Zojirushi Rice Cooker

Zojirushi Rice Cooker Reviews

Carrying a name of high standard, a Zojirushi rice cooker will live up to the company’s respected reputation. Below is a list of Top Rated Models worth considering.

Zojirushi NP Series

Zojirushi NP-NVC

These models are Zojirushi’s most elite offering 3 pressure settings, advanced settings for white and brown rice, along with induction heating technology, fuzzy logic, a new (A. I.) program which allows the cooker to get smarter the more you use it, a platinum bowl for better tasting rice, and much more.

Full Model Reviews Coming Soon

Zojirushi NP-HTC

The Zojirushi NP-HTC18 may come with a high price tag but cooks brown rice to near perfection due to its pressure cooking and GABA nutrient-releasing technology. Although not for everyone, this remains one of Zojirushi’s top models.
Full NP-HTC18 Review (10 Cup) Full NP-HTC10 Review (5.5 Cup)

Zojirushi NP-HBC

Yet another excellent-rated Zojirushi rice cooker is the NP-HBC line. This too is an expensive unit and like the above NP-HTC series uses “GABA” style cooking for perfected brown rice. The unit also sports other rice settings as well.
Full NP-HBC18 Review (10 Cup) Full NP-HBC10 Review (5.5 Cup)

Zojirushi NP-GBC

Zojirushi NP-GBC – Cook perfect brown rice with the smaller Zojirushi NP-GBC05 3 cup rice cooker. The unit also offers multiple rice settings, including “GABA”, is easy to use, and uses induction heating to prepare great tasting rice.
Full NP-GBC05 Review (3 Cup only)


Zojirushi NS Series

Zojirushi NS-YAC

The Zojirushi NS-YAC (Umami) rice cookers are one of their latest NS models which produces high quality rice, steams longer, and even slow cooks meals. A full multi-purpose cooker. Learn more.


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Zojirushi NS-ZCC

The Zojirushi NS-ZCC series utilizes Neuro Fuzzy Logic technology which makes this even heat distributing rice cooker think for itself and cook great rice. Although still somewhat expensive, these rice cookers are worth considering.
Full NS-ZCC18 Review (10 Cup) Full NS-ZCC10 Review (5.5 Cup)

Zojirushi NS-TSC

Like the NS-ZCC, the TSC series offers folks many menu settings for several rice types, prepares great quality white and brown rice, and even comes with a food steaming and cake baking feature not found on most models. Discover more below.


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Zojirushi NS-WAC

Getting into models that start providing just a bit less but still yield very good quality rice, the WAC18 & 10 units are perfect for folks who only want healthy well-textured white, sushi, mixed, and brown rice with a lower price tag.

Full Zojirushi NS-WAC10 Reiew

Zojirushi NS-WXC

Just like the above units, the WXC series offer folks several menu settings, but for these units folks are limited to just white rice, brown, mixed, sushi, and sweet. No other advanced features… but more affordable and basic.

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Zojirushi NS-LAC

The Zojirushi NS-LAC05 3 cup rice cooker performs very well and makes excellent white and brown rice as well as porridge. It offers several features and is one of the best small rice cookers currently on the market which receives a large majority of positive reviews.
Full NS-LAC05 Review (3 Cup Size Only)

Zojirushi NS-VGC

Like the above NS-LAC unit, this other small 3 cup Zojirushi rice cooker offers the same quality results minus a brown rice setting. It does sport a cake baking setting like the larger NS-TSC cookers yet remains budget friendly.


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Zojirushi NS-PC

These basic Zojirushi NS-PC10 & 18 units do not use Fuzzy Logic technology or have settings and simply boil the rice until a sensor detects it is finished. It does have a sealed lid and keep warm function for more even-heat-cooked rice however.


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Zojirushi NS-RNC

Cook good quality white rice or brown rice with the easy to use and clean Zojirushi NS-RNC basic one lever style rice cookers. A good choice and rival of the Tiger JNP Series.

Full NS-RNC10 Review (5 Cup)

Older/Discontinued Models
Zojirushi NS-TGC10
Zojirushi NS-XAC05
Zojirushi NHS-18


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More Basic Information:

Unlike cheaper rice steamer or cooker brands, these units all remain high end, and will cook rice to as close to perfection as one can get from an electric rice cooker. By utilizing even heat cooking, Zojirushi rice cookers make excellent white rice, as well as delicious brown rice, sushi style rice, and other grain types.

You can even prepare oatmeal and porridge with most models!


In the Mood for Healthy Rice?

A few cookers come with a setting called “GABA”. When selected, this new technology allows beta starch in rice to turn into alpha starch. This makes the rice more nutrient-rich, taste better, easy to digest, and have a more well-balanced texture. (we should state that this setting comes on the more expensive units, is only meant for brown rice, and takes a very long time to prepare rice).


Fuzzy Logic is another technology most Zojirushi cookers are equipped with which allows the unit to “think” for itself by constantly monitoring and changing both internal temperature and cooking time. So, let’s say you added either too little or too much water…the Zojirushi will adjust; within a certain limit.

Some Pros About a Zojirushi Rice Cooker

  • most units offer different settings for several rice types
  • modern look and stylish design fits many kitchen decors
  • not complicated to use


  • not the most budget friendly
  • requires a long time to cook rice
  • most do not allow for simultaneous vegetable steaming

Overall, purchasing any Zojirushi rice cooker is a great choice. Compared to other models, and through the years, they still remain one of the best on the market!

However, for folks on a tighter budget we also recommend researching Panasonic Fuzzy Logic rice cooker models that offer similar benefits at a lower cost.