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Another nice thing about this series is you can get a smallish 5 1/2 cup version which is great for a household of one or two. Most start at the next size up (10 cups?) in my research.
Zojirushi NS-TSC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer, 1.0-Liter [link]
I've had this model for a few years now, used between 1-3 times a week and I've had zero issues with it. Made in China but I would still highly recommend it.
One word: Zojirushi
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Makes your rice perfectly so you can do other things, like cook dinner.
It will probably be fine. But like you said, there isn't a whole lot of information on it out there. If you still have doubts return it,and pony up another $40 for a more tried and true model: [link]
I bought this rice cooker a few years back and love it to itty bitty bits. I like it because not only does it make perfect white or brown rice, it also cooks lovely quinoa, grits, and porridge and will keep them hot and ready for you all day if you want.
NS TSC-10, just got one for Father's Day. I make rice three times a week and now with this machine I have hot rice 24 hours a day 5 days a week. It's life changing, not kidding.
the amazon reviews blow me away too:
This one. Has all the good settings, comes with a steam tray too. I bought a more expensive version because it had a very discounted price, but I was seriously considering this one before
I make rice about once a week, and several months ago I sprung for an expensive (to me) model. I'm so glad I did. The rice that comes out is beautifully cooked and it couldn't be any easier.
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Get a rice cooker with a steamer tray: Cooks perfect rice and also steams the veggies and you can put pieces of precooked chicken in the water with the raw rice. Close lid, push on, have a complete meal 25-30mins later. Chicken can then be cooked whenever, or buy one of those rotisserie chickens from the store.
2nd one you have to get the water level more precise since it doesn't have the "Micom fuzzy logic" but it still does a very good job. (I had a 'Wolfgang Puck' rebadge of the Tiger one in the past)
Not only does the first one have dynamic cook times, but also a retractable power cord like a vacuum cleaner, so you can easily move it to the dining room table.
I’m considering this cooker, but it’s quite expensive. Not sure if it’s worth the cost: Zojirushi NS-TSC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer, 1.0-Liter [link]
They have things closer to the $100 range. This was my first one. I upgraded strictly for a higher capacity and more options, it still works great.
I rarely shill for companies, but Zojirushi is really above and beyond a great company and I say that about almost no one else. Their products are fantastic (I also have their breadmaker and their water boiler (which gives you boiling water on demand which is great if you drink a lot of tea). The company will replace anything, send any part, and they respond EXTREMELY quickly and they've done this for me even when the warranty was expired (I accidentally bent the aluminum inner lid once, my dog chewed up the electric plug). They even send you cute little gifts when you register the device.
I have a different model, but I guarantee this Zojirushi Rice Cooker is worth every penny. I buy sushi and hybrid brown rice at a local Asian market, ~$20-25 per 15lb bag. Wash 4 cups of rice (sushi rice needs to be washed to have some of the starch removed, or it gets really gooey, but this isn't necessary for all rice types), fill the pot to the indicated fill line, close and push "start". In roughly 40 minutes you'll have perfect rice, and the cooker will keep it warm for days. After 90 hours, it can get soggy on the bottom and dry on the top if you don't stir it up, but it still tastes fine. Plus, you can use it for things other than rice, like cake, no lies.
If you get a rice cooker, get a real one, not a hamilton beach nonsense one.
Zojirushi is your friend here. A top brand in Japan that happens to cater to the North American market as well.
A Japanese Style ricecooker is way better and more versatile. As standard they all have well refined fuzzy logic chips that do all the cooking and thinking.
There are even better types if you use it frequently enough, ones that use pressure and high powered induction, but the $140 dollar rice cooker is probably the best bang for your buck in this department.
You will love the ease so much you will actually use it again, while the cheapo one will languish in a closet somewhere.
I actually broke down and bought this one. [link]
I saw a heck of a deal on it. My Aroma inner bowl started to loose its coating.
Well I eat it quite often, and will be getting ([link]) which is why I wanted to make sure I couldn't fix this one.
Did you conveniently ignored the impact of heat due to the extra power consumption? Even in a normal size case the heat is significant.
Your example of the wattage of certain appliances are also borderline hyperbolic. Even a high end $200 microwave has a wattage rating of 1200w, not to mention most people don’t use their microwave for hours each day.
1500w rice cooker? Really? Do you mind sharing a link to a ricer cooker that uses 1500w for non commercial usage?
Again, even a high end rice cooker such as this one is only rated at 610w.
Finally I find it ironic, and somewhat amusing that you question other people’s usage for their gpu on high load for 4 hours a day, but cite the power consumption of a “lamp post” on your front porch. Why exactly do you need to keep it on again? Do you have it on for hours each day? If so for what reason?
Looking forward to read your reply.