REVIEW: Tiger JAX-T10U-K (5.5-Cup), JAX-T18U-K (10-Cup) Micom Rice Cooker with Food Steamer & Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel Black


Pros and Cons

✅ Made in Japan
✅ Multi-functional cooker (10 menu settings)
✅ Delay timer setting
✅ 12 hours keep warm setting
✅ Syncro-cooking function “tacook” makes it possible
to cook main dish and rice at the same time
✅ Carrying handle for easy transport
✅ 1.5 mm Thick inner pan
✅ Detachable inner lid set and vent steam cap for easy cleaning
Longer cooking time
The inner pot started to peel

Customer Reviews

Good/Positive Reviews


Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

Tiger makes the absolute best rice cookers for home use.
MADE IN JAPAN rice cooker that does the job.
Great product. Tiger has always been synonym with quality
This is the best rice cooker I have ever owned
Easy to use and handy for many other food items …
After a few years, it’s still great
Great price & worthy to buy this product!


Bad/Negative Reviews

Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

 It creates a bad smell when rice is kept in it for two days.
–  Inner pan coating is no good.


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.

This model is made in Japan! This multi-functional rice cooker comes with 10 menu settings.

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: JAX-T10U-K (5.5 cups), JAX-T18U-K (10 cups)
Product Dimensions: 13.7″D x 10.1″W x 8.2″H (5.5 cups), 14.6″D x 11.1″W x 9.8″H (10 cups)
Voltage: 120 Volts
Weight: Approx. 6.83 lbs. (5.5 cups), Approx. 9.04 lbs. (10 cups)
Country of origin: Japan
Date First Available: January 25, 2014
List price*: $196.58 (5.5 cups), $219.95 (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. 44 – 59 min
Quick cook time: Approx. 25 – 45 min
Keep warm time: Up to 12 hours
Cooking options: Plain Rice
Mixed Rice
Brown Rice
Slow Cooking
Sweet Rice
Steam Cooking
Multi-grain Rice


Rice scooper, Soup ladle, Measuring cup, Tacook plate, Recipe Cookbook

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Cleaning Instructions

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