The first sip of a good cup of coffee in the morning is simply unforgettable. The second and the third equally so. Ok, let’s be honest – the whole cup of aromatic goodness is just the best way to wake up. Hence, for coffee lovers, being able to create the best cuppa makes all the difference.
The Keurig K Select is an essential in the home of every person who considers that smooth dash of caffeine a part of their daily routine. Sleek, stylish and efficient – the K Select ensures that deli quality coffee can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own kitchen. As a single-serving, user-friendly coffee brewer, this appliance is perfect for both home and the office.
All About The Keurig K Select
This single-serving coffee brewer is made to be compatible with the entire exceptional selection of K Cup Packs. A K-Cup, for those of you who don’t know, is the trademarked term for the capsules used in the Keurig brewing machines. These can be easily identified by their foil-lined, ringed design with a plastic or a non-plastic cup.
If you’re shopping, a K-Cup Pack and K-Cups are the same thing. They are sold pretty much everywhere, so keeping stocked isn’t an issue. They come in a variety of tasty flavors, blends, and varietals. You can get K-Cups of tea, coffee, and hot chocolate! In addition to being ridiculously convenient, the capsules ensure consistency in your hot beverage of choice.
K-Cups also give you ample room to explore new tastes. Paired with the Keurig K Select, you can dabble in different flavors without having a coffee expert with multiple beans and blend ideas on hand. You can have multiple different cups with different hot beverages – one of the benefits of a selection of K-Cups and a single-serving coffee maker.
The Keurig K Select is also compatible with the My K-Cup reusable filter, and can brew multiple cup sizes in under a minute. This means you can get a delicious, large cup of fine java and skip the morning rush. All you need to do is pop in the pod, select the cup size you desire, push a button, and wait for a minute.
How To Use It
Test and Brew
The Keurig K Select is simple and elegant. Incredibly user-friendly, and perfect for people on the go, this coffee maker is easy to master, and even easier to love. Firstly, set this beauty down on a flat surface. Luckily, as stylish as it is, it will look good anywhere in the kitchen.
Place a mug, minimum 12oz., on the drip tray plate. Take the lid of the water reservoir off, and you should be able to easily remove it. You can now install a water filter, Keurig compatible, if you have one. Fill the water compartment and place it back, feeling to make sure it locks into the maker.
When you push the power button, it should light up, as should the Auto-Off icon. The water should start heating, you should only have to wait for about three minutes. To test the machine, lift the handle, but do not use of your K-Cups just yet. All of the four brew buttons, as well as the strong brew button, should light up. Tap the button for the small cup to run the water through the machine – toss this in a pot plant, or the sink, and you’re ready for your first brew!
Just follow the same steps as above to create your first cuppa, using a pod this time around! If you’ve opted for a travel mug, remove the drip tray plate so that it will fit. Ensure that the lid is closed. If you’re looking for some seriously bold coffee, select the Strong option. Otherwise, tweak it to your tastes. A cup should take about a minute to brew, just enough time to scan the news headlines. If you want more water in the cup, lift the handle and lower it completely.
- Easy to use
- Removable drip tray for larger mugs
Use a soft, damp, soapy cloth to spruce up the exterior of the Keurig K Select. For the drip tray, make sure that you don’t spill more than 8oz. – empty it out regularly, and rinse it afterward. To do this, just pull it towards you horizontally, keeping it level, and rinse it in the sink.
The water reservoir also only needs to be rinsed – make sure you don’t leave soap in the compartment, or you might have some extra foam in your coffee! The K-Cup holder is easy to pop out of its position if you lift up the handle. The entrance and exit needles can be cleaned out with a straightened-out paperclip.
- Fast and easy
- Drip tray and water reservoir are dishwasher top rack friendly
Every 3 to 6 months, you should clean up the calcium deposits can gather in the machine. They’re not toxic, but can lessen the quality of the hot beverage you choose to drink. Make sure there aren’t any K-Cups in the holder before you start, empty the water reservoir, and remove the water filter if you have one. Make sure you have your Keurig K Select Descaling solution handy.
Power off your machine, pour the solution into the water reservoir and pour another bottle’s worth of water into the same compartment. Turn on the brewer, place your mug on the drip tray and select the largest cup size, without adding a K-Cup. Do this until the water runs out, and let the brewer stand for half an hour. Fill the reservoir with only water, and repeat the process for about 12 large cups.
- Better quality beverages
- Machine lasts longer
Main Features Of The K Select
Single-Serve Hot Beverages
Single-serve java machines, for home and small office use, are really just the cream of the crop. In under 60 seconds, you can have a steaming cuppa joe in hand and be on your way. For on the go folk, this is a lot more efficient than having a larger coffee machine. These usually have two cup minimums, and tend to have large surface footprints as their water reservoirs are large.
The brew time increases for larger machines – which is fine if you’re making for a group of people. Having a single-serving machine means that you won’t have waste in the form of leftover coffee. A great part of the Keurig K Select is the different sizes that you can choose to have your beverage!
You can choose from 6, 8, 10, and 12 ounce sizes. Remember that you can also remove the drip tray if you need to, and you can always run the machine once more if you need to fill up an extra-large mug. The reservoir capacity is 52oz., which means you only need to refill every fifth cup. An add water light will also let you know when it’s time for a refill!
Compatible With All K-Cups
The brand itself has a fantastic selection of exclusive goodies to make your Keurig K Select experience even more personalized. Above all, however, their range of K-Cups is extensive, to say the least. This means that you can experiment with different varieties, flavors, and brands – Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks included.
Even better – if you find something you love, you can have it over and over again. You can also choose the brew strength on the machine. This is a great way to personalize the capsules – we’ve all had mornings where we need a ‘strong’ button.
With simple, backlit buttons and a descale reminder – this machine is spectacularly easy to operate. The auto-off function helps you save power by turning the machine off after two hours of inactivity. But it is possible to turn that off if you want to.
All the components of the machine are simple to take out and rinse, which is great for those of you who want to use the machine consistently. This machine is also designed to brew quietly – you won’t have to wake anyone up if you need your java.
Smaller than coffee machines made for the family get-togethers, the Keurig K Select still has a larger surface print than the previous model – so make sure you have 9.2″ x 11.6″ x 12.5″ free space!
It also has a fingerprint-resistant finish, which adds style points. Its sleek exterior will look good in any kitchen, and there are a variety of colors to choose from. These include matte black, matte white, navy, oasis, sandstone, and vintage red. Rest assured, they all look equally lovely on the K-Select.
What We Like
- You can brew a quality cup in under a minute
- Removable drip tray
- Simple to use and understand
- Compatible with all K-Cups
- Easy to clean
- Large surface footprint in comparison to previous models
- Not efficient for gatherings
For some of us, caffeine is the blood – it’s as part of the daily routine as putting on a shirt. For others, the occasional pick-me-up can be a lifesaver. Either way, all people could use the Keurig K Select. It’s great value for money, offers a wonderful range of add-ons and comes in a variety of colors that will make it at home in any kitchen.
It gives you the freedom to taste all of the K-Cup varieties and flavors, is easy to use and clean, and avoids wasting coffee in all of its single-serving glory. The K-Select does it all for you with the push of a button. All you need to do is give its components the occasional wash, and watch if the descale and water refill buttons light up.