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If you are an avid coffee drinker, you might notice that single-serve coffee makers often look very similar in regard to features and functions, but there are always certain differences that set different models of a brand apart.
Keurig is a well-known brand, is also popular for manufacturing the same brewers with almost similar features, which may leave you confused. Just like so many different models, Keurig, K200, and K250 also offer a variety of exceptional features to its users to help them brew great-tasting caffeinated beverages.
I found both these models quite similar to the extent that, in fact, I started wondering why the K250 model was even launched where there is already K200 offering a handful of valuable features? But once I started exploring the appliance, there were definitely identifiable differences between both these models, which give them their ‘individuality.’
So I decided to pen everything down to show you the actual similarities and differences between both models, just in case you are deciding between these similar-looking models.
Keurig K200 vs. K250 – The Final Comparison
K200 and K250 exude impactful modern exteriors, which are smartly designed to accommodate every feature and carry out the proper functioning of the appliance. Both the models are available in a range of classic colors as well as indicator lights.
While the K200 offers hues of Sandy Pearl, Imperial Red, Black, Orange Zest, Strawberry, Violet, Turquoise, and White.
The K250 has a noticeably slender exterior and comes in Black, White, Oasis, Imperial Red, Peacock Blue, Plum Grey, Sandy Pearl, and Turquoise colors thus, you can pick your model according to your color preferences from solid to light tones. One thing that these appliances promise is adding elegance and beauty to your kitchen interiors, so it stands out.
Keurig K200 and K250 give an ample amount of countertop space for you to comfortably adjust other appliances as well.
Standing at 13.7 inches and having a width of 9 inches with a 15 inches depth, they are easy to fit kitchen cabinets and rather compacts spaces in offices and small rooms, so your workstation never looks cluttered.
Since both the models are comprised of a durable plastic body, this promises the longevity of the appliances. Weighing only 7.5 pounds, these appliances are easy to move around the kitchen counter and are portable. You can easily place them in kitchen cabinets and take them out only when you need to brew a cup of coffee.
Water Reservoir and Drip Tray
I initially thought that these small appliances wouldn’t be able to brew enough coffee for me, but I was, in fact surprised at the 40 ounces water tank capacity. This means more coffee from a rather compact machine, so no need to recurrently refill.
Furthermore, the water reservoir doesn’t look bulky at all, in fact, it is strategically placed at the side of the machine, so it saves space and doesn’t look extra.
Since the drip tray is removable, you can easily take it out and accommodate tall mugs to travel cups. Moreover, the drip tray saves counter mess as it collects coffee drip, water, and any gunk. You can instantly detach it and wash it, so it’s a pretty hassle-free process.
Great news for you if you are stingy about brew sizes! Both Keurig K200 and K250 are compatible with several pod sizes, and also you get to brew in a multitude of ounce measurements. With the K-Cup and K-VUE pods, the ranges of 4 to 10 ounces can be brewed, the K-Mug pods allow you to brew 12 to 16-ounce ranges, and the K-Carafe offers 30, 26, or 30-ounce ranges to brew from.
You get a piping hot 6 ounces standard strength cup of coffee in under a minute, so you never have to wait much to suffice your craving every morning.
The two-inch touch display screen in black and white is incredibly easy to operate, through which you can control the settings to brew your cup of coffee. You can easily select high altitude settings, choose the varying volume of coffee, the strength of your coffee from bold, regular, or light which means more control over the flavor intensity. You get to select from a wide range of beverages, to be exact, you get to choose over 500 options from tea or hot cocoa, etc.
The status area in on the screen indicates when your brew is ready or when it is still brewing. It even informs you when the appliance needs maintenance.
There are prominent push buttons through which you set the appliance to default settings and even start the brewing process, so there are no chances of messing up your coffee. Both the models by Keurig have the same brewing buttons and control panel settings.
Both K200 and K250 belong to the line of Keurig 2.0 brewing system, which means the appliances have more advanced features than you can imagine. Thanks to the trademark technology, the pods inserted are recognized by the brewer, and the default settings are set to optimal settings for that specified beverage type.
So, no more juggling with your brew settings anymore at 6 in the morning, just insert your pod, and you are good to go!
Descaling solution is only provided by K250 and not by K200, so you might want to make a note about that. However, both the appliances are reasonably easy to clean thanks to the removable drip tray and water reservoir, which are detachable and portable.
The Major Differences
K250 includes some useful accessories which are missing in the previous model; Keurig K200. K250 comes with two charcoal water filters that enhance the quality and flavor of your caffeinated beverage. This model is also equipped with 4 K-cup trial pods, so you get to try different types of beverages.
The bottle of descaling solution that comes in the K250 box is very helpful to save your time and simplifies your morning routines. This improves the durability of the appliance, and maintaining it eventually increases its life.
Keurig K200 vs. K250: Which one is Right for you?
If you are looking forward to rich and smooth coffee every morning, then Keurig is one of the best brands you can trust. Neither of the models will disappoint you, both single-serve brewers are equipped with helpful features to make brewing an easy and enjoyable process for you. They are almost obvious, aren’t they?
So here is my take to help you pick the right one.
Pick Keurig K200: if you don’t need the water filter starter kit, don’t mind descaling and refilling the 40oz water reservoir more frequently.
Pick Keurig K250: if you want the extras with equal value for money as K200 but want that charcoal essence to your caffeinated beverages and a water filter kit.
Additionally, if you are picky about the coffee maker’s color availability, you might want to be careful while choosing that hue that matches accurately your kitchen interiors.
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