Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH (5.5 cups), NP-HCC18XH (10 cups), Induction Heating System Rice Cooker and Warmer, Stainless Dark Gray

Made in Japan
Superior induction heating (IH) technology
Delay timer setting
Detachable inner lid set and the steam vent cap for easy cleaning
Cooking options include jasmine rice and GABA brown rice
✅ List price* $339.30 USD (5.5 cups), $377.00 USD (10 cups)
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Product Details

Brand: Zojirushi
Type: IH (Induction Heating)
Item Number: NP-HCC10XH (5.5 cups), NP-HCC18XH (10 cups)
Size: 5.5 cups, 10 cups
Voltage:
120 Volts
Weight:
Approx. 9 lbs (5.5 cups), Approx. 11 lbs (10 cups)
Dimensions: 10″D x 14″W x 8″H (5.5 cups), 9.5″D x 15.5″W x 11″H (10 cups)
Country of origin: Japan
Date First Available: March 20, 2015

Cooking options

Rice (white) cook time: Approx. 51 – 57 min
Quick cook time:Approx. 23 – 41 min
Keep warm time: Up to 12 hours
Cooking options: white rice (regular, softer or harder)
jasmine white rice
mixed rice
sushi rice
porridge
sweet rice
brown rice
GABA brown rice
quick cooking

Accessories

Rice scooper, rice scooper holder, measuring cup

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Cleaning Instructions

The steam vent cap and the inner lid set are detachable for 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

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 +. It is made in Japan, high-end, quality rice cooker.

Zojirushi is one of the most popular brand for the rice cooker in Japan. The company was founded in 1918 and it has obtained top market share in the industry.

The IH (Induction Heating) rice cooker was invented in 1988 and uses the IH source to cook rice. It can cook rice more evenly and keep rice warm for a longer period of time without being dried out thanks to the induction heating source compared to the micom rice cooker. Because of this advanced heating function, hence the price tag is higher for the IH rice cooker.

If you are making more than 3 cups of rice, the IH rice cooker is better option as the micom (microcomputer) rice cooker is not good for making a large batch of rice due to the location of the heating source.

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 accessories include the rice scooper holder which can be attached to the rice cooker. It is a nice added bonus!

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
Customer Reviews

Very noticeable difference in rice!
Without a doubt the best rice cooker on the market.
Perfect rice quickly, kept perfectly warm for over 24 hours!
SHOULD have bought this years ago.
Well worth the investment
Who knew rice could taste this good?
Excellent unit – Superlative Japanese quality

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Bad/Negative Reviews

Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

 Peeling Teflon on Rice Pot
– it renders a horrible smell to the rice after 24hrs of warming

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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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