Once again, the time has come to review two Keurig machines. This time its the battle of the Keurig K200 vs. Keurig K425 to see which machine comes out on top. Keurig has been making high-quality coffee machines since it launched its first brewers in 1998. Whatever your coffee machine you’re looking for there’s generally a Keurig machine that will fit your needs.
Which Machine Is Better?
Our Winner: Keurig K200
There are a few factors which are essential to consider when you’re looking at purchasing a new machine, the importance of those factors will be different for every person. Perhaps the price is the most important factor for you if this is the case then be sure to work out how much you want to spend on a new machine.
Ease of use may be your most important factor, how quick and efficient a machine is to use can affect the whole experience of being able to enjoy good coffee.
You may also want to consider how many coffee drinkers you have in your family or at your workplace. Some coffee machines are more suited for the individual, whereas some are more suited for larger groups of coffee drinkers. With these factors in mind, let’s take a look at the two machines.
The Keurig K200 is the perfect machine if ease of use is one of the most important factors you look for in a Coffee machine. The K200 comes with a 40 Oz Water Tank as standard, which will give you a few cups of coffee before you need to think about refilling the tank. The tank features a minimum water level line and a maximum water level line, so you’ll know exactly how much water to put into the tank.
Once you’ve filled the tank, you can switch the machine on and let it pre-heat, which will take around 3 minutes. One the machine has pre-heated you’ll be able to run through a cleaning cycle to make sure the machine is ready to use.
The K200 will allow you to brew 9 different brew sizes including Carafe’s as well, but the main brew sizes are 4, 6, 8, and 10-ounce cups. The machine will generally brew your cup of coffee in under one minute.
It is a very compact machine that will fit well on top of any kitchen work surface, with it being one of the smaller Keurig machines on the market you should have no problem finding space for the machine.
The K200 Keurig has a 2-inch touch screen, which along with allowing you to select what brew size, allows you too also choose the strength of your brew, and it’s always nice having greater control over how strong you want your coffee to be.
Unfortunately, Keurig hasn’t included an auto on/off feature on the Keurig K200 Plus. It would have been great if they had, as this feature would improve the energy efficiency of the machine, and this is the one weakness of the Keurig K 200.
Pros and Cons Of The K200
The Keurig K425 is a larger machine than the Keurig 2.0 200. It comes with a 70 Oz Water Tank as standard. The K425 will allow you to choose from brew sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz, so there’s a nice broad range of brew sizes you can choose from. The K425 will also allow you to brew mug sizes ranging from 12-16 Oz and Carafe Sizes of 22 – 30 oz.
Keurig has included the K Carafe with the machine, as well as a variety of K Pods, but a reusable coffee filter is not included with this machine. The machine will allow you to brew Coffee, Tea and a variety of other beverages.
- 70 oz. Water Reservoir
- Strength and Temperature Control
- 2.4" Color Touch Display
- 11 Different Brew Sizes
- Works only with Keurig Brand Packs
The Water Tank has a maximum and minimum fill line, so you’ll know exactly how much water to fill it with to ensure it has enough to work properly. The Water Tank is removable so it’s easy to clean.
The K425 does not come with a water filter, but one can be applied to the tank if you decide to buy one. If there is not enough water in the tank, a light will flash from the tank letting you know this is the case. A warning message will also appear on the display screen when there is not enough water in the tank.
It also comes with a removable drip tray, that will ensure any spills are captured, and as it’s removable, it’s easy to clean and take care of. The Pod holder is also removable so you can clean it regularly to ensure your machine remains hygienic.
When you turn the machine on, it will begin pre-heating, this is a relatively quick process. Once the machine has pre-heated, you will be able to access the customizable settings on the display screen. Here you will be able to select how strong you want your brew; you can select the temperature and select the size of the brew you want to make.
Also, through the display screen, you can set the time, either with a digital or analog display. One of the best features of the K425 is that it has an ‘auto on/off’ feature, this allows you to have control over when the machine turns on and when you want your machine to turn off. This will aid the energy efficiency of the machine and help you to do more at conserving energy.
Pros and Cons of the K425
The Keurig K200 Vs. The K425 – Key Features
Now we’ve had a look at both machines, its time to look at the similarities and differences to help you decide which machine suits you best. First, let’s take a look at the similarities.
Ease Of Use
Both machines are straightforward to use. When you turn the Keurig K200 2.0 or the Keurig K425 Plus on both machines will begin to preheat. Once both machines have preheated, you will be able to follow the instructions on screen, to select the exact brew you want to make.
Both machines will brew your coffee or tea in under one minute, and you’ll then have a nice beverage to enjoy.
Both machines allow selection from a variety of different brew sizes. The K425 Keurig provides slightly more brew sizes ranging from 4-12 Oz brew sizes while the Keurig 200 will enable you to select from 4-10 Oz brew sizes. Both machines will allow you also to brew Carafes as well.
What Are The Differences?
One advantage of the K425 over the K200 is that it contains an auto on/off feature. This allows you to have greater control over when you want your machine to turn on or off. It’s also an essential feature as it improves the energy efficiency of the machine.
The K200 has a tank of 40 Oz whereas the K425 has a tank of 70 Oz. This relates to who each machine is more suited for. The K200 may well be suited for an individual or a couple who are looking for an easy machine to use but has a smaller capacity.
The Keurig 425 would be more suited if you have a group of coffee drinkers in your home or if you’re looking for a new coffee machine or your workplace.
The Final Word
Our Winner: Keurig K200
Which Keurig machine is best then? Both machines are suitable for different reasons; the Keurig K200 slightly edges out the Keurig 425. It’s a compact, easy to use machine despite it being suited for 1-2 people the K200 could still be used for a group of people.
It’s more compact, meaning it will fit well in any kitchen or office space. This also makes it easy to store or move if you want to change the location of the machine. Although the K200 doesn’t have an auto ‘on/off’ feature it is very small and compact, due to this the machine doesn’t take a lot of energy to run, and you can always switch the machine off after you’ve finished using it.
Both machines are high-quality though and whichever you choose to go for you will be getting an easy to use machine that will give you great-tasting coffee in under one minute. Hopefully, this guide has given you clear insight into what machine would work best for you.
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