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Kumo YumCarb Fuzzy Logic Ceramic Rice Cooker Light Stainless Steel (YUM-EY10L)

Kumo YumCarb Fuzzy Logic Ceramic Rice Cooker Light Stainless Steel (YUM-EY10L)
Small footprint - Good 5.5 Cup Size
Kumo industrial look keeps the footprint small but has a great rice cooking capacity
Our Lowest Price Rice Cooker
With all our standard great features and even includes YumCarb!
Ex Tax: £49.17
  • Stock: In Stock
  • Model: YUM-EY10L

Easy to see features of Kumo by Yum Asia

  • Featured in The Telegraph Best Rice Cookers, 2020
  • 220-240V, 50Hz with 3 pin UK plug (non-detachable – adapter necessary for use in Europe)
  • 5.5 cup capacity of uncooked rice - enough for 1-5 people
  • Advanced fuzzy logic technology
  • White/long grain, short grain (for sushi) and brown rice settings
  • Unique ‘YumCarb’ setting for white and brown rice to reduce carb value of rice by up to 25%*
  • Useful multi-cooker features - steam, porridge, slow cook settings
  • Stylish industrial light stainless steel exterior with black lid and trim
  • High quality 5 layer 2mm thick Ninja ceramic coated inner bowl
  • 24 hours keep warm function and 24 hours timer feature
  • Korean designed 'Smart Button' control panel
  • Cool ice white crisp and bright LED display
  • 3D heating technology
  • Detachable outer steam cap and condensation collector for easy cleaning
  • Stainless steel steam basket, measuring cup, spatula and soup ladle included



What Makes Kumo Special

Kumo has a small footprint and stylish industrial look but is big on functionality -  it's ideal for smaller kitchens, individuals or couples. It might be a small footprint, but we have made sure that functionality is not affected and have packed Kumo full of useful rice cooker functions and useful add on multi functions. Our advanced fuzzy logic technology controls the temperature for the efficient and perfect cooking of many different types of can cook long grain, short grain (including sushi and glutinous rice), brown rice (short or long grain). Kumo doesn’t just cook perfect rice, it cooks other grains like quinoa, cous cous, millet and pearl barley perfectly too. The add on functions include porridge that can be used for rice porridge or oat porridge, slow cook and steam (stainless steel steam basket included). Kumo is unique in that it also has a special ‘YumCarb’ setting which when cooked in the stainless steel steaming basket, the rice has a lower carb value by up to 25%*.

Here at Yum Asia we are rice cooker experts and have worked with Japanese rice cooking technologies, learned exactly how they work and their best and most useful features. Kumo has been designed with a lot of rice cooking functions which you don't normally find on small models; with a small footprint and a stylish industrial design it will look perfect in any kitchen.

Based on lab testing, a reduction of 25% less carbohydrates was shown in white rice. Certified by Testing Institute of Product Quality Supervision, China


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Kumo’s Features And Functions

Kumo has multi-menu selections which uses Micom (micro-computerised) Fuzzy logic technology to control the temperature for the efficient cooking of many different types of rice including white rice, short grain and brown rice along with our unique YumCarb settings for rice up to 25% lower in carb value*.

Rice bowl

Kumo is designed to cook rice using 7 distinct phases to produce perfect rice every time and to carefully retain nutrients. These phases are Preheat, Absorb water, Heating, Boiling, Braising, Absorb water and then finally Keep warm (in this order). This phased cooking and adjustments in temperature are controlled using Kumo’s fuzzy logic processor and ensure perfectly cooked rice every time.

Unique to Yum Asia’s rice cookers is a 24 hours automatic keep warm - it keeps rice at an ideal serving temperature until it's ready to be served. There is a countdown indicator during the cooking cycle and when the rice is cooked a beep sounds and the cooker automatically shifts to keep warm mode (you may find after 15 hours rice dries out). For added convenience, there is a pre-set time function which can be set up to 24 hours in advance, so you can have delicious rice ready for when you come in from work or nice, steaming hot porridge waiting on a cold winter's morning.

Kumo is unique in that it has YumCarb settings for both white and brown rice. By cooking rice in the provided stainless steel steaming basket, the rice is cooked in a special way so that the sugars in the rice are not re-absorbed and results in the cooked rice being up to 25% lower in carb value*
Kumo has a Korean designed 'Smart Button' control panel with an easy to use ice white crisp and bright LED display. The buttons have been thoroughly tested for repeated pushing and to be hard wearing in even the most extreme kitchen conditions. With an added ‘off’ button Kumo is easy to turn on and off.
We have designed every aspect of Kumo with our customers in mind; we were tired of customers telling us that their rice cooker inner bowls would often disintegrate or become unstable. We designed the Ninja bowl to overcome these issues, it’s a hard-wearing, 5 layer inner bowl with a 2mm thick ceramic coating which is BPA-free and PTFE-free, with marks on the inner bowl for different rice types. The steam cap and condensation collector are removable for easy cleaning. 

Like other fuzzy logic rice cookers, Kumo has a heating element on the inside bottom of the unit, however, it also has a unique 3D heating technology as well. This means that the heat from the heating element is dispersed around the sides of the bowl and heat also comes from the lid to apply heat downwards into the inner bowl. This 3D heating technology ensures the even cooking of rice and other dishes.

With your Kumo you will receive a rice measuring cup for convenient rice measurements to cook just the amount of rice you need. You get a rice spatula with dimpled surface to help with rice service and a soup ladle. Uniquely on Kumo, a stainless steel steaming basket is included (with water markings for white and brown rice) which is used for cooking rice with a lower carb value and can also be used for steaming vegetables and other foods. Kumo has a non-detachable 3 pin UK power cord, however you can use a readily available adapter to fit your power socket.


How Does YUMCARB (Low Carb) And Advanced Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooking Work?

Kumo Low Carb YUMCARB Rice Cooker


Kumo uses advanced fuzzy logic to ensure rice is cooked perfectly every time. The graph above shows how the fuzzy logic processor adjusts the temperature using the weight and detecting the heat inside the bowl along with pre-programmed conditions to cook rice on a typical cooking cycle. Below is a more detailed explanation of this process.


Preheat – Panda starts to gently heat the rice and water in the inner bowl to start the cooking cycle; this is key to the release of sugars into the water from the rice grains.

Steam – The steaming part of the cooking cycle enables the rice to continue cooking while reabsorbing the sugars in the remaining water back into the rice whilst simulateously evaporating the remaining water. This part of the cooking cycle makes the rice taste sweeter.


Absorb Water – This phase of the cooking cycle slightly increases the cooking temperature so the rice can start absorbing the water.

Cool Down – This water balancing part of the cooking cycle ensures there is no remaining water left

Heating – The temperature is increased again to start heating the water and rice in the inner bowl to start the cooking process of the rice.

Keep Warm and Steam – The final part of the cooking cycle is to hold steady at the perfect temperature to continue to steam the rice. This ensures the rice is perfectly cooked, fluffy and delicious

Boiling – Panda rapidly increases the temperature to 100˚C, boiling point to evaporate the majority of the water from the inner bowl and to cook the rice part way.



Panda has a ceramic coated ‘ninja-hard’ inner bowl, 2mm thick with a special 5 layer composition and BPA and PTFE free, you can be confident your inner bowl is hard-wearing, durable and healthy


Ninja Bowl Sakura

Product Specifications
Capacity 5½ cup capacity of uncooked rice (0.09 - 1.00 litres) enough for 1-5 people
Design Attractive stainless steel/black trim
Power 220-240v, 50hz with 3 pin UK plug, 500W
'YumCarb' cooking time Takes around 35-40 minutes to cook perfect white rice on the 'YumCarb' feature (60-66 min for brown)
Accessories Stainless steel steaming basket, measuring cup, non-stick spatula, soup ladle, manual in English with recipes included
White rice cooking time Takes between 35-40 minutes to cook perfect white rice
Brown rice cooking time Takes 60-66 minutes to cook perfect brown rice
Short grain rice cooking time Takes around 37-40 minutes to cook perfect short grainwhite rice on the 'short grain' feature
Dimensions (L x W x D) 25cm x 25cm x 24cm
Multi-cooker features
Steam timings Adjustable cooking time of 5-90 minutes. See manual for specific food timings
Porridge cooking time Adjustable cooking time of 1-3 hours
Slow cook time Adjustable cooking time of 2-6 hours

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We often get asked questions about the products we sell, here is a selection of the questions which you may have about Kumo by Yum Asia.


What is Kumo by Yum Asia?

Kumo is the 4th in Yum Asia's range of rice cookers. Yum Asia has been the home of Zojirushi in the UK and Europe for over 10 years; we have worked with Japanese rice cooking technologies and learned exactly how they work and their best and most useful features. We realised that the cookers did not always fit into everyone’s budget. We also realised that whilst some models ticked all the boxes of what a customer wants from a rice cooker, sometimes certain models didn't tick all those boxes. We therefore spent many months thinking and designing a rice cooker with functions that were most appealing to people that love Asian food with the core emphasis being based around cooking great tasting rice along with features that small models usually do not have.


What voltage is Kumo and what plug is it supplied with?

Kumo is a 220-240v rice cooker and it is factory made for UK and European power. It is supplied with a 3-pin UK plug. If you live in Europe you will need to use an adapter plug.


What accessories are included with Kumo?

A measuring cup, spatula, soup ladle, stainless steel steaming basket and manual are included with this rice cooker.


I don't understand the capacity 

Kumo has two different types of capacity. It is a 1 litre, 5.5 cup rice cooker or 2 litres multi-cooker.

Let's take the first two capacities - 1 litre or 5.5 cup. Rice cooker capacities are always referred to in litres or cups. Kumo is a 1 litre capacity rice cooker and it can therefore cook 5.5 cups of uncooked white rice or 4 cups of uncooked brown rice - each cup is 180ml/g. So, if you want to cook 1 cup of white rice, that would be 180g or if you want to cook the full capacity of 5.5 cups, that would be 1kg of uncooked rice.

The third capacity of 2 litres refers to Kumo’s multi-cooking capacity. This means that the inner bowl can hold a maximum of 2 litres of liquid.


What types of rice can I cook in Kumo?

We designed Kumo to primarily be a rice cooker and it cooks different types of rice perfectly. Kumo has different options for cooking rice:

‘WHITE’ setting is for cooking long grain white rice (for example, basmati, jasmine or Thai fragrant rice)
‘SHORT GRAIN’ setting is for any type of white short grain rice like pearl or sushi rice and Thai sticky rice.
‘BROWN’ setting is for cooking long or short grain brown rice
‘YUMCARB’ setting (for white rice or brown rice) cooks rice with up to 25% lower carb value.


How does Kumo cook the rice, is it boiled?

No, Kumo does not simply boil the rice. As it is a micom fuzzy logic rice cooker, is designed to cook rice using 7 distinct phases to produce perfect rice every time and to carefully retain nutrients. These phases are Preheat, Absorb water, Heating, Boiling, Braising, Absorb water and then finally Keep warm (in this order). This phased cooking and adjustments in temperature are what produces perfect rice every time.


What add-on functions are there on Kumo and are they any good?

As well as being a fantastic rice cooker, we hand chose the add-on multi-cooker features of Panda ourselves based on customer feedback we have received over the last 10 years.

The add-on functions we chose are:

Porridge (for rice or oat porridge), Steam and Slow cook.

We have extensively tested each function with excellent results. You can cook soups, casseroles, whole joints of meat, delicious cakes, steam any kind of food and much more in Kumo with amazing results.


Where is Kumo made?

Kumo is manufactured in dedicated Chinese factories which also make premium brand rice cookers like Cuckoo, Cuchen and Tiger brands. Our factory conforms to the highest international standards and has comprehensive quality control and manufacturing procedures which we have had independently inspected.



Is it ok to cook a small amount of rice in this cooker?

Yes. There isn’t any problem cooking 1 cup of rice in this rice cooker, we made sure that Kumo can do this successfully – 1 cup of rice comes out as perfectly as when you cook the full 5.5 cup capacity of rice.


What is the maximum capacity for brown rice in Kumo?

You can only cook 4 cups of brown rice in a 5.5 cup capacity rice cooker. This is because brown rice absorbs water differently to white rice and expands differently during the cooking process.



Is the display in English and what language does the manual come in?

Yes. The display and menu is in English and the supplied manual is in English, German and French. To take a look at Kumo’s manual, it is available to download further up this page (under the ‘Add to Cart’ button).


Do you supply spare parts for this rice cooker?

Yes, we supply spare parts for Kumo. These spare parts are listed on our website.