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Zojirushi 3 Cup Rice Cooker Reviews
Please browse through these Zojirushi 3 cup rice cooker reviews to find the best selection for you and your household. Each one performances well makes great quality rice, and earns good consumer feedback with few complaints.
(model list subject to change as updates & new units become available)
At the time of this writing (9/7/10), this model currently has accumulated a 5 Stars review in the Amazon.com customer review section. It is rare to see an electrical appliance of any type develop such a good review.
Granted this small Zojirushi rice cooker is worth it and offers folks a neat little array of settings: white rice, brown rice, sprouted rice, oatmeal, and porridge. It performs very well, will not crust the bottom layer of rice, will not boil over, or make over-cooked or under-cooked rice, (so long as the correct measurements are followed using the included cup and instructions.
This Zojirushi 3 cup rice cooker has an internal monitoring computer that will ensure the rice is completed to perfection by making the proper temperature and cooking time adjustments, is easy to use, and is easy to clean since the bowl is non-stick.
Some things it could have used was a steaming feature and cake baking setting as like some other brands out there, but overall for just making great tasting rice with the best texture possible, live-alone chefs or couples who eat multiple rice types daily should find this cooker to be a real winner.
Another good small rice cooker to consider is the NP-GBC05 from Zojirushi which is designed for those who primarily prepare brown rice.
While this rice cooker is more expensive than the above model, it uses an additional cooking method for preparing brown rice called “GABA”. Basically what the unit does is soak the rice an additional 2 hours to penetrate the bran layers prepping the grains for the cooking process.
The cooker then uses Fuzzy Logic technology along with IH pressure cooking to ensure the healthiest brown rice dishes that has great fluffy texture, a sweet nutty flavor, and is more easy to digest. For folks who mainly eat white rice, we recommended skipping this unit.
Aside from the GABA brown rice setting, there are settings for white rice, regular brown rice, mixed rice, and sushi rice. There is even a texture setting for when preparing white rice; soft, regular, or firm.
This Zojirushi 3 cup rice cooker also sports a convenient clutter-free retractable cord, stay cool carrying handle, preset timer, and a keep warm mode along with other additional benefits.
For folks who prefer a Zojirushi 3 cup rice cooker that is just a tad more budget friendly (and more on the quick/basic side), that makes good standard quality rice, the only current model to research is the NHS-06.
This is the smaller version of the larger 6 and 10 cup sizes.
This cooker has a simple one-lever design, just measure, plug, and press down a lever, comes with a removable glass top lid for monitoring how the rice is cooking, and what we favored the most, comes with a stainless steel steaming tray for preparing healthy steamed food while the rice is cooking.
The only complaints we heard about this cooker is that it tends to crust the bottom layer of rice and depending on the grain will spit starchy water out the steam hole and sides of unit.
To help solve the “boil-over” issue, we recommend using aluminum foil as a temporary lid or to use powered chicken seasoning which will help break up the starchy bubbling.
Also please note that these small cons are very common with All basic rice cookers of this type.
Currently these are the best Zojirushi 3 cup rice cookers that we have gathered that should all perform well with consistency for years with proper maintenance and care.