Update: Both the Keurig K300 and the K350 models are discontinued (no longer available) and are replaced with a newer model, the Keurig K475.
The below review is no longer valid and here's our review on the top Keurig machines.
Keurig K300 and K350 are another pair of coffee makers that were released one after the other. They may seem two different for some, the very same for some other, and confusing for the rest.
What exactly are they? What do they share in common and what sets them apart?
We answered all these frequently asked questions in this article.
Scroll down to figure them all out!
Removable - 60 ounces
Removable - 60 ounces
Temperature and Strength Control
Charcoal Water Filter
Specs and Aesthetics
Clocking in at 10.4”W x 13.4”D x 13.6”H, both Keurig K300 and K350 have identical dimensions and weigh the same at 8.5 pounds.
They are not only the same from the outside, but also from the inside. No additional parts have been included in K350, and that explains the weight.
Dimensions apart, the design is the very same as well.
All Keurig units share a similar design. The Keurig logo is placed boastfully on top of the machines that take a shape unique to their brand alone. Only the dimensions and the control panels of these units help to distinguish them from one another.
Variety and Taste
Writing about variety has tempted me to pause my work and pour myself a flavored cup of Joe from the Keurig lying on my kitchen counter.
Truth be told:
The variety of coffee has long become everyone’s favorite part as it allows coffeeholics to start each day with a new flavor.
K300 and K350 are compatible with K-Cup, K-Carafe and K-Mug pods, and the package includes a carafe to start with. It can serve up to 4 people at a time and spares you the expense of having to splurge on it separately.
The taste and the entire brewing process of K300 too, is exactly the same as its supposedly upgraded version K350.
Had you sampled coffee from both units, you now know why they taste exactly the same!
Both units feature a 2.4” black and white LCD touch display as opposed to a traditional button control panel. This ensures smooth and faster operation. They also come with a digital clock that allows the brewer to be programmed to switch on and off.
So you can now ditch your morning alarm altogether and handover your brewer the task of waking you up to an aroma-filled cup of joe!
The reservoir, on the other hand, is detachable and holds up to 60 ounces of water. You can roughly brew about 8 cups of coffee before going for a refill.
Because of the handle and detachability, refilling the reservoir is easy as well.
The translucency of the tank and water-level indicator help you always keep an eye on the tank.
What Sets them Apart
Throughout this review, we came across all the highlighted areas of the brewers and noticed that there’s nary a minute, let alone a significant difference between them.
The only thing that sets them apart is a charcoal water filter.
The filter is included in the package of K350 along with every other accessory found in K300. While using unfiltered water will shorten the lifespan of the machine, the filter need not to be of charcoal.
But then again, charcoal filters have a natural filtration process and are considered to be the best by EPA.
What's the Bottom Line?
Keurig has time and again succeeded in releasing the same model, yet under two different names as K300 and K350.
This is considered to be one of Keurig’s marketing techniques that you shouldn’t confuse yourself with. However, K300 is no longer on the market, and has solely been replaced by the supposedly upgraded version K350.
This didn’t come as a surprise to us, especially since they used to brew the same coffee, regardless of the difference in price.
And they were designed and made the same way too. This means that you wouldn’t have got at least a longer lifespan, had you purchased K350 when K300 was still available.
The removal of K300 has served its purpose. If its functionality had impressed you, then go ahead with the K350.
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