Zojirushi EC-YSC100 Fresh Brew Coffee Maker review

Laura Last Updated: January 3rd, 2017 at 11:39 am
  • Build Quality
  • Features
  • Value for Money

Zojirushi might not be a household name for those looking for a feature-packed coffee maker. However, with its powerful heating unit it achieves a maximum temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit–the optimal brewing temperature for great coffee. And the Zojirushi EC-YSC100 Fresh Brew delivers fantastic coffee. It also packs serious conveniences for coffee lovers like a fast programmable timer, removable water tank, thermal carafe, a drip-prevention mechanism, as well as BPA-free plastic materials.

Specifications & Features of the Zojirushi EC-YSC100 Fresh Brew coffee maker

  • A removable water tank makes it easy to fill the water chamber with a capacity of two to ten cups.
  • A thumb-activated lid makes serving easy and keeps your coffee hot and fresh for hours.
  • A simple-to-use, twenty-four-hour programmable timer allows you to set the time you wish your coffee brewing to start.
  • Removable water tank and filter basket, cleaning is fast and easy.
  • The stainless steel thermal carafe holds 10 cups (1.5 liters) of coffee and keeps it warm for hours. Carafe has a thumb-activated, easy-pour lid.
  • Dimensions: 8×10.6×14.9 inches
  • Weight: 9 pounds

Highlights of the Zojirushi EC-YSC100 Fresh Brew

  • Twenty-four-hour programmable coffee maker with large buttons that make it easy to set the timer.
  • Large-capacity thermal carafe holds 10 cups.
  • Removable water reservoir makes filling and cleaning easy.
  • Backup battery for the clock and brew timer preserves settings.
  • Thumb-activated thermal carafe makes it easy to serve and keep your coffee warm.


  • Some customers have stated that the machine sometimes leaks some during the brewing process.
  • Price is relatively high versus comparable units.
  • Some customers say that the brewing process is loud.


All in all, the Zojirushi Fresh Brew ten-cup programmable coffee maker is an advanced unit with smart, easy-to-use features and a powerful heating unit. Most customers have praised its great tasting coffee, easy cleaning features, large thermal carafe, and programmable timer.

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