Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 vs NS-ZCC18

After doing an in-depth review of Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 and Zojirushi NS-ZCC18 respectively, it has dawned on me that people may be wondering what the major differences are between the two rice cookers. Great question! Not that much significant differences in terms of what is inside of the rice cooker.The differences are more cosmetic in nature.

Different Capacities

Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 is a 5.5 cup (uncooked rice) vs.NS-ZCC18 a 10-cup rice cooker. So the latter almost doubles the size of the former. As you may know, cooked rice is twice as much as the uncooked one. For a mid-sized family, the NS-ZCC10 would be great to feed 4 to 6 people whereas the NS-ZCC18 is ideal for a bigger family of 6-8 people. One caveat is that your family members are just average eaters. None of them will gobble up the entire pot in one sitting.

zojirushi ns-zcc10 vs ns-zcc18

zojirushi ns-zcc10 vs ns-zcc18

Different Dimensions

The second difference is in the dimensions. NS-ZCC10 is measured as 10-1/8 x 13 x 8 1/8 whereas NS-ZCC18 as 11-1/8 x 14-1/4 x 9-1/2. Here is an image to give you a visual contrast.

Different Power Consumptions

The third difference is in the power consumption. The 5.5 cup rice cooker consumes approximately 680 watts of electricity per cooking hour. On the other hand, the 10-cup rice cooker consumers 1,000 watts, not quite double of the smaller rice cooker.

Difference in Price

Last, but not the least is the price difference. The NS-ZCC10 5.5 cup rice cooker is about $10 cheaper than the NS-ZCC18 10-cup one at the the time of this review. In the grand scheme of the things, the difference is marginal at best considering that you are going to benefit from the rice cooker for many years to come.

For your convenience, I am attaching a side-by-side comparison table for your quick review.

FeatureZojirushi NS-ZCC10 5.5 Cup Rice CookerZojirushi NS-ZCC18 10 Cup Rice Cooker
Capacity (uncooked rice)5.5 cup10 cup
Heating TechnologyNeuro Fuzzy LogicNeuro Fuzzy Logic
Micro Computerized Chipyesyes
Inner Panspherical, non-stick panspherical, non-stick pan
Slow Cookernono
Steamernono
Keep Warm (hours)12 hours12 hours
Extended Keep Warmyesyes
Reheat Cycleyesyes
LCD Displaycolor LCD displaycolor LCD display
Timerset in 24 hour military modeset in 24 hour military mode
Menu Optionswhite rice, brown rice, mixed rice, sushi rice, sweet rice, rinse-free rice, porridge, quick cooking, regular, softer, harderwhite rice, brown rice, mixed rice, sushi rice, sweet rice, rinse-free rice, porridge, quick cooking, regular, softer, harder
Smart Memory to Store Menu Settingyesyes
Cordretractableretractable
Colorpremium whitepremium white
Dimensions (inches, W x D X H)10-1/8 x 13 x 8-1/811-1/8 x 14-1/4 x 9-1/2
Accessories2 measuring cups, a rice spatula, a rice spatula holder & recipes2 measuring cups, a rice spatula, a rice spatula holder & recipes
Convenienceexternal handle for carrying, detachable inner lid for easy cleaning, stay-cool side handles for the inner panexternal handle for carrying, detachable inner lid for easy cleaning, stay-cool side handles for the inner pan
User Manualyesyes
Power Supply120 AC; 60Hz120 AC; 60Hz
Power Consumption680 watts1,000 watts
Customer Rating4.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
# of Customer Reviews36371
PriceCheck Latest PriceCheck Latest Price
Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 vs NS-ZCC18

Final Thoughts

Zojirushi is THE name in the rice cooker space.You can’t really go wrong with either choice.The question is that which one you’d like to have. If I were you, I’d choose the NS-ZCC18 10-cup one for $10 bucks more. I would have more capacity for when I have company. Why not give yourself some flexibility?

But the ultimate decision is yours. If you are very much into conserving energy, maybe the smaller rice cooker will be a better option.

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