User Reviews | Panasonic SR-DF101 (5 cups) SR-DF181 (10 cups) “Fuzzy Logic” Rice Cooker

Advanced Fuzzy Logic Technology adjusts power and cooking time automatically for precise and consistent results every time
Compact and light weight
Simple and easy operations
Affordable price – $89.95 USD (5.5 cups), $93.98 USD (10 cups)

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Product Details

Brand: Panasonic
Model Number: SR-DF101 (5 cups), SR-DF181 (10 cups)
Type: Micom (microcomputer) rice cooker
Size: 5 cups, 10 cups
Voltage: 120 Volts
Weight: 5.5 lbs (5 cups), 7.5 lbs (10 cups)
Dimensions: 10.2 x 13.9 x 7.8 inches (5 cups), 10.2 x 13.9 x 9.6 inches (10 cups)
Country of Origin: China
Data First Available: June 3, 2012

Cooking Options

Rice (white) cook time: Approx. 38 min
Quick cook time:Approx. 30 min
Keep warm time: Up to 5 hours
Cooking options: Quick Cook
Steam
White Rice
Brown Rice
Porridge
Soup
Cooking options for SR-DF101 (5 cups) model

Accessories

Rice scooper, Measuring cup, Steaming basket

Image credit: www.amazon.com

Cleaning Instructions

The moisturizing cup comes off for cleaning.

Replacement Parts

SRDF101 Panasonic Replacement Parts - Panasonic
SRDF101 Panasonic Rice Cooker | Panasonic replacement parts & accessories

Instructions Manual

The limited warranty info is listed on the page 13.

Warranty Information

Parts and Labor: 1 year
Eligible Country: U.S.A. and Puerto Rico

Is Panasonic good rice cooker brand?

You have started searching for Japanese rice cookers and wondered:

  • There are too many options to choose from!
  • Which brand is best for my needs..? Tiger, Toshiba, Panasonic, Zojirushi..?
  • I have decided on Panasonic rice cooker but is Panasonic a good rice cooker brand?

Panasonic is one of the best Japanese rice cooker brands. Here are why:

Panasonic (then Matsushita Electric) is a well-established company founded in 1918 with a long history of developing good quality rice cookers.

Panasonic (then Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., National) released their first automatic electric rice cooker in 1956.

Panasonic (then Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., National) released their first Induction Heating rice cooker in 1988.

Panasonic is in constant pursuit of best tasting rice with a scientific and logical approach. They have the professional rice cooker science group called “Panasonic Cooking @Lab Rice Cooker Team“.*1

Panasonic has been developing the top-of-the-line rice cookers in pursuit of the cutting-edge technology over many years.

User Reviews

Review: Size and Design

This size 5.5 cups is perfect for family of 4. This model is compact and light weight which doesn’t take lots of space in your kitchen and makes it easy to carry and store it in the kitchen cabinet when not in use.

Weight: 5 pounds and 6.55 ounces (including inner pot and power cable cord)
The bottom side of the rice cooker
The back side of the rice cooker
The heater is located at the bottom of the rice cooker

Review: Menu display buttons

The simplified menu display makes it easy to operate.

The menu display is large and easy to push. The red light turns on when the menu is selected but it does not beep. It does not beep when the rice is cooked. The red light on the Keep Warm button turns on when cooked.

The menu buttons

Review: Cleaning

The inner vent cap needs to be detached and cleaned after each use. The inner plate is not detachable so use the clothes to wipe off the residue.

The detachable inner vent cap

The gaps around the inner pot collects the residue and dried rice after each use. Use the clothes to clean.

Review: Cooked Rice and Fuzzy Logic Technology

I cooked this rice (BOTAN brand). It makes Japanese sticky rice. This can be purchased at the local Walmart stores and the Asian grocery stores.

I cooked 3 cups this time and the rice is cooked perfect every time thanks to the built-in fuzzy logic technology!

This model is equipped with the fuzzy logic which is capable of performing the detailed work that could only be done by human intuition and experience.

It can make fine adjustments to the cooking temperature and heating time to cook perfect rice every time.

Read this article to learn more details about the fuzzy logic. Each rice grain is cooked perfect and fluffy.

Review: Keep Warm function

The maximum time of the keep warm function is 5 hours, however, I do not recommend to leave the leftover rice in the rice cooker for 5 hours as the rice hardens a bit and gets dried out in some spots (as shown below).

I recommend to freeze the leftover rice to keep the freshness.

This model does not have the delay timer function, however, it is perfect for you if you are looking for a reasonably priced and easy to operate rice cooker!

Customer Reviews

Good/Positive Reviews

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Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

–   Trusty, still works after five years.
–  GREAT VALUE FOR HIGH END RICE COOKER
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Unbelievable easy to use and food soooo good to eat.
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Worth every penny value and the size is great for family of 5
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Cooks Basmati Rice better then I could ever achieve on cooktop.

Source: www.amazon.com

Bad/Negative Reviews

Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

Rice cooker does not keep the rice in a acceptable consistency for more than a day.
Cooks well initially, then overcooks on warm mode.

Source: www.amazon.com

The maximum time of the keep warm function is 5 hours, however, I do not recommend to leave the leftover rice in the rice cooker for 5 hours as the rice hardens a bit and gets dried out in some spots. I recommend to freeze the leftover rice to keep the freshness.

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