Comparison Review: NP-NVC10 and NP-HTC10

When you think of home appliances the first brand that comes to mind is Zojirushi. The company started operations in 1918 and is now an established manufacturer of home appliances. Known for making the best rice cookers, bread makers and coffee makers, Zojirushi products are well designed and convenient to use. 

Zojirushi NP-NVC10 and NP-HTC10 are two popular cookers in the Zojirushi range. Both make cooking high quality produce really easy by following the few simple steps of adding rice and water and then pressing the start button. The cookers are set and forget and will give you cooked rice in a short span of time. 

Similarities between the Zojirushi NP-NVC10 and NP-HTC10


Both the NP-NVC10 and NP-HTC10 have a capacity of up to 5.5 cups which is enough if you are single or have a small family. 

Integrated Heating Technology

Both models utilize the well regarded integrated heating technology which makes the cooking pan the main source of heat thus ensuring uniformity of heat and a quick response time. This produces a superior quality of rice. 

Non-stick Interior

If you would like to save time while cleaning up after cooking you will be happy to know that both these machines have a non-stick interior which will result in healthier rice besides saving time while cleaning.  

Spherical Non-stick Pan

The spherical pan in both models have a non-stick coating which makes it easy to clean because rice does not tend to stick to the sides of the pan. This saves time as cleaning a utensil in which rice was cooked can be tiresome if it does not have a non-stick coating inside it.

Detachable Inner Lid

The inner lid can be taken out which makes it much easier to clean and dry it before putting it back for use in the cooker. 

Warming Features & Aspects

In both the NP-NVC10 and NP-HTC10 you can switch to extended keep-warm mode to keep the rice fresh for 24 hours in case you want to serve it beyond a period 12 hours in the keep warm mode. 

Color LCD with Clock & Timer

Both the NP-NVC10 and NP-HTC10 have a bright and colored LCD display with a clock, and a timer with 2 settings that it remembers until it is changed. The timer has an option for a low or high melody or can be changed to a beep as per your choice.

Rice-Cooking Settings

The NP-NVC10 and NP-HTC10 can cook regular, soft and hard white, mixed, sushi, porridge sweet, brown, rinse-free and GABA rice. It also has a quick cooking mode if you want rice in a short time span of 35-45 minutes. 


Accessories include a spatula and a spatula holder, and a rice-measuring cup. These accessories are available with all Zojirushi cookers. 

What's the Difference Between the NP-HTC10 and NP-NVC10?

Features of the NP-HTC10 

The NP-HTC10 is a 5.5-cup cooker and warmer that uses induction heating technology producing the highest quality of rice. It measures 14-3/16 by 9-7/8 by 7-7/8 inches and makes various types of rice  (as stated above). It can keep rice warm for 12 hours and beyond using the extended warm setting. It has spherical inner pan with non-stick coating and a detachable inner lid.

Improvements in the NP-NVC10 

The NP-NVC10 is 15.4 x 10.1 x 8.6 inches in dimension and retains all the useful feature of the NP-HTC10. Some improvements include a reheating cycle for heating leftover rice and a platinum infused non-stick coating that alkalizes water making it easy for it to absorb rice. Besides you can cook umami rice with it too. The scorch feature gives rice a crispy texture and a steam-reduce feature reduces steam by 50%. 

How to Cook with a Zojirushi

When you want to cook rice with a Zojirushi, follow these simple steps. First take the cup that is provided in the package and measure the rice. Use a chopstick to level the rice off so that you can check for the correct quantity of water to be poured according to the markings inside the pan. Wash with cold water and take out the rice. Put the rice and add water into the pan and close the lid. Choose the appropriate setting and press start. When the rice is cooked open the rice spatula to fluff and serve the hot rice.  Cleaning is easy as the pan has a non-stick coating and the inner lid is removable. 

Conclusion: Which Model is Best - Should I Buy a NP-NVC10 or a NP-HTC10?

The NP-NVC10 and NP-HTC10 are excellent cookers using integrated heating technology, giving you the best quality of rice that is possible. If it comes to choosing between the two you can go for the NP-NVC10 which boasts of additional features and has a reheating mode which can heat leftover rice. At the prices at which they are available you cannot go wrong with either of the two. 

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