Great appliance utter crap manualI had a faithful Hitachi which died. Hitachi sell only a few selected appliances here so I purchased a Panasonic. The cooker itself is excellent but the manual is total garbage.
A rice cooker can be used for so much more than cooking rice but try and get some informationa about base timer settings and temperature gradients and it seems it is VERBOTAN!
Panasonic NZ and Panasonic Australia will not even reply to E-mails. A case of ''we gots ya monies now go away''.
I would like to purchase another liner but apparently that is impossible.
It gets a three because of the above. Show details
Above my expectationI cook rice every day. I previously owned a Tiger($300, the previous model of JAX-S18A, I forgot what it is. used for 10 years), Philips All in one pressure cooker HD2145/75 ($300, used it for 2 years).
Tiger: I don't like it. The rice is quite average. The top layer and the bottom layer rice are different, the top part is a bit dry, the middle layer is a bit sticky.
Philips: The quality is bad. After 2 years it broke. As a pressure cooker, the rice cooking function is excellent. The pressure will be automatically adjusted from 15-25kpa cou… Read more · 1ple of times during the cooking. This has the similarity of stirring. The rice is cooked through inside and outside, the rice looks bigger and tastes softer. some people will say overcook. This is the nature of the pressure cooker. It's ok to me. Panasonic: Best quality among three of the cookers. The rice is easy to separate each of them. The top layer and the bottom layer are almost identical. It doesn't have residue water around the inner pot and under the lid, which most of the rice cooker will have a small cup attached at the back of the cooker to catch it. The only bad thing is, it is really not smart. It doesn't remember the last cooking option. There are around 6-8 different rice option on the menu, you need to press 1 button many time to reach the specific rice option. Everytime I cook, I need to press 6 times to reach Jasmine. Three of the rice cooker have the same high-quality inner pot, which good at resists scratch. The tiger inner pot still strong after 10 years.
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