Keurig K-Mini Plus Review

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Looking for a single-serve coffee maker that is easily portable?

Then Keurig has got one for you!!!

Keurig K-Mini single-serve coffee maker is one of the compact-size models of Keurig that takes less space. This machine is the simplest machine that can serve you a strong and bold cup of coffee at a very low price. K-Mini Plus is small in size, but it takes no compromise on the quality of coffee. You can enjoy a nice hot and bold cup of coffee effortlessly. 

If you want to buy a single-serve coffee maker for your office desk, or if you are a student and want to make coffee with no effort and time, then this machine can serve you with its services. To take a deeper look into its features and functionality, we will review K-Mini Plus in such a way that will help you. 

The Bottom Line

The body of the Keurig K-Plus is made of plastic, but the material used is planet-conscious. Keurigs have reduced the use of virgin plastic to ensure the safety of our planet. It is quite a good reason to like and buy Keurig K-Mini Plus. K-Mini Plus is 4.5″ wide, which helps this brewer to fit into even very less space. This brewer is very simple to use, just one touch away to make delicious coffee. It can accommodate 7″ tall travel mugs under the drip by removing the drip tray. K-Mini Plus has a strength button to make a strong cup of coffee. The water reservoir of this brewer is removable, having a 12-oz capacity; you need to add water each time before brewing. K-Mini Plus doesn’t allow you to adjust the temperature of the coffee. K-Mini Plus has a power cord storage and K-Cup pod storage unit. 

Keurig K-Mini Plus Overview

Keurigs have always come up with products that promise customer’s convenience. But in the production of K-Mini Plus, the planet’s safety is also ensured. K-Mini Plus is made of planet-conscious material, making it a planet-friendly product. This brewer is suitable for places having less space, like office desks, dorms, or small apartments. The size of K-Mini Plus makes it portable; if you are traveling for your vacations, you can easily take it with you in the car.

K-Mini Plus is very easy to use, having only three buttons; the power button, strength button, and brew button. By pressing the strength button, you can make strong coffee. K-Mini Plus has a removable water reservoir with a 12-oz capacity. You can use a 7″ travel mug for pouring coffee by removing the drip tray.

K-Mini Plus doesn’t give you the ease to control the temperature of your coffee as it has very minimal features. This brewer is compatible with universal reusable My K-Cup coffee filters and all regular-size K-Cups. The compatibility of K-Mini Plus with My K-Cups helps you to save money. K-Mini Plus comes with power cord storage, not giving your counter a messy look. One additional feature is that it has a K-Cup storage unit that can fit into the machine while it is not in use.

Keurig K-Mini Plus single-serve coffee maker can give you a strong decent cup of coffee with minimal features. But if you want an updated Keurig model, you have many more options, i.e. K-Elite, _ K-Supreme, _ K-Supreme Plus, and K-Café.

Keurig K-Mini Plus Highlights

  • Compact Size: Keurig K-Mini Plus is very small; this feature will help you fit this brewer in places with less space. K-Mini Plus is your best option if you don’t want to overload your counter.
  • Environment-Friendly Product: To protect our planet from any harm caused by the excess use of virgin plastic, Keurigs have made K-Mini Plus with planet-conscious material. It will help to reduce the use of virgin plastic.
  • Removable Water Reservoir: Keurig K-Mini Plus has a 12-oz removable water reservoir, making filling and rinsing easy. You need to add fresh water each time before brewing.
  • Strong Brew Option: Keurig K-Mini Plus allows you to make a strong cup of coffee. It has a strength button for making strong coffee.
  • Power Cord Storage: Keurig K-Mini Plus has power cord storage on its back. You can store the power cord in the cord storage when the machine is not in use. It gives your counter a tidy look.
  • K-Cup Storage Unit: Keurig K-Mini comes with a K-Cup storage unit. You can fit this K-Cup storage unit into the machine when it’s not in use.

Keurig K-Mini Plus Features

FeatureAvailability
Temperature ControlNo
Strong CoffeeYes
Fits Travel MugYes
Water Reservoir Capacity12-oz
Removable Water ReservoirYes
Auto-OffYes
Multi-Position Water ReservoirNo
Iced-CoffeeNo
Removable Drip TrayYes
ColorsBlack, White, Studio Gray, Evening Teal, Cardinal Red, Misty Green, Cool Aqua, Dusty Rose
Product Dimensions12.1” H x 4.5” W x 11.3” D
Multi-stream TechnologyNo
K-Cup Storage UnitYes
Power Cord StorageYes
Display ScreenNo
Compatibility with My K-CupYes

What We Like

  • Fits Anywhere: The size of the Keurig K-Mini Plus is small; you can fit this model on your kitchen counter, office desk, or dorms having limited space.
  • Power Cord Storage: Keurig K-Mini Plus single-serve coffee maker has power cord storage. This feature helps to make your counter mess-free.
  • K-Cup Pod Storage: K-Mini Plus has a K-cup pod storage unit; you can place the K-Cups in the machine. The K-Cup storage unit easily fits into the machine when it’s not in use.
  • Strong Brew Option: It is the most impressive feature of K-Mini Plus. K-Mini Plus has a strength button that allows you to make a strong cup of coffee.
  • Variety of Colors: K-Mini Plus comes in various colors; Black, White, Studio Gray, Evening Teal, Cardinal Red, Dusty Rose, Cool Aqua, and Misty Green. You can choose one according to your preference.
  • Removable Water Reservoir: K-Mini Plus has a removable water reservoir; you can easily refill and rinse it by taking it to the sink.

What We Don’t Like

  • Less-Capacity Reservoir: The water reservoir of K-Mini Plus has quite less capacity i.e., 12-oz. You need to add fresh water before brewing, which can be irritating.
  • Minimum Features: K-Mini Plus has minimal features and no programmable features like temperature control or brew size.
  • Longer Brew Time: Keurig K-Mini Plus takes a bit longer to brew than Keurig’s other models. After pressing the brew button, it takes about 3 minutes to make a cup of coffee.

Design and Appearance

Keurig K-Mini Plus single-serve coffee maker is well-designed to fit into small places. You can easily adjust this brewer on your office desk as it is just 4.5″ wide. This brewer has a very matte and smooth look, giving it a cool vibe. K-Mini Plus comes in many funky colors; Cardinal Red, Studio Gray, Evening Teal, Cool Aqua, Dusty Rose, Misty Green, White, and Black. You can select one that goes with your kitchen’s theme.

K-Mini Plus has only three buttons; power, strength, and brew button making it very simple to use. It has an arc-shaped light around the brew button which illuminates while brewing. K-Mini Plus has a removable water reservoir that is transparent. You can see the water level but not from the front, as the reservoir is located at the back side of the brewer.

Performance

Keurig K-Mini Plus can serve a delicious cup of coffee. This brewer is very simple to use, and it would not be wrong to say that K-Mini Plus is a one-touch coffee maker. K-Mini has a strength button to make strong coffee. It takes about 3 minutes to make coffee with this brewer. K-Mini turns off automatically after a couple of minutes once you have brewed your coffee. The removable water reservoir has quite less capacity, so you need to refill it each time before brewing.

Keurig K-Mini Plus can serve you regular and strong coffee of the best quality. However, this brewer doesn’t give you a boiling hot coffee experience. The hottest possible temperature of your coffee can be 189 degrees Fahrenheit, as per our experience. This can be a little disappointing if you like to have boiling hot coffee.

Ease of Use

Keurig K-Mini Plus is super easy to use; you don’t need to remember any instructions to use this brewer. It doesn’t have a lot of buttons and programmable features that require a display screen to customize the settings. The water reservoir is removable; you can take it to the sink to easily fill and rinse.

K-Mini Plus requires just a few steps to make coffee. Fill the water reservoir up to 6-12 ounces per your need, and place a mug on the drip tray. Open the handle, place a K-Cup pod into the pod holder and lower the handle. Hit the power button; if you want to make strong coffee, press the strength button; otherwise, don’t. Press the brew button, and the arc-shaped light will illuminate, showing that the machine is heating up the water. After a minute or two, the light will be solid white, indicating that the coffee is ready to brew. All set, your coffee is on its way!

Coffee Pod Compatibility

The Keurig K-Mini Plus single-serve coffee maker is compatible with all regular-size K-Cups and universal reusable My K-Cup coffee filters. To save money, buy your coffee grounds and brew them with K-Mini Plus using universal My K-Cups coffee filters.

Coffee Quality

The Keurig K-Mini single-serve coffee maker serves you the best quality coffee whether you want a regular or strong taste. You can have an outstanding coffee experience with this brewer.

Ease of Cleaning

To function your machine properly without compromising taste, you must describe it regularly. Descale your K-Mini Plus after every three months for the best results. K-Mini Plus has no feature for reminding that the machine needs descaling. You can set a reminder on your cell phone.

It is very simple and easy to descale Keurig K-Mini Plus. For descaling, you must have a descaling solution. For a detailed demonstration of descaling, click the link below;

Price and availability

You can find Keurig K-Mini Plus easily on many online stores such as Amazon, Keurig, Walmart, Target, eBay, Bed Bath & Beyond. But Amazon offers refunds to its customers, and products are on sale many times. So you can secure and save money by ordering K-Mini Plus from Amazon. The price of K-Mini Plus in different stores is given in the table below;

StoresPrices
Keurig$109.99
Walmart$89.99
Amazon$87.99
eBay$109.99
Bed Bath & Beyond$109.99
Best Buy$109.99

Note that these are the starting prices of Keurig K-Mini Plus, which may vary by change in color.

Keurig K-Mini Plus Filter Type

The Keurig K-Mini Plus single-serve coffee maker has no water filter. The water reservoir size is quite small to accommodate a water filter. The updated Keurig models, which have large water reservoirs, come with a water filter. Add filtered water into the water reservoir if you don’t want to compromise the taste of coffee.

Can I use my Keurig K-Mini Plus without a water filter?

You can use the Keurig K-Mini Plus without a water filter. This model of Keurig doesn’t come with a water filter because of its size. The water reservoir has not much capacity to hold a water filter. You can add filtered water into the reservoir.

Keurig K-Mini Plus Wattage

The Keurig K-Mini is designed for 120 Volts AC. The maximum power consumption is during the machine’s heating, which is 1470W. Once the heating is completed, the machine uses less power, i.e., 10-15 watts. This model doesn’t consume a lot of energy.

Keurig K-Mini Manual

Almost all the models of Keurig come with manuals in which all the guidelines and instructions are written for the ease of customers. Keurig K-Mini Plus also comes with a manual, but it’s not a thing to worry about if you have lost yours. Manual for K-Mini Plus is available on Keurigs website.

What is the Keurig K-Mini Oasis?

Like K-Mini Plus, Keurig K-Mini also has a variety of options when it comes to colors. One of the available colors is an oasis in this model. K-Mini Oasis is a treat if you like cool and light-tone colors. K-Mini Oasis is a very handy machine that allows you to make coffee without effort.

If a Keurig K-Mini Plus Is Not Working, How to Fix It?

If K-Mini Plus is not working, it can be due to several reasons. Check the water reservoir; if it is not attached properly, the brewer will not brew. Another method to fix this problem is to descale the machine and clean the needles. The machine can stop working if it needs descaling and cleaning.

Compare Keurig K-Mini Plus with other Keurig Coffee Makers

Product

Image

Temperature Control

yes

no

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

Strength Control

yes

no

yes

yes

yes

no

no

yes

no

yes

yes

yes

Carafe Type / Heating Plate

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no


Glass Carafe &

Heating Plate

no


Glass Carafe &

Heating Plate

Single Serve Coffee

4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz. cup


Add Fresh Water

each time

6 - 10 oz.


4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 oz.

6, 8, 10, 12 oz

6, 8, 10, 12 oz

8, 10, 12 oz

6, 8 & 10 oz.

Add Fresh Water

each time

6 - 10 oz.

6, 8, 10 & 12 oz.

6, 8, 10 & 12 oz.

6, 8, 10 & 12 oz.

6, 8, 10 & 12 oz.

Iced Setting

yes

no

yes

no

no

no

no

no

yes

no

no

no

Drip Coffee

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no


6, 8, 10, 12 Cups

no


6, 8, 10, 12 Cups

Lattes & Cappucinos

no

no

no

no

2 oz shot

Latte & Capp

no

no

no

no

no

2 oz shot

Latte & Capp

no


Auto On

no

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

yes

yes

no

no

no

Fits Travel Mug

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Colors

Silver

Black, Studio Gray, Oasis

Brushed Silver, Brushed Slate, Brushed Gold

Black, Vintage Red, Matte White, Matte Navy, Oasis, Sandstone

Nickel

Matte Black

Black, Rhubarb

Black, Cardinal Red, Evening Teal, Studio Gray

Black, Gray

Black

Charcoal

Black

Froths Milk

no

no

no

no

Hot & Cold Froth

no

no

no

no

no

Hot & Cold Froth

no

Multi-Position Water Reservoir

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

yes

Water Reservoir Capacity

78 oz.

removable

Add fresh water each time

78 oz.

removable

52 oz

removable

60 oz

removable

Add fresh water each time

48 oz

removable

Add fresh water each time

66 oz.

removable

dual position

60 oz

removable

60 oz

removable

60 oz

removable

Energy Saver Auto Off

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

yes

yes

yes

High Altitude Setting

yes

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

Display Screen

Button Controls

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

Button Controls

yes

no

yes

Box Includes

no

no

no

no

Dishwasher-safe

Milk Frother Cup

no

no

Pod Storage

no

12-cup Glass Carafe

Dishwasher-safe

Milk Frother Cup

12-cup Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe

Gold Tone Mesh Filter

Water Filter Starter Kit

Digital Clock

no

no

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

yes

no

yes

MultiStream Technology

yes

no

no

no

no

yes

no

no

yes

no

no

no

Product Dimensions

12.2” H x 8.3” W x 13.3” D

12.1” H x 4.5” W x 11.3” D

13.1” H x 9.9” W x 12.7” D

12.5" H x 9.2" W x 11.6" D

12.5” H X 15.3” W X 11.7” D

12.14” H x 4.76” W x 15.2” D

13.0" H x 9.8" W x 13.3" D

12.1” H x 4.5” W x 11.3” D

12.15” H x 7.85” W x 12.02” L (water reservoir on side), 12.15” H x 6.36” W x 15.11” L (water reservoir on rear)

12.92” H x 10.94” W x12.76” D

12.5” H X 15.3” W X 11.7” D

14.19” H x 8.2” W x 11.7” D

Price

Is the Keurig K-Mini Plus for You?

K-Mini Plus is the simple and budget-friendly model of Keurig. With a limited budget, you can have the luxury of having the best coffee at home. K-Mini Plus is a slim machine that takes little space to fit anywhere. K-Mini Plus is an option if you run out of space in your kitchen or office. This machine has a strength button that allows you to make strong coffee. The removable water reservoir makes it very easy to refill the reservoir. K-Mini Plus has a power cord storage located at the back of the machine.

Keurig K-Mini and Keurig K-Mini Plus are almost in the same category as Keurig’s models. K-Mini Plus is a little more updated than K-Mini. K-Mini doesn’t have a strength button; you can only have regular coffee, the same taste every time. In comparison, K-Mini Plus allows you to have strong coffee.  

K-Mini and K-Mini Plus are very basic models of Keurig. Keurigs have a wide range of updated models, such as K-Café, _ K-Supreme Plus, and K-Elite.

Important FAQs

Does the Keurig K-Mini Plus have a filter?

No, the Keurig K-Mini Plus doesn’t have a filter. Keurigs gives the option to install water filters in those models that have large water reservoirs. The water reservoir in K-Mini Plus is very small, and there is not enough space to install filters.

What’s the difference between Keurig K-Mini and K-Mini Plus?

Keurig K-Mini and Keurig K-Mini Plus are in the same class as Keurig’s single-serve coffee makers. Both the machines have the same size and weight, but the difference lies in some features. K-Mini comes with a non-removable water reservoir, and K-Mini Plus has a removable water reservoir. With K-Mini Plus, you can make strong coffee. K-Mini has power cord storage, but K-Mini plus has cord storage and a K-Cup storage unit.

Can you use reusable pods in Keurig Mini Plus?

You can use universal reusable My K-Cup coffee filters in the Keurig K-Mini Plus single-serve coffee maker. This machine is compatible with My K-Cup and all regular-size K-Cup pods.

Does the Keurig K-Mini Plus take pods?

Yes, Keurig K-Mini Plus is compatible with all regular-size K-Cup pods. You can also use a universal reusable My K-Cup coffee filter in K-Mini Plus. If you don’t want to use branded K-Cups, you can brew your coffee grounds using My K-Cup pods.

Does the Keurig Mini Plus need a filter?

Keurig K-Mini Plus doesn’t come with a filter, and it doesn’t need a filter. The water reservoir in K-Mini Plus has very little capacity to have filters. To avoid the bad taste, you can add filtered water into the reservoir.

How do I use my Keurig Mini Plus?

Keurig K-Mini is simple as it is a very straightforward machine with no extra programming features. Power on the machine, fill the water reservoir, and place a mug on the drip tray. Lift the handle, place a K-Cup pod and lower the handle. Press the strength button for strong coffee, don’t do it if you want regular coffee. Now hit the brew button, and you will have a hot coffee in a couple of minutes.

How do I reset my Keurig Mini Plus?

To reset Keurig K-Mini Plus:

  1. Turn off your machine by pressing the power button and fill the water reservoir.
  2. Place a mug on the drip tray; now press and hold the brew button until all the water has been dispensed.
  3. Discard the water into the sink and restart the machine by pressing the power button. 

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