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With advanced Neuro fuzzy logic technoclogy and spherical pan and heating system will ensure perfectly cooked rice in short time. Features a wide menu setting for many rice varieties.
Cooker Type: rice cookers
Product Title: Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker
Power Score: 4.7 | 3 Reviews
Product Reviews (3)
Made in Japan-YAY!
Strengths: handle, spatula holder, inner pot handles, various rice measurements, 10 minute countdown, retractable cord, tastier rice, made in japan
Weakness: clock battery, no place to collect water dripping, annoying music, long time to cook rice
Strengths: The handle is nice and convenient when I need to move the rice cooker. It's very study as well. Spatula holder is a nice feature that many rice cookers don't have. I hate having to find a place for the spatula after I've scooped the rice. Inner pot handles are great. Can take the whole pot out without burning the 'ol fingers. Rice measurements for different types of rice take the guess...
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The handle is nice and convenient when I need to move the rice cooker. It's very study as well.
Spatula holder is a nice feature that many rice cookers don't have. I hate having to find a place for the spatula after I've scooped the rice.
Inner pot handles are great. Can take the whole pot out without burning the 'ol fingers.
Rice measurements for different types of rice take the guess work out of leveling the water. The measurement is printed on the inner pot so it's very easy reading.
Theres a 10 minute countdown when the rice is almost finished cooking. I wish they had the whole time it took to cook the rice, but it's better than nothing.
Retractable cord is great. The cord doesnt get in tangles and wrap all over the counter.
THe rice has it's own flavor, this cooker brings out a delicious in plain old rice. Pretty amazing when I've always thought of rice as being bland.
A mega plus to this cooker is that it's made in JAPAN! YAY! It's so hard to find anything not made in china now, so I was so happy that this was made in japan. At least my chances of ingesting some chemical has been drastically lowered. hahha
Clock battery cannot be self changed. When the battery dies out you have to send it to a factory and have them change it. Good thing the display still works when you plug it in.
When the rice cooker pops up after cooking the rice, there is condensation build up, there's no place to collect the water. It just drips all over the sides of the rice cooker and you have to wipe it up with a towel or tissue. ANd if you don't wipe it, the starch from the water builds up and dries on the cooker.
There's a song when the rice is finished cooking. The first couple of times it was cute, after that it just sounds annoying. Way to cutesie, they should just make a beeping sound or a sound that works with everyone. The music is a little low too, so it doesn't really serve the purpose anyways.
There is a regular and quick option for cooking rice. Thank goodness, cause the regular version takes to long. But the quick version isn't as flavorful as the regular one. I think it has to do with the rice being soaked.
Overall, great rice cooker. I do recommend it, it costs me $150 in chinatown.
By waf3rPG - Jul 23, 2008
A Little Pricey, But An Excellent Rice Cooker!!!
Strengths: Makes the best rice I've ever tasted! Very easy to clean and a fairly intuitive menu. Features both "Keep Warm" and "Extended Keep Warm"
Weakness: Price Missing features of higher end Zojirushi models (GABA and induction heating) Internal battery may need to be replaced in the future.
I had THOUGHT my old $20 rice cooker/vegetable steamer was making great rice, but that was simply because I had nothing else to compare it to. My very first batch out of the Zojirushi was simply amazing and I doubt I'll ever be able to eat rice out of the cheap cooker again! I'm really not sure how the Zojirushi makes the rice taste so much better, just that it does. To elaborate on the other...
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I had THOUGHT my old $20 rice cooker/vegetable steamer was making great rice, but that was simply because I had nothing else to compare it to. My very first batch out of the Zojirushi was simply amazing and I doubt I'll ever be able to eat rice out of the cheap cooker again! I'm really not sure how the Zojirushi makes the rice taste so much better, just that it does.
To elaborate on the other strengths I've listed:
It only took me 5 minutes to skim the manual and learn all of the features available on the cooker. Cleaning the unit is as easy as briefly washing out a non-stick pan (and part of the removable lid, but I consider this optional).
The Standard Keep Warm function allows you to keep the rice at 150F after it's done. This allows you to minimize bacteria growth that would occur if the rice was allowed to cool to room temperature and is warm enough to satisfy you if you're going back for seconds.
The Extended Keep Warm function keeps the rice at 140F for days and I believe this is the lowest-end Zojirushi model to feature Extended Keep Warm. My only complaint here is that the Extended Keep Warm feature is only available for white rice (a detail conveniently left out of the information I was able to find on this cooker before buying it). Note that the Standard Keep Warm feature is available for all types of rice.
To elaborate on the weaknesses:
This rice cooker only sells for greater than $100 is because of the Zojirushi name. If another manufacturer made a comparable product (and some might argue that one does) it would sell for ~$100. Then again, as if often pointed out, if you eat rice several times a week then even at its inflated price the Zojirushi is a pretty good deal when you look at it on a per-serving basis.
If you go to the next step up in Zojirushi cookers you'll find units that include GABA (a special way of cooking brown rice that slightly improves the nutritional profile of the finished product). Although this sounds nice, unless you're living in a third world country it's doubtful that rice is the major nutritional component of your diet. Another feature at the next level is induction heating (a method of heating the "pan" through magnetic induction rather than direct conduction which results in a more even heating and perhaps more precise heating control), but probably not significantly better than the heating system in this model.
The last weakness I listed was this unit's internal battery, which keeps the clock from resetting when it's unplugged. I leave mine put when not in use so it's of no value to me, but I suppose if you like to put your appliances away when you're done with them or plan to bring the cooker to a friend's house you might appreciate this. Regardless, you will NOT appreciate the fact that the unit isn't designed to let you replace the battery on your own! Unless you want to take your chances trying to take the unit apart and guess your way through the process you will be paying Zojirushi to change the battery for you (and likely go without good rice while you're waiting for it to be shipped back and forth)!
So far I'm pleased with my purchase and would buy the Zojirushi NSZCC10 again. The rice it makes is simply so much better than the old cooker that there's truly no comparison! Then again, it's entirely possible I would have been just as satisfied with a $100 cooker (and may never know).
If you're in the market for a rice cooker resist the temptation to buy a sub-$50 unit. Even if you don't go with this model you'll want to at a minimum ensure that the unit you're buying is controlled by a microprocessor rather than a simple on/off temperature regulator and has plenty of positive reviews. The difference in taste is well worth spending a few dollars more!
By notronjeremy - Oct 27, 2007
Best Rice Cooker that Well Worth the Money
Strengths: Rich function set; Handles brown rice well; Solid construction and nice looking
This is yet another Zojirushi purchase in our main kitchen and we know Zojirushi is a trusted brand. We actually have purchased two Zojirushi rice cookers together to replace our old ones, this NSZCC10 and another NHS10. And both completely satisfied us. This rice cooker might appear a bit pricy in the first place, but its rich functions well worth every pennies. It is so well constructed and...
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This is yet another Zojirushi purchase in our main kitchen and we know Zojirushi is a trusted brand. We actually have purchased two Zojirushi rice cookers together to replace our old ones, this NSZCC10 and another NHS10. And both completely satisfied us. This rice cooker might appear a bit pricy in the first place, but its rich functions well worth every pennies. It is so well constructed and looks so nice that no one would doubt it would last for many years. It is also one of the few rice cookers in the market that have programs specially for brown rice -- most rice cookers are asia-made and some of the manufactures might not have heard of brown rice at all. Over all, 100% satisfied and highly recommended!
By mozillafirefix - Sep 14, 2007