Zojirushi NP-GBC05XT Induction Heating System Rice Cooker and Warmer, 0.54 L, Stainless Dark Brown
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- 700-watt 3-cup rice cooker and warmer with Induction Heating technology. Note - Capacity is measured in the approx. 6 oz. / 180mL rice measuring cup, using raw short grain white rice. Other grains may vary.
- Menu settings include: white/mixed, sushi, porridge, brown, GABA brown, rinse-free and quick cooking. Electrical Rating- 120 volts / 700 watts
- Accessories include rice spatula, spatula holder and rice measuring cups;Detachable and washable stainless steel inner lid
- Capacity*: Up to 3 cups / 0.54 liter.Capacity is measured in the approx. 6 oz. / 180mL rice measuring cup, using raw short grain white rice. Other grains may vary
- Thick, spherical inner cooking pan; carrying handle; detachable cord; wash by hand. Dimensions (W x D x H) : 9.12 x 11.87 x 7.5 inches
- NOTE: Please ensure to measure rice in the cup that comes along with the product ONLY
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Zojirushi Corporation began operation more than 90 years ago with the launch of its first glass-lined vacuum bottle - setting an industry standard for new vacuum insulation technology in an everyday household product and firmly establishing itself as a company which uses cutting edge technology to bring comfort, ease, vitality and affluence into the lives of its customers worldwide.
Zojirushi is dedicated to offering a new generation of products that exemplify ease, affluence and style in its three main business areas: Cooking appliances, food and beverage preservation and amenities for both home and industry. It will continue to offer attractive products that cater to modern needs based on its guiding philosophy - to improve customers' quality of life through innovative technology - into the 21st Century and beyond.
Induction Heating System Rice Cooker and Warmer
NP-GBC05 (Made in Japan)
The 3-cup capacity Induction Heating (IH) System Rice Cooker and Warmer is ideal for singles and smaller families. It cooks as little as 1/2-cup of rice and takes up minimal space. Superior IH technology efficiently prepares flawless rice every time.
What Is Induction Heating (IH)?
Our Induction Heating (IH) system rice cookers are the cutting edge in heating technology. Rather than the traditional heating element at the bottom of the rice cooker, these cookers utilize induction heating principles to heat the entire inner cooking pan.
When the inner cooking pan is placed into the rice cooker and the unit is activated, coils within the bottom of the rice cooker generate a magnetic field to create instant heat within the inner cooking pan. Through this technology, the inner cooking pan itself becomes the heat source, utilizing both high heat and fine heating adjustments to control the cooking process. IH rice cookers are also micom (micro computerized) rice cookers.
- Superior induction heating (IH) technology
- 3 cup size ideal for singles and smaller families
- Easy-to-clean clear coated stainless steel exterior
- Detachable and washable inner lid
- Automatic keep warm
- Delay timer (2 settings)
- Menu settings include: white/mixed, sushi, porridge, brown, GABA brown, rinse-free and quick cooking
- cETLus listed, tested to comply with FCC standards
- Made in Japan
- Instruction manual in English, French, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
LCD Control Panel
Easy-to-read colored LCD control panel with Clock and Timer functions.
Inner Cooking Pan
Black thick spherical inner cooking pan and heating system provide even heating for perfectly cooked rice.
Accessories include rice measuring cup, rinse-free rice measuring cup, nonstick rice spatula and spatula stand.
Detachable Power Cord
Detachable power cord for easy storage.
GABA Brown Setting (Brown Rice Activation)
The rice cooker activates brown rice by keeping the temperature inside the pan at about 104°F for 2 hours. By activating brown rice, GABA, one of the nutrients contained in brown rice, increases its amount 1.5 times as much as that contained in non-activated brown rice. GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a type of amino acid said to lower blood pressure, improve kidney function, and relieve stress.
|Capacity||Up to 3 cups||Up to 5.5 or 10 cups||Up to 5.5 or 10 cups||Up to 5.5 or 10 cups||Up to 5.5 or 10 cups||Up to 3 cups|
|Product Type||IH + Micom||IH + Micom||Pressure + IH + Micom||Micom||Micom||Micom|
|Nonstick Inner Cooking Pan||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Automatic Keep Warm||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|GABA Brown Menu Setting||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Brown Rice Menu Setting||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Umami Menu Setting||✓||✓|
|Accessories||Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cups||Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup||Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup||Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cups||Steaming Basket, Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup||Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup|
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|Color||Stainless Dark Brown||Stainless Dark Gray||Silver Black||Premium White||Stainless Brown||Beige|
|Item Dimensions||11.82 x 9.13 x 7.50 inches||14.00 x 10.00 x 8.00 inches||12.88 x 9.38 x 7.88 inches||13.00 x 8.13 x 10.13 inches||11.10 x 9.90 x 15.00 inches||14.60 x 10.50 x 8.60 inches|
|Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Steel||Plastic|
|Size||0.54 L||1 L||—||5.5 Cup||10 cups||1.0 L|
The Zojirushi Induction Heating System Rice Cooker & Warmer with superior induction heating (IH) technology efficiently provides high heat and prepares flawless rice every time. 3-cup capacity cooks as little as 1/2 cup of rice and is ideal for singles and smaller families. Easy-to-clean, clear coated stainless steel exterior fits any kitchen decor. Additional heater on lid generates an ideal temperature for precise cooking. Automatic keep warm. Easy-to-read ORANGE colored LCD control panel with Clock and Timer functions. Delay timer (2 settings) provides freshly cooked rice at the programmed time.
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FYI, a replacement inner cooking pot is $68 currently at the Zojirushi site.
This is the first induction rice cooker we ever bought. (I'll call it the IRC for Induction Rice Cooker.) There are two measuring cups that come with this IRC. We only eat white rice so we'll use the white rice cup. The full white rice cup is actually 3/4 of a U.S. standard cup. This is important to know if you are expecting a 3 cup rice cooker that uses 3 standard capacity cups. But having less capacity than U.S. standard size cups is a non issue for us as cooking "2 Zojirushi cups" which is actually 1-1/2 cups of rice is fine for us (just two adults).
The first batch of white rice we cooked with the water level at exactly the 2 cup mark in the cooking pot, was really good but a little on the dry side than what we consider "perfect" rice. We'll cook the next batch with the water level slightly above the 2 cup mark. We'll have "perfect" rice in about 3 tries.
That said, the first batch was excellent, evenly cooked rice. No over cooking at the bottom since the induction heating heats the pot evenly all over. Twenty four hours later, the left over rice still in the pot is still excellent and not brown. We are very happy with this IRC and am glad we bought it.
UPDATE: After cooking many batches of white rice with this Zojirushi IRC, we can say that for 2 "Zojirushi cups" of rice with the water level slightly above the 2 cup mark in the pot, this is the BEST cooked white rice we ever had in all of our years of cooking rice. We eat rice with meals at least 1-2 times a day. The rice is perfect and the icing on the cake is that the rice seems to last in the keep warm mode for at least the end of the next day. If this rice cooker ever dies, I will definitely buy another one. SUPER GREAT PERFECT WHITE RICE !
When viewing the customer reviews for this Zojirushi rice cooker, I read one that said the cooking pot can rust. I was very concerned about that. Now that we own one, I personally don't see how that will happen. Our pot is completely coated inside and out with some sort of hard no-stick coating and water just beads and rolls off the pot. I'm a home repair kind of guy and very experienced with what will rust and what will not. I don't see our pot rusting unless we are very careless and bang the pot around to chip off the coating. In my opinion, don't let the claim of the pot rusting scare you from not buying this rice cooker.
My wife (and she would agree with me here) is terrible at cooking rice over a stove top, and in our house (I'm the husbando), I end up doing most of the cooking because she gets easily frustrated. Zojirushi has absolutely helped my wife engage cooking, even if its something simple, and she always comments on how good the room smells when rice is cooking in it. It makes cooking fun for her, even with cooking rice being such a basic task, and there's something to be said for that.
HOWEVER , this model is meant for 2-3 people at most if you do a lot of international cooking (Asian, Indian, etc) where you have a rice base to the dish upon which the main food goes on top of. For smaller portions (think side dishes), then you could squeeze 4-5 portions out of it.
It also plays Twinkle, twinkle, little star, which is gangsta as %*@! yo.
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Anyway, we rarely use the rice cooker, maybe 2x’s month. So I was very surprised to see this failure. I contacted Zojirushi, they promptly responded to my email and phone call, but refused to do anything about the failed component, again surprised!
I would never again buy such and expensive appliance from this company again. Their lack of accountability or life cycle of their products is deplorable! I suggest anyone looking for quality products to stay away from this brand which is clearly NOT quality!
I love this thing. We are a family of two adults plus one toddler and we usually only make small quantities of rice so it fits the bill perfectly. I made GABA brown rice this morning and it will be ready when I get home for lunch, then will be perfectly kept warm until I get home after work.
I also use it for Congee, although I slightly modify the recommended ratio to fit my personal taste. I just turn it on before bed and wake up to perfect Congee every time.
Also, the pot is super easy to clean ... more so than any other non-stick pot I own.