Top 5 BEST Multi-Functional Japanese Rice Cookers | 2022

Japanese rice cookers can not only cook rice but also works as a multi-cooker! If you would like to cook rice more than 2 or 3 times a week but also to cook other healthy dishes such as quinoa, oatmeal, and soups, these multi-functional Japanese rice cookers are the perfect options for you!

Some models even come with the steam/slow cooking options and can bake cakes as well! The multi-functional rice cookers are the most cost-effective options and perfect for the busy household.

Here are 12 Japanese rice cookers with the multi-functional cooking options. You can jump to the product review section of the page by clicking the hyperlink!

Toshiba TRCS02
Zojirushi
NL-BAC05

Panasonic
SR-CN108


Panasonic
SR-HZ106


Tiger 
JAX-T10U-K


Tiger
JBX-B10U

Tiger
JBV-A10U


Toshiba
TRSH01


Zojirushi
NL-DCC10CP

Zojirushi
NL-GAC10

Zojirushi
NS-TSC10

Toshiba
TRCS01

List Price
(USD)*
$89.99$147.49$135.94$539.95$196.58 (5.5 cups)
$219.95 (10 cups)
$149.99$79.35 (5.5 cups)
$114.99 (10 cups)
$182.63$169.00 (5.5 cups)
$173.99 (10 cups)
$269.00 (5.5 cups)
$294.49 (10 cups)
$189.49 (5.5 cups)
$209.45 (10 cups)
$125.34
Size3 cups3 cups5 cups5 cups5.5 cups
10 cups
5.5 cups5.5 cups
10 cups
5.5 cups5.5 cups
10 cups
5.5 cups
10 cups
5.5 cups6 cups
TypeMicomMicomMicomIHMicomMicomMicomIHMicomMicomMicomMicom
Keep warm time
(Max.)
24 hours12 hours12 hours12 hours12 hours12 hours12 hours12 hours12 hours12 hours12 hours24 hours
Easy cleaning**✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ 
Delay Timer
Setting
✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ 
Rice cook time
(Approx.)
N/A51-60 minN/A56 min44-59 min32-46 min22-37 minN/A48-59 min48-59 min45-60 min50 min
Quick cook time
(Approx.)
N/A25-40 minN/A23-33 min25-45 min 24-36 minN/A27-44 min27-44 min29-40 min30 min
Steam cooking
Slow cooking✅ 
Sushi rice
Mixed rice✅ ✅ 
Porridge✅ ✅ 
Sweet rice
Brown rice✅ ✅ 
GABA brown rice  
Multi-grain rice
Jasmine rice
Quinoa
Soups
Curry 
Cake✅ 
Hot cereals/Oatmeal 
* List price is the suggested retail price of a product as provided by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller. ** The definition of the easy cleaning is both the steam vent cap and the inner lid are detachable.
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BEST VALUE Small Size Multi-functional Japanese Rice Cooker | Toshiba 3 cups TRCS02 Mini Multi-functional Rice Cooker

Multi-functional rice cooker (8 pre-programmed menus)
24 Hour Delay Timer
Compact, modern and sleek design
Newer model (released in 2021)
Longer keep warm time (up to 24 hours)
Quick and easy cleaning (inner lid and vent are detachable)
Affordable price

This rice cooker can cook not only different kinds of rice, soup, and the dishes, but also bake cake too!

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

It is the most affordable model but comes with all the standard features such as the delay timer, the keep warm option, and easy to clean option (both inner lid and vent cap are detachable)!

This is the best value multi-functional small Japanese rice cooker!

BEST Small Size Multi-functional Japanese Rice Cooker | Zojirushi NL-BAC05SB Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer

✅  Advanced Fuzzy Logic technology prepares perfect rice every time
Multi-functional cooking options – Quinoa included
Triple heater with Extra large heating element heats and warms rice from the bottom, side and top
2.5mm thick inner pan
Quick and easy cleaning – detachable inner lid and steam vent cap
Modern and stylish color and design

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

The modern and sleek look will complement the sophisticated kitchen design.

This model also comes with the advanced fuzzy logic technology and the triple heater! Simply put, the rice cooker equipped with the fuzzy logic is capable of performing the detailed work that could only be done by human intuition and experience.

It can make fine adjustments to the cooking temperature and heating time to cook perfect rice every time.

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

BEST IH (Induction Heating) Multi-functional Japanese Rice Cooker | Panasonic SR-HZ106

Made in Japan
Multi-functional rice cooker – 16 pre-set menus
5 layer induction heating technology
7 layer Diamond Copper inner pan
Compact and stylish design
24H timer setting
Detachable inner lid set and the steam vent cap for easy cleaning

This model is perfect for a family of 4. It is the top-of-the-line rice cooker by Panasonic.

If you are looking for a Made in Japan, multi-functional IH rice cooker, this is the one. It has everything needed to cook the delicious rice, 12 hour timer, top-of-the-liner inner pan, 5 layer IH technology, stylish and compact design. I meant EVERYHING.

The 24 hour 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!).

BEST Multi-functional Japanese Rice Cookers for Health Conscious Individuals | Toshiba TRSH01

Multi-functional rice cooker (8 pre-programmed menus)
Low carb cooking function – removes unhealthy digestive starch by up to 37% and increase healthy resistant starch by up to 34%
Compact, modern and sleek design
Newer model (released in 2021)
24 Hour Delay Timer
Quick and easy cleaning (inner lid and vent are detachable)

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.

BEST “Made in Japan” Multi-functional Japanese Rice Cooker | Zojirushi NL-GAC10

Multi-functional cooking options – Jasmine rice, soup, slow cooking included
Advanced micro computerized Fuzzy logic technology
Umami setting – soaks and steams rice longer for enhanced flavor
Delay timer setting
Quick and easy cleaning – detachable inner lid and steam vent cap
Made in Japan
Newer model (2021)

This newer model is made in Japan (released in 2021) which comes with Umami setting option – soaks and steams rice longer for enhanced flavor!

It is equipped with the advanced micro computerized Fuzzy logic technology. This model is capable of performing the detailed work that could only be done by human intuition and experience.

It can make fine adjustments to the cooking temperature and heating time to cook perfect rice every time!

Zojirushi rice cookers have amazing reviews and many repeated customers that tells you everything about the quality of their brand.

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