Zojirushi NP-NVC10 Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker Review

Zojirushi is a manufacturer of premium kitchen appliances and vacuum insulated products.

They have celebrated their 100 anniversary in 2018 and have been distributing their products in the United States for 31 years. Zojirushi is known to produce innovative, durable, and quality appliances.

Zojirushi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker Review

Zojirushi NP-NVC 10 induction heating pressure rice cooker is an innovative product that combines artificial intelligence, induction heating, and pressure cooking.

It is manufactured in Japan and is a top of the line induction heating rice cooker.

Its advanced fuzzy logic technology with artificial intelligence learns and adjusts the cooking cycle to get the perfect results every time.

This rice cooker will automatically select from three pressure settings according to the menu selected for the best cooking results.

What makes Zojirushi Induction Rice Cooker worth buying?

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  • Multi-menu cooking functions include settings for white, mixed, sushi/sweet rice,...
  • Umami setting extends soaking and steaming time for better rice
  • Steam-reduce setting reduces steam to 50-percent of regular setting

The platinum infused non-stick inner cooking pan changes the water quality and allows rice to absorb water easily for better tasting.

NP / NVC 10 induction heating pressure rice cooker includes superior induction heating technology, multiple cooking functions, and interchangeable melody and beat signal indicate the start and end of the cooking cycle.

For safety, the appliance has a pressure control valve, a backup safety valve, an inner lid filter, and a pressure indicator on the control panel which locks the lid during pressure cooking.

The Pressure cooker has an easy-to-read LCD control panel with clock and timer features. It also has an automatic keep warm and extended keep warm monitor.

The reheat function can be used to reheat rice kept warm under the keep warm function to bring temperature closer to immediately after cooking.

Zojirushi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker Review

The computer chip in this rice cooker is programmed to use fuzzy logic in a few ways. There is a sensor that monitors the water content in the pot. If the water level reaches a certain point, this poker will change the temperature since less heat is needed.

Another example of artificial intelligence is that the unit remembers how much-uncooked rice is placed in the pan most often to stop it uses this information to select the ideal cooking process from the beginning.

Specifically, the microchip will set the appropriate cooking times and temperature and will determine the right amount of time needed to soak the raw grains.

Yet another feature of artificial intelligence in this model is that it recognizes the temperature of the cooking environment.

The NP-NVC10 cooks rice to the same consistency in summer or winter when water and room temperatures may be drastically different.

The induction pressure rice cooker also takes into consideration how many times the lift was opened then for how long will stop this data is used to calculate the time and the temperature required to keep the rice ready for serving.

What we like about Zojirushi NP-NVC 10 induction heating pressure rice cooker

The Zojirushi NP-NVC10 uses induction heating. In this type of heating system, electrical current passes through copper coils producing a magnetic field.

This field is activated when the pan is placed in the rice cooker. It is then generated throughout the full inner pan and not just the bottom as in the case of conventional heating methods.

Since the entire pan is the heating element, the cooker will heat up faster and the food will be more evenly cooked.

Additionally, the temperature control is more precise with induction heating than when heat comes from just the bottom of the pan.

Zojirushi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker Review

Many different types of rice can be cooked with the help of this rice cooker. Some of the delicious rice dishes you can make are white rice (regular, soft or hard), umami, mixed, Sushi, sweet rice porridge, brown rice, GABA brown rice and scorched rice.

The pressure cooking seals the heat and moisture inside the cooker allowing higher temperatures to be reached. When under pressure, the heat and water are absorbed into each rice grain.

When the menu is selected the unit automatically chooses one of the three pressure settings, then adjusts the cooking time of the rice. Pressure-cooking helps turn beta starch into the Alpha starch. This makes the rice softer and easier to digest. It also cooks rice faster than other rice cookers.

The pressure cooking feature is not activated when these three pressure settings are selected: hard white rice, sushi, sweet, and porridge.

The Zojirushi induction heating rice cooker has numerous safety features including a pressure control valve, backup safety valve, inner lid valve, and an inner lid filter. It also has a pressure indicator that blocks the lid when the pot is under pressure.

Zojirushi manufactures the pan for this cooker with non-stick coating infused with platinum particles. They claim that when the inner Pan is heated, water is alkalized.

Alkalized water in this situation serves two purposes. First, it breaks down the protein that is on the surface of the rice grain. Second, the water is absorbed more easily by the rice grain.

The result is that the sweetness of the rice is released, further enhancing the flavor of the rice.

What’s not so great

The Zojirushi induction heating pressure rice cooker is expensive.

The cooker can only cook rice effectively. It cannot cook any vegetable or meat along with rice.

The NP-NVC 10 does not have a steamer basket.

The rice cooker is good for cooking and for cooking for large families. It is also suitable if you eat rice more than once in the day.

However, if you are not into the many qualities of rice and only eat plain white or brown regular rice, this product is very useful for you.

If we compare the price with the warranty the warranty is quite less. Zojirushi gives a warranty of only one year.

The non-stick layer in the inner lid of the cooker needs to be handled with care as it can easily come off if handled roughly.

Product description and operating the control panel

Zojirushi NP-NVC10 is user friendly and has a stainless steel exterior and an easy to read LCD control panel. It also includes a clock and a delay timer that can be used to program the start time of the rice cooker.

This induction pressure rice cooker hazard retractable power cord that supports 120 volts. Its dimensions are 15.4 *10.1*8.6 inches. The rice cooker weighs 13 pounds.

Zojirushi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker Review

It is cETLus listed, tested to comply with FCC standards. It has a one-year limited manufacturer warranty.

The cooking capacity of Zojirushi NP-NVC10 is five and a half cups (1 liter) of uncooked rice.

The Zojirushi NP-NVC10 provides two measuring cups that must be used to measure the uncooked rice. The clear cup is 6.1 oz and the green cup that is used to measure rinse-free rice is 5.8 oz versus The 8 oz US measuring cup.

Additionally, an instruction manual in English, French traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese is provided.

The control panel has the following function buttons providing a good range of variety to choose for cooking.

The extreme left has a cancel button that is used for stopping a rice cooker or canceling a menu selection. Right on the top left is the rinse-free button that is used when cooking rinse-free rice.

Next comes the menu button that can be used to select one of the main menu settings of different varieties of rice that are displayed in the LCD panel.

On the bottom left side is the keep warm selection button. choose extended keep warm, automatic keep warm, or reheat with this function button.

The LCD screen displays time in the 24-hour military format and text showing when rinse-free or pressure is used. Use arrows to set the cooking time (upward or downward) timer or clock.

Set the timer so that the rice will finish cooking at a particular time. Be sure to set the current time on the clock before using the timer function.

Press the start/ reheat button to start the cooking process or to start the process to reheat rice.

The induction has three heating technologies. The regular keep warm function is activated once the rice is cooked. Do not use it for keeping rice warm for more than 12 hours.

The extended keep warm word can be activated during the regular keep warm mode. This feature is not to be used for keeping rice warm for more than 24 hours.

If the keep warm mode has been activated, and the rice has not been loosened within the first 10 minutes, the keep warm monitor will remind the cook to loosen the rice. This reminder comes in the form of four short beeps.

If the rice has not been loosened within 10 minutes of completion of the cooking cycle, the monitor will beep again at 40 and 70 minutes after the rice is cooked. The beeps can be disabled by switching to the silent mode.

The heat mode can be used during the regular keep form of the extended keywords. It is used for keeping the rice water during these modes and can be used only when reaching white rice.

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When this feature is being used it is important to loosen the rice.

Steam-reduce setting

Zojirushi claims that the steam-reduce setting reduces steam to 50% of the regular setting.

When this feature is used, the cooked rice will have a firmer and harder texture than if a regular sitting was used. This is a separate setting and can only be combined with the rinse-free setting.

It would probably be used if the cooker is situated in a space where there is limited space above the cooker.

Rinse free setting

The Zojirushi induction pressure rice cooker has a special setting that will adjust the cooking time and temperature for preparing rinse-free rice.

This variety of rice is processed in a way that does not require the consumer to rinse it prior to cooking. During the milling process, the bran excess surface starch and residue from rice, are removed without affecting the quality of the rice.

The brown and GABA brown menu settings cannot be selected while the rinse-free mode is selected. If they are chosen, the menu setting will change to white rice / regular.

Scorched setting

The Scorch setting lightly toasts the bottom of the rice and is often used to make fried rice dishes.

This is a separate setting and cannot be combined with other settings. It is recommended that if this feature is used, the rice be eaten immediately after it is cooked.

Umami setting

The umami setting on the Zojirushi NP-NVC10 is intended only for use with white rice. When activated, the rice is soaked in the water longer and steamed longer than if the white rice regular setting was selected.

The theory is that this extra time allows the natural sugars of the rice to be released into the water. These sugars are then reabsorbed into the rice when the cooking begins. The result is rice with a savory taste.

GABA brown setting

GABA stands for gamma-aminobutyric acid. It is a non-protein amino acid. When the GABA setting on the Zojirushi is selected, the cook the brown rice for 2 hours at 104 degrees Fahrenheit after which it will automatically begin cooking the rice.

The main benefit of the GABA brown setting is that the brown rice is softer than if it were cooked on the brown rice setting.

To know more details regarding the operating instructions of the Zojirushi NP-NVC10 induction heating pressure rice cooker, click on this link.

Final Words

The Zojirushi NP-NVC10 is an innovative product that combines artificial intelligence, induction heating, and pressure cooking.

This state-of-the-art unit will produce delicious and perfectly cooked rice for those who do not like the texture of brown rice, the GABA brown settings are ideal for them.

This cooker can cook a lot of rice in less time. It is especially useful for families that eat rice every day or more than once a day.

It’s artificial intelligence and a wide range of heating technologies helps to keep the rice warm and cook the perfect batch in all seasons.

It is easy to clean, maintain, and requires very little attention while cooking. Cooking rice in different ways is now on the tip of your fingers!

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