Friday, December 18, 2009
Zojirushi NHS-06 3-Cup Rice Cooker
The Zojirushi NHS-06 3-Cup Rice Cooker is a basic little rice cooker, and one of Zojirushi's cheapest models at $42.99. So as you would expect, it is nothing amazing in terms of features. But it does make good rice of different varieties, and can also be used to boil vegetables. It has few functions, so it's very simple to use: press the start button and let it cook. When the rice is finished cooking, the cooking mode automatically shuts off. But here is where some customer complaints come in. The products specs suggest that this rice cooker goes automatically into warming mode, but it actually doesn't have a warming mode. It is basically a rice pot and that's it, so when it's finished cooking it could go cold if you don't make use of it right away. I personally don't like having to be very precise in my timing of when I start to make the rice, so for me this is a problem.
Another thing to remember is that is small and cooks up to 3 cups of dry rice (so maybe 6 or 7 cups of cooked rice). That's fine for a small family but not for larger gatherings.
It does sputter and spill a little bit as well, so you may have to spend a bit of time cleaning up the counter.
My verdict? For a rice cooker of this basic nature and quality like the Zojirushi NHS-06 3-Cup Rice Cooker, I think you can find something cheaper that does just as good of a job.