Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup Rice Cooker Review

Zojirushi NS-ZCC10Make even better rice than Chinese restaurants with the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10. The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 is a 5-1/2-cup rice cooker and warmer equipped with the latest in Neuro Fuzzy Logic technology.

This rice cooker is a multipurpose and high tech kitchen equipment that has the ability to cook perfect rice whether it be white, sushi, mixed, porridge, sweet, semi-brown, or brown rice. It is capable of cooking rinse-free rice without making the rice too hard or too mushy.

The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup Rice Cooker is ideal for those who enjoy eating various types of rice. Eating rice with family or friends can be easy with its capacity to prepare rice for 3-4 people. Check out what else we have to say below about this rice cooker.

Features of the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup Rice Cooker

Neuro Fuzzy Logic technology– This feature provides the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 with the flexibility to cook different rice types. With it, the temperature, texture and quality of the rice can be controlled for convenience and improved results.

Automatic Keep Warm Feature– This is a staple feature that Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 shares with other Zojirushi rice cookers. This feature maintains the rice on the ideal serving temperature even without the user’s request.

Clock and Timer– Neuro Fuzzy Logic rice cookers are notorious for having a slow cooking time than regular rice cookers. But with a clock and timer, cooking rice can be started as early as 24 hours before you want to eat it.

Full features list of the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 can be found here.

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What we like about the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10

  • The multi-menu choices pretty much covered every type of rice available. Regardless of what choice you make, the rice comes out moist and perfect.
  • For those who want rice done quickly, there is a Quick Cooking function that can be set using the control panel.
  • This lessens the cooking time by as much as 20 minutes.
  • To make it even easier for users, the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10’s pan has inner markings for white, brown and sushi rice level and water level. Just follow these markings and you are well on your way to having well-cooked rice.
  • The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 comes with a thick, black and nonstick inner pan that has a Dupont Teflon coating to manage the rice’s stickiness. Therefore, clean up is a breeze. All accessories are nonstick which means no scrubbing and scraping come clean up time.
  • The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 is packed with 2 measuring cups- one for regular rice and the other for rinse-free rice.
  • You will also receive a nonstick rice spatula, rice spoon holder and a recipe booklet.
  • The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup Rice Cooker cooks quietly that you wouldn’t even know it is on if not for the steam that comes out of the vent.
  • It has a 1 year limited warranty which can cover manufacturing defects.
  • Just like other Zojirushi rice cookers, it has a retractable cord for hassle-free storing.
  • For those who care so much about this, it is made in Japan.

What we didn’t like about the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10

  • The measuring cups included in the purchase are smaller in size than the regular American measuring cups.
  • You can be confused as to use a regular measuring cup which can decrease the quality of the rice.
  • When not plugged in, the timer runs using batteries which needs to be changed after some years. Expect to pay a few more dollars for the battery replacement.
  • To repeat the point, it makes perfect rice but at a price. It takes long before rice is cooked so adjust your schedule if there is a need.
  • The total time needed to cook the rice won’t be shown in the screen until the last minutes. It would have been better if the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 can give an estimate especially if the timer function was not used.


If you’re sitting on the fence because of the cost, then think of how Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 can help you create perfect rice. Use the timer function to conveniently set when you want the rice without having to worry of eating it cold. This rice cooker and warmer is a well designed product that can be in your company for years and can help you in hundreds of meals. If rice is a major part of your and your family’s diet, then I believe that Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 won’t embarrass me with its performance.

Before purchasing the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup Rice Cooker, bu sure to check what other customers are saying about this great rice cooker.