Tiger rice cookers have been ever-present in almost every kitchen that likes to eat well-cooked rice. Especially the JNP series that brings simplicity and quality to your kitchen and the durability of a Made in Japan product. The Tiger JNP-S10U-HU looks just like any ordinary rice cooker, but the cooking results are far superior to any of its competitors. In this review, we will take a look at what makes the Tiger JNP-S10U-HU electric rice cooker so good and whether you should give it a shot or not.
Tiger JNP-S10U-HU Key Features
|Dimensions||9.8 x 10.8 x 10.3 inches|
|Available Colors||Urban Satin, White, Lovely Flower|
|Cooking Capacity||5.5 Cups|
|Material||Plastic, Stainless Steel|
|Accessories||Spatula, Rice Measuring Cup|
Tiger JNP-S10U-HU Design
The JNP-S10U-HU has a beautiful design. With a combination of plastic and stainless-steel body, the rice cooker is more durable and more stylish as well. If you are someone who worries about your kitchen’s outlook, the JNP-S10U-HU will certainly improve it. The THREE different color choices are a good thing to have as well; that way, you can choose the one that suits your kitchen decor.
Aside from style and durability, the plastic and stainless-steel combo brings an element of safety as well. The plastic housing stays cool-to-touch at all times. With the plastic lid handle, you can easily move it around to serve directly from the pot without any fear of burning your hands.
It is designed in such a way that it can cook enough food for your entire family but not take all the kitchen counter space available. The pot is big enough to cook almost 6 cups of rice at once, yet the overall footprint of the rice cooker is quite compact. You will be able to fit it in your cabinet as well.
Features and Functions
The main function of a rice cooker is to cook rice. Aside from that, everything is a bonus and should be welcome. The Tiger JNP-S10U-HU does have an extra function too. Aside from being able to cook all sorts of rice using numerous recipes, the Tiger rice cooker has the Keep Warm function as well. So, it will not only perfectly steam white rice for you, but it will also keep them warm and fresh until you are ready to eat.
According to Tiger, the rice cooker can keep your rice warm for up to 12 hours after cooking. The good thing is that you don’t have to do anything to switch it to Keep Warm mode. After cooking, the rice cooker will switch to the Keep Warm mode automatically until you turn it off. So, if you ever have to run some errand while cooking rice, you can do that in peace, knowing the rice will be warm and fresh no matter when you return. Just try and return within 12 hours.
It is also capable of steaming various foods, aside from rice. You can use it to steam vegetables, seafood, poultry, and much more. So, you can cook white rice and steam some chicken pieces for a complete and delicious dinner. The only problem is that you will have to buy a steaming tray separately as it doesn’t come with the rice cooker.
The functions list of the Tiger rice cooker ends here but not the features. The best feature is the minimal control system. All you have is a single switch that lets you choose whether you want to “cook” or “keep warm”. This makes it very easy to use for everyone. Since the body is plastic, even teenagers can use it without any fear. With features like a lid lock, automatic switch to keep warm, and the non-stick cooking pot, you get the perfect fill and forget the cooking experience.
Some other useful features include the built-in steam collector, which captures most of the steam to keep your kitchen fresh and odorless. A plastic spatula for easy serving directly from the rice cooker, and a rice measuring cup, to cook exactly how much rice you need. It’s not a smart rice cooker with tines of presets and versatile cooking methods, but it consistently cooks delicious rice and steams other foods as well, which is why we think it is definitely worth a shot.
All cooking accessories should be easy to clean because no one wants to spend a half-hour in the kitchen after dinner. Luckily, the Tiger JNP-S10U-HU is very easy to clean. The cooking pot is non-stick and very easy to remove because of the wide-mouth design. Similarly, the moisture collector is also removable for fast and easy cleanup. None of these components are dishwasher-safe, but they merely take 5-10 minutes to wipe clean just with water.
Tiger JNP rice cooker series is widely considered the best electric rice cookers by many. The primary reason is the ease of use, cooking results, and durability. Frankly, these three things are what you need from any cooking appliance. If you want a smart rice cooker with tones of features, you might not like this option. However, if your primary concern is getting deliciously cooked rice, there aren’t many better options than this one.