Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System Review

If you are a real coffee aficionado, you would agree with me that Keurig K45 is one of the sleekiest, newly made and easy to use coffee brewer compared to other latest models sold out in the market. With this machine, you cannot get late for work, especially when preparing your brew. It brews a perfect cup of hot cocoa, specialty, coffee, tea or iced beverage in less than one minute. Just choose the k-cup pod of your choice, lift the handle and put your pod, close the lid and then press the button.

The machine introduces an automatic turn off system that turns off the machine after 2 hours of inactivity. This function can be activated /deactivated by pressing a button found on the control panel. The performance of Keurig brewers matters a lot. That is why descaling removes scales or calcium deposits, which may build-up inside the machine over time.

Features of the Keurig K45- Elite Brewing System

Like other Keurig coffee brewers, the K45-Elite brewing system can make excellent tasting the coffee at the press of a button. Besides making hot coffee, it can also prepare hot chocolate and cold brews as well thanks to its features. You can check the Keurig K45 review features below to grasp an in-depth on how the machine operates.

Removable water reservoir

The machine holds up to 48-ounces of water hence no need of filling up every time you are about to make a cup of coffee, hot cocoa, tea, specialty or iced beverage. If you brew says 2 cups of coffee every day, you may end up refilling your unit’s reservoir after every few days. As a matter of fact, there are filters which you can use, but you can purchase bottled water as well. Refilling the reservoir is pretty simple. Remove the tank, take –off the lid, fill it with water, and then put your reservoir back in its unit and replace the top.

Coffee pods

The Keurig K45 uses k-cup pods that can be purchased everywhere and there are many flavors and brands to choose from in regard to your preferences. You do not have to buy a particular brand with this unit provided they are k-cups. They should work perfectly without experiencing any difficulties. The most significant reason as to why coffee enthusiasts prefer this unit over other models is because the flavors do not blend from one cup to the other. That is to say; you can prepare different cups of coffee each with its flavor that does not taste like the other.

Programmable auto turn –off feature

This feature allows the machine to turn off 2 hours after preparing the last cup of brew. I usually turn my unit on and off at will, but it is nice to have this option. The feature ensures that energy consumption is minimized.

Easy Cleaning

Cleaning the Keurig K45 is quite simple. Remove the drip tray and wipe it with a damp towel several times a week depending on how often you use the machine. It’s also good to wash the exterior since coffee may splatter on its surface especially when preparing. Other areas you need to clean include the funnel, pod holder, needles, lid, and water reservoir. Always be cautious with the needles because they are very sharp.

Fast heat technology

This feature enables the Keurig K45 brew coffee virtually instantly. Start making your espresso in second’s time from turning the brewer on. A built-in microprocessor ensures that the water is hot all through when the machine is on. This allows for quick brewing with just the press of a button.

Keurig K45 –Elite Brewing Time

This coffee maker needs about four minutes to attain brewing temperatures once it’s switched on. After that, it takes seconds to brew a perfect cup of coffee. This feature has distinguished the Keurig K45-Elite brewing system from the rest coffee makers out in the market


  • Uses k-cup pods which can be purchased almost everywhere
  • Auto turn off feature
  • Does not require frequent refilling due to large water reservoir
  • It is simple and easy to use
  • Three brewing sizes; 6oz, 8oz, and 10oz
  • Water level sensor that ensures high-quality brew.


  • Hot water may not pick all the flavors.
  • The unit is loud
  • Water may spill when refilling the reservoir

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question: How do I insert the k-cup into the Keurig?

Answer: You should remove the entire k-cup holder. Pull it straight and then insert the k-cup holder and then add your coffee.

Question: Can you use the Campbell & Progresso soup in the Keurig 45?

Answer: Yes, because it’s designed to take all k cups. However, be sure to use filtered bottled water

Question: Why won’t the k- cup puncture at the bottom?

Answer: If you’re using ribbed k-cups, the pin might not pierce the bottom. What it does is push the button as the sides of the cup extend.

Final Verdict

If you were to buy a Keurig coffee maker today, which model would you have bought? I would highly recommend the K45 – Elite Brewing model. It measures 12-inches deep, 9-inches wide, and 13.5-inches tall and weighs about 12.4 pounds. Besides, the machine is simple to operate, efficient and makes a perfect cup of coffee.  Since the model was manufactured, it has proven its worth by preparing delicious and creamy hot drinks thanks to its fast heat technology.

The unit comes in 4 distinct colors to meet the choice of different customers; black, blue, coconut white, and the rhubarb. The Keurig Elite is ideal for any coffee lover, either at work or from the comfort of their home.

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