This is a review for the Zojirushi NS-VGC05 rice cooker, which is one of the best rated rice cookers.


This rice cooker has a compact size, making it very easy to store or just leave out on the counter. Its dimensions are 10.9 x 7.9 x 8.8 inches and it weighs 9 pounds. It can cook a maximum of 3-cups (uncooked) rice. Easy on the eyes and called “adorable” by some, it’s made of stainless steel and beige/white in color. Its control panel is an easy-to-read LCD.


There are many great features like a non-stick interior, making it easy to clean. It also features clock and timer functions, making it easy to set and forget it. It also has an automatic keep warm feature, which is great to keep it hot and ready for you. For a touch of whimsy, it plays “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” to let you know your rice is done. Once it’s done, it also keeps track of how long it’s been since the rice finished cooking.

It also has many menu settings to give you different kinds of rice for various dishes. It has settings for white, sushi, sweet, mixed, and brown rice. It also has settings to make your rice harder or softer, depending on how you like it. The cooker also has quick cooking and porridge options. Included with purchase are a rice spatula, 2 measuring cups, and a recipe book which has – get this – a cheesecake recipe!


Overall, this seems to be an excellent electric rice cooker. It’s a bit pricey, but most customers don’t seem to mind, as the quality is there. It’s a long-lasting, effective rice cooker that has many satisfied customers, making it one of the top-rated cookers out there.