My Choice Is The Zojirushi NP-HBC10 Rice Cooker
No matter what rice cooker you choose to buy you want to make the right choice. Normally, you ask yourself, what should I get? Which is the best rice cooker for me, my lifestyle, and my situation? So if you are in the market for a rice cooker you may be asking yourself: Which Rice Cooker should I buy?
For me, because of my lifestyle, and the way I like to eat, I feel the Zojirushi NP-HBC is the best rice cooker for me. For starters this 10 cup rice cooker looks good. I don’t like ugly appliances. It has a brushed silver look. It matches my kitchen and other appliances. The LCD read out is big and easy to read. If grease or any residue accumulates on it cleans and wipes up nicely. The lid is detachable and washable.
It holds up to 5.5 cups of rice and has a variety of cooking functions. Needless to say it can cook any kind of rice. White rice, yellow rice, porridge, mixed rice and sushi rice. If you want you can even make cake in a rice cooker. I personally have not tried to cook cake. I don’t eat a lot of sweets. However, the option is open to you.
Some rice cookers do not cook evenly. The Zojirushi NP-HBC10 doesn’t have this problem. Because of the black, thick, inner cooking pan you will have evenly cooked rice each time. Once your rice is done cooking the keep warm setting automatically kicks in and there is a extended keep warm option as well. The warm function keeps the rice warm for about 12 hours in normal mode and 48 hours in extended mode. A delay timer and retractable power cord is included. Like all other rice cookers you will get a spatula, a spatula holder and a rice measuring cup as well.
The inner cooking pan is stainless steel and not aluminum. It is coated in an anti-stick coating. This is good to have because if the lining flakes then the burnt rice can accumulate in the crevice. This will give the rice a funny taste over time.
When I have made sticky rice in this cooker it comes out just right. I have tried to make sticky rice with other less expensive cookers but with no luck. The rice was either too hard or just soggy. This may not have been the rice cookers fault but my own. So here is another plus: If you are a bad cook like me the Zojirushi NP-HBC10 will certainly help you out.
So because this devices cooks my rice with ease, is almost fool proof, looks good and has great features, I have chosen this Zojirushi rice cooker for my kitchen. It costs a little more than others but you get what you pay for and, for me, this is the best rice cooker out there.