(Closed) Keurig? Worth buying

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have had mine for over 2 and don’t have a problem with it and don’t use filtered water. And I. LOVE. IT. If it did break, I would just buy another one. 

Post # 18
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786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I LURRRRVE my Keurig.  I’m the only coffee drinker so it’s totally worth it for me and my fiance bought it as a gift for me at Christmas 2011.  Sometimes I have problems with mine but I just try to descale it with white vinegar every few weeks.  I don’t buy the k-cups, I bought 2 reusable k cups and use my own coffee which I buy at BJs so it really is inexpensive for me.  If mine kicks the bucket I really don’t know what I’ll do.

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have a keruig at work and it is so watery and crapola.

At home we bought a Tassimo, and it’s amazing.  I’ve also heard amazing things about Nespresso (I think only at Macy’s?)

Tassimo seems more rich and flavorful to me, and uses barcodes to measure the amount of water needed.

 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My SO despises coffee, and I love it. So the keurig is perfect because I only ever need one cup at a time. I have the lowest model, the mini. It was $99 3 years ago and is still working perfectly. I normally buy the k-cups on amazon, or get a good deal on the grocery store brands. Otherwise the name brand cups can get a little pricey. 

Definitely reccomended! 

Post # 21
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920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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@BellaDee:  My next coffee maker will be the Starbucks espresso machine, or a Nespresso or something similar!! 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I love it, I’d recommend it but just look for it on sale. It often goes on sale here for under $100

Post # 23
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1934 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve had mine for 2 months, and it’s the one that comes with a built in water filter.  I LOVE it. It took me some trying around to find the right brand of k-cup. I like rich and bold coffee and many of the sample pack flavors that I got were too weak for me.  Now I just order this one brand on amazon in bulk. I also have the reusable k-cup for when I run out I can use some of my bagged coffee in that.  I am lazy though- I tried filling my own k-cup for every cup, but to me washing the filter out after every cup seemed counter intuitive (wasn’t saving me any time versus washing and brewing a pot of coffee once).  

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

we’ve had one for at least 4 or 5 years and it’s fine. it’s one of the earlier ones.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

@Sassygrn:  I’ve had mine for almost 6 years.  Never had an issue.  Love it!

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Sassygrn:  We have one and probably used it for about a year before we brought our old regular coffeemaker back. It’s not that the Keurig isn’t nice, it just didn’t work for us. We each drink about two cups of coffee in the morning and it was annoying/expensive to use the Keurig. We had the reusable cup that we put our own coffee into but Fiance and I couldn’t use it back to back since it was super hot after use. One of us always had to wait for it to cool down or just use a regular cup. I guess we could have purchased another resuable but we didn’t. 

We also fill up travel cups in the morning and it was annoying to have to use a clean regular sized coffee mug to fill up our travel mugs since the travel ones didn’t fit under the coffee spout. 

Finally, we just didn’t think it tasted as good. It tasted sort of burny and weak. I will say that we do still use it for afternoon goodies like the hot cider, cappucinos, and various teas. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Sassygrn:  I actually just got rid of ours.  We originally got it in Colorado, and the altitude causes them to have problems (something about the pressure of the altitude causing coffee from the cups to go back into the machine when it punctures them).  It worked 70% of the time, but hontestly we just never used it.  I gave it away and do not miss it at all.  I also just read something about the plastic in the cups being somewhat dangerous because it gets so hot and could leech chemicals into your coffee….not sure how legit that is, but it is something to think about.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Sassygrn:  if you lived closer, I’d sell you mine because even though fiancé is a huge coffee drinker- it has been used like 5 times within last 2 years. The coffee is weak, even buying darker brands- he hates it. 

i like it at my work for convienece but that’s all, the brewed pot of coffee is better.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We’ve had ours for almost three years, still works fine and we just use tap water.  If there are multiple coffee drinkers or you have more than one cup, then it’s really not cost effective.  As opposed to only kind-of not cost effective if you just need one cup at a time.  I have very little time in the morning though, so I love mine.  And if you buy in bulk, K-cups aren’t that expensive.

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@Sassygrn:  We just got a keurig a couple of months ago and we LOVE it. It is definitely more pricey than a traditional coffee maker, and the actual coffee. But we justify the price because we usually go to starbucks, dunkin donuts, or get an energy drink, and the keurig is WAY cheaper than that so we are actually saving money verses before. You can also use it just to get boiling water fast, if you are making ramen, tea, etc just press brew with nothing in there and out comes steaming water. Not to mention all the cool coffee flavors, lattes, chai, etc made especially for Keurigs.

 

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