Zojirushi NP-NVC10 Induction Heating Pressure Cooker Review

This is one rice cooker that is a luxury to own. It is akin to the BMW bicycles that are available in the market. Packed with several features and equipped with the best of technology, you should try out the rice cooked by this machine at least once in your life.

Latest Customer Reviews

A technological marvel
Rating (5 out of 5)
By Alexa Roberts on May 14, 2016
The NP-NVC10 has all the features that any rice cooker could ask for. Right from fuzzy logic to an LCD control panel, I have definitely started to enjoy cooking rice. The quality of the rice is also top-notch. I have never tasted a rice better than the one cooked by this cooker.
The cooker for geeks
Rating (5 out of 5)
By Beth Campbell on May 10, 2016
This machine has everything that cooking technology has to offer. I was surprised by the extent to which the manufacturers had gone in order to make this cooker worth every penny spent. It has absolutely changed the way I look at cooking rice. As far as I know, I did not find any drawbacks with this cooker.
It's a bit overpriced
Rating (4.5 out of 5)
By Kimberly Hills on May 8, 2016
My son gifted this cooker to me on my 50th birthday. Initially, I was blown away by all the dials and gadgetry on this cooker. I screwed it up on my first two attempts to cook rice, but as I got used to the process, I started finding it pretty easy. I just need to sit back and relax while the cooker itself does all the work. However, I did find it a bit overpriced.

Our Review

Technology at its best, as all the customers put it! It is indeed so with the NP-NVC10 model. Every type of rice known to mankind can be cooked efficiently in this cooker. Each type of rice takes a relatively less amount of time to get cooked. You don’t even need to worry about the timing. The enhanced artificial intelligence will take care of the same. The rice never sticks inside the cooker, so you don’t really need to clean it each and every time that you cook. The overall cleaning process is quite simple. The LCD monitor displays the estimated time to get the rice cooked, so you don’t need to stand over the machine.

Size

The dimensions of the cooker are 15.4 x 10.1 x 8.6 inches. Admittedly, it is a bit larger than other regular rice cookers, but it is packed with technology as well. It weighs around 6 kg, which is a bit more than usual as well.

Heating Technology

It comes equipped with the pressure induction heating technology. Unlike other rice cookers that require an external source of heat in order to cook, the NP-NVC10 gets electromagnetically heated to produce rice. Since the entire pan heats up at the same moment, your rice will be cooked faster than usual. Unlike normal induction cookers that use the same heating technology, the extra pressure applied heats up the rice faster still.

Design

In our opinion, the design is not worth the price. From afar, it seems to be an oval box that has been dumped in a far corner of the kitchen. There are many better looking induction cookers out there. One or two customers have complained for breaking parts, but we found the cooker to be quite sturdy.

Usage

This rice cooker can be used for cooking all varieties of rice. Right from the regular white rice to the unconventional sushi rice, it will cook in as ideal a manner as possible. Unfortunately, it doesn’t cook anything else as effectively as it cooks rice. When we took to cooking steel cut oats, it resulted in the clogging of filters and the vent. Without the availability of the steaming function, cakes cannot be baked either. All other foods apart from rice were cooked in an average manner.

Clean Up

Cleaning up the cooker is very easy. With the platinum infused nonstick inner pan, the water is absorbed by the rice quite easily, thus retaining more nutrients and leaving nothing to clean after consumption. Simply let running hot water flow through the insides and you are done!

Price

The NP-NVC10 costs a little more than $400, which makes it the most expensive cooker in the market. There is no other cooker that commands such a high price tag, but quality always costs and we’re sure this kitchen appliance will save you money in the long run.

Warranty

Surprisingly, it carries just the one year warranty. Given the exorbitant price of the cooker and its sturdy build, we had expected a minimum warranty of at least 3 years. However, as a Japanese product we’re quite sure it will pass the test of time.

Being a very expensive product, Zojirushi offers a stunning customer service for it.

Add Ons

Advanced fuzzy logic A.I. ensures that the rice is always of the top quality. This one is much better than the regular A.I.s found on ordinary cookers. The lid is infused with technology as well. It calculates the number of times that the cooker was opened and the duration for which it was kept open, thus adjusting the temperature automatically to preserve the rice.

Features and Specifications

The Zojirushi NP-NVC10 comes with a 1 liter or 5.5 cup of capacity. The stylish black exterior can give your kitchen a truly modern taste. This rice cooker is multi-functional and works as a warmer and steamer as well. In addition to this, it is also a great rice cooker. It actually adapts its cooking cycle through state-of-the-art technology, giving you incredible results every time. You always put less thinking as it selects pressure settings automatically. All you need to is tap order into the device and let it cook for you.

  • Dimensions of 15.4 x 10.1 x 8.6 inches
  • Auto Keep Warm Technology
  • Cooks all types of rice
  • Pressurized induction heating
  • LCD panel
  • Quick cook option

It comes with a colored LED display and a timer + clock which allow you to monitor the cooking process easily. The interior is a non-stick platinum material which allows water to boil in a perfect way. The scorch settings can also be customized.

Pros and Cons

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Rice Quality.
The quality of the cooked is divine. The advanced fuzzy logic system ensures that the quality remains constant regardless of the proportion in which the ingredients are placed.
Nutrient Retention.
Maximum amount of nutrients are retained due to the platinum infused pan coating on the inside.
Easy to Clean.
The platinum infused nonstick pan also ensures that no residue get stuck on the inner surface of the cooker. Thus, you only need to flow running water through it in order to clean the entire cooker. We usually don’t clean it after every round of cooking.
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Pricing.
The cost of cooker could have been brought down a notch. Given the features provided by the cooker, the price could be considered reasonable to a certain extent.
Poor Design.
The technical constraints may have led to such a poor design, but it could still have been improved upon.
Limited Cooking Variety.
While the cooker can cook all varieties of rice, other foods cannot be cooked as effectively. Cooking steel cut oats jams up the process. It is also not possible to bake cakes in it.

Zojirushi NP-NVC10 Review: Summary

Overall, the NP-NVC10 is certainly worth the money spent. However, it depends upon your requirements. Are you the quintessential rice connoisseur who consumes rice every day and savors every bite before swallowing it up? If so, then this model will be the perfect choice for you.

You can cook any type of rice with this rice cooker – from white, Jasmine, brown, mixed or GABA to porridge and sushi. While this is quite expensive, if you use all of its functions then it’s truly worth buying. The advanced Fuzzy Logic technology makes it one of the best rice cookers in the entire industry!

However, for ordinary people who have rice just to fulfill their daily quota of proteins and energy consumption, it would be too much of expenditure. Additionally, there are several better equipped rice cookers at exorbitant rates to be found in the Japanese market. Among those, this cooker can certainly be considered to be affordable! Click here to avail a discount on this model.

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