Summary: For the first time ever I served perfect rice. Have tried both white and brown rice. Easy to follow directions. Easy to clean. Have had other rice cookers but did not have such teriffic results. Zojiruchi is well worth the price. Only wish there had been more simple manual suggestions for flavoring rice. I am not very ctreative.
Pros: East to use and perfect results.
Cons: Wish manual had listed how many servings per cup.
Summary: I've only used this rice cooker twice so far. It seems to be a good size for a small family or if you just don't make a ton of rice at one time. My rice (brown) seemed a little dry the first time, when I added the amount of water the directions stated. The second time, I added about a half-cup more water, and that seemed perfect. I haven't used the extended keep warm, so I can't comment on that feature. The bowl and inner lid are very easy to clean.
Summary: OK, OK, my husband was right! We've been married for over 27 years, and it isn't that I mind being wrong - I just hate admitting he's right. I was a cook and have been making rice on the stove-top forever. During a dinner party, one of our guests asked why we didn't have a rice cooker. Well... that got my husband researching rice cookers. He read EVERY Amazon.com review as well as the Zojirushi website.
Summary: I had planned to buy a rice cooker to bring back with me to college in the Fall, but I also wanted to make sure it was a rice cooker that would last and make excellent rice. After hearing about the excellent qualities of Zojirushi rice cookers, I reviewed all of the models and made my selection based on the features of the cooker versus the price.
Summary: I just purchased one of the Zojirushi ns-zcc10 five cup units, and would like to post my comments in order to help others in their buying decisions. If I was to rate the product on just the quality of the finished rice/grains, it would rate a six out of five. Everything that has been cooked has been superb, including the steel cut oats we had this morning. The electronics/controls are very easy to use, including the timer/delayed start.
Summary: I am from Japan, and I am inevitably very picky for the quality of cooked rice. I swear, this rice cooker is among the best purchases I've made on Amazon. Short grain Japanese rice comes out, oh, so, beautifully! Even my mother, a hard-core Japanese woman, thinks it's awesome. I also cooked Indian basmati rice, Spanish long grain rice, wild rice, brown rice...you name it, any type of rice I tried came out absolutely perfectly.
Summary: I'm south indian and I grew up eating rice every day...every meal. You would think that I would hate rice by now, but I still love it. For the last year or so, I've been using this rice cooker because my fiance bought it...she had heard it was the best. I'll make no bones about it...this rice cooker makes perfect rice every time. I don't like my rice too soggy or too dry, and I've had neither of these problems with this rice cooker. So why 3 stars?