Zojirushi CD-WBC30 Water Boiler Photo
I've found it to be pretty handy if you need any of the following:
- Instant hot water for soup
- Instant noodles
- Hot chocolate
- Instant coffee
- Tea (which I imagine is what most people will use this water boiler for)
It's a Zojirushi Water Boiler, And It WorksThe unit has an LCD display that shows the temperature (4 thermostat settings) 208, 195, 175 and 140 degrees. A timer can also be used to heat the water (start heating water in X hours). Whenever you want hot water you simply place a cup under the outlet and then press the 'Dispense' button. Hot water is pumped out in a slow and controlled stream (helps to avoid spilling any hot water).
Physically the unit is not heavy. The interior has a Teflon-like coating that makes it easier to clean. Mineral build-up comes off if you follow the cleaning directions. So far a pretty good and reliable unit. It does what it is supposed to do, which is to boil and keep water hot. As usual if any problems, I will note them here.
Water Boiler Cleaning IdeasCleaning tip: Cut up a lemon, fill the machine with water, let it boil with the lemon for about an hour. It's a natural way to remove any mineral deposit build up.
Cleaning tip #2: Vinegar works very well as well. I've used roughly a 50% vinegar/water solution, let it all boil and the mineral build up just seems to disappear. Very easy way to remove it all.