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4.0 out of 5 stars WOW, I love the VUE...it is new, is it right for you?
The VUE is a totally different unit than current K-Cup Keurigs. I'm comparing it to the OfficePro that we use at work. The VUE is newer, sleeker, has more choices for brewing, and it's very attractive in design (if a bit larger.) It is definitely versatile. However, there are a number of differences between the VUE and the older Keurig models and these are SO SIGNIFICANT,...
Published 23 months ago by Joanna Daneman
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2.0 out of 5 stars 5/16/12 UPDATE: Keurig Vue may not function properly in higher altitude areas!
I purchased my original Vue from BB&B online and immediately had a problem with the "two streams" from the brew head (see this video posted by another purchaser: go to YouTube and search for "Keurig Vue Problem"). Each time I got the second stream of clear water in addition to the coffee stream, the coffee produced was very weak. (I should note that I have never used a...
Published 22 months ago by G. Ifland
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1,329 of 1,360 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WOW, I love the VUE...it is new, is it right for you?,
This review is from: Keurig 2700 Keurig® Vue® V700 Single serve coffee system, 1, Black/silver (Kitchen)
The VUE is a totally different unit than current K-Cup Keurigs. I'm comparing it to the OfficePro that we use at work. The VUE is newer, sleeker, has more choices for brewing, and it's very attractive in design (if a bit larger.) It is definitely versatile. However, there are a number of differences between the VUE and the older Keurig models and these are SO SIGNIFICANT, you should read up before you decide which model you want. For one thing, VUE cups are NOT K cups. That's right. This coffee maker uses a different type of single-serve unit.
Despite the new cup format issue, I will say, this is a beautifully-designed unit--very high end in appearance. The touch screen is incredibly easy to use and allows you to customize your brew more than on the standard K cup models. The temperature IS hotter, perfect for drinking. The brew is a bit better--I was able to make a "donut shop" brew at 6 oz and strong, which tastes terrific. The unit apparently pre-wets the grounds (which is why it grunts like a guy lifting 100 pound Olympic plates) and why it takes longer to brew.
1. First and FOREMOST: The VUE does not take standard K-CUPS. Oh yes, that's right. You need a totally different sized single pack to use this machine. So if you buy your own supplies for home AND office, it would be best if you have the same models at both locales. You can buy a self-fill cup, but you need to be aware, it takes a coarse grind to work correctly.
I ran test brews using Barista Cappuccino variety, a 2-part cup system that makes cappuccino with milky froth, not a clone of International Coffees instant in a single-pack as in the current K-cups. I also ran a test of "Donut Shop", "Gloria Jean's Hazelnut", Celestial Seasoning's Southern Iced Tea, and Green Mountain Nantucket Blend Iced (brewing both over ice as directed.)
2. You have to be able to buy VUE cups where you buy coffee. Our grocery store has no VUE cups. The selection, from what I can tell surfing around, is not as diverse as for K-cups.
3. The unit is billed as being capable of filling insulated tall travel mugs. BUT...I have several travel mugs, mostly tall steel insulated models. NOT ONE of them fits under the unit EVEN WITH THE BASE REMOVED (you pull the entire black and silver plastic base forward, It comes off easily) . The tallest mug I could get under the unit was a fatter mug that holds 18 oz. If you have a collection of those stainless steel mugs that are often business gifts or sold at coffee stores, yours might not fit under the Vue. So to fill your fave travel mug, you need to measure it under the Vue without the platform to see if it will fit. NOT ALL MUGS WILL FIT. MANY DO. MANY DO NOT. But you will be able to find a travel mug that does fit, so the Vue is excellent for brew-and-dash mornings.
4. The Vue claims to "brew hotter." You can set temperature to cooler or warmer. I actually find this is useful; for brewing into a cup with milk, I brew hotter. For black coffee to drink right away, I brew at a cooler temperature.
5. VUE cups may be hard to find at the moment at your stores, and they are not as inexpensive as the K-cups have become. This is a matter of sales volume. When the Vue becomes more popular, the cups will follow. Right now, I'm able to find them at Walmart and Kohls, and online. There are often sales. Some of the varieties are very popular (the Italian Roast and the Starbucks French Roast) and tend to be sold out.
6. The drain platform is great in that it pulls out to accommodate the travel mug, but you have to make sure you push your mug all the way back as far as you can, or it drips behind the mug. The mug rest, a black plastic insert that fits inside the mug platform, has a slight lip around it and if you are not paying attention, you can miss pushing the mug far enough back. To use a travel mug, assuming it will fit, the entire bottom comes off. (Just pull it off.) Most of my steel insulated mugs still didn't fit, however. 18 oz seems to be tops. If the mug is tall to make a slimmer part to fit your automobile drink holder, it may not fit, 18 or 20 oz. You have to test it out. Buying the VUE? Take your fave mug along to test out at the store.
7. It takes about twice as long to brew and it's noisier than my OfficePro model (which is similar to a B60 model.) Maybe that results in better coffee (more time to hit the grounds) but you won't be grabbing a cup and running. Takes me about 2 minutes.
8. There is some good news: one of the criticisms of the wildly popular Keurig is that it makes more landfill waste. This is true. K-cups are the least ecological of all the single-serve coffee methods, yet K-cups took over the market by storm. This is because the coffee was better (Green Mountain) and because the sealed cup is delightful to use (not messy on the hands) and seals in the fresh taste. No wonder it took the number one spot. But the K-cups apparently can not easily be made recyclable, so I am assuming that Keurig developed the VUE to make a more "green" disposable.
But to recycle the VUE cup, you need to pull out the papery insert filled with wet coffee and throw it and the foil away separately from the recyclable plastic cup. So, back to messy tasks and this is not as easy as a toss into the trash. You need two trash containers (garbage and recycle) and you have to do some peeling away --which I find a fiddly task indeed. How many people are actually going to bother to do this recycling?
9. The touch screen is beautiful, it is my favorite thing on the unit, though I find the icons very small. Still, it's easy to use and I love its looks and it says "ENJOY!" at the end of the brew cycle. Very slick. I LOVE the Touch Screen. It's easy to customize my coffee (I like extra-strong, lower volume--six oz cup.) You can set to brew over ice and to brew two-part cups with dry milk to make lattes.
10. The operation is trouble-free, though I think it is a heck of a lot noisier and slower than my OfficePro.
ISSUES and CONSIDERATIONS
1. What will happen to K-Cups? Do we have a dual "razor blade" world with two types of cups for sale on the shelves?
2. What were the designers drinking when they made too little clearance under the brewing spout to hold standard travel mugs?
3. If the new K-cups are designed to be recyclable, then must they have to have an insert for the coffee, and why then extra step is involved to recycle used cups? I presume, this is the best the designers could do....or....is it that K-cups are going off patent this year. Is the consumer going to embrace this? And will there be a self-filling VUE cup? Because many of use like those for home use.
4. This unit is billed as being deluxe, high-end, a "better" Keurig. But...is it really THAT much better, aside from recyclable cups, which I admit is good thing, despite the fiddliness of the procedure. But because this is not an inexpensive unit, and it uses new cups less widely available and with a smaller selection of coffees, is this really high-end or is it just high-price?
5. Predictable, after the Keurig took first place in the single-shot coffee world, landfills reported a deluge of the little white cups. It's well that Keurig made a "greener" cup but the way you recycle it is not simple and I fear that many people will just toss these in the trash rather than pull apart a used coffee pod, so will it really result in fewer cups in the landfill?
5. One more small issue: you may have trouble seeing tiny icons and numbers--even with reading glasses. The touch screen display displays very small print and is a tad annoying (but I am tall and wear bifocals, so you see the issue. I'm looking down from my 6 foot height onto the counter. You may not have any trouble seeing the display.)
YES, HOTTER COFFEE, BETTER COFFEE
CAN ADJUST FROM 4-18 OZ AND CHOOSE STRENGTH
TOUCH SCREEN IS SLICK AND EASY TO USE
GORGEOUS UNIT--VERY HIGH END APPEARANCE
CAN DO TRAVEL MUGS IF YOU TAKE OUT ALL THE BASE PART AND ONLY GO UP TO 18 OZ (TEST YOUR MUG)
LIGHTED RESERVOIR--See when you need to refill easily and quickly.
MORE EXPENSIVE, CUPS ARE MORE EXPENSIVE TOO
LIMITED SELECTION OF COFFEE (FOR NOW)
LIMITED AVAILABILITY CUPS, DIFFERENT CUP than STANDARD
NEED TO FIDDLE WITH VUE CUP TO RECYCLE IT
DOESN'T HOLD SOME TRAVEL MUGS -- YOURS MAY NOT FIT
*UPDATE: After a full weekend of putting this beast through its paces, I have to say, it's FAN-TASTIC. I love it. I did all kinds of brewing, comparing it to my office Keurig and it is undeniably slick, fun to use and flexible. I love the lighted reservoir that lets you know that the tank needs filling (this happens at 1/4 full) and I love the touch screen and the ability to customize volume, strength and temperature for brewing. Only the cost of the cups has me concerned, and the lack of a self-fill cup.
*UPDATE 2: When you purchase Vue Cups, BE CAREFUL. Some of the cocoa, teas, coffee-milk drinks have both sugar AND artificial sweeteners. If you avoid sucralose or other artificial sweeteners, then you have to read the entire ingredients of the Vue Cup very carefully. Some have stevia, which I don't mind as much, but I do not like a mix of sugar and non-sugar. I think it's deceptive. You may think "sugar" ok, no artificial sweetener, but it CAN be in there as well, to add more sweetness with lower volume of powder in the cup. OR to reduce the overall calorie count of a single serving to look less fattening. Be careful!
*UPDATE 3: I've now had this for over a year and I just love it. I prefer using it to my office K-cup model and this is how I drink my morning coffee. I also have found some excellent decafs and it's great for that one cup you want after dinner. I love the flexibility of the settings, ease of use and the look of the unit. Totally happy with it.
227 of 244 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Story of the Old (Keurig) Vs the New (Vue),
This review is from: Keurig 2700 Keurig® Vue® V700 Single serve coffee system, 1, Black/silver (Kitchen)
I had my trusty Keurig B60 for 5 years. Never had a problem - though I'd heard it didn't work so well for other people. I generally drink 1 cup of coffee in the morning, though during winter I might have 2-3 throughout the day. I love STRONG coffee and so, when Keurig first hit the market, there weren't many choices, though now, there are PLENTY.
Anyway, after 5 years (I used filtered tap water)of a wonderful relationship, my Keurig started to say DESCALE every few weeks. Before this happened, I would usually descale twice a year, and don't recall it ever telling me to until January of 2012. Suddenly, also, it wouldn't brew and was just really acting up. I was going to try and baby my old Keurig and squeeze every bit of life out of it but then...I had no idea the VUE even existed until someone mentioned it on a social media site. I had just received a 20% coupon from a store that sells stuff for the bed, bath and other rooms, and since it was selling for less there and I had a coupon, I decided to take the plunge even after reading the negative reviews here.
So. Glad. I. Did.
First things first: Flavor seems much better - not that the old Keurig brewed bad coffee- but this just seems...fresher? Also, as I mentioned, I love strong coffee. While there are now many K-Cups on the market that are really bold, finding flavored bold coffee was zilch. And I love flavored coffee every now and then. When I purchased the VUE it came with a sample of V-cups and there was a Gloria Jeans Hazlenut (medium roast), so I tried it and pressed the Strong button. It was perfect. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical that it could actually brew stronger, but it did!!! Then I tried a Breakfast Blend (light roast) Green Mountain travel mug, used Strong, and used the 12 oz button, and was very pleased! Now, they say for the larger sizes (12-14-18) you should but a "travel mug" coffee. I haven't tried using a regular V-cup with a higher oz cup, so I don't know if it would taste okay or not, but for me - this is such a fabulous feature (the Strong button) because now I can drink flavor coffee and it's more robust using the strong button.
I have turned up the temp to the max it will go (love a HOT cup of coffee). My first cup was not so hot - but after that initial cup, the rest of the time, it is piping hot! I say this because I don't want anyone to panic after brewing their first cup (like I did!).
I love the touchscreen. And after it's done brewing it reads "Enjoy!" - I know this is silly, but I feel like it's "talking to me" and I smile at it every time. Just a simple silly little thing, but I love simple silly little things!
I haven't tried the cocoa or the tea or the ice coffee/tea so I can't comment on that. I never used the cocoa k-cups with my old Keurig and probably won't with this.
I don't know if the Amazon Vue comes with a variety pack like the one that was included in the one I bought at the store, but I would **think** it would - the variety pack I had included one of: Green Mountain Nantucket Blend, Breakfast Blend travel mug, Tullys French Roast, Barista Prima French Roast, Cafe Escapes cocoa, Timothy's Decafe Colombian, Gloria Jeans Hazlenut, Coffee People Donut House, Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea and Southern Sweet Perfect Iced Tea.
I also love the design. I keep my Keurig on the counter in the kitchen. It sits under cabinets and anytime I wanted to add water or put in a K-cup, I would need to pull it out because it was so tall. The Vue is shorter and I don't need to pull it out at all when putting in a V-cup or filling the water. Also, to fill the reservoir, you can take off the whole top OR lift part of it (Keeping it on) and pouring in your water.
OH! Also, you can raise the platform so if you're using a small cup, it won't spatter - a vast improvement from my old Keurig.
This is the first day I've used it, so, if I have any problems or anything changes, I will update. If I don't update, I'm still really happy!!!!!!
Also note, I'm really careful with my money. Mostly all of my clothes shopping is done at a consignment store, I drive a used car, etc...that's also one of the reasons I wanted to baby the old Keurig as long as possible...however, since I am a huge Keurig fan and rarely splurge on anything else...LOL, I decided with the coupon and price at the store (was selling for the price listed on the Keurig online store)to just go for it. Well worth it, in my opinion.
131 of 145 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall a nice machine.,
This review is from: Keurig 2700 Keurig® Vue® V700 Single serve coffee system, 1, Black/silver (Kitchen)
I got the Vue about 1 week ago from BB&B for $199 (look for the 20% off coupon) and I love the machine. The noise described by some reviewers isn't an issue to me since my old coffee pot was just as loud and it is only on for at most 45 seconds when you brew. I feel like the touchscreen is easy to use and mine worked just fine the first try. The Vue cups are nice because you can get strong coffee in an 18 oz travel mug. I do wish it was 2-4 inches taller to fit some taller cups but that isn't going to make me give it 1 star; I use a 32 oz 'Bucee's Cup' and it fit fine but my tumblers are too tall.
I read some folks complaining about the temperatures being reported as 'well under advertised' which caused me to break out my Thermapen to check mine. Mine was coming out around 184-186 with the brewer running directly where it comes out. I have mine set to 190 degrees so that is pretty close; some heat will dissipate in the Vue cup as it brews so I have no reason to believe it is that far off. At 174 in the cup after it finished even that will burn the skin off of your lips so it is plenty hot for me.
I do wish someone would hurry up and release a refillable Vue cup so we can use our own grounds and cut back on the cost of buying the Vue packs but I am sure someone will get one out soon.
I didn't give it 5 stars because of 1 bug I am experiencing with the water tank. Mine will brew down to 1/4 left in the tank then stop brewing until more water is added (it prompts you on the screen). Yesterday it had 1/2 a tank left and did it again; I refilled it but it didn't detect it until I power cycled the machine. I will call Keurig to report it and see what they say about it; it might be something I did or it might just be a sensor.
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Significant Improvement,
I needed a new brewer. K-cup or V-cup? Agonizing choice. For me, there needed to be improvements that justified the increased price of the cups. They are real improvements, and more than I realized before I bought it. Here they are, in order of importance to me:
1) More coffee from one V-cup. V-cups come in 2 different sizes: regular and travel mug. There's about 50% more coffee in the travel mug size. They are about 33% taller, come in boxes with fewer (12 rather than 16) cups, and will brew 12, 14, 16, and 18 oz. This is possible because the cups sit sideways and are punctured in two places on the top, one where water and air goes in to the grounds and one where coffee drains out. The cups are asymmetrical, so there is a little funnel on one side for the coffee to drain. Cool.
Downside: will your tall 16 oz travel mug fit under the thing even with the platform pulled out? no. If it didn't fit with the K-cup machine, it won't fit with this one. Shorter, fatter ones (the ones that don't fit in the cup holders ...) will work fine. I use a 2 cup measuring cup and pour into my favorite 16 oz mug, just like before.
Flip-side: You can make the base sit even higher, so your little short cups don't have a splash. Cute.
2) Stronger coffee. There is a strong setting that results in the grounds being pre-wetted and then brewed slower. I can brew a 10 oz "dark magic" regular size cup on strong that is seriously strong, or a 12 oz regular size cup that is perfect to me. This machine pumps completely differently than the old machine. Smarter, more thoughtful brewing technology. Love it.
3) Hotter coffee. My mother has an iron-lined mouth. Wants her coffee near boiling - she'll be thrilled next time she visits. This is adjusted in settings, not in the regular brew menu.
4) Hinged lid on the front of the water tank - seriously, how long did this take? you can EASILY refill the tank without pulling the whole thing off, pulling the cover off, or pulling the unit out from under the cabinets.
5) More options. You can make a latte. These come in 2 steps, so the boxes contain 8 pair of V-cups. The frothy milk is step one and the coffee is step 2. Again you can adjust the size of either. Looks right and tastes ok (I don't really like sweet coffee and the ones I have are "vanilla latte" which are sweetened. There are separate settings for tea and iced beverages, and separate v-cups specifically made for iced beverages. I don't know what it does differently because I don't like iced coffee ...
Downside: Gonna have to wait, again, for more and more coffee options and for availability in the grocery. Target and BB&B have a nice selection, but no where near what the K-cup selection is. In reality, I end up using 2 or 3 types anyway, and the selection is good enough right now to satisfy me.
6) Recyclable cups. Not my highest priority and a little futzy to remove the cover/grounds part, but I'll do it. They will certainly come out with a "my v-cup" in the near future for those who don't mind taking the convenience and making it less convenient. It is clearly do-able. Frankly, I never caught on to this. I love my keurig because I don't have to wash anything but my coffee cup and don't have to fuss with grounds. That's just me.
7) Cool factor. Love the touch screen, though I am short and have to lean over a bit to see it well with the machine at the back of my counter.
Happy I made the leap? Yep.
60 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keurig Vue great upgrade over my B70,
First I want to start off saying I was almost disuaded in buying this item because of all the bad reviews. It seems like people are only likely to write reivews when they have a bad experience. So here I am writing a good review because I love the Keurig Vue.
First I'll start off with the good. The new keurig comes with a button to make a stronger cup of coffee. I personally can taste a difference and I do like the option for a stronger cup. The next thing that sold me was the increase in cup size options, before you had preset options, now you as the user can decided on how big you want your coffee. The cups are limited as of now which is obvious since this is a new item but I have my favorites, and they are already out for the vue, some people are probably not as lucky as I am. The touch screen is so cool, unnecessary? Yes maybe, but very nice touch to the all over aesthetic look of the machine. As for the options available on this keurig its amazing. Theres options for almost every kind of drink. I specifically like the iced coffee feature. I was very skeptical and assumed that it would just make a luke warm cup of watered down coffee but I was so shocked. It tasted great.
Now onto the bad. The noise can be a problem. It is way louder than my old B70 model, but unlike other people it wasn't exactly a deal breaker. There is also the issue of the tank asking you to add water. Mine does this when its about 1/3 full, is it annoying? Sometimes, but I have a pitcher of filtered water in my fridge at all times, so filling it up in a flash is a breeze. Another downside is the launch flavors available. I said earlier my favorites are already out, but I am sure some of your favorites might not be. The new keurig does brew at a higher temp. I have read and will agree it isn't 100 percent accurate. When i tested a cup at 192 degrees, it came up around 185.6, that was close enough for me and I didnt mind.
All in all I think this is a great buy. All the negative reviews almost disuaded me but I decided to give it a try anyway. I have had it now for over a month and I enjoy it very much. It's got a great new look, and the new design of the k-cup is so much better, in my opinion at least. Oh and for those of you green people out there, the vue cups are recyclable.
So in conclusion, I completely recommend this product. I had my old Keurig for 3 years without any problems, and so far none with my current new model. If your considering upgrading, or moving from a standard drip coffee maker to a single cup I say go for it!!!!!!
Please leave comments if you have any questions and I would be happy to answer them.
38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overall very happy,
We have now had our Vue for almost three weeks. Right off the bat the price was an issue for me but with a 20% off coupon at Bed Bath and beyond, and a gift card, I was excited to get this machine. We have had our old Kuerig for about three years and other than wishing that the water resvior was larger we really loved it. This machine has several pros: first it holds more water, it brews a better cup of coffee, brews hotter when you need it to, will brew cup size 4 oz to 18oz and has special vue cups made with extra coffee designed just for a coffee mug. I have tried the special coffee options of the Cappachino and the vanilla latte and really like both. The French brew is very smooth hardly bitter at all and the Italian is really strong and a bit bitter just like you would expect. If you choose the 8 oz water option and hit the strong button as well, I would say this coffe is very close to Starbucks. If you prefer a weaker cup you can always choose the higher water options. another thing I really like is there is no coffee grinds all over the place, my old Kuerig seemed to leave grinds all over and with this one it is exstreamly neat. No grinds but where you want them, in the recycle pod. Yep you heard right you can now recycle the pods! This was actually a big issue to me on the old one I always felt a little guilty, no more:). Also I love how the drip try ihas two heights. On my old one if I used a regular size coffee mug it was so far from the top the coffee would often splash out, that does not happen with this machine.
I have read a few reviews where they say it is loud, it is louder then my olf Kuerig, if you have an old style coffee maker that kind of sputters when it gets to the end of the water, well that is what is sounds like. It pulses the water to get you a better cup of coffee so there is the pulsing sound. I will say the first time I heard it I was surprised but after just one day the sound has just become music to my ears.
Next I have also seen a few people complain about their travel mugs not fitting. If you remove the drip tray, this take about two seconds, it will accommodate a 7" high mug, this is a standard travel size mug. If you do have a larger mug you can do what one other person suggested and but a book under the machine to lift it up, this would work very well, they even sell a special drawer you could buy at bed bath and beyond that would work as well.
I also saw a complaint about the hot coco. I think one thing to keep in mind about this machine is that it uses a powder to make the froth and the coo. If you only use 4oz of water to make the coco it is pretty good, but if you use the standard 8oz of water it is more like the hot coco you would get at a football game. Just a packet of coo mix and hot water. My kids Love it though! They now ask if the can have their coffee. I put about 4 oz of whole milk in a cup and then make the coco with 4 oz of water but to be honest they like it either way. It would be nice though if the brought out a more adult hot coco, something really over the top chocolate.
Next the froth, this seemed to be the biggest complaint. I will say this does Not make a froth like a real milk frothier does, mainly because it uses a powder creamer to make the froth, you are not using real milk. But if you really want that real milk froth Kuerig does sell a real milk frother separate so do not fear. I on the other hand am not a big milk person, I can not stand the smell of cooked milk, but I do like the froth this makes.
Now, the only down side I found was some of our company feels a little intimidated by the machine so now I have to help each one. I am hoping this will go away after a while. Our old Kuerig was so easy to use no one needed any help.
Everyone at the party loved all of the options, the lattes were especially a big hit, even with the hard core starbucks users.
Quality of the machine, the machine is very lite but seems strong, just as strong as our old Kuerig, I think it is a little shorter and it overall has a very sleek look.
Ease of use, the quick stare manual was perfect, it will recommend for you to use bottled or filtered water only, just a FYI, we get ours at walyworld for 25 cents a gallon so it has not been an issue.
The larger manul is very clear and after a quick read through butch you will be an expert!
When you registrar your Kuerig on line you get two boxes of free coffee if you buy two boxes. I can not wait for more options
Good luck s
And have fun and renenber Kuerig dues have other large machine side for offices that might fit yir needs as well
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now even more versatile because you can adapt to use K-Cups,
I've had my Keurig 2700 for a little over a year now and it continues to work flawlessly. I purchased this V-Cup model because the design change seemed to be a remedy for the flaws plaguing the original K-Cup design. The original K-Cup design pierced the cups from the bottom directly into the grounds; this allowed the needle valve on the K-Cup machines to eventually clog leading to wide spread product failure as evidenced by so many negative comments on the original K-Cup design. As an improvement, the 2700 utilizes the newer V-Cup design which besides entering the cup from the top, also isolates the beverage grounds from the needle valve by a filter within the V-Cup itself. Though this design change did improve reliability, it had one draw back, the original K-Cups would not work in the V-CUP machines. This was unfortunate because the selection of K-Cups far exceed that of the V-Cup both in brand and availability. Enter the Solofill "V2";Solofill V2GOLDCUP V2 Gold Cup V2 Gold Cup similar to the Solofill "V1", it is a reuseable filter cup that allows you to use your favorite brand of ground coffee (sans fine expresso) as well as filter pods in your V-Cup machine and now, thanks to an additional insert included in the Solofill "V2", will also work with the original K-Cups, so you can now use the original K-Cups in your Keurig V-Cup machine allowing more flavor choices and easier shopping convenience.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kuerig Vue - It Is What It Is - A Pretty Good Machine,
Seems people like slamming a product - and this one sure has taken it on the chin; however, I believe it's a pretty ngood machine. Granted, we have only used it a few times but it makes a perfect cup of hot coffee - isn't that why most people purchased it? The review right below this slammed it because the company is a money grabber - isn't that what capitalism is all about? The earlier Kuerigs couldn't make a large cup of coffee - this one does; also, we found something which I wonder if others have discovered: the pods are larger than the former pods - we made coffee this morning and actually made two cups of coffee from the same pod - my wife doesn't like strong coffee so that worked out pretty good. Some people said it was loud - we didn't think so. If we can continue to get two cups of coffee from the same pod - it will bring the cost per cup to 30 - 35 cents. We can live wit that. But even at 60-65 cents per cup the convenience makes it worth it.
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful machine,
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Admin enjoy your new keurig. It's easy to use and fast. The coffee is good and we like the brewing strength feature. What we didn't know is that the k-cups do not fit this maker. We bought a "use your own coffee" re-usable cup and it doesn't fit. No cups like this fit the Vue.
48 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Review of the Vue,
I have been using a Keurig for almost two years. I had one before I had read anything about the system or it had become popular. I had used a "pod" system prior to the Keurig and it was a total failure.
I used a Mr. Coffee Keurig system and enjoyed the coffee. Being a gadget guy I decided to take a leap and pick up a Vue. I did some side by side comparisons using the same filtered water and coffee ( Nantucket Blend).
1. The Vue is quiet! Very quiet! Some hear have claimed it is so loud that it will wake up everybody in the house. They are either lying or have a defective machine. Mine is quiet and wouldn't wake anyone even in the same room. Claims that it is too loud are absurd.
2. On the strong setting, 8oz, the coffee is clearly stronger than my previous unit. Much stronger. Not even close. Again claims that the coffee is not stronger are silly.
3. I set the temp to 197 and it is really, really hot! Subjectively a notch hotter than previous unit.
4. No refill message until it was down to about 1/4 full. This is acceptable to me.
5. Love the aesthetics. Great looking unit.
Overall I am very happy with this purchase. Look forward to the release of even more coffee selections.
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