Reviews for TIGER JBV-A10U 5.5-Cup (Uncooked) Micom Rice Cooker with Food Steamer Basket, White
People say Tiger Corporation is really similar to Zojirushi.
I highly recommend this.
My Aroma 10 cup rice cooker finally died after serving me faithfully for 15 years. I knew I wanted to finally splurge and get a fancy Japanese rice cooker, because I'm middle age now and I deserve nice things, right? But the Zojirushi brand was just a bit steep for my frugal self, so I looked up tons of comparison reviews and this Tiger came in consistently as an A in the ratings. I'm so glad I bought this. I love it. I have not had a bad batch of rice in it at all. It doesn't say it has fuzzy logic, but I'm pretty sure it does, because I've varied the amount of water I use to make 3 cups a couple of times as a test, and the rice came out the same each time. In my old Aroma those would have resulted in either an undercooked batch, or a soggy batch. But in this rice cooker, it's perfect every single time. I have not yet tried the brown rice setting, or used the Tacook option. My family is a strictly white jasmine rice Asian family, and for that, this makes delicious, fluffy rice. This is probably one of my best purchases of 2019. I get happy when I cook rice. Who gets happy when they have to cook rice? I do, because this rice cooker just brings out the stupid simple joy out of me.
Better than our Zojirushi
I purchased this after our beloved Zojirushi rice cooker broke. I liked the Zojurushi but it didn’t seem to have a very long lifespan. So far, this rice cooker has been fantastic. We cook rice/quinoa several times a week and it cooks perfectly. The keep warm function works very well and doesn’t result in any crusting at the bottom (happened a lot with the Zojirushi) or over drying. One unexpecting huge bonus is the cooking plate, Synchro-cooking, feature. I did not think I would use it at all, because I typically find those types of features more trouble than they’re worth, but it is a really wonderful feature. I made donburi (chicken/egg dish) and it was so incredibly easy. It cooked simultaneously with the rice and both the meal and rice turned out great. The only downside is that it doesn’t make a ton, it was enough for just my husband and I, but still really great for a really quick, easy dinner. It’s also very easy to clean, the top, inside part where the steam comes out unscrews so you can clean that gummy build up. If you’re debating between this and the Zojirushi, get this one! I’ve liked it so much better, and if you’re new to Japanese rice cookers, they are a night and day difference from your typical rice cooker!
Great Cooking Book, Fluffy rice!
I’m Chinese and I knew Tiger is as famous as Zojirushi. I purchased it because it’s cheaper in the beginning. After using it for three times, I got to say this is the best choice I made on rice cooking. Rice either white or brown all cooked very fluffy, with moisture and nice. I can smell the brown rice while cooking which was so nice. Today I tired the Cooking Book came with the cooker and it tastes just like a Japanese restaurant outcome!!! I think I will continue trying out these recipes on the book.
Excellent for the price
I spent way too much time looking at various rice cookers from $450 Zojirushi to the cheapest of the cheap. I don't know what rice tastes like out of a $450 cooker, but I don't know that I am willing to spend the money to find out. This cooker makes perfect rice every time. Put in rice, put in water, push cook. Perfect! What more could you ask for? I also appreciate the little stand that the rice paddle comes with so your paddle will never touch anything but rice (stands straight up). For the price, I am pleased. I hope it holds up as the pot feels pretty thin and I'm guessing you can't get a replacement pot.
I think it is one of the best rice cooker with this price
I think it is one of the best rice cooker with this price. It's not as good as $300 Zojirushi ones, but 10 times better than $30 ones (and you see, the price is just twice more than the cheapest ones). I use rice cooker everyday, so I wanted a bit nicer one than cheap ones, but could not afford best ones, so I chose it. It is very simple to use, quiet, not too much steam, quick enough, and have everything you need to start (scoop, measure sup, scoop stand, and even a cook book). It cooks rice just perfectly, not too soft, not too hard. Brown rice was also cooked perfectly, and as it has separate water line for brown rice and button, you don't need to think anything. Just follow them. I cannot wait cooking other things with this, and try synchro-cooking feature. It would save a lot of my time. No timer, but it is not a big problem for me, as I always like to have fresh one, and freeze some in case I need it immediately. It is a bit too big to have in a college dorm, but this is the only down side I can find so far. I love it, and no complain as long as it stay for a few years.
Really awesome rice cooker!
We have been using this rice cooker for 1.5years. We use it a lot (Japanese-American household) and are quite pleased with it. I really appreciated the low price. Our previous rice cooker, zojirushi brand, was a $200-300 rice cooker. This $70 rice cooker cooks rice as well as the Zojis imo. I also appreciated the synchro and slow cook options. The slow cook option has yet to be used... but the synchro cook works okay. I say just “okay” because the veggies in synchro cook tend to get over cooked, if you leave them in until the rice is done. Lastly, the other feature I appreciated about the rice cooker is the retractable cord. Our old rice cooker did not have that. The only complaint I have is about the paddle stand. I wish it were attached to the side of the cooker. If I could change that, this rice cooker would be perfect!
It's cheap, it looks humble, and it has everything you need.
To be straight, this cooker is THE cheapest Japanese Micom-controlled rice cooker you can get, yet it also has a perfectly working steaming/slow-cooking function, and can make Great Value rice tastes acceptable, which is really something in my book. Granted, it looks cheaper than that 8-button Aroma cooker your college friend had, and that thing costed like $30, so you won't be impressing anyone at first glance. However, its steaming function works wonders against things like chicken cubes, onion, and lạp xưởng (a kind of Asian sausage), and it can hold up perfectly well against a $110+ Zojirushi rice cooker my friend had in terms of cooking rice, and THAT one didn't have a steaming function. Honestly, I would upgrade to a JKT-S18U (an induction cooker/steamer also by Tiger) the first chance I get, but this little budget cooker has held up perfectly well as my primary rice cooker and steamer, and I can recommend it to anyone without hesitation.
Great and trusted brand; good price for what you get.
Great rice cooker for the price. If you want really yummy rice every time, do not go with the cheapo rice cookers -- Tiger or Zojirushi are the brands to get. This one is a low-end Tiger, but it still makes marvelous rice. It has brown and white settings, and apparently it can be used to steam other foods at the same time as you are cooking your rice, but no one I know has ever tried that. This rice cooker can keep rice warm for days, but I'd recommend that after 48-60 hours, you stop using the "keep warm" feature and just refrigerate what's left. Bought this exact rice cooker for the in-laws several months ago; bought a second one recently for the in-laws to give as a wedding present!