Zojirushi – The Japanese Rice Cooker

If you are tired of the mess you make each time you cook rice on the top of the stove; and if you are tired of having to scrub the top of the stove from all the rice that ran over, and you cook a fair amount of rice each week, then you want a rice cooker. With a rice cooker, your stove will always be neat and clean and you suffer less frustration.

Cookers are the latest in efficiency and effort saving small kitchen appliances. A rice cooker cooks your rice perfectly every time. If you want a quality cooker, then choose Zojirushi cooker that comes with a double liner that is non stick in order to be cleaner easier. It also comes with a measuring cup with which to measure the proper amount of rice as well as a spatula made of the same non stick material, which is to be used to serve the rice.

The Zojirushi cooker is an amazing electric pot that is easy to use. You cannot help wondering how this little gadget can cook rice so perfectly every time. In addition, how does it know when to stop the cooking process and switch to the warming mode in order to keep the cooked rice warm and do this automatically. You can’t help wondering if there may be some magic involved.

There are several models of the Zojirushi rice cooker:

  • Pressure cooker which cooks the rice using pressure to shed it of the unwanted starch and turning it into a fluffy rice;
  • Cooking by induction heating where rice is cooked in a magnetic field by coils that are placed in the bottom of the pot’s inner cooking pan;
  • Micron cooking is a model that uses a computer chip that cooks the rice in accordance with the temperature that the sensor sense. These rice cookers are also called “fuzzy logic” rice cookers; and
  • The conventional rice cooker which cooks using a temperature sensor which knows when the water has been absorbed and automatically turns off the cooker and places it into the keep warm mode.

Before you decide which of the models you want to buy and what capacity, you should take into consideration how often you will use the cooker. How much rice does your family consume in a week? Will you be using the rice cooker for anything else besides cooking rice? Questions like these will help you to make a decision as to what kind of cooker you want to buy and how large it should be. You may also want to check out the questions and answers that are posted on the Zojirushi website in order to find out what others are saying about size and capacity.