5 Cup Rice Cookers – Recommendations and Guide

best 5 cup rice cookerOne of the toughest decisions when purchasing a rice cooker is what size to purchase. Too small of a rice cooker and you’re wasting time making more than one batch, and too large just causes you to throw away rice you didn’t eat. 5 cup rice cookers are ideal for a family of four due to a cup of dry rice serving about two people give or take based on appetite.

There are a lot of rice cookers on the market these days, and it can be hard to make a decision as to which one to buy. Below we’ll take a look at a few of the most popular 5 cup rice cooker brands on the market and their pros and cons.

The Panasonic 5 cup rice cooker SR-G10G, is a standard in dorm rooms everywhere. This rice cooker is popular among those who may be allergic or concerned about the safety of non-stick surfaces as it does not have any non-stick coating. However at this price range it has been noted by many customers that this is a very no-frills rice cooker with rice frequently being stuck to the bottom after cooking as well as lacking many features the more expensive rice cookers have. An excellent product for someone who needs a simple rice cooker.

Coming in at over four times the price of the previous cooker, the Zojirushi 5 cup rice cooker NS-TGC10 is overflowing with features and functionality. Most customers who purchase this rice cooker find the rice that comes out of it delicious and perfectly cooked, though most of them also note that this rice cooker takes almost twice a long as most to cook the same amount of rice. That being said, the rice that comes out of this cooker is well worth the wait. With multiple menu cooking functions, an included spatula, holder, and measuring cup, and a thicker than normal inner cooking pan this rice cooker is an excellent buy.

Another Zojirushi rice cooker to consider is the adorable Zojirushi NS-ZCC10. Designed in a lovely premium white color, this fantastic fuzzy logic rice cooker takes up little counter space and works perfectly to cook every sort of rice possible, from white to brown, sushi and even porridge.

The Sanyo 5 cup rice cooker ECJ-F50S is almost as expensive and slow as the Zojirushi , But can also cook oatmeal. The vast majority of customers who purchased this rice cooker give it glowing reviews, noting the durability of the titanium coating and the number of different things it can cook. That being said, it is quite expensive for what it does. This rice cooker also comes with fuzzy-logic technology, a steaming tray, and a keep-warm function that makes it easy to use and versatile.

With a stainless steel bowl and a price falling neatly between the Panasonic and the Zojirushi, the Oyama 5 cup rice cooker CFS-B12U may be the best rice cooker for the price in this list. The all stainless steel construction removes concerns about non stick coatings and exposure to aluminum while cooking rice. An excellent product all around at a reasonable price, and a highly recommended purchase. Many customers report this rice cooker being easy to clean, versatile, and durable with no leaks or parts likely to break. In fact the most common complaint about this rice cooker is only that it is lacking a few features of the more expensive models, which isn’t much of a concern if you’re not looking to spend a lot of money on a rice cooker. With high quality manufacturing and an innovative stylish design, this rice cooker makes an exceptional gift for birthdays, kids going off to college, or weddings.

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