Zojirushi NS-VGC05 Micom 3 Cup Electric Rice Cooker And Warmer Review

by Amy Chang

The Zojirushi NS-VGC05 Micom 3 Cup Electric Rice Cooker And Warmer is the perfect choice for somebody who is single or even a couple. The 3-Cup rice cooker cooks just enough rice to easily feed 2 to 3 people. Not to mention that its smaller dimensions are perfect for a smaller sized kitchen, so people in apartments or even in college dorms will find it to be the perfect size.

One of the things that I really like about this rice cooker is that it is made by Zojirushi, which is the best brand of rice cooker currently available on the market. I know simply by the name that I am purchasing a high quality product, but I also know it will be easy to use. Not only are these rice cookers simple to use, they also cook perfect rice every time they are used. With this rice cooker, I no longer have to worry about serving mushy rice or even burnt rice to my small family.


    • Multiple Menu Settings – The multiple menu settings is a great addition to this rice cooker because it ensures that everything I cook in the rice cooker comes out perfectly. All I have to do is choose the right menu setting and the machine does the rest. With the menu settings, you can choose from a variety of rice, including rinse-free and quick cook. The rice cooker can also be used to make cake and porridge.


    • Micro-Computerized Fuzzy Logic Technology – This technology works hand in hand with the menu settings above. In order for this technology to work the correct menu settings must be chosen. How the technology works with the menu settings is it automatically adjusts the cooking time and temperature based on the setting that has been selected and the amount of food inside the rice cooker.


    • Timer And Keep Warm Settings – The delay timer has two different settings. This is perfect for people who use it in the morning to cook rice or porridge, but then use the same cooker at night to cook rice for dinner. The keep warm setting is also a nice feature because it allows the rice to stay at its ideal temperature, no more worries about serving cold rice or timing everything perfectly.


  • Detachable Cord – While many people like the retractable cord, which is found on just about every Zojirushi rice cooker on the market, I prefer the detachable cord. To me the detachable cord is perfect because I don’t have to worry about the plug end getting in the way of storing the rice cooker. With the detachable plug, I simply unplug it from the wall and the rice cooker and then place the plug inside the rice cooker.


  • No container to catch excess condensation – The worst part about this rice cooker is that it doesn’t have a container to catch the excess condensation. This is rather irritating because the water runs all over the lid, but to help prevent this I keep a damp washcloth next to it to catch any drips when I first open the rice cooker lid.

Even though I mainly use the Zojirushi NS-VGC05 rice cooker to cook rice it is nice knowing it can do many other things. The only thing that this rice cooker is lacking is a brown rice setting, so if I cook brown rice I must do it on the stovetop. Not to mention that for a Zojirushi this rice cooker is reasonably priced, and comes with a bunch of extra accessories to help ensure that the rice is perfectly cooked.

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