REVIEW: Toshiba 5.5 cups Low Carb Digital Programmable Multi-functional Rice Cooker TRSH01


Pros and Cons

✅ Multi-functional rice cooker
(8 pre-programmed menus).
✅ Low carb cooking function.
✅ Induction Heating (IH) and
Smart fuzzy logic technology.
✅ Compact, modern and sleek design.
✅ Newer model (released in 2021).
✅ 24 Hour Delay Timer.
✅ Quick and easy cleaning
(inner lid and vent are detachable).
✅ List Price: $199.99*
Unpleasant plastic smell.

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Customer Reviews

Good/Positive Reviews


Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

–  This rice cooker cooks my rice perfectly, saves me time and hassle.
–  Exceptional, Design, Craftmanship, and Results.
–  Cooks your rice good with a bonus of low carb.
–  Great purchase. Well worth the money.
–  Fantastic rice cooker that’s also great for steaming other foods!


Bad/Negative Reviews

Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

– big problem is that the steam has an unpleasant plastic smell
– Smells plastic


The most of the bad reviews mentioned the plastic odor. The instructions manual states:

During first use, there may be a plastic odor which will dissipate after using. (page 12)

NOTE: A plastic odor is normal the first few times the cooker is used. (page 21)

Instructions Manual:

The plastic order should be gone after a few times according to the manual.

Product Details

Brand: Toshiba
Type: IH (Induction Heating) Rice Cooker
Model Number: TRSH01
Size: 5.5 cups
Product Dimensions: 11 x 10 x 8 inches
 120 Volts
 Approx. 10.47 lbs.
Country of origin: China
Date First Available: July 10, 2021

Cooking options

Rice (white) cook time: N/A
Quick cook time:N/A
Keep warm time: Up to 12 hours
Cooking options: white rice
brown rice
mixed grain


Rice scooper, Soup ladle, Measuring cup, Steaming basket

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Cleaning Instructions

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

Replacement Parts

The replacement parts are not available for sale online. The customers need to email or call the customer support with the replacement parts order.

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Instructions Manual

Warranty Information

Parts and Labor: 1 year
Eligible Country: U.S.A. and Canada
The warranty information is listed on the page 24 of the Instructions Manual.

Product Summary

The size 5.5 cups is perfect for family of 4. The timer function and the quick and easy cleaning option are great for a busy household!

This newer model (released in 2021) is for diabetics or health conscious individuals as it comes with a low carb cooking option, can cook brown, mixed grain, quinoa, slow, and oatmeal.

It can remove unhealthy digestive starch by up to 37% and increase healthy resistant starch by up to 34%, tested by the world’s leading CVC verification.

The design is sleek and modern and the white color is a safe and neutral color that works well with any kitchen color.

Smart Fuzzy Logic technology

This model comes with the Smart 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 Toshiba good rice cooker brand?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the number of options when searching for a Japanese rice cooker?

With so many brands to choose from, such as Tiger, Toshiba, Panasonic, and Zojirushi, it can be difficult to know which one is best for your needs.

If you are considering a Toshiba rice cooker, you can rest assured that it is a high-quality and reliable brand. Here’s why:

Toshiba was the first company in the world to release an automatic electric rice cooker in 1955, demonstrating its commitment to innovation and design.

Toshiba is a well-established company founded in 1904 with a long history of developing high-quality products, including rice cookers.

Toshiba’s philosophy is centered around attention to detail and innovation, ensuring that each product is both functional and beautiful. While Toshiba lifestyle products and services corporation was bought by Chinese group company, Midea, in 2016, the brand still maintains its commitment to quality.

In addition to its reputation for producing excellent rice cookers, Toshiba is also well-known for its computer-related products in America. You may even remember seeing the “TOSHIBA” electronic billboard in the heart of New York’s Times Square during the New Year’s Eve countdown.

Overall, Toshiba rice cookers are trusted and loved by many repeat customers around the world, making it a great choice for your next rice cooker.