Disclaimer: This post has a review for the Keurig 2.0. I was given the opportunity to participate in this review through Influenster and was provided with a Keurig 2.0 to review. I received no other compensation for this review and all opinions are 100% my very own.
Before I get to the #Keurig #review, I wanted to show you the Monkey Bread I made to go with some of my #Keurig coffee. I got this recipe from Pillsbury and didn’t alter it in any way. Give me some time and I’ll be altering it. 🙂
I used Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle Biscuits to make it. This is some good stuff if you haven’t tried it yet. I like to compare it to Cinnamon rolls. It is basically a variation of cinnamon rolls. Monkey Bread is made to just pull apart. You cut your biscuits up in quarters and as it bakes it forms this funky shape. When it’s done, you just grab a piece and pull it off and shove it in your mouth. If you are more civilized than I….you can use a fork. But what fun is that?
Sarah gives this Monkey Bread two thumbs up! If you want to see all the cool recipes you can make with Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, check it out here. Scroll down for the Monkey Bread Recipe/Instructions.
Onto the #Keurig Review.
Let me start by saying, I already had a #Keurig coffee maker. My review is based on what they’ve improved, added or made worse. If you don’t have a #Keurig, you should try one.
My hubs came home from work a couple years ago and wanted a #Keurig. His office had the Professional #Keurig and he thought it was the coolest thing ever. That’s what he got for Christmas that year. And I loved it…so it was a win win for me. Next time I hope he comes home wanting a new Kitchen Aid or something like that. We used the #Keurig and the #K-Cups for about a year when I realized that it was more convenient, yet more costly on the coffee. I bought some “re-usable” #K-cups and some Folgers coffee and that’s how it’s been ever since. Until I received the new #Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker. After using it for the past week now, I really miss just being able to throw the #K-cup away and be done with it. Those re-usable #K-cups are a pain to clean after every use. Call me lazy…don’t care.
Here’s ours compared to the new 2.0
If you use a larger cup like I do, you’ll have to remove the bottom drip pan thingy…
But you can adjust the serving size which is pretty cool!
What #Keurig has improved or added:
-Larger Water Reservoir.
-Added the Carafe (4 Cup Servings).
-Added the touch screen that you can kinda customize.
-Added the option to auto-set the coffee. However, this only works with the carafe and not a single cup.
What #Keurig has made worse:
-Only new #Keurig #K-Cups can be used. Some of your old ones may not work in the new and “improved” #Keurig.
-You can NOT use the re-usable cups.
**This unit is getting some bad reviews for this.
I’m really digging the carafe. Although it claims to make 4 cups, the way I drink it, comes out to about 3 cups. But, you can make the carafe if you have several people drinking coffee and serve it with breakfast. Makes you kinda feel like you’re at a restaurant. If you drink that much a day, you can just make the carafe and pour from there rather than every cup waiting for it to brew.
The Carafe ALWAYS has to preheat before pouring. So, don’t expect it to be like your single cup. And if you take too long to drink your coffee, the carafe doesn’t keep it that warm. You will end up having to reheat your coffee, spending that time you saved from making the single cups.
It also knows if you don’t have the proper cup size inserted. Check me out in the handle taking the picture 😉
How does it know? Check out what you do to change cups.
Here is the difference in the cup sizes
All in all, I think the Carafe only serves the purpose of having for breakfast or when you have visitors over having a nice cup of coffee.
Prices run from $119 to $159 for the unit. Depends on where you buy it.
There are more pros than cons in my opinion. So, I will be passing on my old #Keurig and using this one. I think, just like when they first came out with the first #Keurig, they will have re-usable cups. That’s really my biggest issue. For now, I’m looking forward to being lazy again even if it costs me just a little extra moolah.
Have you had a chance to use the new #Keurig 2.0? I would love to hear what you think!