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Cheap like me? Yeah, you're gonna like this too...,
This review is from: Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter (Kitchen)Being frugal (all right, cheap) by nature, I held off on buying a single-serve coffeemaker until I could find one I liked that offered a reusable filter. When Keurig came out with the B-40 Elite, a handsome, reasonably priced unit, and announced that it would be releasing its "My K-Cup" reusable filter for separate sale early in 2006, I was primed. As soon as I saw this product on Keurig's website, I was ready to buy my new coffeemaker from Amazon.com and the filter from Keurig's web site. My only wish was that Amazon.com would stock the reusable filter so buyers could purchase the coffeemaker and filter in one fell swoop, and here my wish is about to come to pass!
I have had my Keurig B-40 Elite for about a month now, and I've had great success with it. Bear in mind that if you're using the reusable filter, you must first remove the black plastic K-Cup holder from the unit's filter assembly (instructions on how to do this are included with "My K-Cup"; the black piece in the coffeemaker's filter basket doesn't act like it's supposed to come out, but it is, and it does).
Also, I've read elsewhere that some people don't like having to remove the reusable filter and clean it out after every use. However, I've found it to be a relatively simple affair: the reusable filter doesn't drip when you remove it, and takes about 30 seconds to rinse out after each use. You can use it again right away to brew successive cups.
One caveat is that the output splashes a bit when using the My K-Cup filter, so I always have a damp paper towel at the ready when I brew a cup. That having been said, I'm really happy to be using my own coffee and saving lots of money in the process. Those who are, like me, loathe to shell out 55 cents a cup for K-Cups will probably really like the new My K-Cup.
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Initial post: Jun 7, 2007 11:51:14 AM PDT
Bob Loblaw says:
I felt the need to point out that there are sites which sell K-Cups for about 45 cents per cup (not a sale, simply the every day price), and that is prior to using E-coupons to further reduce the price.
Also, when Amazon puts their K-Cups on sale, they are approx. 38 cents each.
I just don't want anyone to avoid buying the unit because of the 55 cent price quoted in your review. You can cut that price by 30 or 40% by simply bargain-hunting a little.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2007 7:37:50 AM PDT
B. Jones says:
I just bought Timothy's brand on sale here for 25cents a cup....ya gotta watch!! what a deal
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2008 7:51:23 PM PST
Mary Settles says:
I have to ask, of course, where did you make this economical purchase?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2008 5:08:15 AM PST
Linens and Things has the My K-Cup" reusable filter for $14.95.
Use one of their coupons and save.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2008 8:06:18 AM PDT
An FYI- I worked at Linens 'n Things. They take expired coupons and Bed, Bath, and Beyond coupons!
Posted on Apr 9, 2008 11:18:42 AM PDT
B. Stempien says:
You can also buy the filter at Target for $14.95. But I am thinking of heading to L-N-T so I can use my coupon.
Posted on Dec 9, 2008 2:19:44 PM PST
Sofia Eide says:
I just bought the Keurig coffee maker and love it, my problem is even through I followed the instructions I cant get the k-cup holder to come out, I push on the bottom and pull from the top, duh, I must be doing something wrong. I want to be able to do this before I buy the re-usable filter.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009 5:39:57 AM PST
Stephanie Moxley Dorrer says:
Anyone interested in My K-Cup should know beforehand (I didn't) that this only works for Keurig Models B30, B40, B50, B60 and B70. I called their customer service number this morning to confirm since it doesn't work with earlier models, like I have. I'm on the lookout for a newer model!
Posted on May 10, 2009 5:22:43 AM PDT
After a lot of research on single cup machines --I just got (for Mother's Day) my Keurig Ultimate B66 from Costco for $120. It came with not only 90 K-cups but also the re-usable filter. Quite the deal, IMO. Drinking my first yummy cup now.
Posted on Jul 3, 2009 5:56:15 PM PDT
Kathleen W. Hayward says:
I have lost my filter assembly (in school I used to say my dog ate my homework). Does anyone know if this can be replaced?