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Panasonic SR-MS182 · Zojirushi NS-TGC18

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Looking at the Panasonic SR-MS182 and the Zojirushi NS-TGC18 you can see that they are a similar sort of shape even though they do still look quite a bit different. They are both large rice cookers that can feed up to eighteen people. If you look closely you will see that both of their model numbers contain “18” which shows the maximum number of mouths that they can feed. Whether you choose to buy a Panasonic SR-MS182 or Zojirushi NS-TGC18 will probably depend on more than just how they look.

They are actually very similar in many ways. Both machines are Micom rice cookers. The Panasonic machine actually has an advanced Micom Fuzzy Logic component. But the fact that they are Micro Computerized rice cookers means that they are capable of making great tasting rice. They both have a range of settings for cooking different styles of rice including white rice, brown rice and rice porridge as well as a few others. What is interesting about both of these machines is that they can even be used to make cakes! The Panasonic SR-MS182 is actually an even more versatile kitchen appliance. Whether it is the best rice cooker for you depends upon your own cooking needs. This device also has a slow cooker setting which makes it perfect for preparing great tasting hot pots, soups and stews. In addition it comes with a steamer tray that sits at the top of the rice cooking bowl. This can be used to make beautiful steamed vegetables. So if you are looking for more than just a rice cooker then the Panasonic SR-MS182 may be worth considering. Personally I find it very tempting to buy a Zojirushi rice cooker simply because they have the reputation as being the best manufacturer. However if you look at things objectively, the Panasonic does seem a great deal.

If you want to find the best price for these rice cookers then you should go to Amazon. You will find the lowest prices online for many different rice cookers. Before purchasing a new kitchen appliance, you may be keen to see the device with your own eyes. One option would be to go to an electronics store to look at the products and check their prices. Then instead of making a purchase you could return home and compare the prices with those on Amazon to see who has the best deal.

One word of caution. These are the biggest size of rice cooker designed for home use. But just because they are big does not mean they are the best. There is no need to buy this size of machine unless you will be regularly cooking for at least six people. If you have a smaller family then you may want to buy a Panasonic SR-MS102 or purchase a Zojirushi NS-TGC10 instead.

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