Zojirushi EC-BD15 Fresh Brew Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker

by admin on May 3, 2010

  • Stylish automatic coffee brewer with 1.5-liter thermal carafe
  • Stainless-steel carafe keeps coffee hot for hours
  • 1025 watts; electronic clock/timer with preset function; auto shut-off for safety
  • Clever brew-and-serve lid design; easy-to-read water gauge
  • Measures 15 by 12 by 9 inches; 1-year warranty

Product Description
Zojirushi’s EC-BD15BA 1.5 Liter Fresh Brew Coffee Maker with Vacuum Stainless Steel Carafe is gorgeous and functional and will look spectacular on your countertop. It has many wonderful features.Amazon.com Review
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.

To clean the brewer unit, use a solution of white vinegar and water, following the instructions in the accompanying booklet. The unit is not immersible. The exterior can be wiped with a damp soft rag; do not use abrasives or scouring pads. The filter reservoir is removable; clean with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly. The coffee brewer measures 15 by 12 by 9 inches (includes carafe handle when unit is completely assembled), and it uses #4 cone-shaped disposable paper filters. The Fresh Brew comes with a detailed instruction booklet. Zojirushi guarantees its products with a one-year limited warranty. –Garland Withers

Zojirushi EC-BD15 Fresh Brew Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker


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D. A. D Orlins May 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm

the write-up in amazon for this coffee maker is terrible. nowhere is the capacity given. The model # ends in 15 so we believed it had a 15 cup capacity when we ordered it. No it is not, it is a simple 10 cup size. too tall for a small capacity.insulated cafe works well for a while.
Rating: 3 / 5

discerning May 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Only uou can answer;put in good coffee product; it will make good coffee, keeping it drinkably hot surprisingly long.You are making ice coffee; buy another. Bonus: Though not an ornament, most find it inoffensive, if not attractive, on the counter. No problem to report; ours has worked well for two years. Just bought another as a birthday present for my sister;they are still becoming aquainted.

Rating: 1 / 5

George J. Cottay May 3, 2010 at 6:43 pm

I think the note below sent to Amazon says it all. The coffee maker is defective but not so broken as Amazon “service.”


Okay, now I am really annoyed.

You provided a defective product — a coffee maker that leaks right out of the box. Okay, stuff happens.

But then your system got ugly.

When I did the return process I selected the option

UPS pickup: Have package picked up from the address to which it was originally shipped.

Instead on honoring that request, your system decided to give me a postal service label and your instructions now say:

Give the package to your letter carrier or take the package to your nearest post office for delivery. No postage is necessary if the package is mailed from within the United States.

No, this is not user error. When I figured out what was wrong I did some browser backs to check. I said, “Pick this up.” Your system’s reply was, “No way. sucker. Haul it to the post office.”

Excuse me, but this is no way to treat customers unless you want fewer of them. Do you really want me to leave work, go to the post office, and return the defective product? If so, rest assured, I will not be buying from Amazon in the future.


Based on past experience, I suspect some human at Amazon will get the mess remediated but, alas, the whole Amazon process seems to be driver toward doing business without any human intervention.
Rating: 1 / 5

Coffee Luvr May 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm

To be honest, I haven’t brewed coffee in this machine so I can’t comment on the quality of the coffee it makes. I’m returning it unused because the #4 filters they tell you to use don’t fit. They stick out of the basket more than a quarter of an inch. When you swing the basket into place, there’s a plastic feed arm that is supposed to automatically swing over the center of the filter basket. However, because the #4 filter sticks up so high, the arm can’t swing over. I tried cutting the filters down and that worked better but who wants to do that every time? Also, to fill the reservoir you have to use the carafe. No big deal. Except there’s a piece on the top of the carafe that has to be taken off for the brewing process and then put back on if you want to keep the coffee warm in the carafe. This machine is way too much trouble.
Rating: 1 / 5

56Novi May 3, 2010 at 7:24 pm

This is a quality piece at a bargain price. This large, coffee drinking family of ours is impressed with our new coffee maker and I’m guessing Zojirushi will soon be known as the Toyota of the coffee maker industry.

I must add that we purchased this product at Amazon, and as usual, we were pleased with the service. Very unfortunately, we’re disappointed in Amazon for perhaps becoming a politically correct censor of sorts, by removing a company from their service who makes and sells a dvd called “The Secret of Oz”. The information on this dvd is vital for people who wish to live in a free and prosperous nation. I give this video five stars and recommend that every American buy it wherever you can find it for sale. We have frequent screenings of this video at our house as we serve coffee from our new Zojirushi coffee maker. Read reviews of “The Secret of OZ” on Amazon right now. Thanks.
Rating: 5 / 5

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