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Ekobrew For Keurig Caution

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I'm posting this is a separate thread since an earlier post is "buried" in another thread.

We own a Keurig B70 Platinum unit and have been trying to find a non K-Cup solution.

We have My-Cap lids (used on empty K-cups), and Keurig permanent filters. Both work ok, but make weak coffee. The Keurig single-cup permanent filters work best of the two.

After reading another poster liked another K-cup substitute product called Ekobrew, I ordered three from Amazon for about $37. The Amazon site listed several Keurig products it wouldn't work with...our B70 wasn't listed among them. Sure enough, they don't fit and it's a non-refundable product from Amazon.

So, please be careful before ordering. Or, like me, you might end up with three coffee filter Christmas tree ornaments.
 

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You are taking the right approach with public posting if Amazon gave inadequate information about the product and then won't take it back. I was think about getting the Ekobrew, but I now know for sure that I'll get it somewhere other than Amazon.

If you happen to have a Twitter or Facebook account, be sure to post your experience there, too. I had a Barnes and Noble problem that no amount of customer service contacts could resolve. One mention on Twitter, and good things happened.

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Wonka, thanks for posting this.
 

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I have a B70 Platinum and have been using the ekobrew for over a month now and it works and fits fine. Remember, you don't remove the kcup holder, you just pop the ekobrew cup in as you would a normal kcup.
 

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Retraction - Ecobrew will fit

Geez...now I feel like an idiot. I did get the Ekobrew to fit in the Keurig B70, but it isn't an easy fit. I received no insertion instructions with the three units.

The Ekobrew lid has a flat surface. It must be centered at the arrow on the removable Keurig filter and inserted at a slight angle towards the arrow. This allows the Ekobrew to insert over the pin for piercing K-cups.

Now, that I can get the Ekobrew in the unit. I'll give it a try tomorrow to see if it brews coffee any better.

Everyone...please accept my apologies for the confusion. The caution is still there, make sure your model will work with the Ekobrew because it's a non-returnable to Amazon. It appears the B70 is compatible. You just have to figure it out. Duh.....

Update: After posting this, we tried brewing two cups. The darn things leak. Brainman- does yours also leak?

They just aren't worth the trouble & cost and the coffee tastes about the same as using the Keurig permanent filter. I give up, we've tried to duplicate the K-cups using different methods none can make coffee as well. My wife's returning to the Cusinart Grind & Brew, I'll stick with the permanent filters since she likes only Decaf and I prefer regular. Life's challenges...LOL
 
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Mine leaks a little bit. You have to experiment with the grind and fill level. I found that if the grind is too fine, and its too full, the water can't get through fast enough and it comes out the top. Try less fill, and don't pack it. I only use it 20% of the time. The standard kcups are still the best. I sometimes roast & grind my own coffee also, maybe twice a year. Good luck.
 
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