Bold, mild or decaf, Keurig offers an array of coffee makers to cater to your needs to help you enjoy a variety of caffeinated beverages in the comfort of your kitchen. However, with so many similar-looking models by Keurig, differentiating each machine on the basis of features, brew sizes, and settings can be confusing and is seriously one heck of a job.
I’ve been through this mid-life crisis of practically subsiding every other task and just jotted down the differences between the two models of Keurig i.e; K425 and K475. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that these two appliances have so many similar features, but there is definitely a stark contrast as well.
Read on further to perceive the differences…
Keurig K425 vs K475 – The Final Comparison
The two premium and customizable single-serve coffee makers by Keurig look very much alike however, if you closely observe the features, you can easily make out the difference. Both the models are smartly designed to give them a classy look, yet modern style finishing touches also included to complement your kitchen interiors.
Both Keurig K425 and K475 are available in multiple colors, so you can pick your favorite hue of Keurig Coffee maker. Keurig K425 comes in 3 colors, namely; a standard black, silver, red, and sandy pearl shade. On the contrary, the K475 is available in black, red, and classic white tones.
The exteriors of both models are smartly designed, which can be an excellent addition to your kitchen appliances range.
These two models of Keurig measure the same dimension; 13.2” High x 10.5” Wide x 13.3” Deep. Both the models are pretty compact despite the fact that they are loaded with all the essential features to make a perfect cup of coffee.
They occupy less space on kitchen counters and can fit small kitchen cabinets easily.
Standing at only 10 lbs, Keurig 2.0 K425 is lighter than its look-alike K4275 which weighs 13lbs. This makes the newer model comparatively heavier thus, it might be difficult to move from one place to another, you will need to watch your space to locate the machine at a suitable place in your kitchen to sustain the weight.
Both the models offer 11 different K-cup pod brew sizes; 4oz, 6oz, 8oz, 10oz, 12oz, 14oz, 16oz, 22oz, 26oz, 30oz. K425 and K475 machines have the capacity to brew a Carafe (22, 26, or 30 ounces) using K Carafe pods so that you can conveniently have enough amount of coffee when you need it. However, you can only use a Keurig Carafe to adjust with Keurig appliances, you can’t use any other brand with these Keurig models.
The average brew time recorded from these models is about 1 minute, so you won’t have to wait much for your to enjoy your favorite cup of joe.
What’s more, is that these two models by Keurig are compatible with K-Cup, K-Mug, K-Vue, and K-Carafe pods, and reusable My K-Cup pod brew sizes, enabling you to customize your settings to your favorite cup.
K425 and 475 both contain a large water reservoir that can hold 70 ounces of water, which means 8 full cups of delicious coffee on your way!
The water tank is removable, and it is easy to refill it too, thanks to its compact size, which is easily portable.
Both K425 and K475 are equipped with the 2.4-inch wide, colored touch screen thus operating the appliances is a breeze. The control panel has the same menus and high altitude settings in both the models, offering you a range of settings you can pick from to brew a delicious cup of your favorite caffeinated beverage.
For instance, the control panel is equipped with a digital clock making it easier for you to timely brew a great-tasting cup of coffee in under a minute. Moreover, you can program your brewer to turn on or off automatically at your set times.
For me, this is really helpful as it brews my coffee right at the time when I want it. Once it is done brewing, the coffee maker shuts off automatically.
Temperature and Strength Control
You can select one of the 5 temperature settings from the control panel and enjoy your cup of coffee at an optimal temperature you like. The strength control in both models lets you control how strong or light you want your coffee flavors to be every morning.
Both K425 and K475 feature an auto shut-off setting which shuts down the appliance 2 hours after the last brew cycle. This helps to conserve energy and saves the appliance from unwanted damage. Furthermore, once the appliance reads the set time in the program, it automatically turns on, heats up, and brews a cup of your chosen caffeinated beverage so by the time you wake up, you can enjoy your piping hot cup of coffee.
No difference in taste whatsoever, in fact, both the machines promise a great tasting cup of coffee. These Keurig models let the users enjoy the perks of brewing tea, hot cocoa, and a variety of beverages so it is not only limited to coffeeholics, but your family would also enjoy the aroma from their cup of joe.
The removable parts are the easiest to wash and descale, these include the drip tray and the water reservoir. Both the machines come with a step-by-step guide in the manual so you can easily figure out how to clean the appliance.
Descaling is highly recommended after every 3 months.
The Major Differences
Both the models K425 and K475 are identical in appearance, settings, and taste, but the accessories differ!
While K425 comes with a reusable My K-cup filter pod, this is a small coffee filter that basically looks like a pod but has a plastic body frame and also a mesh filter screen.
I really found this helpful as I can easily brew a mug using my personal coffee grounds, and it can be reused and rinsed over and over again.
You also get K-cup pods in a variety of flavors; 24 K-cups in all, so you can try these sample flavors, which you might not have brought before.
The accessories you get with Keurig K475 include a K-cup pod in several flavors; 6 to be exact. Here also, you get to try a variety but it’s rather limited as compared to K425.
The other accessory that only Keurig K475 having is the water filter handle which is useful in removing replacing the filters.
There are also two charcoal filters that play an important role in keeping the water pure to allow you to only taste the pure and delicious tasting coffee.
Keurig K425 vs. K475: Which One Is Right For You?
Both the models are obviously the same with minors differences. Isn’t it?
So, here is my take to help you make a better decision.
Pick Keurig K425: If you are fine with not having a reusable filter basket and water filter starter kit.
Pick Keurig K475: if water filter starter kit worths spending extra bucks to enjoy a pure cup of coffee with hassle-free operation.
Personally, I’d pick any one of both models as my entire decision will depend on whether or not to spend extra bucks on the water filter starter kit.
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