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Zojirushi NS-TSC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer, 1.0-Liter

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  • Micro computerized fuzzy logic technology. Capacity Up to 5.5 cups / 1.0 liter,Dimensions (W x D x H) 10-1/8 x 14 x 8-1/2 inches. The electrical rating is 120 volts / 610 watts
  • Automatic keep warm, extended keep warm and reheating cycle
  • Easy to clean clear coated stainless steel exterior, 2 delay time settings
  • Interchangeable melody and beep signal
  • Built in retractable power cord

Specification: Zojirushi NS-TSC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer, 1.0-Liter

Product Dimensions

14 x 10.1 x 8.5 inches

Item Weight

9.38 pounds


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1 Lithium Metal batteries required.

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

2012, January 20

10 reviews for Zojirushi NS-TSC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer, 1.0-Liter

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  1. wintersolstice06

    I’ve been eyeing to buy a Zojirushi for quite a while now. It’s one of the best out there. Cooking rice is a breeze. Instructions are very and the packet came in different languages. I used it this weekend and the rice was cooked perfectly. Will definitely buy again.

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  2. Roy Zhou

    I mean, what can I say? It’s a rice cooker and it does an excellent job of cooking rice. I have had a Zojirushi rice cooker before and given it to my parents when I moved from Asia. So I got another one. In my opinion, Japanese rice cookers (not specific to this brand, I am just used to its operating methods) are THE BEST rice cookers in the world. Trust me, I am an Asian and I have been eating rice all my life so I know the difference between a meh rice cooker and an excellent one. For a much cheaper price, you can get something that turns raw rice into something edible but that’s it. It’s edible, nothing more. While with this artful piece of work, moisture and temperature are controlled in extreme precision so that the right level of moisture makes sure the cooked rice is neither too soft nor too hard and the grains don’t break into pieces (unless you deliberately want to cook porridge) or stick together into blobs, as well as the accurate temperature locks in the juicy mouthfeel and intoxicating aroma when the lid is opened finally. It’s perfect.

    Operating the cooker is super easy. Fill rice in the cooker, pour water as instructed by the marks, close the lid and press start. The inner container and the steam cover can both be taken out for cleaning. No weirdly shaped corners or slots, a simple rinse and wipe gets all cleaning done. The cooker can hold up to 5.5 cups of rice and that’s enough to feed an 8-person family. It also offers functionalities to cook sushi rice or rice cakes although I have never used those functions. I assume they work just as well as cooking plain rice. It comes with a non-sticky rice spoon and it sings at the end of cooking. What else can you ask for?

    The only downside of this product is probably its price but I think it well worth it.

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  3. Marilyn Uchino

    The rancid smell that permeates the rice after only one day. It is not edible. We purchased this in 2021 and as of a few months ago we started smelling this odor. I cleaned this cooker very well and we can’t seem to rid it of the smell.

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  4. Kira

    I absolutely adore this rice cooker. The white sushi rice setting is 60 minutes but my rice always turns out so fluffy soft and delicious. No matter what rice I use, it all turns out delicious.

    Only downside is the lid is a pain to clean thoroughly. You have to pull the sealing lid part off, clean it then go back and wipe the lid. If you don’t clean it after each use, the space between the removable lid seal and lid get all crusty and gross.

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  5. Jimmy

    Just bought their rice cooker and it came heavily damaged out of the box. A piece of the lid came off, there’s a sizable dent along the front and the measuring cup was missing.
    I contacted Zojirushi expecting a warranty to exchange my product because I just bought it. This is what they told me:

    “Thank you for contacting Zojirushi America. Unfortunately, Zojirushi America is not a retail store and is unable to accommodate your request for a return, refund, or exchange of this product. Zojirushi did not receive any monetary payment from you. You would need to contact the retailer for further information on how to proceed with the exchange or return of your damaged product.
    We apologize for the inconvenience.”

    They are the manufacturer, they literally make these things. I’ve never heard of a premium brand manufacturer who doesn’t do exchanges for recently purchased damaged products. Extremely disappointed with Zojirushi’s service. I was expecting more from such a well-known premium brand. I’ve gotten better service from smaller manufacturers in the past for products that I’ve had for longer periods of time.

    I bought this machine mainly to see if the rumors were true that the Zoji cooker is able to keep rice moist for 3 days under Keep Warm. After 1 day the top rice became very dry, while the bottom rice became mushy. I don’t know if that is because the machine was damaged or if that’s normal for this model.

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  6. Steven Horton

    I can only speak to it’s ability to cook white rice, but I use it every day.

    The rice comes out as good as a $600 rice cooker.

    It’s not as good at keeping rice fresh as a more expensive unit, but you wouldn’t expect it at it’s current price point. It’s a a really nice unit, and the sounds it makes are very cute.

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  7. Joel Berberena

    This unit was first purchased in 2015 and it just stopped working. I’m happy with that. Worked great cooked rice evenly and had no issues. I used this machine at least 4 times a week as we eat a lot of rice. It started to shut off in the middle of the cooking process so I’m thinking it’s time for another. Ordered the same model again. I can recommend with confidence. From 2015 till now is good value.

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  8. Jarron Sorrell

    The Zojiroshi rice cooker is one of those coveted mainstays that I just had to splurge on. It makes the most delicious, tender, and fluffy rice I have ever had! I just use tap water to wash and cook the rice, but it comes out of the pot with a sweet fragrance. It is very easy to use and the timer settings are convenient and simple. You basically only need to hit one button if you’re just making white rice. I love it!

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  9. Eric Henson

    I’m extremely happy with this rice cooker, and I was very surprised by the difference in quality of the rice. It handily beats both cooking it on the stove top, and cooking it in my Instant Pot. It is not without fault, but I can live with the minor flaws given how good the resulting rice is.

    For reference, I made rice using standard tap water and Tamanishiki premium short grain white rice. I rinsed and drained the rice six times before cooking, and I am cooking at high altitude (~5,500 feet).

    –Rice made in this cooker comes out perfectly cooked every time. It is fluffy and sticky, comes out of the cooker easily, and is great for eating with chopsticks. It is just like high quality rice served at restaurants. When using quality short grain rice, it produces rice that is exactly like what I’ve had in Japan.
    –The non-stick inner pot is easy to remove and clean. Unlike cooking in the stove-top or in my Instant Pot, I don’t need to soak the cooking vessel before cleaning, as there’s no rice and very little film left after cooking.
    –The cooker comes with an internal reel that winds up the power cord for easy storage. I missed this in the product description, so it was a very nice surprise.
    –The inner pot is marked with water levels for various amounts of uncooked rice. This is surprisingly handy.
    –The clock is battery powered, so it doesn’t lose the time when unplugged. This is a really nice little touch.
    –Operation of the device is dead simple.
    –The cooker can hold prepared rice for later use for a surprisingly long time. I’ve tested it as far as 12 hours after preparation, and it was just as good as it was freshly made, complete with a little plume of steam when opened.

    –The cooker cannot hold the included scoop, paddle, and steamer basket inside itself all at the same time for storage.
    It can, however, hold the scoop and the paddle if you store the steamer basket separately. This is a big benefit to the Instant Pot, which can hold its power cord, trivets, ladle, and rice paddle inside itself when stored. (Note that I have the 5.5-cup model. The larger version may be able to do this.)
    –The manual says that the cooker can make batches as small as 0.5 cups rice, but the internal pot is only marked for water levels for as low as 1.0 cup uncooked rice. If you want to make a small batch, you must do the water measurement yourself (the amounts are given in a provided manual insert). This could have been avoided with extra lines inside the pot, which would have been so easy to add.
    –When this cooker refers to a “cup” of rice, it means the included scoop, not a standard US cup. This refers to a Japanese standard for a serving of uncooked rice (about 2/3rds US standard cup). This isn’t that much of a drawback, but it is important to keep in mind. Don’t lose that scoop!
    –The cooking cycle takes about an hour, four times longer than standard rice cooking. This is because the cooking cycle incorporates soaking and steaming time, though, so it is worth it.
    –The manual says that it is designed for medium and short-grain rice, but does include substitute water measurements for long-grain. Keep in mind that if you want to cook long-grain, you can’t use the marks inside the cooking vessel to measure the water.

    If you’re considering this device and reading reviews, then you’re probably like me in that you’re wondering if the results are really worth the hype. I think they absolutely are. Now that I have this cooker, there’s no reason at all for me to cook rice any other way. The results simply aren’t in the same league as stove-top or Instant Pot rice cooking. Only you can decide if that’s worth the price of admission, but I can recommend the device wholeheartedly. My only points of dissatisfaction with this device are minor quibbles and nitpicks. It does its job supremely well, and I’m completely satisfied with my purchase.

    2020-01-20 – I’ve revisited this review to correct an error I made about accessory storage in the original version. I incorrectly stated that the scoop and paddle couldn’t be stored inside the cooker, even with the steamer basket removed. That was incorrect. In fact, the scoop and paddle can be stored inside with the basket removed, but all three cannot be stored inside at the same time. Since writing this review, this cooker has become one of my favorite appliances. The cons I listed in my review all feel like extremely minor quibbles. now. I wanted to change my score to five stars, since I love this thing so dang much, but I think it is still appropriate to keep it at four for the drawbacks, minor as they are. This cooker is on my short list of appliances that I would replace immediately should they fail.

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  10. Liny

    This is replacing my previous Zojirushi rice cooker I bought 28 years ago. It cooks rice perfectly, I’m hoping this one will last me another 28 years.
    The only complaint I have is, according to the instructions I should of received a spatula holder, for the rice paddle but could not find it any where in the box.

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