Well it was a nice surprise to be selected to be one of the 250 people who got the Keurig 2.0 to review for the VoxBox that Influenster was partnering with Keurig to give away thus this review is being dun because I received the Keurig 2.0 K500 as a complimentary item to test and/or review.
Well wasn’t expecting the box to arrive when it did (it arrived during the weekend – when we are so NOT use to getting anything delivered, at least not though normal Canada Post that is) but it wasn’t long after we got it that Norman started opening it for me (he did it so I could record it getting opened). Took a bit to get it open, I really should have recorded this on video instead of though images, but at the time I so wasn’t thinking about posting it to youtube (really should have though, hind sight 20/20 foresight = 0).
Talk about a big box inside of a big box – but was interesting to see since we’d not even seen this model in store (we’d seen the K300 n i think it was the K400) but it was still great to see it.
Finally got it out of the box and talk about many parts to the whole wasn’t fully expecting there to be this many parts to it but on another level I was thinking it would have a few parts to it since it was in such a large box to start with.
I think though it was the paperwork that came with it that I was a little surprised with since I was actually expecting MORE not the small amount of reading material that actually did come with it (As pictured).
When I first powered up the device and after filling the water reserve, I was pleasantly pleased to see how fast it heats up the water before it is ready to brew your selected choice, and that it shows you on screen what it is doing.
The on screen display that shows you what you can do such as choosing your amount you wish to brew and if its a Coffee or Other (tea/coco/other), though I did find it disappointing that I couldn’t brew anything higher then 10oz from a single k-cup but its understandable on various level as to why you can’t do this with the new brewing system.
As you can see by the image it also shows you what you are doing when it comes to brewing your cup. And yes it is HOT when its coming out of the machine (found that out when I left a spoon in it and ya it got over heated, so that HOT warning is no joke).
As you might be able to see the first brew that we did with the machine was for Norman to have hir favourite item a Hot Chocolate something that N’s very much picky about when it comes to how it is brewed and tastes.
One of the things I did like as well after you do your brew of what ever it is that you make a choice to make it offers your the ability to clean out things so the next brew will be less contaminated and in general flow without to much issue from getting clogged.
It also lets you know when its getting low on water (which is kind of cool to see if your not paying attention to how much water there is to start with) it tells you to refill it so you don’t miss a step in being able to brew your next cup to get on with your day.
All in all the Keurig 2.0 K500 is very straight forwards when it comes to how you use it, no real need to read anything before diving into it, though there are draw backs to this line that you only find out though reading the reading material or by trying to use a refillable k-cup or older k-cups in simple terms you can’t you have to use the ones that are specifically made to run within the 2.0 machines (most brands that are under the k-cup deal are being revamped to work in the new line, but its a process thus not all favourite options are currently there to use) thus there is currently no ability to brew your own coffee mix with this line from Keurig, which for some is a minor issue and for other’s a real downer.
Pros: Simple to Use in that on screen prompts are easy to follow to drew that next cup or caf
Cons: No Suport for older K-Cups as yet and Refillable K-cups are not supported
Rating: 4 out of 5