Do not purchase this product unless you like the taste and smell of plastic.
Dan Huebner, Amazon
28 November 2013
Summary: I don't understand the high reviews for this item. Coffee doesn't get hot enough to brew properly and after trying to flush unit with many water cycles it didn't phase the prominent plastic odor and taste. Also if plastic odor and taste are this bad think of all the carcinogens that are going into your body.
Summary: I bought the EC-DAC50 on October 31, 2011 so I have had lots of experience with this coffee maker. First, it makes outstanding coffee and has many great features, like the handy removable reservoir, the filter and the general form factor and design. However, the carafe is paper thin and is absolutely guaranteed to crack around the metal band. Guaranteed! No matter how delicately you handle it or how much you avoid thermal shock, it will break.
Summary: Pros: Makes good coffee, looks good on the counter, is VERY quiet, you can use your own coffee without having to buy pods, love the water refill canister on it, great size for a small space. This really can take about any smaller size filter I had a ton of 8 cup basket style filters that when folded into four fit very nicely. Cons: A bit pricey (but I got it at a good price from Kohls!
Summary: The instruction manual took me a while, but now that the coffee pot is off and running, I find that it makes very good coffee indeed with the flip of one switch. No esoteric programming schedules or dog and pony shows. Just a well constructed old-style coffee maker that works.
Summary: I purchased this coffee maker less than 2years ago. I immediately wrote the company and said there was an issue with the heating plate being too hot and scorching the coffee after a few minutes. They replied that I must be confusing scorched coffee with coffee that was too strong and that I should use less coffee grounds. I have always turned the coffee maker off immediately after the coffee is brewed and rewarm any 2nd cup in the microwave.
Still makes consistently good drip coffee after 5 years
26 February 2013
Summary: This morning, as is usual, I made a carafe of freshly ground coffee with my Zorijushi Zutto: 5 demi-cups total which equals about 2 large mugs. I've always liked the fact that, unlike other monsters, this good-looking thing is compact and maximally productive, discourages wasteful use and occupies no significant counter space next to my Bodum burr grinder. The decanter-in-carafe design makes it exceedingly easy to take apart and clean well.