Rice cooker help
I'm in the market for my very first rice cooker. I have been looking at all the Zojirushi ones on Amazon. Too much to choose from! I thought I had one picked out but apparently it needs a battery change every few years and has to be sent to the manufacturer to do so? Can anyone suggest a good rice cooker? I understand some cookers can be used for cakes and porridge as well and would love that option.
I have the 10 cup model of the one you are looking at (neuro fuzzy). I've given the 5.5 cup model to both my daughter and to my nephew & his bride. LOVE it. I cook rice (brown & white as well as specialty), steel-cut oatmeal (on the porridge setting), risotto, and combo rice dishes with various veggies and meat. I like the fact that I can saute veggies and rice in it before cooking the rice, and I love the fact that I can load it up, set it and forget it. We do a lot of Mexican cooking, and it is great for Mexican-style rice.
I've had mine for 2 years & was not aware of the battery change issue. Need to look into that.
Both Sanyo and Panasonic have fuzzy logic models, some with a timer but without a battery-run clock, but I think one style of the Panasonics has no delay feature.
Panasonic seems to have a couple battery free options, but the large black one from Sanyo is 10 c.
And Zojirushi sells a model that seems to be carried at Bed Bath and Beyond without a clock. I think some military bases may also carry it, but I've never seen it anywhere else. It's NS-WXC10 for 5.5 c model
I have the 10 cup version of the one you linked to, and it's provided perfect service at our house for 4 years. No battery issues.
I have this cooker and have never had any problems at all. Highly recommended.
Note there is another version of this exact same cooker that is made in China not Japan. I have heard that one is not as reliable but I'm not sure. It is about half the price.
I have the one made in Japan.