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[Amazon.ca] Zojirushi NP-HCC10 Rice Cooker Made in Japan $314.49

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Does this also have the same limitations as in the other thread, specifically the battery for the display that isn't user replaceable?
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Do I need this when I already have an instant pot?
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198886 wrote: Do I need this when I already have an instant pot?
If you eat rice a lot maybe. Do you "need" it? No
If you are okay eating your rice from your instant pot then you are fine, why spend more. It does cook rice better from what i hear but people did bring up the point that you just need to manage the water ratio well.
If you are someone who LOVES cooking and is into making the perfect rice and you got money sitting around perhaps.

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how about midea or tiger?
I have been happy with a tiger, but now need a new rice cooker.
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This will look great beside my $1000 pizza oven.
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danascully wrote: Ok.

I've used the same $80 rice cooker for the last 6 years. Seems to work fine? Is a $300 rice cooker going to make my rice wayyy better?
I have a 20 year old cheapo rice cooker that I was using for over 20 years. I recently started using the instant pot for rice and it does taste better. I'm not sure how a $300-$500 one taste better though.
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kira1337 wrote:
The comparison between these two units is stupid.

Hear me out, no doubt the expensive rice cooker, which retails for closer to $500/600 in Canada will perform better. It is after all an induction heating, pressure cooking, MICOM rice cooker.

The video makes it seem like it’s either steak or cat food when it comes to buying rice cookers, which simply isn’t true. You can get great results with a MICOM only unit, as you can with an IH unit.

A more fair comparison would be to test like 5 rice cookers with different technologies and see how much better each additional technology makes the rice. I guarantee there would be a totally different conclusion, and that they would recommend a $150-200 rice cooker would yield results 95% as good as the $500 model.
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konsensei wrote: how about midea or tiger?
I have been happy with a tiger, but now need a new rice cooker.
Tiger's quite good as well, but elephant is better.
Midea is a Chinese brand/company, with the trade wars going strong, I'm afraid they may not support future OS upgrades.

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J/k! Midea is fine, it's not in the same price/quality category as Zojirushi. The Elephant is the best imho.
Jul 13, 2006
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I don't think you can get 20 years out of this. The coating inside the pot will peel off after a few years. Then you will need to decide whether to keep it or get another one.

My old rice cooker cooked much faster, the Zojirushi takes forever to cook. Even with the quick mode, it is still slow.
May 20, 2019
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Just use a pot with a lid... with the right amount of water, the rice will come out perfect every time.
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***UPDATE: 1L model back to regular price now.
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nUseBro wrote: TLDR; Asian people will mock you for your peasant 80$ rice cooker. So you should definitely upgrade for fear of losing your girlfriend like me.
Realistically, those expectations really only apply if you look Asian. Asian people generally expect most non-Asian people to not know anything about rice cookers.

On the product, everything Zojirushi makes is amazing. I have one of their crazy expensive vacuum coffee mugs that keeps coffee hot for hours. Yes, you can get a cheaper rice cooker, but this is a good price on one you can probably keep for the rest of your life. It makes sense if you eat rice most days. Me, I'm one of those stupid laowai so I have a $20 Black & Decker (terrible brand) rice cooker I bought for $10 over 10 years ago.