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.
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.
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...
Making perfect coffee since March 2008 and just bought a spare
B. Bridges, Amazon
19 November 2012
Summary: Checked my Amazon account and surprised we've had it so long. Read some reviews and decided it was time to write my own. Lots of other reviewers have gone over the features so thought I'd give results relating to long term usage and counter some of the speculative reviews, e.g.
Summary: If your looking for a coffee pot that will brew a small amount of great tasting coffee, your search is over. I love the simple, functional design of this pot. Like the fact that the coffee grinds are contained inside the carafe. It's easy to clean and fits my needs perfectly.
Summary: I have used this coffee maker for about a little while now and I find the on/off button could have been to the front, as you can forget to shut if off, without realizing the coffee maker is still on. I also think it is a bit pricey for this item.
Summary: I've had this coffee maker for 4 years now, It's the perfect size for one or 2 people. It's easy to use, doesn't take up a lot of space, and it makes great coffee. I just don't understand why it's so expensive. Also..it's really hard to find replacement carafe's.
Cons: price, replacement parts hard to find, sturdy