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As an avid drinker of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or any other specialty beverage, you want the best quality brewer available for your budget.
If you are like most people, you need more than a standard single cup brewer. You want versatility, user-friendliness, and sufficient control over the taste of your beverage. Keurig’s 2.0 product line provides exceptional value for money to people who love to make coffee.
The 2.0 Keurig brewers are upgrades to the conventional single-cup brewers that didn’t offer any personalization and carafe brewing.
Although there are some problems with the 2.0 Keurig brewers’ compatibility with older Keurig K-Cups and pods from other brands, they are incredibly popular amongst coffee fanatics.
One of the top models in the Keurig 2.0 line is the Keurig K575 . This product has everything that you need in a kitchen brewer, including a large water reservoir, a big touchscreen display, and a wide range of brew sizes.
Another high-end 2.0 Keurig model is the Keurig K545. Although this unit is very similar to the K575, there is a price difference. So, should you purchase the K545 or the K575? Keep reading to find out.
Quick Comparison Guide
|Product||Reusable My K-Cup Included||Water Filter Included||Sample pod variety packs||Water Reservoir Capacity||Carafe Included||K-Cup Compatibility|
|No||Yes||Yes||80 oz||No||K-Cups, K-Mug, K-Vue, and K-Carafe|
|Yes||No||No||80 oz||No||K-Cups, K-Mug, K-Vue, and K-Carafe|
K-Cup compatibility is one of the many areas where the K575 and the K545 are similar to each other. The K545 is, however, the only brewer in this range that comes with a reusable 2.0 My K-Cup pod.
The significance of this add-on is that it allows you to brew coffee grounds and that you have other options apart from pods.
The K545 and the K575 are both compatible with Keurig 2.0 K-Cups, K-Mug, K-Vue, and K-Carafe Pods. Since these brewers are Keurig 2.0 brewers, they are not compatible with older K-Cups that coffee drinkers used with the original Keurig Brewer series.
To some people, the incompatibility of 2.0 brewers with original K-Cups is a deal breaker. Both the K575 and the K454 have readers that scan the lid of the pod to determine if the brewer can use the K-Cup that you inserted.
Due to the designs and compatibility of the K575 and the K545 to a wide range of pod sizes, they can both brew cup sizes of 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz, 16 oz, 22 oz, 26 oz, and 30 oz.
These cup sizes range from small cups to carafes that are large enough for three or four people. Since the K575 and the K454 each have an 80 oz water reservoir, your refilling will be considerably less than early Keurig models or single-cup brewers in this product line.
When you purchase either the K575 or the K545, you won’t receive a complimentary Keurig carafe. If you plan on brewing more than 10 oz, you will have to buy it separately.
If you purchase the K575, the good news is that you will receive 2.0 K-Cups and K-Carafe sample pod variety packs. You will, however, have to buy the My K-Cup if you want to brew ground coffee.
As far as user-friendliness and cup personalization are concerned, there is not a big difference between the K575 and the K545. Both models have a 2.8” XL color touch display that you can use to adjust the temperature and strength of your beverage.
These two 2.0 brewers also come with hot water on demand, which is a feature that very few Keurig Brewers have. Other features that the K575 and the K545 have include Auto-On/off to conserve energy, favorites settings, and a customizable clock.
If you like a customizable wallpaper and kitchen nightlights in an assortment of ambient colors, both of these models will do.
Since the boiling point of water is lower at high altitudes, the K575 and the K545 also offer high-altitude settings. If you live at a high altitude, say 6,500 feet above sea level, you can brew your beverage at 192 degrees Fahrenheit (89 degrees Celsius) with this setting.
To maintain your machine and extend its lifespan, you need a water filter and features that allow for easy cleaning. Although both the K575 and the K545 has a removable drip tray, only the K575 comes with an included filter. If you choose the K545, you have to buy an additional water filter kit.
When you buy the K545, you will also receive a top needle cleaning maintenance accessory to make your life a little easier.
There are, however, three key difference between the K545 and the K575. The first difference is that you get different additions to your purchases. With the K545 you get a My K-Cup, but not a water filter. If you buy the K575, you get a water filter, but not the reusable My K-Cup.
The second difference is that the K575 features newer technology than the K545. Upon taking an in-depth look at reviews from existing users, this seems to make some difference regarding overall quality and longevity.
Lastly, there is a significant difference in price. The K575’s higher price tag can be contributed to the included water filter, the small difference in durability, and the complementary 2.0 K-Cups and K-Carafe sample pod variety packs that you receive with your K575.
Concerning price, the K545 is a better option than the K575. However, if you can find a K575 at a lower price, it may be worth your while if it is in a solid condition.
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