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Feb 21, 2009 07:32 AM

Zojirushi Rice Cooker in Toronto?

Are these sold anywhere? I saw one at a neighbourhood Korean grocery, but I was looking for a real selection at a non-grocery store. Does anyone have a Zojirushi? They are from Japan.

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  1. From their website.......tee heee

    This link shows Toronto area Dealers that offer them

    (YOU have to be in YOUR Postal Code for list:)

    I cut/pasted a list for EWE:


    Some products may not be available at some stores. Please call to check for availability. If there are no store locations near your area, or if you have any other questions, please contact Zojirushi Customer Service at (800) 733-6270 or e-mail us.

    Tap Phong Trading Company
    360 Spadina Ave.
    Toronto, ON M5T 2G4
    Tel: (416) 977-6364

    Sanko Trading Company
    730 Queen Street West
    Toronto, ON M6J 1E8
    Tel: (416) 703-4550

    William Ashley Ltd.
    55 Bloor St .W.
    Toronto, ON M4W 3V1
    Tel: (416)964-2900

    Mei King Company
    337 Broadview Ave.
    Toronto, ON M4M 2H1
    Tel: (416) 463-0442

    P.A.T. East Supermarket
    1973 Lawrence Ave. East
    Scarborough, ON M1R 2Z2
    Tel: (416) 288-8420

    P.A.T. Spring Garden Store
    63 Spring Garden Avenue
    Willowdale, ON M2N 3G1
    Tel: (416) 226-5522

    North York Jang Teo Market
    15 Grant Brook St.
    North York, ON M2R 2E6
    Tel: (416) 222-3896

    Jar Shyn Electrics
    880 Dundas Street East Unit D2b
    Mississauga, ON L4Y 4G6
    Tel: (905) 848-6789

    Full Time Home Appliance Centre
    4490 Sheppard Ave. E. Unit 2
    Scarborough, ON M1S 4J9
    Tel: (416) 291-5218

    Heisei Mart
    3160 Steeles Avenue East Unit #8-11
    Markham, ON L3R 4G9
    Tel: (905) 305-0108

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    1. re: NoFixedAddress

      Wow, great and comprehensive list.

      I see them all the time in the Market Village, main floor. They are even licensed repair men for the machines if you need a tune-up. Prices are reasonable. Pac Mall has the ones made in Japan. They are pricier than the made in China versions. Check the labels. Sales people are helpful there, and I believe they speak English.

    2. Probably at Pacific Mall. Or Japan Town

      1. If you're adamant about one made in Japan, check the cooker carefully. Zojirushi actually has two versions, one made in China and one in Japan which is slightly more expensive.

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        1. re: Wandering Foodie

          woah, i didn't know this. i have been looking mainly around pacific mall. they had the same model in J Town but it was way more. Perhaps because it was a japanese made model

        2. Contact Mika's Japanese Gifts in Mississauga. They carry most of the Zojirushi line and can order most of what's currently available that's not in stock--rice cookers, breadmakers, grills, coffee makers, whatever.Zojirushi basic cookers(like the old school Panasonic/National models)are Chinese-assembled from Japanese components and are as rock-solid as the upmarket models.

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          1. re: Kagemusha


            Get 20 percent off the Zojirushi Micom Fuzzy Electronic Rice Cooker/Warmer and also receive a free Cook-Zen, a cooking pot designed for use with microwaves.

            The rice cooker/warmer has a fuzzy logic system that calculates cooking time based on the type and amount of rice.

            The 5.5-cup version was originally $164.45, now $131.56;
            the 10-cup one was originally $168.30, now $134.64.
            Valid February 1 through March 31, 2009;
            use discount coupon code “KORCK115” at

            1. re: NoFixedAddress

              FYI, aren't those US$ prices??? Add in shipping and I suspect the "deal" evaporates quickly, no? Probably cheaper locally.

              1. re: Kagemusha

                you can try bed bath and beyond. good return policy and sometimes they have 20% off on single items.

                if you're not set on the zojirushi, have a look at the sanyo.
                it is made in japan. we got one and so far so good.


          2. As a unhappy owner of 2 Zojirushi products, I just wanted to chip in my 2 cents about their sudden lack of reliability concerns. Being a reputable brand and paying a higher price than others you'd think their products would last well past their warranties... not so anymore. I have their top of the line stainless steel rice cooker which I paid over $300 for (yes, all we use it for is cook rice, haha). Damn thing looks nice on the kitchen counter, but after 6 months of use it just completely died. Dropped it off at the repair shop a month ago, still no word on it's repair status...

            Another item was their electric kettle which I paid over $150 for. It lasted just past the 1 year warranty, after which it stopped pumping. Took it to the same "authorized" repair shop in Market Village, where they charged me $35 to "fix it". I got it home, and had it working for about 1 day with a very weak dribble compared to it's proper pump flow, and then completely died again the very next day. I called the repair shop, they gave me some lame excuse, and I ended up buying a Panasonic kettle and it's still running like new.

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            1. re: Royaljelly

              My experience has been just the opposite with Zojirushi products over about a decade. Rice cookers have been bomb-proof, whether simple "old-school" types or moon-shot "Neuro Fuzzy" models. Same goes for their killer coffee maker. The only failures I've ever heard of resulted from impact damage during house moving or dives to kitchen floors. Zojirushi does recommend a regular shot of their cleaning compound for its hot water dispensers. As they say--YMMV...Mine obviously did.