I always keep one eye open for Zojirushi appliances on Amazon because it’s such an amazing brand for kitchen appliances. We were given a hand-me-down Zojirushi bread maker from my husband’s grandparents a few years back and we just love it. Since we got rid of our microwave about a year ago (on Earth Day 2011) – we invested in the Zojirushi CV-DSC40 VE Hybrid Water Boiler and Warmer, Stainless Steel for heating up foods, tea, coffee, soups and more. They are the best – just read the reviews and you’ll see. And Amazon currently has some great sale prices – especially the five-cup rice maker. It’s definitely one of those appliances you save up for – but I think they last for ages and they are super well made.
Do you have experience with a Zojirushi? What’s your favorite brand?