Summary: I am Japanese and I've had electric thermo pots as long as I remember. After 3 "bad"non-Japanese brand ones I've owned, I finally decided to go all out and invest in a Zojirushi pot b/c I assumed it was going to be made in Japan. WRONG!! The Japanese want to provide quality items for their people and products are of great quality there, but for their export models, everything is made in China. I don't think the Chinese care about the quality of some Japanese product.
Summary: Zojirushi used to be great brand from Japan ... until it decides to increase profit margin by having its 'export' version made in China. My old Zojirushi (made in Japan) last 10+ years - replaced only when the interior got corroded badly while the seal was cracked substantially. Even at that beat up stage, the old unit still boiled water perfectly the way it should be, albeit noisy with considerable mineral debris.
I think this is one of my favorite gadgets of all time.
8 January 2014
Summary: Keeps water at one of the 3 preset temperatures perfectly. I keep mine running so at night I can make some tea to help me sleep at night, and in the morning I make a thermos of tea to bring to work... It rotates very well, easy to clean, and even easier to dispense water into your cup. Fantastic product, Zojirushi really rocked this one out. I know its sorta expensive however the luxury for having hot water at a push of a button is actually really convenient.
Summary: I use this product several times a day. With a family of 6 we are always making tea, hot chocolate or needing hot water for something. It is a great time saver and very durable...never any problems.
Summary: For years i have been making tea by boiling water and letting it cool to the optimum temperature. Now this wonderful product has cut my tea making time in half and is always ready to go. It has a cool sleep timer that i can set for up to 10 hours so that when i wake up i can make tea right from the dispenser on the kettle. I would recommend this product to anyone who spends a lot of time drinking tea.
Summary: If you are a tea drinker, use a french press or have any other need for hot water on a regular basis, then this is a MUST have item. We have had ours for about 7 years without a hitch. We purchased this for a relative for Christmas. Our son has one too and uses it for just about everything as well. He has had his for over 10 years. We also use ours to steep tea for iced tea.
Summary: I just love this boiler/warmer. I could have tea or coffee anytime of the day. It functions just fine so far (3 mo.) but the only complain I hae is it is made in China, and not Japan. I thought all Zojirushi pots are from Japan but not so.
Hot water. The foundation of kitchen civilization.
Tiggeroo Reviews, Amazon
10 December 2013
Summary: I like my kitchen toys to be versatile, so buying this was a stretch for me, but the appeal of convenience always making a fresh cup of loose tea instead of nuking leftovers from the pot won me over. It's kind of like a Keurig for loose tea drinkers. Then, once I had a reliable, constant source of hot water sitting there at all times, I found a lot of extra uses: rehydrating fruit, cups of hot chocolate, starting yeast during winter baking (instead of running warm tap...
Summary: I needed a replacement and wanted something that would give me hot water for tea at a moment's notice. This was it! It has 3 water temperature settings for different types of tea. If you're a serious tea drinker, this is the perfect choice.
Summary: Own this for less than 2 days and don't like it. The material seems a little cheaply made for the price. The outside of the boiler got very hot and is a safety concern for us especially with little kids around the house. It could be a defective unit but we never had this issue with Tiger. We own two Tiger boilers and figured would buy this for the parents since they drink a lot of hot water/tea, etc. And thought it would be good for the price- well, thought wrong.