sandys7118: I am so upset at myself for not doing my homework on this machine. I just
purchased a new Keurig Vue and now realize that I am stuck with limited
choices for the Vue cups. I thought all k cups were the same. I bought
the Keurig because of ease of operation and I would not have to mess with
coffee grounds etc. Just pop in the k cup and close the machine. I don't
want to mess with opening the k cups and dumping the grounds in a Solofil
contraption! It totally defeats the purpose of getting the machine in the
first place! Is there anything other than this method or dumping the k
cups into a solofil cup? Will the K cups just fit inside the solofil
joel graves: Be careful with this method. I had good luck at first, but then suddenly
the machine would not pump water and you could tell the pump was giving up
because it couldn't pump. I took the machine apart and found that the
needle was all plugged up with coffee grounds. I then dissected a k-cup and
a vue cup. The vue cup has a small filter under the foil that protects the
top needle from getting exposed to grounds when it pierces the foil. The
k-cups do not have the small filter on the foil, so the grounds can easily
be forced into the nozzle, dry up, and plug the needle.
R T: FYI - just posted this and wanted to add it here, just be careful since
this applies to this technique too.
Just so you all are aware, I had my v700 for a year with no issues using
the Solofill V1. I bought a V2 because I was extremely excited to use
regular K cups in this machine. Low and behold my machine stopped
working.... At first it sounded clogged so I followed direction online to
unplug, slam the water res, etc.... nothing worked. In fact, the machine
then made a loud squealing noise an would not even turn on. I brought it
back to BB&B and of course they replaced it without question.
So now we have a new V700 and today it did THE EXACT SAME THING. Instead
of trying the methods online, I called Keurig who walked me through some
test and said the lines internally were clogged and the unit would need to
be replaced. This was within 7 days of getting this new one. She also
said she had never heard of this issue with the VUE.
I did some more research online and I see others have had a similar problem
with the K-Cup versions... they all used an air compressor to clear the
lines and then they seemed to work again...... So then it hit me........
with this NEW Solofill V2 and the requirement to take off the lid to use
K-Cups becomes an inherent defect that you must be aware of....... K CUPS
DO NOT HAVE FILTERS ON THE TOP THEM, so when you use them without in the
Vue and have to remove the lid, this means that your needles directly touch
coffee grounds. Since the Vue fills with water and kind of percolates the
coffee (why it brews stronger coffee), these ground actual enter into the
lines via the Needle. The Vue cups have the Coffee within a Filter. Even
after the foil is punctured, the needle touches water and only the small
minute amount of ground that might flow through the filter. Using your own
grounds you can in fact have this same issue, but remember the needle does
not puncture but rather goes into the plastic lid. The lid acts as a
backflow prevention that helps stop this.
I proved this by blowing out my lines using my compressor and watching the
coffee ground spew from the needles and the lines. My machine is now
working again and the V2 is going back.
SO BEWARE BECAUSE ALTHOUGH IT SEEMS GREAT, THE SOLOFILL V2 needs to be
recalled because it is a DEFECTIVE PRODUCT.
Tom Williams: josh id put the hole in the bottom foil the top of the used vue packs
Mike Cotes: Thanks man, I was looking for and adapter for the k-cups for the vue, and
came across your video. Thanks man
xdeaddollx273774: Thank u! :)
Jeannie Crook: Don't do it! Yes it works, for a week or two, then coffee grounds get in
the water line & the machine won't pump water at all. The Vue cups have a
filter on the top that prevents coffee getting into the needle, the Kcups
do not have this filter, so eventually enough coffee gets in there to clog
the line & prevent it from pumping water.
I was using the Kcups inside the solofill adapter without the solofill lid.
I did this for a week or two & it worked great, until one day my machine
would not work at all. I could see coffee in the water line. The Kcup
type machines apparently can be unclogged with a paperclip but not the Vue.
I had to disassemble the unit, remove the water line inside, and flush
water thru it with a turkey baster to get the coffee out. Not something
I'm going to want to do every week or two just so I can use Kcups.
Tricia Zawislak: I found this and thought it was a great idea until I thought of the grinds.
I use San Francisco Fog Chaser from BJ's and they have the little filter
pouch and don't leak grinds. They do fit perfect into the regular Vue cups,
but have the same problem with getting jammed, you have to pen the machine
VERY slow or close it and open it again. I will try the rubberband or
O-ring but my fear is that it will get tossed in the morning rush...LOL
It's worth the try, thanks for the video!!
Thomas Garbellotto: Is this what you have? MOM
Andre Morgan: I'm still kicking myself in the face for not looking into the Vue a little
bit more.... I'm stuck in the same boat as most of these poor folks, but
this method saves me from having to give away a ton of Starbucks K-cups.
You should get this patented lol thanks again for sharing this!!
tjruff84: go to Kohls they have the solofil v2 works perfectly
Matt Gwiazda: Lisa, I have several of the empty Travel Mug size Vue cups. Get in touch
with me and i'll send you a few.
Nina Henderson: Genius. Thank you.
Cindi McRae: Very helpful. Is this machine as good as the Kcup one? My son-in-law had me
get this one because it's newer and supposedly better. What is your
opinion? Thanks :)
Paul Schopp: Nice! Thank you for this. Its a nice machine, but it serves the company
right for purposely using a different size pod.
Breanna Brigman: videos like this is why I get calls nonstop that their brewer just quit for
"no reason" and have to replace them. when the reason is it's trying to be
cheated and messes up.
twonone: great idea
MuneShadow1: Like some of you; I, too have a Keurig Vue v500 machine, and the same
problem that has yet to come. But, I may have a solution that works just as
well as this video; you can remove the foil from the k cup, right? So, what
you do, is take a reusable filter for the V series...Buy one if you don't
have it, first. Then, take your k cup and gently cut the foil top and dump
the grounds into your filter. Lastly, you're ready to brew your 'hacked',
yet tasty beverage! Leave your comments, if my solution works.
kimster1880: Keurig sucks for having designed a system where U can't find the products
in the stores bcuz they sell only the K-cups, I bought the Vue at Walmart,
they had the Vue coffees next to the display, when they sold out, they
failed to stock the coffee aisle with Vue coffee cups, they only have the
K-cups. I give them an F for failing to design a system that can be filled
with supplies easily.
Maria Davis: Has anybody utilizing this method have issues with it clogging the lines of
their machines? I know the V2 has had problems, but this sounds like a
better idea than the adapter.
NuumKindredDragon: I would assume that a simple piece of scotch tape over the top (accross
both) would do nicely. Both keeping it in place before puncture and after
to keep both together when getting it out.
Sorry if this has been posted already, however, thanks for showing this
it gives me more options!
hezekiahb: It seems to me the issue of grounds going back into the water line is a
simple fix. When you finish brewing a cup make sure you run an empty cycle
to blow out any grounds that may have leaked back into the line. Proper
care of machines like this, even when using vue cups is to run regular
flush & cleaning cycles. Flush the machine after every use period before
the machine has a chance to dry (run empty at 4 oz) and monthly or every 30
uses you should run a descaling cycle. Having owned espresso machines &
various coffee makers for years proper care can make just about any machine
last a lifetime.
Reality Thumper: I bought this machine and I CAN'T GET COFFEE FOR IT WTF!!!!!! and when I do
find it, it's TWICE as much AND has little to know choices in variety!!!!
MaryStewart: i assume the vue makes bigger cups of coffee?>
Raymond Lyons: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-K2V-Cup-for-Keurig-VUE-Brewers-works-with-V500-V600-V700-v2-/201034841678?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ece9c3e4e
LOVE LOVE LOVE MY VUE..... Especially once I found the K2V cup... Lets you
use K-Cups in the machine... Sooooooo many more flavors available in the
K-Cups. Huge savings compared to the Solofill v2.. Seen the V2 for as much
as 104 bucks on E-bay due to a supply and demand issue. These things are
sold out everywhere.. The K2V cup, from what I can tell, does exactly the
same thing for alot less.. Here's a link.. Happy Brewing To All.. And To
All A Good Morning!!!
ianjuarez30: I have used this method and clogged up my vue, but after a while not using
it I tried it again and it works so not doing k cups on vue again. In my
bbbbailey1958: Solofill Refillable Reuseable K-Cup for Keurig Vue Brewer. They sell them
at Home Depot $19.99. Order them online, shipping is free to neighborhood
store and just go pick up your order.
bbbbailey1958: Just purchase a Solofill for Vue machines. Home Depot, Target, Bed Bath &
Beyond. Thank God someone came up with a solution.
Richard Filion: wouldn't it also work better if you put something in the bottom of the Vue
cup which would cause the Kcup to stick to it? Obviously the puncture
needle is what is causing the Kcup to stick in the Vue.
Perfect2257: could I for instance pour my own bought coffee from Europe inside that
refillable Solofill and brew it in The Keurig Vue?
doug matvey: If you are using a hot chocolate k cup for a vue you can just open the k
cup and put the powder in the vue cup and cover it with tin foil
Markos Cardenas: Thanks research, I thought I'd never get to use the K cups again.
Lysander Spooner: Cool. I you buy the Solofill V1 you can put the K Cup right in there.
macuser5555: As simple as his solution is I'm wondering why Keurig didn't just create an
adaptor for the Vue to fit the K-cups? I'm guessing they want to eventually
take the K-Cup brewers out of circulation and get more people to buy the
Vue? Can't think of any other reason why.
lilwyteboy69: I did an unboxing of the keurig vue I got a lot of free stuff with mine plz
come check it out
John Schneiter: THat's great !! The only way you can buy Vue paks is on line.. our
supermarket has a ton of K cups.. so this is GREAT !!! Thanks !!
Jim smith: As a warning, the Vue portion packs have a filter built into the lid to
protect one of the needles from contact with the coffee or tea in the cup.
The K-cups do not have such a filter (sits differently) therefore there is
a good chance that using this trick in this video will plug up the needle
and disable the brewer.
Candace Wilke: Thank you for the video!
kim Jackson: cool !!! thanks for sharing .. I have the Vue & the K-cups . they make so
many more flavors for the K-cups
Don Daugherty: I JUST PURCHASED THE KEURIG K65 SPECIAL, NOW I SEE THE VUE AND ONE CAN MAKE
CAFES' ETC WITH IT, IS MY 65 OBSOLETE ALREADY???
mal2x44: Tested this out, and it works well. The one thing that needs to be said is
that this only works well for K-Cups with bags (coffee, tea, and fruit
drinks). Anything like hot chocolate does not work as well since the powder
sits in the bottom of the cup.
joshsmit56001: Good idea. I will look into that.
Angelo G: great tip dude thanks .....now do you know a way to fill your own coffee
into one of these cups????
jay1776: Awesome I will try this out. There is a severe lack of variety with the VUE
Flaheat: Haha. Keurig posing as "Jim Smith" in Youtube comments! Why didn't Keurig
simply make the machine backwards compatible, aside from the patent ending
on the K-cups in the very near future? Pretty silly if you ask me.
Tom Williams: josh im trying a vue pack and a reg coffee filter its not comin out right
bbbbailey1958: I ordered one from Home Depot too $19.99 free shipping. And though I like
my own coffee, my next question was can you use the kcups in the Solofill.
Thanks for answering my question! Now, my purchase of the Vue is well worth
it because I was feeling like Keurig slighted me for a bit. Shame they
don't invest in their most expensive machine, especially if they want
people to continue purchasing it. Keurig made it extremely hard to enjoy my
joshsmit56001: Thanks for all the comments and ideas.
Yalixa Barrios: I hate the fact that they decided to switch the kcups! I wish they would of
kept the same design & just improve the coffee maker :/ the worse part is
you can only find vue cups at certain stores. I will defiantly be using
your trick THANK YOU!
Lisa Martinez: Does anyone have any extra travel size cups as mentioned below they are
willing to send me. Don't have any use for a full pack of travel size mugs.