REVIEW: Zojirushi NL-DCC10CP (5.5 cups), NL-DCC18CP (10 cups) Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer, Pearl Beige


Pros and Cons

✅ Micro computerized Fuzzy Logic technology
✅ Multi-functional cooking options
(Jasmine rice, quinoa, cake included)
✅ Delay timer setting
✅ 12 hours keep warm option
✅ Detachable inner lid set and
vent steam cap for easy cleaning
✅ Triple heater with Extra large heating
element heats and warms rice from the bottom,
side and top
✅ Newer model (released in 2021)
✅ 2.5mm thick inner pan
✅ List price* $169.00 (5.5 cups),
$213.50 (10 cups)
Vent steam cap is hard to clean.
No steam/slow cooking options.

*List price is the suggested retail price of a product as provided by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller.

Customer Reviews


Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

 Great product! It makes perfect rice and quinoa.
–  Simple controls and cooks the rice perfectly every time, as advertised. I really liked the “Steel cut oats” option although I’ve yet to test it. Makes great sticky rice though which can be very difficult. Basmati comes out perfect every time. The quality and convenience is worth the price.


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Product Details

Brand: Zojirushi
Type: Micom (Microcomputer) Rice Cooker
Model Number: NL-DCC10CP (5.5 cups), NL-DCC18CP (10 cups)
Size: 5.5 cups, 10 cups
Dimensions: 16.8 x 14.4 x 11.2 inches (5.5 cups), 18.7 x 13.9 x 12.1 inches (10 cups)
Voltage: 120 Volts
Weight: Approx. 8 lbs. (5.5 cups), Approx. 12.17 lbs. (10 cups)
Country of origin: China
Date First Available: November 15, 2021

Cooking options

Rice (white) cook time: Approx. 48 – 59 min (5.5 cups)
Approx. 48 – 58 min (10 cups)
Quick cook time:Approx. 27 – 44 min (5.5 cups)
Approx. 29 – 49 min (10 cups)
Keep warm time: Up to 12 hours
Cooking options: white
long grain white
GABA brown
steel cut oatmeal
quick white


Rice scooper, Rice scooper holder, Measuring Cup

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Cleaning Instructions

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

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Replacement Parts

Not available online.

Instructions Manual

Warranty Information

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

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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 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.

2.5 mm thick inner pan keeps the high temperature for a longer period of time.

This multi-functional micom rice cooker can not only cook rice but also bake cake and cook quinoa!

Advanced Fuzzy Logic technology

This model comes with the advanced 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?

Here are 5 reasons why Zojirushi brand has earned the trust and admiration of customers worldwide, both old and new. Whether you start your search for the best Japanese brand rice cooker through online research or word-of-mouth, the name Zojirushi will undoubtedly be among the top contenders:

  1. Zojirushi has earned the top market share in Japan for a reason.*1
  2. As a well-established company, it boasts an impressive 105-year anniversary in 2023.
  3. With a focus on heat insulation technology, Zojirushi has developed a top-class knowledge and expertise in the field.
  4. The company has continuously pursued cutting-edge technology in the development of their rice cookers.
  5. As a result, they have created a remarkable 130 models of rice cookers in Osaka, Japan under the strictest quality standards upheld by experienced craftspeople.*2

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.