Zojirushi Rice Cooker Review

December 14, 2020

I am very particular about what lives on my countertops. I’m not a minimalist but I hate clutter, raise your hand if you agree! That being said, I have fallen for the Zojirushi Rice Cooker. It has earned a spot, it’s so easy to set it and forget it. We have grain bowls on a weekly basis so this has quickly risen in the ranks of my favorite kitchen tools of 2020.


Product: Zojirushi NHS-06 3-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker
Retail Price: $49.83


When we brought home Penny, our newborn, this spring I started making more and more grain based bowls for my family. I’ve owned this for several years but really put it to the test this spring. I wanted an easier way to cook grains without using my stovetop, one less thing I didn’t have to keep an eye on.


I use my Zojirushi Rice Cooker for nearly all grains. I use it so often it’s nearly earned a permanent spot on my kitchen counter. My favorite grain bowl lately has been the Apple Cheddar Grain Bowl.


  • Glass: Even though you can press it and forget it, I still like that the glass lid allows you to take a peek at what’s going on.
  • Nonstick: If you’ve ever made grains in a pot that doesn’t have nonstick you know how important this is.
  • Temperature : There is a stay warm feature that comes in handy for busy nights.


  • Appliance Fatigue: If in the last year you’ve purchased an air fryer and an Instant Pot you might not be looking for another appliance. I will say this tool has been a huge meal prep time saver for me and I think it’s worth the purchase.

Final Thoughts

This is the ultimate “prep and forget” kitchen tool. The fact that it really only requires the push of a button to cook rice and grains properly is a gift to all home cooks. 

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