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Zojirushi NP-NVC18 Pressure Rice Cooker - $453

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[Amazon.ca] Zojirushi NP-NVC18 Pressure Rice Cooker - $453

Top of the line rice cooker, worth investing if you make rice on regular basis.
Historically low price base on ccc

Alternate option at Bestbuy: BestBuy link
Edit: Added best buy link
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What's the regular price range for this model? Or is it just never on sale and $30 off is already more than we've ever seen?
[OP]
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Aug 13, 2004
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Montreal
Zook123 wrote: What's the regular price range for this model? Or is it just never on sale and $30 off is already more than we've ever seen?
It fluctuates between $580 to $480 in the past year.
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Zook123 wrote: What's the regular price range for this model? Or is it just never on sale and $30 off is already more than we've ever seen?
$453-$600 based on what I have seen.
I bought it at $484~ I think (strangely enough the price I paid at the bay after coupons was the same price amazon had it for in July 2019)
amazon-ca-zojirushi-np-nvc18-10-cup-ric ... m-2302438/
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[OP]
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Montreal
kelvinw215 wrote: did OP buy one?
I live in a small condo, and is trying to find space for it before i pull the trigger.
My parent has a Korean branded pressure rice cooker and the rice from it is amazing.
I understand this is not for everybody tho.
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Dec 21, 2014
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I cook rice every day and I find my instantpot rice cooker works just fine and it costs only around $50 when it was on sale... I understand this rice cooker must have some amazing features but in terms of cooking rice, I don't think it can do 10x better than the one I have. Maybe I am just too poor...
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kimwoobingsu wrote: $453-$600 based on what I have seen.
I bought it at $484~ I think
Oh wow. I'm guessing the price is because of the pressure feature? Is it much faster than the non-pressurized Zojirushi cookers?
Love the Neuro Fuzzy but having to start the cook more than an hour before dinner time has made it hard to plan around sometimes.
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Montreal
81BYP81 wrote: I cook rice every day and I find my instantpot rice cooker works just fine and it costs only around $50 when it was on sale... I understand this rice cooker must have some amazing features but in terms of cooking rice, I don't think it can do 10x better than the one I have. Maybe I am just too poor...
I am also currently using instant pot for rice.
However i have ~1cup of cooked rice stuck to the stainless pot each time, any tips of getting around it?Astonished Face
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one of the Amazon reviewer's comment worries me. "Easy to use, rice is great. I ding of one star as this is pressure model, which means you can't use porridge setting to make oatmeal which is a deal breaker for me. I ended up replacing for one-down model and very happy with that one." It has no porridge setting or it has but not able to make oatmeal? Anyone owns the cooker can shed me some light?
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cheney wrote: one of the Amazon reviewer's comment worries me. "Easy to use, rice is great. I ding of one star as this is pressure model, which means you can't use porridge setting to make oatmeal which is a deal breaker for me. I ended up replacing for one-down model and very happy with that one." It has no porridge setting or it has but not able to make oatmeal? Anyone owns the cooker can shed me some light?
I don't have this cooker, but the control panel literally says porridge on it...
Seems like the reviewer just decide its not safe regardless, maybe its a big no no on stove top pressure cooker
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Zook123 wrote: Oh wow. I'm guessing the price is because of the pressure feature? Is it much faster than the non-pressurized Zojirushi cookers?
Love the Neuro Fuzzy but having to start the cook more than an hour before dinner time has made it hard to plan around sometimes.
No, still takes forever to cook lol.
Shortest cook time is 43 mins
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hkxstyle wrote: I am also currently using instant pot for rice.
However i have ~1cup of cooked rice stuck to the stainless pot each time, any tips of getting around it?Astonished Face
i've never had that problem with mine. I don't use the rice setting, i wash the rice, then add an equal amount of water. Then I pressure cook on high for 7 minutes...and let it either naturally release all the way or just for 20 minutes. turns out great and does not stick at all.
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hkxstyle wrote: I am also currently using instant pot for rice.
However i have ~1cup of cooked rice stuck to the stainless pot each time, any tips of getting around it?Astonished Face
Odd, I don't love the rice that comes out of the instant pot (although it's serviceable until I get more counter space) but it has only stuck a little, not a whole cup. Do you always do quick release? I did that one time and it stuck more than usual. I let it do natural release and it seems fine.
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hkxstyle wrote: I am also currently using instant pot for rice.
However i have ~1cup of cooked rice stuck to the stainless pot each time, any tips of getting around it?Astonished Face
Try a tbsp of evoo in the pot !
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Feb 21, 2003
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Richmond BC
For those who doesn't mind Japanese interface, you can generally get a Pressure rice cooker from Amazon Japan for about $400 taxed included 3-6 days express shipped.

For example.
you can get this similar to OP rice cooker (probably higher end, look at the display difference) shipped to Canada tax included with 3-6 days shipping for ¥27,666 = $353 CAD.

[url=https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B07 ... RJN5&psc=1]https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B07 ... RJN5&psc=1[/url]
Only 1 left in stock but this is just an example.

Order Summary
Items: ¥18,000
Shipping & handling: ¥7,204
Import Fees Deposit: ¥3,362
Total: ¥28,566
Rebate applied: -¥900
Order total: ¥27,666

As of the import fees, that's tax and brokerage, if it ended up being higher than what you pay, Amazon will absorb the overage. If it's lower, they will actually issue you a refund.
I got 3 pressure rice cooker from Amazon Japan for myself and friends and level of service from Amazon japan has been very consistent.
Keep one thing in mind. Japan off loads old design and model to US market. A 2-3 year old design from Japan is generally still better than the current US model.
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cheney wrote: one of the Amazon reviewer's comment worries me. "Easy to use, rice is great. I ding of one star as this is pressure model, which means you can't use porridge setting to make oatmeal which is a deal breaker for me. I ended up replacing for one-down model and very happy with that one." It has no porridge setting or it has but not able to make oatmeal? Anyone owns the cooker can shed me some light?
I have it, you shouldn't cook (oat) porridge in it even though it has all the markings and settings which is really meant for rice porridge. Something about it clogging the pressure valve.

Edited - Found the blurb under Important Safeguards - 16 Do not cook foods such as applesauce, cranberries, pearl barley, oatmeal or other cereals, split peas, noodles, macaroni, rhubarb or spaghetti. These foods tend to foam, froth or splatter and may block the pressure release device.

So if you want to make any of these go for the models below it that don't feature the pressure component.
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hkxstyle wrote: I am also currently using instant pot for rice.
However i have ~1cup of cooked rice stuck to the stainless pot each time, any tips of getting around it?Astonished Face
If you cook rice often enough, just buy a non stick pan to replace the stainless steel one.
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81BYP81 wrote: I cook rice every day and I find my instantpot rice cooker works just fine and it costs only around $50 when it was on sale... I understand this rice cooker must have some amazing features but in terms of cooking rice, I don't think it can do 10x better than the one I have. Maybe I am just too poor...
Believe it or not, it actually can do 10x better. The Zojirushi literally makes perfect rice every time, for any type of rice.
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