Zojirushi NS-ZCC18 10 Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker And Warmer Review

by Amy Chang

The Zojirushi NS-ZCC18 10 Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker And Warmer is truly one of the best rice cookers currently available to own. This 1000-watt rice cooker lives up to the Zojirushi name by providing consumers with a high quality rice cooker that constantly delivers perfectly cooked rice. Not to mention like all other Zojirushi rice cookers it is simple to use, so easy in fact my husband can use it. All I have to do is place the food inside the rice cooker, select the food type, and hit start and the machine does the rest.

Pros:

    • Warm Cycles – This unit comes with two different keep warm settings. The first setting is the automatic keep warm setting, which automatically turns on once the rice cooker is done cooking. The second setting is the extended keep warm setting that can be turned on after the automatic keep warm setting has expired. These are a great feature because it allows me to always serve rice at the perfect temperature, no more having to time everything perfectly.

 

    • Spherical Heating – This machine comes with a spherical inner pan that has a Teflon coating. The spherical pan allows for even heating so there is no worrying about overcooked or even burnt rice anywhere on the pan. The Teflon coating is nice because it prevents the rice from sticking to the pan during cooking, but also when it comes time to serve and clean up.

 

    • Neuro Fuzzy Logic Technology – This technology is used to ensure that every batch of rice cooked inside the rice cooker turns out perfectly; it even works for meals cooked inside the rice cooker. How the technology works is it automatically adjusts the cooking time and the temperature based on the food type selected and how much food is inside the pot.

 

  • Extra Features – The reheat feature is perfect because it allows me to reheat left over rice and serve it like it has been freshly cooked, which I have to say is so much better than using a microwave to reheat the rice. The machine also comes with two measuring cups, one for regular rice, and one for rinse-free rice. A non-stick rice spoon and spoon holder also come included so there is no worry about damaging the inner pan with the wrong utensils.

Cons:

  • Not dishwasher safe – I prefer for my dishes to all be dishwasher safe, so this is the only bad point for me. Luckily, with the non-stick coating the inner pot is easy to keep clean. Be careful cleaning the inner pot so you don’t damage it, all one has to do is soak and wipe and it is clean.

The Zojirushi NS-ZCC18 is very similar to the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10. In fact, both of these rice cookers come with all of the same features and extra accessories, so many people have a hard time telling them apart. To make a more informed decision people must know about the difference between these two great rice cookers. The biggest difference between them is that the NS-ZCC18 is a 10-cup rice cooker, while the NS-ZCC10 is a 5 ½-cup rice cooker. Another difference is the minimum amount of rice that can be cooked with the rice cookers. With the NS-ZCC18, the minimum amount is 1 cup of rice with the exception of mixed, sweet, and brown rice where 2 cups must be cooked. The NS-ZCC10 has a minimum of 1 cup for all rice types and a minimum of .5 cups for porridge.

The Zojirushi NS-ZCC18 is one of the most amazing rice cookers I have found on the market. Even though I mainly use it as a rice cooker, I still love the fact that it comes with the ability to cook hot cereal in the morning, as well as make full rice dishes. The mixed setting is something that I have found very handy because it allows me to throw a variety of vegetables in with the rice for a perfect meal. While the price tag is a bit high for a rice cooker, I have never once regretted the price I paid for this amazing device.

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