Summary: this is a basic but good rice cooker. the 5-cup capacity is perfect, i usually cook 3 cups of rice, for my two boys and me. it usually lasts around three or four days; the rice is perfect for two days and starts to dry out after the third day. btw, when i feel energetic i saran wrap single-servings of the three-day or older rice. a quick nuke will bring back the fresh tasting rice. my mom has a more expensive sanyo to cook a mixture of brown and white rice.
Summary: Little things about this rice cooker are just dumb. 1) There is no easy way to pick it up (my old one, more than 10 years old, had a handle on top). 2) When you do pick it up to put it away, if you touch the apparatus that holds the spoon, the apparatus and spoon fall off on the floor. 3) There is no retractable cord (my 10-year old rice cooker had one), so you have to hold the cooker awkwardly with one hand and wrap the cord round and round on the underside.
Summary: I purchased this rice cooker for our son, who is away at college, living in an apartment. He said the rice cooker works really well. I also purchased a rice cooker cookbook and he used a recipe from it last week. He made spanish rice and said it turned out really good although next time he will use a little more liquid. Regular rice, on the other hand, turns out perfect.
Summary: Excellent product. We could not afford the much better version of this brand but did not want to settle for a lesser brand. So we chose the cheaper model in hopes the quality and reputation of the company was not sacrificed. After over a month of using it we can say our gamble was on the money. The rice comes out excellent. Much better than our $40 dollar no name brand. Would recommend it this to anyone.
Summary: If you need small amounts of white rice done right...this is your cooker. Instructions are minimal and so best be an adventurer to figure out what it means and to do other things like brown rice which the instructions prohibit. Thought it would be a bit more flexible and still experimenting with something other than white rice. But white rice will be done right everytime!
Summary: We've had our Zo NS-PC10 for 4 or 5 years and love it! We use it on average 2x/week and it never fails to produce perfectly cooked rice. We've cooked about every kind of rice on the planet and it does well with all of them. I agree with another person that some of the tougher rices need a bit more water. Our favorites are basmatti white, sushi, basmati brown and jasmine - but there are so many wonderful rices to choose from.
Summary: After doing a lot of research, I chose to buy this Zojirushi rice cooker, which was rated well by Cooks Illustrated. It does not disappoint! I've cooked several kinds of rice in it, and it comes out perfect every time. Such a great convenience -- I wish I would have bought it years ago!
Summary: What can I say. My mom picked this one with me, and it was her first time to shop online. She loves it and can't believe that she can find something that wonderful online. I just love it and use it everyday...!!!