Tiger JKC-R10U Review

Tiger JKC-R10U Induction Heating Rice Cooker

Price Range: Expensive

Rice Quality: Very Good

Benefits & Features: Multiple

Performance: Good

Pros vs. Cons: Pros Outweigh Cons
Overall Rating: Very Good

The Tiger JKC-R10U IH rice cooker is one of their latest models that from what we gathered is right up there with Zojirushi and Sanyo. However, are the benefits and features of this Tiger 5.5 cup rice cooker worth the expensive price tag?

“Ultra Yummy” Rice

This cooker is the first to use a new term in the rice cooker business known as “Ultra Yummy”. What this means is that this cooker requires folks to add a little more water per cup of rice than usual as the Tiger JKC-R10U will use both high temperature and pressure cooking to make the rice fluffier, slightly larger, and most of all taste better.

However, this optional setting comes with the drawback of it taking almost twice as long to prepare the rice. Good thing that this unit comes with a programmable timer!

Another unique benefit about this rice cooker is the bowl, which consists of 5 layers of copper, aluminum, and stainless steel for unmatched even heat distribution when cooking. That along with the units Induction Heating technology ensures each grain will have the same consistency, texture, and flavor; and will never be undercooked, crusty, or dry.

In addition, the user is also given 6 different rice settings to select from: white, brown, sweet, mixed, etc.

Slow Cooking and Baking Settings

Aside from cooking rice, this rice cooker also serves as a convenient slow cooker too! Just add your ingredients, press a few buttons, and let the rice cooker prepare stews, soups, sauces, and oatmeal.

However at the time of this writing we do not have the specific slow cooking times this unit allows.

The TIGER JKC-R10U even has a bread baking function where all folks need to do is add the dough and in a couple hours time have freshly baked bread.

Due to those wide-array of benefits and features, this unit sounds like it may be worth the cost.

 

Pros

 

  • attractive & stylish high-tech design
  • non stick & easy cleaning
  • very good rice quality
  • multiple rice settings & slow cooking feature
  • stay cool carrying handle for easy serving

 

Cons

 

  • long cook times (mainly when on “Ultra Yummy” setting)
  • no steaming feature
  • slow cooker bowl too small for average-sized family (see larger JCK-R18U model)
  • inner bowl non stick material may have durability issues
  • expensive price tag

 

Where to Buy a Tiger Rice Cooker

Purchase From Amazon.com (limited stock)

When we really think about this Tiger JKC-R10U model we see a mix between the Zojirushi NP-HTC10 and Sanyo ECJ-HC55S models rolled into one cooker (minus a steaming feature).

Funny thing is that the price also falls somewhere in the middle as well.

Worth Purchasing?

Well, from what we gathered concerning all Tiger cookers, this should be a fine buy. Overall, Tiger manufactures great quality appliances that not only have a great reputation for maintaining consistency, but durability as well.

While at the time of this writing it is too early to know what others will have to report, based on what we have to go on we will give this cooker a “Very Good” rating…for now. We’ll keep our readers as well as this review page updated!

Tip: to prolong the internal battery life keep the unit plugged in. Keep in mind that the cooker will still perform properly without the battery as it just runs the clock when the unit is unplugged. Life of battery is approx. 4 yrs.

Measurements Currently Unavailable | 5.5 Cup Capacity (approx. 16 Cups Cooked Rice)