Comparison Review: NS-WAC10 and NS-ZCC10

Zojirushi started with manufacturing in 1918 and makes a wide range of home appliances. The Zojirushi product line extends to rice cookers and various other appliances. Their equipment is well designed and are known to be convenient and easy to use.

The Zojirushi NS-WAC10 and NS-ZCC10 are two of the most popular rice cookers in the entire range of appliances. Cooking rice with these cookers is as easy as putting in the rice with water and pressing a button and having hot cooked rice ready within minutes. 

Similarities Between the Zojirushi NS-WAC10 and NS-ZCC10


If you are single or have a family you will have a sufficient quantity of rice with the cookers having a capacity of up to 5.5 or 10 cups.

Fuzzy Logic Technology

The latest and unique Fuzzy Logic Technology has been included in these cookers creating cooked rice of the highest quality.

Warming features

Both the NS-WAC10 and NS-ZCC10 have an automatic keep-warm button which will keep rice warm for 12 hours. -- an extended keep-warm mode can keep the food fresh for 24 hours. 

Zojirushi NS-WAC10 Cooker (1 Liter)

Non-stick interior

Rice sticking inside the pan can cause a waste of time cleaning up, but not with the NS-WAC10 and NS-ZCC10 both of which have a non-stick interior which will also result in healthier produce. 

Rice-Cooking Settings

A variety of settings for cooking rice make it very easy for you to cook the rice-type you would like to serve and includes: mixed, sushi, porridge, sweet and brown rice.  Both cookers also have rinse free setting which makes it easy to cook rice faster.

Detachable Inner Lid

The inner lid can be taken out making it easy to clean it before putting it back for use in the cooker. 


Both models have a clock and delayed timer with 2 settings which can be set with the help of buttons on the front panel.

Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 Cooker (1 Liter)

Melody Sound

A nice melody sound will inform you when the cooking starts and when the reheating is over. The sound can be set to low or high and can even be changed to a beep. 

Quick Cooking

If you are short of time and would like your rice cooked fast you can use the quick cooking mode and you will get cooked rice in 35 to 45 minutes. 


Both cookers come with a spatula with a holder and 2 cup sizes, one for regular rice and one for rinse free rice. 

What's the Difference Between the NS-WAC10 and NS-ZCC10?

Features of the NS-WAC10

The NS-WAC10 has the latest fuzzy logic technology built into it. The LCD display is bright and easy to read for all settings and also shows the clock and an adjustable timer. The melody timer can be changed to a beep and has 2 settings. You can keep rice warm for extended periods with its different settings. While storing the cooker after use you can detach the cord and save space by keeping it separately.

Improvements in the NS-ZCC10

The NS-ZCC10 has most of the useful features of the NS-WAC10 and also has some useful additional features which are given below:

i) Spherical Pan - The biggest improvement in the NS-ZCC10 is the spherical inner cooking pan and heating system which distributes heat evenly through the rice.  

ii) Reheating - Another useful feature in the NS-ZCC10 is the reheat function with which you can reheat leftover rice. This reduces wastage of leftover rice and saves you money in the long run. 

iii) Colored LCD - The NS-ZCC10 has a colored LCD display which looks attractive and is bright and easy to read. 

iv) Settings - Additional settings on the NS-ZCC10 include regular, softer and harder settings. It also has an additional setting for semi brown rice.

v) Retractable Cord - Unlike the NS-WAC10 which has a detachable cord the NS-ZCC comes with a retractable cord making it convenient to store it after use.

How to Cook Rice with a Zojirushi

Cooking with the NS-WAC10 and NS-ZCC10 is easy. Measure the rice and level off using a chopstick. Wash the rice with water until the water becomes clear and then put the rice into the cooking pan and add water using the markings inside the pan for help. Shut the lid and select the setting that you want and push start. When the cooking is complete open the rice spatula, fluff and serve the hot rice. 

Conclusion: Which Model is Best - Should I Buy a NS-WAC10 or NS-ZCC10?

Both the NS-WAC10 and NS-ZCC10 cook excellent rice and are technologically advanced with fuzzy logic technology.  If it comes to choosing between the two you can pick the NS-ZCC10 as it has additional features including a spherical inner cooking pan which will distribute heat evenly and additional settings which will allow you to make rice of the highest quality.

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