Keurig K50 vs. K200: A Conclusive Comparison

You can't keep Keurig away from talk whenever there's discussion over coffee makers. After all, Keurig is a top leading coffee maker manufacturer which is very popular across the globe.

There are about 50 different coffee maker models available in the market by Keurig. But in this article, we'll be not bothering about those 50 models as our clear attention will be towards two of its very popular models: K50 and K200.

Both the devices are single serve coffee makers and are capable of making coffee and non-coffee beverages right at your kitchen counter.

Name

Keurig K50

Keurig K200

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Dimensions

13 x 9.8 x 13.3 in

9 x 15 x 13.7 in

Pod Compatibility

K-cup

K-cup, K-mug, K-carafe

Brew Sizes

6,8,10 oz.

4,6,8,10,22,26,30 oz.

Weight

7.6lbs

7.5lbs

Controls

Buttons

Black and White Touchscreen

Water Capacity

Removable 48 oz.

Removable 40 oz.

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Both the models Keurig K50 and K200 are best on their own, but few features make one product slightly better than other.

And that's something we'll be investigating right here in this article. We'll begin our discussion by knowing about both the products separately.

 Also, we will be mentioning the pros and cons of both the models such that you'll know more details about them. Later on, we'll be looking at various categories and then find out the better product. So if you are also interested in buying one out of these two's, then stay connected with us.

Know About Keurig K50


Keurig K50 belongs to the original line series of Keurig brewing machines. The very important and best thing about this model is its reservoir tank, which comes with a 48 oz large capacity. Looking into specifications, this coffee machine weighs 7.6 pounds and comes with the compact dimensions of 13 x 9.8 x 13.3 inches.

One thing which we would like to clear is, this k50 belongs to the original range of coffee machines (not the 2.0 range). Due to this, it is capable of brewing a single cup of coffee at one time. In other words, you cannot brew mugs or carafes of coffee with this model.

Keurig k50 is available in three different sizes, i.e., 6 oz, 8 oz, and 10 oz. You'll have to operate this machine with the help of buttons (as there's no digital touchscreen control panel). This model features an Automatic Shut Off feature which is very helpful and saves energy for you. Overall, this model can turn to be a good choice for you.

Pros

Cons

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    It is compactly designed and is also a lightweight coffee brewer.
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    The looks are good and stylish which will lift the view of your kitchen.
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    It includes useful features like automatic shut-off, water refill reminder, etc.
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    It brews coffee in three different sizes.
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    The buttons over the control panel are clear and easy to use.
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    It is not capable of making mugs or carafe of coffee.
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    It do lack some features as compared with other models.
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    You doesn't get the option for brew strength control.

Know About Keurig K200


Keurig K200 uses the 2.0 line (second generation) which is the latest innovation by the brand. Users will get some extra features and options what than what we've seen for the above coffee brewer. Talking about specifications, this unit weighs 7.5 pounds and measures to be of 9 x 15 x 13.7 inches.

 This Keurig K200 has a comparatively smaller reservoir tank, which has a capacity of 40 oz. The best advantage of 2.0 line coffee makers is they are compatible with K-Mug and K-Carafe pods.

 This means your device can brew ten different sizes of a cup of about 4 oz. - 30 oz. The carafe is not included with the unit but you can purchase it separately from markets.

 Being a 2.0 coffee brewer, this unit comes with high-altitude brewing mode and strength control feature. Also, this device has a touchscreen control panel which is easy to use and operate. Overall, it's a superior machine that has some additional features than k50.

Pros

Cons

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    This device is compatible with K-Mugs and K-Carafe.
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    It is capable of brewing ten different sizes of drinks which is a great thing.
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    With this unit, users can also control brew strength accordingly.
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    The looks of this machine are quite stylish and modern.
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    Black and white intuitive touchscreen panel is easy to use.
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    For many people, 40 oz. water reservoir tank might not be sufficient.
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    It lacks some features as compared with other advanced models.
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    It doesn't have any clock or timer for automatic turn off feature.

Comparison: How They Differ?

1.)Capacity

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This is a very important segment whichever interested buyer should keep in mind while choosing between k50 and k200. As both, the models face a huge difference when it comes over capacity. 

Talking about k50, it is built with a 48 oz. Large water reservoir tank, whereas k200 comes with a 40 oz. Water reservoir tank. So more capacity means more cups of coffee.


Winner- It was a clear-cut competition between both the models, where k50(with 48 oz tank) wins the battle.



2.) Control Panel

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This is another important category which decides how much is your device easy to use. Control panel is that section of any appliance from where a user controls and manages the unit. Keurig k50 has buttons over its body which can be pressed easily for controlling your device. Whereas, Keurig k200 has a black and white touchscreen control panel that shows all the settings and programs.

Winner- It's a tie. Both the models are easy to operate. It is upon your personal preference that which control panel you like the most.


3.) Pod Compatibility


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This is the section where we'll see that which of the model is compatible with K-Cups and K-Carafe. Keurig K50 allows you to brew in three different sizes, i.e., 6, 8, and 10 ounces. But this model is only limited to K-Cups.

 While talking about k200, this model gives you more brew options and cup sizes. This device allows you to brew coffee from 4 oz. to 30 oz. Moreover, it is compatible with K-Cups as well as with K-Carafe.


Winner- Since Keurig K200 offers more settings and options, we'll declare this model a winner.


4.) Additional Settings and Features

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Till now, you might have understood that Keurig k200 offers you more settings and features that allow you to customize the coffee as per your mood. Keurig k50 includes an automatic turn off feature which means the unit will be automatically switched off, once the coffee is brewed.

 Whereas, Keurig k200 lags this automatic timer feature. But K200 has some other important features that include language change, brew strength control, receiving alerts, etc.


Winner- Off course, Keurig k200 belongs to the latest 2.0 line innovation, so it iss winner at this category.

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 02:11 pm

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