REVIEW: Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 (5.5-Cup), NS-ZCC18 (10 cups), Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer, Stainless Steel


Pros and Cons

✅ Made in Japan
✅ Advanced Neuro Fuzzy logic technology
✅ Fold down handle for easy carrying
✅ Inner cooking pot comes with
stay cool side handles
✅ Rice scooper holder
✅ Built-in retractable power cord
✅ Delay timer setting
✅ Keep warm (12 hours) &
extended keep warm options
✅ Inner lid is detachable for easy cleaning
✅ 3 different white rice cooking options
(regular/sushi, softer or harder)
No steam vent cap
No steam/slow cooking options

Customer Reviews

Good/Positive Reviews


Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

–  Keeps Rice Fresh for up to 2-3 days
–  Not hype! Amazing rice cooker!
–  Impressive rice cooker quality and results
 Amazing and consistent rice, every time!
Purchased this 12 years ago and it’s still working!


Bad/Negative Reviews


Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

Built for short grain
– Needs Removable Steam Vent


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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 and has been made from the user’s perspectives such as the built-in retractable power cord, the fold down handle, rice scooper holder, and the inner cooking pot’s fold down handle with easy carry and transport. This model doesn’t come with the multi-functional cooking options, however, it is the best-designed Japanese rice cooker!

This model is perfect for people who eat rice almost every day and are looking for the top-of-the-line rice cooker that is user-friendly and makes delicious sticky rice!

Advanced Neuro Fuzzy Logic technology

This model comes with the advanced Neuro 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)

Product Details

Brand: Zojirushi
Type: Micom (Microcomputer) Rice Cooker
Size: 5.5 cups, 10 cups
Voltage: 120 Volts
Weight: Approx. 3 lbs. (5.5 cups), NA (10 cups)
Dimensions: 13 x 8.13 x 10.13 inches (5.5 cups), 14.5 x 9.5 x 11.5 inches (10 cups)
Country of origin: Japan
Date First Available: October 2, 2001
List Price*: $230.99 USD (5.5 cups), $251.49 USD (10 cups)
*At the time of publication. List price is the suggested retail price of a product as provided by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller.

Cooking options

Rice (white) cook time: Approx. 48 – 55 min (5.5 cups)
Approx. 47 – 56 min (10 cups)
Quick cook time:Approx. 36 – 42 min (5.5 cups)
Approx. 35 – 45 min (10 cups)
Keep warm time: Up to 12 hours
Cooking options: white (regular/sushi, softer or harder)
mixed rice
quick cooking


Rice scooper, Scooper holder, 2 Measuring Cups

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Cleaning Instructions

The inner lid is detachable for cleaning.

Replacement Parts,%20NS-ZCC10/18

Instructions Manual

Warranty Information

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

Zojirushi Limited Warranty for Electrical Products |
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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

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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.