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Zojirushi EC-BD15 Fresh Brew Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker Reviews

38 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

12%Rated 1 stars

27 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/26/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Had to find a replacement for our Black & Decker carafe coffee maker which we were very unhappy with. After looking at all the models and price, we decided on a brand we'd never heard of before and we love it! Highly recommend it to anyone who wants a carafe (and this keeps it hot much longer than our old B&D) and who wants a simple machine to operate. On top of that, it looks great on the countertop.

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11 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/7/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

This was my first thermal carafe, and I am somewhat disappointed in its performance. The extraction of the coffee was somewhat lacking, as well. I tried a metallic filter and paper filters, and none of them performed as well as my favorite, now discontinued coffee makers. To me, it appears the filter basket valve allows the water to flow too freely, and I suspect that the distance the water must flow creates a problem with the temperature of the brewed coffee. Preheating the carafe with boiling water helps, but is not an acceptable cure for the basic problem. The silver lining to this dark cloud may be that I simply stop drinking coffee. I had normally brewed two to three pots of coffee per day. Now, I seldom brew more than three pots per week, and that total is dropping.

Additional 18 EC-BD15 Fresh Brew Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker Zojirushi Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 1, 2011

Anonymous

from Thousand Oaks, CA

I love this coffee maker! The coffee comes out hot and quickly. The carafe is easy to keep clean.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 21, 2011

Hattie

from South Florida

I looked on the web at lots of coffee pots... since I like to shop Zappos, I ordered this one... it came the next day and so far I'm pleased… one of the reviews said it was difficult to turn the lid to pour coffee and that is true, I needed help to even budge it... but if you don't screw the top on all the way before you put the pot in place, there is no problem turning it to pour the coffee... also check to see if it will fit under your cupboards... mine does, but I pull it out to make coffee... not a problem... so yes, I am happy with my new pot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 22, 2011

Shay f

from CT Shoreline

Works as promised, efficient and quick. The only drawback is the little black 'keep hot' lid and if you forget to remove it before brewing a fresh pot, you will flood the kitchen counter, like I've done, several times so we don't use it anymore. Super fast efficient delivery from Zappos.com naturally!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2011

Anonymous

from The "Hoosier" State

Great tasting coffee; carafe keeps coffee hot for three to four hours. It is a 10-cup coffeemaker...keep that in mind. The style is kind of different but it works.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cuisinart

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2010

John

from Sioux Falls SD

I am very happy with this coffee maker. I usually get percolators, but decided to try this when my perk wasn't making good coffee; glad I did. Non of the previous stated problems. Maybe doesn't keep coffee hot for hours, but you can stick in the micro with out any weird taste.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 18, 2010

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Love this coffee pot! It got good reviews on Consumer Reports. This makes great coffee, is easy to use and I love the sleek design. We had a Cuisinart which brewed good coffee but the lid to the pot was very difficult to put on and take off. We purchased a Krups, but the design was so poor that you couldn't pour the water from the pot into the coffee maker!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2010

Anonymous

from Druango, CO

We are especially enjoying the taste of the coffee. This carafe keeps the coffee hot for hours and it doesn't taste 9 days old! My husband often makes the coffee early - I go walk our dog; when I return an hour or two later the coffee is still hot and tastes fresh! No more warming plate that uses energy to keep the coffee hot and constantly cooking the coffee which makes it taste horrible. I choose this one for its sleek design, but yes, it is tall. I have had their rice cooker for years, so the company has earned my trust.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 19, 2010

Anonymous

from Detroit, MI

This coffee maker is great. I've had it for about 3 years now, and it makes the coffee nice and hot and keeps it hot for hours. Some people might find the carafe top tricky to work on and off, but it's never been a problem for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2010

Sharron H

from Washington State

We bought this item about 2 years ago and we love this coffee pot. It makes a really good cup of coffee and the carafe keeps the coffee hot for 4-5 hours. Worth every penny!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 5, 2010

Linda D

from Boston, MA

I love this coffee maker. I have had it for two years and have never had a problem with it. It is easy to clean, makes great coffee and the thermal carafe keeps the coffee hot for hours. My only complaint would be the design of the carafe. After brewing, you must put a cap on the carafe to keep the contents hot. But this is a minor inconvenience for an otherwise great product. I would recommend it to anybody, and just bought one for a wedding shower gift.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 30, 2010

Biet

 

I have had this coffee maker for the last 4 years. Loved it. Always made good coffee from the pot, never had any problems any others experienced. I don't understand how could those two customers had such bad experiences using this coffee maker.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 21, 2010

Anonymous

from Leonardo, NJ

First of all - I must give props to Zappos for the excellent delivery service. I ordered it on 2/15 and received the item on 2/16 - AMAZING!!! I absolutely love this Zojirushi thermal coffee maker. The carafe keeps my coffee warm for hours, so I can enjoy fresh-tasting coffee at anytime. Love the design - it looks good and I can easily clean the filter basket.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2011

David R

from virginia

Best coffee maker I ever had. Coffee stays hot and tastes great. The carafe can get a little tight, but manageable. Perhaps a little expensive, but worth it. Love it!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Nampa, Idaho

Our Zojirushi arrived a day late, but was worth the wait! It brews in about 3 minutes and makes a good cup. The pour spout doesn't really pour, but we took the lid off to pour and that solved that problem. Also, it doesn't keep coffee warm for long, only about an hour and then you have to reheat it. Quiet, good quality.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 16, 2011

Matthew W

from Baltimore, MD

A pretty good coffee maker. I love not having to worry about the hot plate under a glass carafe. The coffee stays hot for a reasonable amount of time. The coffee filters do not fit perfect but it is easy to work around if you are not too picky. Also, be careful not to tighten the screw on lid. If you keep it a little loose, the top will work just as well and won't get oversize due to what I think may be heat expansion.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Kansas

The simplicity is nice; no extra features to complicate the performance. Makes good coffee and the carafe keeps it warm for hours. Only downside is that it doesn't alert you when the brewing is complete. But it's fast and easy and small enough to keep on the counter. Great deal.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 20, 2010

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

Almost perfect. Makes great coffee, keeps it nice and hot, and looks classy. My only real complaint is how hard it is to get the lid off. Most of the time I need to use a towel to get a good enough grip to unscrew the stupid thing. The digital interface is not well designed, either - as you can accidentally change the time without having to hold down a second button or anything.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 25, 2011

Anonymous

from Santa Fe

We've had this maker for about a year now and I'd say it's mediocre at best. It's too tall, makes warm (not hot) coffee, difficult to screw top off carafe, carafe not easily centered right under the drip area, and the little ball in the window that shows how much water you put in often gets stuck at the bottom. On the plus side, it's a programmable thermal coffee maker -- very hard to find a good one.

Brands I'd also recommend: Braun

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 21, 2011

Lisa S

from New Jersey

I hate it. It doesn't make hot coffee. And it's a pain in the butt. The top/lid/cover is in 2 parts. You have to take the top cap off to make the coffee and put it back to keep in warm. I knew my husband was going to forget to take off the cap, and sure enough, coffee everywhere. What a mess. It's definitely going back.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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June 7, 2010

Anonymous

 

I was so disappointed. I read and followed all instructions. The first time I put water in this machine it ran out the bottom and destroyed the electronics inside.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 2, 2010

Mojo r

from Balto.,Md.

Absolute junk. The seal was defective and leaked from the bottom every time I used it. It ran that way for two cycles, before it gave out. I will never buy a junked up Chinese made coffee maker like this again. I still love Zappos.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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February 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston

Love this coffee pot. Great tasting coffee. I heat up my mug for 30 seconds after pouring since I like it really hot. Finally found a coffee pot that can make really good coffee and doesn't have to keep heating water all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 15, 2011

Homer N

from Colorado

When I saw this coffee maker at Zappos, I had to let everyone know that I've been using this coffee maker for 5 years. It's the best one I've ever owned! (I'm a 40 year coffee drinker.) I like my coffee hot and this carafe keeps it that way for hours. I can highly recommend it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 6, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought this coffee maker because we wanted one that used a thermal carafe and not a hot plate. It makes great tasting coffee, but it brews all over the counter top 1 out of every 10 pots. If the tip of the filter mechanism and the top of the carafe are not aligned to perfection, this problem happens. That makes for a very disappointing experience. Fear of this happening with every pot prevents our household from setting up the pot at night and using the timer mechanism. This glitch prevents me from recommending it to others.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 27, 2012

Julie B

from Pennsylvania

Do not buy this coffee maker. It is cheaply made, an awkward size, and it leaks if you do not line up the tiny openings just right. I wish I did not spend so much for this piece of junk. I wanted the thermal carafe, but I should have looked elsewhere. The machine itself is the equivalent of a cheap coffee maker. Zappos should not even carry it.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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