When ever I walk in to my local bank, I have the opportunity to use their Keurig machine. The coffee tastes great and I have always wanted one for home. So when I had the opportunity to review the Keurig OfficePRO model 145 offered by Staples, I was so happy. Let me tell you about the machine.
- Choice of 3 cup sizes (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.)
- Easy cleaning and refilling with removable 48 oz. water reservoir
- Keurig commercial grade brewers generally brew about 10 times the volume of a typical home brewer
- Auto-off turns brewer off after 2 hours
- Heavy gauge materials for high volume use
- Travel mug friendly
- Drip tray is removable
- MY K-CUP® is not compatible with the OfficePRO brewer
- Included mix of different roasters and top selling varieties of coffee, tea and hot cocoa.
- The ability to drain the unit for storage.
The OfficePro is affordable and includes a 12 K-Cup sampler pack and easy to read instructions so setting up the machine was easy. Keurig is known for its unique and contemporary styling that will fit in any office or kitchen and it looked great in my house. When I took it out of the box, it felt very sturdy, well made and was packed securely in the box. I was also sent a 18 pack of Tully's Hawaiian blend medium roast coffee to try.There are so many varieties of K-Cups to try so you will be sure to find your favorite at Staples.com.
It is much larger than a typical coffee maker but it fit well on my counter. Using the unit is very easy and all you have to do is pop in a K cup, close the lid, select your size cup and hit brew. The Office Pro is very loud and produces a vibration but it only lasts for approx forty seconds. So if you want to use the unit at home and do not want to wake up your family then another Keurig model will be better for you. My friend owns the B75 Model and it is quieter than this unit and has a larger reservoir. I tried the Hawaiian Blend on the 10 ounce setting and it tasted great every time. It was full bodied and not bitter tasting like some other coffees.
If you want to store the unit for an extended period of time it has a great drain feature so you can remove the water from the internal heater tank and prevent mildew from growing in the tank. This feature is not available on the consumer models.
I have tried the unit 2 x day for two weeks now and I am very impressed with the unit except for the sound when it brews. There is a multiple use reusable filter (My K-Cup) that is available for all of the consumer models and is not available for the commercial models such as the OfficePRO. The OfficePRO ($129.99) is priced $50 less than the less noisy B75 model and produces a great cup of coffee.