Summary: I am owning one of this for 2 years. It works perfect. I love it and have no complaint. I also own 2 rice cookers from this brand name. They are great. Recently, I bought this water boiler for my mom. Into the 2nd week, she found it have problem to boil the water from time to time. I returned it. I still love the brand, I believe this is just an isolated instance.
Summary: Many years ago, when I was a kid, my parents got one for a housewarming gift. I thought it was useless and unnecessary. Now that I have one, I can't live without it! I use it whenever I need hot water for recipes, quick tea, making coffee in a french press, and so forth. I can see it being useful to warm baby bottles as well.
Summary: Brought two at the same time in 2002. Parent's broke a little after a year and mine is still working. The pump stopped working in 2009 and I replaced several related parts at an authorized dealer for $35 total. When it was brand now, two pumps would fill a standard cup. But since 2004, quite a few extra pumps to do the same. I would purchase again. This model can be available for approx 60-70 + tax in retail Chinatown stores in SF and NYC.
Summary: There were some negative reviews of this product, but I have found it to work great! Just be sure not to fill past the max fill line in the chamber, and not to leave the power cord connected if the chamber is empty.
Summary: I bought mine quite more than 3 yrs ago at a much lower price from Amazon. It boils a full pot pretty fast and the quality is good. However, it seems to not create enough pressure to force a good amount of the water out when you press the pump; you sort of have to quickly pump a few times to build up the pressure. This could be related to the fact the lid isn't perfectly tight, so some of the pressure may just escape when you press the pump.