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Zojirushi NP-HBC10 Induction Heating System Rice Cooker and Warmer

by Zojirushi
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • 5-1/2-cup rice cooker and warmer with micro computer technology
  • Superior induction heating evenly distributes heat for excellent results
  • Multi-menu cooking functions; LCD control panel; keep warm timer
  • Spatula, spatula holder, and rice-measuring cup included
  • Measures 14-3/16 by 9-13/16 by 7-15/16 inches
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Product Description

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Zojirushi NP-HBC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer with Induction Heating System, Stainless Steel

Perfectly Cooked Rice with the NP-HBC10

Along with micro computer technology, this 5-1/2-cup rice cooker and warmer provides superior induction heating for more evenly distributed heat to ensure perfectly cooked rice every time. Choose from a variety of cooking functions including white rice (regular, softer, or harder), mixed rice, sushi rice, porridge, sweet rice, and quick cooking. In addition, healthy cooking options include brown rice, GABA brown rice, and germinated brown rice. The unit's black, thick, spherical, inner cooking pan and heating system provide even heating, and its interchangeable melody and beep signal indicates when the cooking cycle has ended. Other highlights include a detachable and washable inner lid, an easy-to-read LCD control panel with clock and timer features, and automatic keep warm and extended keep warm, as well as a delay timer with two settings and a detachable power cord. The unit's clear-coated stainless-steel exterior not only cleans easily, but also matches any kitchen decor. Accessories include a spatula, a spatula holder, and a rice-measuring cup. The 1230-watt rice cooker and warmer measures 14-3/16 by 9-13/16 by 7-15/16 inches.

Make Every Type of Rice

Brown Rice

This is a menu setting designed to cook delicious brown rice. In order to cook hard rice bran and the rice inside, preheating time is extended for better absorption of water, and is cooked at a lower temperature to allow the rice to cook longer without becoming mushy.

Sushi Rice

Because sushi rice will be processed after it's cooked, it's easier to handle when it is a little firmer. This menu setting is very similar to regular white rice, but uses less water (adjusted by the water fill lines) for a firm finish.

Mixed Rice

Mixed rice is rice cooked with additional ingredients and seasonings. This setting extends preheating for better absorption of seasoning. Also, the cooking temperature is slightly lower than regular white rice, to avoid ingredients from boiling over.


Instead of cooking rice in larger amounts of water and risk making it sloppy, use the porridge setting to cook fluffy porridge. Cooking temperature is slightly lower than regular white rice, to be cooked longer for soft texture.

Easy-to-read LCD control panel

Zojirushi NP-HBC10 Features

  • Superior induction heating (IH) technology
  • Healthy cooking options: brown rice and GABA brown rice settings
  • Easy-to-clean clear coated stainless steel exterior
  • Automatic keep warm and extended keep warm
  • Delay timer (2 settings)
  • GABA brown setting or Brown Rice Activation activates brown rice for increased nutritional values
  • Menu settings include: white (regular, softer or harder), mixed, sushi, porridge, sweet, brown, GABA brown and quick cooking
  • cETLus listed, tested to comply with FCC standards

A newly discovered way of cooking brown rice to "activate" it and increase natural occurring gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an amino acid in brown rice believed to have health giving properties such as lowering blood pressure, improving kidney function and relieving stress. The brown rice is "activated" by soaking it at 104°F for 2 hours before the actual cooking begins. All Induction Heating System rice cookers, including the IH Pressure models, have the GABA brown rice setting.

Detachable inner lid for easy cleaning
MICOM (Microcomputer) Technology

Aided by microcomputer technology, this category of rice cooker takes having rice on your menu from occasional to serious. MICOM allows the cooker to have multiple functions on its menu, making it a necessity for any avid rice fan who wants to incorporate rice into her daily diet. The microchip does all the thinking for you by, based on the type of rice you are cooking, from adjusting cooking times, temperatures, and timing the pre-soak of the raw grains to the final "wait" period during steaming.

Conventional rice cookers simply turn on and off in reaction to temperature. The "fuzzy logic" of MICOM fine-tunes this adjustment to adapt to various rice types, such as white, brown, sweet or porridge, which all have different cooking requirements. The trigger to everything is the thermal sensor, a small round button at the bottom of the inner body of the cooker. As the inner pan's weight rests on it and activates the sensor, it starts the cooking process and keeps an eye on the temperature and time.

Induction Heating (IH) system for precise temperature control

Induction Heating took rice cooking to another level by introducing another dimension to the heating process. Where the heating element would normally be located at the bottom of the cooker, IH transforms the entire inner cooking pan into a heat conductor, allowing for higher, more precise and more uniform cooking temperatures.

Induction heating occurs when a magnetic material enters a magnetic field. This is recreated by passing an electric current through coils located at the bottom of the rice cooker's body. As the special, 2-ply inner cooking pan is placed inside, a magnetic field is created, which in turn generates instant heat. The entire cooking pan becomes the heat source, with the ability to cook at higher temperatures, which can be turned on and off instantly for greater control.

Spherical inner cooking pan and heating system provide even heating for perfectly cooked rice.
Accessories include rice measuring cup, nonstick rice spatula and spatula holder.

Product Description

Zojirushi's newest Induction Heating System rice cooker and warmer incorporates induction heating and micro computer technology. The features are as follows: Superior induction heating (IH) technology; healthy cooking options- brown rice, GABA brown rice and germinated brown rice; multi-menu cooking functions: white rice (regular, softer or harder), mixed rice, sushi rice, porridge, sweet rice and quick cooking; new easy to clean clear coated stainless steel exterior; black thick spherical inner cooking pan; detachable and washable inner lid; easy-to-read LCD control panel for clock and timer functions; interchangeable melody and beep signer.

Customer Reviews

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the Best April 5 2012
Size Name:5.5 Cups / 1.0 Liter
This rice cooker replaces one of the same brand that we had a few years ago. The old one died on us but, because the brand has such a good name I decided to give it another try. Frankly, I cannot say enough about what a good rice cooker this is. I love brown rice but getting it nice and fluffy is actually not so easy. This cooker makes brown rice so scrumptiously that you will want to eat it every day. I've been using the cooker for three months and I have no criticisms at all!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Game changer May 25 2012
Size Name:5.5 Cups / 1.0 Liter|Verified Purchase
This machine is a jewel. Rice is not hard to cook, but requires supervision and cleaning of the "rice water" that inevitably bubbles out onto the stovetop. If you're like me, you also regularly end up with some rice overcooked at the bottom of the pan. No more with this machine. Rice cooks automatically after following the easy to read lines adjusting liquid volume to rice volume. You can even set the timer in the morning so the rice starts cooking before you come home. An important benefit for me is the warmer feature that keeps the rice at serving temperature for roughly 1-2 hours after its ready (and in good serving condition). This takes rice out of the equation when timing the other parts of the meal. Several good books here on Amazon have recipes for various simple and exotic rice recipes, including risotto (a more involved experience). The different menu options are invaluable including brown rice and other grains. There is an option for porridge, that you can setup the night before going to bed and wake up to porridge in the morning. An important thing to consider is the time needed to "optimally" cook rice, which includes a soaking period. Depending on the type of rice and quantity wanted the time required to cook rice from start to finish can reach 90mins. This can be shortened by using a quick-cook cycle that can take as little as 25 mins. This size is great for a family of 4.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ninja cooker Feb. 10 2012
By K
Size Name:5.5 Cups / 1.0 Liter
This cooker has everything you could want - it schedules timimg based on when you want it done (brilliant), can germinate brown rice (no water changes and waiting), does oatmeal as well, does rice perfectly... and sings you songs. Add the measurement scales on the bowl, the temperature control and inductive cooking (more controllable than gas) and the non stick - left oatmeal in it for 48 hours and it rinsed out - yeah, it costs more than your average rice cooker, but this is a lifetime cooker - I use it about 5 times per week between rice and oatmeal, so in ten years it will cost ten cents each time.
I do have a penchant for buying the best, but it has never steered me wrong.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Way more than just a rice cooker! Dec 25 2013
Size Name:10 Cups / 1.8 Liters|Verified Purchase
I bought this rice cooker a few months ago, after a lot of research into slow cookers/ rice cookers, and I am very satisfied with this purchase.

I have made soup, stews, beans, cake/bread, oatmeal, and veggies in this besides using it to cook different kinds of rice. I love the dual programming features, and all of the little touches (like the steam collector, the plastic holder for the spoon which can be attached to either side of the machine, etc.) which just add that extra bit of convenience.

This is also really easy to clean! The removable inner bowl is really solid feeling, and nothing sticks to it so it is super easy to wash! On top of that, the stainless steel exterior has some sort of super smudge/mark proof finish on it, so it always looks polished and clean- no special cleaning required like other stainless appliances I have.

This honestly makes the best rice I have tasted- brown rice has an especially beautiful taste and texture.

Overall I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality multi-function small appliance that cooks food *well.* Not like a microwave which is fast but makes a terrible substitute for a stove- this programmable little machine is so versatile and really is like a substitute pair of hands in the kitchen when you don't have time to stand over the oven. It is more expensive, but you really get what you pay for and I feel this is truly a worthwhile investment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME...and long lasting! Dec 11 2013
Size Name:5.5 Cups / 1.0 Liter
I have had this model of Zojirushi rice cooker for at least 6 years now...I think it's been longer, but I forget exactly when I bought it. So glad to see them on Amazon.ca now, so that it is easy for others to buy them. I've cooked every type of rice, rolled and steel cut oats, quinoa, amaranth...it has done each of them perfectly without exception. I am often surprised at how nicely it keeps the rice on the 'warm' setting, if you aren't ready to eat it right away.

A couple of things to address from other reviews I've read:
I've never had a problem with the bowl, but I do baby it. I only use the provided paddle to scoop out the rice, and when I wash it, I don't just toss it into the dish drainer with other pots etc...I make sure it is never touching metal, and put it away quickly. There isn't so much as a scratch on the inside of the pot after all these years of use.

Also, I saw someone with another model one size smaller who read that you had to make a minimum 2 cups of oatmeal in this size. I've made much less than that of several cereal grains, including steel cut oats, and it has worked just fine (in case she reads this...amazon.ca doesn't allow for comments on reviews!) :)

Best rice (and other grain) cooker out there!
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