Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Computerized Rice Cooker, 5.5-Cup

Last updated: December 31, 2021

Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Computerized Rice Cooker, 5.5-Cup

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Product Details

In our analysis of 82 expert reviews, the Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Computerized Rice Cooker, 5.5-Cup placed 11th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

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.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Thanks to a computer chip that can sense things like moisture and temperature and adjust cooking parameters to account for human error, the Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy NS-ZCC10 made great rice, even in situations where other cookers (including those with similar technology), produced starchy, congealed messes.
Operating the cooker is quite simple, you only need you to add the rice, water, and any other ingredients, and leave the rest up to the machine. The motor accompanying this rice cooker is also one of the best we’ve seen on the market.
The way the model has been built, it can be said that you will find it quite easy to use and maintain. The model has been coated with non-stick materials so you can be ensured that it won’t stick dust.
What’s more, this rice cooker comes with lots of accessories like 2 measuring cups, rice spoon holder, nonstick rice spoon/scooper, and recipes.
Its other programmable features include automatic and extended maintenance of warm cycles, reheathetic cycles and delayed timer that allows you to set start time or end time cooking process.
The automatic keep warm function is excellent for those times when the rice is ready but you're still working on other meal components. You'll be able to serve your whole meal piping hot whenever you're ready. It's also great if you have family members who are partial to going back for seconds!
You will love the delay timer, programmable beep letting you know that the rice is done, and the warning cycles. This indeed comes with almost everything that you need like measuring cups, spatula holder, and retractable cord.
It features five different settings to choose from. It is computerized and qualitative.
Perfect size rice cooker for a medium-sized
One of the reasons why Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 rice cooker has been the best-seller is because it’s equipped with the Neuro Fuzzy logic technology which allows for the rice cooker to think for itself. While the rice is being cooked, this technology allows the machine to keep an eye on and monitor the process and adjust the temperature and time of the cooking based on a variety of factors, including how much rice is being cooked.
This model has a retractable cord. So you can adjust the cord length on the countertop or completely retract it for storage.
This appliance can also be used to make porridge and soup while being able to deal with oatmeal and grains as well. It is especially proficient at making brown rice taste more wonderful.
Due to the special heating method used, the rice cooker can be adjusted to precise temperatures to cook rice exceptionally.
Size is perfect; anybody can adjust with this fantastic rice cooker.
With advanced“neuro fuzzy” (Zojirushi’s special trademark) technology, this rice cooker can make fine tuned adjustments to temperature and cooking lengths, which means it’s super easy to make amazing rice.

What reviewers didn't like

The price may be the only downside of this particular model; considering other models with comparatively fewer features are available at a lower price.
You will not understand the time that would take to cook the rice until there are 10 minutes left.
Could be more durable
Be aware that as Zojirushi is a Japanese brand, 5.5 cups means 5.5 Asian cups, which are around 6 oz. each. This is equivalent to about 4 American cup measures. Therefore, this model will comfortably feed a family of four or five.
Not clear instructions
Unit is not dishwasher safe
Not ideal for keeping rice in it for a long time.
Only displays remaining cook time at end of the cycle.
On rare occasions, some models have been known to have issues with the ‘Keep Warm’ temperature not being high enough
Little problem with outer lid
Cooking times can certain types of rice (up to 1 hour or more)
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