Keurig K525 vs K575: The Same Or Different?

If you are a coffee enthusiast, chances are that you must have heard or even used some Keurig coffee makers. Indeed, Keurig is among the most prestigious brands for coffee accessories because of the outstanding quality and excellent performance.

The thing is, the vast number of Keurig’s coffee machines easily makes you confused. Which model is better? Which model is more suitable?

It’s really hard to tell.

Therefore, I want to make an in-depth comparison between Keurig K575 and K525, the two most widely used models. By comparing and contrasting, you will definitely find out the better of the two coffee makers.

No more talking, let’s dive in the Keurig K575 vs K525 combat!


Comparison Table

A quick look at the comparison table can give you a general review but for further details, you need to read to the whole article.


Keurig 525

Keurig 575

Line of Products

Keurig 500 Series

Keurig 500 Series

K-Cup Usability

Keurig 2.0 K-Cup, K-Mug,

K-Vue, K-Carafe pods,

Keurig 2.0 reusable My K-Cup

Keurig 2.0 K-Cup, K-Mug,

K-Vue, K-Carafe pods,

Keurig 2.0 reusable My K-Cup

Brewing Sizes

4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz,

14 oz,16 oz, 22 oz, 26 oz, 30 oz

4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz,

14 oz,16 oz, 22 oz, 26 oz, 30 oz

Water Reservoir

80 oz

80 oz


2.8" XL color touch screen

2.8" XL color touch screen

Water Filter Kit



Temperature And

Strength Control



Auto On/Off Setting






An Overview About K500 Series

Both K575 and K525 version of Keurig coffee makers belong to the K500 Series, which is branded as progress for better customization in an automatic device.

The Keurig K500 is a product line for making single-serving coffee, similar to Keurig 2.0. It is able to make a cup of coffee, pod-based, within a minute just by a touch of the power button. Keurig coffee makers of this type have quite a large capacity for brewing bigger pods, also known as K-Carafe Packs.

However, these coffee machines are compatible with certain K-Cups approved by Keurig. If you just put any brand in it, it will not work. This means a complete “no” to the budget-friendly, reusable cups you normally use.

Despite this limitation, the Keurig K500 Series is still a worth to try coffee maker. It is so smart that it can identify, with a slot on the base, which K-cups you are brewing to add any modification needed.

Of course, you need to make sure that you put on the compatible cup to brew first.

Moreover, you can easily turn the machine from a single-serving coffee maker to a multiple-serving brewer. What you need to do is to replace the current tray with a carafe for K500 Series.

The brew sizes of K575 and K525 are various. You can make a cup which is as small as 4oz and you can also brew a maximum of 30oz. The water reservoir of these two models is considered the largest among all coffee makers by Keurig.

However, you don’t have much control of the water’s temperature besides a button for hot water on demand.

See also: The Best Keurig Coffee Maker

The Important Features Of Keurig K525

  • Extra large water reservoir
  • The touch screen comes with a built-in light
  • Fast brewing time
  • Strength and temperature are controllable
  • Various brew sizes
  • A carafe is required to buy separately


As a member of the Keurig K500 Series, the Keurig K525 own an extra large water reservoir. The storage is spacious enough to brew eight cups or a whole carafe at once. No need to refill water.

The diverse brew sizes allow you to get the correct cup size you would like to have. The machine comes with different K coffee such as K-Cups, K-Mugs, and K-Carafes. Some fun and easy pre-programmed settings make it simpler than simple to make an excellent cup of coffee.

The display is a bit enlarged with a screen light so that brewing coffee in the dark will no longer a problem. The touch screen is designed elegantly to add a gentle stroke to the classic appearance of Keurig K525.

With K525, you can make a warm beverage very fast. The manufacturer claims that it will serve you a hot cup within a minutes. However, my empirical experience is longer than that a bit. Still, it is one of the quickest machines to make coffee.

Keurig K525 gives you easy control of the strength and temperature. Whether you are into light or strong coffee, you can surely make it according to your preference. Another plus point is the 5 levels of temperature. From lukewarm to boiling hot. Keurig K525 has all.

You can maintain this coffee maker with ease because it can be demounted manually. You should descale K525 for cleaning every fortnight if you rarely put it into use. For frequent usage, a clean-up after use is necessary.

The Crucial Things About Keurig K575

  • Incredible customization
  • Temperature and strength are adjustable
  • Stylish design that suits a variety of spaces
  • On/off mode can be programmed
  • Can be assembled with ease
  • Not include the K coffee accessories


K575 is one of my favorite coffee makers because it gives much customization. Like the younger brother Keurig K525, this model also has a temperature control of 5 distinctive options. No matter how hot you want the beverage, Keurig K575 can serve you well.

Besides the temperature control, you can also adjust the strength of your coffee with K575. There is a button to set for the strong brew so that you can have a bolder cup.

Regardless of the type of coffee, the size of the batch, your coffee will be available at the blink of your eyes. It is normally less than a minute for a K-cup brew cycle and approximately three minutes for K-carafe.

In terms of design, the machine is small and decent. The actual size is similar to a microwave oven vertically positioned. With the modern, sleek gray as the main color, K575 fits in with any space from your home kitchen to the office’s table.

An additional utility of Keurig K575 is the auto setting for on and off. Thanks to this feature, you can program a specific time for brewing.

It would be my greatest mistake if I didn’t mention the packaging of this coffee maker. Though it is not a ready-to-use machine, the assembling is not complicated. There is a manual guide with step-by-step instructions for you to follow in order to mount the machine. But as for me, I didn’t even read the manual.

The Common Things Between Keurig K525 and K575

Both included in the Keurig K500, there is no denying that these two models share a lot of things.


There are plenty of similar figures you can find on the label of these coffee makers. The size is the same but the K575 looks more fashionable thanks to the color. Both are able to deliver various brewing sizes from 4 oz to 30 oz. The huge water reservoir of 80 oz is the shared feature of all K500 models.

Quality And Flavor

With the ability to control the strength and temperature, you can easily make a cup of coffee to your liking either with K525 or with K575.


Among a large range of coffee makers, Keurig K525 and K575 can do both a single serving and multiple servings. The weakness of these two is also the same because they are usable with a certain number of K-cups, which need to be purchased separately.

Extra Utilities

The machines have a large touch screen with a built-in night light that you can switch on/off when necessary. They can be assembled without much effort.

The plastic material requires little to no maintenance. Just a cloth with diluting vinegar can wipe off all the dust on the body. The brewer can be easily demounted for deep cleansing.

What Sets Keurig K525 and K575 Apart

Frankly speaking, there is no big difference between the Keurig K525 and K575.

A small upgrade of K575 is the water filter kit for starters. The kit supports you to gain a more refined result out of the machine as a beginner may make a mess in the first time using a coffee maker.

That’s why it is a bonus for starters only. If you are accustomed to making coffee with machines, this feature will not grab your interest.

However, I’m quite excited about the auto on/off setting. It helps me save some time in my morning routine for not having to wait for the coffee to be done.

Your Decision

Now that you fully understand both Keurig K525 and Keurig K575, what do you think?

Are you disappointed that they are not much different?

I used to have that feeling when I bought Keurig K575 after my Keurig K525 had broken. However, in hindsight, I think it was a good chance for me to just try and giving like I am doing right now.

Have you ever used either of these coffee makers? How do you feel about it? I’d love to hear your opinion in the comment section below. Tell me if you like the little update of Keurig K575 or you want to stick to the basic, cost-effective K525.

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Sophia Gardner

I'm Sophia, food blogger, dog lover, homemade cooking and travel passion. I really hope you enjoy my blog, i'll do my best to share great recipes, healthy living tips and just general 'food' thoughts!

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