Keurig B-70 B70 Platinum Single-Cup Home Brewing System

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ideal for both everyday use and for entertaining, this 1500-watt countertop appliance brews one fresh cup of gourmet coffee, tea, or hot cocoa at a time. Not only does the single-cup home-brewing system ensure the freshest results (no more bitter coffee sitting in a carafe, going more bitter and stale with each minute), but it also makes it possible to customize drinks, since one guest might prefer regular while another decaf or hot tea after dinner. The unit uses patented K-Cups, which offer over 200 varieties of pre-measured gourmet coffee, tea, and cocoa from a wide range of premium brands. It can also produce hot water for making hot cocoa from a packet or for use in cooking. When ready to brew, simply open the lid, insert a K-Cup, close the lid, and select a cup size from its one-touch control panel, which comes with a user-friendly blue backlit LCD display. Five brew-size options include a 3-1/4-ounce iced beverage, small 5-1/4-ounce cup, 7-1/4-ounce small mug, 9-1/4-ounce large mug, and an 11-1/4-ounce travel mug. After setting the digital clock, the unit can be programmed to turn on at a pre-determined time, which avoids having to wait the four minutes for it to heat up; it can also be set to turn off automatically from one to nine hours later for energy-saving convenience. The machine also allows for choosing the standard brew temperature from 187 degrees F to a hotter 192 degrees F. Other highlights include a blue-lit removable 60-ounce water reservoir (holds up to 10 cups), a descale indicator, a removable drip tray that allows for easy cleanup and the use of travel mugs, and dishwasher-safe parts (the K-cup holder and funnel). Housed in a sleek, award-winning design, the single-cup brewing system measures 13-4/5 by 10-2/7 by 13 inches and carries a one-year limited warranty.

Product Description

The Platinum Brewing System is Keurig's best single-cup brewing system for your home. This premium model offers discerning coffee drinkers the widest range of five cup size options for brewing. The Platinum offers the full spectrum of features including Auto On/Off, Digital Clock, Adjustable Temperature Control and the "Set Your Favorite Cup Size" option. The largest available 60 oz. removable water reservoir holds up to ten cups before refilling and the removable drip tray allows for easy cleaning and the use of travel mugs. The sleek, award-winning design is a unique footprint among Keurig's line of home brewing systems and includes both a blue lit water reservoir and blue lit LCD display. At initial set up, once the machine is filled with water, it will take approximately 4-minutes for the water will be heated. During the heating period the red light next to ‘HEATING’ on the LED Control Center will become illuminated. Once the water is heated, the red light will turn off and the Small Mug Button will flash. Press the Small Mug Button to start a cleansing brew. Pour the hot water into the sink. The Brewer may take 15 seconds to reheat water between brews during which time the red light next to ‘HEATING’ on the LED Control Center may be illuminated. When the water has heated, the red light will turn off. The one-time set-up process is now complete and you are ready to brew!

Product Features

  • Single-cup home brewing system for use with patented K-Cups
  • One-touch control panel; blue backlit LCD display; digital clock; programmable on/off
  • 5 brew-size options; adjustable brew temperature; removable drip tray
  • Blue-lit removable 60-ounce water reservoir; descale indicator; dishwasher-safe parts
  • Measures 13-4/5 by 10-2/7 by 13 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Customer Reviews

Product has design problems,
Bought three B70s within the family.

Pro. When they were working all machines gave good cups of coffee.

Con. One machine died just inside the warranty period, display failed, no control over unit. Replaced by Keurig after some delay.
The other two died within 14 months. One had a display problem, could not change cup size. The other had a pump problem, giving intermittent cup quantity. As these two machines were just outside the warranty they had to be junked.

Will not buy again and would not recommend.

Keurig One Cup Coffee Maker,
My husband and I are both very pleased we decided to purchase our Keurig coffee maker. It's the Platinum model & as our unit sits in a rather dark corner we like that you can easily see when to fill with water. We decided we would use up what remaining coffee we had on hand before using the Keurig but as soon as my husband (our household coffee preparer) had carpal tunnel surgery we realized the convenience of the one cup & just tossed the last of the old coffee.

Very nice, previous reported problems solved,
We use this machine in my office. I work for a company with about 300 people, and there are two machines in the company (obviously we have more sources of coffee, but these are the favorite two "gathering spots"). One, is located in an admin area, and makes at least 200 cups of coffee a day. I cannot stress enough that this is the plain, off-the-shelf model. The second is used by about 15 people on a very regular basis through out the day and by those that pass by. With both (especially the one used by 15 people), we occasionally have this problem of incomplete brewing and/or no brewing. Yes, you waste a K-Cup. You simply have to start over. However, both have lasted YEARS (5+). This, I believe is why: They both are filled almost exclusively with filtered water from a water cooler or filtration system. The one in the admin area was recently upgraded to a "super" model that has a filter hooked directly into the water line off the sink. Now, it NEVER has a problem brewing. The one used by 15 people is still the off-the-shelf model. Initially, we were filling it with tap water and on a semi-regular basis were experiencing brewing problems. However, once we started using only filtered water...NO problems. If you read a previous review, someone describes that a build up in the pump needs to be checked and cleaned manually. If you look in the reservoir, you'll see the round disk can get stuck. Cleaning that out should solve the problem.

some times works some times not,
some times it works fine some times it wont take water into the system to make coffe have to shake it a little then it will take the water in

big disapointment,
after receiving a keurig as a gift i was so excited. the coffee was good and the operation was simple. i then purchased 4 as gifts and 3 others purchased it after seeing it at my house. this appliance has a life span of about 6 mos to 18 months. you can descale all you want the appliance dies after that time. not one is still working after 18 months. i am waiting for a call back from keurig for 5 days now, still no result. if i had checked with consumers before i bought them i would have seen the low rating. i think that almost $200. for such a short life span is much too much money and the service is terrible.

Does what it says on the tin.,
Just got this machine Saturday (It's Sunday night). I got the B70, the charcoal filter starter kit, the self-filter kit and some various K cup coffees. I'm very impressed with the unit. The fit and finish are very good. The machine has a lot of weight to it - this indicates good construction to me. Nothing "wiggles". Things that swivel do so without wobble. Things that go up and down do so smoothly.

Setup took about 15 minutes, it took longer to soak and prep the charcoal filter than anything else.

The Keurig goes from cold to "ready to brew" in about 3 minutes. Once it starts to brew, it finishes in less than a minute, with about 15 seconds to load more water once its ready to go again. Its very clean, the process itself lends itself to a very orderly and tidy way to make a cup of coffee with no fuss.

The coffee itself is quite good, lots of varieties but I don't know much about them. I got a good strong Kona and will be testing different varieties as I go.

When it works for me it works well. When it does not work, they send a new one.,
My experience with Keurig is going to draw to a close soon.

This is my story. I had a B70 (a gift) and around X-mas it started brewing half-cups. Desperate for coffee I rushed to Kohl's and bought a Platinum. It was so quiet. So nice. Worked great for 4 months. Then it started brewing half cups. I called Keurig--they talked me through many ministrations and sure enough it worked for about 5 days and then failed again. I called again and Keurig sent me a new one and all I had to do was send the K-cup holder back to them.

I then used the new machine and (the usefulness of "cut and paste") worked great for 4 months. Then it started brewing half cups and water came out the return. I called Keurig--they talked me through many ministrations and sure enough it worked for about 5 days and then failed again. I called Keurig again and Keurig is sending me a new one and all I have to do is send the K-cup holder back to them.

So customer service is terrific. The device, if you use it more than once in a while, iffy at best.

So my plan is to use up the rest of the K-cups and then retire the device---or maybe I'll sell the K-cups and the new device on e-bay.

In any case, I am done with Keurig.

green algae,
I have used Philips Senseo coffee maker for over 5 years and never have to worry about green algae.
Guess what with this unit, I thought I just need to add water like my old Philips Senseo. I was wrong.
It leaves water mark inside water container and guess what, it even had green algae like my gold fish tank.
I use this machine regulary and I guess the water tank never gets hot like Philips and with clear plastic container with sunlight, it had a good chance to grow green algae. BTW, I use filtered water for this coffee maker.

I think Keurig need to do something about the clear color water container because this is big container and shouldn't be clear color in the first place.
If I need to constantly remove water and clean the water container, then they shouldn't make this unit.
or they should make the water container gets hot like Philips Senseo or have some sun light block.

You probably need to check you water container on the bottom to see if you have any green algae. It was not easy to notice that we had green algae.

My unit is only two months old and I shouldn't have this problem.

Quick, Convenient and Great Coffee,
I received the Keurig B-70 Platinum Brewing System on points earned through a credit card. That unit was a disaster. Within a couple of months, the water wouldn't flow without a lot of recycling, jiggling and various adjustments on my ever frustrating part. I called Keurig customer service and after trying several fixes suggested by them and failing, they sent me a brand new unit. Much better service than I am used to from most venders today. The new unit they sent me has been working perfectly for the past 6-7 months and has produced great coffee. The system itself is a great concept. This particular model affords me the options of cup size (thus strength) and temperature, it's quick and there is a great variety of coffees and teas available. I only drink about two cups a day, so it is really convenient not having to waste coffee from a brewed pot.

A breakfast-time robotic companion,
I don't drink a lot of coffee, but when I do, I like the experience as much as the coffee itself. For instance, when I need a coffee and I go into the gas station to buy a cup, I enjoy listening to conversations between landscapers in Spanish. I equally enjoy holding the door for the mother of an infant who is talking loudly on her cellphone.

Out around town, I like to take in the outdoors while drinking my coffee, watching the cars try to parallel park or watching the birds chase a squirrel. You know, I enjoy the little things.

So, what do I do when my wife tells me she wants to buy a coffee maker which brews only one cup at a time and the cups can cost nearly $1 each? I look for the experience. You see, this isn't a coffee maker, it is a beverage creation station from the future. It lights up in a science fiction-esque blue glow. A quick flick of the handle reveals a brew cup holding station which is home to two very sharp teeth. The machine emits a number of wonderous whirs and gurgles when it starts up. Technology has advanced to such a degree that you can even choose the temperature of your beverage down to the single degree.

If the Jetsons were alive today, they would be impressed by our single cup beverage machine from the future. With five choices of beverage sizes, the only thing it is missing is a robotic smile to greet me each morning. Some day we will have our coffee delivered to us by robotic butlers or cybernetic genetically controlled monkeys, but until then, I welcome this robotic glowing single cup brewer into my household.