When buying a coffee machine, or any appliance for that matter, it can be easy to assume that the higher the number in the range, the newer and better the product.
In your analysis of the Keurig k550 vs K575 you could be forgiven for automatically thinking that the Keurig K575 has more to offer than the K550 because it is newer, but this isn’t always the case.
Though these two products have a lot of similarities, the differences lie in the accessories.
In fact, to look at the two models it is impossible to tell they are not exactly the same. As with a few of the models in the Keurig range, the actual dimensions and design are the same, and only features and included accessories and coffees make the difference.
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Often we do find ourselves recommending the newer model, but in this particular comparison it is the older model which we recommend.
In terms of interface, controls and the actual coffee being brewed, both of these products do the same thing.
They both take K-Cup, K-Mug, K-Vue and K-Carafe pods, and allow you to store significant amounts of water in the reservoir as well as making big batches of coffee.
You can control the strength on both, dispense hot water and set favorite brewing styles.
The only differences are that the K550 comes with the Carafe included for bigger brews, and also includes Keurig My K-Cup, the reusable cup which is a way of refilling a cup with store bought ground coffee, and is popular as it reduces plastic waste and can save you money.
As the K550 is older, it can be a little tougher to get your hands on. It is also often a little more expensive due to these extra included accessories, but still represents a saving if you were planning to buy these items anyway. Think of it as a ‘combo’ deal.
Keurig K575 Reviews
Though we’ve already recommended the Keurig K550, that doesn’t mean that the K575 is lacking. It certainly isn’t.
The whole of the K500 series is exceptional and the huge versatility and range of features make these very popular coffee makers.
The K575 is a part of the Keurig 2.0 plus range, one of the more modern in the Keurig line of products. This does bring a little disadvantage.
Whereas some of the older 1.0 models could use compatible pods (not made by Keurig), the 2.0 range has stamped this out.
Any pods you use in the K575 must be made by and endorsed by Keurig. The fact that you can buy the reusable My K-Cup product does help, but there still isn’t as much choice.
The K550 is also part of the 2.0 range, so the same applies.
The impressive color screen is not unlike something you would find on a smartphone! Intuitive controls mean that even though a huge amount of options are available to you in terms of size and even strength, the controls don’t get confusing.
Being able to set favorites means that you can always be a couple of quick button presses away from coffee just the way you like it.
Although the K575 doesn’t have a Carafe included, it does have the capacity to use one, which means making batches of coffee easily, perfect if you’re often entertaining or making coffee in the office for lots of people.
Other than not having the carafe, it comes complete with everything you need including filters and even some pods to get you started. You might also be interested in our comparisons of the 575 to the Kelite, k475 and k525 models.
- 80 Oz water reservoir capacity
- Compatible with K-Cup, K-Mug, K-Vue and K-Carafe
- Alter the temperature and choose your preferred strength.
- Save your preferred settings for next time.
- A variety pack of pods comes free to get you up and running.
- No Carafe included.
- Requires branded Keurig pods.
Keurig K550 Reviews
We won’t go through every feature again other than to say that everything the K575 has, the K550 has.
It may be slightly older, and possibly being phased out by the company, but in terms of what it offers there is no difference.
Because of the extras the K550 includes, there are still a few advantages and disadvantages to choosing this product.
- Has all the same features as the K575.
- Comes with the Keurig Carafe for making large batches of coffee.
- Comes with reusable “My K-Cup”.
- Can be harder to get hold of as it is slightly older.
- May be more expensive due to the extra features.