Zojirushi NP-HTC18 Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker and Warmer
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- Automatically selects from three pressure levels according to the menu selected
- Healthy cooking options; brown rice and GABA brown rice settings
- Vacuum insulated inner cooking pan distributes heat to the rice quickly without allowing it to escape outside
- Easy-to-read colored LCD control panel with Clock and Timer functions
- Detachable and washable stainless steel inner lid
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Aussi après avoir lu les descriptions sur la site Zojirushi, j'ai simplement espéré que Zurijoshi livre des articles de qualité comme promis sur la site de la cie.
Je n'ai pas déçu du résultat. Le riz est très bon, plus goûteux, mais pour le riz brun, j'ai du mal à distinguer la différence entre la cuisson normale et la cuisson GABA. J'attendais que si GABA libère plus de valeur nutritive, le riz doit être très goûté ....
Aussi le fonction timer (donne le temps qu'on veut le riz est prêt pour manger) est super practique, surtout pour le riz brun (façon normale ou GABA) qui prend beaucoup de temps à cuire.
J'ai essayé le riz basmati avec cet appareil, mais le résultat est pas très convaincant.
Il faut mentionner que le riz basmati n'est pas sur la liste du guide de l'appareil
Mais avec le prix du produit, j'aurai aimé :
- affiche du temps estimé de cuisson.
- la corde électrique rétractable.
The only way to break the tabs of the inner lid is not inserted correctly. Product damaged by external force is not covered
Please read the instruction manual page 21 for the detailed information, how to detach and attach the inner lid set and make sure to follow the direction.
I've read through the instruction on the first of its arrival and attached the inner lid so carefully, as I noticed the lid is a plastic structure. It's not a $30 stuff, only God knows how carefully I treated it.
I love the rice it cooked, but I'm so disappointed on how they respond their customer. They do not stand behind their product. They make the customer who claims for warranty fell he/she is cheap and stupid.
This is what happens today. I will follow up how they "stand behind" their product. Oct 1, 2012
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Yes, it is really expensive, but brown rice doesn't really get done at my altitude unless you use a pressure cooker. The controls on a pressure cooker are not very fine. This machine immediately brings the rice to the best temperature for cooking whatever kind of rice one chooses and raises the pressure, if necessary, to get the water to that temperature.
I looked at the non-pressurized Zojirushi rice cookers and realized that they would not work for me, so my sweet husband sprang for the NP-HTC18 and gave it to me for a gift. I am very lucky. Great husband, great rice-cooker. He figures he will be paid off in more frequent brown rice from now on and he is right.
My next rung up the automatic rice cooker ladder was a more sophisticated Zojirushi rice cooker with more settings and again "fuzzy logic". Not long after this I was in a Korean grocery store and found a Panasonic brand "pressure" rice cooker that touted that it could not only cook outstanding rice of any variety, but an assortment of mixed grains, stews, and one meal dishes. I bought this and immediately feel in love with all of its features. Not only did it perform flawlessly cooking rice, it could also cook almost anything else, rice, grains, or otherwise and this is with what ever you chose to add.
I eventually ordered another pressure Panasonic rice cooker since they had stopped making them, from Ebay in order to have a back-up and/or parts. Some time after I received this second Panasonic pressure rice cooker I happened to have found a link to Zojirushi. I have always been very keen on this Japanese brand. To make a point, I was a very snobbish bread baker; sneering at anyone that would consider making bread in a bread machine. After receiving my Zojirushi BBCCX-20 bread machine I had to eat my words.
Anyway, I decided to try the NP-HTC18 Induction Heating 10-cup Pressure Rice Cooker. I have been cooking on induction cooking hobs for years and decided to give this a try, in spite of the cost. All I can tell you is that if you love rice and all the other rice/grain dishes that I do, you should invest in this awesome kitchen device. I have not had it long, but have cooked several batches of various white rices, barley, mixed grains and rice, and mixed rices. All of these have been either plain or with oils, mushrooms, spices, herbs, etc. I am not sure what is on the horizon here, but for me this is the ultimate anything cooker. I hope that more and more people buy this and experiment with all of it's amazing possibilities.
The main selling point for this one is that it has induction cooking and pressure cooking. I'm assuming that if you are looking at this machine, you are probably Asian and eat rice everyday. Does this machine make the rice so much better that it's worth the price, not really. Not for it to be worth this much but if you like your rice to be perfectly moist, this does a great job. I'm comparing this rice cooker to my old Tiger which is just a standard rice cooker. This one is all computer controlled and you just can't mess up the rice.
The main reason to get this rice cooker over a cheaper brand is that you want to eat brown rice. Now to be perfectly clear the brown rice is a lot softer but it is not the consistency of white rice. I was reading some reviews and people say they got the brown rice to have the same consistency as white rice. It's softer by far but the brown rice still has the brown cover on it so it is still harder than white rice but a lot softer. This pressure cooker version even makes it softer than just the induction model. I have both. I bought the induction only model and gave it to my mom and now I have this one.
I have no idea if the GABA feature really works but might as well use it, can't hurt.
This machine is made in Japan, not China. Some of the cheaper Zojirushi rice cookers are made in China now.
Update - Over 2 years later...my rice cooker is still going strong. The inner pot still looks like new after using it at least three times a week. I have had no issues and still highly recommend the Zojirushi NP-HTC18. I love the Quick Cooking option for days I work late. I use sushi rice (rinsed well) and 23 minutes later - awesome rice!
Update - (June 2014) It is now almost four years after I purchased it and I am still in love with my Zojirushi NP-HTC18 Induction rice cooker! I use it every week and have never been disappointed in the outcome. Simple to use, easy to clean, and versatile; I use it regularly to make oatmeal (with a combination of grains) and tapioca pudding.