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Zojirushi Ns-Lac05xt Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker Review
The Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom is a 3-Cup Rice Cooker and warmer that will enable the user to make perfect and tasty rice every-time. The 3-cup capacity of this rice cooker actually implies that it can produce up to 6-cups of cooked-rice hence making this rice-cooker an ideal kitchen appliance for couples, singles and even small families. On the other hand, this rice-cooker is built with a clear-coated stainless steel exterior which helps to keep it clean and even makes it very durable.
Likewise, this rice-cooker and warmer features a variety of cooking functions which will enable the user to prepare white-rice/sushi, mixed-rice, sweet-rice, porridge-rice, brown-rice and quick cooking. Lastly, this rice-cooker comes with other accessories which include a spatula, spatula-holder and a rice-measuring cup. All in all, the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT is a small and easy to use rice-cooker and warmer that will enable the user to prepare and yield about 3-cups of perfectly cooked rice.
- The Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom is very easy to clean because it features a removable inner cooking-pan with a non-stick interior hence this facilitates for quick and easy cleaning.
- This rice-cooker is equipped with a built-in retractable power-cord and handle which make it very easy to move this cooker from one place to another without cables hanging or food spilling.
- The Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom has a small footprint and this means that it will consume minimal counter-space hence saving you a lot of kitchen-space especially for people with smaller-kitchens.
- This rice-cooker and warmer is also very durable because made of strong stainless-steel which is clear coated in order to ensure easy clean-up and to match any kitchen decor perfectly. In fact, this rice-cooker and warmer features a beautiful, sleek and modern design which will match perfectly with most kitchens.
- The first weakness is that this rice-cooker only makes enough rice for 1 to 3 people and this implies that it won’t work for people with bigger families but it will work for a single-person or couple.
- Lastly, the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom is not intended for use at higher-altitude and the fact is that will not work perfectly at such altitudes.
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- MICOM (Microcomputer) Technology: the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT is aided by microcomputer-technology with a microchip which does all the thinking for the user in-terms of adjusting cooking times and temperatures depending on the type of rice they are cooking while timing the pre-soaking of the raw rice-grains and the final wait-period during steaming. Additionally, MICOM technology allows this rice-cooker to have multiple functions on its menu which is an ideal necessity for any rice-fan who likes incorporating rice into his/her daily diet.
- Fuzzy Logic technology: this amazing technology helps to automatically adjust the temperature and heating-time for optimal rice-cooking results. In fact, the trigger to everything is the thermal-sensor which is a small round-button at the bottom of the inner-body of the rice-cooker whereby as the inner-pan’s weight rests over, it activates this sensor and then the cooking-process starts while monitoring the temperature and time.
- Automatic keep-warm function: this rice-cooker is designed with an automatic keep-warm feature which helps to maintain an ideal temperature after cooking rice. Additionally, there is also an extended keep-warm and reheating-cycle coupled with a delay-timer with 2-settings.
- Different menu settings: this rice-cooker is equipped with several cooking modes which include; Brown-Rice setting which is helps to cook delicious brown-rice, Sushi-Rice setting which is very similar to regular white-rice but uses less water to create a firm-finish, Mixed-rice setting which enables rice to be cooked with additional ingredients and seasonings while the Porridge-setting is used for cooking fluffy porridge. All these rice-cooking settings are very useful especially for people who love consuming rice on a daily basis.
- 3-cup capacity: the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT is a 3-Cup (uncooked rice) capacity rice-cooker which is also capable of producing up to 6-cups of cooked-rice thus making it an ideal kitchen-appliance for singles, couples and small families.
- Removable cooking-pot with nonstick-interior: This rice-cooker and warmer contains a removable, black, thick-inner cooking pan which ensures even heating for better rice-cooking coupled with measuring-lines for precise control of ingredients. Additionally, the nonstick interior of this cooking-pan also ensures easy and quick cleanup after cooking your rice.
- Built-in retractable power-cord: The built-in retractable power-cord of the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT makes it easy to move this rice-cooker from one place to another without dealing with hanging-cables.
- Large handle: There is a large, inbuilt handle on the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom rice-cooker and this actually makes it easy to pick-up and put-away this cooker when not in use. Additionally, this handle will also enable the user to carry the cooked-rice within this rice-cooker without spilling.
- Durable exterior: The exterior of the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT rice-cooker is made of stainless-steel with a clear-coating which makes it easy to wipe-clean and very durable. Additionally, the clear-coated, stainless-steel exterior of this unit doesn’t only clean-up easily, but it also matches any kitchen decor.
- LCD control panel: the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT also features an in-built, easy to understand LCD control-panel with a clock and timer in order to enable the user to keep track of cook-times.
- A melody and beep signal: the rice-cooker is even designed with an interchangeable melody and beep signal which helps to indicate when the cooking-cycle has ended. This actually enables the user to know when the rice being cooked is ready so that that they can consume it within time.
- Extra accessories: this rice-cooker also comes with additional accessories which include; a rice measuring-cup, nonstick rice-spatula and spatula-holder that attaches to the side of the rice-cooker.
- Detachable and washable inner-lid: the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom Rice-Cooker is designed with a convenient, detachable inner-lid which ensures quick and easy cleaning.
- Small footprint: At 7.5-inch height, 11.8-inch length and 9.1-inch width, the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT is a small rice-cooker that takes-up less counter space hence making it a perfect kitchen-appliance for apartment-living or small-kitchens.
The Zojirushi Micom is a 3-cup capacity rice-cooker and warmer which ensures that you achieve perfect and tasty rice every time you cook. This rice-cooker comes equipped with a variety of cooking-functions which include rice/sushi, mixed-rice, porridge, sweet, brown-rice and quick-cooking. On the other hand, this rice-cooker features a removable, black, thick inner cooking-pan which ensures even heating for better cooking coupled with measuring-lines that facilitate for precise-control of ingredients. Additionally, this kitchen-appliance features a stainless-steel exterior with a clear-coating and this actually makes the rice-cooker very durable and easy to clean yet it even matches any kitchen décor.
On the other hand, this rice-cooker also has an interchangeable melody and beep signal which indicates when the cooking cycle has ended. the Zojirushi Micom rice-cooker other quality features which include a detachable and washable inner-lid, an easy-to-read LCD control panel, retractable power-cord and an automatic keep-warm, extended keep-warm, reheating-cycle coupled with a delay-timer with 2-settings. All in all, this is a great and quality rice-cooker that will help the user prepare a variety of rice from brown, jasmine, sushi, basmati and other rice-mixes.
Who does it benefit?
- Great cooker for people who like preparing variety of rice: the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom Rice-Cooker features a variety of cooking-functions which enable the user to prepare white-rice/sushi, porridge-rice, sweet-rice, brown-rice, mixed-rice with chicken, fish or tofu and even a quick cooking function.
- Works for people with smaller-kitchens: the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT is a great rice-cooker for people who have small-kitchens and this because it has a small footprint of 7.5-inch height, 11.8-inch length and 9.1-inch width hence taking-up minimum counter-space. In fact, the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT is a simple, attractive and easy-to-use rice-cooker that will fulfill your cooking needs.
What Else Do You Need?
- The Ultimate Rice-Cooker Cookbook: this cookbook contains over 250 no-fail recipes for creating Pilafs. This will work greatly for people who like preparing brown-rice and mixed-rice.
- Kome Bitsu Rice Storage-Container: you actually need something tight and durable to keep in your rice and this why you need to acquire this storage-container with a cover so that you can safely store your rice.