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The Keurig K55 and K45 are usually very confusing to choose between, as both seem to be identical. So we’ve done the research for you to answer the question, what is the difference between Keurig’s K55 and K45?
There’s actually little to no difference between the two. The K55 is the upgraded version, and the K45 has been discontinued by Keurig. The two coffee makers still have the same features:
The Keurig K55 and K45 are two of the original Keurig brewers that use the older K-Cups (pictured right). Unlike the Keurig 2.0, which only allowed K-Cups officially licensed by Keurig (with a white rim, as pictured on the left). This means that with the K55 or K45, you’ll be able to use more K-cups or refillable K-Cups, especially if you’re upgrading from an older Keurig brewer and have many K-cups around, you’ll be able to use them with these brewers.
Although it is worth mentioning that the Keurig 2.0 K-Cups are no longer a problem. Ever since the brewer’s release, there’s been many hacks, more and more K-Cups available, there’s also been a release of an officially licensed refillable Keurig 2.0 K-Cup.
Like we said, both the K45 and K55 are identical in features. But the K45 has been discontinued by Keurig and replaced with the K55. We don’t see why you’d go for a old and discontinued model when there’s a new one available. For this, we certainly recommend you go for the K55.
No, still the same brewer. The K55 is still the most updated version out of all these three brewers. The Keurig K55, K50 and K45 all offer the same brewing options and sizes, but Keurig often updates the internal parts, mechanics or adds slight design changes to give you the best experience with each update. Otherwise, you should be getting the same coffee quality and taste.
This is a question we’ve answered in details in a post that you can read here. But here’s some quick points to consider:
a Keurig 2.0 Brewer is the only Keurig that can brew both single cup servings as well a full carafe. The machine is available in a number of models that vary in sizes, so you can choose the right one for your needs.
Keurig K55 is an excellent choice for single cup brewing with a large 48 oz reservoir. Perfect for brewing many cups without the need to refill.
Keurig K15 is perfect for a single user who needs something compact. It has no water reservoir, instead you add a fresh cup of water for every brew. It's very small in size in comparison to other Keurigs.
KitchenAid Personal Coffee Maker
This personal coffee maker by KitchenAid is compact in size and brews directly into your mug or travel mug. Use it with your favorite coffee ground and never worry about coffee pods.
Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker
This convenient coffee maker by Hamilton Beach allows you to brew a single cup in different sizes using your favorite coffee ground. It can also adjust the coffee brew from regular to bold. This, in addition to many great features.
Ninja Coffee Bar
The Ninja Coffee Bar gives you the best of all words. It is a single-serve (using coffee ground), it is also able to make a full carafe and specialty coffee drinks.
Keurig K55 Coffee Maker
The Keurig K55 allows you to brew a cup of coffee using a K-Cup pod, which is available from so many brands like Green Mountain, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and many more. It also has a refillable pod that allows you to use your own coffee ground.
Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker
Keurig 2.0, like the K55, brews K-Cups from many different brands, which doesn't limit your options. The 2.0 model allows you to additionally brew a full carafe along side many different cup sizes.
The Nespresso CitiZ&Milk allows you to brew espresso, and thanks to its built-in frother, you can easily heat and froth milk for drinks like Cappuccino and Latte.
Nespresso Lattissima Pro
The Lattissima Pro takes it up to another level with its fully automated drink preparation. Using the LCD touch screen, choose the drink you want to brew and the Lattissima will do everything else.
Nespresso Evoluo VertuoLine Machine
The Evoluo is part of Nespresso's VertuoLine brewers which allow you to brew a full cup of coffee in addition to espresso and espresso-based drinks. So, if you enjoy your cup of coffee as well as a frothy cup of Cappuccino or Latte, this would be a nice option for you.