Cozy reviews the key differences between the Keurig K Elite vs K Elite C. The K Elite comes with a 6 pack of K-Cups and the K Elite C comes with a 15 pack of K-Cups plus a My K Cup Reusable Coffee Filter.
If you are interested in drinking with royalty then you have come to the right place! The Keurig K Elite series of coffee makers are the “royalty” of Keurig Coffee Brewers offering an array of high-end features capable of making any coffee drinker in the market for a single serving coffee machine more than happy.
With the K Elite series, Keurig has taken 20 years of experience and has produced state-of-the-art coffee brewers that can deliver a delicious cup of coffee in under sixty seconds. The largest challenge when deciding on a K Elite is determining which model is the best fit for your coffee drinking needs. Don’t worry, because Cozy has you covered! Read on to learn more about the similarities and slight differences between Keurig K Elite and K Elite C.
|Model||K Elite||K Elite-C|
|Size||9.9 x 12.7 x 13.1||9.9 x 12.7 x 13.1|
|Type of Compatible Pods||K-Cup (both Keurig official and compatible pods)||K-Cup (both Keurig official and compatible pods)|
|Accessories Included||Comes with 6 pack of K-Cups.||Ships with reusable“My K-Cup” and 15pack of K-Cups.|
|Size Per Brew||4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 oz.||4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 oz|
|Water Held||75 oz. reservoir||75 oz. reservoir|
|Water Filter Kit||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic turn off||Yes||Yes|
|Controls||LCD clock display with button controls.||LCD clock display with button controls.|
Keurig K Elite vs. K Elite C
The most important thing you need to know regarding the K-Elite and the K-Elite C is that they are actually the exact same coffee brewers! The features, weight as well as size of each brewer are identical. The only true difference between the two models are the accessories that come with each machine:
|Model||K Elite||K Elite C|
|K-Cup Sampler Pack||Yes, 6 K-Cups Included||Yes, 15 K-Cups Included|
|Water Filter Kit||Yes||Yes|
|My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter||No||Yes|
For most, the decision point between the two models comes down to price. The Keurig K Elite vs K Elite C are both moderately priced and come in at a price point pretty similar to one another. Most make a determination on which to buy based on which model has the best deal available at the time of purchase. Read on to learn all about what the Keurig K Elite and K Elite C has to offer!
The Keurig K Elite and K Elite C are 13.1” tall, 9.9” wide, and 12.7” deep and weigh a total of eight-pounds. Both brewers come in three color options: Brushed Slate (a dark grey), brushed silver (matte stainless steel) or brushed gold (a matte metallic). Each Keurig K Elite can brew a large selection of over 60 brands and 400 varieties of both brand name and generic compatible K-Cups. With the Keurig K Elite and Keurig K Elite C you have the option to brew your favorite ground coffee using the My K-Cup reusable coffee filter which is the only reusable coffee filter approved for Keurig K-Cup brewers.
The Keurig K Elite and Keurig K Elite C offer five cup size options with the ability to brew 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 ounce cups. Both Keurig K Elite and Keurig K Elite C do not have the ability to brew a carafe. If you are looking for a Keurig brewer with a carafe brewing option the Keurig K Duo Coffee Maker could be a great option for you! A large 75-ounce water reservoir allows you to brew multiple cups at a time without having to refill the tank. Like all Keurig coffee brewers, the Keurig K Elite and K Elite C are very quick and efficient with the ability to brew your cup in under sixty seconds!
The display on the Keurig K Elite has an easy to find power button, LED clock display as well as alert lights to signal when you need to add water or when you need to descale. Additionally, there is a button with the corresponding image for the appropriate cup size to make selecting which size to brew as easy as possible.
Like all Keurig machines the K Elite and K Elite C are easy to use and create coffee quickly at the push of a button. In most Keurig models, this ease of use typically means you have little to no customization options. This is where the K Elite and K Elite C instantly becomes household favorites, With the K Elite and K Elite C you control the quality, type, size, temperature and taste to create your perfect cup of coffee in under a minute. The Keurig K Elite and K Elite C offer multiple programmable and customizable options that provide convenience when brewing your cup:
- Auto Off – Will power off the Keurig automatically at a designated time. This provides the ability to decide what time you want your Keurig to power down automatically.
- Auto On – Powers on the Keurig automatically at a designated time to heat the water in the reservoir so that your drink is ready to brew in 60 seconds or less when you go to use it.
- Strong Brew Button – Enriches the taste and flavor of your favorite K-Cup.
- Iced Button – This is a fairly new Keurig feature that allows you to brew iced coffee without compromising flavor.
- Temperature Control – Provides the ability to modify the brew temperature of your drink anywhere between 187 to 192 degrees.
Another convenient option available on the Keurig K Elite and Keurig K Elite C is the hot water on demand feature. This allows you to instantly dispense hot water for your favorite tea, oatmeal and even soup at the press of a button. The K-Elite and K-Elite C also come with a removable drip tray providing you the additional space needed to brew directly into a large travel mug. By removing the tray, you also have easy access to clean after each use.
- Strong and Iced Coffee Features
- Hot Water Dispenser
- Multiple sized cups
- Large 75 Ounce Water Reservoir
- LED clock and timer
- Quick-brew feature
- Compatible with all K-cups
- Includes a sample pack of K-Cups
- Includes My K Cup Reusable Coffee FIlter (K Elite C)
- Compatible with My K Cup Reusable Coffee Filter
- No carafe size brew option
Cozy’s Bottom Line
When you place the Keurig Elite and the Keurig Elite C side by side, it is difficult to know which model is which just from appearances or features as they are identical. The real difference between the two isn’t in the Keurig Brewers themselves but in the bundled accessories that come with each model.
Regardless of which model you opt to buy you will be enjoying a delicious cup backed by a reputable and high quality brand. If you haven’t gotten a Keurig of your own, Cozy thinks you should not delay any longer. Your coffee loving self will thank you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What type of pods are compatible with the Keurig K Elite and K Elite C?
A: The Keurig K Elite and K Elite C can brew all Keurig branded K-Cups as well as K-Cup compatible pods including espresso K-Cups and hot cocoa K-Cups.
Q; What is the difference between K-Cups and K-Cup Pods?
A: A K-Cup Pod is round and flat and holds coffee, tea or hot cocoa that is sealed inside filter paper. A K-Cup holds coffee, tea or hot cocoa that is sealed in a cartridge, typically a plastic cup.
Q: Can I reuse a K-Cup?
A: No, K-Cups are designed for one time use. A Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter is the only reusable K-Cup option.
Q: Can I use My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter with the Keurig K Elite and K Elite C?
A: Yes, you can. The Keurig K Elite and K Elite C are compatible with the My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter.
Q: What is a My K-Cup Reusable Filter?
A: My K-Cup Reusable Filter is the only approved reusable coffee filter for Keurig coffee brewers. My K-Cup Reusable Filter allows you to brew your own coffee beans in your Keurig Brewer. Because it is reusable, it is also a more environmentally friendly option.
Q: What type of coffee is recommended for My K-Cup Reusable Filter?
A: It is recommended you use a coarser grind similar to what you would use in a French press. Avoid a finer grind, as that could clog the screen or result in poor extraction. Fine or espresso grinds, tea leaves, cocoa as well as other powdered beverages are not recommended.
Q: How much coffee does a My K-Cup Reusable Filter Brew?
A: My K-Cup Reusable Filter will brew any cup size in your Keurig from 4 to 12 ounces.