Zojirushi NHS-10 6 Cup Rice Cooker / Steamer & Warmer
- 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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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
Conventional rice cooker automatically cooks the rice and turns off when the rice is done.
Zojirushi Corporation began operation more than 90 years ago with the launch of its first glass-lined vacuum bottle - setting an industry standard for new vacuum insulation technology in an everyday household product and firmly establishing itself as a company which uses cutting edge technology to bring comfort, ease, vitality and affluence into the lives of its customers worldwide.
Zojirushi is dedicated to offering a new generation of products that exemplify ease, affluence and style in its three main business areas: Cooking appliances, food and beverage preservation and amenities for both home and industry. It will continue to offer attractive products that cater to modern needs based on its guiding philosophy - to improve customers' quality of life through innovative technology - into the 21st Century and beyond.
Rice Cooker / Steamer
The Rice Cooker/Steamer features an easy-to-use single switch control and see-through glass lid with a stay cool knob. Stainless steel steaming tray and automatic keep warm function available on NHS-10 (6 cups) and NHS-18 (10 cups) models.
- Easy-to-use single switch control.
- See-through glass lid with stay cool knob.
- Stay cool handles for easy transport.
- Durable nonstick inner cooking pan.
- Stainless steel steaming tray and automatic keep warm function on NHS-10 & NHS-18 models only.
- UL listed.
- Instruction manual in English.
Easy-to-use single switch control.
Automatic keep warm system keeps rice tasting fresh for hours.
See through glass lid with stay cool knob (salmon being steamed over cooking rice).
Accessories include rice measuring cup, nonstick rice spatula and steaming tray (only for NHS-10/18).
Why Should I Use A Rice Cooker To Cook Rice?
The rice cooker is an efficient and time-saving kitchen appliance that cooks perfect rice every time. Many people have difficulty cooking rice on the stove because the burner cannot be turned down to a low enough simmer for the steaming portion of cooking rice. The result is rice that is scorched or burned. With a Zojirushi rice cooker, rice will be fluffy and delicious. Plus, you won’t have to stand over the stove while it cooks. Just set it and leave. All Zojirushi rice cookers have durable nonstick inner cooking pans for quick and easy cleaning.
How Is Rice Measured? What Does The Capacity Mean?
Every Zojirushi rice cooker comes with a plastic measuring cup. This cup has a capacity of 6-ounces, or about 3/4 of a U.S. measuring cup. The capacity of the rice cooker is counted in these 6-ounce cups of uncooked rice. One 6-ounce cup of raw rice makes about 3, 6-ounce cups of cooked rice. Do not confuse the rice cooker measuring cup with U.S. measuring cups; they are different. All Zojirushi rice cookers come with a special measuring cup and nonstick rice spatula for serving. The capacity of a rice cooker is stated in the numbers of 6-ounce cups of raw rice.
|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||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|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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Top Customer Reviews
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!