REVIEW: Panasonic 5 Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker with Pre-Programmed Cooking Options for Brown Rice, White Rice, and Porridge or Soup – 1.0 Liter – SR-CN108 (White)


Pros and Cons

✅ Multi-functional rice cooker
– 16 pre-set menus
✅ 6 layer non-stick aluminum-coated inner pan
✅ 12 hour delay timer setting
✅ 12 hour keep warm feature
✅ Quick and easy cleaning
(detachable inner lid set and the steam vent cap)
✅ Light and compact
✅ Suitable for a family of 3 – 5
✅ Steaming basket included
✅ Carrying handle for easy transport
✅ Comes with rice scooper holder
✅ Newer model (released in 2019)
Not suitable for a large family
Inconsistent keep warm temperature
for a long use*

Customer Reviews

Good/Positive Reviews


Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

–  If you live on rice – this is the rice cooker for you.
–   Truly recommendable
–  Makes great rice, good value for Japanese-style rice maker
–   Fabulous machine, anyone can be a good cook 👍
–  A Compact Rice Cooker for Different Types of Rice.


Bad/Negative Reviews


Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

The inner cooking PAN is too thin and cheaply made in comparing to other Panasonic cooker SR-ZG105


*It is not recommended to keep rice warm for more than 12 hours in a rice cooker. It is recommended to freeze cooked leftover rice to keep the freshness.

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Product Summary

This model is perfect for a family of 3 – 5. It is a multi-functional rice cooker which offers 16 pre-set menu! It can even bake bread and cake! It is affordable and light/compact model.

The 12 Hour 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!).

Product Details

Brand: Panasonic
Type: Micom (Microcomputer)
Item Number: SR-CN108
Size: 5 cups
Dimensions: 15.1 x 10.8 x 9.7 inches
120 Volts
Approx. 8.67 lbs
Country of origin: China
Date First Available: June 21, 2019
List Price*: $135.61
*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: N/A
Quick cook time:N/A
Keep warm time: Up to 12 hours
Cooking options: White (regular, soft, hard)
Sticky rice
Slow cooking
Claypot rice


Steaming basket, Rice scooper, Cereal scooper and Measuring cup

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Cleaning Instructions

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

Replacement Parts

SRCN108 Panasonic Replacement Parts - Panasonic
SRCN108 Panasonic 5 Cup Uncooked (1L) Rice And Grains Multi-cooker | Panasonic replacement parts & accessories


Warranty Information

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

Is Panasonic 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 Panasonic rice cooker but is Panasonic a good rice cooker brand?

Panasonic is one of the best Japanese rice cooker brands. Here are why:

Panasonic (then Matsushita Electric) is a well-established company founded in 1918 with a long history of developing good quality rice cookers.

Panasonic (then Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., National) released their first automatic electric rice cooker in 1956.

Panasonic (then Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., National) released their first Induction Heating rice cooker in 1988.

Panasonic is in constant pursuit of best tasting rice with a scientific and logical approach. They have the professional rice cooker science group called “Panasonic Cooking @Lab Rice Cooker Team“.*1

Panasonic has been developing the top-of-the-line rice cookers in pursuit of the cutting-edge technology over many years.