We got shifted to a new apartment, before setting up the kitchen and all the stuff the only useful thing that came up to our minds was the ‘Zojirushi NP-HBC10′ to cook us some delicious rice. We tried many ways to cook rice as rice is one of our most favorite item in our family, but we failed. As some appliances over cook the rice and some lately mesh them making a sort of paste or something. Then a friend of mine gave me an advice to use the Zojirushi 5 cup rice cooker, at 1st we thought it will prove like rest of the items we tried. But no, interestingly this one came right up to the mark. It cooked the rice perfectly without breaking them out or scorching them. The features we liked about it most is that it offers a vide variety of rice to cook. Especially when it comes to brown rice it is a very difficult job to cook it as it takes a lot of time.
While talking about this machine one gets a feeling that it is meant for rice only, and what is there for the non rice lover? Still there is so much more for the non rice lovers too. The gentle simmer function gently cooks the beans deep down, which are very fragile and can break if they get a rough treatment.
The Zojirushi NP-HBC10 model has a function that we like the most is the sound that it makes when it completes cooking. Other than that the gentle smell of the cooked rice makes the house filled with aroma. It is easy to use and very portable. Once I had an experience of taking it to my mom’s place with the rice in it, the rice stayed in the perfect condition and the taste intact. As we unfortunately don’t have a very spacious kitchen therefore before selecting a kitchen item we have to consider its size as well, as how much space will it occupy. Amazingly this Zojirushi is designed in such a way that it perfectly fits in the kitchen and it definitely does not mean that it didn’t have the capacity to cook more rice.
One feature that is a little tricky and needs a little attention is the manual. Although it a very easy to set but in a case some extra help is needed, the manual is there for you. When comes to time constraints about washing it, it again do not let you down in any manner, easy to wash, no white starch gets stuck to the side or anything like that. By getting Zojirushi into use one can save the money as well which he or she will spend on the other items who claim to be at par with zojirushi. The expense of food is covered when you use freshly cooked rice and beans which means no need to warm up the foods with microwave. The only thing I hate now is that, I should have bought it ages ago. A highly recommended brand and a kitchen item.