The Zojirushi NP-HBC18 10-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer (earlier version), makes my life so much easier! Several nights a week, I can take 3 minutes, measure water and rice, press a button, and within the hour – I have the perfect rice to serve my family. I take white, brown, wild rice or quinoa, press the different preset times for Sushi, rice, brown rice and more – and a countdown begins. It starts off singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” and then it displays 60 minutes.
Depending on the amount of water or rice, it adjusts the time as necessary to ensure perfect cooking. If you are eager to see how much time you have to prepare your other dishes, the clock is displayed the entire time. When the rice is cooked, it automatically switches to warm, plus a chime sounds to let you know it’s finished. This is one part of the meal that I never burn! You can make several cups and leave it to eat throughout the week, as the warmer keeps it fresh and fluffy. I totally love it!
The machine is stainless on outside, and there are three parts to clean: the bowl, the inside bowl lid (attached to cooker lid) and the removable outside steam vent. There are other meals you can cook in this machine such as oatmeal, porridge and cake. You can also buy the rice cooker cookbook for more meal ideas! If you need further information, you can call Zojirushi America Customer Service at 1-800-733-6270 or email [email protected]. I highly recommend this rice cooker! Even with our busy schedule, my family can enjoy quick stir-fry, prepare lunches to go, and eat healthier throughout the week.