The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 has several varying keep warm modes. The keep-warm mode automatically starts when after cooking the rice. There is also an extended keep warm mode. This is an advantage for people who will set the rice cooker in the morning and will suddenly need to stay a bit longer at the workplace. It is efficient in keeping the rice at the best temperature. Additionally, there is a reheat mode.
The kind of inner pan that the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 has is also an advantage. It is a spherical pan that is made to be non-sticky. There are a lot of people who waste lots of rice and a significant amount of time cleaning the rice residue. This can be avoided with non-stick pans like the one in the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10. In addition, the unit’s pan is thick, which helps in ensuring that the heat is contained and distributed evenly.
The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 also has a timer equipped with an LCD display. The timer is very efficient for busy individuals who need to do the cooking and other things at the same time. It helps in ensuring that the unit will start and stop cooking at the right time. There is also an audible signal when cooking is done. The LCD display ensures that you get to easily see the food type before pressing the “cook” button.
The 680 watts used by the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 for cooking makes the unit an energy-efficient appliance. This is enough to provide the proper temperature and achieve excellent results regardless of the type of rice (i.e. white rice, brown rice, and porridge) that needs to be cooked.
The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 is also a great choice for people who love the “no-rinse” rice, which is milled using a technology that was developed in Japan. The unit also comes with a special cup for cooking no-rinse rice.
Lastly, the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 has a white exterior and a retractable cord. This can be an advantage for homeowners who want to keep their kitchen countertops neat. The white exterior can match different styles of the kitchen. The retractable cord that you can easily remove after cooking ensures that the countertops are tidy.
One main disadvantage of the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 is that it includes a measuring cup for Asian sizes. This can be misleading for people from other continents who may expect a larger capacity because of the difference in the size of the measuring cup. Nevertheless, the unit is good for cooking for five people who eat an average amount of rice.