I got a gift from my husband. ASSA!!! It was a rice cooker, which is a very important thing in aeriskitchen. I love the color and design of this cooker. After I tried to use it several times, I decided to make this post for somebody who wants to buy a good rice cooker, since I like it very much. My husband researched rice cookers quite a bit before he decided to order this one. Reviews from people helped his decision. So, I will do same thing for you. hehe… The company name is Zojirushi and this model is “Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker & Warmer NS-ZCC10 5.5 Cups” It is made in Japan.
It has an easy to read wide colored LCD. There are different settings for white rice, sushi rice, mixed grains, porridge, sweet rice, semi-brown, and brown rice with simple up and down button. You can also pick softer, harder, or quick cooking. It has start & completion melody signal. I do like their timer function, so I can prepare the rice at night, and then in the morning, the rice will be ready for me. I didn’t try this yet but, they have a pre-washed rice cooking function also.
As you see the picture, it has black thick spherical inner cooking pan. It is very easy to wash. The stay cool side handles are easy to remove and clean. Even if you never made rice before, you can just use the measuring cups they give and the lines in the pan, and you will have very delicious rice.
Here are 2 cups they give you. When you use a rice cooker, you might have problems cleaning the lid since the moisture and rice steam stick to the lid while it’s cooking, and then it is harder to clean later. This rice cooker has a detachable & washable inner lid. It’s very easy to clean too, so I like that part also.
I took some pictures of my cooked rice with peas. The texture of my rice was exactly what I wanted. I used the mixed grain button for this, the peas were cooked very well. Yummy and healthy!
Cheap rice cookers will cook the rice quicker than this one. However, that speed comes with the price of worse taste and burning the rice on the bottom of the pan. This rice cooker will give you much better tasting rice. This rice cooker does have a fast cook mode, however, I have not been able to bring myself to using it.
So far, I’m very satisfied with my new rice cooker. So if somebody asks me to recommend a good rice cooker, I will highly recommend this to that person. I hope this information was helpful to you. Thanks!