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Introducing the K-Duo Essentials Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker: the perfect brewer for any occasion. This versatile brewer is the best of both worlds, using both K-Cup pods and ground coffee to brew a cup and carafe of your favorite varieties. The K-Duo Essentials coffee maker has a 60 oz. single water reservoir that is shared between single serve and carafe brewing, which means fewer water refills to save you time. The included 12-cup glass carafe and heating plate are perfect for keeping your coffee hot, and the added convenience of the Pause & Pour feature makes serving a snap! No need to wait for the entire carafe to brew – the Keurig K-Duo Essentials coffee maker can be paused mid-brew for 20 seconds, so you can pour fresh, hot coffee right away. Create your perfect cup and carafe every time with the K-Duo Essentials coffee maker. Choose your favorite ground coffee, or choose from hundreds of delicious K-Cup pod varieties of coffee, tea, cocoa, and more. With multiple brew sizes, you can make an 8, 10, or 12-cup carafe for large gatherings, as well as an 8, 10, or 12 oz. cup just for you. You can brew the perfect amount of fresh, full-flavored coffee whether you’re hosting friends or just enjoying a cup and a moment to yourself!
KEURIG Converts For Life!
We received our new Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker, with Single Serve K-Cup Pod and 12 Cup Carafe Brewer in Black yesterday and couldn't wait to get it set up! This was a big upgrade from our single serve generic brand coffee machine that took forever to brew just one cup of coffee. The set up was super easy with the included clear and easy step-by-step instructions to do a cleaning brew first for both the single serve and the carafe, and then the easy peasy directions to brew a single cup or a carafe. OMG you guys! This machine is amazing! The temperature of the coffee was perfection, and this was important to us as our last machine barely made the coffee hot—I would have to reheat freshly made coffee. We couldn't believe how fast it brewed a single cup and the carafe! The coffee came out great and we will never be able to go back to a cheap $20 machine again. I was a little surprised at how large the machine was (we have a small home with not a ton of counter space) but we gave it the corner spot which is the most spacious and it looks beautiful. The coolest feature is the way the brew sizes are set up—you choose either a single cup or carafe, and then choose your brew size: for a cup it's either 8, 10, or 12 ounces, and for the carafe it's either 8, 10, or 12 cups...the fact that the numbers are the same works really well so the buttons are not crowded with a ton of buttons...I thought that was neat. I think we are officially KEURIG converts for life! Way to go KEURIG!Jasmine
I love the fact that you can make a single cup of coffee, hot chocolate, tea, or whatever you want in the K-cup side and also make a pot of coffee for multiple people at the same time. For a larger gathering or get together sometimes people want different things. Or you have kids who want to not be left out so they can make their own drinks. Once your have your coffee in your cup you can add creamers and sweeteners for an endless array of different hot drinks.
Over all the Keurig is simple and easy to use. You do need to read the directions before just jumping in. It is suggested you run clear water through for your first single cup as well as the first pot of coffee. I think it called it a cleansing cycle. I also noticed it said DO NOT use distilled water. Not sure why but I would not want to mess my machine up.
You do have to select (oz) or (cup) each time and then select the size for your drink. It does take a few seconds for the brewing to start for both the pot and the single cup. So don't get excited just be patient. When you first unbox it and look at your new machine it can seem a bit intimidating but once you use it one time it is really simple.
I had a bit of a problem getting the tray with the coffee grounds to slide in to the slot. Guess you have to have it lined up just right. :D
I have made single cups of drink, pots of coffee as well as a pot of tea with my Keurig. I would absolutely recommend this to friends and family. I have seen rumors online about how you can only use special Keurig K-cups in the Keurig machine. This is not true. Any of the K-Cups will work.
If you look at my attached pictures you will see how it looks and there is room to make a single cup while having a pot of coffee at the same time. Also after a while the burner (warmer) will turn itself off so if you forget to cut it off before you leave it will turn it off for you.RandomShopper
Best Machine I've ever owned!
I'm in love with this coffee machine. I've been using it daily for two months now. It's replaced the separate machines I previously had and takes up less space on my countertop. It's not as heavy as I thought it would be, which makes moving it around during cleaning a lot easier. Having the ability to either brew a quick single cup for myself or make a pot for when company is over is incredibly useful. The water heats up quite quickly and I have a piping-hot k-cup of coffee in less than two minutes. My trick is to add my creamer first, eliminating the necessity to dirty a spoon.
The machine itself is very sturdy and easy to take apart to clean. I have hard water, so I generally do a monthly cleaning cycle with vinegar to keep everything running smoothly. The water reservoir has a generous amount of space, eliminating the need to refill it all the time, which is something of an irritant with my smaller keurig machine. The machine is very intuitive and simple to use.
Included are detailed instructions for use, as well as two boxes of k-cups and a bag of coffee. All of them were excellent. Very nice clean, not-burnt coffee taste in every cup so far.
If you're looking for a versatile coffee maker, this is definitely one I would highly recommend.Samantha