Keurig K475 vs K575 – Whats the Difference and Which is Better?

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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

Keurig K475

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  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
   

Comparing the Key Features of k475 and k575 Coffee Makers

k575

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:

Features

Keurig K475

Keurig K575

Weight  13.7 lbs.  13.7
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   $169.99 

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.
Keurig K475 Coffee Maker
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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.

Keurig K575 Coffee Maker
$315.00
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10/22/2021 12:05 am GMT

14 thoughts on “Keurig K475 vs K575 – Whats the Difference and Which is Better?”

    1. Susi, you don’t have to use K-cups. You can use some of the refillable alternatives. Just make sure they are compatible with the model you end up choosing (most are, but occasionally one isn’t).

  1. I have the classic and am looking to up grade to the 475 or 575. Will I be able to use my regular k cups with the new brewer?

  2. i reallly enjoyed your review of both keurigs. I’m not really a strong coffee drinker, but do like flavored coffee and hot cocoa. I’ve never had a coffee maker, but have decided on the K 575, as I do like all the bells and whistles. My question is, I’ve read a lot of comments about how the Keurig doesn’t last long, and was wondering what your feeling might be. As far as the pods are concerned, I feel if your’re going to buy something that needs pods you shouldn’t complain. Like buying a truck that takes a lot of gas, you know that when you go to buy it, so why complain . Anyway thanks for the review, of both keurigs. It was by far the best comparison of any that I’ve seen. Can you buy the pods at the grocery store, or do you need to order them online? also, as I’m new to the coffee world, how would I know if it’s for 575? Thanks again

  3. Thanks for such a great comparison,,I will go with the 475
    Since I will be buying 2 different models, for two different homes.. this 1470 watts seem higher than I wish for the 2nd model for various reasons… do you know which model (other than these 2) draws the least power? thanks so much

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