A review of Keurig K-Select single cup brewer, the latest classic series Keurig model.
The newest addition to the Keurig classic series family lets you brew all regular k-cups and your own coffee, at the touch of a button.
The K-Select (K80) keeps many of the same features classic series models have: Quiet Brew Technology, removable drip tray, programmable auto off and removable water tank. The machine is 12.5” tall and 9.2” wide and brings a classic Keurig design.
The water tank has a 52-ounce capacity, enough for brewing 5 standard cups before it needs to be refilled.
Buttons are placed on top for easy coffee controls. Besides standard 6,8 and 10 ounce cup size, there’s also a 12 ounce cup setting and a Strong Brew option. The Strong Brew button increases coffee’s strength and can be combined with all cup sizes.
EASE OF USE
Brewing your morning cup with K-Select is simple. To make the coffee, lift the handle, insert one k-cup of your choice, close and choose your cup size. If you want to use the Strong Brew option, first press the strong brew button and then press the desired cup size. On average, it needs 60 seconds to brew 8-ounce cup of coffee and needs about 60 seconds to reheat the water for the next cup.
The auto-off automatically turns off your brewer 2 hours after the last brew and can be disabled if you don’t need this option.
KEURIG K-SELECT COMPATIBLE PODS
Keurig K-Select works with all types of k-cups: Keurig branded and non-branded, k-cups with updated or old labels. This is a classic model and it does not have a scanner.
This model is also compatible My k-cup reusable filter and allows you to use ground coffee.
The K-Select doesn’t work with k-mugs, k-carafe pods, Vue cups, Verismo pods, Nespresso or the CBTL pods. But, you can make all kinds of coffee drinks with k-cups so that’s not really a problem. Here are some Keurig recipes for you to try.
MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT
The K-Select includes a limited one-year warranty for normal home use. Customer service help is available 7 days a week at 866-901-2739. It’s recommended to clean the external parts or the brewer regularly using a wet cloth and descaling your machine every three to six months. Here’s how to clean Keurig K-Select properly.
Keurig recommends using bottled or filtered water in their coffee makers or you can install a Keurig water filter.
For detailed instructions on how to use or setup your brewer, see K-Select Manual.
The K-Select has all the basic options you might need: works with all k-cups and allows you to use your own coffee too. The design is pretty good as well and will fit any kitchen. Here are a couple of my favorite ones from Instagram:
Lovely, right?! K-Select is a good choice if you want a classic series brewer and it’s much easier to recommend than 2.0 Keurig system.
The machine is available in black, red, white and blue, and retails for $129.99. (now $30 off on Amazon).