Today we will take a closer look at the Zojirushi NP-HBC10 rice cooker. This is one of the most expensive units that is currently on sale in either Canada or the U.S. After reading this article you will know why this particular model is more expensive than many other models on the market at present.
It is primarily to do with the technological components that are contained within this device that are responsible for its high price tag. If you take a look at the price of Micom rice cookers you will see that they typically cost over one hundred dollars. The NP-HBC10 costs more than two hundred dollars. So what extra features does it have?
This machine also comes with Zojirushi’s Induction Heating (IH) system. I have used both regular Micom and IH rice cookers. In my own experience, I have been able to tell the difference in the quality of the rice that they are able to produce. Micom rice cookers make great rice. IH rice cookers make really great rice. They are both very high quality. So do not feel that you have to spend all this money to get a good machine. There are a number of perfectly good machines that are quite a bit cheaper than this one. My own opinion is that since Zojirushi kitchen appliances are such durable and long lasting products, investing in a top of the range model that I know will last for years is a good decision.
Choosing a Zojirushi rice cooker displays a commitment to getting the best product for you and your family. You can save money by selecting a cheaper machine but the quality of the rice that you are able to make will vary as well. Investing in a Japanese made product does cost more initially but these products are designed to last for years. The only reason that I replaced my Zojirushi machines was that I wanted to get a newer model. It was not that my existing machine had broken.