When cooking large quantities of rice at once, nothing is easier than using a rice cooker. Expensive rice cookers, like the Zojirushi, use “fuzzy logic” technology, which senses the type of rice you‘re cooking and adjusts itself to make dishes.
The rice cooker can be used for other things such as cooking lentils and steaming vegetables. superior induction heating (IH) technology efficiently provides high heat and prepares flawless rice every time. Multi-Menu cooking functions include settings for white rice (regular, softer or harder), jasmine white rice, mixed rice, sushi rice, porridge, sweet rice, brown rice, GABA brown rice and quick cooking.
The clear-coated stainless steel exterior fits any kitchen decor and makes cleanup a snap. The triple heater (bottom, side and lid) generates heat all around for even heating. Includes black thick spherical inner cooking pan, easy-to-read and use orange LCD control panel with clock and timer. 1 year limited warranty on parts and labor.
- Induction rice cooker and warmer. Electrical Rating : 1,230 Watts
- Multi-Menu cooking functions. Dimension: 10 inch W x 14 inch D x 8 inch H. Capacity: Up to 5.5 cups / 1.0 liter
- Automatic keep warm & extended keep warm keeps rice at the perfect serving temperature
- Healthy cooking options: brown rice, GABA brown rice and germinated brown rice. Delay timer (2 settings) , Electrical Rating – 120 volts
- Note-please ensure to measure rice in the cup that comes along with the product only. Troubleshoot-sparks by the plug when plugging or unplugging the power plug from the electrical outlet, this is common in rice cookers and does not indicate malfunction.
The Induction Heating System Rice Cooker and Warmer uses high-tech Induction Heating (IH) technology to heat the inner cooking pan. Because of this special heating method, the rice cooker is able to make precise temperature adjustments to cook exceptional rice.
1. What is Induction Heating (IH)?
The heating method known as Induction Heating (IH) occurs when a magnetic material is placed in a magnetic field. In our case, coils within the bottom of the rice cooker create the magnetic field. When the inner cooking pan is placed into the rice cooker and the unit is activated, a magnetic field is generated to create instant heat within the inner cooking pan. Through this technology the inner cooking pan itself becomes the heat source utilizing both high heat and fine heating adjustments to control the cooking process.
2. What is Germinated Brown Rice?
Germinated brown rice is a type of brown rice that is ready to be germinated by a special process. The process gives a softer texture and improved taste. It also contains increased values of GABA. It is a type of rice that must be purchased, and can be cooked using the Softer menu. Germinated brown rice is sometimes called sprouted brown rice.
3. What is Clear Coating?
The rice cooker’s stainless steel exterior is coated with a clear coating to minimize the exterior from becoming dirty.
4. What is the Jasmine Setting?
This is a special menu setting for cooking Jasmine white rice. The cooking flow is different than the White rice setting because Jasmine rice cooks differently than short or medium grain white rice.
5. What is Automatic Keep Warm and Extended Keep Warm?
The rice cooker automatically switches to Keep Warm once it completes cooking. Changing to Extended Keep Warm is recommended when keeping rice warm for longer than 8 hours. The rice cooker keeps warm the rice at a slightly lower temperature when Extended Keep Warm is selected to minimize drying and yellowing of rice.
6. What is Melody Signal?
A melody sounds to alert when cooking begins, timer is set, or cooking has completed. The default setting is ‘Melody’ but may be changed to beeps or silent mode.
GABA Brown Setting (Brown Rice Activation)
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a type of amino acid said to lower blood pressure, improve kidney function, and relieve stress. The rice cooker activates brown rice by keeping the temperature inside the pan at about 104°F for 2 hours, increasing the nutrient 1.5 times.
Take me beyond sushi!
If you’re starting to want more on your menu, try expanding your repertoire with different ingredients and different ways to prepare your rice.
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