Keurig K45 single serve coffee maker.
The beautiful thing about Keurig coffee brewers is the freedom they allow you. They might not be “necessary”, but they sure are convenient.
You can choose your serving size, flavor, and you can have a freshly brewed cup of Joe when you are ready for it. You don’t have to wait more than a minute for your coffee to be ready to drink. No longer will you have to drink that old bitter coffee that’s been warming all day. Rest assured, you get this kind of performance with either machine.
Appearance and Size
At first glance, these are very similar machines. But a closer look reveals some of the differences in these models. One of the obvious differences is the availability of different colors for the k45. You can choose from the following colors; black, blue, white, and rhubarb (similar to fuchsia).
On the other hand, the k145 is only available in black. But it is still stylish with its silver trim. These color options make perfect sense however. The k45 is made for home use while the k145 is made for office settings.
They are roughly the same size with the k145 being a little more robust. According to its shipping weight (listed on Amazon), it weighs about two pounds more than the k45.
Like I stated earlier, you are going to have the same performance with either machine. You can brew 6, 8, or 10 ounce cups of coffee at a moment’s notice. Both machines will brew your favorite hot drink in a minute. You will use the same k-cups with either machine that you choose.
Both models are very straight forward. You simply insert a k-cup or single serve coffee pod, press a button and drink. You don’t have to worry about cleaning a coffee pot. You don’t have to worry about spills as both models have a drip tray that is removable. The indicator lights will tell you when it’s time to descale. All you would have to do is keep water in the reservoir.
The k145 does have a drain button that releases all of the water from the machine which can come in handy when it needs maintenance.
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Keurig K145 single serve coffee maker.
The control panels are made a little differently from one another but not by much. For example, on both you can select your cup size. With the k45, you push a button. While, you will need to turn a dial to select a different size on the k145. As the k145 is designed for office use, I would think that the dial would be more durable than the buttons.
The k45 received some complaints about the pump. Some claimed that the pump stopped working after a while. On the other hand the k145 has a heavier-duty pump which is made to handle more use. Some have said that the k145 is louder than the k45, but users whom have tried both machines minimize the difference in noise.
You will have to choose between a louder although more durable pump versus the quieter yet weaker pump. Personally, I’d choose the louder one, I trust that it’s not as loud as some customers make out. Furthermore, that noise level doesn’t last very long.
The warranties for both Keurig brewers is the same; one year.
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