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Zojirushi NS-XBC05YR Rizo Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer, Yellow

3.3 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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  • User-friendly 3-cup electric rice cooker yields up to 6 cups of rice
  • Menu settings include white/sushi rice, risotto, and steam cooking
  • Micro-computerized Fuzzy logic technology; nonstick inner cooking pan
  • Steaming plate, measuring cup, rice spatula, and spatula stand included
  • Measures 9-1/2 by 8-7/8 by 8-5/8; 1-year limited warranty
  • NOTE: Please ensure to measure rice in the cup that comes along with the product ONLY

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Product Description

The Zojirushi RIZO electric rice cooker is user-friendly, allowing even beginners to cook rice easily with just the touch of a button. RIZO is equipped with switches for different cooking recipes, including sushi, risotto as well as cooking steamed dishes for the health-conscious. The body comes in three different designs: a stainless metallic finish, and shades of white and yellow (which is this one); reflecting the image of rice and saffron rice respectively. Rizo has a micro computerized Fuzzy logic technology. It has direct button menu selections: Rice/Sushi, Risotto, Steam Cook (Keep Warm, Reset). This unit includes a new steaming plate for healthy cooking. It has a spherical inner cooking pan and heating system which creates a convection for better cooking. The inner cooking pan is nonstick. A new style rice cooker, perfect for health-conscious rice cooking as well as steamed dishes; RIZO is set to make its global launch. About the Designer - Mr. Toshiyuki Kita: Mr. Toshiyuki Kita is an active, internationally respected environment, interior and product designer. His designs are permanent colletins at the Musium of Modern Art in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in Saint-Etienne, France, and has held exhibitions across the world. He has also received many awards including the Product Design Award from the Institute of Business Designers and Conract Magazine in the U.S. and the gold prize of the Good Design Award. His recent design includes Sharp's AQUOS television.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 10 x 9 x 9 inches
Item Weight 6 pounds
Shipping Weight 6 pounds
Manufacturer Zojirushi
ASIN B000MDBSD8
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Item model number NS-XBC05YR
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3.3 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #562,126 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#806 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Rice Cookers
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

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I've had this product for a couple of weeks and have used it with several different types of rice. All came out perfectly in the sticky style. The liquid volume of the bowl is about 1,200 ML. The 3 cups description are the smaller in size Japanese cups. If you eat more rice at one meal, have a large family, this is not the product for you.

There are several things that you can't cook in this appliance including soups, sauces and a full 3 cup quantity of rice (it will boil over and make a terrible mess).

You can use it to steam foods with a very good result on vegetables.

The instruction book is confusing and took some figuring out.

This machine is extremely well insulated and does not heat up my kitchen as my very old rice cooker does. Also it doesn't put gobs of steam into the air.

I look forward to seeing reviews from folks who are more technical than I am, but I am pleased with this machine.
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Seriously, this is the cutest rice cooker that I have ever seen.

Having HAD to have this I am glad that I begged for it for Christmas.
It makes very good rice - although in portions suitable for a single person, or for a couple, for one or two meals.

1. Very little steam escapes as the rice is cooking and it does not heat up the kitchen like other rice cookers

2. VERY cute, small - does not take up a lot of room on the counter.

3. Rice warmer keeps rice moist with a just made taste. I like to pour a cup of rice in (skip the rinsing) and add the water to the line and set it to cook so that I have hot rice in the morning.

4. Button release on top of lid is nice as you don't have to manually lift it up.

5. Did I say this was cute? All components are very well designed and look very stylish. This isn't your ordinary clunky rice cooker.

6. It would be nice if there was an integrated timer - though it is not needed as it takes about an hour.

7. Although it says that it can make risottos, keep in mind that what it means is that you prep your rice and ingredients first in a frying pan and then add it to the rice cooker... It doesn't do it all!

Overall, very nice rice cooker and steamer... But don't expect too much more out of it, after all it is a rice cooker!
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I'm very happy with this appliance. My kitchen and living room are essentially one, and all my kitchen stuff is on some black Metro shelving. Appearance really matters to me and this thing looks great. I cook for one 95% of the time and this makes a wonderful little two-pot** meal. I've been using it with THE ULTIMATE RICE COOKER COOKBOOK and haven't had a failure yet. I cut the recipes in half if it's written for a 6-cup machine and in quarters if it's written for a 10-cup machine. The recipes all use wonderful fresh, and sometimes exotic, ingrediants.
The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook : 250 No-Fail Recipes for Pilafs, Risottos, Polenta, Chilis, Soups, Porridges, Puddings and More, from Start to Finish in Your Rice Cooker

* The price was too much for me, but I bought it from the Amazon Warehouse_Deals for $108. Look for them in the refurbished tab. There was nothing wrong with the item. It didn't even look like a return. The box was scuffed up a bit, but no worse that something off the shelf at Target.

** I find the bowl too small for sauteing veggies and chicken at the start, so I use a pan on the stove for that.
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I purchased this rice cooker to replace a less expensive one that I had owned for years. This rice cooker has style, and cooks rice perfect. It does take a good 40 minutes to cook rice. I like to cook oatmeal in the morning, but this is not ideal for cooking oatmeal. It does the job, but if you add to much liquid it really makes a mess. This rice cooker is not easy to clean either. It's cute and doesn't take up a lot of space, but I would not recommend it for oatmeal.
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I have one for myself (single) and another for senior parents- perfect size for a one or two person home. As you would expect, the results are close to perfect, as they should be at this price point. Super simple to use- great for college students up to seniors- it DOES produce amazing results.

While it is NOT a multi cooker, you CAN add things to the rice - I like to add sausage, peppers, and onions for example. The design of the unit is charming, and award-winning. "Fuzzy Logic" assures close to perfect results, each time you use it.

I am guessing that Zojirushi has discontinued this model, as it can be hard to find., at a variety of prices. The design reminds me of late 50's and 60's "Googie" space-age look. Of course, that is cosmetic- but still is Jetsons style fun.

If you have a big famly, or lots of friends and entertain a lot, this will not be ideal. But, for one or two? Just perfect!
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This is worth the money because it's reliable, versatile, and perfect for a one or two person meal, unlike most rice cookers. Plus it's just so cute! Makes great risotto and hot cereal too. Use the risotto setting for the best oatmeal (buy bulk organic oats or other whole grains, cooks fast and keeps warm). My favorite kitchen gadget by far, I use it every day.
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