Friday, July 21, 2023

The Keurig K-Duo Plus Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker Reviewed

Keurig K-Duo
This past winter, when Treasures by Brenda featured the Keurig K-Duo Plus™ Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker on our Best Christmas Gifts List, I knew I wanted it.  Actually, I needed it!  I put it on my Christmas wish list as my #1 gift choice and it was definitely my favorite Christmas gift.  Each morning, when I make my coffee, I am thrilled to have this awesome coffee maker and I am grateful to my parents for giving it to us.

My 20+ year old beloved Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker had started leaking.  Every morning, my first task was to clean the water up underneath my Keurig before I could have my first cup of coffee.  The leak was slow enough that it didn't require immediate replacement and I did not want to spend the money to replace it until it was absolutely necessary.  But, I knew replacing it was inevitable and probably not too far off regardless of my procrastination. 

While I have loved my single serve Keurig coffee maker, I have missed being able to make a full carafe of coffee to serve with dessert when we have guests.  Gathering around the single serve coffee maker and waiting your turn before you can enjoy dessert is not a pleasant experience.  Most often, I would end up taking coffee "orders" and making a cup of coffee for each of our guests.  This took a lot of time away from our company and I wanted to be in the dining room partaking in the conversation.

Seeing the Keurig K-Duo Plus™ Single Serve and/or Carafe Coffee Maker gave me a desire to retire my old, original Keurig coffee maker and that was not a feeling I had before I was introduced to this new style. 


Benefits of The Keurig K-Duo Plus™ Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker

I have already mentioned the ability to make a carafe of coffee or a single serve cup of coffee, but there are additional benefits to the K-Duo Plus coffee maker.

     Keurig® K-Duo Plus™
    Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker
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  • Smaller Space Required on the Counter 
  • Water Reservoir can be Placed on Back or Either Side 
  • Water Reservoir has a handle which makes it very easy to hold, fill and carry
  • Strong Brew Option 
  • Multiple Brew Sizes (6, 8, 10 or 12)
  • Carafe or Single Serve Option
  • Accommodates Travel Mugs (up to 8" tall)
  • Auto Shut-off 5 Minutes after Each Brew
  • Programmable Carafe Brew
  • Thermal Carafe Stays Warm Up to 2 Hours
  • Pause & Pour Carafe Option (if you want a cup of coffee quickly) 
  • Clock
  • Measurements: 14.9" Height
  • Measurements with Water Reservoir on Back: Depth: 15.88" - Width: 7.68" (due to front drip tray)
  • Measurements with Water Reservoir on Side: Depth: 11.7" - Width: 8.2"


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At first, I wasn't sure that I would like the auto shut-off after 5 minutes.  Of course, auto shut-off is extremely important to us, but I am accustom to it shutting off after an hour.  Turns out, I love the shut-off after 5 minutes!   Because it heats up fast, there is no reason to leave it on for an hour.  Plus, when we are leaving the house immediately, the coffee maker shuts-off before we have even left the driveway.  I no longer have to worry that the coffee pot was left on.

Because the thermal carafe holds heat, a warming element is not necessary with this coffee maker.  Therefore, your coffee doesn't start to burn on the bottom which ruins the flavor of coffee, plus makes clean-up harder.

My husband and I both agree that the Keurig K-Duo Plus™ Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker is the best coffee maker we have ever had.  Plus, we love how great it looks in our kitchen!




Along with my new coffee maker, I needed a smaller k-cup drawer. The one shown below is the one we selected and fits perfectly. The mug holder you see in the background in my introduction photo can be purchased by clicking this link.

Keurig K-Duo Plus
Keurig K-Duo Plus Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker
Water Reservoir Back or Either Side
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Keurig K-Duo
Nifty Coffee Pod Drawer - 30 Pod Capacity
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  1. The Keurig coffeemakers certainly are handy (I've used one several times at my son's house and also my niece's house), but I have been hesitant in the past about getting/using the Keurig style of coffee pot for myself because I prefer a 'pot' of coffee waiting for me first thing in the morning. But with this 'duo' style, I could have both a 'pot' of coffee and the convenience of a quick instant cup of coffee. In fact, I rather believe that this type of coffeemaker is the 'wave' of the future because I was looking in the coffee aisle at the grocery store just yesterday and noticed that the 'coffee pod' section was now far larger than the cans & bags of regular brew ground and bean coffee. So, your excellent review here of the Keurig K-Duo coffee maker is timely.

  2. This is definitely on my wish list. Our single serve Keurig is still working but when it stops I would love one of these. We have friends over for donuts and coffee once a month and I make a single cup for 11 people. About half prefer plain black coffee so the pot would be wonderful and for the rest I can make the flavored coffee and/or cappuccino in single cups/

  3. I love finding gift ideas here on Review This Reviews! It sounds as though this Keurig K-Duo us Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker ticks all the boxes for you and for many other people. It’s great that you were also able to find the perfect size of K-cup drawer for it.

    It can be hard to justify replacing an appliance that still functions even when it’s no longer meeting our needs well. Putting this on your Christmas wish list was the perfect solution.

  4. Oh I like this idea better than just being restricted to the single serve! I had no idea that this was a choice - this is ideal - I would absolutely choose this - makes a great gift as well.

  5. I did not know there was a single serve option either - love it!

  6. I do like the sound of this Keurig coffee maker! It has a lot of really great useful features such as the carafe or single serve option and being able to accommodate travel mugs. I think the 5 minute auto shut off feature is very good and a safe thing to have. Also love the pause and pour carafe feature for when you want a coffee quickly! This is a wonderful gift idea thank you so much for your review and recommendation!


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