Are you thinking about getting a personal coffee maker, but want to get one that’s better than the basic but still within your budget?
There are so many options on the market, so choosing the one that’s right for your home can be time-consuming and confusing. We can help you with that. We are going to review the Keurig K-Elite vs. K-Select, two viable options for your home.
Table of Contents
- 1 Quick Comparison: Keurig K-Elite vs K-Select
- 2 What is the difference between the Keurig K-Select and K-Elite?
- 3 What are the similarities?
- 3.1 PROS
- 3.2 CONS
- 3.3 FAQ
- 3.4 Can you make tea in a Keurig K-Select?
- 3.5 Can I use tap water in the K-Select?
- 3.6 PROS
- 3.7 CONS
- 3.8 FAQ
- 3.9 Can you make tea in a Keurig K-Elite?
- 3.10 Can you use your own coffee with a K-Elite?
- 4 Conclusion
- 5 Related Posts
Quick Comparison: Keurig K-Elite vs K-Select
What is the difference between the Keurig K-Select and K-Elite?
The K-select is the cheaper option as the K-Elite costs just over 20% more than the K-Select.
Hot water on demand
Even though they are both designed to brew hot beverages, only the K-Elite can truly provide hot water on demand for other meals such as soups, oatmeals, and others.
The K-Select leads this category as it has more available color options than the Keurig K-Elite. The Keurig K-Elite is available in brushed finishes (brushed gold, brushed slate, brushed silver) while the K-Select is available in oasis, matte white, matte navy, matte black, and vintage red.
Water reservoir size
The reservoir of the Keurig K-Select is not the largest but not the smallest either. It has a 52oz reservoir. The reservoir of the K-Elite is larger than that of K-Select. The K-Elite’s reservoir capacity is 75oz.
The K-Elite can brew more sizes than the K-Select. The K-Select can only brew four cup sizes, 6, 8, 10, and 12 oz, while the K-Elite can brew five, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 oz.
Of the two coffee makes, only the K-Elite has an option that you can use to make iced coffee.
This useful feature is also only available on the Keurig K-Elite. You will be able to set the temperature that your K-Elite brews at. You can choose temperatures for your brew anywhere between 187° and 192°.
What are the similarities?
Both the Keurig K-Elite and the K-Select are fairly small machines. They are both about 13″ high, less than 10″ in width and not longer than 13″.
Both of these machines are capable of brewing coffee under one minute.
Compatible with the My K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filter
Unfortunately, not all coffee companies sell their products in K-Cup pods. You don’t have to worry if your favorite brands are not in K-Cup pods as both the Keurig K-Select and the K-Elite are compatible with the K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filter.
High altitude setting
The Keurig K-Elite and the Keurig K-Select have a high altitude setting that allows your coffee maker to work correctly at high altitudes.
Descale maintenance reminder
Both the Keurig K-Select and the Keurig K-Elite will remind you when they need to be descaled. Descaling removes built-up calcium deposits from inside your coffee maker.
Quiet Brew Technology
The Keurig K-Elite and the Keurig K-Select have quiet brew technology, making for quiet brewing.
The Keurig K-Elite and the Keurig K-Select have a programmable auto-off feature.
Want a stronger brew than the basic cup? The Keurig K-Select and K-Elite have you covered with their strong brew option.
Removable Drip tray
The drip trays on both of these machines are removable. This feature allows you to fit travel mugs on the machine, and this also helps with the cleaning of the machine.
The Keurig K-Select and the Keurig K-Elite are both fairly lightweight machines. Their light weights (7.3lbs and 8lbs) make them highly portable if you decide to switch things up.
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