Comparison Review: NS-TGC10 and NS-ZCC10

Zojirushi is a Japanese manufacturer of domestic appliances which makes exceptional rice cookers that are attractive as well as user friendly. An established company that started its operations as far back as 1918 it now has a range of rice cookers that are highly thought of by most rice eaters.

The Zojirushi NS-TGC10 and NS-ZCC10 in particular are two very well regarded cookers but here in this account we compare them specifically -- NS-TGC10 Vs NS-ZCC10 -- pointing out both their differences from one another (along with their similarities), to help you decide on which cooker is best for you.

Similarities Between the Zojirushi NS-TGC10 and NS-ZCC10

Warming features

In both the NS-TGC10 and NS-ZCC10 you can switch to the 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. In case you have any leftover in the cooker it is possible to use a useful feature called reheat cycle that will reheat the rice for helping.


Both models have a clock and timer that are clearly displayed in the front panel of the cooker. The timer has 2 settings that are fed into the memory of the cooker.

Retractable Cord

The NS-TGC10 and NS-ZCC10 have retractable cord which makes it very easy to store the cooker away after utilizing it. No need to store any parts separately after use or while travelling, especially useful for those who might be a bit forgetful (a good time & hassle saver basically). 

Zojirushi NS-TGC10 Cooker (1 Liter)

Melody Sound

You will hear a melody when the cooker has completed its job. This also plays when the reheating is over and when the cooking starts. In case you don't like melody sounds the sound can be set to low or high and can even be adjusted into a beep.

Fast Cooking

The quick cooking mode in both cookers may be used if you're short of time and would like your produce cooked quickly. Using this setting will get your cooked rice prepared in 35 to 45 minutes.

MICOM Fuzzy Logic

Both rice-cookers have been incorporated with the latest micro computerized (MICOM) fuzzy logic technology which will give you the best quality  possible. 

Rice-Cooking Settings

Both machines offer a variety of settings for cooking rice-making it easy for you to cook your favorite rice. The types of settings include mixed, sushi, porridge, sweet and brown rice. 


Both the NS-TGC10 and NS-ZCC10 have a capacity of up to 5.5 or 10 cups, good enough for a single person or a small family. 

Non-stick Interior

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

Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 Cooker (1 Liter)

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. 

What's the Difference Between the Zojirushi NS-TGC10 and NS-ZCC10?

Features of the NS-TGC10

The NS-TGC10 is a compact 5.5 cup cooker with MICOM technology. A variety of useful settings enable cooking different varieties and types of rice. A bright and clear LCD display makes it easy to choose your settings before cooking.  The package comes with a spatula along with a holder, and a measuring cup. 

Improvements in the NS-ZCC10

The NS-ZCC10 has most of the useful features of the NS-TGC10 and also has some useful additional features which are given below:

Spherical Cooking Pan - The NS-ZCC10 has a spherical inner cooking pan and heating system which helps in spreading the heat evenly through the rice in the cooker. It also has a handle which is specially handled to stay cool after cooking -- while lifting the inner pan out of the cooker so that you do not sense the heat.

Colored LCD - All Zojirushi cookers have a big and bright the LCD display. But the NSZCC10 has a colored LCD screen which seems to complement the cooker’s design and looks.

Added & Customizable Settings - The NS-ZCC10 has more settings for white rice including regular, softer and harder settings. This helps you customize the type of hardness you would like for your white rice. In addition, it features an added setting for semi brown rice. This makes it simple to obtain your rice faster as semi brown rice takes lesser time than you would get your brown rice to cook. It even has rinse free rice-setting for those that opt for rinse free rice that is a newer type of rice compared to traditional kinds.

Additional Accessories - The NS-ZCC10 also comes with a spatula with a holder but it offers 2 cup sizes instead of 1 in the TGC10 with one for regular rice and one for rinse free rice. 

How to Cook Rice with a Zojirushi Cooker

First measure the rice with the measuring cup and level off using a chopstick. Set the rice into the cooking pan and add water using the markings in the pan for assistance. Set the pan into the cooker and shut the lid. When the cooking is complete open the rice spatula to fluff and serve the rice.

Conclusion: Which Model is Best - Should I Buy a NS-TGC10 or NS-ZCC10?

Both the NS-TGC10 and NSZCC10 are good rice cookers which make outstanding cooked rice. If it comes to picking one of the two you can pick the NS-ZCC10 as it has a few more useful features and a spherical inner cooking pan which will disperse heat equally. At the competitive prices that both are available at, either one is a great buy. 

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