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The Zojirushi Fresh Brew keeps its java hot all day (pictures)

For the $190, the Zojirushi Fresh Brew Plus Thermal Carafe coffeemaker can keep its coffee hot for over 13 hours, is equipped with a removable water tank, and is simple to operate.

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Classic coffeemaker style

At first glance, the Zojirushi Fresh Brew Plus Thermal Carafe coffeemaker looks like many drip machines lining store shelves.

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An advanced carafe

One of the nicest features of the Zojirushi Fresh Brew is its well-made thermal carafe. It not only keeps liquid hot for over 13 hours, it sports a useful thumb release button to make pouring simpler.

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Pop out this water tank

The Fresh Brew's water reservoir is removable for easy filling.

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A brewer with a basket filter

The Zojirushi Fresh Brew uses a basket-style filter basket that accepts flat-bottom paper filters.

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Stable for countertop fills

The removable water tank sits flat on countertops, permitting filling with less hassle.

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Dead simple controls

You'll find the control panel on the Zojirushi Fresh Brew clean and uncomplicated.

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