Keurig has over 35 years of experience in producing top-quality coffee machines for the home and office. Keurig’s range from entry-level single-serve machines ranging through to more expensive larger models. Keurig generally prides itself on making machines that deliver great tasting coffee at the tap of a button.
So, we know that you’ve selected a high-quality brand if you choose to go with a Keurig, but which model should you go for?
Which Machine Is Better?
Our Winner: Keurig K475
Both machines have their similarities. However, there are a couple of subtle differences between both machines. These differences are minor though, so the purpose of this review is not to list the features of both products but give a balanced and honest opinion of which machine will provide you with the best value while giving you the highest quality coffee.
Both machines look very similar, and it has been argued that the Keurig K475 is simply the K425 repackaged. Despite the skepticism, there are a couple of differences between the two machines, which I’ll outline in this article.
But first things first, let’s start by looking at some of the similarities between the two machines.
The Keurig K425
The Keurig K425 can be described as the little brother of the K475. Similar in looks and feel the K425 comes with a large 70 Oz Water Tank. It’s easy to choose the exact type of coffee you are after with an XL Color Touch Display. Within the display, you can select the strength of the coffee you would like and also the size of the brew.
The machine is entirely programmable, you can choose which time you want the machine to turn on and also when you want it to turn off. You can also input your own settings into the machine, set a customizable wallpaper and truly make the machine your own.
- 70 oz. Water Reservoir
- Strength and Temperature Control
- 2.4" Color Touch Display
- 11 Different Brew Sizes
- Works only with Keurig Brand Packs
The K425 comes in a variety of colors. So, there is a machine to suit every kitchen. The machine is a compact size and will fit well onto most worktops and not take up too much room.
The K425 is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy great tasting coffee from the comfort of their own home. With a variety of cup sizes and strength options, the K425 will also work well in any office environment, where you and your coworkers may enjoy your coffee in slightly different ways!
Pros & Cons of The Keurig K425
The Keurig K475
The Keurig K475 is the newer model of the K425. Very similar in looks and size. The main difference being the K475 comes with a water filter as standard. The K475 like the K425 is fully programmable; you can input your own settings into the machine, which allows you to enjoy your favorite coffee every time. The K475 also has a 70 Oz Water Tank attached to it.
With the inclusion of a water filter with the machine it makes it very easy to make sure that the water you are using to brew your coffee is purified and any nasty bugs or chemicals have been filtered out. Again like with the K425 you can enjoy a variety of brew sizes and choose the strength of the coffee you like. Brewing a stronger cup will take slightly longer than a regular strength cup, so be prepared to wait somewhat longer if you enjoy your coffee stronger.
- WHAT'S IN THE BOX: 6 K Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 filters to help your beverages taste their best
- LARGE 70 ounce WATER RESERVOIR: Allows you to brew 8+ cups more before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to...
- K CUP POD BREW SIZES: (4, 6, 8, 10, 12 ounce). Brews a Carafe (22, 26, or 30 ounce) using K Carafe pods, to give you more coffee when you need it. (Carafe sold separately)
- STRENGTH CONTROL SETTING: Allows you to brew a bolder cup using any K Cup pod brew size. Plus, five temperature settings allow you to enjoy your favorite beverage at your desired temperature
- LARGE COLOR TOUCH SCREEN: With a digital clock makes it easy to brew a fresh, great tasting cup in under a minute. Plus, program your brewer to turn on or off automatically at set times, so that it is...
On the whole, the K475 is a very similar machine to the K425. The inclusion of the water filter sets it apart, and it’s a useful, flexible machine. Perfect for enjoying at home or in the workplace.
Pros & Cons Of The Keurig K475
The K425 vs. K475 – What Are The Similarities?
On first impressions, the Keurig K425 and the K475 have a very similar aesthetic. Both products have a large 70 oz Water Tanks which allow you to brew up to eight or more cups before having to refill the reservoir.
So, both machines are perfect if you’re brewing coffee for a larger group of people. If you need a coffee machine for your workplace, then both of these machines would suffice. Both of the water tanks are easily removable so you can refill at your luxury.
The K425 Keurig and the K475 both are compatible with Keurig 2.0 K Cup, K-Vue and K-Carafe pods, K-Mug and Keurig 2.0 reusable My K-Cup. In total both machines can be used for eleven different brew sizes. Both machines have a removable drip tray, so it’s easy to clean any residue that overspills when you’re brewing your coffee.
Both machines have a very similar look, Keurig has given both a sleek easy on the eye design. Each model comes in a variety of colors, including an all-white machine, which would suit a modern, fresh looking kitchen.
The Display Screen
Both machines have an easy to follow touch screen allowing you to choose the exact settings you want. Both machines are programmable, so they automatically switch on or off at a specific time if you decide to use this feature. If you’re in a rush in the morning, you can make sure that your machine is good to go from the moment you wake up.
You can choose how strong you want your coffee on both machines. The strength control feature works by adjusting the time that it takes to make a cup of coffee. A regular strength cup will take around one minute to brew, if you like your coffee a little stronger then be prepared to wait slightly longer. The strength of the coffee is determined by the idea that the quicker the coffee is brewed, then the weaker the coffee will be.
If you prefer a stronger cup of coffee, then the machine allows small amounts of water to be released at intervals which will give you a stronger cup of coffee. With a weaker cup of coffee, the water is released in a stream that passes through the coffee. A stronger cup will take longer to brew, but if you’re a fan of stronger coffee, then it’s well worth the wait.
But it’s easy to control on both machines so if you like your coffee one way, but a member of your family or a friend likes their coffee another way then both the K425 and the K475 have all your preferences covered.
The K475 is slightly heavier than the K425, but both machines will still fit well into most kitchens, both machines are surprisingly compact considering that both have large water tanks attached to them. Both machines also have an energy saver mode available so that you can reduce those electricity bills!
Difference Between Keurig K425 Vs. K475
Being frank both the Keurig 425 and the 475 machines are very similar. They are both excellent quality machines which will fit most people’s needs well. Being able to control the strength of the coffee you want and having the capability to program your custom settings will leave most coffee fans satisfied.
The Water Filter
Having a water filter at home for your drinking water but also for the water you brew your coffee with can improve the taste and flavor of both your drinking water and your coffee. Removing any funky flavors or irritating chemicals can undoubtedly enhance your enjoyment of water and coffee.
The main difference between the Keurig K425 and the K475 is the inclusion of a water filter as standard, with the k475 machine. Meaning you don’t have to buy one separately. The K475 is the more expensive machine out of the two, but it can be argued, that the higher price can be justified due to the inclusion of a water filter. If you decide to go with the K425, you can still pick up a water filter separately at a reasonable price.
The K475 comes with a 6-Count K-Cup Pod Variety Pack, so you can enjoy a broad selection of different coffee before settling on your favorite. The K475 comes with one water filter handle and two water filters.
This is the main advantage of this machine over the K425; it’s generally easier to make one purchase instead of having to make two. The water filter included with the K475 is made by Keurig as well. This provides peace of mind because you know the filter is going to be compatible, rather than running the risk of buying a different water filter and it potentially not working as well.
Shortcomings of the Keurig K425 and K475
For everyday general use, the K425 and the K475 don’t have many shortcomings. Both machines work well for anyone who is looking for an easy to use, simple machine, that will give them high-quality coffee in a reasonable amount of time.
Both machines can require regular descaling. That makes it even more valuable investment in a high-quality water filter should you choose to purchase the K425.
As long as you keep either machine in good condition and check that it’s performing as it should be regularly, then you shouldn’t have any significant problems with either machine.
The Final Verdict
Our Winner: Keurig K475
The Keurig K425 and K475 are very similar machines. The only main difference is that the K475 has a water filter that comes with the machine, that is a big plus at making sure you’re coffee is of the highest quality.
The K425 is the slightly older and cheaper machine but doesn’t come with a water filter fitted. So it’s worth considering that although the Keurig K475 Plus machine is somewhat more expensive, it does come with a water filter.
If you want your machine to have a filter, then the K475 would be the machine to go for, and this would be my recommendation. Making just one purchase instead of two is the simpler of the two options and will leave you in a position where you are ready to start enjoying great tasting coffee from the comfort of your own home.
Whichever machine you decide to go for, it’s essential to know that both machines produce high-quality coffee in a reasonable time frame. If your budget is a little lower, then consider the K425, but if you want a machine that already comes with a filter and is ready to go, then go for the K475.
Hi my name is Larry, a coffee aficionado from the US. I have already visited Colombia, Sumatra, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ethiopia and Jamaica in my pursuit of finding the best-tasting coffee beans. I currently write from Bali and enjoy the relaxed life that you can find only in Indonesia. Welcome to my coffee world!
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