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Today we will talk about two of the simpler options from the Keurig line of coffee makers. These two coffee makers may not boast as many features as some of the other models, but they can get the basic jobs done.
If you are on the market for a coffee maker that does not have too many frills and is it somewhat affordable, you will want to hear what we have to say about the Keurig K Select vs. K Classic.
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Quick Comparison: Keurig K-Select vs K-Classic
Of these two coffee devices, the Keurig K Select is the better, in our opinion. The Keurig K Select has a few options that the Keurig K Classic does not have.
It has a high altitude setting, a larger removable water reservoir, made from more advanced materials, can brew a stronger cup, and features quiet brew technology.
The K Select is a more costly device than the Keurig k-classic, but these additional features make the extra bucks worth it.
What is the difference between the Keurig K Select and K Classic?
Quiet Brew Technology
The Keurig K Select has quiet brew technology that makes it operates quietly, but the Keurig K Classic cannot do this
High Altitude Setting
If you are at high altitudes, your Keurig K Select has a feature that helps it to operate optimally, but the K Classic cannot do this.
If you don’t descale your coffee maker, it will adversely affect its operation and the taste of your brew. The Keurig K Select will remind you when this needs to be done.
Strong Brew Technology
The Keurig K Select has a strong brew button that you can use to get a stronger than normal cup of joe.
You can buy the Keurig K Classic in rhubarb and black. The Keurig K Select has more options as it is available in Oasis, Matte White, Matte Navy, Matte Black, Vintage Red, and Sandstone.
The fingerprint-resistant materials on the Keurig K Select is different from that of the Keurig K Classic.
Water Reservoir Size
The Keurig K Select has a larger 52oz water reservoir than the Keurig K Classic’s 48oz
The Keurig K Classic can only brew in three sizes (6oz,8oz,10oz) while the Keurig K Select can brew in 4 sizes (6oz,8oz,10oz, 12oz)
What are the similarities?
Brews Various Beverages
Both the Keurig K Select and the Keurig K Classic can brew additional beverages such as hot cocoa and tea.
If you don’t want to wait a long time for your coffee, both the Keurig K Select and K Classic can complete brews in less than a minute.
Removable Water Reservoir
Each of these two devices comes with a removable water reservoir that allows for easy cleaning.
These two coffee makers are both energy efficient. The Keurig K Classic and the Keurig K Select have auto-off features, so they will shut down after your last brew to save energy.
Removable Drip Tray
If you need to brew your coffee to a travel mug to take with you, you can remove the drip tray from both the Keurig k-Select and the Keurig K Classic. After the drip trays are removed, these devices will accommodate travel mugs up to 7″.
Compatible with My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter
If you are brewing your beverages directly from ingredients and not from K-Cups, you can use the My K-cup reusable coffee filter in the Keurig K Select and the Keurig K Classic.
The Keurig K Select is a coffee maker that is easy to control and sleek in its design. It will fit into your kitchen’s decor.
If you want to have a cold beverage instead of the regular hot coffee option, the Keurig K Select can make it happen. The Keurig K Select also allows you to make a stronger brew than the normal if you are in the mood for it.
Some single-serve coffee makers require you to refill the water reservoir before each brew, but the Keurig K Select can brew up to five cups before you need to refill the reservoir. The Keurig K Select brews beverages in 4 sizes from 6 to 12 oz. To save energy after you are finished brewing, the K Select has a programmable auto-off feature.
Speaking of features, the Keurig K Select features Keurig’s quiet brew technology, so it practically operates in silence. You won’t have to worry about messing up the K Select’s exterior with your hands as it is made from fingerprint-resistant materials.
This compact machine also has the ability to brew to travel mugs after the drip tray is removed. Last but not least, the Keurig K Select brews beverages in less than one minute.
- Unlike the K Classic, it has quiet brew technology.
- The Keurig K Select will remind you to descale the machine, but the K Classic will not.
- Unlike the K Classic, the K Select has a high altitude setting.
- The K Select is a more expensive device than the K Classic.
- Unfortunately, the K-Select reservoir is a bit on the small side.
Can you make tea in the K Select?
Yes, you can use any type of K Cup beverage.
Is the Keurig K Select worth it?
We believe that the features are worth the price.
Can the Keurig K Select use a travel mug?
Yes, it will accommodate a travel mug after the drip tray is removed.
The Keurig K Classic is a coffee maker that can make coffee, hot cocoa, tea, or iced beverages in less than a minute with just the touch of a button. The Keurig K Classic can brew in three different cup sizes (6oz,8oz,10oz), and you can also brew to your travel mug directly after removing the drip tray.
The Keurig K Classic has a 48oz water reservoir that allows you to brew up to 5 cups before it needs to be refilled. If your favorite beverages are not in K-Cups, do not worry. The Keurig K Classic is compatible with the universal removable my K-Cup coffee filter. This means that you can place your ingredients into the filter for the machine to brew from. After you are finished brewing, the device will automatically turn off to save energy.
- The Keurig K Classic is approximately 20% cheaper than the Keurig K Elite.
- Compatible with the My K Cup reusable filter
- Brews in less than a minute
- Does not have a strong brew feature like the K Select
- Only brews in three sizes (6oz,8oz,10oz)
Can you make tea in a Keurig K Classic?
Yes, you can.
Can you use my K cup with a K Classic?
Yes, the Keurig K Classic uses all k Cups.
The Keurig K Select is the better device. We believe the Keurig K Select is better than the Keurig K Classic because the Keurig K Classic does not have a strong brew option, it brews fewer sizes than the Keurig K Select, it does not have a high altitude setting, it has a smaller water reservoir and it does not have Quiet Brew Technology.
Even though the Keurig K Classic is cheaper than the Keurig K Select, the Keurig K Select has more than enough features to win this race comfortably.