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Perfect Rice Cooker for HIGH ALTITUDES !!!
, January 10, 2012
I just received my Zojirushi NS-TG10 from Amazon yesterday (which, by the way, Amazon says it their #1 rice cooker for sale :)
I live in the town of Castle Rock CO, which is 6202 feet. I have found NOTHINIG in the way of a rice cooker that works at this altitude.
I purchased two rice cookers after I moved here from LA in 2004. I had to return both of them. Boiling rice on the cooktop doesn't work well here because the altitude boils the water differently & the rice turns to mush or is hard. Anyway, first I tried Basmati Rice with my new cooker, I measured & poured rice & leveled off the top of the little plastic cup that comes with the cooker, washed the rice, and added it to the cooker....
The inside of the cooker has it's own measuring system, so you don't have to use any measuring cup for water. I just poured water to the line of the inside liner of the cooker.
I turned on the cooker & in about 40 minutes had the BEST RICE I HAVE EVER HAD!!! since moving to Colorado.
If you live in a high altitude area, this cooker is well worth the money! I researched which rice cooker to buy for quite awhile & studied several reviews from people that lived at high altitudes & had bought & used this cooker in the review section at Amazon. Personally, I was about to give up ever owning a cooker again. I read that only pressure cookers can cook rice correctly at this altitude. Zojirushi proved you can cook at high altitudes! I also like how the menu has multiple settings (i.e. if you want to make sushi rice you can) and it's nice that it has a digital display on the front of the unit so you can warm or make food in time to match when your rice will be finished. There are 5 people in my family and the 5 1/2 cup is large enough for us as a side dish. Thanks Amazon, for allowing me to have quality rice in my home again!