Showing posts with label kitchen appliance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kitchen appliance. Show all posts

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"


Keurig K-Duo Plus Buttons

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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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Mr Coffee 12 Cup Coffee Maker Review


Mr Coffee 12 Cup Coffee Maker Review
There is never a shortage of coffee in our house, and there is no doubt about it, we love our coffee.

It seems that about every two or three years we are buying a new coffee maker. The Mr. Coffee 12-cup programmable with rapid Brew is our newest addition to our kitchen.

We have had many different brands of coffee makers over the years and they all seem to certainly fit our needs. This time we decided to go back to Mr. Coffee. I didn't realize it until I opened the box that I bought such a colorful coffee maker.

There is nothing better than waking up to a hot fresh cup of coffee in the morning. I use the programmable setting so that when we wake up the coffee is ready.

Mr. Coffee 12 Programmable Coffee Maker Features:

  • Strong Brew Selector for a bolder cup of coffee. (My favorite)
  • Delay Brew set it ahead and wake up to fresh coffee.
  • The freshness timer monitors how fresh the coffee is from the time it's brewed.
  • Grab-A-Cup Pause when you need a cup before brewing is finished.
  • 2 Hour Auto Shut-Off automatically turns off the coffee maker so you don't have to.
  • Easy View Water Window lets you see the exact water level as you fill, for no overflows.
  • Lift and Clean Filter Basket for fast easy clean-up.
  • Rapid Brew System.
I really like the rapid brew system it brews a pot of coffee 20% faster than previous models. This is a great feature if friends drop over and you need a quick pot of coffee.

It's easy to make less than 12 cups with the easy view water window and adjusting the amount of coffee. The coffee maker requires 12-cup basket-style coffee filters (Not Included).

So far we are pleased with our new Mr. Coffee Maker, and it is reasonably priced so you won't have to take out a loan to buy this one.

If you happen to need a smaller coffee maker this 5-Cup Mr. Coffee Maker is reviewed by my friend, Pat Austin right here on ReviewThisReviews.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Is the Lemon Pod the Best Lemon Keeper?

Let's review why I love my Lemon Pod and why I think it most definitely IS the best type of lemon keeper or lemon saver around.   You could always try and convince me otherwise of course!

The Lemon Pod Review
The Lemon Pod (photos Lou16, design Canva)

I do love lemons and have over the past year discovered lemon and blueberry proats which have become my absolute favourite breakfast.   When making these proats I only use half a lemon.   What I would do before I had the Lemon Pod was - I placed the remaining half of the lemon in a plastic sandwich bag and stored it in the fridge until the next day.

Obviously, this is not very environmentally sound so I decided to look for a lemon keeper or lemon saver.   During my hunt I discovered the Lemon Pod and I thought it was the best one available so I brought it.   I absolutely love it and use it along with my lemon squeezer several times a week.

What attracted me to the Lemon Pod?  It's not a rigid container that you just pop your lemon half in, it has a top that actually stretches to fit the lemon.   The different sizes of lemons that I get throughout the year can all be catered for with the Lemon Pod.

The Lemon Pod is actually made up of two pieces.    A bottom solid piece of heavy plastic is where you put the half lemon, cut side down.   The top piece has a heavy plastic ring around the outside which twists into the bottom locking it in place.   The middle of this top piece has a stretchy material that stretches over the lemon.   When you take the lemon out the stretchy material goes back to its 'normal' size.

I believe that as this stretches to 'fit' the lemon it helps it to stay fresh longer because less air can be trapped in there.  To be honest, I couldn't tell you exactly how long the lemons will stay fresh because the longest I've kept half a lemon is two days, but I won't part with my Lemon Pod and I won't swap it for another Lemon Keeper.

If you don't fancy trying proats and you don't add lemon juice to your hot drinks you might be interested in trying a couple of sweet lemon recipes a couple of our contributors make.   First Sam makes fresh Lemon Hand Pies which sound absolutely delicious and then Mary Beth makes some amazing Lemon Cookies.

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