Timer Help! Zojirushi Rice Cooker
First time poster. I'm going nuts trying to figure out the timer system on my Zojirushi rice cooker. I've had it for 8 years, and now wanting to use the timer. I've watched the vids on YouTube, and googled instructions. I still can't don't get it. There's no a.m. or p.m. ... with the timer, are you setting a specific time or number of hours? And if it's time, why does it go up to 20:00-plus. It's not military time. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
You first have to set the time, using 24 hour format.
Once the correct time is set, you simply set one of the two timers available for the time that you want the rice to be finished. For example, if you want to eat at 6 pm, you'd set timer one for 18:00.
Now that you have it set up, to use the timer, simply select the timer that you want to use (e.g. timer one @ 18:00), and use the menu key to set the desired cook setting (e.g., brown rice). Then press the "cooking/reheat" key. That's all there is to it.
Please note that the timer will not work with the following: quick cooking, mixed rice, sweet rice. Please also note that the clock and timer are powered by a lithium battery. I've never changed mine but according to the owner's manual, the battery life is expected to be 4-5 years. If the clock shows 7:00 and continues to blink when plugged in, your battery needs to be replaced. However, you will still be able to use the rice cooker including the timer as long as the unit remains plugged in and there is no power failure.
I hope this helps you. It's easier than it (probably) sounds!
0:00-12:00 = morning (am)
12:01-24:00 = evening (pm)
There are 24 hours in a day, so rather than divide in half and call it am and pm, it uses just the full 24 hours, anything above 12;00 is pm, just do time -12 and you will have your time
18:00 - 12:00 = 6:00pm
This system is used pretty frequently throughout the world as it leaves no question as to whether one is talking about am or pm. It is used for airplane tickets for example, in the military, hospitals, etc.
I'm not sure if your model works like mine, but on mine you click the timer button and a 24-hour time setting will appear (e.g. 21:00 means 9pm). set that time to when you want the rice to be done (use the up/down arrows). when you're done, press the Cook button. The display should show your selected rice completion time.
mine has two timers, so you can pre-set two clock times for when you want the rice to be done (just keep clicking the timer button to toggle between the two).
It's actually nice because the rice tastes better if you let it soak for an hour or two after washing but before cooking. if i don't need the rice immediately i usually use the time button to include a soak. or you can wash the rice in the morning before work and have it ready when you come back home.