We have our winner: The Glamorous Life Association, who said "My favorite flavor? the Vanilla one" is the lucky winner of the Keurig Platinum Edition Coffemaker! Congrats, Marcy! And for the rest of you
hot drinking lovers, come see more of Keurig at the Swiffer Social Luxe Lounge in our Internet Cafe!
Let me introduce you to my BFF appliance: The Keurig Platinum Edition Coffeemaker.
We've been through a dozen coffeemakers in my house and still we kept heading back to the coffee shop on a near daily basis. Why? Because the coffee makers made my cup too strong, too weak too...wrong. Further complicating matters was the fact that my husband prefers a very different cup of coffee than me. So I was forced to drink his brew or he had to drink mine. And then there was the matter of the last cup of coffee in the pot. That should just be outlawed. It's always gross!
The Keurig really solved our a.m. coffee wars, bringing equality back to our brewing. Every cup is brewed individually to your personal specifications. I was expecting that part to be great - and indeed it was. What we did not expect, however, was how popular the device would be with the rest of our non-coffee drinking family members. I had no idea how versatile Keurigs were before I owned mine. For starters:
Iced Tea - the Platinum has a setting that allows you to brew their Tea K-cups in a concentrated form. Add some crushed ice and you have iced tea. Add some lemon juice and sweetener, and you have an Arnold Palmer.
Hot Chocolate - Have you seen the selection of Hot Cocoa K-cups for the Keurig. My kids are in love. We top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows for a special treat
Instant Oatmeal, Soup, etc - We don't have "instant hot" water in our house but I have always wished we did for all those "just add hot water" food items. Now we do! The Keurig Platinum Edition can be run without a K-cup to prepare these things in a jiffy or to use your own tea. My kids are always running out the door with cup of oatmeal en route to school!
My husband was sure he'd hate this coffeemaker because he has a coffee (grind your own) that he prefers. But he recently purchased a My K-Cup attachment that lets him brew cups with his own coffee and all is good in Java-land here. Everyone is drinking the beverage they prefer, at the strength they prefer, fresh and ready when they want it. We've banished the last cup from the pot from our kingdom.
Wish you had a Keurig Platinum Edition too? Now is your chance! Visit the Keurig website and have a look at their multitude of K-cup flavors. Tell us in the comments below which is your favorite, and how you'd use your Keurig. One winner will be selected at random and announced on 7/8.
This Giveaway is now Closed.
By Ciaran Blumenfeld, Momfluential.net (2009 co-hostess)