Sanyo ECJ-HC55S 5-1/2-Cup Micro-Computerized Rice Cooker and Slow Cooker, White

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Product Description

Separate Inner Pots and Inner Lids for Rice and Slow Cooking Titanium-Coated Extra-Thick (3mm) Non-Stick Rice Cooking Inner Pot with Round Bottom for Maximum Heat Distribution and Optimum Cooking Multi-Menu Selections. Ideal for White Mixed Rinse-Free Brown Haiga and Sushi Rice Quick Cooking Slow Cooking Steaming and Tofu . High & Low Slow Cook Temperature Settings with 12-Hour Programmability . LCD Clock & 24-Hour Preset Timer Allows for Cooking Completion at a Desired Time . Keep-Warm Function Keeps Rice Warm and Delicious After Cooking . Tofu Function and Container for Preparing Nutritious Soft Tofu Ever Time . Steaming Function with Uniqe Tray for Preparing Healthy Steamed Foods . Retractable Cord . Measuring Cup Spatula Tofu Container Steaming Tray and Multi-Language Instruction Manual Included

  • Micro-computerized 5-1/2-cup rice cooker and slow cooker
  • Steaming function with programmable timer; slow cook up to 12 hours
  • LCD clock; keep-warm function; carrying handle for easy transport
  • Includes tofu container, steaming tray, measuring cup, spatula, and recipes
  • Measures approximately 13 by 10 by 8 inches

Customer Reviews:

  • Sanyo rice Cooker ECJ-HC55S (5 cup)
    I purchased the 10 cup version of this cooker for my house. It replaced a 25 dollar rice cooker. Boy-what a difference! I liked my cooker so much I purchased two of these 5 cup cookers for birthday presents.

    I highly recommend this cooker based of feedback from the people who received it as a gift. The 10 cup cooker I have is overkill unless you have a very large family. It cooks brown rice perfectly every time. I feed both my dogs brown rice everyday. Brown rice is a nice supplement to their regular food.

    As a steamer, it works well too. It is well worth the price. ...more info
  • Nearly Perfect
    I will be frank: I love this rice cooker! Okay, that's out of the way. On to the actual review.

    --Cooks perfect rice every single time. This presupposes that one follows the instructions. The cooker comes with a rice measure. Use it. Water to the appropriate line for the rice/grain of choice.
    --Cooks brown rice beautifully. Again, use the rice measure and water to the appropriate line for brown rice.
    --Cooks steel-cut oats beautifully. I use the slow cooker. 1 cup oats, 3.5 cups water, pinch or two salt. Cook for 1.5 hours. Add dried fruit and .5 cup water if needed (it usually does) and cook for another 15 to 30 minutes. I cook my oats at night for the week ahead so that I can haul it to work. 1 cup serving reheated for 2 minutes. I then add a touch (about 1/4 cup) soy or almond milk. Sweeten to taste.
    --Cooks lentils and split peas easily in about 6 to 7 hours on low. Yes, the slow cooker will then sit on warm just like the rice.
    --Easy as pie clean-up. I do recommend a gentle scrubbing. Be careful of your "scrubbie" as you don't want to scratch up that lovely titanium coating.

    --Slow cooker cannot be set to start at a specific time. With plenty of "sauce," it can sit on warmer for a good deal of time. Just like rice.
    --Has a large counter-top foot print. I leave my cooker plugged in at all times. I am hoping on avoiding the battery replacement issue mentioned in other reviews.

    I have not cooked "regular" beans in this pot yet so I cannot speak to how those will turn out. If you are interested, watch this space for an edit later on after I have cooked beans.

    And there you have it. I recommend that you place the cooker in your shopping cart and watch for the price to drop. The price seems to very, very flexible. I bought mine for about $90 but saw it go from $90 to $135 and then inch its way back down in the 2 months that I was trying to make up my mind which cooker to purchase. ...more info
  • Outstanding, Except I Broke a Necessary Part
    I am absolutely LOVING this rice cooker!

    HOWEVER, when I began taking out the various parts and accessories, I dropped the strainer. Alas, one of the "feet" on it broke off immediately. I'm really disappointed, because I wanted very much to use that particular feature regularly.

    Otherwise, every type of rice I've made comes up either perfectly or near-perfectly (the adverts state all the types of rice, but the machine itself doesn't include all those rices in the cooking choices)....more info
  • Terrific little rice cooker (the 5.5 cup model)
    Ordered to replace an older, mechanical timer cooker. What a difference, especially for brown and sweet rices that seem to benefit from the computerized timer. Also does a great job with eggs (hard boiled in the steamer tray, complete with little egg 'notches') and for steaming vegetables....more info
  • Great Versatile Cooker with One Annoying Problem
    After using our Zojirushi rice cooker for more than a decade, it's starting to act its age, so I got this cooker when it showed up one day on "Today's Deals" for half the price.

    When I first got it, I thought I had made a mistake because it looked so small compared to our old 5.5 cup Zojirushi cooker. To my surprise, though, it actually accommodated more rice cooking room -- and perfectly every time. I loved everything about this little beauty -- small yet plenty and versatile in usage. I also love the fact that it came with two titanium bowls, two inner lids and detachable steam vent, along with other useful items for tofu cooking and steaming. So why only 3 stars?

    I didn't notice this at the beginning, but increasingly with each use, the cover has been giving me hard time by refusing to close nicely. Without the inner lid, it simply refuses to close at all. In order to clean the inner lid, I'd then have to get the other lid or leave the cooker open while I clean it. Even with the inner lid perfectly fitted inside, the cover refuses to close to my growing frustration. I have to press the cover down about three times on average before it finally closes. I inspected very carefully between the cover and the inner lid to make sure nothing's getting in the way. Everything looks good, but the cover doesn't close easily. I don't get it. Since none of the reviewers of this cooker has reported this problem, I guess it's an isolated case. If the problem continues, I'll just have to return it and get something else. ...more info
  • perfect for me
    the rice comes out perfect each time but steaming tray is a little bit to low and food ends up boiling....more info
  • when it works, it's great
    My old, standard, one-button rice cooker seems so primitive compared to this device. I've used it to cook white and brown rice, slow cook, and steam. The rice comes out properly cooked, and truly tastes better than with my older cooker. I presume the other space age rice cookers (e.g. made by Tiger, Zori) make great rice as well, but I've never compared.

    Two bowls are provided; they are heavy and high quality, and zero rice sticks them, making clean up super easy. Steaming is also a snap (although everything has to fit in the unit, so size might be a limitation).

    For some reason, on two occasions, the rice cooker malfunctioned-- didn't heat up to temperature and rice stayed uncooked. The past few times it has worked fine. So, the verdict is still out if this is as reliable as the trusty one-button cooker....more info
  • I like this better than Tiger, Zojirushi, Panasonic
    Over the past 30 years, I have used Tiger, Zojirushi, Panasonic and other brand rice cookers and after a few months of using the Sanyo, I like this one better than my prior rice cookers - the price ($100 range) is also very reasonable.

    I have made rice (Jasmine, Basmati, Korean, Japanese (sushi), brown) and they all came out just right - evenly cooked from top to bottom, side to side. Obviously, you have to know how much water to put in - follow the instructions and then add more or less water to suit your preference.

    Yes, you can also make soups, boil eggs, and do many other stuff with it but I use the rice cooker primarily to ... cook rice! I made soups with this once and it was okay - kind of reminds me of those old Crock pots. I like to make my soups fresh and add the ingredients at different times so I don't think I'll be using it to make soups. As for eggs, I tried it once and the eggs turned out fine. But I have a microwavable egg cooker which does just as good a job .. but faster.

    It does not really have a negative but I would recommend that you make only enough for 1 meal (5.5 cups or less is right for a family of 4-6). It has a nice warming feature and can keep it warm for you for 1 day. After that, your rice will get dry and won't taste good. So make just enough rice for the meal. If you are like me and think it's wasteful to throw away rice when you have some left over, then the best thing to do is store it, fridgerate it and microwave it - won't be as good as fresh cooked rice but it's better than dried out rice.

    It's easy to wash and once done, I retract the chord and put it back on its shelf to free up counter space. ...more info
  • Excellent Quality- Sanyo ECJ-HC55@- 5-1/2c fuzzy logic
    I used this rice cooker 3 times this week, with 3 different types of rice to experiment with the rice cooker. The fuzzy logic is an amazing feature. It takes the worry out of burning and overcooking rice. Tonight I made a shrimp & rice creole. I added the brown rice and water to the waterline in the pot. I then added fresh mushrooms, giant shrimp, oil and spices on top of it and mixed it up. Put it on the steam "brown rice" setting and in approx 45 minutes had an amazing meal. All elements were perfectly cooked and not overdone. Pretty amazing cooker!! It's also very easy to clean, and I love the titanium bowls that come with it. I rate it A++++...more info
  • Your last rice cooker
    Replacing an aging rice cooker, I looked at everything I could. This was the heavyweight champion. The heavy-gauge bowls -two of them- and the well designed, secure detachable inner lids show the quality of this device. Those were the features that sold me, and I was not disappointed. (Also has a neato self-swallowing cord!) It makes PERFECT rice of many types (yes I've already tried many types in it), keeps it warm (or not, turned off) for a very long time with little if any loss of quality. I haven't had a problem with the time it takes as some reports have; the effortless perfect product more than compensates for any slight additional time.
    Easy to use, easy to clean, easy to store, works amazingly well, durable, not ugly. Comes with a double bowl. Does it work better than a loose-lid cooker, or a cheaper fuzzy-logic cooker? You bet. ...more info
  • Great and versatile cooker
    I replaced my old rice cooker with this unit, thinking I could cook better rice plus other foods. I am impressed with the cooking performance and ease of use. I eat brown rice and it is not only easy to make, but I time it to be ready when I get home from work. The rice turns out wonderful. I mix up different dishes and use the slow cook pot on some days to make chicken stew or noodle soup. Great idea to include both pots. High quality and nice looking. I keep it on my counter....more info


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