Zojirushi NS-LAC05 Micom Rice Cooker Review


Zojirushi NS-LAC05 Micom Rice Cooker Review

Zojrushi machine is adorable by housewives, bachelors, students and other customers because of its functional buttons, good quality, small size and acceptable price.

You can cook wonderful white rice, mixed rice, sushi rice, porridge, brown, sweet and quick cooking rice with Zojirushi.

 Intellectual chip

This rice cooker can “think” instead of you thanks to special computerized micro-chip. It is able to detect how much liquid is needed, what grain is being cooked and what temperature is suitable for perfectly cooked rice.

This heating technology allows adjust the temperature to get different degree of rice availability. You can cook al dente or fluffy rice, steel cut oatmeal or rice with chicken, both courses will be great.

Zojirushi NS-LAC05 also cares for enough level of water or broth in the cooking pan for reheating cycle.


Cooking programs

This rice cooker NS-LAC05XI allows to cook not only rice. You can test such programs as standard white rice, rice for sushi, mixed rice (rice with fish, chicken or other proteins), porridge (different types of porridge), sweet or brown rice and quick cooking program. An intelligent Fuzzy Logic microchip holds responsobility for perfect rice by adjusting moisture, cooking time and temperature for appropriate rice texture.


For the correct time settings set in military time on your rice cooker. Set this timer in the evening to cook breakfast or before leaving the house in the morning to cook dinner.

Inner cooking pan

This part of Zojirushi is very usefull. Its configuration is easy to wash and clean. There are special measure lines in the bowl for accurate determination.


Power cord

It is built-in and retractable. It makes it easy to move from working surface in the kitchen to another place. You shouldn’t think about food spilling or dealing with cables hanging from the working surface.


This kitchen appliance is very compact. It has really small footprint an matches any kitchen. With its 7.5 inch height, 9.1 inch width and 11.8 inch length this rice cooker takes up minimal space on the working surface or in the cupboard.


This model is released in black stainless steel and plain stainless steel version.


Every Zojirush NS-LAC05 comes with standard accessory kit (plastic rice spoon or spatula, spoon holder and a measuring cup).


Warranty and Price

Zojirushi NS-LAC05 has one-year limited warranty. It also has the best price among many other brands of rice cookers. So this rice cooker is favorable between many customers in the contry.


Pros and Cons


1. Removable inner cooking pan.
2. Retractable power cord.
3. Build-in handle.
4. Determined musical alert in the finishing of cooking.
5. Small Footprint.
6. Big variety of programs.
7. Adjusting temperature and cooking time.


1. Poor translation of the instructions. Japanese instruction isn’t clear enough because of poor English. But the LCD control panel is very understandable. Every beginner is able to operate it on their own. You may play around with the different options of menu, cook not big batches to test every mode. You will be a confident user then and will cook the most delicious rice in your life.
2. Inaccurate description of cooked rice quantity. Zojirushi NS-LAC05 claims to cook six conventional cups of ready meal. Instead of it the rice cooker makes about four standard cups. It isn’t suits a big familes, but it’s very convenient for three or less people. So this Zojirushi is the best choice for single persons or families of 2 or 3 people.

We can fain declare that positive features of Zojirushi NS-LAC05 dominate over the negatives.


Overall Verdict

The Zojirushi rice cooker is perfect machine for not big families and single persons, who likes to eat good dishes. Spherical inner bowl cooks beautiful great variety of rices from brown, sushi, jasmine, basmati and other rice mixes.
You can cook even if you are not at home.

With this rice cooker you will cook as the Master Chef of rice.

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