Is reaching into your fridge for the next soda too much of a hassle?
Well, Keurig thinks it has the answer.
This is the Keurig KOLD machine and it takes pods, adds tap water, and creates soft drinks right into your glass made fresh, but without the hassle of a CO2 cartridge.
Now I have to warn you, the pods are not quite as easy to use as the regular K-cup pods.
For instance, you have to pull off a safety seal, which is a little foil cover that covers the bottom of the pod.
If you don' t do that with a [UNKNOWN] pod, Essentially you're gonna waste the pod and that can be a very expensive mistake, especially if you do it a lot.
It's really big.
It weighs over 25 pounds, not including the water, and it's just very hard to find a spot on your kitchen counter for this thing.
Don't expect it to be exactly the same as far as taste and carbonation is concerned, to The brands and soft drinks that you like to buy at the store.
We did the blind taste test in the office, and everyone could tell the difference between what was made from a pod and what came out of a can or a bottle that we bought in the store.
Making a Keurig cold soft drink also takes a little longer than you might expect.
especially if you're used to making K-Cups.
Compared to a K-Cup, which takes about 30 seconds, this takes about 90 seconds, which might be a little longer than you want to wait.
Keurig Kold may be worth your while if you're nowhere near a fridge and you're in your office or cubicle or someplace where you dont have access to a refrigerator, but For most of us, you can just use a fridge, a mini-fridge, or whatever and stock it with your favorite soft drink of choice and that makes a lot more sense.
Be sure to read the full review at cnet.com.
I'm Brian Bennett for CNet.