Excerpt: My sister in law has one and I admired it then bought one. I love the size, it's compact and perfect for a couple. Brews perfectly every time and I love that the water tank comes out. Definitely, if you pour fast, it's going to spill. I grew up in a Japanese household so we pour gently and there isn't an issue with spillage.
Excerpt: Love this coffee maker. I bought some bulk tea off the internet and tried it in tea balls and it was tasteless. I decided to try it in this coffee maker. The tea tasted totally different, it was really good, coffee also tastes better in this than my old coffee maker. The down side to this it only holds three cups of water instead of five. I measure out water from my liquid measuring cup and the coffee maker is filled to five cups after pouring only three cups into it.
Excerpt: Con: drippy pour, complicated to make coffee no auto-turnoff (dangerous at times). Pro: best tasting coffee I've had in a home drip, great size for apartment. Overall: If you don't mind the haste, it's an amazing cup of coffee.
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: It seemed silly to keep a colossal 12 cup coffee maker on the counter for someone who just drinks a couple cups in the morning. After extensive reading of reviews until by vision blurred, and trying a big Mr. Coffee with lots of perks, I decided to try the aesthetic but feature stingy Zojirushi. It's been an adjustment getting used to this unique design, different style coffee filter, and no pause and serve, but I am adapting.
Zojirushi Zutto 5-Cup Coffeemaker: The Good & The Bad
30 November 2011
Summary: This is a very basic coffeemaker with some big advantages. 1) Even though it is just 640 watts the coffee brews piping hot. (Better than Mr. Coffee.) 2) The cone filter is ingeniously designed to mount on the carafe where it takes up less space on the counter. This unit is not much bigger than the popular Black & Decker DCM18 Brew 'N Go Coffeemaker . 3) It brews 5 cups as opposed to four.
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.