Want to cook your rice as good as the restaurant at home ? The job is done easily with Zojirushi MICOM Fuzzy logic premium rice cooker NS-YSQ 18. This large rice cooker work under standard 230V with a UK 3 pin plug. It has 10-cup uncooked rice capacity and is able to serve 1-10 persons in a meal.
It has a stainless steel exterior and modern design. The NS-YSQ18 features additional exclusive settings including thicker/thinner congee (porridge), Short grain rice, Slow cook (used for Cooking Soup), Premium Cook and GABA brown rice settings. The special designed Premium Rice cooking program cooks the rice longer to make it taste even better.
The rice cooker has an automatic keep-warm f unction which keeps rice at an ideal serving temperature until it’s ready to be served. You can delayed the rice serving time by 20 min. There is a countdown feature during the cooking cycle and when the rice is cooked a tune is played and the cooker automatically shifts to keep warm mode. It come with easy handling big LCD screen and detachable inner lid/Cap for 100% hygienic cleaning. The power cord is detachable.
The equivalent US model for this cooker is NS-YAC18 (not entirely the same, but close enough). Please see picture below for more information.
2 Uniques features of Rice Cooker NS-YSQ18:
1. Premium Taste (Umami) Setting:
Umami is a Japanese word for deliciousness, and is considered to be a fifth basic taste, alongside sweet, salty, sour and bitter. What does the Umami (or Premium) Setting do? By prolonging the soaking before cooking, the Umami Setting of the NS-YSQ gives the rice more time to release its internal sugars into the water. Once cooking begins, these dissolved sugars reattach themselves to the outer surface of the rice, making the rice taste sweeter when cooked. The Umami Setting also extends the steaming time at the end of the cooking cycle.
2. GABA rice menu:
The GABA Brown Rice setting offers an ingenious new method of cooking brown rice that can augment its renowned health benefits. The GABA Brown Rice setting “activates” brown rice by soaking it at 104°F for 2 hours before the actual cooking begins. Proper activation can boost the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an amino acid that occurs naturally in brown rice, to 150%. GABA is believed to help lower blood pressure, improve kidney function and relieve stress. The YSQ10/18 rice cooker is the only NON-IH rice cooker that offer this GABA rice menu. The other rice cookers that offers GABA rice menu are IH rice cooker models (i.e. Zojirushi NP-HBQ and Tiger JKH-G18S.
Instruction Manual: Zojirushi_NS-YSQ_manual
Smaller Capacity (5.5 cups) Model : NS-YSQ10