Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH Rice Cooker Review : Safe And Healthy

The Cooker That Starts With A Song – The Zojirushi Np-Hcc10xh Rice Cooker And Warmer

Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH

Zojirushi NP-HCC18XH Induction Heating System Rice Cooker and Warmer, 1.8 L, Stainless Dark Gray


“Yet another rice cooker!” you may think, but read on to know more about this innovative rice cooker. Zojirushi Np-Hcc10xh is a technologically advanced rice cooker from Japan that will make sure you never eat undercooked rice again. Fluffy, grained and feather touch rice will be ready in a jiffy for your culinary indulgence.

Enjoy a hot bowl of rice with superior induction cooking- Conventional cooking uses thermal conduction from a flame or an electrical heating element to heat the food in the cooking vessel. Induction cooking heats the metallic vessel of food through magnetic induction. This kind of direct heating can lead to very rapid temperature increases. This means there is less loss of heat.

The induction heating technology (IH) prepares perfect rice each time by efficiently heating the inner spherical cooking pan. Then by adjusting the temperature with precision, the rice cooker gives you evenly cooked rice. Induction heating system combined with the triple heater that heats the bottom, side and lid guarantees well-cooked rice. The greenhouse effect of this cooker is considerably lower than that of conventional gas cookers, saving gas and the environment.

About Zojirushi Corporation – The Manufacturer


The Zojirushi Corporation (Romanized name: Zōjirushi Mahōbin Kabushiki-gaisha) is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. It is a multinational company manufacturing and marketing GRAVITY POTTM Beverage Dispensers, AIR POTTM Beverage Dispensers, vacuum flasks and consumer electronics including electric kettles, bread makers, hot water dispensers, rice cookers, electric water boilers and refrigerators.

The company’s name means “elephant mark” denoting strength, intelligence and familiarity. Founded on the 10th of May in 1918 in Osaka, the company first made a glass-lined vacuum bottle. It was initially called the Ichikawa Brothers Trading Company and in the year 1948 the company was established as Kyowa Manufacturing Company Ltd. In 1961, it was called by its original name and a corporate logo was adopted.

Zojirushi Corporation has subsidiary companies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, United States and South Korea. It is listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange as 76950; and in the Osaka Securities Exchange as 7695. The corporate philosophy is “Creating a quality of life”. The corporate slogan is “Inspirations from everyday life”.

General Specifications


Stainless Steel


Stainless Steel


120 volts


1,230 watts


1 Yr Limited



Small Appliance Type

Rice Cooker

Country/Region of Manufacture






Additional Accessories Included

Rice spatula, spatula holder, measuring cup

Non-Stick Interior


Energy Star


ETL Listed


UL Listed


Integrated Timer


Control Type


One-Touch Operation




Dishwasher-Safe Parts


Keep Warm Setting


Removable Pot


Locking Lid


Cool-Touch Exterior


Delay Start Function


Induction Heating


Stovetop Safe


Cooking Options

Only cooks rice

One Piece Unit


Steam Basket


Reheat Feature


Variable Temperature Control



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What Makes Zojirushi Np-Hcc10xh So Special?


Serve Straight From The Pot

Cooked rice doesn’t stick to the surface as the inner cooking pan is non stick and you can easily serve the food using the rice spatula.

Choose Your Convenient Time

Automatic cooking options, preset delay settings and keep warm functions allow you to decide the time to eat.

Healthy Cooking Options

Include brown rice, germinated brown rice and GABA brown rice. Also cooks basmati, wild, sprouted rice.

Keep Your Hands Safe

Cool to touch exterior safeguards your skin from hot contents.

Product Features

  • Induction rice cooker and warmer that cooks rice and keeps it warm
  • Delay timer (two settings) pre soaks the rice before cooking, thus speeding it up
  • Thick black spherical inner cooking pan evenly heats the rice
  • 1 year limited warranty on parts and labor
  • ©ETL US listed Intertek ETL Listed - resized
  • Tested to comply with FCC standards
  • This rice cooker come with 2 sizes “1L and 1.8L”

1 L Model Specifications & Dimensions

1.8 L Model Specifications & Dimensions


1 L / Up to 3 cups


1.8 L / Up to 5.5 cups


(W x D x H)

10 x 14 x 8 inches


(W x D x H)

9.5 inches x 15.5 inches x 11 inches


9 pounds


11 pounds

Shipping Weight

11.4 pounds

Shipping Weight

13.8 pounds


The Zojirushi Np-Hcc10xh rice cooker and warmer has received consistently positive ratings (88% and more) on its performance. Many customers have reported using it for around 8 to 15 years. Many have bought this as their second cooker or third denoting strong customer loyalty. The song at the start and end of cooking is a “nice to have” feature that customers love.

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  • Cooking settings can be selected between white rice (softer, regular or harder), mixed rice, jasmine white rice, porridge, sushi rice, sweet rice, GABA brown rice, brown rice and quick cooking
  • A pleasant electronic song plays to signal end of cooking as is found in many Japanese appliances
  • Extended warm setting keeps your rice warm enough (no burnt tongue or lukewarm rice)
  • The stainless steel coated exterior is very easy to clean and matches with any kitchen décor
  • Easy-to-read and use orange LCD control panel with clock and timer


  • The electric cord is not retractable; the cord can get in the way while working and this deters ergonomics. The paddle holder could be designed better
  • Heart patients with pacemakers cannot use this device due to the magnetic fields produced by it
  • After keep warm setting, there is a wait time for cooking new rice as the temperature sensor needs to cool off
  • The price is a tad bit high compared to other products in the market


With an 84 page manual in multiple languages, this rice cooker may seem formidable but is easy to get used to. Ease of use and operation, time-tested safety, durability and long life is its dependable characteristics. The simple design perfectly does the one task it is made for – cook rice. It is a product suitable for use by consumers of all age groups including senior citizens and there are many positive reviews from customers that guarantee its efficiency.


[1] youtube.com : Best Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH Induction Heating System Rice Cooker and Warmer Review

[2] reddit.com : [BIFL Request] Trying to pick between 2 high end Zojirushi Rice cooker models

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