The B70 Brewer is one of the higher end Keurig home brewers. It has a sleek design in black with platinum trim. The water reservoir and LCD control pad are lit in a calm Caribbean blue. It fits nicely on the counter top and adds a touch of class to any kitchen.
The B70 Brewer comes with easy to follow set-up instructions and is ready to brew in minutes. Although the brewer can be programmed to turn on and off, I prefer to leave mine on so it is ready anytime I want fresh brewed coffee, tea, or cocoa. The brew temperature can also be set to the desired temperature, which you can adjust from between 187 to 192 degrees.
The brewer has 5 cup sizes to choose from, depending on choice of beverage, the cup size you are using, and desired brew strength. For example, I enjoy stronger brews, so have my cup size default set for a small mug (7.25 oz) when brewing coffee; however, when brewing hot cocoa I change to the small cup setting, which is 5.25 oz and add about 2 tablespoons of half & half to the bottom of the cup before brewing. It is all a matter of preference and you can select the size with the push of a button. The cup selector also has a memory and automatically returns to the most preferred size; which is selected during set-up.
When the K Cup is inserted and the K Cup holder latch is closed, the LCD control pad reads “Ready to Brew”, and the selected cup size flashes. If the removable reservoir is low on water, the reservoir light will flash until more water is added – you do not need to remove the reservoir, you can just remove the top and pour in the water. Brewing is as easy as pushing the brew button and your beverage is ready in about 60 seconds.
Cleaning of the brewer is easy. The external parts are wiped using a wet cloth. The K cup holder comes apart and is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. The exit needle located in the K Cup holder may occasionally become clogged with grounds and it is easily cleaned with a paper clip or similar tool. A word of caution when cleaning the K Cup holder; there are two sharp prongs inside so it is recommended you do not put your hands inside the k Cup holder.
Using the Keurig B70 Brewer, I have found that it brews a perfect cup of coffee and allows you to choose your favorite blend for the perfect cup every time. It is easy to use and you can have your freshly brewed beverage in a minute or less. The only con I have experienced is occasionally, the brewer will not dispense the correct amount of water (usually less). In the 6 months I have owned the brewer this happens about every 15 to 20 brews. Once it was because the needle was clogged with grounds, and the other times it seemed like it just didn’t pump enough water. Although this is an annoyance and a waste of a K Cup, the brewer is still worth every cent!
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In summary, the Keurig brewing system, rather you purchase the B70 or a less expensive model, is in my opinion, the best choice in a coffee maker. I have grown to absolutely love my Keurig! I want to take it everywhere, and fully intend to purchase the Mini Plus Brewing System for work and vacations. Even coffee house coffee can not compare to the taste of my Keurig!