Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 Review
Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer, Premium White, 1.0-Liter
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Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5.5-Cup (Uncooked) Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer, Stainless Steel
The Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker & Warmer features advanced Fuzzy Logic technology, which allows the rice cooker to 'think' for itself and make fine adjustments to temperature and heating time to cook perfect rice every time.
The Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer cooks flawless rice .
This 5-1/2-cup rice cooker and warmer makes 10 cups of cooked rice and includes a variety of cooking functions comprising of white (regular/sushi, softer or harder), mixed rice, porridge, sweet, semi-brown, brown, rinse-free, and quick cooking. This unit uses a black thick spherical pan with stay cool side handles that provides even heating for better cooking. There is a programmable melody or beep audio indicator to indicate when the cooking cycle has ended.
Other highlights include a detachable and washable inner lid, an easy-to-read LCD control panel, and automatic keep warm, extended keep warm and reheating cycle, delay timer with two settings and a built-in retractable power cord. Accessories include a spatula, a spatula holder, and 2 rice-measuring cups (regular and rinse-free). The 680-watt rice cooker and warmer measures 10-1/8 by 13 by 8-1/8 inches.
- Micro computerized Advanced Neuro Fuzzy logic technology
- Menu settings include: white (regular/sushi, softer or harder), mixed, porridge, sweet, semi-brown, brown, rinse-free and quick cooking
- Programmable melody or beep audio indicator
- Extra Large Easy-to-Read color LCD display
- Automatic keep warm, extended keep warm and reheating cycle
- Spherical inner cooking pan and heating system ensures even heating for perfectly cooked rice
- Programmable Delay timer (2 settings)
- Fold down handle for easy carry and transport
- Built-in retractable power cord
- Accessories include: Spatula, spatula holder and 2 measuring cups (regular and rinse-free)
- cETLus listed
Make every rice type imaginable with a Zojirushi Rice Cooker
This is a menu setting designed to cook delicious brown rice. In order to cook hard rice bran and the rice inside, preheating time is extended for better absorption of water, and is cooked at a lower temperature to allow the rice to cook longer without becoming mushy.
Because sushi rice will be processed after it's cooked, it's easier to handle when it is a little firmer. This menu setting is very similar to regular white rice, but uses less water (adjusted by the water fill lines) for a firm finish.
Mixed rice is rice cooked with additional ingredients and seasonings. This setting extends preheating for better absorption of seasoning. Also, the cooking temperature is slightly lower than regular white rice, to avoid ingredients from boiling over.
Instead of cooking rice in larger amounts of water and risk making it sloppy, use the porridge setting to cook fluffy porridge. Cooking temperature is slightly lower than regular white rice, to be cooked longer for soft texture.
Steam your favorite foods. Steaming function can be lengthened or shortened by adjusting time setting.
MICOM (Microcomputer) Technology
Aided by microcomputer technology, this category of rice cooker takes having rice on your menu from “occasional” to “serious”. Basically, the microchip does all the thinking for you, as far as adjusting cooking times and temperatures according to the type of rice you are cooking, and timing the pre-soaking of the raw grains and the final “wait” .
MICOM allows the cooker to have multiple functions on its menu, making it a necessity for any avid rice fan who wants to incorporate rice into their daily diet.
How it Works
Conventional rice cookers simply turn on and off in reaction to temperature. The “fuzzy logic” of MICOM fine tunes this adjustment to adapt to various rice types, such as white, brown, sweet or porridge, which all has different cooking requirements. The trigger to everything is the thermal sensor, a small round button at the bottom of the inner body of the cooker. As the inner pan’s weight rests on it and activates the sensor, it starts the cooking process and keeps an eye on the temperature and time.
- 5-1/2-cup computerized rice cooker and warmer with advanced Neuro Fuzzy logic technology
- Multi-menu selections; automatic keep-warm, extended keep-warm, and reheat cycles
- Spherical, nonstick inner pan allows for uniform heating; LCD clock and timer; retractable cord
- Includes 2 measuring cups, nonstick rice spoon/scooper, rice spoon holder, and recipes
- Measures approximately 14 by 8 by 9 inches; 1-year limited warranty
Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 Reviews. Part 1
I rarely leave feedbacks because I guess everyone deserves to have his own opinion but when it comes to Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer – I say objectively that all people interested in such specific units should definitely buy it.
I agree that many folks, especially males, will find buying the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10’s rice cooker as wasting money for an expensive toy but do not be hurry to judge so quickly. The nice cover of this kitchen appliance hides more than you could imagine. I also thought that such units are quite specific when it comes to cooking, but it turns out that this rice cooker and warmer by Zojirushi is also perfect for another purposes. Personally I also exploit it for cooking soups and porridge meals because basically this appliance is far beyond a usual rice cooker. It is more like a capacious and modified crock pot which can serve efficiently not just for rice producing machine but also for cooking lots of other stuff. I should say for such price you get a perfect kitchen machine which can actually cook instead of you. I place all ingredients I need in the evening, set up a timer and the next morning a flavored porridge is already waiting for me.
I mentioned the capacity of the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 is really impressive – 5 ½ “small” cups – which is good for cooking a rice meal for 4 persons. No wonder that the unit is smart enough because all modern machines have the Element IQ integrated. The whole model is fully computerized with pre-programmed LCD clock, timer and warming regimes like automatic and extended keep-warm, reheat settings. Thanks to the ultimate design the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 has a sphere-like pan with a non-stick cover for more profound heating during cooking. In addition to the machine I also received a recipe book, a detailed tutorial how to use the unit, 2 cups for rice measuring and a spoon/scooper which is also nonstick.
Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 Review. Part 2
Overviewing all these technical details I am glad I replaced my old rice cooker with this particular machine. It has a one-year warranty and so far it works 5 months smoothly.
At first it seemed complicated to figure out how all these settings are turned on/off and installed but eventually with a help of the included manual I managed to set up a timer and warming-up regimes. I can’t say I am a tech savvy but it didn’t take much time to figure out how this programmed unit works.
I understand those people who hate cleaning up their kitchen appliances. From this perspective the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 fits everyone who likes an idea of simple cleaning. The parts that will require cleaning after cooking are easily detachable. Cleaning won’t take much of time. But be careful, it is easy to scratch the pot’s lid while washing up.
This unit is definitely not about money wasting since it is good enough for cooking all sorts of rice including the specific brown rice meals. This sort of rice requires another regime to set up but it is worth of such effort because brown rice becomes nicely flavored and soft which can’t be reached if you use standard kitchen machines.
I would recommend this machine for everyone who likes to cook rice meals and porridge because only with such specific unit it is possible to make culinary masterpieces using your favorite ingredients.