Summary: To the other helpful reviews below, I can add a few points. Size/Capacity: Should you get the 3, 5, or 10 cup? * As a rule of thumb, I would offer that the 3 cup cooker may be good for singles & couples; the 5.5 cup for families; and the 10 cup for those who want to make a whole lot of rice, or maybe use the cooker as a kind of crock pot.
Summary: Zojirushi rice cooker is amazing. I thought it was pretty expensive but its well worth buying it. If you really want to enjoy white rice try the rice cooker. The rice takes a long time to cook rice which it is aproximately 1 hour and 15 minute wait for extra fluffness. Yes, its well worth waiting because you can see every rice grain seperate from another and it isn't that sticky and soggy like most rice cooker does.
Summary: This rice cooker is one of my favorite purchases for my kitchen. I love rice, but I hated cooking on the stove since it's very hit or miss, and the cheaper rice cookers I tried always boiled over or left you with overcooked rice. This rice cooker makes it easy to cook absolutely perfect rice every single time. I've used it for short grain rice, long grain rice, basmati rice, brown rice, sushi rice, and steel cut oats, and they all turned out perfectly!
Summary: This is very nice rice cooker. Size, shape, convenience are all great. Does a great job with white rice. It keeps rice nicely warm for days if needed. The one exception is brown Basmati rice. The brown rice setting will produce overcooked, mushy rice every time. The mixed setting seems to work best, but I'm still playing with the amount of water. Shorter grain brown rice seems to do ok. I should not have to experiment to get decent medium grain brown rice.
Summary: We bought this rice cooker in March 2008 based on favorable reviews. It worked fine for about a year and a half, then started to have problems starting the cycle. Sometimes it wouldn't start at all; sometimes it would start, then turn off. We contacted Zojirushi but they offered no help -out of warranty. Sorry about you luck. We've tried to continue to limp along and use it rather than drop another $150 on a new one.
If you want a rice cooker, this is the one for you
A. Shaw, Amazon
13 March 2012
Summary: This is a rice cooker. It cooks rice. It can cook other things like porridge, cake, or pudding, but its primary raison d'etre is turning hard grains of rice into fluffy goodness. The question remains, how much do you value fluffy goodness? So, do you need a fuzzy logic rice cooker? Well, the Zojirushi cooks better rice than I have ever cooked on a stove. It does take considerably longer to cook, but that is negated by its simplicity.
Summary: We use this machine to make hot oatmeal, The night before, we put the right amounts of steel cut oats and water into the machine. We press one button to select "porridge" and another button to start the machine. That's it. Magically, overnight the oatmeal is made and the next morning when we wake up, we have a hot, nutritious breakfast waiting for us. Clean up is a breeze with the non-stick pot. I love this machine!
Summary: This is a good little rice maker. The design is compact and allows it to be stored under a cabinet and can be slid out towards the front of the counter to let the steam out. I like the retractable cord. I've had this for about a month and it has worked well. The only surprise I had was that in addition to the main cooking bowl, there is a piece of metal on the lid that needs to be washed after each use.
Summary: I just received my Zojirushi NS-TG10 from Amazon yesterday (which, by the way, Amazon says it their #1 rice cooker for sale :) I live in the town of Castle Rock CO, which is 6202 feet. I have found NOTHINIG in the way of a rice cooker that works at this altitude. I purchased two rice cookers after I moved here from LA in 2004. I had to return both of them.