups
Built-In Grinder
No
No
Timer
No
No
Cup Warmer
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System
  • Reservoir is clear so you can see when water is getting low.
  • Won't brew if low on water so you don't wind up with a wasted pod & half a cup of coffee.
  • Not just a coffee maker, but there are also tea K-Cups available and it also can be used to heat water in less than 20 seconds.
  • It has no on timer but does have an automatic 2-hour shut off option.
  • It does take a couple minutes to heat up when it's first turned on.
  • Kind of loud as the water tank refills.
Keurig K55 K-Classic Coffee Maker
  • No guessing how much coffee or water to brew a single cup in a big 12 cup brewer.
  • The coffee tastes great and astonishingly you can choose from over 500 k-cup pod flavor varieties. There are also over 75 top coffee brands you that offer these k-cup pods.
  • In less than 5 minutes, you can prepare and completely make a fresh cup of coffee, with the Keurig K55.
  • Large water talk - allows more cups to be made.
  • Takes a long time to warm up.
  • While the Keurig K55 is heating the water and pouring the coffee it is loud. It makes a loud humming sound, which would wake someone up who is in the same room.
Size & Weight
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Rhubarb
Black
Height
13 in.
13.3 in.
Width
9.8 in.
10.1 in.
Depth
13.3 in.
13.2 in.
Weight
6.4 lbs.
12 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System
  • The K45 is the perfect size for me.
  • This is a great size for the kitchen counter and makes coffee so fast and delicious too.
  • It's compact enough and easy to use.
  • Great size, compact and doesn’t take up much counter space. Very easy to use and quick brewing time.
  • It takes up a lot of counter space in a 1950s kitchen (plus storage for the cups)
Keurig K55 K-Classic Coffee Maker
  • This coffee maker is small in size and will fit on all countertops.
  • It is compact and fits nicely on my cabinet.
  • Great size, compact and doesn’t take up much counter space. Very easy to use and quick brewing time.
  • Compact. Fits easily on top of the office mini fridge with enough space for an electric kettle beside it.
  • It’s compact enough to fit in an apartment or a dorm room without taking too much space. There are three different cup sizes available to choose from.
Features
Display
No
No
Single or Multi Serve
Single Serve
Single Serve
Water Reservoir
Removable
Removable
Delay Brew
No
No
Warmer Plate
No
No
Dishwasher-Safe Parts
Yes
Yes
Extras
A removable drip tray, One-touch simplicity with button controls
K-Cup capsule model, removable drip tray
Self-Clean Function
No
No
What customers say about "Features"
Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System
  • Low Water indicator light comes on to remind you to fill reservoir in case you don't notice.
  • Water filter feature is great if you have hard water like I do, don't have filtered water and don't want to use bottled water.
  • Removable cup stand gives you room to brew directly into a travel mug.
  • System won't brew if water is too low for a cup; refill indicator light tells you to add water.
  • The K45 has the 3 size cup selections which is great for your particular strength preference.
  • It uses lots of little plastic cups that end up in your trash.
  • There's no carafe size option.
Keurig K55 K-Classic Coffee Maker
  • Has three cup size settings. Has good size water holder.
  • Cleaning this product is hassle free and time efficient. Each of the parts that will need to be cleaned are dishwasher safe.
  • Once the coffee maker sets up for the coffee making - next cup can be made with very little wait.
  • The automatic off feature is very nice for those of us who use the machine only once per day in the morning but often come back from multiple cups during that time.
  • Does not have a programmable mechanism to set time to make coffee automatically at a pre-set time.
  • The inner K-Cup holder is hard to reach, i.e. to clean leftover coffee.
Power
Wattage
1500 Watts
Auto Shut-Off
Yes
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
UL, cUL
UL, cUL

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