Cuckoo v Zojirushi rice cookers?
I've been using a Zojirushi NP-HBC18, it's leaving us soon. Decided to try a Cuckoo HF0610F. I've made short grain brown on the 'mixed/brown' setting, and on the GABA setting. In both, the rice was much more firm than produced by the Zojirushi. Also, the Cuckoo left a bit of light brown crust. Are these differences normal? Is this just Japanese vs Korean?