K40 or K45 – Which is Best for You?
Here, we will very briefly compare two very similar coffee makers — through providing a brief overview of each (so you gain a clear idea as to what each appliance has to offer you) and then a concluding section which highlights & pin-points their differences, so you can decide — with an appreciation of value for money (i.e their price tags) — which is best for you.
Keurig K40 Elite
The K40 Elite brewer is a basic, standardized & incredibly easy-to-sue ‘single cup home brewing system’ intended for mainly just domestic use for yourself and to cater for family and friends for when they come around — and possesses the ability to brew in just one minute.
Specifications & Features
You have a choice of three different sized cups either 6 oz, 8 oz or 10 oz and have a relatively large ‘removable’ water reservoir of 48 oz (hence just under 5 large cups of coffee). Moreover, it comes with an array of specific programmable options and is installed with acoustic engineering i.e ‘quiet brew technology’ as well as energy saving (2 hours with no interaction) aspects.
Other aspects include: the attachable drip tray for filling travel mugs, the coffee grinder integrated, the LED progress lights (which basically lets you know what stage of the brewing process the K40 is at etc.) and the ultra-accurate needle for efficient extraction of flavor from the K cups.
Dimensions: 13 by 9.8 by 13.3 inches | Weight: 12 lbs | Rating: 76% (sourced: amazon.com)
Keurig K45 Elite
As said, the K40 and K45 Elite are very similar brewing machines — so you won’t be too surprised to hear that the K45 is essentially designed with identical aspects & parameters i.e it is also a single cup brewing system, capable of producing ‘perfect’ cups of coffee, tea & hot cocoa.
Specifications & Features
The K45 also offers you a choice between three cup sizes — the same 6 oz, 8 oz and 10 oz and is capable of brewing within just 60 seconds (which is rather impressive in comparison to other coffee makers). It comes with practically identical specifications e.g. the 48 oz reservoir & is also assisted with the ‘removable drip tray’.
Furthermore it is integrated with quiet brew technology and the energy savings mode, with assorted lights to indicate ‘when more water needs’ adding for instance. It does offer a water handle filter too (if water is hard in your area) and charcoal filter. Also note that you get a bonus of 12 K cups to try out — all different flavors (incl. Italian Roast coffee, Breakfast Blend Coffee, French Vanilla coffee).
Dimensions: 13 by 9.8 by 13.3 inches | Weight: 12 lbs | Rating: 90% (sourced: amazon.com)
The Difference Between the K40 and K45
In fact the only real difference to be had between the two is that the K45 comes with extra filtration systems – i. the charcoal filter and ii. water filter handle (useful for areas with a hard water supply) and an array of 12 K cup flavors.
Which Coffee Machine Should You Buy a K40 or K45?
As they are similarly priced at just under $130, I would advise you to go with the K45 Elite brewing system — simply because it is the better rated model, you get the 12 k cups to try out (free) and comes with the filters in place if you need them.
Remember, that you get a 30 days money back guarantee with either purchase — so if you find that the model you chose is not to your liking, you will be fully refunded with no hassle.
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