The Keurig K575 is the top of the line model in the Keurig 2.0 Brewers family. It is the largest in size and brews the most cup sizes, that in addition to a lot more features we’ll look at in this post.

What Is a Keurig 2.0 Brewer?

Keurig 2.0 is a type of Keurig coffee maker that brews all your favorite K-Cup, but offers you an additional feature of brewing a carafe as well. A Keurig 2.0 has a reader that automatically recognizes the coffee pod you insert and adjusts the machine for you to the optimal settings, but you still have the option to customize, of course.

Features of the Keurig 2.0 K575:

  • Brew a variety of cup sizes and carafe, up to 30 oz.
  • Cup sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10,12 oz. Mug sizes: 12, 14, 16, 18 oz, Carafe sizes: 22, 24 and 30 oz.
  • XL 2.8” color touchscreen display for easy customizing and programmability
  • Ability to save your favorite settings.
  • 80 oz water reservoir.
  • Hot Water on demand.
  • Adjust the strength and temperature of your drink.
  • Compatible with Keurig 2.0 reusable pod which allows you to brew your own coffee ground.

Keurig K575 vs. K500 vs. K550 vs. K545 PLUS, What’s The Difference?

When shopping for the Keurig K575, you’ll probably come across a variation of the model name that will confuse you. Is there an actual difference between these models?

For the most part, no, there’s no much difference in the machine itself, although there are a few notes worth mentioning:

  • The K500 was the first of all these models to be released. It features the main features of brewing but lacks the 12 oz cup size and doesn’t have temperature control. It also lacks the water filtration kit that comes with later models and NO hot water on demand.
  • The K550 comes next, still the same as the K500, but this one included a carafe and a set of K-Cups and K-Carafe pod samplers. It also included a water filters set. But still no hot water on demand and no temperature control.
  • The K545 PLUS is next in line, it includes the reusable K-Cup 2.0 with it so you don’t have to purchase it separately. It has the hot water on demand feature and the 12 oz cup size. But it does NOT have water filter kit and does not come with a carafe.
  • Last but not least is the K575, at this point the the Keurig 2.0 has been updated to have the temperature control, all sizes including 12 oz for cup sizes, up to 18 oz travel mug size and up to 30 oz carafe size. It includes a pack of pod sampler, the water filter starter kit but no carafe and no reusable K-Cup pod.

It seems like Keurig won’t be including a carafe with its 2.0 brewers from now on, but you can purchase either a regular or thermal carafe as a separate purchase.

What Pods Are Compatible with Keurig 2.0 K575?

You can use any K-Cup, K-Mug, K-Carafe and Vue pods that are labeled as Keurig 2.0 compatible. There are over 500 varieties available from 75+ brands, so you’ll have plenty to choose from!

NOTE: If you want to use Vue pods with your Keurig 2.0, DOUBLE check that the package says it can be used with a Keurig 2.0 brewer.

Keurig K575 Comparisons:

Keurig K575 vs. K-Elite:

The K-Elite is a new addition to Keurig’s line of coffee makers. It’s NOT a Keurig 2.0 brewer, but it has features are just as good.

  • It has five cup options: 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz.
  • It has Strong brew, Iced, high altitude settings.
  • It also has temperature control.
  • Programmable clock for auto on/off.
  • Hot water on demand.

How Is It Different Than K575?

  • Keurig K575 is a Keurig 2.0 brewer, so it has more cup and carafe options. K-Elite has cup options only.
  • K-Elite is a classic brewer, meaning it is compatible with all K-cup pods included branded cups, generic cups and refillable cups. With K575, you can either buy branded K-Cup pods or a Keurig refillable cup.
  • Controls wise, K575 has a colored touch screen. The K-Elite has simpler button controls, with a dedicated button for each cup size and a small screen for clock settings.
  • The K575 has a larger water 80 oz reservoir (naturally, since it can brew a carafe) The K-Elite has 75 oz water reservoir, which is considered quite generous for its class.

Click here to learn more about Keurig K-Elite.

Keurig K575 vs. K475, What’s The Difference?

The K475 is the smaller version of the K575…

  • It has a smaller 2.4” screen, but its still colored and touchscreen.
  • It has a smaller 70 oz water reservoir.
  • It includes a pack of 6 pods to sample and it includes the water filter kit.
  • It does NOT include a carafe or reusable K-Cup filter, same as the K575.

Features Wise:

  • The largest K-Cup size it can brew is 16 oz ( vs. 18 oz on the K575)
  • It doesn’t have the hot water on demand feature.

Keurig K575 vs. K55, What’s The Difference?

The K55 is not a Keurig 2.0 brewer, so while it brews K-Cup pods for single cup servings, it doesn’t brew larger cups or carafes.

Let’s look at the features of the Keurig K55:

  • It brews 3 cup sizes: 6, 8 and 10 oz.
  • has a 48 oz water reservoir.
  • It has no display or customization settings.
  • Control panel features buttons for each cup size and light indicators.
  • Removable drip tray allows you to fit a travel mug.
  • Compatible with My K-Cup reusable filter. (sold separately)
  • It includes a 4-pack variety pod, two water filters and a water filter handler.

The K55 is quite simple brewer in comparison to the K575. It is a perfect solution for anyone who wants to brew a single cup at a time (max of 10 oz) with no customization to strength or temperature.

Read our Keurig K55 Comparisons here.

Pod Compatibility:

The K55 is compatible with the older version of K-Cups. However, you can’t fit a K-Mug or K-Carafe pod in it, since those are especially made for Keurig 2.0 brewers.

Which of These Is the Right One For You?

By now, you’ve probably realized that the Keurig K575 definitely offers the most in features. If you can about the strength and temperature of your coffee, the K575 and K454 would be a great choice. How do you choose between those two? Here are the questions to ask:

  • What’s the largest cup size you’d like to brew? 16 oz is the max on the K454 and 18 oz is the largest cup on the K575.
  • There’s only 10 oz difference in the water reservoir sizes: the K575 has 80 oz capacity while the K454 has 70 oz capacity. Decide if that would make a difference in your daily use.
  • Do you need hot water on demand? this is a helpful feature for anyone who wants to make an instant meal, soup or brew a tea bag. Only K575 has this feature.

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