The Panasonic NC-ZF1 is part of the Coffee maker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Coffee maker models like the NC-ZF1 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Brew performance: The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing and an indication of the coffee's concentration.
Convenience: Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.
Carafe handling: Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are self-serve models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
This Panasonic 8-cup drip model has:
a permanent filter.
a measured capacity of 38 oz.
a tea maker filter basket.
a cone-type filter.
MODEL Colour Smoke (NC-ZF1H) / Violet (NC-ZF1V)
Main Unit Material Stainless & Transparent Glass
FEATURES Capacity 8 cup (1.1 L)
Operation Method Electric Button
Electricity display Transparent illumination (Blue)
Carafe Material Stainless (exterior)
Water Tank non-detachable
Filter (paperless) yes
Digital Timer no
Drip Stopper yes
Keep Warm no
Water Level gauge yes (Unit)
Aroma Selector yes
Auto Shut Off yes
Integrated Cord Storage yes (Unit)
POWER Power supply 120 V 60 Hz
Power consumption 900 W
Dimensions Exterior Dimensions (H × W × D) 346 x 293 x 172 mm (13-5/8” x 11-1/2” x 6-4/5”)
Weight Approx. 3.8 kg