Keurig 2.0 K500 Review and News - Pictures and Video
CNET has a feature on Keurig 2.0 and the K500 model brewer. The full photo slideshow is at: The K500 is Keurig 2.0's flagship brewer and you can see their video review here. The K500 AKA the Keurig 2.0 550 model left them feeling bitter. What made them feel bitter? For them the only reason to buy the Keurig 2.0 550 brewer is to get the ability to brew a carafe of coffee, and since the DRM prevents you from using unlicensed K-Cups the value is just not their for this new brewer.
For us the ability to brew with the carafe is interesting, and being able to use the recyclable VUE format along with K-Cups is a plus. We'll have to see whether it leaves a bitter taste for us. We're hoping the claims of it also being a better K-Cup brewer hold true, and that brewing K-Cups in Keurig 2.0 makes better coffee, tea, and other drinks.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at August 25, 2014 5:50 AM
This is my second replacement Keurig 2.0, the first one worked only for 1 1/2 weeks. WHAT A JOKE. The replacement arrived 2 days ago. I was determined to make certain to baby the new machine and save the box this time to ship the junk back when it quits.
Immediately when unpacking the box I was laughing. The first communication out of the box states in BOLD 72pt type DO NOT RETURN TO THE STORE. Then it goes on in bold type to tell you... Problems? Brewer maintenance or functionality? Call Keurig! We're always here to help. YEAH RIGHT. If you know your product sinks fix it. Recall the *** dysfunctional piece of ***. Don't try to fix your engineering mistake by using marketing propaganda, we know you do not want the stores to see all the returns, they might find out how bad your company is really is.
OK so I got over my laughter and continued to assemble the new machine with fingers crossed. Upon plugging the machine in and putting in water, there it was again… that HORRID SOUND...churning, cranking ... the sound of an old machine, not a modern quiet machine but an old crank up machine. Whoever designed this product must have been deaf and know nothing about today's world, I do not see Apple designing ipads that sound like old typewriters. But Keurig designs a coffee machine that sounds like an old crank steam machine.
After 3 cups of coffee it started... the BAD sound of an old man with a prostate problems. Push it out old man Keurig. Hmmm, less than a quarter cup.
I would call customer service but they are a joke, unfriendly probably due to all the calls from irate customers who purchased this trash bin of a gem they deal with all day and night. My best bet is to do some research and find a company that is up-to-date with their product design and functionality. I want a product that has a smaller footprint. I want a product that I do not have to listen to warming up. I want a product that I can rely on. Definitely NOT a Keurig.
I read the CNET review and they make a great point about the DRM. It's really quite lame on Green Mountains part. They enjoyed their 17 years of patent protection. Hacking your machine to prevent the use of unlicensed lawfully produced product isn't innovation, it's sour grapes. Bad move on their part, this machine is going to end up like the VUE. If someone discovers a meaningful reason to upgrade, please post. IMO being about to use VUE cups isn't one of them. The market has already spoken about the VUE... it's a flop.
One of the reasons (or selling points) for me to buy into the SS model 10 years ago was each cup fresh (as opposed to a pot that goes stale(er) by the minute.
I still wouldn't brew a carafe, and I draw the line at my 23 oz French press (I drink the whole thing reasonably quickly), so I still want to know the selling point for this machine.