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Modern Homemakers Perfect Companion Zojirushi NS-TSC18 Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer
Capacity 10 cups ~ 60 oz. (uncooked rice)
Functions: Cook, Bake, Steam, Keep Warm & Extended Keep Warm
Operating Voltage/Power 120V/820 W
Weight 11.9 pounds
Spatula, Spatula Holder, Measuring Cup, Steaming Tray
Zojirushi NS-TSC18 Micom Rice Cooker and Warmercomes with a range of features such as:Different one touch settings for cooking different types of riceSteaming function for meat, fish, vegetables etc.
Bake cakes in your NS-TSC18
Heavy non-stick coated inner cooking container
keep warm and extended keep warm functions
auto mode switch to keep warm functiondual delay settings
interchangeable melody settings
stainless steel bodydetachable inner lid for easy cleaning and maintenance
built in retractable power cord for convenience
Why should I buy the Zojirushi NS-TSC18 rice cooker?
The brown colored stainless steel body of the NS-TSC18 fits stylishly into any kitchen dcor. The market topping features, price and design of the NS-TSC18 make it almost impossible not to pick this one for your kitchen.
Multi-function Cooking Mode:
In cooking mode, the NS-TSC18 supports 3 different pre-defined cooking settings for brown rice, porridge and white rice or sushi. The cooking settings are controlled by a micro-processor installed inside the appliance which intelligently adjusts the cooking time and temperature for different needs.
Apart from just rice, you can also cook other delicacies like corn recipes, non-veg items, porridge and cakes. After the cooking process is complete, the NS-TSC18 notifies you with audible melodies and tones and automatically switches to keep warm mode.
The notification settings can be changed according to your preference. Also keep in mind that this appliance is made to Japanese cooking standards so you may have to improvise a little bit with the quantity of rice and water while cooking long grain rice.
Keep Warm and Extended Keep Warm functions:
The keep warm and extended keep warm are two main features of the Zojirushi NS-TSC18 digital rice cooker.
In the keep warm function, the micro-processor continuously adjusts the heating to just keep the rice warm and not to over-cook it. You can use this function with other foods too. This function is automatically started after the completion of the cooking process to keep the food warm until served.
For keeping the food warm for a longer duration, the extended keep warm function is quite useful. Surprisingly, both the keep warm and extended keep warm functions are energy savers and do not use a lot of electricity.
When using either of the two functions with rice for a relatively longer duration, add an extra cup of warm water on top of the cooked rice. This ensures that the rice does not dry up and is especially essential while cooking brown rice which absorbs more water than usual.
The Zojirushi NS-TSC18 comes equipped with a steaming function and a big steaming tray as an accessory. This makes the NS-TSC18 a full scale steamer rather than just a rice cooker.
You can steam vegetables, meat, fish and even prepare sushi, momos, dumplings and other steamed foods including Indian recipes.
Ease of Use:
The Zojirushi NS-TSC18 is specifically designed to make your life easy and your cooking hassle free. There are a number of ergonomic features such as:
Intelligent Cooking: As compared to simple cookers, the micro-processor controlled NS-TSC18 is much more efficient and offers smart cooking. You dont have to calculate and adjust the time and temperature of cooking. The pre-defined cooking modes and automatic keep warm function ensure that the rice is cooked perfectly and stays fluffy till served.
Easy Control and Monitoring: Almost all the functions of the NS-TSC18 can be controlled by single buttons. The big LCD display and the interchangeable notification sound offer easy monitoring.
Portability: In spite of the large cooking capacity of the NS-TSC18, its design is quite compact. The almost rectangle shaped appliance comes with a handle and a retractable power cord. This retractable feature of the power cord makes it easy to store and also reduces the risk of tripping over the cord. It weighs about 11.9 pounds and measures 11.1*9.9*15 inches in dimension.
In The Box:
The NS-TSC18 comes with some very useful accessories such as a measuring cup, a spatula and a spatula holder, steaming tray and a user manual.
Even though the Zojirushi NS-TSC18 is comparatively new in the market, both the customers and reviewers have rated it a perfect 5 star!