Zojirushi has been providing insulating technology for over 90 years and has applied their insulating knowledge to the EC-BD15BA Fresh Brew Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker. This breakthrough technology keeps coffee hot for hours without the need for a warming burner.
Cons: #4 paper filters are slightly too big to fit perfectly in the basket, neck of the carafe is narrow making it a little difficult to clean.
I found the Zojirushi EC-BD15BA Fresh Brew Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker to be very functional and easy to use. It heated the water to the perfect brew temperature and with the insulated brew basket, kept it at the correct brew temperature all the way through the brewing cycle. The result was great tasting coffee with less grounds than with other coffee makers. The thermal carafe kept the coffee hot and didn’t leak at all when pouring.
I was very impressed with the look and style of the coffee maker. It is sleek and stylish with a stainless steel thermal carafe and black accents, and would fit in most modern kitchens easily. At just 15 inches tall, it will fit under most kitchen cabinets so that it tucks out of the way when not in use.
The [easyazon_link asin=”B0000X7CMQ” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”sweetbaycoffee-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Zojirushi EC-BD15BA [/easyazon_link] Coffee Maker is built to last. The brew basket and water reservoir close firmly and securely and show no signs of misalignment. The thermal carafe feels solid and pours directly into the cup or mug, not all over the counter or running down the side of the carafe as so many carafes often do.
The pause and serve feature works great, there is not dripping and seems like it can hold for infinity without overflowing. Likewise, the brew basket will not overflow when brewing an entire 10 cups of coffee, even with the recommended 2 Tbsp. of grounds per cup. Water is evenly distributed over the grounds and there are no dry spots. The delayed brew feature is also great. You are able to set the machine to brew a full 24 hours ahead and have coffee waiting for you rather than waiting for your coffee.
Our Overall Rating: 4.9/5
I recommend the [easyazon_link asin=”B0000X7CMQ” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”sweetbaycoffee-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Zojirushi EC-BD15BA [/easyazon_link] Coffee Maker to anyone looking for overall functionality and great tasting coffee. It takes the guess work out of making a great cup of coffee and keeps it hot in a stainless steel thermal carafe. This eliminates the need for a warming burner that often throws off the flavor of the coffee by overheating it. It is stylish and functional for one third of the price of comparable coffee makers, making it a great value.