Why people love it
  • Reliable and consistent
  • Versatile and cooks a variety of rices
  • Affordable given how highly consumers rated this product in reliability and durability standards

This Zojirushi rice cooker is known for being top-of-the-line and built to last. Brown rice, white rice, sushi rice, or any other, this rice cooker’s fuzzy (micom) technology will help you consistently and regularly prepare high quality rice dishes and also happens to double quite nicely as an insulated storage unit.

One of the biggest complaints about this rice cooker is how slow it is. Previous users have also noted that their units didn’t last more than a year and that they had issues with low-quality non-stick coatings.  


Capacity: The Zojirushi rice cooker comes in two sizes: 1 Liter (about 5.5 cups) and 1.8 Liter (about 10 cups). While it is one of the bigger units on this list, it’s not too bulky and should fit nicely in your kitchen.

Settings: If you’re looking for a rice cooker with plenty of programmability, this one will definitely do it for you. Not only does it have settings for most types of rice preparations (including sushi), but it also has a delay timer, warmer setting, melody options, and cake baking applications.

Versatility: What kind of rice do you want to cook? Whatever you’re looking for, they’ve most likely got a setting for it. It bakes cakes, too!

Quality: For starters, many users note that this is a rice cooker made to last a long time. In addition, the fuzzy technology used to run the rice cooking process is what ensures the high quality of rice output every time. (Fuzzy “smart” technology means that the heating system will auto-adjust itself based on actual cooking progress.)

Price: While this is definitely an expensive Japanese rice cooker (as most Zojirushi are), the price tag is well worth it if you cook rice often and want a high quality product that will last. It’s also a bit cheaper than other top-tier rice cookers like Hamilton Beach and Tiger.

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