Summary: Zojirushi markets one more model above this as top-of-the-line which uses pressure cooking in addition to everything the NP-HBC does, but you will be well served by this model. (Pressure cooking might perhaps limit the cooker's usefulness, since you can't open the lid in the middle of the cooking cycle to look at your food.
Way more than a rice cooker--an incredible, versatile machine for a healthier lifestyle!
Marlin P., Amazon
26 September 2014
Summary: Wow! I'll just add to the chorus of amazing. Few things work better than you think they will, or people say they do, but this is one of them. In our quest to eat healthier we bought this and the crazy expensive blender. With a little soul searching we quickly realized we aren't smoothie people and like real food and don't want to live like we're preparing for a long space voyage.
Summary: There are many reviews, which state how good the end results are, and I concur. Mechanically, this rice cooker is very well made. The material look, touch and parts finish are appropriate for such an expensive unit. It cannot be said same about electrical design. The undetachable line cord is 1980 technology; the LCD screen has a very narrow viewing angle, and there is no backlight even with AC power on.
Excerpt: I know this is an expensive kitchen appliance but if you eat rice daily like my family, it's a must have. It keeps rice good, longer than any other rice cooker I have owned and the rice tastes great. I haven't used the other features on it, but it can be set to cook brown rice and GABA settings as well. If you only eat rice once a month, then I wouldn't bother with this because of the price.
Summary: For the longest time we used a cheap $18.00 on/off cooker which did a good job. It was time for something new, Me, the wife and the dog eat rice pretty much every day (dog included). We are not Asian but enjoy rice daily. I usually always make 1 1/4 Asian sized cup of rice per day. Occasionally we make more when we have the kids over. I researched for the longest time between Zojirushi, Tiger and Cuckoo. At the end it was a toss up between the 3 or 5.5 cup version.
Summary: I've always owned a simple and reliable rice cooker passed down from my mother, but recently had to part with it. When looking for a replacement I thought this model with all its features (and especially the price) was probably a bit much. However, the timer feature was particularly attractive...and after reading more about the options and positive reviews I decided to invest.
No complaints, perfect rice and steel cut oatmeal every time
Paul Mulgrew, Amazon
10 April 2012
Summary: We are a family with five kids, and have had theZojirushi NP-HBC10 5 1/2 for about 9 months now. We use it to make rice about 2-3 times a week. We use it to make steel cut oatmeal about 3 times a week. I read the reviews, believed them, and am really glad I did. This machine makes making rice and oatmeal a 1 minute prep, and it comes out perfect every time. I have settled on using a premium brown rice Tsuro Mai, comes out moist and almost sticky.
Summary: I purchased this rice cooker to start eating more brown rice as well as to make sushi rice. I did my research and I found a lot of cheaper models that people had good reviews and bad reviews on. The biggest reason I chose this brand and model was for the longevity of this appliance and how much I intended on using this in my kitchen and also the Japanese are known for making quality products.My experience using the rice cooker has been great and I have used it about a...