Summary: Got this Pressure Rice Cooker and used it the next day. White rice came out better than any other rice cookers I have owned. It was a lot of money, but in my opinion, was so worth the cost. You get what you pay for, and in the case of this rice cooker, I got exactly that -- one excellent cooker! Had no problems with it, just followed the directions and used their provided cup to measure level cups of raw rice. It is a 5 Star all the way!
Summary: This superb machine made even the cheap rice taste good (better than most Japanese restaurants). Even brown rice was soft and tasty. Recommended for people who eat a lot of rice otherwise the price is rather high for an occasionally used product
Pros: Cooks Evenly, Easy To Clean, Good Flavor, Quick and Easy
Summary: This is an excellent rice cooker if it was not the their top-of-the-line model at $400. Its well made in Japan, and not in China like the cheaper models. However, the high-end features are pure marketing crap, which is consistent with the final outcome of the GABA Brown setting. After patiently waiting for almost 4 hours for the unit to make the rice, it came out completely overcooked and mushy.
Summary: 1) Note that better prices can be had offline. I bought this product for $239 at an Asian grocery store and it came with a 20lb bag of rice to boot. I imagine the invoice price is around $200. Someone's making an insane amount of profit selling this for $400+. 2) This rice cooker produces moist, fluffy, chewy, textured rice that exceeds a vast majority of the restaurants out there, including those that cook individual portions of rice in stone pots.
Summary: This is an excellent pressure cooker with some caveats I have been using Rice cookers for a long time. Mostly the pressure cookers that operate on steam on the gas stove top. When I was in Dubai, I purchased a Tiger fuzzy logic electric rice cooker that served me very well for 4 years. I have been using a Tiger cooker in US for the past 5 years.
Summary: I have only good words for this cooker. Very good design and quality. Easy to use and to maintain. Rice is cooked to perfection. There is a program for accelerated cooking we appreciate when time is missing. Overall a very good device maybe a bit pricey if you don't use on a regular basis but otherwise worth every penny.
Summary: for my Chinese stomach, this is the best rice cook i used. so simple to set, normally i set before sleep, than next monday i can have a good rice or congee. it also perfect for brown rice. It is a little expensive but really worth it.
Great Investment For Those Who Love Perfectly Cooked Rice Every Time
24 November 2012
Summary: This thing makes perfect rice, every time. Great investment. Really. Buy this one. I've used it at least a few times a week for almost a year now and I have had no problems with it. Easy to clean. Sings you little songs when it starts and finishes cooking. Cooking times may be longer than your cheap rice cooker but the result is worth the wait. And there is a timer that starts counting down when it reaches 20 minutes.
Summary: The Zojirushi NP-HTC10 rice cooker is expensive, but superb. Every time I've used it, and rice is the staple starch in my diet, it has worked flawlessly. Even when I've experimented with recipes and settings (like cooking sticky rice in coconut milk with sweetened, condensed milk) it has produced wonderful rice. It seems the need for accurate measurement is less than in other cookers (within reason, of course).
Summary: I scored it a 3/5 only because of the pressure cooker feature. Be aware that the pressure feature will make great rice but will limit what other recipes it can make. I returned mine and went with the Zojirushi NP-HBC10 Induction Heating System Rice Cooker and Warmer (non-pressure vesion.) The pressure cooker function isn't something that can be turned off or disabled. Build quality is top notch.