Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH Rice Cooker and Warmer: QUICK OVERVIEW
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There’s nothing quite like perfectly cooked rice, and nothing does as good of a job of making perfect rice as an induction rice cooker!
Zojirushi is one of the best brands around when it comes to rice cookers. With a long history rooted in Japan, a land with many types of delicious rice dishes, you can expect great things from Zojirushi.
Within their complete line of rice cookers, however, the NP-HCC10XH model stands out as one of the best models. Find out if it’s the right model for you!
Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH Rice Cooker and Warmer Review
The Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH rice cooker has been around for more than three years, yet it is still one of the top rice cookers that Zojirushi creates. Consistently listed as one of the rice cooker and warmers with the most features on their comparison charts, you can expect great things.
This rice cooker is a mid-range product that offers many top-of-the-line features without going overboard on price or add-ons.
Who is This Product For?
This product is for someone who loves to make different kinds of rice and wants to be able to keep that rice warm for more than just a few hours without any serious loss of quality. If you are a lover of rice who notices when it is too wet, too dry, or burnt from being in a low-quality rice cooker, you’ll have a lot of success with this machine.
On the other hand, this rice cooker is not good for a family who simply wants a quick rice meal once or twice a month. The appliance is mid-to-high in the price range depending on your budget, and you would have to use it more frequently to really pay off the price.
Overall, the appliance is great for those who regularly eat rice, can taste differences in rice quality, and want to keep their rice warm during the day.
The Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH model includes everything you need except for rice and water right out of the box!
The rice cooker has a removable inner pan that is included with the product, and a detachable inner lid that can be cleaned more easily than a lid that cannot be removed. There is also a measuring cup that must be used when measuring rice to be cooked in this particular model. A useful plastic rice spatula is also included with a spatula holder.
Finally, there is a user manual which includes instructions in English, Japanese, Korean, French, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese.
This rice cooker model has an induction heating system that heats the entire pan rather than simply heating the bottom of the inner pan as some cheaper versions do. This makes it possible to make very small temperature adjustments that lead to a better final result.
The NP-HCC10XH also has microcomputer capabilities that allow you to program it to cook different types of rice, such as sushi or brown rice, to the perfect degree. You can even make porridge using the computerized, pre-programmed buttons.
The automatic keep-warm and extended-warm options make it possible to keep rice in this cooker for multiple days without any loss of taste or texture.
If you are looking for a rice cooker that uses pressure or that can reheat rice for you, this is not the right choice. It also does not have any pre-programmed settings for slow cooking or baking, which can be found in some non-induction models by Zojirushi.
Making the Most of the NP-HCC10XH
Cooking with a rice cooker is super simple – once you know how to use it.
The first thing to do when you get your rice cooker is to read the manual. The instructions included will actually be much simpler than you’d expect, and you can find tips on how to make rice just how you like it.
Then, you’ll want to simply try it. Rice is inexpensive, so try different techniques in your rice cooker.
This video doesn’t cover the exact model, but many Zojirushi models share similar control features, so you can get an idea of how to use the NP-HCC10XH:
If you’re looking for a model that can do even more than the NP-HCC10XH, you’ll want to move up to Zojirushi’s most high-end rice cooker on the market. The NP-NVC10 adds in a pressure element to the cooking process which makes for more digestible, healthier rice. Additionally, the model affords more custom control – at a price!
If you would prefer something less expensive and don’t mind having less temperature control, a fuzzy logic model such as the NS-WAC10 from Zojirushi is a more affordable option that can still cook a wide number of rice varieties with great success.
No matter what type of rice cooker you decide to use in your home, you can be sure that the ease of cooking rice by just measuring and clicking a button will make you want to try even more rice-based meals.
Be bold with your rice cooker, and you never know what you will be able to create in the kitchen.