REVIEW: TIGER JBV-A10U (5.5-Cup), JBV-A18U-W (10-Cup) Micom Rice Cooker with Food Steamer Basket, White


Pros and Cons

✅ Syncro-cooking function “tacook”
makes it possible to cook main dish
and rice at the same time.
✅ Simple and easy to use.
✅ Slow cooking option.
✅ Keep warm option (12 hours).
✅ Long-lasting durability.
✅ Practical carrying handle.
✅ Affordable price.
No delay timer option.
No quick cooking option.
Outer lid gasket is not detachable for cleaning.

Customer Reviews

Good/Positive Reviews


Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

Compact unit at a very reasonable price
Makes perfect rice
Works great and highly recommend
Simplicity and quality….perfect for the busy body with no time for bells and whistles
A Nice and Simple Machine for a Great Price- Would Buy Again
Absolutely worth it!
Great cooker, wish it had a beep when it was done


Bad/Negative Reviews

Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

non-stick lining coming off after 2 years
– This rice cooker also cannot keep rice warm for more than 24 hours, it will spoil the rice.


It is recommended to use the bowl or strainer to wash rice to preserve the inner pot. Read this article for more tips on how to preserve the inner pot for a longer time!!

It is not recommended to keep rice warm for more than 12-24 hours in a rice cooker. It is recommended to freeze cooked leftover rice to keep the freshness.

Make sure to wash/rinse rice before cooking to avoid the odor after cooking as the rice bran can be the cause for the odor.

In addition, improperly stored uncooked rice can be the cause for the odor after cooking. it is very important to store uncooked rice in proper temperature and place. It is recommended to store them in temperature below 15 °C with 70% humidity in a place not exposed to direct sunlight.

Product Summary

The size 5.5 cups is perfect for family of 4 and the size 10 cups is perfect for family of 6 and more. If you are looking for an affordable, simple, and multi-functional rice cooker, this fits your needs perfectly.

Although it does not have a quick cooking option, the regular cooking time is only 22 to 37 minutes (for 5.5 cups).

Tiger Corporation has made the investment in the additional repair centers in order to better serve their customers in the United States. The additional repair centers can be found here.

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Product Details

Brand: Tiger
Type: Micom (Microcomputer) Rice Cooker
Size: JBV-A10U (5.5 cups), JBV-A18U-W (10 cups)
Product Dimensions: 10.6″D x 13.9″W x 8.4″H (5.5 cups), 11.9″D x 15.1″W x 10″H (10 cups),
120 Volts
Approx. 5.7 lbs.(5.5 cups), Approx. 7.5 lbs. (10 cups)
Country of Origin: China
List Price*: $94.99 (5.5 cups), $102.34 (10 cups)
*At the time of publication. List price is the suggested retail price (USD) of a product as provided by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller.

Cooking options

Rice (white) cook time: Approx. 22 – 37 min (5.5 cups)
Approx. 23 – 41 min (10 cups)
Keep warm time: Up to 12 hours
Cooking options: Plain Rice
Brown Rice
Slow Cooking


Non-stick rice scooper, rice scooper stand, Cooking plate, Measuring cup and Cookbook for using “Synchrony-cooking” function

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Cleaning Instructions

Only the inner steam cap is detachable for cleaning.

Replacement Parts

Microcomputer Controlled Rice Cooker | Tiger USA Spare Parts Store

Instructions Manual

Warranty Information

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

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Is Tiger a 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 Tiger rice cooker but is Tiger a good rice cooker brand?

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

A top class knowledge and expertise in the heat control technology.

Tiger corporation (then Kikuchi manufacturer) is a well-established company founded in 1923 (it celebrates 100-year anniversary in 2023!) with a long history of developing good quality rice cookers.

Tiger corporation was first in the industry to release an IH rice cooker which had a ceramic inner pot in 2006.*1

The Real Meaning Behind Tiger’s Brand Name

Tiger Corporation’s history started with glass vacuum bottles in 1923. It was thought that the glass vacuum bottles are fragile and breakable back then. Tiger Corporation decided on the animal logo “Tiger” to promote the strength of durability of the product.

Another reason is that the founder’s father was born in the year of the tiger. He named the company “Tiger” to show the gratitude for his father.*2