Summary: We eat rice every day so I am very picky about my rice cooker. All my friends own a rice cooker so I was able to do come comparison. Previously I owned zojirushi cooker and it was fine for about 3 years. After it failed, I bought a same Cuckoo pressure cooker my friend owned after trying rice at my friends house. It cooked quite fast, and the texture was perfect. I was amazed of the outcome of white, brown, even rice cakes.
Summary: I bought this rice cooker because, at the time, the price difference between this one and the one without pressure cooking wasn't very different. I can really tell the quality difference in the outcome of rice compared to the Aroma brand that I had from Costco. Costco also sells a Zojirushi, but it is just a heating element one (not induction). I'm a fan.
Summary: Being an indian i eat rice atleast one meal everyday 90% of the time its brown rice.I had been using aroma cooker which i bought from costco for $30 which is great in cooking brown rice with delayed timer.I got my zojirushi yesterday and i was super excited to open it and get it going to see what makes it so expensive.I was carefull to read the manual(which i never do but this being so expensive)and cooked some brown rice.It took 3.5 hrs for 1 cup in GABA brown rice...
If I could only get it to drive my kids to school...
I. McAnally "IN San Diego", Amazon
8 December 2012
Summary: Excellent unit. It does have ICs and isn't shielded well and it causes noises on AM radio reception. Yeah, that's the only negative. Well, the top section (a removable plate that needs to be washed) is a bit tough to take out. It is used nearly daily and sometimes more than once a day. So far, so perfect!
Summary: After cooking rice in a standard rice cooker for 20 years we broke down and bought one of these over the top rice cookers. It's unbelievable. Perfect rice every time. The timer is great. I was concerned that the rice would get soggy from sitting in the water for a few hours prior to cooking, but that's not the case at all. Also, the "Keep Warm" function keeps the rice nice, fluffy and hot for a good 24 hours.
Summary: OK, it's also the only rice cooker I've ever owned. After years of making a soupy mess with "regular" rice and not being satisfied with Uncle Ben's, I purchased this rice cooker. It's absolutely amazing. I had it on the 'Keep Warm" cycle for 3 days and the rice is perfect. In fact, I think the rice is better if you keep it on "Keep Warm" for a day or two. Also, brown rice is great!!! Prior to this cooker, my brown rice wasn't edible.