The Senseo coffee pod coffee maker and the Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker coffee pod coffee maker are two of the most popular pod coffee makers on the market. Coffee pod coffee machines are quickly becoming a part of most households.
So, which pod coffee maker is the best one? Read and find out.
Senseo Versus Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker: Cost
The Senseo can cost as little as about $70 if bought online at sites like Amazon’s. If you go to the main Senseo web site though it will cost you about $100. This seems a little steep compared to traditional coffee makers, but I found it to be a great investment.
The Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker pod coffee maker will cost you about $200, which makes the Senseo look like a steal. Cost is only the start of the comparison. While they are similar products, the price really does not determine which is better.
Senseo Versus Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker: Ease of Use
To use your Senseo you simply plug it into the wall, add the water to the filter, and run it through once. You are now ready to go. Add a pod and hit the button to brew. Coffee comes out in one cup or 2 cups servings.
The Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker really is just about as simple as the Senseo. In place of the little paper filter pod though you have small cups called K Cups. These are also simply placed in side the machine, close the handle, and hit the brew button.
I would have to say both tie in this section. They are very easy to use.
Senseo Versus Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker: Flavors
Ok, there is a clear winner in this category. Senseo offers a variety of coffee pods, which can be bought online as well as at the local grocery store. You will find their brand in a light, medium, dark, French vanilla, Sumatra, and Cappuccino flavors. You can find Folgers coffee pods for the Senseo in a decaf variety.
In addition to the coffees Senseo has started making flavors you can add to the pods, which are getting rather mixed reviews.
Now, the Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker has a ton of selection of gourmet coffees, which is most likely going to appeal to anyone who loves their Starbuck. Caribou, or other gourmet coffees. Hands down the Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker wins on selection. They simply have more popular and varied options.
IN all though, if you prefer a straight up black cup of coffee, then the Senseo wins for you. All you gourmet coffee lovers will prefer the Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker..
Senseo Versus Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker: Where to Buy
You can by the Senseo on line as mentioned before but if you want ot run out and get one now, you will have to go to Target. I find this annoying, but that is the way it is.
I find the Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker at Bed Bath and beyond.
Senseo Versus Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker: Overall
Overall, it boils down to cost. The Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker costs more and so do the pods. The Senseo costs less, the pods are in the grocery store, and sometimes they even go on sale.
Both coffees taste great, but money always wins in the end and I am a black coffee drinker, so the Senseo is my winner. Although you do not have to twist my arm very hard to get me to enjoy a pod coffee from the Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker.