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Zojirushi NS-LGC05XB Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer, Stainless Black
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- Multi-menu cooking functions: Special settings for white/mixed riced, sushi rice, brown rice, GABA brown rice, long grain white rice, steel cut oatmeal and quick cooking
- Triple heater (bottom, side and lid) generate heat all around for even heating
- Detachable and washable inner lid
- Easy to store retractable cord
- Interchangeable melody and beep signal
- Up to 3 Cups Uncooked
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From the manufacturer
Accessories include spatula, spatula holder, and measuring cup
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.
Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer NS-LGC05
The Multiple Menu Compact Cooker
The 3-cup Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer features an expanded menu with steel cut oatmeal and GABA brown rice settings for more healthy options. With its compact size and ability to cook as little as 1/2 a cup of rice or oats, this rice cooker is ideal for small families or couples.
- Advanced fuzzy logic technology prepares perfect rice every time
- Clear-coated stainless steel exterior fits any kitchen décor and makes cleanup a snap
- Triple heater (bottom, side, and lid) generate heat all around for even heating
- Automatic keep warm and reheating cycle
- Delay timer (2 settings) provides freshly cooked rice or oatmeal at the programmed time
- Menu settings include: white/mixed rice, sushi rice, brown rice, GABA brown rice, long grain white rice, steel cut oatmeal, and quick cooking
- Interchangeable melody and beep signal
- Accessories include rice spatula, spatula holder, and rice measuring cup
More settings, more dishes, more healthy choices.
Steel Cut Oatmeal
This is a special menu setting for cooking steel cut oatmeal. The cooking flow is different than the regular Porridge setting, and has a shorter completion time.
Brown or GABA Brown
The Brown Rice Activation (or GABA Brown Setting) 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.
Long Grain White
This is a special menu setting for cooking long grain white rice. The cooking flow is different than the White rice setting because long grain white rice cooks differently than short or medium grain white rice.
Only 3 cups for small families!
Maximum features packed into a minimum of size - cook as little as 1/2 cup of rice or oats!
|Capacity||Up to 3 cups||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|
|Product Type||Micom||Micom||Micom||Micom||IH + Micom||Pressure + IH + Micom|
|Long Grain White Setting||✓|
|Steel Cut Oatmeal Setting||✓|
|Automatic Keep Warm||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Accessories||Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup||Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup||Steaming Basket, Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup||Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup||Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup||Spatula, Spatula Holder and Measuring Cup|
|Made in Japan||✓||✓|
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|Color||Stainless Black||Stainless Brown||Stainless Dark Brown||White||Black/Stainless Steel||Stainless Dark Gray|
|Item Dimensions||9.12 x 11.88 x 7.5 in||8.5 x 10.1 x 14 in||9.12 x 11.88 x 7.5 in||8 x 14 x 10 in||9.1 x 11.8 x 7.5 in||10 x 14 x 8 in|
|Material Type||Stainless Steel||Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Size||—||1.0 Liter||—||1.0 Liter||3 cup||1 L|
There is nothing like hot fluffy rice that has just been cooked; when it's not too mushy or too firm and the natural sweetness of the rice comes through with each bite. Zojirushi rice cookers make it easy to enjoy eating perfectly steamed rice all the time, without the guesswork. When it' as simple as pushing a button, the hardest part is going to be the wait, while our cookers do all the work.
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I specifically chose this device because it's specifically set to make steel-cut oats- and it does that very well, making thick and hearty oats. Now, to be fair, other users of some other Zojirushi cookers claim to have had success using their other rice cookers on the porridge setting, however Zojirushi warns against it, as they can overboil. I believe it may not be possible to make steel cuts at all with pressure cooker units which make up the fanciest of Zojirushis current line. So that left this unit as a sort of standout, as it's the only unit in Zojirushi's lineup currently set for steelcut oats. It appears it's an American/French only model, which explains why the unit is made in China- it's unlikely Japanese customers would take as kindly to their own brand pushing manufacturing overseas. Nevertheless, the unit is extremely well made.
The GABA setting on this unit, which does an extra-special 2 hour preheating of brown rice to start germination is nice and actually might have some real nutritional benefits. Interestingly, and rather disappointingly, there's some suggestion that 2 hours is really on the short end for maximizing GABA. Some Korean models have an extended GABA time out to 6 hours or so. It's kind of a shame this unit doesn't let you extend the GABA warming. That's a lot of wait time, bu if you're already loading your rice in the morning and using the timer so it's ready when you get home from work, it sure would be nice to have the unit taking advantage of that. It may be possible to do this manually, as the unit's warm setting does have 6 temperature settings, of which one might be the right warmth for GABA activation, but that would undermine the convenience of the set-it-and-forget it timer.
While this produces very good grains- BEWARE- it has a much smaller capacity than you think. The unit DOES NOT make 3 standard measuring cups of uncooked white rice, it makes 3 ZOJIRUSHI-sized cups. That's right, in a bizarre and misleading twist, this unit makes 3 baby cups of one special smaller cup provided to you in the box that you're supposed to use to measure out whatever rice, oats or other grain you put into the unit. Makes complete sense to go shopping for rice cookers that advertise a capacity that has no basis as a standard unit of measurement, right? This cup is roughly 6 oz as opposed to a measuring cup's standard 8 oz. That means it's a full 25% less than you might think, as a reasonable person would, that the capacity would be based on standardized volume of measurement.
When you consider that you can't fill the unit as much for other grains (2 baby cups max for uncooked brown rice and 1.5 baby cups max for uncooked steel cut oats), you're getting at some rather limited portions for certain foods. Now look, even as a hungry single guy, 1.5 baby cups of uncooked steel cut oats is more than enough for one person short of a pro-bodybuilder. But I could see this really being inadequate for families trying to enjoy something as a main dish. When I say I think this is probably ok for small families, I really do mean small families- one where it's just a couple or a couple with one small child or a bunch of little people. Any larger of a family looking to have this thing make a main course and I'd suggest looking at a bigger unit.
Overall it seems well made. The inner rice bowl is made of a heavy gauge product; very non stick, and very easy to clean. The detachable top lid is a nice feature to make cleaning easier. I was skeptical of the cost, but not anymore. This is a quality, good value product. Oh, ordered on 9/19 and delivered on 10/9.
This is my third Zojirushi Rice cooker! My first Zojirushi Rice cooker was a 10 cup cooker I purchased at the PX in 1998. It just gave up the ghost in April 2017 after about 19 years of hard service! I replaced it with the newer model: #HCC-18XH 10 cup! Wow, what a cooker, Oh Man have they come a long way over these many years! I am so pleased with it, I purchased a third Zojirushi this month, a model #NS-LGC-05XB 3 cup! I will be using this little guy in our 40 foot Alfa SeeYa Motorhome. I have already made about 20 cups of different types and styles of rice with it. What a snap and ease of use etc. and the bottom line is "Outstanding Rice In Every Cup Made". I have many Zojirushi kitchen appliances, all still going and I have never had a problem other than just wearing the things out with heavy use over many years of service! This is a great company with a great product, across the board, bar-none!!
I am a very well pleased Zojirushi return and lifetime customer!
Plus, I get great amusement whenever the rice cooker sings to tell me the rice is done, haha.