Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 Review | NS-ZCC10 vs NS-ZCC18 Neuro Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker

By Barbara | March 25, 2020

Welcome to my Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 review where you will learn more about this easy-to-use rice cooker and warmer.

You only need to rinse and put your grains in the cooker, add water up to the appropriate line, close the lid, press the button and wait for tune and signal that you are ready to enjoy your meal.

This appliance allows you to cook many different types of rice efficiently.

If you eat a lot of rice, the Zojirushi cooker is a worthy investment. Enjoy perfectly cooked meal every time, and absolutely, you can spend your time preparing other parts of your meal while your staple is being cooked.

This review is based on the NSZCC10 Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy 5.5-cup rice cooker model, but you should keep in mind that NS-ZCC18 is the same cooker with larger 18 cup capacity.

Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer, Premium White, 1.0-LiterCheck Price

Zojirushi NSZCC10 Features

Cook Up To 5 1/2 Cups Of Rice

Prepare up to 5.5 cups dry / 10 cups cooked quality grains at home with the use of Zojirushi’s advanced Neuro Fuzzy logic technology and heating system.

The cooker can keep your product warm, should you not be able to eat immediately. The appliance has a multi-menu selection which allows you to choose automatic keep-warm, extended keep-warm or reheat cycles.

You can cook different types of grains such as white, sweet, mixed, porridge, brown and semi-brown.

Cooking times vary with each type of rice:

  • white – 51-60 minutes
  • sushi – 47-58 minutes
  • brown – 82-108 minutes.

zojirushi ns-zcc10 rice cooker control panel

Spherical Non-Stick Inner Pan

NSZCC cooker allows spherical heating because it comes with a spherical, nonstick inner pan. This also prevents the grains from sticking to the pan.

The Zohirushi NSZCC10 has a pan that is simple to remove and easy to clean up as it has stay-cool side handles.

It has been made much more convenient as it comes with an LCD clock and timer, a removable, washable lid, a contemporary white exterior and a retractable power cord.


NS-ZCC10 is easy to move around because it weighs light and has a carrying handle.

Zojirushi is ideal for small kitchens because it only measures 11 by 9 by 10 ½ inches.

People who have bought and tried this unit have said that it is worth every penny that they spent for it.


  • Dimensions – 10-1/8 by 13 by 8-1/8 inches
  • Wattage – 680 Watts
  • Size – 1.0 liter

Box Contents

The appliance comes with accessories:

  • two measuring cups (one for regular and one for rinse-free rice)
  • a non-stick spatula,
  • a spatula holder,
  • recipe book.

It also has removable inner lid and inner pan.


zojirushi ns-zcc10 and zojirushi ns-zcc18 side by side

Zojirushi Rice Cooker NS-ZCC10 Reviews From Users

As stated by many experienced users, phenomenal cookers, such as Zojirushi rice cooker 5.5 cup , have given a new breath of life into an ordinary household kitchen.

With an overwhelming number of positive responses, it is easy to see how this cooker model has become such a success. It is designed to be used in all aspects of casual cooking, and the container requires little hygiene management to clean.

The end product has been reported to have more texture and a stronger flavor than other rice cookers. The size allows the user to make a huge batch of grains in one go, and as far as the durability goes, a customer stated that he has been using NS-ZCC10 for six years without any glitch.

This appliance can also be used to make porridge and soup while being able to deal with oatmeal and grains as well. It is especially proficient at making brown rice taste more wonderful.

If one flaw has to be pointed out, it’s got to be the machine’s battery replacement mechanism. To change the battery, the whole unit has to be disassembled by a professional electrician to warrant a more extended usage.

While this may discourage long-time users, the fact remains that Zojirushi NS ZCC10 5.5 Cup cookers is still one of the best models you can get.

Pros and Cons

Coming soon!

Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 vs NS-TSC10

The Zojirushi NS ZCC10 and NS-TSC10 comparison is coming soon!

Best-Selling Zojirushi Rice Cookers

Below you can see 3 best-selling models from this manufacturer.

Please let me know if you think I should review them.

  • NS-TSC10
  • NS-ZCC18
  • NS-TSC18

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is it made?
It is made in Japan.

Can it be used to cook other whole grains?
Yes, of course! People use the NS-ZCC10 to cook barley, quinoa, oats, faro, wheat berries, and more.

What settings should be used for cooking whole grains?
For faro, barley and wheat berries you can use the white rice setting. For quinoa and oats it is better to use porridge setting.

Where can I find the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 manual?
If you are looking for the NSZCC10 manual, click here to download.

Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 battery replacement – do I need to worry about it?
According to Zojirushi rice cooker owners the battery life is 4-5 years. When the battery dies you will still be able to use your cooker but clock and timer will not work when the unit is not plugged in.

According to the user manual the battery should be replaced in the authorised service center. After doing a quick research on the internet I was able to find multiple how-tos from product owners showing how to do it yourself. They even show how to replace the CR2354 battery with cheaper and more common CR2032.

Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 replacement pan – where can I buy it?
You can buy the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 replacement pan on Amazon or directly from the manufacturer.


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