Keurig K55 Programmable K-Cup Coffee Maker Review

One of the appliances that I love the most is my coffee maker. We have the same model both at work and at home. Both of my daughters own the same Keurig. So I consider myself an experienced user and that is why I decided to write a Keurig K55 Programmable K-Cup Coffee Maker Review. See why this product is an Amazon's Choice selection and #1 best seller.

The Keurig K55 is a simple coffee maker that brews a single cup of coffee. You place your favorite mug on the drip tray, insert a K-Cup in its holder, press a button, and voila! You have your fresh morning coffee in 60 seconds or less.

I use the flavored pods, so the aroma of hazelnut or french vanilla permeates down the hall at my office as soon as I arrive.

Red Office Keurig K55 Coffee Maker


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  • The K55 uses pods that are compatible with other K-Cup brands. Pictured is my favorite HEB Houston blend. This feature allows you to make a variety of specialty beverages including tea, hot chocolate, and apple cider. Additionally, this is the fastest way to make iced coffee or iced tea. Just brew and pour over ice.
  • With this Keurig, you can brew 3 sizes of coffee: 6, 10 or 12 ounces. To make your coffee stronger, simply select the 6-ounce size.
  • The removable reservoir is large and can hold 48 ounces of water. On the average, you can make 5 cups of coffee without refilling. This is especially convenient at work when so many people are using the same machine. Since it is removable, filling it with water is easy.
  • The Keurig K55 is also programmable. You can select to shut it off after 2 hours of being idle. Simply press a button on the top of the machine. This is a nice safety feature as well as an energy saver.
  • This model has indicator lights to let you know exactly what to do. There are lights for when to add water or descale, as well as when to wait for brewing while it is preheating.
This machine also comes with a removable drip tray to accommodate the larger size and travel mugs. You can optionally purchase a reusable coffee filter to use different brands of your favorite ground coffee.

Product Performance

As with any product, you may get a lemon. But I have used 5 Keurigs and have had no issues.

We have had the same Keurig coffee maker at the office for the last 2 years without any problems. We use filtered water to save on maintenance (descaling) and change the filter infrequently. The red office machine is shown in the pictures.

At home, I own a black K55. This is my second Keurig. My first was a K15. I upgraded because I wanted a newer model. We do not use filtered water and have not noticed any significant scale build up.

We gave both working daughters Keurig coffee makers as Christmas gifts one year. I could tell that one daughter was not too excited about it. 3 days later she told us that it was the best gift ever!

Keurig K55 Indicator Lights


The product measures 9.8 x 13.3 x 13 inches in size and weighs 12 pounds.


  • Takes less than a minute to make fresh coffee
  • Can brew 3 sizes of coffee of varying strength
  • Compatible with other pod brands and can use reusable filter
  • Contains removable large water reservoir and drip tray
  • Has a programmable auto off switch as well as helpful indicator lights


  • Unable to brew a carafe
  • Unable to preset brew start time (no auto on)


Compared to the cost of a cup of Starbucks coffee, the price for this machine is amazing. You cannot put a price tag on convenience.

Keurig K55 Programmable K Cup Coffee Maker Rating

This is one of my favorite kitchen appliances and well worth the money. Literally, thousands of customers have rated this model 5 stars on Amazon. It is the #1 best seller in single-serve brewers. You cannot go wrong with the K55.

Keurig K55 Programmable K Cup Coffee Maker