Zojirushi NP-GBC05 3 Cup Rice Cooker And Warmer With Induction Heating System Review

by Amy Chang

The Zojirushi NP-GBC05 3 Cup Rice Cooker And Warmer With Induction Heating System is the perfect choice for singles and small families when it comes to cooking rice. One of the best things about this 700-watt 3-cup rice cooker is that I can use it to cook up to 3 cups of rice, but I can also cook a minimum of 1/2 cup of rice. The 1/2 cup option is perfect for me because there are times where I am the only one eating rice for lunch, so nothing will end up going to waste.

The Zojirushi NP-GBC05 is simple to use, all I have to do is throw the ingredients into the rice cooker, select the correct settings from the menu, and press start. Once I have pressed start, the machine does the rest for me. Zojirushi has made a name for themselves as being one of the best rice cookers available on the market and this one truly lives up to that name. Zojirushi makes a high quality product and I can honestly say I haven’t been disappointed in my rice cooker yet.


    • Induction Heating Technology – The induction heating technology used in this rice cooker makes a world of difference in how the rice turns out. With the induction heating technology used, I never have to worry about the rice being overcooked or even undercooked; it comes out perfectly every time. The induction heating system ensures that the heat is evenly distributed to ensure that the food is evenly cooked, no more hot or cold spots to worry about.


    • Easy to clean – I really love how easy this machine is to clean, and it doesn’t take up a lot of room so I can leave it on my counter. The surface of the rice cooker simply wipes clean with a warm soapy washcloth. The inside has a detachable inner lid to make cleaning it easier.


    • Detachable Cord – I prefer the detachable cord versus the retractable cord that comes with most Zojirushi models. Some people complain that the cord is big and bulky making it hard to handle, but I don’t have that problem at all. I love the fact that it detaches because I don’t have the plug getting in the way. Before storing the cord inside the rice cooker, I cover the metal prongs with the plastic clips that it came with to prevent any damage to the inner bowl.


  • Reset Feature – The reset button on the menu comes in handy because it allows me to clear any previous settings that have been stored in the rice cooker. Since I usually only use my rice cooker to cook rice I rarely have to reset the settings, but it is still a great feature to have.


  • No backlight on the display – The display is nice and big so it is easy to read it during the day. The only problem I have with it is that there is no backlight, so when the kitchen is darker it is hard to read it easily.

The Zojirushi NP-GBC05 is one of the best rice cookers that I have ever owned. I will admit that when I first saw the high price I was a bit skeptical about buying it, but I am so glad I did. This is one of the perfect examples of you get what you pay for, the high price translates into a high quality product that constantly delivers perfect results.

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