Back to school means back to the grindstone for this teacher/mommy. One of my morning routines is making myself a very large cup of coffee to take with me as I drop TJ off at daycare and travel to work. My husband doesn’t drink coffee, so I do this for myself. I was wasting a lot of coffee by making a half a pot every morning and so I was very interested in trying a single serve coffee brewer. I have a Tassimo that I really love, but I have heard from several people that the Keurig is the way to go. I had to try it for myself.
We received the Keurig Platinum Brewer to review. This is the largest home use brewer that Keurig offers. It is much larger than my Tassimo and takes up more space, but it isn’t any larger than our previous coffee maker that we used to have sitting on the counter. I really like how the water reservoir is in the front of the machine. It makes it very simple to fill the machine and refills are quick. The machine is sturdy and built well. I know several of my friends who have this machine who have had it for a while and use it every day. It has held up remarkably well. My sister in law also has this model and had an issue when she went to descale it, the customer service department at Keurig walked her through the process and sent her a new brewer when everything they tried didn’t work. She was very pleased with the customer service that she received.
I couldn’t believe the variety of K-cups that are available. I especially love that you can find K-cups practically everywhere. I had to go to a particular store to buy my Tassimo discs, but every grocery store that I shop at had a nice selection of K-cups. I found some wonderful flavors and brands that I love, there is something for everyone. In addition to coffee, there is a variety of hot teas and hot cocoa available as well. I found a delicious decaf brand that I love from the Donut Shop!
I prepared a little video for you to showcase some of the features of the Keurig Platinum Brewer, and to demonstrate how it works.
The Platinum Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage in under one minute at the touch of a button. With an award-winning design, this brewer features a blue, backlit LCD display that allows you to program water temperature, set the digital clock, Auto On/Off and your favorite cup size. With the choice of five cup sizes, the Platinum brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs.
- Fully Programmable
- Choice of 5 cup sizes (4 oz., 6 oz., 8 oz., 10 oz. and 12 oz.)
- Removable 60 oz. water reservoir
- Quiet-Brew Technology®
- Energy Savings Mode – Auto On/Off
Overall, I am extremely happy with my new machine. I have a feeling that we are going to have a long, happy life together. While I can never get rid of my Tassimo, the Keurig is now the lone brewer in our kitchen. I think I will bring the Tassimo to work for specialty drinks.
The Keurig Platinum Single Cup Brewing System is available online at Keurig.com for $179.95
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