Review: Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer

My family really loves rice but we were getting tired of eating white rice all of the time. I had purchased a few different rice cookers over the years and I quickly found out that it was not always possible to make different types of rice in each cooker. That is when I started researching some of the best cookers for multiple types of rice and I found the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT. It did not take me long to figure out just how easy it was to prepare several types of rice along with many other meals.

This rice cooker was perfect for my family as I began preparing different types of rice. It was possible to prepare brown rice, sweet and even mixed types of rice and it was always perfectly cooked. The measuring lines inside of the cooker were also unique and made it easy to ensure that all of the ingredients were perfect each and every time that rice was prepared. I felt confident that my meals would be tasty and healthy. The retractable power cord was also a nice feature and made storage very easy. These are just a few reasons why I would give this cooker a 5 out of 5 rating.


  • Does not take up much counter space
  • Different menu settings for the rice you are cooking
  • LCD control panel so it is easy to readZojirushi-NS-LAC05XT-Micom-3-Cup-Rice-Cooker-and-Warmer1
  • Inner lid can be removed and washed
  • Uses fuzzy logic technology


  • This model does not have a drain for the steam
  • Rather expensive for a rice cooker

Finding a rice cooker that could prove itself to my family has always been an challenge, until I found this cooker. This was the first cooker I had used that implemented the fuzzy logic technology and I can say now that I will never use another rice cooker without it. The rice tasted so much better when prepared in this cooker. The simple fact that the control panel was easy to read also made it possible for my children to help prepare meals from time to time as well. It was very simple and allowed all of us to spend time together. Another reason I gave this cooker a 5 out of 5 was the simple fact that other appliances I had purchased in the past would take up a great deal of counter space. That was not the case with this rice cooker. In fact, I can leave it out on my counter and it does not get in the way.

In the end, there are certainly other cookers out there that you can use. Many of them will be fine for the small family that occasionally eats rice. However, this cooker is going to create the best tasting rice and it is going to work in a simple manner. The fact that the lid can be removed and washed as needed also made it a great option. I would recommend this cooker for anyone that plans to make rice on a regular basis.

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