Keurig K525 vs K525c vs K525 plus vs K575
Differences and Comparison between Keurig K525 vs. K525c vs. K525 plus vs. K575
In this article, we will speak about one of well known American coffee machines that are made by American company Keurig and it is produced and assembled in factories in United States of America.
The idea of these machines is to offer hot beverages including coffee and tea besides any other hot beverages by providing quality product that is characterized by freshness in taste away from bitterness and heavy taste by using one time serve capsule, these capsules is called K-cup pods which is made of plastic with aluminum cover and equipped with a filter in order to keep sediments of the coffee beans inside the capsule, there are different type of capsules depending on the ingredient inside it and the drink that you want to have.
The machines is made in order to penetrate these capsules by a needle equipped in two sides of the machine, on the top and the lower part of the pod holder which allow the hot water to pass through the holes to ferment or brew the ingredient while passing through the filter and giving you the hot beverage in your cup.
There is more than couple of few hundreds of varieties with more than seventy brands that you can choose from.
Keurig machines are divided into two main types or purposes of use in general; the first one for home use and the second one for mercantile markets.
In this article we will differentiate between four types of the same product line of coffee machines.
This machine is basic machine for this line, provided with the new technology of Keurig.
Easy to use, one button press operation, it has plenty of features; digital screen, night light & timer, customizing control for the heating temperature and brewing strength and serves different cup sizes as the tray of the drip can be removed.
It is using only their own capsule brands, this machine is sold with no packages, just the machine for brewing the drinks which allow you later the free choice to buy any additional component that you really need for maintaining the machine or to upgrade it with.
However you may add the reusable coffee filter with a supplement in order to enjoy your own grounded coffee.
This machine serves three different capsules sizes and each capsule got its own serving portions or cup sizes that they do serve.
This machine got the same basic functions of basic K525 but the differences here as follow:
- It includes my K-cup reusable coffee filter in its components which allow you to use and brew your own coffee beans which other machines of this series don’t offer it in their packages, it is easy to clean it as it can be dismantled.
- Alarm for when the maintenance is needed.
- It has energy saving mode, which is important for the environment.
- The company giving in this package; 12 capsules for tasting in addition capsules’ needle maintenance kit.
Mainly it is the same like basic K 525, what it has differently is the feature that enables you to have hot water upon request which allow you to use it for making different kinds of hot beverages or to use the hot water in any other purposes, also it has the display screen which is much wider so it’s made much more visible.
This machine is the most recent updated machine that comes from this series.
The package includes; 6 capsules and water filter kit plus two additional filters.
Moreover it has several of different nightlight colors which you can pick from the color that suits you best.
The capsules in this type of machines and series are called differently, they called K pods, there are 4 types based on the portions or cup sizes that each do serve, the types are: K-cup, K-mug, K- carafe and Vue in addition to the ones that come in bags.
Capsules prices are different from one type to another according to the size, number of cups served and final portion quantity that it gives, in general from the cheaper to the expensive one are as follow: K-Cup, Vue, K-Mug and then comes K-carafe.
K-carafe is giving around four cups as an average which is compatible to use this pod only with Keurig carafe which is holding around 0.9 Litre in total and it can keep the drinks hot for around half an hour.
Keurig thermal carafe is sold separately and not included in any of the above machine types.
Vue pods are exclusive on a different type of machines called Vue V700, however some of this type of capsules could be compatible with the above mentioned machines, and it is easy to figure it out as it is written over the capsule if it is compatible or not with this new technology.
All the above machines are using Keurig 2 technology now which is made to read the capsules and giving you the proper choices and serving sizes of each capsule automatically once you insert the capsule into the machine, but in the other side it received a lot of customers complaints as it won’t let you use any other capsules brands as it used before in the previous older machines versions, specially for these capsules that didn’t require a barcode and which could be fitting in the machine.
After this technology been released, it is not recommended to use different capsules brands on the machines as they will not going to work, you need to check the capsules first before buying as it must mention on its cover if it is compatible or not with this new technology. However you can overcome this issue by filling the grounded beans inside k-cup reusable coffee filter.
Keurig K525 vs. K525c vs. K525 plus vs. K575
|Keurig K525||K525c||K525 plus||K575|
|Price||Medium price range||Medium price range||Lowest price range||Highest price range|
|Serving cups sizes||12||12||12||12|
|Water storage tank capacity||2.4 L||2.4 L||2.4 L||2.4 L|
|Dimensions||Smallest in size||Medium in size||Medium in size||Medium in size|
|Operation time for heating||1 minute||1 minute||1 minute||1 minute|
|Type of operation||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic|
|Level of complication to use||Easy to use||Easy to use||Easy to use||Easy to use|
|Filter for water||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Water filter kit||No||No||No||yes|
|My k-cup reusable filter included in the price||No||Yes||No||No|
|Can use different grounded coffee brands||No||Yes||No||No|
|Available colors||Gray and platinium||Black and silver||Gray and silver||Platinium|
|Electricity power||1470 watt||1470 watt||1470 watt||1470 watt|
|Warranty period||1 year||1 year||1 year||1 year|
|Customer review rating||4.4 out of 5||3.6 out of 5||3.6 out of 5||4 out of 5|
Keurig coffee machines stores are only available in United States of America besides some of its coffee machines types in Canada & Mexico; however there is a licensed distributor in United Kingdom.
In case you need to have these machines in any other country, simply you can order it online with shipping fees.
In general and as we can see from the above comparison, there is not much of differences between one machine to another except in the package that each machine has. K525c has K-cup reusable coffee filter which is giving you more varieties in choosing your favorite drink and not being sticked to the brand.
But in the same time, you may have this feature by a reasonable supplement.
Keurig is giving the same technicality in the above machine types, the only difference is the package that comes with the machine and still you can buy the missing component by a reasonable price.
As we can see that K525c is giving more options, thanks to its K-cup reusable filter which is bisphenol A free which is very important to the human health.
But in the meanwhile K575 is a good machine as well as it is the most recent machine in this series that been created and offered to the public and has a good package of having the water filter kit plus two additional filters, which still you can buy it separately with the other machine types with a reasonable supplement as well.
And according to the available clients reviews both machines; K575 and K525c comes on the top place right after the K525 which is totally a basic standard machine with no packages or additional components.
The final decision will be up to the customers and mainly will be based on the following two reasons:
- Your favorite package choice that you need it most; my K-cup reusable filter or water filter kit and might depends on the machine color as well.
- The price, sometimes you may find k575 package is cheaper than K525c and vice versa. In this case the customer has to see which package is good for him specially when adding the missing component supplement that is available in the other machine package which is really essential.