This easy-to-clean, clear coated stainless steel Zojirushi rice cooker and warmer with induction heating system is available in two sizes – 5.5 cup NP-HBC10 and 10 cup NP-HBC18. In addition, there are three more induction heating based rice cookers – the ergonomic two sized, with exterior made of dent resistant white plastic, 5.5 cup NP-KAC10 and 10 cup NP-KAC18, another 10 cup NH-VBC18 rice cooker and smaller 3 cup NP-GBC05.
All induction Zojirushi rice cookers will cook your rice to perfection, but I really like the large and most expensive 10 cup cooker warmer, the NP-HBC18 with stainless steel exterior, easy to read LCD control panel with clock and timer functions, durable nonstick inner cooking pan and convenient detachable inner lid for easy cleaning. This Zojirushi rice cooker offers several healthy cooking rice options – brown rice, GABA brown rice and germinated brown rice. Menu settings include white rice with regular, softer or harder options, mixed rice, sushi rice, porridge, sweet rice, brown, GABA brown and quick cooking. Delay timer with 2 settings gives you extra flexibility. Automatic keep warm and extended keep warm.
This Zojirushi rice cooker has coils within its bottom in order to create the magnetic field. When the aluminum nonstick inner cooking pan with stainless steel outer lining is placed into the rice cooker and the unit is activated, a magnetic field is generated to create instant heat. Through this technology, the inner cooking pan itself becomes the heat source, utilizing both high heat and fine heat adjustments to control the cooking process. Because of this new heating method, rice cooks exceptionally well. The price for the NP-HBC18, 10 cup rice cooker and warmer is about $320, the NP-HBC10, 5.5 cup Zojirushi rice cooker costs $290. Zojirushi.