Keurig K70 Review With Some 2020 Alternatives
Our original Keurig K70 review recommended it as a great machine. While that is still true, today is has a lot of competition. It is also getting hard to find the K70 new and we are not big fans of refurbished machines, especially at this price level. So we are going to look at updated alternatives as well. So why choose the K70 model over all the others?
We asked that question and got some surprising results. The K70 and Keurig K70 Platinum are both excellent. For a comprehensive look at their current products, look at our 2020 Keurig Coffee Maker Buyers Guide.
The Keurig K70 was the first model to include some key technologies and this led to a better experience, faster coffee preparation and some improvements in cleanup and maintenance. In general, it sported some important performance improvements over previous models.
Keurig Quiet-Brew Technology
The Keurig K70 model has Keurig’s Quiet-Brew feature. On paper it does have some noise benefits over other models. But our experience showed that it may be ‘quieter’ but calling it ‘quiet’ may be overstating things. In general, it is fine for normal use.
Improved Use and Cleanup
Our Keurig K70 review finds that the model continues the advantages of the pod system. They are easy to use and simple to maintain. They are great for households with a single coffee drinker or for families full of java junkies too
Keurig K70 Platinum Model
The K70 Platinum model has a larger reservoir than K70 so more brewing, less refilling and two additional brew sizes. The Platinum model offers the choice of five cup sizes. Its best feature is the 72-oz water reservoir. It is a solid machine that has some nice design features.
The Keurig K70 Platinum is a sleek, easy to use system. Its design is great and it is reasonably compact at 13″H x 10.3″W x 13.8″D. It is model # 114052. The water tank is a bit awkward to remove, compared to some other models.
You can read all about the top Keurig models in our comparison review of 8 Keurig Coffee Maker models. We wrote extensively on Nespresso vs Keurig and the CHULUX coffee maker is also an interesting, inexpensive alternative.
Pods vs Automatics
A super automatic espresso maker or bean to cup coffee maker will grind beans, froth milk and make great drinks with the touch of a button. Like a Keurig, they can make a single drink. If you are a big fan of milk-based espresso drinks like cappuccinos or lattes then hands down a pod system will make inferior drinks. If this causes you to make frequent trips to Starbucks for your latte then you are probably spending too much and an espresso maker could be a better choice for you.
And, over time, they can cost a lot less than pod systems. As we mention in our overview of Keurig coffee makers, the long-term cost of the pods is a serious issue.
Also, bean to cup and super automatic machines allow you to have more options of coffee bean brands and roasts. They also offer more customization and programmability so you can tailor your brewing and milk frothing to your preference.
Keurig is increasingly adding different types of drinks to its pod system. These include cocoa, tea, fruit drinks and ciders among other. This is an advantage of a pod system since automatic espresso makers don’t offer these options.
Is The Keurig K70 A Good Machine?
In our 2020 test the K70 scored 82/100 and the K70 Platinum scored 88/100. Both were good but did not make the list of our best Keurig Coffee Makers for 2020.
Is the Keurig K70 Quiet?
The Keurig K70 has the Keurig Quiet-Brew feature and is quieter than many older models. But our 2020 comparison showed that it does not qualify as ‘quiet.’
What is the Difference Between The Keurig K70 and K70 Platinum?
The K70 Platinum model has a larger reservoir so less refilling and offers two additional brew sizes. The Platinum model offers the choice of five cup sizes. Its best feature is the 72-oz water reservoir. The K70 Platinum is sleek and measures 13″H x 10.3″W x 13.8″D.
- Product Dimensions 13 x 13.8 x 13.3 inches
- Item Weight 2 pounds
- Shipping Weight 14.4 pounds
- ASIN B00F97ICOK
- Item model number K70 and K70 Platinum
Keurig K70 Review and Alternatives
Our Keurig K70 review found the Keurig K70 and Keurig K70 Platinum to both be solid machines.