It brews great-tasting coffee (whether using our favorite k-cups or the compatible eco-filter that we purchased for our own coffee grounds), and is very user friendly. The ‘de scale’ feature that alerts to you needed cleaning and the ability to change brew strength are great features. After 6 months of daily use, our keurig b145 began to leak out the bottom back of the unit and brew 1/2 instead of full cups. I immediately unplugged it and called keurig and discovered there is no troubleshooting for this particular issue. It was deemed defective, and under my 12 month warranty they sent me a new replacement unit within 10 days. All i had to do was mail proof of ownership to them. Our replacement unit has been working splendidly with no problems. Because of the excellent customer service and the stellar performance from our new unit, i’m chalking my first purchase up to a fluke (every once in a while a defective unit slips through).
Keurig machines are an addiction. The issue with the keurig machines is that they clog and burnt frequently. The addictive part becomes a problem when your cabinet is full of kcups and you cannot imagine going back to a regular brewing coffee maker with filters and messy grinds and pots of coffee growing stale in the morning. After trying several machines from the expensive upscale models to the cheapest smaller model we were tired of knowing we would need to be purchasing a new machine each year. (this can be an expensive addiction. )after reading several reviews we settled on this machine and could not be happier. This is our favorite maker yet. The best part of this machine is the ability to drain the internal water mechanism. We move every two years and it wasn’t possible to completely get the water out of the other machines. This machine stopped working after 3 months, but we were able to drain the water, unclog the necessary areas and the machine is as good as new.
This upgrade over one of the ‘original’ models has the same footprint, reservoir and basic settings. The obvious changes are the addition of a third (small) cup size using a knob to select and push to start brewing, and a purge feature that empties water already passed the reservoir and inside the unit. When i moved our ‘old’ model to my office i realized that there was no way to purge it, so this is a logical feature. Also, my wife thought it was ‘pretty’ compared to the ‘old’ model (which was all black). The smallest serving comes out like espresso. Our latin friends use it, and it’s growing on me too. Those are pretty much the exterior changes. Inside there is something else going on because the sounds are different – seemed louder at first but the tradeoff is there’s none of that ‘desperate gurgling’ we used to hear. Not that either is annoying. I’ll update the review if we have any issues down the line, but we’re happy with the purchase.
Hubby read reviews and recommends and we felt this one would be one of the better at ‘holding up’. It allows one to brew choice of 4, 6, or 8 oz. Cup, therefore also allowing for how strong the coffee is. Nice to alsoput in a large amount of water without having to fill each time. It does take a couple minutes to heat the water thefirst thing in morning, but much faster after that first cup. Be aware, too, that while it is an excellent machine, it alsohas a larger footprint than the smaller ones where one just lifts the lid and pours in a cup of water.
These brewers are workhorses. This machine is heavily used daily with no real issues. I didn’t give it 5 stars for one reason. The cup selector has to be fiddled on the 6 oz size. Also when i finally get it to the 6 cup setting and push brew,it jumps back to 8. I use the 6 & 8 to fill a 14 oz cup. Other than that it’s a great machine. One thing worth noting, the office version of keurig gets 15 degrees hotter and 4 seconds faster than the home versions.
I wouldn’t say its large enough for an office because i feel like i’m forever adding water to it just at home with my family of 3, but it works great. I have read reviews about it being loud. It is a little noisy, but not enough to bother me or anyone in my home. My grandson sleeps on the sofa when he visits which is 20 feet from my keurig and the noise has never woken him.
- Works Great
- a workhorse of coffee brewers
- Very pleased so far
As others have said this is louder than the normal ‘home’ version. Most of the noise from mine was actually coming from where the water reservoir side touches the main part of the machine. I put a few pieces of the soft side of velcro tape on the reservoir and lid so the plastic couldn’t rattle against the main body, this got rid of most of the noise. It is now barely louder than my old home version was when it was working (and much quieter when the motor was going out on my old one). If they had done something like this from the factory it would be an easy 5/5 stars.
I studied the keurig machines and others for over 2 months before deciding on this one. My main fear on the keurig was the unbelievable amount of bad reviews for the water pumps failing. Their home systems (especially the platinum) seem to be plagued with this issue, yet this unit and most of the other commercial units appear immune. The downside to going with the commercial unit is they are not compatible with the ‘my k-cup’. There is a solutionmy experience:i purchased a b145 from the local staples for $129. I unwrapped my new beauty and filled it full of water per the instructions. My heart sank as the just out of the box unit would not prime. I figured i must be doing something wrong and called keurig. They confirmed the unit was defective. Not happy, but i thought i would give it one more go. I took it back to staples, who happily exchanged the item. The unit works great and i have had no other issues in the month of ownership. Use of filtered or bottled water highly recommended to extend the unit service life. Unit has a 1 year warranty from keurig so i am very happy with my purchase so far. Those who complained about the noise surprised me a bit. It does hum and buzz a bit i admit.
My first thought when the pump starts up is the catch phrase from the fictional show: tool time. The unit was drop shipped by keurig and. It turned out to be the k145. So if you’re expecting a b145, prepare to be disappointed. Keurig stopped making them 2 years ago. Keurig would like you to think that k and b are merely designation change, but pressed will admit different production cycles with continuous ‘improvements’. Published figures suggest 4% lower satisfaction with the k145. Maybe within the error of data, and maybe not.
Features of Keurig B145 OfficePRO Brewing System with Bonus K-Cup Portion Trial Pack
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- Choice of 3 brewing cup size options (6, 8 and 10-ounces)
- 48-ounce removable water reservoir
- Heats and brews in less than one minute
- Energy Savings Mode – Auto Off
- Drainable internal hot water tank
- 4 – Bonus K-cup portion trial pack
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Choice of 3 brewing cup size options (6, 8 and 10-ounces)
48-ounce removable water reservoir