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Keurig VUE V500
 
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$53.50 - $169.99
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Summary: This Keurig single-serve coffeemaker has:
  • a removable reservoir.
  • a height-adjustable drip tray.
  • auto-off.
  • programmablity.
  • It requires Vue packs, which differ in shape from the older K-Cup style.
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Type: Single-serve coffeemakers
About - Keurig VUE V500

The Keurig VUE V500 is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, pod coffeemaker models like the VUE V500 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


First-cup speed:
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.

Repeat speed:
Reflects how quickly the machine produces a second cup.

Temperature consistency:
Reflects how closely the second cup matches the first cup in temperature.
Features & Specs - Keurig VUE V500
info Can use two pods at a time No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 13 x 10 x 11
info Average coffee temperature (°F) 185
info Maximum mug height (in.) 7.00
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User Reviews - Keurig VUE V500
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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
LOVE IT !!
2/24/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Durable
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Multiple Settings
Stylish
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
Perfect for those who want a fresh brewed cup of coffee without having to make & waste a full pot. At the same time that I purchased the Brewer I also bought a refillable filter cup (go to www.solofill.com) which allows you to use your own coffee instead of having to buy the Vue paks. It works great and eliminates all those plastic cups from the environment.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Environmentally friendly as claimed; NOT
2/20/2014
Pros
Allows Individual Choices
Brews Quickly
Easy To Use
Multiple Settings
Cons
Limited Flavors Available
Pods Are Expensive
Pods Have Too Much Waste
Pods Not In Regular Shops
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Office
Weekends
Comment:
We like the machine fine, especially the convenience of allowing individual tastes and choices which is wonderful in a household with a flavored coffee drinker and a dark, strong coffee preference under one roof! It's nice that it can be used for teas, cocoa, and other types of beverages.<br />It would be even better if the company included more fair trade/organic coffees in the pod form offerings in both regular and flavored varieties.<br />One thing that the company needs to get on the ball with is in reducing waste from pods even more by developing a use your own coffee accessory that they approve. There is one available, but the company claims that using it will void the warranty which seems a bit like trapping customers to require them to purchase the company produced pods at a premium price (not to mention shipping waste and cost).<br />Regarding the bottom line I would gladly recommend this machine if/when they come out with the refillable accessory and a large offering of fair trade/organic coffees. Until then, I can't recommend it.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good for home or small office!
2/12/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Multiple Settings
Stylish
Cons
Loud
Smallish Touch Screen
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Small Office
Weekends
Comment:
My wife and I were pleasantly surprised at the options for this machine compared to our last.(Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG5) The ability to adj the cup size as well as the temp were nice features we didn't know we were missing with the previous machine. <br /><br />Only two drawbacks were the strange/obnoxious brewing sound it makes while filling the cup. Also the touch screen is a bit danty for anyone with average to thicker fingers. Neither of these are issues that we have given much thought once enjoying the other benefits.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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