Zojirushi rice cookers have become increasingly popular in recent years because of their sturdiness and advanced set of features that make cooking rice easier and even more convenient than before.
Rice lovers around the country are breathing a collective sigh of relief because they now have access to rice cookers that are efficient and smart at the same time! Zojirushi rice cookers are also incredibly beautiful with their stainless steel, capsule-shaped bodies and sturdy, see-through glass lids.
Check out these advanced features that are commonly found in most Zojirushi rice cookers available in the market:
1 – Fuzzy Logic Technology – Built-in fuzzy logic technology ensures a perfect batch of perfectly cooked rice each and every time.
Fuzzy logic permeates the entire design of newer Zojirushi rice cookers; it ensures that you will never undercook or burn any type of rice because the rice cooker measures the different cooking factors (like heat) for you.
Older, conventional rice cookers only make use of mechanical heat sensors which may not always be adequate for cooking specialty rice types like brown rice and sushi rice.
2 – Perfectly Warm Every Time – Contrary to common belief, Zojirushi is not a new player in the rice cooker market. The company that makes this line of rice cookers was actually the first manufacturer to openly commercialize rice cooker models with the “keep warm” functionality. Other manufacturers, sensing the extreme value of this feature, followed suit quickly.
The “keep warm” function is essential for individuals who want to just sit down and eat when they finally come back from work. If you like the idea of treating yourself to steaming plate of brown rice after work, let your Zojirushi rice cooker keep your brown rice tender, moist and warm until you get back home.
3 – Power Safety and Convenience – The power cable included with Zojirushi rice cookers are all retractable which means you can safely store the cable after you’re done cooking. No more messy wires and pulled cables! Your power cable stays on and stores away in a matter of seconds.
4 – MICOM Technology – MICOM technology is the hallmark feature of new Zojirushi rice cookers. “MICOM” stands for “microcomputer”. Your rice cooker now has an independently thinking brain in the form of a super microchip!
MICOM technology was recently included in new Zojirushi rice cookers to accommodate the growing market of serious rice connoisseurs who experiment with a wide variety of rice types, not just white rice and brown rice.
The ultra-smart chip analyzes various measurable factors such as rice temperature and cooking temperature. These factors are then automatically adjusted to ensure that you will get a perfectly cooked batch of rice regardless of the rice variety you choose to cook.
Again, older rice cookers only make use of a mechanical heat-sensing device to turn off the heating plate or heating coil that is responsible for all the cooking. MICOM technology effectively segments the cooking process so it can make subtle adjustments during the pre-soak phase, main cooking phase and steaming phase.