Keurig K55 Single Serve Coffee Maker Review & Overview

Keurig K55 Single Serve Coffee Maker Overview

The Keurig K55 is a great single serve coffeemaker for the coffee drinker that just wants a good cup of coffee quickly, with little clean up, but with out a hefty price. This particular Keurig is a simple, straight forward design, but that fact is not a strike against it, its only real mission in life is to prepare quick and easy coffee, and the K55 does it well. However don’t let the word “simple”, mislead you, the K55 has a number of features that make it a strong entry in the single serve coffee market. Include with those features to the affordable price, and it is definitely one of my most recommended buys out of the Keurig series.

Keurig K55 Review

There are quite a few features that differentiate this Keurig single serve coffee maker from other brewers in its space. Check out our review below as we look some key differences and features that we like on this Keurig brewer that in our opinion just makes its a great all around coffee maker.Keurig K55 Single Serve review

Technical Specifications Model: Keurig K55

Compatibility: My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter – 6 ,8, &10 oz K-Cup – 2.0 K-Cups – Non Keurig branded K-Cups, and All after Market Reusable K-Cup Style Pods(of the correct size)

Keurig K55 parts reviewed

  • Construction: Plastic and Stainless Steel
  • Color: Black and Silver
  • Dimension:9.8” x 13.3” x 12inches”
  • Weight: 12lb

  • Reservoir: 48oz Removable
  • 120 Volt AC
  • Notifications: for add water, descale, heating, and auto-off
  • Warranty: Limited 1 year


Key Features of The Keurig K55

There are a number of different single serve coffee makers, an unfathomable number of variations and models made by Keurig itself.

Finding the right machine for you means seeing which features stand out from the others and finding the ones that matter to you.

Water Reservoir & Mug Size Brew Options

One feature from the K55 is the ability added by Keurig to brew beverage sizes, of 6oz., 8oz., and 10oz. The 10oz ounce cup is considered a (small) travel mug size(7″ of clearance for travel mugs), however in this review I would consider 10 oz as a positive “feature” due to the fact the many other coffee makers in the same series allow you to brew up to 11.25oz.(such as Keurig’s B70 platinum, B60 Special Edition and B40 Elite) However the B55  does has a large removable 48oz water reservoir, that very ample for allowing you to brew more than 6 cups before refilling.

Auto Shut Off

K55 Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

The machine also has a programmable auto shut off feature that will cause the machine turn itself off after going idle. This feature is preset at 2 hours but can be programmed by the user as needed.


A newer feature for Keurig is there QuietBrew Tech, which greatly cuts the noise that most other models make while brewing. This fact is one of the most often commented on improvements, almost all Keurig K55 reviews note how much quieter it is as compared to the rest of the Keurig family.

K-Cup Brewing

Although not solely a feature of the Keurig K55  coffee maker, the use of the k-cup for brewing is a strong feature for the machine. Because of its use of the k-cup, the machine is compatible with all the K-Cup pods varieties of coffees, tea, cocoas and even iced drinks. And more importantly being able to use the refillable K-Cup pods to use you own fresh self ground coffee if you wish. Brews in under a minute

User-Friendly Design

K-cups allow for brewing coffee with little cleaning and prep-time. You only have to insert the k-cup into the machine to brew. This means that there’s no loose grounds or a mess to clean.

K55 from Keurig in the kitcheenK55 Aesthetics

Once you’ve found a single serve coffee maker with the features you want, all that’s left is how it looks. The Keurig K55 single serve is an aesthetically pleasing model, that has a modern look most would be happy display.

Brewing Temperature Options

Different teas, coffees, and iced drinks require different temperatures for brewing. Due to the large variety of brewing options for the Keurig K55, it’s important to be able to control what temperature to brew at – a feature Keurig did not overlook. Aside from affecting how certain coffees and teas brew, adjusting the temperature allows you to find the perfect flavor and taste for you.

Easy Cleaning

Since the Keurig K55 Single Serve Coffee Maker uses k-cups to package the coffee grinds, there’s very little clean up needed for the system. Most of the parts you would need to clean (drip tray and water reservoir) are removable making it very easy. Also, it includes a descale indicator( Descaling important part of cleaning your Keurig brewer.) to let you know when there’s been a large amount of scale build up. To clean the scale buildup, Keurig sells a product called “Dezcal Cleaner” to dissolve the lime scale.

4 Minute Start up – One Minuet Brew Time After Warm up

When you’re researching and reading reviews of single serves, there are a few features that are truly necessary – speed is one of them. How quickly and easily you can brew your coffee is important, otherwise you might as well use a French press.

The Keurig K55 Single Serve Coffee Maker takes 4 minutes to startup and warm water. Also, once started the system only takes 15 seconds to reheat the water.

Between the 4-minute startup and approximately 30-second brew time, it takes about 5 minutes to brew a fresh cup of coffee.

Oy so if at this point if you are still just not “feeling it”and not thinking the K55 is right for you, have a browse through some of the other coffee makers we have reviewed. Or…: Click Here and Check out the K55 on Amazon, see the Current Price and read what some of the close to 3,500 customer reviews are saying about it.

Keurig K55 Brewing System FAQ’s

Can I use my own ground coffee with a Keurig?

Yes without a doubt you can, that is one of my fav. features on a Keurig, you can by the reusable coffee pods and use whatever coffee you like at a much cheaper price.

Is the K55 dual voltage?

Answer: No. It runs on 110

Does this model come with the storage drawer?

No, but there are many after market storage drawers that look awesome with this brewer and are not very costly

Does the Keurig K5 use a water filter? Does it come with one? And is a water filter required?

Yes, the model K55 does allow for the use of a water filter, when you buy the brewer it comes with one water filter but you must buy the next. And no the use of a water filter is not required for the 55 to function properly, but it is recommended.

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Can you make only a cup hot water with no pod like for tea or hot coco?

Yes absolutely

Does the K55 have a temperature control?

Nope, It automatically heats up when powered on, you cant self control the temp

So you can set your coffee to come on and make coffee on its own at a preset time?

No the K55 Brewing System and programmable brewing features other Keurig models do you could need to look in to one of then it this is a deal breaker.

Final Thoughts on Keurige’s K55

Countless owners and reviewers have used and loved the K55, it has proven to be convenient in usage, excellent in brewing and energy efficient to. If you are a coffee drinker that needs a good tasting, quick brew, with easy cleanup and high level of variety, Keurig wins again. With a b55 you will have an all around it is a great coffee maker that you will not be disappointed in.

Keurig K55 Brewing System

Keurig K55 Brewing System



    Construction Quality


      Convenience/Ease of Use







            • Reasonably priced
            • Compatible with non branded reusable pods and all K-Cup
            • QuietBrew Technology
            • Easy to use & clean
            • Large 48 oz water reservoir


            • Speed of the first cup of coffee is slow as compared to others
            • No temperature control setting
            • No temperature control
            • Only 10oz Max brew capacity
            • No Programmable modes or clock

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