I bought one two months ago, and I think it's nearly perfect. Makes a great cup of coffee, or an easy way to brew up a mug of tea. My only complaint is that it only came with one mug and the little rubber seal came loose.
Is a very good blender I really like the way it blends the only problem that I have now is the lid it needs a new rubber seal because it's all loose and I can find a replacement rubber seal or a new lid for the jar.
I purchased this machine because every one of my KitchenAid mixers died while I was making bread. I do not expect this machine to EVER DIE with ANY KIND of dough (doesn't even get hot or start to smell of burning rubber like KA), but…and this is a big but. There is no where to put it. It is HUGE, so I have to keep it in storage and lug it out every time I go to use it. So I recommend checking the dimensions before purchasing. Additionally, also keep in mind that due to the shape of the machine, it's difficult to store the attachments in the bowl, so plan on a separate place for storage. Otherwise, THRILLED with my buy and it's been 2 years!
My 5 yr old made in Japan Zojirushi bit the dust when the plastic steam vent on top broke. Not typical of the brand reputation, but I will never buy another again. This Panasonic was *** cheaper, and had great energy saving features such as a timer (to power down at night). The 3 liter capacity also means I only fill up once a day. Negatives are a slight uncured rubber smell when opened, but it is significantly less than most made in China hot water pots. The top is a little hard to close. You have to physically press it down as the lid is not heavy enough to close on its own. I recommend this as a good middle point between the premium brands and the basic pots on the market.
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