Keurig Power Consumption – How Much Power Does A Keurig Use?

Keurig is one of the most popular coffee maker brands in the world today, and thousands of people have these coffee machines in there home today, but one of the most important questions is how many Watts does a Keurig use, and how much is a Keurig going to cost you in power? Well, let’s find out.

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How Many Watts Does A Keurig Use? – Keurig Wattage

Most Keurig brewers will use most power when you first turn the machine on. When heating for the first time after being turned off, the peak usage of a Keurig brewer is 1,500 watts. If the power is kept on, the brewer will be using 200 – 400 watts when heating. When the machine is idle and not using heat, the brewer will use around the average electricity of one 60 watt lightbulb.

If you’re planning to brew multiple cups a day (4 or more) it will make sense to leave the browser on. If you leave the Keurig on idle all day, it will use the same power as a 60 watt light bulb, which will equal 8 cents every day, and that works out cheaper than turning on and off your Keurig every day. But we do not recommend this.

Keurig is aware of the expenses that come with running a coffee maker, and many newer Keurigs will come with an energy-saving mode or an auto-off time, which will save power on your machine. This will allow for valuable energy savings. 

Leaving in appliances plugged in and on during the day are a fire hazard, and if you live in a place of fire danger, it may be better to save your house than save a few bucks. Please do your own research, and make a decision at your own risk.

Overall, the Keurig is quite an energy-efficient coffee maker brand and you shouldn’t be worried about the Keurig using thousands of dollars worth of energy every year, the Keurig is very energy efficient and is worth it.


How many watts is a Keurig Mini?

The Keurig Mini will take 1425 watts, so to run it you’ll need to run it at least a 1500 inverter. A Keurig Mini will take much less power than a normal Keurig, so you should not be worried.

Can a Keurig be left on all the time?

Listen, despite us saying it makes economical sense to leave your Keurig on, we recommend you turn your Keurig off after usage. Leaving appliances on can reduce there lifespan and can cause fires in extreme cases, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

How many watts does a single cup Keurig use?

A Keurig will use 1500 watts to heat up, during the initial startup of the machine. Then, if the power it will use 200 – 400 watts to keep the temperature in the internal tank high, so a single cup of Keurig may use around 2000 watts.

Can a Keurig catch on fire?

Like every appliance in your kitchen, it is unlikely but can happen. It is very unlikely, and if it were to catch on fire it would not be because of the Keurig. Rather, it would only pose a threat to catch on fire if the wall outlet is broken, or if the home has outdated wiring. But it can happen, so be sure to keep an eye on your power plugs.

If you enjoyed this article, check out our article on How To Make Hot Chocolate with a Keurig, or check out our Keurig K425 review!

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About Denise Opi

Hi, my name is Denise and I hail from Lille, France. I am a teacher by day, and a coffee lover by night! My family owns a coffee farm, and I am excited to share my journey with everyone!