Zojirushi NS-WAC10-WD (5.5 cups), NS-WAC18-WD (10 cups) | Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer

Micro computerized Fuzzy logic technology
Triple heater (bottom, side, and lid) generates ideal temperature
Delay timer setting
Quick and easy cleaning – detachable inner lid and steam vent cap
Affordable price
List price* $157.95 USD (10 cups)
*List price is the suggested retail price of a product as provided by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller.

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Product Details

Brand: Zojirushi
Type: Micom (Microcomputer) Rice Cooker
Size: NS-WAC10-WD (5.5 cups), NS-WAC18-WD (10 Cup)
Product Dimensions: 13.25 x 10 x 8.63 inches (5.5 cups), 14.38 x 11 x 9.88 inches (10 cups)
Voltage: 120 Volts
Weight: Approx. 7 lbs. (5.5 cups), Approx. 9 lbs. (10 cups)
Country of origin: China
Date First Available: March 27, 2014

Cooking options

Rice (white) cook time: Approx. 50 – 60 min
Quick cook time: Approx. 30 – 45 min
Keep warm time: Up to 12 hours
Cooking options: white/mixed
sushi
porridge
sweet
brown
rinse-free
quick cooking

Accessories

Rice scooper, Scooper holder and Measuring cups

Image credit: www.amazon.com

Cleaning Instructions

The inner lid and steam vent cap are detachable for quick and easy cleaning.

Replacement Parts

Parts Store Select Product | Zojirushi.com

Instructions Manual

Warranty Information

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

Zojirushi Limited Warranty for Electrical Products | Zojirushi.com

Reviews

Product Summary

The size 5.5 cups is prefect for a family of 4 and 10 cups is perfect for a family of 6 +.

The delay timer function is great for a busy household (you can set the timer in the morning and it will be ready by the time you get home!).

The heat source is at the bottom of the rice cooker for the micom (microcomputer) rice cookers, however, this model has the triple heater (bottom, side, and lid) to generate heat all around for even heating.

It is a great rice cooker for you if you are looking for simple and affordable model with an ability to make quality rice.

What is Fuzzy Logic technology?

This model comes with the micro computerized Fuzzy Logic technology. The fuzzy logic controller microchip in the rice cooker can think like humans and adjust the cooking temperature and time to make the perfect tasting rice every single time! (more details are explained in this article about the fuzzy logic.)

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

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

  1. Holds the top market share in Japan.
  2. Is a well-established company which celebrates 105-year anniversary in 2023.
  3. A top class knowledge and expertise in the heat insulation technology.
  4. Has been developing the top-of-the-line rice cookers in pursuit of the cutting-edge technology over many years.
  5. Has been creating and assembling 130 models of rice cookers in Osaka, Japan under the strict quality standards by craftsman.

Company History

The Zojirushi rice cookers hold the top market share in Japan.1 The Zojirushi corporation (it started as Ichikawa Brothers Trading Company) was founded in 1918 in Osaka, Japan.

The company’s philosophy is “Creating a Quality of Life” and their slogan is “Inspirations from everyday life“. Their detailed attentions to their products come from their slogan.

You might have wondered why their company logo is the cute elephant. “ZO” means elephant in Japanese, which symbolizes strength, intelligence and familiarity.2

Product Line

The company released its first electronic rice jar in 1974 and released its first micom (microcomputer) rice cooker in 1979.

They also produce the variety of electronic kitchen tools, the heat insulation water bottles, bento/lunch jars, and the home appliances such as the humidifiers, the futon dryers, and the air purifiers.

The company’s first released product was a glass-lined vacuum bottle. This bottle for home use was created using vacuum insulation which was the breakthrough technology at the time. 2

Made in Japan – High Quality Rice Cookers

The Zojirushi has been developing the top-of-the-line rice cookers in pursuit of the cutting-edge technology over many years. It is needless to say they are the leading company in the industry.

Their passion and pursuit of developing the top-of-the-line products does not just end in relying on the machines. They also excel in creating and assembling the product by hand as well. Japan is know for its craftmanship and 130 models of rice cookers are made in Osaka, Japan. Their products are developed under the strict quality standards and their top-of-the-line model “Nanbu Iron Kiwame Hagama” is assembled by hand by 46 skilled craftsmen.3

Image Credit: 日本経済新聞 (http://nikkei.com)

The Zojirushi rice cookers might not be the most stylish and the instagrammable design and the company is well aware of these feedbacks, however, their passion and focus is to produce the best rice cooker which can cook the best tasting rice. I think this story defines their brand, company’s focus, and strengths.

This is one of many reasons why Zojirushi brand is trusted, admired, and loved by both new and repeated customers internationally over many years.

References:
1https://www.itmedia.co.jp/business/spv/2108/16/news002.html
2 https://www.zojirushi.com/zojirushi/about.html
3
https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLASHD22H1N_S6A120C1AA2P00

Customer Reviews

Good/Positive Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Invest in this rice cooker!
easy to clean
Worth every penny
Awesome rice cooker – Keep Warm actually keeps rice perfect
Delicious rice at a great price
Absolutely love it…
Zojirushi is the best rice cooker on the market and worth every penny!

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Bad/Negative Reviews

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Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

 Inner pot peeling after two years
– It doesn’t keep the rice good for long

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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.

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