Krueger K Cup Brewer Review
I got my K-Cup Brewer for Christmas I was not given one and not compensated in anyway for this review. The Krueger K-Cup Brewer is expensive but wow is it worth it! I have loved every second of mine... but I have run into a few interesting scinarios and I thought I'd share the full experiance for all of you looking into one.
First it only does one cup at a time and the k-cups run .25 cents (on sale) to 1.00 or so per cup of coffee so it beats out Starbucks by a long ways, but it's not as cheep as brewing up a full pot of coffee. However, if you are someone like me who drinks tea, and my husband occassionally drinks coffee and we're the only two using it... it's perfect! Since a pot of coffee would go to waste after the first cup and we'll never drink the same thing in the morning this is ideal.
Also DON"T throw away your k-cups after the first run! I found out accidently that if you are brewing a medium size cup of coffee (average size for a mug) the k-cup actually will brew 2's since it's meant to do the largest size travel mug! This cuts the cost of having these machines in half!
Problems we ran into:
- K-Cup Brewer says "Prime" on the LED screen and won't work until you figure out what it wants you to do! ahhh.... especially if you haven't had your morning coffee to cope with this! Okay really it was quite simple. Just take the water container off the side and push the button on the bottom to let some water out. It usually means it got water bubbles in it and can't read how full the water is.
- K-Cup Brewer says "Not Ready" on the LED screen. This can mean 2 things: first that the water hasn't warmed up if you just turned the machine on (that's easy you can hear it to start warming and boiling) if it's been on and all the sudden says "not ready" then you probably have a coffee grain stuck in the little needle that punctures the cups. Just pop the top open (like you're putting a new cup in) and use a bobby pin, or toothpick (I used a safety pin) and stick it up into that needle and pop whatever out. I ran the brewer with out a cup in after doing this to let it wash everything out. It was super simple.
I have heard of people having other issues but in just over a year that's all I've ran into! So both simple, easy to fix, and I didn't have to even contact Krueger to get anything done. I have had my machine since Christmas 2012, and have tried dozens of flavors of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in it. I highly recommend the Snapple Peach Tea it's to die for! I also like the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha, and the Chai Latte.