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: For me this coffee maker is perfect. Best thing is the removable water tank, second best is the water markings for both hot and cold coffee. Third - being able to use the hot water for tea as the coffee goes in a basket that sits on top of the carafe so the maker doesn't smell and taste like coffee. Some might not like that it doesn't have a auto timer but I never used the one on my old coffee maker. The bad - price is expensive and it does not automatically turn off.
Summary: My Krups carafe cracked after twenty + years of use and great coffee. I brew super strong and the Zutto seems up to the task. It has a very attractive matte silver and dark grey finish and the typically excellent Zojurshi quality. The filter basket is smaller, so that might cause problems in brewing the 5-cup max (24oz), but for my 3-cup (just one large cup of coffee ~15oz) it works great.
Summary: I have had this Zutto for about 6 months. It took a little time to get used to filling water into the plastic container and setting it into the heating tank as opposed to pouring the water into the tank.This makes it easier, less chance of spilling water. Also you put the filter into the basket which hangs into the carafe. But now it's just habit and I love the taste of my morning coffee. I don't use as much coffee grinds as I used in another brand coffee maker.
Summary: Bought this coffee maker after reading the good reviews. I was willing to pay a higher price for a good coffee maker. I wanted a good, small coffee maker that fit under the counter when I was finished each day. This was the one. Don't expect bells an ... d whistles. This has none, but I didn't care. Just wanted good, hot coffe for one person. Did not choose the Keurig Mini.
Summary: I bought this coffee maker after enjoying a cup of coffee at a friends. He liked the Zojirushi and I found the coffee to be very good. It is a compact coffee maker that uses a cone filter, has a removable water tank and keeps the coffee warm. I would rate the quality of coffee as excellent and the best I have made at home in years.