Zojirushi NS-PC10 Electric 5-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer
List Price: $105.00

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Product Description

Perfect rice, every time. This restaurant-quality rice cooker features a lock-tight lid and moisture preserving steam cap to keep rice fresh and moist for hours. Easy to use with one control and an automatic warming system. Non-stick interior and side condensation tray make clean up quick and simple. Stay cool exterior. Model: NSPC10.

Equipped with a locking lid and a steam cap/vent to preserve moisture, this 420-watt electric appliance produces 1 to 5 cups of cooked rice and then automatically keeps the rice fresh, moist, and warm for hours. About 30 minutes is required to cook 5 cups, with an additional 15 minutes of warming recommended for maximum fluffiness. The cooker operates simply. There's a single control to begin the cooking process, and lights signal when cooking ends and warming begins. Inside the white-plastic, cool-touch exterior, a nonstick pan readily releases cooked rice and then cleans up easily. Accompanying the cooker are a rice spatula, a spatula holder that hooks onto the cooker's side, and a plastic measuring cup. The cooker measures 9-1/2 inches wide, 8-3/4 inches high, and 12-1/2 inches deep, weighs 5-3/4 pounds, and can be lifted by handles recessed into the sides. --Fred Brack

Features:
  • Cooks 1 to 5 cups rice and keeps it warm, fresh, moist for hours
  • Nonstick pan readily releases rice and cleans easily
  • Single control for easy operation; cool-touch exterior
  • Rice spatula, removable spatula holder, measuring cup included
  • 420 watts; 9-1/2 inches wide, 8-3/4 inches high, 12-1/2 inches deep

Customer Reviews:

  • Poor Reliability
    I bought this rice cooker this month based on its 5-star rating.
    1) I understood that it had no on/off switch and you must plug and unplug to start cooking and turn off the power.
    2) It also took up more counter space because it was low and fat.
    3) It had no accessory as a steamer. But worst of all,
    4) It dropped power in the middle of cooking after only two weeks. It stayed dead even after cooling off or plug/unplug.
    Now I need to take it to San Francisco to get it repaired....more info
  • Great rice cooker!
    I found this machine works great - makes perfect rice every time! It takes about 25 minutes to cook 3 cups of rice, and the cleanup is a snap thanks to the non-stick pan. The machine automatically controls the cooking time, so a timer is not necessary. In fact, since 3 cups of rice cooks in 25 minutes using this machine, I can't imagine ever needing a timer or "stay warm" feature...

    So is there any downside to the Zojirushi NS-PC10? Not really... The only (minor) issue is that there is no power switch - the unit is activated by plugging it into the wall (and deactivated by unplugging). The cord is wound around a receptacle recessed into the bottom of the unit (it does not automatically retract).

    I really wanted one of the fancy "Neuro Fuzzy" Rice cookers by Zojirushi - but they are just too expensive to justify... The computerized models also require a battery to function (this model does not).

    I reccomend this product as a useful, easy-to-use and relatively inexpensive rice cooker....more info

  • The best rice cooker I've owned!
    Wow - what a difference over those cheap aluminum cookers. This thing cooks delicious, fluffy rice every time. And all it takes to clean it is a dry paper towel. I couldn't justify the cost of those "fuzzy logic" cookers - and neither can you. Buy this one instead....more info
  • Great rice cooker
    I grew up on rice cooked with the old fashioned rice cookers. This new generation of rice cookers is really amazing. The rice is cooked perfectly and stays hot for hours afterwards. I like the simplistic design of this model, no need to program clocks and timers, so we can unplug it and store it away. It cooks white rice from 1-5 cups perfectly. There is a little area on the bottom that gets a little brown but not burnt or crusty. It cleans up easily with minimal scrubbing. I highly recommend this model....more info
  • After 3 years of weekly use it still makes great rice!
    I have owned this exact model for over 3 years. I am constantly making rice as I am a thai chef and it does a wonderful job with jasmine rice. It will probably cook as well for any other long grain rice. I have read other reviews from people who tried to use different kinds of rice in this rice cooker. Not all rice are to be cooked the same. I think that this rice cooker was intended for more traditional long grain rice. I would never try to use my Thai sticky rice in this machine...it would never work. So, if you like long grain white rice this machine is great. The nonstick cooking insert makes cleanup easy and I have never had burnt rice. The cooking instructions are simple...put in how many cups of rice you want to cook and then fill the pot with water up to the line that correpsonds to how many cups you put in. You should have about 2 inches of water above the rice. If you did burn your rice you probably didn't put in enough water. Enjoy....more info
  • Love it...
    I love this little guy. I use him every week and he never lets me down. Rice is always good, no matter what kind I make - brown, white, basmati, jasmine, sticky, whatever. There are a few things I'd like to see changed. For example, as everyone else has mentioned, you have to unplug it when not in use, as there's no on/off switch. Also, when the cooking process is over and it switches into steam mode, the only way you can tell it's happening is by a slight click and the red light goes off and the orange light goes on. So, if you're not in the room or there's any kind of noise in the kitchen, you might miss that it's made the transition. This is only important because you need to let it steam for 15 minutes after the cooking process, then stir/fluff it. I'd like to see some kind of timer/buzzer that goes off after 15 minutes in steamer mode. All that said, I still love it. The pros far outweigh the cons....more info
  • Not as good as Tiger JNP-1000
    The Tiger JNP-1000 will cook your rice more quickly, and the rice will last longer (it will not dry out as quickly as it does in the Zojirushi). The Tiger JNP-1000 is also easier to clean. It will cost a little more, but will be well worth it....more info
  • You won't know how you ever cooked rice without it!
    For years I've wished that I could cook "perfect rice". This little "Zo" has made it possible for me to prepare perfect Sushi-style rice (sumptuously sticky and moist) as well as the perfect cafeteria-style rice (no two grains stick together, and the rice is firm, almost al dente). And the absolute best feature is the impossibly non-stick surface of the cooking pot. Every grain of rice falls out of the pot! Cleaning my previous rice cooker was so repulsive and difficult that I soon stopped using it. You can use a damp paper towel and clear water to clean this Zo!!

    The recipe is simple -- measure rice, rinse, add water, soak, press the button, let it steam for 15 minutes after the cook cycle has finished, then stir to release the trapped excess steam. PERFECT! The Zojirushi will keep your rice warm for hours, but who can wait that long to eat it? Not me!

    If you want to avoid the very tiny bit of browned rice on the bottom, the secret seems to be rinsing the rice for a ridiculous amount of time, at least 5 full minutes.

    I heartily recommend this item....more info

  • brown layers, basmati too dry
    first off, the instruction manual is pretty worthless: in order to make delicious, fluffy rice rinse, soak the rice for 15 minutes and keep closed for 15 minutes after cook cycle. i used this method with some nishiki brand rice and it came out very good except that the entire bottom layer of rice became one dry flaky crust, getting more brown towards the center. i cooked basmati in a similar fashion and all the grains turned out very dry and the bottom was flaky just like the nishiki. by the way, the results are from cooking several 1-2 cup batches of nishiki and 2 batches of 1 cup of basmati.

    i think this rice cooker design needs some work...better instructions at the very least and a thicker pot/distributed heat source would make probably make a difference with the browning issue....more info

  • Good
    It's good for the price. We don't need the very high end rice cookers, because the material will peal off after years of use. This is the second one we bought. ...more info
  • Lifesaver, Timesaver
    My 14-yr. old son wanted a rice cooker with rice warmer for Christmas really bad after seeing one in his Japanese friend's house. After researching, comparing, and visiting Asian stores I ordered this Zojirushi from Amazon on the 23rd with free shipping and was surprised to get it on the 27th. Wow!

    A few years back I had purchased another "automatic" rice cooker that was supposed to turn off when the rice was done. I used it one time. The rice was not even al dente, it was raw when the unit turned off. I added water and pushed the on button 2-3 more times. Worst product in the world. I think it was a $40 Hamilton Beach. So I was wary of electric, "automatic" rice cookers.

    This Zojirushi is a wonderful rice cooker. It is so easy to operate, even the children have made the rice. After 12 hours it is still pretty soft. We have left it on for up to 24 hours. It gets a little crispy by then (kids like it) but you could make it in the morning and when you get home just make a meat dish--chicken, pork, beef, lamb. Of course it only takes about 30 min. to cook 3 cups (enough for five people)so if you make it first and push the button you can move on to other dishes.

    We LOVE it and use it just about every other day. Use the supplied measuring cup, rinse to get rid of the starch until the water runs clear, put in the steamer, add water to the measuring line, push the button. It automatically goes to "warm" once it's done. Perfect rice every time. Cleaning is a breeze too.

    My son says since it was his Christmas present he is taking it with him when he goes off to college. Great for a dorm since it's electric. Maybe I should get another one for us . . . One thing--kids need to know when they serve themselves that they need to be careful when they open the lid. It's a steamer after all....more info
  • Good rice cooker for a family
    As long as you soak the rice thoroughly prior to cooking, the rice cooker does a great job. I'm the only rice eater in the family so I often only make 1 cup; if I don't soak the rice at least a few minutes, it often yellows/dries out at the bottom. Overall, it is a great product when instructions are followed exactly....more info
  • excellent!!!!
    this is by far the best purchase i have made in awhile! the rice (i have tried all types) comes out perfectly 99% of the time. the other 1% is when i failed to properly rinse the rice and this results in a yellowish, dry spot of rice on the bottom, but no big deal. the interior bowl which holds the rice is easy to clean requiring only seconds. each morning i set up the rice cooker and by evening i have half of dinner already made. this is an excellent time saver and just too easy....more info
  • Zojirushi NS-PC10 Electric 5-Cup Rice Cooker
    Burns the rice in the bottom of pot when kept in warm mode. Too hot, even melted the edge of plastic rice spoon....more info
  • You get what you pay for...
    So cliche...but I am forced to learn this lesson OVER & OVER. I thought to myself $100 for a rice cooker, and bought a $20 one in Chinatown. It gave me nothing but trouble...Soggy rice, sometimes burned at the bottom, et cetera...

    With a friend's suggestion, I made the switch...I decided to invest in this Zojirushi rice cooker and it has been coming out right everytime.

    You won't be disappointed!...more info
  • Not good for brown rice!
    Browse through the reviews, and you will see i am not the only person with this problem. I failed to look at the bad reviews before purchasing this unit. I am now returning it to Amazon.

    This unit is not made for cooking brown rice. Brown rice has a very hard outer shell, and as recommended by the support staff at Zojirushi, you need to soak the rice at least 1 hour before hand. Although overnight soaking is recommended.

    Even after soaking the rice one night before hand, the rice cooker over boils, as the talc from the rice cannot be contained in the unit. You are left with a massive puddle under the rice cooker, clean up is a huge chore.

    Another negative, the instruction manual doesn't tell you how many cups of water and rice to use...

    A couple of pluses are that the rice pan is very easy to clean, and there was support staff available, although they didn't help much.

    DO NOT BUY this rice cooker if you cook brown rice, or other hard grain rices....more info
  • perfect rice...and you don't have to take out a 2nd mortgage
    Before buying this product I had a zojirushi for 20 yrs. I had no qualms with it but when I was redoing my kitchen the cord got lost in the fray and, being that it was 20 yrs old, I couldn't find a replacement so I decided to invest in a new one. I knew I wanted to stick with the brand but I was FLOORED when I saw how much some of them were going for! I'm sure the fancy tweeks for different types of rice are wonderful but for my needs this model works just fine.

    in 20 yrs zojirushi has updated it's product so that it's easier to use and looks sleeker on your counter but the basic concept is the same. The new rice cooking bowl is much nicer than mine though....a breeze to clean up. So far I have made jasmine and brown rice perfectly and since those are the only two types of rice I routinely make I'm set. Saving upwards of a hundred bucks for this model vs the computer models is WELL worth it to me!...more info
  • Easy operation, quick clean-up, DELICIOUS brown rice!
    This is the first & only rice cooker I've owned - but this little Zojirushi is GREAT! Clean-up is effortless. It's the perfect size for my small apartment (with very limited counter-space). And it makes PERFECT brown rice each & every time! It also has a rice warmer feature that keeps the rice toasty & moist without any burning.
    HIGHLY recommended!...more info
  • Where's the info?
    I like my Zojirushi rick cooker but I'm amazed at the lack of information on how to use it, especially how to cook basic rice and the exotic kinds of rice. Thank goodness rice is fairly inexpensive so I can experiment. Zojirushi, get a real manual! ...more info
  • Great Rice Cooker
    I bought this cooker to make sushi. It works great even with just a single cup of rice (I don't think that I'll ever make a large batch).

    Clean up is as simple as stated, and it's small and attractive on counter (not so important, but it's right next to the coffee machine and I see it every day).

    The only complaint that I have is that it's 'always on' so you have to unplug it when not in use....more info

  • waste of money
    i have had it for 3 years or so---rice is never right (no matter who cooks it)....tried to adjust the measurements--still not good enough.... too sticky, messed up and turns into a film on the bottom...expected better results.....more info
  • You won't know how you ever cooked rice without it!
    For years I've wished that I could cook "perfect rice". This little "Zo" has made it possible for me to prepare perfect Sushi-style rice (sumptuously sticky and moist) as well as the perfect cafeteria-style rice (no two grains stick together, and the rice is firm, almost al dente). And the absolute best feature is the impossibly non-stick surface of the cooking pot. Every grain of rice falls out of the pot! Cleaning my previous rice cooker was so repulsive and difficult that I soon stopped using it. You can use a damp paper towel and clear water to clean this Zo!!

    The recipe is simple -- measure rice, rinse, add water, soak, press the button, let it steam for 15 minutes after the cook cycle has finished, then stir to release the trapped excess steam. PERFECT! The Zojirushi will keep your rice warm for hours, but who can wait that long to eat it? Not me!

    If you want to avoid the very tiny bit of browned rice on the bottom, the secret seems to be rinsing the rice for a ridiculous amount of time, at least 5 full minutes.

    I heartily recommend this item....more info

  • Gets the job done
    Bought this as a xmas gift for my mother-in-law. She is quite happy with it and uses it 4-5 times a week. Nothing fancy about it- rice comes out fine every time. It's been very reliable and consistent for the past 2 months....more info
  • Disappointed
    I expected better from this rice cooker and warmer. Even on the first day, rice was somewhat burned. I wanted to return the item, but I used it once and I thought I would not be able to exchange or return it. That's why I keep it. Whenever I use it, I feel not good....more info
  • Absolutely perfect rice every time!
    Some of our friends laughed at us when we bought this rice cooker a year ago but we still believe that this is the best item of kitchen equipment we use. We make rice 3-4 times a week and it comes out perfect everytime, regardless of type or amount we cook. The pot cleans up quickly and easily--this is the only rice cooker to buy and the price is great, too....more info