Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer: Is it worth the hype?

Are you tired of mushy and burnt rice? Are you looking for a small rice cooker which is big enough for three people but not too big? If yes, then keep on reading. 

Rice is a common dish that many people make in their houses. For many of you, it may be their favorite dish. So, naturally, you will want to eat fluffy, and fully cooked aromatic rice instead of mushy and wilted ones.

Most of you might be familiar with traditional rice cookers where you can cook and later heat the rice and the cooker automatically turns off when the rice is cooked. But you will also relate to the fact that those conventional cookers do not provide any guarantee that you are not going to eat mushy or burnt rice. This is because they do not provide multiple cooking options. 

 Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer is one such rice cooker that comes with multiple cooking options.

Keep reading for an honest review of the rice cooker that will help you make the right decision.


This small rice cooker can cook three cups of uncooked and 6 cups of perfectly cooked rice. Its various options include Porridge, White/Mixed rice, Sushi, Brown, and Quick Cooking. The cooker uses Fuzzy technology and has an inbuilt microcomputer technology, hence the name MICOM. It does not come with a steaming Basket for steaming fish. It is suited for making rice dishes instead of steaming different foods. 


Automatic warming option

It keeps the rice warm after cooking them with its automatic warming option, so you can keep the food hot for a long time. However, it can not be used for reheating the rice, for that you will have to use a microwave. 

Body and design

It has a steam outlet to release the steam so be careful while handling it. The cooker comes with a handle on both sides for carrying it without spilling anything. You can open the rice cooker by pressing a hook button. Do not open the cooker while it is cooking. 

The inner cooking pot is lined with a non-stick coating so keep the metal spatulas away from the cooker otherwise you may damage the coating. It distributes the heat evenly and can be cleaned without any hassle. 

The cooker is light with an approximate weight of 7 pounds. But the quality and built of the cooker are sturdy due to the stainless steel body. 

Multiple cooking settings

The cooker is a comfort to cook in because of the availability of multiple cooking options.  The digital settings are accompanied by an LCD with numbered controls so making changes in the setting is pretty easy and user friendly. 


Performance and efficiency

The Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer comes with a powerful 610-watt motor and works at a voltage of 120 volts which makes it one of the most efficient rice cookers in the market and justifies the hype. 


The rice cooker is accompanied by multiple accessories such as a measuring cup, non-stick spatula, and a holder to carry the spatula. All of them make cooking super easy and smooth. The capacity of the measuring cup is approximately 6 lbs or 180 mm.

Cooking time

The cooking time depends upon the type of rice and the amount of water. The quick cook function prepares the rice in about 35 min. The quality of cooked rice can be improved by accessing different settings from the menu.


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To sum it all up, it can be concluded that Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer is a good option for a rice cooker. The size and capacity make it ideal for small families and those who live in apartments and dormitories. It may seem to be a costly option but based on the features it provides, the price seems justifiable. 

The use of Fuzzy logic technology makes it an even more attractive option. The cooking time is also reasonable and varies according to rice type, food type, and amount of water being used. The cooker is easy to clean and comes with handy accessories to help you cook your best rice. 

The review has provided you with all the information you may need to purchase your next rice cooker. Choose wisely. 

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