Keurig K525 vs K575: A coffeemaker comparison

by PickMyBrewer Team

Keurig K525 vs K575, what is the difference?

Everyone who is a coffee geek knows about Keurig and its high-quality coffee making machines. Being in the game for more than 30 years now, this brewer manufacturer has set an example for identifying and satisfying the needs of the customers. That being said, the products that Keurig has offered so far were likable due to their design, capacity, and convenience.

Keurig K525 vs K575 certainly don’t fall behind Keurig’s other coffee makers, and they both are a good option. However, many of us might wonder what the difference between them if one of them tops the other. If you’re one of the coffee lovers that have been trying to answer this question, sit back, and read this review.

Twins or clones?

Spotting a single difference between two seemingly identical models of coffee makers is a hard task to do. But here we are, and we will find the things setting them apart no matter what.

When you take a look at the Keurig K525 vs K575 coffee machines you notice that they look the same. I do confirm that the two models are, indeed, the same when it comes to their design. For instance, both of them are available in the same colors, size, and similar weight. That being the case, you can get them in platinum, red, and white, 10.4” x 13.6” x 13.5”, 10 lbs, and 13.7 lbs respectively.

Furthermore, both K525 vs K575 are made of stainless steel and plastic and have a great water reservoir capacity of 80 oz. The only difference design-wise is that K525 comes with a removable drip tray, while the K575 doesn’t. So, the K525 and the K575 have pretty much the same designs, except for the latter one not having a removable drip tray. Now let’s get into this even deeper and see what we can discover.

Let’s imagine that you’re just about to make yourself some coffee on the K525 and the K575 at the same time. Please, try to imagine two K-cups or K-carafes too—we’ll need them for the process.

So, the first time you start using the machines you’ll notice that your coffee will take the same time to get brewed and that the coffee in the two cups or carafes will taste the same. By this time, it will also be clear to you that both of the machines are easy to operate via their touch screen displays. You will now be able to drink your coffee and will maybe want to clean the machines. When you’re done with that you might also like to confirm that both the Keurig K525 and K575 are easy to clean. Please, do confirm that you’ve cleaned them too. Don’t worry, though—both of them have a self-cleaning function installed.

Since there weren’t any differences to find here, let’s try the best of our luck while inspecting the machines furthermore.

The next thing for you to do would be to check out some of the features on the Keurig K525 and K575 models. If you take a look at their LCD Screen, you’ll see that they are in color and work on touch. If you look close enough, you will also be able to see the screen signals on the LCD and the brewing time digital clock.

Then, you’ll notice that the coffee makers are both programmable and have an auto-off option. You might not be able to instantly tell which cup sizes are an option for the models, but you might assume that the same of them apply to both the K525 and the K575. The sizes that are available for the models are the following: 12, 14, 16, and 18 oz for K-mugs; and 22, 26, and 30 oz for K-carafes. One more thing—the Keurig K525 and K575 models are single-serve coffeemakers and they both have strength controls.

Now that you’ve found out some things, you surely want to find out a little bit more on the K525 and K575. If you were to check their compatibility with cups, mugs, carafes, and pods, you will discover something interesting—the two models are identical when it comes to their compatibility. Except for one thing—they do differ in the K-cup sizes that you can use for your coffee.

The offered size options for the K525 are the next ones: 4, 6, 8, and 10 oz. The K-cup sizes available for the K575 are the following: 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 oz. Other than the K-cup sizes, the K525 and K575 are compatible with the next list of items: K-cups, K-mugs, and K-carafes; Keurig 2.0 packs; Green Mountain coffee pods; K-cups other than 2.0 K-cups.

Also, K525 and K575 both have hot water dispensers. However, there’s another difference between these coffeemakers: the K525 doesn’t have a water filter and the K575 does have one. Because of this, the K575 is a bit more expensive than its twin brother, the Keurig K525.

We’ve so far managed to spot four differences between Keurig K525 and K575.  Even if you were to dig to the deepest of levels, the K525 and K575 would still be pretty much identical. For example, they both are safe to wash in a dishwasher and have energy-saving modes. However, another difference between the two coffeemakers is that the nightlight setting is only available on the K525.


Well, it definitely seems like the differences between the Keurig K525 and the K575 are some minor ones. The K525 not having a built-in water filter might turn out to be a bit of a bummer if you’re using some hard water for your coffee.

But water filters are pretty easy to find and also inexpensive, so you might not want to give up on the K525 yet. However, if you do like this feature is built-in your coffeemaker the K575 might be the right option for you. In other words, pick whichever you prefer the most; Keurig K525 vs K575 are both great-quality coffee machines.

Our favorite Keurig model: Keurig K575

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