Panda Mini Fuzzy Logic Ceramic Rice Cooker (YUM-EN06)
- 220-240v, 50hz with 3 pin UK plug (add 2 pin EU plug for £2.50)
- 3.5 cup capacity of uncooked rice - enough for 1-3 people
- Advanced fuzzy logic technology
- White/long grain, short grain (for sushi) and brown rice settings
- Useful multi-cooker features - steam, porridge, slow cook, cake baking settings
- 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 inner lid, outer steam cap and condensation collector for easy cleaning
- Steam basket, measuring cup, spatula and soup ladle included
- Detachable power cord
What Makes Panda Special
Panda has a small footprint but is big on functionality - it's ideal for smaller kitchens, individuals or couples. It might be cute, but we have made sure that functionality is not affected and have packed Panda 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 rice...you can cook long grain, short grain (including sushi and glutinous rice), brown rice (short or long grain). Sakura 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, steam (steam basket included) and cake baking.
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. Panda has been designed with a lot of rice cooking functions which you don't normally find on small models and is our entry level rice cooker giving amazing value in a cute exterior but packing a punch with features.
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Panda’s Features And Functions
Panda 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 long grain, short grain and brown rice and a quick cook option if you want the rice cooked a little faster.
Panda 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 Panda’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. 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.
|Panda 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.|
|We have designed every aspect of Sakura 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 easy-lift handles. The inner lid, steam cap and condensation collector are all removable for easy cleaning.|
Like other fuzzy logic rice cookers, Panda 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 ensure the even cooking of rice and other dishes.
|With your Panda 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 a rice cooker this size, a steaming basket is included which is perfect for steaming vegetables and other foods. We also provide a 3 pin UK power cord, however this can be easily swapped out (plug and use) with a corresponding power cord for your country or you can use a readily available adapter to fit your power socket.|
|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|
What Are The Cooking Phases Using Advanced Fuzzy Logic?
|Panda 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.
Absorb Water – This phase of the cooking cycle slightly increases the cooking temperature so the rice can start absorbing the water.
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.
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.
|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|
|Cool Down – This water balancing part of the cooking cycle ensures there is no remaining water left|
|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|
|Capacity||3.5-cup capacity of uncooked rice (0.17 - 0.6 litres) enough for 1-3 people|
|Design||Attractive white and grey - Japanese styling|
|Power||220-240v, 50hz with 3 pin UK plug, 350W|
|Accessories||Steaming basket, measuring cup, non-stick spatula, soup ladle, manual in English with recipes included|
|White rice cooking time||Takes between 30-40 minutes to cook perfect white rice|
|'Quick' cooking time||Takes around 26 minutes to cook perfect white rice on the 'Quick Cook' feature|
|Brown rice cooking time||Takes 62 minutes to cook perfect brown rice|
|Short grain rice cooking time||Takes around 40 minutes to cook perfect short grainwhite rice on the 'short grain' feature|
|Dimensions (L x W x D)||26cm x 22cm x 21cm|
|Steam timings||Adjustable cooking time of 10-60 minutes. See manual for specific food timings|
|Porridge cooking time||Adjustable cooking time of 1-4 hours|
|Slow cook time||Adjustable cooking time of 2-8 hours|
|Cake baking time||Adjustable cooking time of 30-50 minutes|
Panda completes 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.
It is supplied with a 3-pin UK plug. However, if you live in Europe you can opt to add a 2 pin EU plug for £2.50 extra – select using the available options before adding to cart.
Perfect Rice At The Touch Of A Button
Example Of A Typical White Rice Cook In Our Premium Rice Cookers
1. Take your favourite brand of rice and measure how many cups of rice you want to make into your provided measuring cup.
2. Rinse your rice (if needed) by putting the rice into a sieve and running water through it. Place into the inner bowl of your rice cooker.
3. Fill up the inner bowl of your rice cooker with water to the corresponding white rice cup line. Depending on how sticky or dry you want your rice you can make very small adjustments in water level here.
4. Close the lid, select the white rice function on the display and press start. The rice cooker will then prepare delicious rice automatically and beep or play a tune to let you know when your rice is ready. To keep your rice at the correct temperature the cooker will auto switch to keep warm in case you are running a bit late!