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I like it, but - - -
on October 3, 2012
I have owned two other Zojirushi rice cookers before this one - both were the type with the single switch on the front. This older style cooks the rice, then keeps it warm. No special features, it just cooks the rice. The NS-WXC10 is almost the same, with one or two small differences. First, this device has a computer chip with several "Pre-Programmed" settings to cook your rice. White, Sushi, Porridge, and Brown rice settings are available for your selection; and the built in timer allows you to delay your rice cooking from four, six, eight or ten hours. The inner pot is clearly marked so you can add the correct amount of rice and water with no problem.
Another feature which I like about this device is the steam vent. The vent is covered by a removable lid which keeps the steam from causing a mess [as happened frequently with the older cookers].
When the cooking cycle is finished, the rice is fluffy, and very tender. But there is a drawback here - It takes almost an hour and fourty minutes to cook two cups of rice. Included in the cooking cycle is a 20 minute soak time for the rice. In the slightly more advanced Zojirushi models this can be skipped by pressing a quick cook button. This device does not have this feature.
So my overall review for this device is a 4 - it cooks rice perfectly each time, however, be sure to take into account the cooking time when planning your meals.