20cm H x 23cm W
What you will find in this review:
>>Features & Attachments
FEATURES & ATTACHMENTS
Smooth clean exterior stainless steel coating made for easy cleaning
Keep warm automatically for up to 12 hours (ideally)
Different settings for different rice types as well as porridge
Detachable inner lid for easy cleaning
Non Stick Interior
Retractable power cord
Quick cooking to speed up cooking time
Zojirushi NS-LAC05 Rice Cooker
Measuring Cup (ideal to get accurate measurements for this rice cooker)
In this mechanised world where everyone is surrounded by machines, one can find many accessories for our kitchen. They do the work in no time and without causing much stress on oneself. One such equipment is Zojirushi NS-LAC05 used for preparing rice and warming the food a little. This compact cooker is very useful and handy.
Zojirushi NS-LAC05 is highly versatile and shall always act as a helping hand when expecting few guests at home and one does not have enough time to cook. This is an ideal choice for people living single or having small families. Though at first instance it may appear that it is not metal because of its different colors but it is stainless steel with coating of attractive classy colors. Thus it is highly durable and requires less maintenance. It is completely electronic and contains a microprocessor which provides perfect heating only for the scheduled time which results in perfect cooking. The outer body comprises of a hot lid through which steam comes out, a hook and a handle to lift and carry, also a power cord and plug can be seen on the outer body. The control panel of Zojirushi NS-LAC05 consists of menu button, keep warm key, timer key, reset key time setting key and cooking key. One can schedule and set duration of cooking using a timer and then by pressing the cooking starts automatically. The product includes few accessories like spatula, spatula holder and measuring cup as well. For a perfect and tasty cooking, there are few guidelines like before cooking measure the amount correctly. Then rinse the rice at least 4-5 times. The next step which requires the quantity of water to be kept while cooking should be correct and up to mark. To cook softer rice, the normal level of water will be enough.
While if the rice is new then put a little less water than normal level and if rice is old and hard then put a little more water than normal level. In this cooker, at a time three cups of rice can be prepared which will be sufficient for small families. Zojirushi NS-LAC05 is based on micro technology computerized logic. It is easy to clean the cooker whose whole body is of steel. It has in built power cord which can be retracted after use. It keeps the food automatically warm for hours even when power is cut off. This is because it provides better insulation. By using different menu settings one can cook any rice of your choice like brown rice, white rice or porridge. Its capacity is 0.54 litres (3 cups). Through the display provided on the top of the lid one can monitor the cooking and time left for cooking. It is available in two colors, one is stainless steel and the other one is black.
This particular rice cooker has received many customer reviews on many sites, however we trust Amazon as many of us do and will so are research was based on them. Amazon showed over 690 customer reviews on this model! More importantly over 500 customer reviews rated this at 5 Stars! Of course there where those 1 star to 4 star ratings as well as you will usually get especially with so many reviews. Here is what we saw:
Leading from that there was a lot of helpful reviews which were quite informative, if you wish to view this comments check it out here: >>Most Helpful Comments<<[/easyazon_link]
The Zojirushi NS-LAC05 manual is certainly a well handy and worthy guide to the rice cooker. It covers:
Safe Guard features for you to do/not do
Description of each part of the cooker showing exactly what you get
Control panel diagram showing the purpose of each button
Quick Explanation of rice
Maintenance of the cooker including cleaning it
Steps on how to cook rice
Tips on cooking different rice types and porridge
Steps on features such as clock, timer and sounds
Error messages that might pop up
Specifications so you know exactly what you get
Much information can be found in the manual which is great; it also has many diagrams for easier understanding. With this manual you are sure to get a grip of how to set it up ready for use as well as how to maintain it. What more is there to say about this manual…it surely hits 5/5 if we were to give a rating! You can check it out from the link at the top within the stats window.
Deriving from research and customer reviews of present owners, several owners of the Zojirush NS-LAC05 rice cooker are well happy with its performance. Certainly if you are upgrading from the stove onto a rice cooker or from the conventional rice cookers you are sure in for a treat with this rice cooker. Capacity is not that large but perfect for small families which also has an effect on its size allowing it to fit in smaller places than some other cookers will.
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