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How Many Watts & Amps Does a Keurig Use?

You’ve become quite attached to your Keurig. We totally get it. They’re like your own little personal assistant bringing you coffee in the morning! It’s only natural to get attached.

Maybe you’re headed out on a cross-country RV trip or moving to a new country, and you want to bring your trusty Keurig with you. It’s important to know about the power consumption in your Keurig to prevent causing a short or ruining your coffee maker, so let’s take a look at some popular models!

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Keurig Coffee Maker Power Consumption by Model

As we all know, Keurig have a huge line of coffee makers dating back to the 1998. We have included their most popular models from the 1.0 range as the 2.0 range were phased out.

Keurig Mini: The slimmest brewer on the lineup at only 5 inches, the Keurig Mini is the perfect size for bringing it along with you. It is also the most environmentally minded coffee maker that Keurig offers. It has a reservoir for one cup of coffee, so you will have to add fresh water for each brew.

  • Wattage Output: 1425 watts
  • Amps: 11.875 at 120 volts

Keurig Compact: Another slim and space-saving option at 8 inches wide, this option has a slightly larger reservoir allowing you to brew multiple cups of coffee before needing to refill the water. It has options for different cup sizes and has a removable drip tray perfect for accommodating travel mugs.

  • Wattage Output: 1470 watts
  • Amps: 12.25 at 120 volts

Also see: Can You Make Espresso in a Keurig?

Keurig Slim: The Keurig Slim is just as small as the mini with a width of around 5 inches, but the Keurig slim offers multi stream technology and a larger water reservoir. With this model, you have options of cup size and you can brew 4-5 cups of coffee before needing to refill the water.

  • Wattage Output: 1470 watts
  • Amps: 12.25 at 120 volts

Keurig Supreme: This model was the first to incorporate the multi-stream technology which uses 5 streams of hot water to penetrate the k-cup in multiple places to evenly saturate the coffee grounds. With this model, you get the option to choose different strengths of coffee and also to brew over ice for a chilled coffee on a hot day.

  • Wattage Output: 1470 watts
  • Amps: 12.25 at 120 volts

Keurig Duo: As the name suggests, the Keurig Duo is like two coffee machines in one. You have the option to brew a single cup of coffee if you’re flying solo, or an entire carafe of coffee to share with friends or family. The water reservoir is shared between the two and holds up to 60 oz so you don’t have to refill often. The larger carafe has a hot plate to keep it warm plus holds up to 12 cups of coffee.

  • Wattage Output: 1470 watts
  • Amps: 12.25 at 120 volts

Keurig Classic: The original design of the Keurig, the Keurig Classic doesn’t disappoint. Simple touch buttons deliver a perfectly brewed, fresh cup of coffee each time. You have a choice of three different cup sizes and a 48 oz water reservoir for minimal refilling. There is a programmable auto-off feature to save power when you’re not using it.

  • Wattage Output: 1500 watts
  • Amps: 12.5 at 120 volts

Keurig Cafe: If plain coffee doesn’t cut it for you and you prefer a latte or cappuccino, this is the Keurig for you. Its side-by-side coffee maker and milk frother have everything you need all in one. Brew regular coffee or a concentrated shot of coffee for different beverages. With the smart start technology, you won’t have to wait for the water to heat up and it’s ready to go instantly.

  • Wattage Output: 1470 watts
  • Amps: 12.25 at 120 volts

Keurig Elite: The Keurig Elite delivers the ultimate customization options. You can choose not only the size of cup you want to brew but also the strength. You can even adjust the temperature at which your machine brews your coffee. It has an iced coffee option as well as hot water on demand for a variety of other things like instant soups or oatmeal. This smart machine will even alert you when it’s time to clean it.

  • Wattage Output: 1470 watts
  • Amps: 12.25 at 120 volts

What’s The Best Low Wattage Keurig?

If you’re searching for the Keurig machine with the lowest wattage, you’ll want to check out the Keurig mini. Drawing about 1425 watts, it uses 45 fewer watts than the average Keurig coffee machine. On the other end of the spectrum, the Keurig classic uses the most power.

Where to Find Your Model’s Amps & Watts

If you have a Keurig model that is not listed here, you can figure out how much wattage it uses by looking at the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) label. It is always important to check out the UL label to make sure you’re operating your appliance safely. Not to mention, warranties are often voided if you’re not operating your machine within the proper guidelines.

Keurig Coffee Machine Power Consumption

By using the information here or on your appliance’s UL label, you can make sure that you’re following proper safety precautions and that you won’t cause any electrical issues for your source or your Keurig machine. Following the guidelines above and in your manual will prevent headaches down the line.

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Evelyn J Stafford

Evelyn is a Coffee enthusiast and writer for Wins Coffee Bar. Her work has appeared in Bean Scene, The Home Kitchen and other publications.

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