Owning a rice cooker is a must if you eat a lot of rice. This 1-liter Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH induction heating rice cooker and warmer can cook perfect rice each time you use it.
Today, we are going to review and look at this beautiful Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH induction heating rice cooker. Together we will look at all the features, functions, and everything else this rice cooker has to offer.
|Dimensions||14 x 10 x 8 inches|
|Item Weight||9 pounds [4.08 KG]|
|Capacity||5.5 cups / 1.0 liter|
|Electrical Rating||120 volts|
|Color||Stainless Dark Gray|
|Delay Timer||2 Settings|
What is Induction Heating System?
Before we look at all the aspects of the rice cooker, you must know how the induction heating system works. The induction heating system enables the inner cooking pot to heat up entirely. This rice cooker is known as a triple heater, it will heat the bottom of the pot, side, and the lid. A regular rice cooker will only heat the bottom of the pot, resulting in poorly cooked rice.
The electromagnetic current passes through coils to heat the inner cooking pot. It creates a high and precise adjustable temperature to cook your rice evenly. The temperature automatically changes depending on what rice you choose to cook. An induction rice cooker is more efficient, faster, and can preserve better flavor and better texture compare to a regular rice cooker.
What type of rice can this rice cooker cook?
Different rice cookers can cook different types of rice. Let’s look at what this beauty can do. This Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH rice cooker can cook white rice, mixed rice, jasmine rice, sushi rice, porridge, sweet rice, brown rice, and GABA brown rice. With white rice, you have three options. You can choose to cook regular white rice, softer white rice, or harder white rice. Each type of rice takes a different amount of cooking time. Below you can find a table of estimated cooking time, so you know how long approximately it will take to cook your rice.
|Type of Rice||Estimated Cooking Time (Approx.)|
|White Regular||47 minutes – 54 minutes|
|White Softer||53 minutes – 1 hour|
|White Harder||38 minutes – 44 minutes|
|Quick Cooking||22 minutes – 35 minutes|
|Mixed||44 minutes – 58 minutes|
|Jasmine||51 minutes – 58 minutes|
|Sushi||33 minutes – 44 minutes|
|Porridge||1 hour 12 minutes – 1 hour 19 minutes|
|Sweet||37 minutes – 45 minutes|
|Brown||1 hour 24 minutes – 1 hour 30 minutes|
|GABA Brown||3 hours 1 minute – 3 hours 12 minutes|
There are also other types of rice you can cook with this model. To name them; mixed rice with barley, white rice with germ, and semi-brown rice with different percentages 30%, 50%, and 70%.
What is GABA brown rice?
Germinated brown rice is an unpolished brown type of rice that you can buy at certain supermarkets. This type of rice is different compared to regular brown rice. GABA brown rice is germinated to improve texture, flavor, and to increase levels of nutrients. The look and color might be the same, but the taste is different. It has a sweeter taste, softer texture and it is easier to consume. This type of rice is mostly used in Japanese and Korean restaurants.
Is This Rice Cooker Easy to Use?
This Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH rice cooker has a friendly control panel with an orange LCD right in the middle. There are two big buttons, one on each side between the display. One is the left “Cancel” button to stop operation or to cancel the selected setting and the one on the right “Start” button is to initiate the cooking process.
Use the MENU button to select the type of rice you want to cook. There is also a TIMER button, this function allows you to select the desired time to complete your cooking. This rice cooker is extremely easy to use once you use it a couple of times.
Keep Warm and Extended Keep Warm Function
Once your rice is done cooking, use the Keep Warm button to keep your rice warm in the inner cooking pan to consume at a later time. That way your rice won’t turn yellow, won’t become dry or wet, and won’t get mushy or soggy. Do not keep your rice in regular keep warm mode for over 12 hours. Use extended keep warm mode to extend up to 24 hours.
What makes this Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH worthwhile?
The fact that this small kitchen appliance can cook eight different types of rice makes it worthwhile to use. There are other aspects to look at also. You’ll be saving power, preparing healthier rice, more convenient to use as you don’t need to keep watch on your device once your rice is cooking. It is extremely easy to clean, use a soft sponge to clean your spatula, measuring cup and cooking pan. Do not forget to remove the steam vent and gently wipe the lid with a soft cloth. The same goes for the inner lid set.
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
What accessories are included with this rice cooker?
You get a spatula, spatula holder and a 180ml measuring cup.
Can I change the melody sound?
Yes, you can. There are two options. You can keep the melody sound “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” when you begin cooking and once your cooking is complete “Amaryllis” melody plays or you can change it to just a beep signal. You can do so by simply holding the TIMER button over 3 seconds.
Is the inner cooking pot dishwasher safe?
It is not recommended to put the inner cooking pot into a dishwasher. The pot has a non-stick surface, putting it into a dishwasher will remove the non-stick coating. Inner cooking pots are expensive to replace.
Can I steam vegetables with this rice cooker?
A few Zojirushi rice cooker models enable to steam or even bake cakes. However, this specific model has no such option.
Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH: Pros and Cons
Considering everything we mentioned in this Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH review, it is safe to say this is a premium kitchen appliance. It has amazing functions, features, and can cook most types of rice. But for some users, this rice cooker might be a little pricey. Ultimately, it is your choice to make wherever this rice cooker is for you.