The Keurig B40 Elite brewing system by, obviously, Keurig is their entry level single cup coffee brewer that uses the proprietary Keurig K Cups. So although you’re locked in to a branded coffee pod, there are over half a dozen companies that provide Keurig K Cups for your K cup brewer. You can also use a coffee pod maker or reuse your K Cups so that you can put any type of coffee in them.
In this Keurig coffee maker review, we’ll also look at some Keurig coffee maker problems and specifically offer some Keurig B40 troubleshooting tips. But first let’s take a look at some of the features of the Keurig B40. Being the entry level Keurig single serve coffee maker, you only get your choice of 2 beverage serving sizes. An 8 ounce and a 10 ounce.
Now, if you’re like me, a 10 ounce cup of coffee is just a cupping size cup ;), but if you generally don’t drink a lot of coffee and you like the benefits of having fresh single serving cups of coffee without the hassle of spills and much clean up, then this Keurig B40 Elite coffee machine should be just fine for you. The Keurig Elite B40 coffee maker is also super easy to use. You just open the lid, insert a K cup, close the lid and push one button to brew your coffee.
Here are some of the great features of the Keurig B40 K Cup brewer:
- Single serve brewing system only uses 1500 watts, like your microwave
- Over 70 patented K Cups to choose from for no mess, no fuss coffee brewing
- Removable drip tray and removable 48 ounce water reservoir for easy fill
- 2 hour automatic shut off and descale indicator so you know when to clean it
- On first use brewer will take 4 minutes to prime and heat the water
Okay, now we get to the Keurig coffee maker problems. One of the biggest problems is that customer service is less than stellar, and mechanically, the Keurig coffee maker will stop siphoning water from the water reservoir. This happens to a small minority of people, but some Keurig B40 troubleshooting tips you can use are to make sure you descale the Keurig B40 Elite coffee maker regularly, and if you haven’t done it before and it’s been a few months, you should run a 25% water/vinegar solution through the system at least twice. For best ongoing results, I’d recommend distilled water, it doesn’t leave scale and it enhances the natural flavors of the coffee.
Read what one satisfied customer had to say about their Keurig B40 coffee maker:
The Keurig B-40 makes excellent, well flavored coffee… in a snap! The B-40 is an excellent choice for a model. Because brew cycles are so fast, you do not need the timer option that comes with the B-50 or B-60. Great coffee maker, highly recommend. – V. Olsen