Zojirushi makes some damn fine rice cookers, and though it’s a more entry-level model in the brand’s lineup, this NS-LGC05XB should be enough for most casual home cooks. It will make three cups of rice at a time and has settings for long grain rice, brown rice and steel-cut oatmeal. It even features a microcomputer that can make human-like judgments and adjustments to cooking time and temperature based on imperfect conditions (this is known as fuzzy logic) to produce perfect rice every time. Normally, the NS-LGC05XB retails for $150, but right now Amazon has given the cooker its biggest markdown to date, so you can snag it right now for just under $100.
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