Zojirushi NP-HBC10 Induction Heating System Rice Cooker Review


Zojirushi NP-HBC10 Induction Heating System Rice Cooker Review

The Zojirushi NP-HBC10 is alike the NP-HBC18. They difference in the capacity. The 1st is 5 1/2 cups of rice (uncooked) and the 2nd is 10 cups.

Rice cooker/warmer NP-HBC10 is designed for families from 2 to 6 members. It will ensure the flawlessly cooked rice of all types or other grain.

The accessories are: rice measuring cup, spatula holder, spatula. There is very detailed instruction. Dimensions: 14-3/16, 9-13/16, 7-15/16 inches. Zojirushi offers limited 1-year warranty to its rice cooker that was tested and complies with FCC standards. It’s cETLus listed.

Adjusting and heating in Zojirushi NP-HBC10

The heating system uses the induction method. Adjusting by microcomputer, it even heats not only the bottom of cooker but all inner pan. So the temperature, cooking time, the final wait period are adjusted and depend on the rice type. You choose among the LCD panel functions the one you need and then gets a perfectly cooked meal.


Rice Cooker Modes

Zojirushi NP-HBC10 multiples usual cooking functions. You can cook such types of rice as:

  • Sushi;
  • Brown rice;
  • White rice (regular, softer, harder);
  • Mixed rice;
  • Sweet rice;
  • Porridge;
  • GABA brown rice.

The setting of GABA (gamma-amino-butyric acid) brown rice provides the 2-hour soaking of rice at 104F. Then the process of cooking is starting, and in the end you get fluffy soft brown rice.


About specifications and features

Large LCD panel is easy-to-read and allows easy navigation through the options:

  • Cooking;
  • Menu;
  • Reset;
  • Keep warm;
  • Extended keep warm;
  • 24-hour format timer;
  • Time setting.

There isn’t reheating. The settings are stored till you change them.

Cooking and cleaning

First of all, the rice should be right. It causes the rice tastes. Sushi grade rice and generic short-grain rice are very good for “white rice” mode. As for brown rice, Tsuro Mai is good.

To cook coconut sticky rice the sticky or sweet rice should be rinsed and sitted for 30 minutes or so. After that you can put it into the rice cooker with some coconut milk (not water). Sweet taste is ahieved by sprinkling some brown or raw sugar cane. This meal is delisious being warm and cold.


You can cook fajita for dinner – just fix some Spanish rice in the cooker.

The rice cooker’s exterior is stainless steel coated. It’s no more tricky to clean then its non-stick cooking bowl. Actually you will often clean the detachable lid of the inner pan and the inner pan itself. The rice won’t stick to the bottom because the inner pan is non-stick.

You should use a plastic/a wooden spoon to delete the rice. It prevents scratches. The beating inner pan can be replaced.

Take care not to be burnt by the steam from the steam vent and from the cooked rice.


The good, the bad and about the scores

There are many interesting features in Zojirushi NP-HBC10:

  • Simplicity of LCD panel;
  • Multiply settings, especially for GABA brown rice and brown rice;
  • Easy to remove and clean the detachable inner lid and the pan;
  • Automatic adjustment for cooking time and temperature;
  • The opportunity to cook a wide range of rice types with perfect results;
  • Almost all of the customer scores are near to 5;
  • Warranty for 1 year.

There are just 3 bad things about Zojirushi NP-HBC10:

  • Long cooking time;
  • High cost;
  • Some of these cookers fails after 1 – 2 years,

but the people who choose this rice cooker like it very much inspite of these arguments against Zojirushi multiply rice cooker NP-HBC10.

Verdict for multiply functional NP-HBC10

Zojirushi NP-HBC10 rice cooker is a little expensive. At thesame time you can’t find its features in conventional rice cookers. They are: multiple cooking functions, induction heating technology, GABA brown rice setting. The most of users like this appliance on their kitchens. So it’s really worth to buy

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