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Sakura Micom Fuzzy Logic Ceramic Rice Cooker White (YUM-EN15W)

Easy to see features of Sakura by Yum Asia

 

  • 220-240v, 50hz with 3 pin UK plug (add 2 pin EU plug for £2.50)
  • Advanced fuzzy logic technology
  • 8 cup capacity of uncooked rice - enough for 1-8 people
  • White/long grain, short grain (for sushi) and brown rice settings
  • Useful multi-cooker features - steam, porridge, slow cook, soup, cake baking, crust (tahdig) and yoghurt settings
  • Stylish glossy white exterior with a silver metallic effect lid
  • High quality 5 layer 2mm thick ceramic coated Ninja inner bowl with easy lift handles
  • 24 hours keep warm function and 24 hours timer feature
  • State of the art Korean designed 'Motouch' control panel
  • Cool ice blue crisp and bright LED display
  • 3D heating technology
  • Detachable stainless steel 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 Sakura Special

Ideal Home Approved Product (best in category 5/5 rating)

i-News - Awarded i-Buy Best Rice Cooker, 2020

The Telegraph – Sensational All Rounder, 2020

Sakura is a great all rounder – it’s ideal for the growing family or people who just love eating rice! Sakura can cook all types of rice perfectly at the touch of a button but also has useful complementary add on multi functions. Our advanced fuzzy logic technology controls the temperature using phased cook cycles 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), soup, cake baking, crust (for Persian Tahdig) and yoghurt.

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. Sakura has been designed with a lot of rice cooking functions with rice lovers in mind and sits in the middle of our rice cooker range giving great value for any home cook who wants professional results.

 

 

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Sakura's features and functions

Sakura 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. There is a regular rice mode for cooking rice without refined cooking and steaming and a fast cook option if you want the rice cooked a little faster.

Rice bowl

Sakura 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 Sakura’s fuzzy logic processor and ensure perfectly cooked rice every time.

Unique to Sakura is it's 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.

Sakura has a Korean designed 'MoTouch' control panel with an easy to use cool ice blue crisp and bright LED display. The touch sensitive buttons are easy to operate and are great for hygiene and cleaning. This latest technology combined with it's signature glossy white with easy clean thermoplastic exterior and brushed silver metallic lid gives Sakura a modern stylish look that your modern kitchen deserves.

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 (BPA-free and PTFE free) with bowl markings for long grain, short grain, brown and rice porridge. The stainless steel inner lid, steam cap and condensation collector are all removable for easy cleaning. 

Like other fuzzy logic rice cookers, Sakura 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 Sakura 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, a steaming basket is included which is perfect for steaming vegetables and other foods. We also provide a 3 pin UK power cord and you can opt for an EU power cord at checkout for a small fee.

 

 

Sakura 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

What Are The Cooking Phases Using Advanced Fuzzy Logic?

 

Sakura advanced fuzzy logic cooking phases

 

Sakura 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 – Sakura 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 –Sakura 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.

   
Product Specifications
Capacity 8-cup capacity of uncooked rice (0.09 - 1.5 litres) enough for 1-8 people
Design Attractive white and silver - Japanese styling
Power 220-240v, 50hz with 3 pin UK plug (option for EU plug), 860W
Accessories Steaming basket, measuring cup, non-stick spatula, soup ladle, manual in English, German and French with recipes included
White rice cooking time Takes approx. 35 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) 39cm x 29cm x 24cm
Multi-cooker features
Steam timings Adjustable cooking time of 10-60 minutes. See manual for specific food timings
Porridge cooking time Adjustable cooking time of 1-2 hours
Slow cook time Adjustable cooking time of 2-8 hours
Soup cooking time Adjustable cooking time of 1-2 hours
Cake baking time Adjustable cooking time of 30-60 minutes
Crust (Tahdig) cooking time Adjustable cooking time of 1-2 hours
Yoghurt cooking time Adjustable cooking time of 6-12 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 Sakura by Yum Asia.

 

What is Sakura by Yum Asia?

Sakura is Yum Asia's very own rice cooker. 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 have learned the working of them 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

 

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

Sakura 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. 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.

 

What accessories are included with Sakura?

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

 

I don't understand the capacity 

Sakura has two different types of capacity. It is a 1.5 litres, 8 cup rice cooker or 4 litres multi-cooker.

Let's take the first two capacities - 1.5 litres or 8 cup. Rice cooker capacities are always referred to in litres or cups. Sakura is a 1.5 litres capacity rice cooker and it can therefore cook 8 cups of uncooked white rice or 6 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 8 cups, that would be 1.4kg