What's this? Based on multiple criteria, including speed, consistency of temperature and serving size, and convenience. Scores for previously tested models may have changed due to changes in scoring methodology.
The Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, pod coffeemaker
models like the K45 Elite Brewing System are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Indicates how quickly the machine produces the first cup of coffee. This also includes the time required to heat any internal water reservoir from room temperature.
Reflects how quickly the machine produces a second cup.
Reflects how closely the second cup matches the first cup in temperature.
Features & Specs - Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System
Can use two pods at a time Reflects the ability of the coffeemaker to accept two pods or other capsules at a time to make a stronger or larger cup of coffee.
Can use two pods at a time
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.)
14 x 11 x 13
Average coffee temperature (°F) To the nearest 5 °F.
Average coffee temperature (°F)
Maximum mug height (in.) Maximum height a mug can fit, measured roughly from the base to just beneath the spout.
I have gone through 4 Keurig Coffee Makers (they work for about three months) and I have had nothing but problems with them. They are mechanically flawed and break down often, not brewing properly, is loud and unpredictable. I would discourage consumers to avoid this product altogether and buy a Mr Coffee.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Sammy M
from Hartland, WI
I would not buy this product again!
Easy To Use
I purchased my Keurig for the convenience of brewing a single cup of coffee, however it has proven not to be reliable. I am on my 2nd Keurig (a replacement from the manufacturer) because my 1st Keurig stopped working. I was happy to get a replacement free of charge, but this one also has stopped working. I have cleaned it according to the manufacturers instructions and now I can't get any water to come out of it. I do not plan on replacing my Keurig due to it not being reliable.