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Zojirushi IH Rice Cooker Overview
Here folks can browse Zojirushi IH rice cooker models including the popular Zojirushi NP-HTC10. A Zojirushi induction rice cooker (also known as an Induction Heating cooker) uses special coils that surround the bowl instead of a heat element that just makes contact at the bottom.
When an electric field passes through them, these coils cook the rice more evenly and combined with pressure cooking yields some of the best brown rice dishes one can get from an electric cooker.
(model list subject to change as updates & new units become available)
Zojirushi NP-HTC10 & NP-HTC18
These Zojirushi IH rice cooker models are some of the best induction heating rice cookers on the market…and some of the most expensive.
They use 3 different methods for cooking rice, mainly brown rice which is a setting called “GABA”, (an extra long soaking time), pressure cooking, and induction heating coils which cooks the rice more evenly.
Folks who have used these cookers report results that is excellent quality, well-textured brown rice. Which according to Zojirushi is easier to digest as well.
From what we gathered these Zojirushi IH rice cookers are very good units with a large majority of positive consumer feedback. We just recommend folks only purchase these models if brown rice is on the menu daily as opposed to occasionally to justify the cost.
However aside from brown rice, the unit has settings for white rice (offering three different texture settings) along with settings for sushi, mixed, and even porridge.
The NP-HTC10 has a 5.5 cup capacity, and the NP-HTC18 is a larger 10 cup capacity cooker.
The Zojirushi NP-HTC10 & 18 have an attractive stainless steel outer shell design with a modern look and feel that will fit the decor of any kitchen and despite the technical first impressions they are not hard to operate and are pretty straight forward to use.
Zojirushi NP-HBC10 & 18, Zojirushi NP-KAC10 & 18, Zojirushi NP-GBC05
These Zojirushi IH rice cooker models perform pretty much the same as the above NP-HTC10 & 18 models, but do not include pressure cooking and remain a little more budget friendly, although still with a high price tag.
Like the above units, they will use induction heating and the GABA soaking method for when preparing brown rice along with the onboard micom fuzzy logic technology which will monitor how the selected rice variety is cooking making subtle adjustments in temperature and overall cooking time along the way.
These units take most of the guess work out of preparing excellent quality rice and also allow the user settings for white rice, brown rice, and sushi rice.
The Zojirushi NP-HBC10 & KAC10 are a 5.5 cup capacity cooker, the Zojirushi NP-HBC18 & KAC18 a 10 cup cooker, and the Zojirushi NP-GBC05 a small 3 cup cooker.
We hope we provided helpful information for folks who are searching for a reliable Zojirushi IH rice cooker.