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Keurig K350 vs. Keurig K450

March 2, 2015
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Keurig coffee makers are appealing because of their sleek design, customizable features and ability to brew either a single cup or a carafe. With so many Keurig models on the market, it can be hard to tell them apart.

We put the Keurig 2.0 K350 head-to-head with the Keurig 2.0 K450 to help you determine if the more advanced model is worth the splurge. Check out our comparison of their features.

Keurig K350

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  • Price: $149.99
  • Model: Keurig 2.0 K350 Brewing System
  • Serving Size: K-Cup pack (4, 6, 8 or 10-ounce) or K-Carafe pack (2 to 3; 3 to 4; or 4 to 5 cups)
  • Brews: Coffee, hot cocoa, chai, mochas
  • Display: Grayscale 2.4-inch touch display
  • Color: Black
  • Features: 60-ounce illuminated water reservoir, 2.4-inch interactive black and white touch display, strength control setting
  • Accessories: Six K-Cup packs, four K-Carafe packs

NerdWallet takes you shopping: The K350 model allows you to control the strength of your coffee and program the machine to brew either a cup or a carafe. Its touch display makes the appliance user-friendly.

When brewing, users can choose from over 400 different compatible K-Cup pack varieties from over 60 brands. To get you started, this model comes with six K-Cup packs and four K-Carafe packs. At $149.99, this version is $20 less than the K450, which starts at $169.99.

Good fit for: Coffee drinkers who are new to Keurig

Keurig K450

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  • Price: $169.99
  • Model: Keurig 2.0 K450 Brewing System
  • Serving Size: K-Cup pack (4, 6, 8 or 10-ounce) or K-Carafe pack (2 to 3; 3 to 4; or 4 to 5 cups)
  • Brews: Coffee, hot cocoa, chai, mochas
  • Display: Color 2.4-inch touch display
  • Color: Black, vintage red, white, marsala (limited edition color costs $179.99)
  • Features: 70-ounce illuminated water reservoir with flip top lid, 2.4-inch interactive color touch display, strength control setting, programmable clock
  • Accessories: Six K-Cup packs, four K-Carafe packs

NerdWallet takes you shopping: Despite an almost indistinguishable appearance, this mid-range Keurig 2.0 model is actually quite different than the K350.

The K450 has more advanced features: a 70-ounce water reservoir (compared to a 60-ounce), a color touch display (compared to a grayscale display), and a wider variety of colors to fit in any kitchen (compared to one color). Unlike its counterpart, the K450 also includes a programmable clock, customizable user interface wallpaper, auto on and off and carafe auto brew function.

Good fit for: Coffee connoisseurs who want to customize their drinks

So is the K450 worth the extra money? That’s up to you, of course, depending on what you’re looking for in a coffee maker. As you choose between these and other coffee makers, don’t forget to take a look at our Coffee Maker Buying Guide. It’ll help you narrow down the features you should be looking for.

Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer covering personal finance for NerdWallet. Follow her on Twitter @CourtneyNerd and on Google+.


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