We received our new Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker, with Single Serve K-Cup Pod and 12 Cup Carafe Brewer in Black yesterday and couldn't wait to get it set up! This was a big upgrade from our single serve generic brand coffee machine that took forever to brew just one cup of coffee. The set up was super easy with the included clear and easy step-by-step instructions to do a cleaning brew first for both the single serve and the carafe, and then the easy peasy directions to brew a single cup or a carafe. OMG you guys! This machine is amazing! The temperature of the coffee was perfection, and this was important to us as our last machine barely made the coffee hot—I would have to reheat freshly made coffee. We couldn't believe how fast it brewed a single cup and the carafe! The coffee came out great and we will never be able to go back to a cheap $20 machine again. I was a little surprised at how large the machine was (we have a small home with not a ton of counter space) but we gave it the corner spot which is the most spacious and it looks beautiful. The coolest feature is the way the brew sizes are set up—you choose either a single cup or carafe, and then choose your brew size: for a cup it's either 8, 10, or 12 ounces, and for the carafe it's either 8, 10, or 12 cups...the fact that the numbers are the same works really well so the buttons are not crowded with a ton of buttons...I thought that was neat. I think we are officially KEURIG converts for life! Way to go KEURIG!
Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker, with Single Serve K-Cup Pod and 12 Cup Carafe Brewer, Black
In stock at Union City, 30600 Dyer St
About This Item
- BREW A CUP AND A CARAFE: Use both ground coffee and K-Cup pods.
- MULTIPLE BREW SIZES: Brew an 8, 10, or 12-cup carafe and an 8, 10, or 12 oz. cup.
- 60oz. SINGLE RESERVOIR: The 60 oz. water reservoir is shared between the single serve and carafe brewing, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. Removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
- 12-CUP GLASS CARAFE: Included with your brewer along with a heating plate to keep coffee hot.
- PAUSE & POUR: Automatically pauses your coffee maker mid-brew for 20 seconds, allowing the carafe to be poured.
- ENERGY EFFICIENT: Auto off feature for both your brewer and your heating plate: turns your brewer off 1 minute after the last single cup brew and turns your heating plate off 2 hours after the last carafe brew.
- TRAVEL MUG FRIENDLY: Accommodates travel mugs up to 7.0” tall.
- COMPATIBLE WITH THE MY K-CUP UNIVERSAL REUSABLE COFFEE FILTER: Brew your own ground coffee (sold separately).
- SIMPLE BUTTON CONTROLS: Just insert any K-Cup pod or ground coffee and use the button controls to brew a delicious cup and carafe.
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KEURIG Converts For Life!
I love the fact that you can make a single cup of coffee, hot chocolate, tea, or whatever you want in the K-cup side and also make a pot of coffee for multiple people at the same time. For a larger gathering or get together sometimes people want different things. Or you have kids who want to not be left out so they can make their own drinks. Once your have your coffee in your cup you can add creamers and sweeteners for an endless array of different hot drinks.
Over all the Keurig is simple and easy to use. You do need to read the directions before just jumping in. It is suggested you run clear water through for your first single cup as well as the first pot of coffee. I think it called it a cleansing cycle. I also noticed it said DO NOT use distilled water. Not sure why but I would not want to mess my machine up.
You do have to select (oz) or (cup) each time and then select the size for your drink. It does take a few seconds for the brewing to start for both the pot and the single cup. So don't get excited just be patient. When you first unbox it and look at your new machine it can seem a bit intimidating but once you use it one time it is really simple.
I had a bit of a problem getting the tray with the coffee grounds to slide in to the slot. Guess you have to have it lined up just right. :D
I have made single cups of drink, pots of coffee as well as a pot of tea with my Keurig. I would absolutely recommend this to friends and family. I have seen rumors online about how you can only use special Keurig K-cups in the Keurig machine. This is not true. Any of the K-Cups will work.
If you look at my attached pictures you will see how it looks and there is room to make a single cup while having a pot of coffee at the same time. Also after a while the burner (warmer) will turn itself off so if you forget to cut it off before you leave it will turn it off for you.
Great for coffee lover
I am very surprised by this machine i is smaller than expected, as it has
2 sections , the single serve and the carafe i was expecting it to be very bulky
But it has a decent size. We previously had a single serve coffee machine
And my hubby kept complaining because he prefer carafe so he can have
The quantity while i prefer the single serve option so this machine definitely solved
That issue. I am using the single serve function to brew my coffee i am also
Making tea and hot cocoa in there, while my hubby is mostly using the carafe.
So for the single serve option you can do up to 12oz a cup and for the carafe
Up to 12 cups.
I like the water reservoir which can contains up to 60 oz of water. I like that i
Can easily fill up that reservoir by sliding it out. Its shape also makes the cleaning
Part very easy.
My favorite feature is the pause/ pour usually when making coffee using a carafe you
Have to wait until it has brew all the coffee before pouring it into a cup
But this coffee machine allow you to pause brewing and pour the coffee i love it.
I also like the auto off feature which will turn off the heating plate after 2 hours
Isn't it awesome ?
What i didn't like is that black surrounding lid on the carafe it would have been
Nice to make it removable so it would be easier to clean the carafe.
Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker With Pod or Carafe
This Review Is For a Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker, For the Single Serve K-Cup Pod Lover or those who want a cup of coffee from a Carafe. As always my reviews are fair and honest, and non bias, to give a potential customer an objective review, the good and or bad if any.
I have had many a Keurig Coffee Makers, from the very first basic one to the more fancy with light up water display and clock, with a strong feature. The only minor issue is not having a clock or display which I like to look at. But the most important feature, is how great a cup of coffee a coffee maker makes. I have to be honest I was skeptical about this coffee maker making a good cup of coffee with the Carafe Feature, or the K-Pod. But to my amazement was pleasantly surprised, and honesty this coffee maker makes a better cup of coffee with the K-Pod, then my fancy Coffee Maker. I absolutely love the option of having both features, of a Carafe, for when you have company over, or the K-Pod feature, for those who can choose which K-Pod they want. This is absolutely great for a coffee lover like myself. I will use the carafe part for when we have company, but my go too for everyday is the K-Pod and I am stock up with Keurig K-Pods. I have own nothing but Keurig Coffee Makers, because the quality, they are durable, take a licking and keep on ticking at least mine have. They seem to last for quite a while, and this one is no exception, easier to operate, and fast at giving me my first cup of coffee.
I like the fact that the height of this Keurig Coffee Maker is not as high as some of the other models. And that it is easier to fill the water reservoir because when you take off the lid it gives you more room for adding the water. As with some of the other models it has a flip up lid, in the front of the reservoir which gives you a smaller opening to pour the water, I really like the fact of having a much larger area for adding water. I am kind of liking the simplicity and operation of this Keurig Coffee Maker, it does not take as long to make a cup of coffee, and to be quite honest, makes a hotter cup of coffee, then some of the other more fancy models. The instructions are very easy to follow and I suggest you read the instructions before usage. This Coffee Maker can brew 12 oz., 10 oz., 8 oz., when using the k-pods. It can also brew 12 cups when using the Carafe brew feature, and that I love. Another great feature is when using the Carafe Brew Feature you can pull out the carafe and it pauses the brewing cycle for 20 sec to allow you to pour a cup of coffee without having to wait for it to fill up the carafe and finish the complete brewing cycle. Another great feature. This is the best of both worlds, for those of us who love coffee. One feature I really love is the Auto off feature, used for both your brewer and the heating plate, which turns your brewer off 1 min after the last single cup brew and turns the heating plate off after 2 hours after the last carafe brew. When using a k-pod you can also use a travel mug up to 7 in. tall.
This Coffee Maker has the option of using the Keurig Water Filters, (SOLD SEPARATELY) You can also use the k-Cup universal Coffee Filter which allows you to put your favorite ground coffee into this k-cup filter and brew a single cup of coffee. The color is black which goes with any kitchen décor the size of this coffee maker is 12.74 in. H x 12.27 in. W x 13.44 in. D
Bottom line is I absolutely for the price recommend this Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker to anyone who is a coffee lover as I am. It makes a fast single cup of coffee that taste great!
Keurig K-Duo Essentials is the best of both Worlds
Another Walmart Exclusive! Out of the box I was amazed. I figured, I can't write a review without putting this puppy to use. So, I took some photos of it new and put it to use. I gotta say, I like the duo even better than my last Keurig because when my parents come over, I can just put a pot on and serve everyone hot coffee all at once as opposed to one cup at a time. Then just like with a ordinary Keurig, when it's just me, I can pop in my reusable K-Cup and make myself anything I want. This machine is complete genius. It's considerably faster than my old one. I thought to myself atleast the first 2 weeks I used it, where have you been all my life. I'm now determined to find a reusable basket for when I make coffee in the carafe, because I plan on keeping this bad boy around!
The Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker is a Great Product
I'm very happy with this Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker. Having the option to make a whole pot of coffee in the morning or one quick cup as needed is very convenient. The water reservoir is nice and large. It's easy to remove the tank for filling and to slide it back into place. I have noticed that if you follow the instructions and remove the lid first and then the tank, it's much easier to deal with.
The Single Serve feature is really nice. Just pop in a pod, close the lid and choose you serving size - 8, 10 or 12 ounces. The carafe side also has a choice of 8, 10 or 12 cups. You switch between the two by choosing ounces or cups, then press the size button. It's all very straight-forward. Both methods deliver a delicious brew.
This appliance is very versatile as well. Anyone who's ever used a Keurig K-Cup system will know that this machine makes more than just coffee - all sorts of teas, hot cider, cocoa and even soup can be made in just one machine. The Keurig K-Duo has enabled me to get rid of both my old coffee pot and my tea kettle, thus freeing up space on my counter top.
The one thing that was a surprise to me, but not an issue, is that it's noisier than other coffee makers I've used. I assume it's the pump mechanism, and it's not loud enough to be a problem.
Overall, I would recommend this coffee maker to anyone who wants the choice of single servings or carafes.
Great coffee maker for single cups or entire pots
We love the new Keurig K-Duo Essentials coffee maker. It is a great addition to our kitchen. As a household, we drink a lot of coffee in the morning and then a few of us will have a cup or two throughout the day. The Keurig K-Duo Essentials coffee maker is the perfect solution because it can brew an entire pot with a regular paper filter and ground coffee, or you can insert your favorite pod and brew a single cup. In either case, you can make a large, medium or small pot/cup. The Keurig K-Duo Essentials coffee maker is larger than a regular coffee maker, but definitely not larger than some of the fancy multi-function brewers we've owned in the past. Because the K-Duo holds a small reservoir of water, it cannot be stowed in a cabinet between uses. The reservoir does not have much of a handle so it's difficult to install when full. We prefer to use a pitcher for filling the machine and only remove the empty reservoir to clean it.
I had been hesitant to purchase a Keurig because of the fact that the pods were not recyclable, but that has apparently been remedied because you CAN in fact recycle the pods now. It's a little difficult to peel off the top film to clean out the grinds for recycling, but worth the effort in my opinion.
I was given this coffee maker in exchange for my honest review, and I stand by my words.
Exactly What We Needed
The Keurig K-Duo could not have arrived at a more opportune time since we're now following #StayAtHome directives. At first was concerned how it would fare in shipment vs. picking up at a store, but it was delivered in a large, sturdy box, expertly packed and padded, with absolutely no damage. A nice, generous surprise was that the shipment included came with one 18-count box of Original Donut Shop medium roast K-Cups, one box of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Dark Magic (dark roast), and one full-size bag of ground Green Mountain Colombia Select medium roast.
Even though coffee is a get-out-the door staple in our household, I am new to the Keurig “World” and to be honest, was somewhat intimated by the good-looking machine. But no worries – complete, large-print (no eyeglasses needed) and easy to understand instructions were there. The machine itself also had removable labels pointing out all the key parts. The remarkable feature of this machine is the dual-brewer option – you can brew a single-serve tall or short cup, or a whole 12-cup carafe. First step was running a cleaning load of plain tap water through both the carafe side and then the single serve side. This was fast and easy thanks again to the instructions, and I felt less intimidated and decided to try out a Donut Shop K-Cup. Refilled the water reservoir with purified water, easily popped in the pod and chose the 10-oz option. Vroom, vroom – in less than 90 seconds had a steaming hot personal mug of coffee – delicious!! Under the cup dispenser, there is a removable plate if you'd like to fill a tall 12 oz travel container for grab and go. The next morning chose the carafe option – using the ground coffee and a disposable paper filter, the machine performed flawlessly – piping hot coffee quickly brewed and the warming plate is designed to keep it that way for two hours.
I have nothing but good things to say about the Keurig Duo – it is a quality, well-crafted appliance and both sides of the “Duo” will receive plenty of use here!
Fast, hot, delicious coffee
This coffee maker works perfectly for one person or several. Right out of the box it was very simple to set up. It comes with a coffee pot if you're needing several cups. Having a choice between how much coffee to make is going to save us lots of money on wasted pots of coffee. You can put your coffee mug under the pod side and you can remove the bottom tray on this side to accommodate your taller travel mugs. The drip coffee side has a warming plate to keep your coffee a nice temperature. Both sides have an 8, 10 or 12 selection. It has a larger water reservoir than the pod only versions for less filling. For the pods this is for oz. and for the drip coffee side it is for cups desired. Simply fill up the large water reservoir, add your coffee and select cups or pods then the size. It starts working quickly to make a delicious cup of coffee.
Perfect Cup Every Time
I absolutely LOVE the convenience of this machine. It comes in handy ALL the time to have the option to brew a pot or brew an individual cup with the pod side. Both sides DELIVER and are really simple to use. Clean up is a breeze, making this one of my Daily "GO TO" appliances. The pods are easy to put in and remove after using. I also really appreciate the varieties of pods on the market that fit this machine. That's a HUGE PLUS! The possibilities are endless. The house smells like a gourmet coffee shop every day now. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
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