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236 of 238 found the following review helpful:
Great Little Brewer- but don't use cold water!!Jan 18, 2011
By Rob Jackson
We received this brewer from our parents for Christmas, and I was immediately smitten. Easy to brew (easy to measure water, too, in my opinion). Coffee samples were a mixed bag- some too weak, some delicious, but that's the beauty of the Keurig system, right? - variety of brews to try?
Imagine my disappointment, then, when after exactly 6 brewed cups, the brewer would not work. The little brew button would blink as normal, then shut off without brewing. TroubleShooting section of the instruction booklet instructs to immediately call Keurig if this were to happen. Keurig Customer Service was very helpful and sent out a new unit in a week. I took the new brewer out of the box, and guess what?
DOA. It wouldn't even brew a single cup! I had read about heating element problems with the Keurig line in general, and was sure I was one of the unlucky customers to experience this problem. Keurig CS was even more helpful this time, and we received our third brewer a week later.
Plugged in the new brewer, put the water in, inserted K Cup, and... nothing.
Out of sheer boredom, frustration, insanity, etc. I kept trying to brew.
To my great surprise, after a half hour of attempts, the heater kicked in, and the brewer worked! What the... ??
Then, a light bulb switched on in my head. Could it be that the refrigerated filtered water I was using didn't allow the brewer to achieve brewing temperature? Keurig Customer Service never mentioned that it would be an issue, and nowhere in the literature does it say to use room-temperature water. Nonetheless, I switched to filtered tap and/or room-temp bottled water, and the little Keurig has performed like a champ.
So to all of you out there considering this little gem of a brewer, don't use refrigerated water, and you will love the Mini Plus!
(Maybe I should have reached this conclusion with common-sense reasoning, but alas, this was not the case...)
59 of 62 found the following review helpful:
First time Keurig owner.Nov 14, 2010
By A. Bohenek
I had been dying to get a Keurig coffee maker for a while and decided on this one after much research. I live in an apartment and the small size is perfect. Although you have to fill it every time you wish to make a drink, for my purposes, I can live without the reservoir. This is a perfect product for anyone who lives alone or lives in a small space. If you are looking for a Keurig maker to have while while some company is over, this could take a little longer to make coffee for your friends then you wish to take. However, all this said, I still think this is perfect for my needs. I do not drink a ton of coffee but sometimes love to come home and make a cup on a cooler/cold day. I have had no problems with it and love that I can fit larger mugs or travel mugs in the maker. Highly recommended!
234 of 265 found the following review helpful:
A surprising non-user friendly KeurigNov 16, 2010
By Catherine E Pitcher
I was super psyched about getting my Keurig. I had one in my former apartment that I shared with roommates and wanted one for myself when I moved in on my own. I thought that the little personal one would be perfect. The brewing function works perfectly- I have no complaints about the final product, however, it has various brew sizes and the function is very complicated to figure out. It is not clear how much water you are supposed to put in, nor how much you have already put in, and so it is always a little bit of a gamble as to whether or not your coffee is going to come out the way you expect it. I have had smaller coffee cups overflow and I have had larger coffee cups only get full halfway a number of times. My advice is that even if you are a single person living alone, go for next model up which has a more user friendly water measurement system.
18 of 18 found the following review helpful:
No Drip?? Paper Clip - upper and lower needles.Mar 05, 2012
By Nancy T
I actually own a red one of these brewers, but owners of all colors should see this information.
The brewer makes excellent coffee.
I am giving it only 3 stars because there is a maintenance procedure you need to do that is NOT in the user manual.
If the brewer does not drip out all the water you put in, there are TWO needles that need to be unclogged using a paper clip. The user manual describes how to do the lower one, the "exit needle". You also need to clean out THREE holes in the UPPER needle, the "entrance needle".
The procedure is shown in a Keurig-produced Youtube video called "How to Clean the Needles and K-Cup® Portion Pack Holder", steps 5 and 6. The video contains a slight error in that it mentions two holes, when there are actually three. A Keurig customer service rep told me specifically to look for three holes.
I think Keurig should put this procedure in its manual because I think every machine sold will eventually clog up, either under warranty or afterwards.
26 of 29 found the following review helpful:
My daughter loves it!Nov 08, 2010
By M. Mitchell
I bought this for a recent birthday gift for my daughter, a very busy professional woman. She loves it! She has raved about it on every occasion since. I have never given her a present that she liked better than this. I was wary of it because I had read reviews that were not enthusiastic, and each cup of coffee is more expensive to brew than if one were doing a pot for several people. But, any drawbacks are far outweighed by the convenience.
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