Zojirushi NL-AAC18 10-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer The NL-AAC18 Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer uses advanced micro computerized fuzzy logic technology for perfect rice every time. Not only does it cook flawless rice but it also comes with a steaming basket to double as a steamer. This 10-cup rice cooker and warmer makes 20 cups of cooked rice and includes a variety of cooking functions including white rice/sushi, mixed rice, porridge, sweet, brown, steam, and quick cooking. This unit uses a black thick inner cooking pan that provides even heating for better cooking and has an interchangeable melody and beep signal to indicate when the cooking cycle has ended. Other highlights include a detachable and washable inner lid, an easy-to-read LCD control panel, and automatic keep warm, extended keep warm and reheating cycle, delay timer with two settings and also a detachable power cord for easy storage. The plastic body is dent resistant and easy to clean. Accessories include a spatula, a spatula holder, and a rice-measuring cup. The 820 watts rice cooker and warmer measures 11-7/8 by 15-3/4 by 10 inches. NL-AAC18 Product Features Advanced Micro computerized Fuzzy Logic technology Doubles as a steamer with its versatile steam setting Healthy brown rice setting Automatic keep warm, extended keep warm and reheating cycles Interchangeable melody and beep signal Delay timer (2 settings) Menu Settings include: white/sushi, mixed, porridge, sweet, brown, steam, and quick cooking Easy-to-read LCD control panel with Clock and Timer functions Includes steaming basket accessory to steam foods Detachable and washable inner lid cETLus listed Make every rice type imaginable with a Zojirushi Rice Cooker Brown Rice This is a menu setting designed to cook delicious brown rice. In order to cook hard rice bran and the rice inside, preheating time is extended for better absorption of water, and is cooked at a lower temperature to allow the rice to cook longer without becoming mushy. Sushi Rice Because sushi rice will be processed after it's cooked, it's easier to handle when it is a little firmer. This menu setting is very similar to regular white rice, but uses less water (adjusted by the water fill lines) for a firm finish. Mixed Mixed rice is rice cooked with additional ingredients and seasonings. This setting extends preheating for better absorption of seasoning. Also, the cooking temperature is slightly lower than regular white rice, to avoid ingredients from boiling over. Porridge Instead of cooking rice in larger amounts of water and risk making it sloppy, use the porridge setting to cook fluffy porridge. Cooking temperature is slightly lower than regular white rice, to be cooked longer for soft texture. Steam Steam your favorite foods. Steaming function can be lengthened or shortened by adjusting time setting. MICOM (Microcomputer) Technology Aided by microcomputer technology, this category of rice cooker takes having rice on your menu from “occasional” to “serious”. Basically, the microchip does all the thinking for you, as far as adjusting cooking times and temperatures according to the type of rice you are cooking, and timing the pre-soaking of the raw grains and the final “wait” period during steaming. MICOM allows the cooker to have multiple functions on its menu, making it a necessity for any avid rice fan who wants to incorporate rice into her daily diet. How it Works Conventional rice cookers simply turn on and off in reaction to temperature. The “fuzzy logic” of MICOM fine tunes this adjustment to adapt to various rice types, such as white, brown, sweet or porridge, which all has different cooking requirements. The trigger to everything is the thermal sensor, a small round button at the bottom of the inner body of the cooker. As the inner pan’s weight rests on it and activates the sensor, it starts the cooking process and keeps an eye on the temperature and time. Key Features: Easy-to-read LCD control panel with clock and timer features Black thick inner cooking pan provides even heating for better cooker. BPA Free Steaming basket Convenient detachable inner lid for easy cleaning. Accessories include rice measuring cup, nonstick rice spatula and spatula holder.