Zojirushi NS-TSC18 Review


Zojirushi is the big name in rice cookers that you can depend on always putting out the best cooker in its category.  This model retails for around $240 but you can get money off if you shop around. 

In terms of features and cost – I’ll put it this way, I own one.  The intuitive digital display, non-stick surfaces and measuring markers inside the bowl, make cooking rice a fast and effortless procedure – which means it is easy to stay on your diet and inside your budget.

Zojirushi NS-TSC18 Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer, 10-Cups

The best feature of this specific model though is the timer. By simply adjusting the clock up or down to get to the time you want the rice to be cooked by, then pushing the “cook” button, you can set the cooker to have your steamy fragrant brown rice ready for you when YOU are ready.

I set mine for 7:30 am each morning so that the rice is fresh for me to bring to the office for lunch. At the specified time you will hear a short verse of “twinkle twinkle little star” and you are ready to eat!

It features the great Zojirushi build quality and sports the usual advanced features such as keep warm and the latest fuzzy login cooking algorithms for great results every time. I love the automatic keep-warm function which is great for when friends are around and, of course, it’s easy to clean and durable.

Downsides? None really except the premium price tag but, then again if you are considering this model then you probably don’t care about saving money – it’s all about the results.

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Modes:

  • white/sushi rice
  • mixed rice
  • porridge <–This setting can also be used for steel cut oats!
  • sweet rice
  • brown rice
  • quick cooking
  • cake

This model also comes in a 10-cup size, see the Zojirushi NS-TGC18 10-Cup Rice Cooker.

My visitors tell me

“Perhaps the most amazing thing however is what it does to brown rice. As a kid, I was never fond of brown rice. Too hard and crunch and I was never that big on bran flavor. We got some brown rice and started cooking it in this thing and it was a whole new world. I don’t know how it did it but it came out soft, a little chewy and decent tasting. Brown rice was now something worth eating vs avoiding.“

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