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Keurig K-Duo Plus Review

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By: Alicia Walters     Revised by: Mark Cambell    Last updated: Feb 3, 2024

The Keurig K-Duo Plus Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker is an innovative dual-purpose coffee maker that offers the best of both worlds - single serve convenience for one cup at a time, and a traditional 12 cup glass carafe for a full pot of coffee. It's the perfect solution for a household with varying needs and tastes in coffee sizes. And with a sleek space-saving design plus useful smart features like an iced coffee setting and a Pause & Pour function, the K-Duo Plus really delivers on functionality and user experience.

Single Serve Convenience Meets Carafe Brewing  

The standout feature of the K-Duo Plus is clearly its dual brewing abilities. It has both a K-Pod chamber for single serve K-Cup pods as well as a separate ground coffee filter basket for a full carafe of drip coffee. By providing two separate brewing mechanisms in one compact machine, the K-Duo Plus allows you to make a single cup and a carafe at the same time or one after the other.

For single serve, just lift the handle, insert your favorite K-Cup pod and lower the handle to puncture the pod. Choose from 6, 8, 10 or 12 ounce brew sizes for different mug volumes. The K-Duo Plus works with all Keurig K-Cup pods so you have hundreds of delicious varieties to enjoy. For carafe brewing, simply fill the ground coffee filter basket with 4 to 12 tablespoons of your favorite ground coffee and the K-Duo Plus will automatically brew a full pot of coffee into the included glass carafe.

Smart Useful Features

Beyond the dual brewing options, the K-Duo Plus offers several useful features that enhance the overall experience. The large 60 ounce removable reservoir means you have to refill less often when making multiple cups of coffee. The ‘Strong Brew’ button increases the strength and boldness of your single cup. The ‘Iced Coffee’ setting brews a more concentrated single serve for making iced or cold brew coffee when combined with ice. 

One of my favorite features is the ‘Pause & Pour’ function which allows you to pour a cup of coffee drip from the carafe mid-brew. So, if you can’t wait for the full pot to finish brewing, you can pause it, pour a cup, and then the K-Duo Plus will automatically continue brewing the rest. The auto-shutoff provides peace of mind by turning off the machine 2 hours after the last brew for safety and energy efficiency.

This Keurig Coffee Maker also features useful conveniences like a removable drip tray to catch drips, an accent trim ring in 4 color options to match your decor, and cord storage to keep your counters tidy. For its functionality and smart features, the K-Duo Plus offers truly unparalleled value in its category.

To sum it up, I have to say the Keurig K-Duo Plus Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker beautifully solves the need for both single serve and carafe brewing in one elegant space-saving machine. With its robust features, premium design and ability to produce both K-Cup pod coffee and carafe drip coffee, this Keurig Coffee Maker is a solid investment that can meet the most demanding household needs. For high quality coffee in any amount, the K-Duo Plus is the only machine you'll ever need. I highly recommend it for any coffee lover or home/office use.

Keurig K-Duo Plus

Pros:

- Offers both single-serve and carafe brewing options, allowing users to choose the brewing method that best suits their needs.

- The single-serve side of the coffee maker is compatible with Keurig's popular K-Cup pods, making it easy to brew a wide variety of coffee flavors and blends.

- The carafe side of the coffee maker can brew up to 12 cups of coffee at once, making it suitable for larger households or entertaining guests.

- Has a programmable timer that allows users to set a specific time for the coffee to start brewing, ensuring that a fresh cup of coffee is always ready when needed.

- Relatively affordable compared to other coffee makers on the market, making it accessible to a wide range of coffee lovers.

Cons:

- Requires regular cleaning, especially if the single-serve side is used frequently with K-Cup pods, which can accumulate residue over time.

- The carafe side of the coffee maker may not keep the coffee hot for as long as other coffee makers, which may be a concern for users who prefer their coffee piping hot.

- May be noisy during the brewing process, which may be a concern for users who prefer a quiet kitchen.