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Zojirushi NHS-10 6 Cup Rice Cooker / Steamer & Warmer

2.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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6 new from CDN$ 161.95
  • 6-cup cooker/steamer and warmer steams foods to perfection and keeps them warm
  • Stainless steel steaming tray and removable, easy-to-clean, nonstick inner cooking pan
  • See-through glass lid and automatic keep-warm function that activates immediately after food is cooked
  • Durable stay-cool handles for safe handling
  • Includes measuring cup, spatula, and removable cord for easy storing

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Product Details

Color Name: White
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 23.9 x 23.9 cm ; 2.1 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 Kg
  • Item model number: NHS-10
  • ASIN: B00004S576
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 14 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #185,965 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Color Name:White

Plump, tender and moist grains of rice, with the option of colorful steamed veggies, can be yours with this cooker/steamer. No need to worry about rice drying out and sticking to the sauce pan either, as the "keep warm" function will maintain ideal temperature and consistency until you're ready to serve. Use the steamer basket for chicken, seafood, or vegetables - healthy cooking was never this easy!

From the Manufacturer

NHS-06/10/18 NS-RNC10/18 NS-WAC10/18 NS-TSC10/18 NP-HCC10/18 NP-NVC10/18
Capacity Up to 3, 6 or 10 cups Up to 5.5 or 10 cups Up to 5.5 or 10 cups Up to 5.5 or 10 cups Up to 5.5 or 10 cups Up to 5.5 or 10 cups
Rice Cooker System Conventional Conventional Micom Micom IH + Micom Pressure + IH + Micom
Color White White Ballerina, Champagne Gold Cool White Stainless Brown Stainless Steel Stainless Brown
Automatic Keep Warm 6 and 10 cup models only
Reheating Cycle
Nonstick Inner Cooking Pan
Power Cord Type Detachable Power Cord Retractable Power Cord Detachable Power Cord Retractable Power Cord
Steam Cook Menu Setting 6 and 10 cup models only
Quick Cooking Menu Setting
Accessories Spatula, Measuring Cup and Steaming Tray Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cups Steaming Basket, Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup

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Color: White
I've had this for several years now. I cook white rice often and like compact appliances that can be stored away easily, so that's the main reason I purchased this particular model (and I heard Zojirushi make decent rice cookers in the larger models). I also like clear glass lids so you can see the food cooking without opening.
Today I'm looking for a replacement. The non-stick bowl is very scratched up (I don't know how that happened - I don't remember us using stainless steel in it). But also, did it ever cook rice really well? I'm no rice expert, but no, not really. It always dries up and gets crusty on the bottom (my Asian husband says this is normal for rice cookers and in restaurants), so I find the "keep warm" feature not very useful. I just turn it off right after cooking. From reading reviews of other cookers, I'm a little sad this does not have a presoak option. I find the rice turns out well enough if I always presoak it for 20+ minutes, then rinse and toss that water, and refill cooker with correct amount of water. Rice has the right amount of stickiness every time. It also cooks quickly, in about 25 min. So this appliance is compact and super easy to use, but the end product could be better. And I don't like the bowl, which hasn't lasted. A replacement bowl costs about $50, the cost of a new appliance. So the search continues.
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Color: White
Found that the cooker started burning the rice before it was completed in the cook cycle. Will return cooker, not impressed with product.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa1952ee8) out of 5 stars 716 reviews
844 of 860 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa18f9948) out of 5 stars Best thing next to the fuzzy-logic units May 4 2001
By Michael J. Edelman - Published on Amazon.com
Color: White
I love my rice cookers. I use them not only to make rice, but for all sorts of one-pot meals. Put in a cup of rice, vegetables, meats or seafood, seasonings, tofu... and a half hour later you have a steaming hot one-pot meal. They're also good for pilafs and other grain dishes.
The Zojirushi and Panasonic units are all first rate, BUT you need to know a little something about cooking rice beyond what's in the poorly worded manuals.
Different rice takes different amounts of water. The long-grained rice Americans are used to should be cooked with 1-3/4 cup of water for each cup of rice. Japanese rice needs only 1-1/4 cup of water for each cup of rice, or 1 cup of water for each cup of washed, wet, rice.
Many Americans (and Europeans) have problems with these cookers because the measure ments are calibrated for Japanese short grain rice, and the Westerners are cooking long grain rice. Get the ratios correct, and everything works out fine.
I've had a number of rice cookers of different sizes. My Panasonic has lasted over 20 years, and my Zojirushi looks like it'll last just as long, while my South Bend gave up the ghost after only a year. Go with the top Japanese models; they're made for day-in and day out cooking.
520 of 534 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa18f999c) out of 5 stars You can do better for the price and features Dec 18 2000
By Jadepearl - Published on Amazon.com
This machine is designed to give baseline service in a rice cooker. It uses a design and technology over 15+ years old. For the amount of money being charged you might want to consider getting a machine that at least has a retractable cord.
On the plus side - the pan heats well and is teflon coated; does white long grain and Japanese medium and short grain very well.
Be aware that the water markings on the interior of the pan correspond to cooking Japanese rice which uses a different ratio of rice to water than other varieties such as, wehani or short grain brown.
This machine has to be played with to do shorter grain varieties of brown. It can handle long grain brown fine.
I would make the suggestion of looking at (all) the rice cookers there and find one that has the following things for the money:
1) stainless steel pan or aluminium pan lined with teflon; 2) retractable cord; 3) warming function;
An on/off switch is NOT standard on an Asian rice cooker. It is due to the fact that in Japan and Australia there is an on/off switch right in the wall plug area. The manufacturers did not take into account that Americans with their different outlet styles would be rice junkies (silly them).
Do not cook anything less than a cup or try for more than 3 cups. Too little rice cooked comes out a bit odd while too much means your pot lid will pop up due to too much steam.
Oh yeah, that's another thing - the lid can make noise due to the steam lifting it during the cooking process (bubbling pot lid kind of stuff). It is not dangerous so don't freak from the noise.
This machine is fine for the dorm or home. But do examine the cost of the machine, the amount of rice you eat and the cost of the machine to features.
This machine is good but it is not great.
316 of 325 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa18f9d50) out of 5 stars An excellent rice cooker Aug. 24 2002
By Debbie Lee Wesselmann - Published on Amazon.com
Color: White
For a long time, I didn't see a need for a rice cooker. What's the big deal, I thought, of cooking rice on the stove? However, as my life got busier and busier, I began to want one. For one, I cook rice at least twice a week, often more. Second, I thought it would be convenient to start up a rice cooker and then not worry about the rice until I was ready to put dinner on the table. This Zojirushi model is perfect for this. After the rice is cooked, it automatically switches to a "Keep Warm" setting.
A few tips about cooking rice in this model:
1. Follow the water/rice ratio directions on the rice box, NOT in the manual.
2. Fluff the rice when the cooking is complete and then let it steam longer on the "Keep Warm" setting. If you don't fluff, sometimes the rice browns a little on the bottom.
3. Use high-quality rice.
Although I rarely use converted rice (Uncle Ben's Original), I decided to give it a shot in this cooker. The results were barely satisfactory, since the rice browned on the bottom. I don't have this problem with jasmine and other premium rices. I suppose unplugging the appliance immediately after the cooking is done (and letting it steam without the warmer on) might help. My own solution is to stick with the better rices.
Other reviewers have noted a spitting through the steam hole during cooking. This is less of a problem with small quantities than large. The starchy steam doesn't bother me since the same thing happens to the side of a saucepan when I cook a lot of rice on the stove. The cooker is SO easy to clean that I can't imagine complaining about a wipe down of the counter. (Hey, I have to do that anyway!)
You'll be surprised by how simple this appliance is - and how well it works. Recommended for people who cook small to medium amounts of rice at least two times a week.
242 of 249 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa18fb1b0) out of 5 stars Very Important Dec 23 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
This is an excellent rice cooker but I would like to point out something very important. The directions say specifically that you must wash the rice in a strainer until the water that runs through them comes out clear. This is very important. If you are having problems with the rice bubbling up over the top of the rice cooker and getting on the counter, you probably aren't washing the rice or aren't washing it well enough. Also if you are having problems with a crust on the bottom of the rice, you probably aren't washing the rice or aren't washing it well enough. Start washing your rice and you probably won't see those two problems again. Also the rice comes out much fluffier and less gummy if you wash it.
The reason for this is that, when you get uncooked rice, there is a large amount of excess starch that is stuck to the outside of the rice that gets stuck there when the rice is processes.
107 of 110 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa18fb198) out of 5 stars what? rice again?!!...............you bet!! Feb. 5 2008
By Kento - Published on Amazon.com
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i just wanted to add my two cents to help offset some of the negative reviews. i bought this particular cooker due to the positive reviews both here and on some other websites. i wanted a cooker due to being tired of cooking potatoes with most meals and getting tired of them. i received the unit very quickly and immediately tried it out. i wanted to try brown rice first, so i washed it briefly and put it in the machine to cook. shortly, a mass of bubbles filled below the lid and started 'sputtering' through the steam hole. not happy about the mess it was making, i endured it and ended up eating some fairly good rice with my first meal. i thought "yeah, they were right, it's messy, what a bummer". so, round two and three, i cooked some more, this time trying varieties of white rice and both resulting in a repeat of the first messy attempt, along with some 'browning' of the rices on the bottom of the pan. again i thought "this is no fun, friends or guests are going to think this is a piece of junk". by this time, i had been reading quite a bit on the 'net about rice, and concluded that a more thorough rinsing of the grains were in order, so my fourth round started off with such, along with an accurate measurement of rice and water, and....a pat of butter thrown in......i thought maybe it might help it from sticking or browning in the bottom. the result......perfect rice! i'm now making that my preparation regimen and i'm getting better results each time. i'm convinced that the errors others are reporting are not the machine's fault and i'm also convinced that, like most other machines, the user needs to figure out how to use it. in a short time a person should be able to make perfect rice repeatedly. to help the bottom-sticking, i'm also now opening the lid and giving a couple of stirs a couple of times through the cooking cycle. also note, like others have said that washing the rice is a must (maybe up to and including soaking, but i haven't tried that yet), as you are washing off a lot of the starch that helps make the mess in the first place. take note of the type of rice you buy. some rices have been stripped of their vitamins and have them 'sprayed back on', the bags will have instructions on them telling you to NOT wash the rice. i would avoid those types. i have yet to steam veggies or whole meals in it, but i'm sure i can get good results from it just as well.

good luck and good health!

update: 3 years later...... absolutely one of the best electronic kitchen gadget purchases i've ever made. we use it quite a lot and it's consistent!

ok, 4 years later and it's still the bomb! yes, i DID try some veggies in the top tray, along with some fish and they worked out just fine!

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