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Zojirushi Rice Cooker NSZCC10 DISHWASHER SAFE?

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So I brought the 5.5 Nuerro Fuzzy Zoji rice cooker based on all the reccomendations of you Chowhounds. I have just one question regarding the rice cooker insert...is it dishwasher proof? I didnt see anything about whether or not I could put it in the dishwasher in the manual just to hand wash it......Whats your advice/experience? TIA

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  1. It's extremely easy to hand wash... you aren't putting gunk in your rice, just water, right?

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    1. re: tzakiel

      Agreed. It is so easy to clean that it would not be worth taking up space in the dishwasher. And I put just about everything else in the dishwasher.

    2. If the answer isn't on their website, there's a "contact us" link.

      http://www.zojirushi.com/ourproducts/...

      1. I was told by the Zoji customer service that the insert is not dishwasher safe.

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        1. re: buzz t

          Even gunk cleans up sooo easily; there is no need to put it in the dw. A couple of swipes is all it needs. Unless you are looking to hide it until you can wash it by hand.

        2. I sometimes make steel cut oats or add some spices/herbs to my rice after it has done cooking (i.e. the cilantro rice recipe i found here on chowhound) so there are times I would prefer to put it in the dishwasher. I generally have room in my dishwasher since i just cook for one and like the ease of throwing everything in the DW. Probably because as Patticakes says it hides it and I can walk away from my kitchen feeling everything is put away and clean and the dishwasher is working away. (I also dont have a dishrack as I have very limited counter space so i really dont have any place to put things to dry).

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          1. re: coffeeluva

            Oh, don't you just LOVE the steel cut oats in the rice cooker?! Last time I made it I added a pinch of Penzey's baking blend & a couple of drops of vanilla. I also use half water & half milk (or half & half) & a pat of butter. To die for. Nothing better on a snowy morning.

          2. I am under the impression that most of these units nowadays have a non-stick coating. So I wouldn't put it into the dishwasher.

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            1. re: cutipie721

              We always say to our customers not to put their Zojirushi non-stick inner bowls into a dishwasher...there really isn't a need to do this. With the inner bowl, all you need to do is wipe with a damp cloth and then dry with kitchen paper.

              If the inner lid needs cleaning (if you have cooked things other than rice in it) then we tell customers to soak the inner lid for a while in some warm water with a little bit of bicarbonate of soda. Then wash gently in warm soapy water and rinse well so all the soap residue is gone.