Summary: This is only the second time I have written a product review. I felt compelled to write the first because the product totally exceeded my expectations. This time I felt to write a review to warn others of the potential health risk associated with this product.
Summary: I received my highly anticipated Zojirushi today and am disappointed to say an HH error code appeared every time the unit reached boiling. There was excessive steam being released from the vent and it went into automatic shutdown mode every time.
The best water boiler, one star off for rust forming after 3 years
B. Hood "BH", Amazon
18 August 2014
Summary: DR:TL - Love it, will purchase again. Purchased mine on Amazon in May 2011 (over 3 years ago). Just developed a small rust spot on bottom within the last month (see more detail below) which is why I removed a star.
Summary: The problem is the plastic in the lid is decomposing. Whatever is leeching out of the plastic is depositing in a brown crusty line between the silicone seal and the top of the pot. I can clean this deposit off, but it comes back. The major problem is the funny taste of the water.
Serious Health Threat from Decaying Plastic Lid In Water
13 May 2014
Summary: i could not determine the cause of all the recent sediment in the water container when I went to fill it... until I noticed that the lid edge had began disintegrating and allowing fine bits of plastic to fall into the water. drinking plastic is not healthy and a clear and serious health threat.
Summary: I like to tell the story of my brother begrudgingly adding a hot water dispenser to his cluttered kitchen countertop when his Asian wife moved in, later declaring that everything on the countertops should go BUT the dispenser. He'd been converted.
The perfect replacement for an in-sink hot water faucet.
Phil Mickelson "software programmer", Amazon
31 May 2013
Summary: For the last 20+ years I have used an assortment of In-Sink-Erator hot water faucets. We drink a lot of tea, make oatmeal every morning and it makes boiling water much faster. Unfortunately, our last one, after 17 years, started leaking.