Zojirushi NS-LAC05 Micom Rice Cooker Review

The Zojirushi NS-LAC05 is the best 3-cup rice cooker on the market today. It is a stylish stainless steel rice cooker that makes tasty rice on a consistent basis. Read my review below to find out more about this unit.

Zojirushi NS-LAC05XA Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer


What’s Included

  • 3-Cup rice cooker with micro-computerized fuzzy logic technology.
  • Keep Warm feature.
  • LCD display with timer.
  • Non-stick inner cooking pan for easy cleaning.
  • Menu programs include white, sushi, porridge, brown, and quick cooking.
  • Compact measures (around the size of a toaster, approximately 12 by 9 by 8 inches).
  • Accessories includes measuring cup, nonstick rice spatula, and spatula holder.
  • Has a 1-year limited warranty.

In case you didn’t know, Micom stands for “micro-computerized”. What’s in it for you? Well, that plus the Neuro Fuzzy technology makes several adjustments in temperature throughout the cooking process, as if a person were watching the rice while it is cooking. The result is simple: the tasty rice you are looking for.

This is a very stylish stainless steel rice cooker, which will surely attract the eyes of your visits. The small size makes it perfect for individuals or couples with no children, allowing space to receive gusts for dinner as well. Also, the small size doesn’t turn storage into a problem.

Multi-Menu Selections

You can prepare a wide variety of foods with this rice cooker: for starters, white, brown and sushi rice. The Zojirushi NS-LAC05 Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker can also be used for porridge.

The Timer function allows you to pre-program porridge for the next morning on the day before. The same applies for the dinner rice, early in the morning, as you leave home for work. This function, when well used, can be a great helper for busier people.

As a final tip, you can use the Porridge setting to prepare oatmeal as well — even the steel-cut type.

Automatic Keep Warm Feature

Usually, the rice cooker will buzz a warning sound letting you know that your food is done.

However, sometimes life just happens and you are not around the stove to turn it off once the food is done. If you were cooking rice the old fashioned way, you would have to eat burnt rice or throw it all away and start from scratch.

This Zojirushi NS-LAC05 will switch automatically from Cooking to Keep Warm mode. The rice freshness is guaranteed for a few hours, which should be more than enough time for you to wake up for breakfast or arrive at home for dinner.

What Others Are Saying

  • “Restaurant Quality Rice at Home”
  • “The Zojirushi NS-LAC05 is everything we hoped for and more.”
  • “The timer works great.”
  • “Doesn’t take up much countertop space.”
  • “Attractive and easy to carry around.”
  • “It’s a snap to clean!”

Any Complaints?

Some customers complain about the price tag. But if you buy the Zojirushi NS-LAC05 and eat at home more often, not only you will save money with meals but you will also have healthier meals. This way you can also season foods to your liking and keep oil to a minimum.

And although there are complaints about the instructions manual, operating this rice cooker is very simple. Cooking white rice is as simple as pressing just one button, and you can work from there into using all the other functions.

Final Thoughts

The Zojirushi NS-LAC05 Micom Rice Cooker is a fantastic purchase to any small household kitchen. Cooking and eating perfect rice will be part of your life.

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