Keurig K200 vs K425 – What’s the Difference? (2018)

Coffee has become an important part of daily life, and many people own a coffee machine for their home.

Keurig is a popular brand, with many models and coffee types to choose from.

This article will look at two models and compare them: the Keurig K200 vs K425.

Keurig K200 vs K425 - Quick Comparison

Keurig K200

Keurig K425

Dimensions

13.7”H x 9.0”W x 15.0”D

13.2”H x 10.5”W x 13.3”D

Reservoir

40 ounce, removable

70 ounce, removable

Custom Settings

Basic Brew Toggles

Options for temperature, strength, type of drink, time of auto turn on and off

Water Filter Kit

Included

None

If size is a critical factor in your decision for which is better, this will be a tough call. They have similar dimensions to each other. The K200 measures in at 13.7”H x 9.0”W x 15.0”D, and weighs 7.5 pounds.

On the other hand, the K425 measures in at 13.2”H x 10.5”W x 13.3”D, and weighs 10 pounds. By these dimensions, the K425 is smaller in all dimensions except width, being marginally larger than the K200.

Unless width is a problem, and height and depth are not, users will likely be able to fit a K425 better in their kitchen.

Considering this is a device intended to sit on a countertop, weight shouldn’t be a concern for most people, unless they intend to carry it between work and home, or haul it around the house.

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If colors are a critical part of deciding which device to purchase, the K200 offers eleven different styles, making it likely that you will find a machine that matches the room it is being put in. The K425 has a modest three color options.

What ships with each model is marginally different, and may be something to consider for users that just want to get the machine up and running. The K200 includes a filter with its order, allowing the user to prep it and have something to keep their water pure for the brew.

The K425 utilizes a similar filter, but it is not included in the packaging of the machine. It shouldn’t be too hard to acquire this part, but is something to keep in mind when purchasing the K425.

Brew Customization

Both machines utilize K-cups, so the choice of what to put into the machine is the same in that regard, allowing a user to brew a few types of drinks, or add their own to a refillable K-cup (1).

When it comes to options for getting just the right brew, there is again divergence.

The K200 is designed to be simple, and allows a user to set only the serving size, from four ounces to ten ounces, toggle whether the brew is strong, and whether the drink is coffee or other. 

This option set makes the interface simple to use, but is severely limited in options for people that like their brews a certain way.

The K425, on the other hand, has an interface based mostly on a settings menu, and contains many options. These options include:

  • Time and Date Settings
  • Wallpaper
  • Time to turn on
  • Delay for auto turn off
  • Energy Saver mode
  • Brew settings with temperature, cup choice, serving size and brew strength
  • Altitude Adjustment
  • Water Filter Reminder
  • Factory Settings Reset

This focus on options gives a user greater control over their brew, making this a more adaptable choice than the K200;

The correct brew can be found quickly. There are also more options for brew size on this model compared to the K200.

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Convenience

The convenience of a machine falls into a few categories of time to brew, the number of servings that can be had before needing to refill the reservoir, and ability to clean and maintain the machine.

Time to brew is quite important. Most users will want to get the process started right away, and have a brew within a minute.

Waiting for the machine to be ready is time-consuming, and the K200 doesn’t have an option to reduce this time. 

A user would need to manually turn on the machine, and wait for it to get ready, before they can get their coffee, and will still need to wait for their brew to finish before being able to enjoy a drink.

The K425, conversely, can be programmed to automatically turn on at a specific time, allowing the machine to get ready as a person gets up, or with enough time to prep before you’re ready to brew (2).

Once the machine is ready to go, a drink is ready to go in under a minute.

The interface also plays a role in the speed of starting a brew. The K200 has a simple interface that allows the user to make a couple quick adjustments before pushing the brew button, or can stick with the settings shown on the display and just push the button.

The K425 allows a user to set all the settings, but to access the brew panel, the lid must first be opened to load a K-cup in. This shouldn’t hurt its ability to brew quickly since a user will likely need to load a cup in before brewing.

This can also pose to be a bit tricky for users to figure out, and so can reduce a user’s ability to get things running quickly.

The Verdict

Who wins in this battle of the Keurig K200 vs K425? Based on features, customization, and volume, the Keurig K425 offers greater bang for your buck, allowing for a more precise brew.

The auto turn on feature allows the machine to preheat while you wake up to be ready to brew by the time you get to the kitchen. A simpler user interface and needing fewer options are the only reasons to choose a K200 over a K425.

My name is Kathy Gallo, Editor of Daily Cupo, a Coffee buff. The guide you find here is designed exactly for you, and it is our hope that you find it not only interesting but also actionable.

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