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Keurig is a well know brand – they are famous for creating some high-quality coffee makers.
Though they do offer a host of different models I today want to focus on the Keurig K50 and the Keurig K55 to see that difference between the 2 options and what is the best suited one for you. As you may have guessed the K55 is the newer model to the K50 though does that means it’s the better option? Read more below to find out.
Keurig K50 vs K55 – Similarities
In terms of the direct comparison between the 2 models they have a lot of similarities as you might have imagined:
- Both have a water reservoir of 48 ounces which can be removed
- Both have brewing options of 6oz,8oz &10oz
- Both take under 1 minute to finish 1 cup of coffee
- Both are about the same height
- Both have a drip tray which is removable for easy cleaning and both have button control
- Both can be descaling option for cleaning
Keurig K50 vs K55 – Differences
One of the things you may have immediately noticed between the 2 is the design – the K55 is much more modern looking than the somewhat dated looking K50.
Another difference between them that you can’t see in the pictures is the weight, the K55 is about 50% heavier than the K50 which weighs in at 12 pounds. Not only is it heavier but it feels more durable and tough and the overall build quality is a definite step up when compared to the K50.
One of the most important features of any coffee machine is how the coffee actually tastes. I can say that both of these machines make excellent and vibrant coffee. If you have been more of an instant coffee apprentice in the past this will open your eyes and you won’t ever want to go back to your olds ways. Not only does it taste amazing but it makes coffee in under 1 minute!
Usage & Convenience
Both of the machines have a button control, both of which are very easy to operate and use. The buttons on the K55 feel more premium and just higher quality overall though that’s only a minor difference.
It seems to me as Keurig are slowly discontinuing the K50 as it is becoming harder and harder to get one for a reasonable price. With the K55 usually being available at a lower price point than the K50 it would appear to be the best value for money option of the 2. Though if you can snag a deal for the K50 it still is a great buy.
Keurig K50 vs K55 – Conclusion
Truth be told both of the machines are extremely similar in functionality – both produce amazing tasting coffee in little time, both can be easily cleaned and descaled and both can be easily operated.
Also, the K55 is much easier to come by and this usually makes it the cheaper option. So, for me the K55 is the better option because of those couple of main differences. Though if you can pick up the K50 for a lower price it is still a great choice.