If you are on a budget and you need to buy a good but, still affordable rice cooker, then you should take a look at Zojirushi NS-WAC10. This rice cooker is one of the cheapest cookers coming from a respected manufacturer, Zojirushi. But, even though its price is low, that doesn't mean this cooker is not worth your time and money.
Even though Zojirushi builds really great cookers and you know it by the price tag on them, they tend to adapt to every customer‘s demand there is on the market. And, since the market needs some cheap, but still viable, rice cookers, here comes this great product.
- Design – We are, by now, used to stainless steel cookers with a nice shiny metallic cover on the outside, but this cooker is a bit different. It is designed to be simple and effective, which is the only reason you need a rice cooker. You won’t buy it to decorate your apartment, right? At Zojirushi,they used a scratch and dent resistant plastic to cover the exterior of this cooker. It has the same protective capabilities in comparison with some stainless steel cookers, but it costs less to produce. Therefore, you get a cheaper product, which is, in our honest opinion, really great.
- Programming – The programming on this cooker is great. It has all the options other, more expensive, cookers have. A big and nicely placed LCD display, an automatic keep-warm option, a clock and delay timer, and a temperature regulator are just a few great features this rice cooker has to offer. So, yes, you can put in the rice and walk away, and the cooker will do all the work for you. It's as simple as that!
- Measurements – From what we've seen so far, this cooker won't take too much space in your kitchen, but on the other hand, it can easily cook up to 10 cups of rice. That's quite the amount if you ask us. But, what if we want to cook smaller portions of rice? Let's say, a half of cup. Well, that's possible with this cooker. Not to mention, that you can cook any type of rice with this piece of art. We, surely, are amazed by the versatility this cooker has to offer.
- Maintenance – When it comes to cleaning up, we are more than satisfied. The reason for that is the inner lid. On some cheaper rice cookers, manufacturers save too much and they screw the lid on. Unfortunately, in that situation, you can't wash the inside of the cooker properly because you would have to unscrew the lid every time you finish with the cooking. Luckily, with this cooker, that's not the case. The inner lid won't get in your way while you wash the interior of this rice cooker. And for the outside, the simple swipe of some microfiber cloth will do the job.
We were simply stunned by the quality of this rice cooker. Even though it's really affordable, it doesn't lack that Zojirushi quality we all know and love.
If you are on a budget, but still in need for a great rice cooker, then this one will serve you perfectly .