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Zojirushi Fresh Brew Thermal 10-Cup Carafe Coffeemaker

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Zojirushi Fresh Brew Thermal 10-Cup Carafe Coffeemaker. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and durability. The maintenance and price are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the capacity and noise, while comments about the speed and design are different.

usability, price, maintenance, durability, reliability

size, noise, capacity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Zojirushi Fresh Brew Thermal 10-Cup Carafe Coffeemaker is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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twist off top

 

wonderful coffee maker keeps coffee hot for hours

top is very hard to unscrew

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NOT a thermal carafe

 

I bought this unit to replace my cuisinart coffee maker that we had for almost 10 yrs. Our old coffee maker kept coffee hot for 12 hrs+( thermal carafe ) the thermal carafe on this coffee maker is junk. My work thermos keeps coffee hotter than this one.

It makes coffee

Does not keep coffee hot at all

Consumer review by:

EC-BD15

 

Threw away box after one week. Newegg did not allow RMA without a box and will not send a replacement one. I am very disappointed.

Hot coffee

Stop working after 4th used

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Not very good

 

don't waste your money

None

Does not make very hot coffee-lukewarm. Timer didn't seem to work as well

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Great Home Brews

 

I would not have allowed myself to pay ninety dollars for a machine that makes a liquid that no one else in my family enjoy, so I am very thankful that my family got it as a gift for me. You do have to understand what parts are not dishwasher safe...

It brews good coffee at my perfect temperature and then doesn't burn it between cups. Very easy to clean. Comes with a dishwasher safe filter. Will not produce coffee hot enough to scald, so it will not burn the flavor out or turn bitter

It can be moody, and the plastic top is a bit flimsy to be dealing with hot liquids, but that is nit-picking. By moody I mean there are a lot of parts you simply have to remain aware of and keep clean (see Pros)

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ZOJIRUSHI EC-BD15 Black Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker

 

A good drip coffee maker is hard to come by. You can find machines on the web that will brew a good cup, but they are more expensive than the Zojirushi. Do a little research about brands like Technivorm and Capresso. I'm currently enjoying a...

This coffee maker makes good coffee. YOUR coffee maker does not. The Zojirushi gets the water hot enough to brew a good pot

Other reviewers have noted that there are some areas where the machine is awkward to use. I think those are minor issues that you will forget about once you get familiar with the brewer ; The reason I gave this machine two stars is that it failed right...

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great machine

 

Loud? Really? Unreliable? Best overall coffee maker I've owned.

Great cup of coffee, have not had any problems with it. Coffee stays hot for a long time without getting burnt. I've owned this maker for well over a year

Too easy to change the time. I accidentally change it often

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EC-BD15

 

My unit only lasted a few months short of two years. I guess I was expecting the same quality as my zojirushi rice cooker. At least I now have a nice second coffee carafe to go along with my new coffee maker, whoever the manufacturer will be.

Makes great, hot coffee. Carafe keeps coffee hot for a long time without turning bitter

Small filter basket, watch out if you forget to empty carafe before brewing a new pot (I use a separate water container to fill coffee maker), short product life

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Okay coffeemaker with some quirks

 

Some other reviewers commented on how noisy it is. It doesn't really bother me, it reminds me of how the old percolating coffee maker used to sound. And you always know when it is done brewing.

It makes a good, hot cup of coffee and the thermal carafe keeps it hot for a couple of hours. The controls are basic and easy to use

It will overflow if you don't make sure the carafe is lined up properly. You have to swing the spray head out of the way to get the brew basket out. The plastic lid is pretty flimsy and cheap feeling. I'm sure it's only a matter of time until I loose...

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Worst. Coffee Maker. Ever.

 

When we first received the Zojirushi Coffee Maker, the timer didn't work. Then, it would sporadically decide to overflow while brewing coffee. We sent it back within a year to be fixed, which involved driving out to the hinterlands to find the only...

Makes OK coffee

Carafe and basket assembly prone to overflowing. Lousy customer service

Product Specifications

Lots of folks dislike the burnt flavor that coffee gets when it sits in a glass pot over a heating element. To avoid this, coffee shops often brew right into large thermal pots to keep the coffee warm without it becoming overcooked. The Zojirushi Fresh Brew does that, too, but in home-sized batches. It looks great, too, with a glossy black body and stainless steel carafe and brew basket. To brew, lift the lid and swing the water outlet spout to one side while the filter is being loaded; the spout will return to its proper position when the lid is closed. A small red ball in the water gauge makes it extra simple to read. And an electronic clock module also serves as a timer that will start the brewer at a specified time. The carafe's lid is designed to be on during brewing, with a small cap to help keep the heat in after it's ready. The Fresh Brew also has a pause-and-serve function that stops the flow for 30 seconds while a cup of coffee is served. +PLUS+ - Durgol Swiss Espresso is a special decalcifier which decalcifies all types and brands of espresso machines at the highest level of quality. Compared to vinegar and competing descaling solutions, Durgol IS far more efficient and effective at removing scale build up. Durgol Decalcifying Liquid is also recommended by Capresso for many Capresso Coffee/Espresso Machines (check your manual for recommendations).