Mocha, Platinum or Black which is your favorite color? This coffee machine is just gorgeous. The Platinum K545 Brewing System is Keurig’s best single-cup coffee maker for your home or small office for 2016. This premium model brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage at the touch of a button. And offers discerning coffee drinkers the most extensive range of five cup size options for brewing. It provides the full spectrum of features including Auto On/Off, Digital Clock, Adjustable Temperature Control and the “Set Your Favorite Cup Size” (4 oz., six oz., eight oz., 10 oz. and 12 oz. option). 72 oz. Removable water reservoir holds up to ten cups before refilling, and the removable drip tray allows for easy cleaning and the use of travel mugs. The sleek, award-winning design is a unique footprint among Keurig’s line of home brewing systems and includes both a blue lit water reservoir and blue lit LCD. At initial set up, once the machine is filled with water, it will take approximately 4-minutes for the water will be heated. During the heating period, the red light next to HEATING on the LED Control Center will become illuminated. Once the water is heated, the red light will turn off, and the Small Mug Button will flash. Press the Small Mug Button to start a cleansing brew. Pour the hot water into the sink. The Brewer may take 15 seconds to reheat water between brews during which time the red light next to HEATING on the LED Control Center may be illuminated. When the water has heated, the red light will turn off. The one-time set-up process is now complete, and you are ready to brew.
Unboxing the Keurig K545 Coffee Maker System (K-Cup):
Item was purchased from Amazon directly; Arrived triple boxed and in perfect condition. I was presently surprised to find a little note from Keurig stating I was among the first to receive the new Keurig Platinum 2.0 K545 plus this seems to be a silent upgrade as the UPC, and printed box specs are for the current model B-70.
The unit was packaged securely with an instructional/promotional packet above the top piece of styrofoam that was 1/2 of a steady shell that surrounds the fully assembled unit. The packet contained a “Buy two get two free offer” for K-Cup packs if purchased from Keurig directly, the owners manual, and the surprise note mentioned above along with specials directions on how to install the included water filter.
Setup was straightforward, and took less than eight minutes complete; This includes the brewing of the first cup. I found the most challenging part of the process was installing the water filter into the unit, as it must be lowered into the unit’s tank, and seated on an inlet hole towards the rear of the tank. I would say most people would not have an issue with this, however, and entirely blame my big hands for the difficulty I encountered.
The unit was ready for its first brew about 2 minutes after turning it on. Prep is simple and consists of raising the front lever, dropping a K-cup into the hole, closing the lid, and hitting brew. Not much more to say about the possess, it just works. The one thing that did stand
out is how entirely this unit is from start to finish. It is not much louder that the Bunn pours over machine it replaced!
This unit looks great with the blue LED lit tank and matching buttons. The larger 75oz tank slightly reduces the drip try area as it extends past the base as a result of the larger size. This
in no way hinders the use of the unit. The directions for the water filter say each filter pod should be changed every 60 tank fills or every two months; which seems more than reasonable as a three-pod replacement pack is about $11.
Brews coffee as well as any of Keurig units I have tried, and water temp is accurate to within 1 degree of its set point measured at the very top of the stream coming out of the unit. This brewer is my top pick.
- Fully Programmable
- Choice of 5 cup sizes (4 oz., six oz., eight oz., 10 oz. and 12 oz.)
- Removable 60 oz. the water reservoir, Rinse Cycle, Hot Water Dispense
- Quiet Brew Technology®
- Energy Savings Mode – Auto On/Off
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Here are a few customers from Amazon and their reviews
|• UL Listed: Household use only|
|• Power: 1,500 Watts|
|• Voltage: 120VAC / 60Hz|
|• Weight: 12 lbs. empty|
|• Dimensions: 13.0″H x 10.3″W x 13.8″D|
|• Single Cup Brewer Model Series:|