When Keurig came out with the Keurig K425, many people were excited about its features. While it is an excellent coffee maker, the Keurig K525 offers some new features that are great for anyone who wants to make a lot of coffee in one go. The Keurig K525 also has some other features that aren’t available on the Keurig K425 like a carafe and water reservoir. When you’re looking at these two models, it’s important to weigh your needs against what each model offers so you can decide which one works best for you!

Design

  • The Keurig K425 offers a more compact design than the Keurig K525. It’s perfect for people who want to make one or two cups at once.
  • While the water reservoir can hold up to 60 ounces with the Keurig K525, it only holds 40 ounces on the Keurig 425.
  • There are two pod sizes available with this model (medium and large) as well as six different colors so there should be options available for everyone regardless of their needs or preferences when it comes to features like color and size choices.
  • Some users report having difficulties with hot drinks not being made hot enough and others say the machine is too slow.

Price

  1. The Keurig K525 is a more expensive model than the K425 and so it may not be an option for those on a tight budget but if you’re looking for something that offers numerous features then it’s worth considering.
  2. Keurig K425 $150-200 and Keurig 525 $160-$260, depending on where you purchase the machine and how much you buy in one time period (prices are a little higher because it includes water filters)
  3. The price of both models will depend largely on which retailer you choose to buy from–or if there are any sales going on at different times during the year that might be worth looking into.
  4. It’s also important to consider what other features or add-ons come with either model as well since items like water filters might not be necessary if you already have a water filter in your home.
  5. The Keurig K425 is an excellent choice for those who need to be budget-conscious or want something that’s easy to clean. This model also has a less complex design which might make it easier for some people to use without instructions.

Capacity

The Keurig K425 has an average capacity of 48 oz which might be a little small for some people but it’s also less expensive than most other models at around $120. The design includes only one button on the front panel to dispense water, making it easier to use without instructions or looking up how to complete each step in order to brew your favorite drink.

It takes about three minutes from start time until coffee is ready so if you want something fast this isn’t always a good choice because there are faster options available that take just over two minutes instead. One downside with this model is that some users report having difficulties with hot drinks not being made hot enough while others don’t share this complaint.

Brewing Speed

  • The Keurig K425 brews at a much slower rate than the 525 and you can only enjoy one cup when brewing because it doesn’t have an auto-off feature like its more expensive counterparts do; this means that there’s no way to know how much time has elapsed between cups so if you’re in a hurry then these two features may not appeal to you.
  • The 425 also takes about four minutes longer before your drink will be ready due to the lack of fast heating system found on higher-end models like 525 where the water heats up almost instantaneously.
  • Lastly, while both models offer customers different size choices including small (for people who drink no more than a cup or two), medium, and large (for those looking for an entire pot of coffee) the 425 only has one water reservoir while 525 can hold three.

Keurig K425 vs. K525: Which One Should You Buy?

  1. It will be up to you, our dear reader, to decide which model is best suited for your needs but this quick review should provide some insight into whether or not these features are worth the higher price tag that comes with them.
  2. If convenience and consistency in brewing time are important then we recommend going with a Starbucks Verismo machine instead since it’s cheaper upfront yet offers all of the same features as well as espresso drinks like lattes, mochas, and more.
  3. If you need a little more control over how your coffee tastes, want to brew anywhere, and don’t mind the extra upfront cost then we recommend going with one of these two models instead.
  4. They have their own pros and cons but both are valid options for those who need the functionality they provide. The 425 is better suited to someone who doesn’t drink much coffee (one cup at a time) while 525 can hold three cups worth (six ounces).
  5. For this reason, it might make sense for the former customer to go with 525 since it saves them from having to refill every day or so but in reality, anything that’s less than six ounces is probably not worth it.

We recommend the Keurig K425 for those who want to brew anywhere and don’t mind paying a little more upfront. For those looking for the best bang for their buck, we recommend the Keurig K525.

Author

I'm Carl. I am a coffee lover, and I write articles about coffee for my blog, The Coffee Net. One of the best things in life is watching someone enjoy their first cup of coffee and seeing them light up with joy!

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