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Great Rice Cooker! Tiger JAX-T10U-K 5.5-Cup
May 5, 2016
Let me start by saying this is a great rice cooker. In the past I have always used and purchase cheaper rice cookers from Wal-Mart or somewhere and was hesitant to spend so much. My mom kept insisting it was worth it and I would have to agree. The rice turns out way better than my previous rice cooker which was some cheap model (Panasonic maybe). I didn't know what I was missing until I ate the rice produced from this cooker.
There are plenty of other reviews that go into the specifics about pro/cons but I will list some that influenced my decision.
+Made in Japan - this is subjective perception of quality.
+Adjustable Cooking Time- the Zojirushi model i was comparing didn't have a timer so this was a pro for me.
- Non-retractable power cord.
- Lithium Battery ( i didn't really consider this, but after reading the manual Tiger state the battery lasts approximately 5 years and they recommend an "authorized dealer" replace it for you. i expect this to last longer than 5 years and don't know what i'll do once the battery wears out since i don't know where to take it for a replacement. I'll probably try it myself first, but had i known beforehand i would have researched more options)
- No condensation collector. Every rice cooker i've ever seen or used always had a little collector for the water that condenses at the top of the lid, this one does not! when the rice is done cooking it's a little more moist than i'd like but as you let it sit on the keep warm setting it gets to the perfect point. there's also a little residual water that drip when you open the lid which is annoying. this missing collector may be by design, but just a little surprising to me.
All things considered, this is a great rice cooker and i would recommend it for those who need smaller quantities of rice.