Not all Keurigs are the same. In fact, I was pretty surprised to find that there are dozens of Keurig models. Some of the differences are minor, but some are relatively important if you are currently in the market.
In the following comparison, I’ll break down the Keurig K475 vs K575. There’s only a difference of one number in the title, but there are more meaningful functional differences that I found were worth considering for these coffee maker machines so you can have the best brewing experience
In a rush? Get the high-level advantages of both by reviewing the quick table:
|Keurig K475 Advantages||Keurig K575 Advantages|
|About $30 less expensive (check here)||80 oz water reservoir (vs 70 oz. on the 475)|
|10 different brew sizes (vs 9)|
|Instant hot water on demand (vs waiting 1 minute)|
|XL touchscreen display (2.8” vs 2.4”)|
|Platinum exterior finish|
Current Holiday Discounts:
- The Keurig 575 is currently on sale for 15% off at this listing
- While the Keurig 475 is available for 31% off at this listing. That’s a record low price on this unit. At this price, I’d definitely recommend the Keurig 475 unless the extra features are REALLY means to you…
Continue reading for my full analysis…
Comparing the Key Features of k475 and k575 Coffee Makers.
The best way to evaluate these two machines is to get the key specifications compared side by side. Below you will find the key differences (and similarities) between the K475 and K575:
|Dimensions||10.4 x 13.6 x 13.4 inches||10.43 x 13.63 x 13.45 inches|
|Power Requirements||1470 watts||1470 watts|
|Water Tank Capacity||70 oz water reservoir.||80 oz water reservoir.|
|Brew Time||1 min (Cup) / 3 min (Carafe)||1 min (Cup) / 3 min (Carafe)|
|Brew Modes||K-Cup, K-Mug, Vue-Pod, K-Carafe||K-Cup, K-Mug, Vue-Pod, K-Carafe|
|Brew Sizes||9 sizes (4 – 30 oz)||10 sizes (4 – 30 oz)|
|Display Screen||2.4″ color touch screen||2.8″ color touch screen|
|Pod Compatibility||Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup reusable coffee filter||Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup reusable coffee filter|
|Extra Features||Strength control, temperature control, high altitude setting, energy saver mode, digital clock, favorites, Carafe auto brew.||Strength control, temperature control, hot water on demand, high altitude setting, energy saver mode, digital clock, favorites, nightlight, Carafe auto brew.|
|List Price (as of this writing)||$139.99 (see here for less)||$169.99 (see here for less)|
Pros and Cons to Consider
Here are some of the key features to go with K475 over the K575:
Pros of the K475 coffee maker
- Price: This is the main significant difference between the two models. The K475 is about $30 cheaper. For this reduction in price, there are (of course) some corresponding “cons”.
Pros of the K575
- Larger Water Tank: This is a clear pro feature if you are doing lots of daily brewing and/or using the carafe feature frequently. The extra 10 oz water reservoir. might not seem like much, but it can make a difference.
- Larger Display: This is a relatively minor difference, but the K575 has a 4 inch larger display screen. Looks cool, but not a game-changer in my opinion
- Hot Water on Demand: I find this is actually quite useful if you have tea drinkers and/or need hot water on demand for another drink. This is especially good for offices or common areas. There are other cases where it might be helpful, too.
- Enhanced Nightlight: This is helpful if you brewing coffee early in the AM before work and don’t want to wake up the whole house by turning on lights. It’s not a huge advantage, but a nice little extra for your brewing experience.
Note that a carafe is NOT included for EITHER model, but you can pick one up here if you need it.
Final Recommendation – Who is Each Best For?
So what’s the final verdict? They are both very similar coffee maker machines, but there are circumstances where one might be a better option.
The K475 is Best For: Large families and/or small to mid-size offices, looking for the best value and flexibility.
The K575 is Best For: Large families looking for a top-of-the-line experience. Hot water on demand for tea drinkers.
Personally, if you don’t need the hot water on demand, The K475 coffee maker is a better value and price. It’s about $30 less than the K575 at this listing. Unless you have lots of tea drinkers around, of course. Even so, is it that hard to wait 1 minute for the brew time?
Pro Tip: If you don’t already, also consider investing in reusable K-Cup filters (can save money and other things… like the environment!). You can check out my comprehensive recommendations for the best K-Cup reusable filters here.
If you have also been looking at the K550 and K450, you can check out a similar comparison that I did.
Still, Stuck? If you aren’t too excited about EITHER of these coffee makers’ options and would like a few options, check out this article that I recently completed on the top alternatives to Keurigs.
For Office Use? We’ve recently completed a round-up of the best Keurig’s for offices as well.
Gordon is seriously addicted to coffee. He also likes to write. Match made in heaven? Yes. After years of boring casual coffee drinkers to death with bean origin stories, he took to writing publicly here at 2Caffeinated.