Can Keurig Make Hot Water?

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We love making a cup of delicious, hot coffee in an instant with our Keurig coffee machines. But these machines don’t stop at coffee, they have a few other tricks up their sleeves as well. You can use your Keurig to dispense hot water for tea, instant noodles, oatmeal, or anything else you may need hot water for!

The good news is that you can produce hot water with most Keurig models including the popular Duo model, see in our keurig duo vs hamilton beach flexbrew comparison. You can dispense hot water using the single serve section without coffee grounds or a K-Cup Pod in place.

Do All Keurig Models Make Hot Water?

With new models and advancements to Keurig machines every year, it’s no surprise that one of the newer features is a hot water stream. That means some of the Keurig models on the market can deliver hot water with a simple touch of a button.

Even the models that don’t have this feature can still deliver hot water for you. All you have to do is run the machine without a pod in the compartment. If you do this, you will get a stream of plain hot water in place of coffee. If you do decide on this method, you might consider running one rinse cycle first. This will prevent you from using water that might have a slight coffee taste from the last batch.

Also see: Do All Keurigs have a Water Filter?

How Much Hot Water Can a Keurig Produce?

How much hot water your Keurig can produce will depend on a few things. For the models that don’t have a specific hot water button, they will be able to produce the same amount of hot water as they can coffee. If your Keurig model has an option for 6 ounces, 8 ounces, or 10 ounces, then that is the amount of water you will get. If you need more, you can run the cycle a second time.

The models that do include a hot water dispenser will be able to produce as much hot water as they have in the reservoir. If you have a 78 ounces reservoir, then you could make 78 ounces of hot water.

The Top 2 Keurig Models With Water Dispensers

Keurig K-Elite

The Keurig K-Elite is one of the more premium single-cup brewers in the Keurig lineup. It offers tons of special features giving you many more options when it comes to using your Keurig. You can choose cup size, coffee brew strength, and many other controls on the Keurig K-Elite. It all comes in a stylish setup, with a brushed finish and metal details, meaning you won’t mind having this on display in your kitchen. Plus, it comes in three unique colors. This model includes a button for hot water on demand plus a huge water reservoir of 75 ounces meaning you can keep the hot water flowing for a while!

Benefits of the Keurig K-Elite

  • Hot water dispenser
    • 75-ounce water reservoir
      1. Multiple cup size options ranging from 4 – 12 ounces
      2. Iced coffee setting
      3. Quiet brew technology
      4. Easy controls
      5. Brewer maintenance reminder
      6. Auto-on to turn your machine on in the morning
      7. Temperature setting between 187 and 192 degrees
      8. Brews in under a minute
      9. Removable drip tray

Keurig K-Select

One of our favorite things about the Keurig K-Select is that it comes in 7 different fun colors! No matter what your kitchen’s color palette is, you should be able to find a K-Select that complements it perfectly. With simple button controls and plenty of special features, you’ll be eager to use your K-Select each morning. While this model is more economical than the K-Elite, it features nearly as many exciting features. The slightly smaller 52-ounce water reservoir can make up to five cups of coffee before needing to be refilled. To get hot water, all you have to do is open and close the brewer handle with no pod inserted, and then choose how much hot water you would like by choosing a cup size.

Benefits of the Keurig K-Select

  • Easy to dispense hot water
    • 52-ounce water reservoir
    • Multiple cup size options ranging from 6 – 12 ounces
    • Quiet brew technology
    • Descale maintenance reminder
    • Fingerprint resistant
    • High altitude setting
    • Brews in under a minute
    • Removable drip tray

Keurig K-Mini/K-Mini Plus

If you’re looking for something small and sleek that won’t take up much space on your counter, the Keurig K-Mini is the choice for you. This long-time favorite model is perfect for studios, dorms, RVs, or any small space you might need a coffee machine in. This coffee machine comes in fun colors as well, helping you to brighten up any space you keep it in. Another bonus of this model is that it always delivers the perfect amount of water. However much you fill up, that’s how much hot water will come out. All you have to do is fill up the water reservoir and then open and close the pod compartment, leaving it empty. Then hit brew, and you’ll have just the right amount of hot water that you need.

Benefits of the Keurig K-Mini/K-Mini Plus

  • Easy to dispense hot water
    • Brews the perfect cup size between 6 – 12 ounces
    • Matte finish
    • Brewed fast
    • Cord storage
    • Less than 5 inches wide
    • Strong brew (Plus only)
    • Pod storage (Plus only)

Keurig K-Supreme Plus

This Keurig model is the smartest one yet. Not only does it have the MultiStream Technology, but you can program up to three preference favorites for easy brewing. The MultiStream technology extracts even more flavor and aroma when brewing your coffee! To make hot water with this model, simply choose your cup size, open and close the pod compartment without putting in a pod, and hit brew! With a large water reservoir and no wait time in between brews, you can make as much hot water as you could need.

Benefits of the Keurig K-Supreme Plus

  • Easy to dispense hot water
    • 78-ounce reservoir
    • Multiple cup sizes from 4 – 12 ounces
    • MultiStream Technology
    • Maintenance alerts
    • No wait time between brews
    • Simple controls
    • Programmable favorites

Which Is The Best For Hot Water?

The Keurig K-Elite is the best option for those who want to dispense hot water very regularly. Since it has a designated hot water dispenser button, it’s the easiest model to get hot water from. That being said, any Keurig model that you have will work just as well. You just might need to run a rinse cycle before using the hot water from other models so that you don’t get a slight coffee taste. You can use the hot water from your Keurig to make yourself a cup of tea, instant noodles, oatmeal, or anything else that only needs hot water. The options are endless!

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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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