The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker was specially designed for the overseas market. Overseas in this case being the United States, Canada and Europe. Unlike all the Japanese rice cookers available in Japan, the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 comes with English buttons as well as instructions written in English. In effect bringing the excellence of real Japanese rice cookers to the Western market.
This Zojirushi rice cooker comes with a wide range of features and has everything you could possibly want in a rice cooker. For me, some of the features are somewhat supurfluous BUT it does have some amazing points that other brands don’t come close to matching. The question really is whether you think the price, at over $100 is worth paying for this piece of kitchenware technology.
Rather than simply list all the features that this rice cooker sports, I will discuss the points that make this machine the best rice cooker available in the West for many people. If you want a full feature list run down you can find all the details on Amazon.
Zojirushi rice cookers are the number one selling rice cooking appliance in Japan. Of course there are a variety of models, much more than are available on the Western market. But as far as what is available to the English speaking world, the NS ZCC10 offers some top Zojirushi features.
The mark of a quality rice cooker is the standard of the white rice that it is able to prepare. Forgetting about all the different types of rice that a Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 will allow you to prepare, as far as standard Japanese white rice is concerned, it does an excellent job. The cooking bowl has a spherical bottom shape which allows for even cooking every time. There are special handles attached to the cooking bowl that do not heat up. These can be used to easily transport the hot rice cooking bowl from cooker to work surface.
One thing that I really like about this machine is the detatchable inner lid. As the rice cooks and steam rises, over time the inner lid becomes covered with a white film. With many older style Zojirushi appliances you just had to wipe the lid down as best you could. But now being able to completely remove this section means you can clean it 100%. As I like a spotless kitchen, this feature alone is enough to justify the price for me! These are all good reasons to get a Zojirushi NS-ZCC10.
As with most Japanese rice cookers this appliance comes with a rice measuring cup and a serving spoon. Admittedly this “feature” is not unique to the NS-ZCC 10 but is notable all the same. When using one of these electrical cookers it is necessary to measure out a specific amount of rice as this makes it easy to measure how much water you need too. Therefore the fact that they come with the steamer just adds to the package. There are many other Zojirushi rice cooker reviews available online. Some are better than others. I like to think that the one you are reading is a good one.
I hope this Zojirushi NS ZCC10 rice cooker review has been of use. If you would like further details of this machine you can get a full technical rundown as well as read customer reviews on the Amazon website.
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