I live in France and had previously purchased a Zojirushi from a company in Asia, what a mistake! It worked for some days but then it broke down and the company refused to replace or repair, so my money was wasted. I would advise anyone considering buying to buy with confidence from Yum Asia, their warranty is very good and from my past experience it’s important!
- Marie (France) bought a NS-TSQ10
I got my sakura rice cooker today, i am super super happy. the ceramic bowl looks really sturdy and is absolutely perfect. I made my first jasmine rice just about an hour ago and it was super fluffy and nothing stuck to the bottom. Cant wait to use other functions such as porridge, slow cook, and others. Thank you so much yum asia for making this rice cooker with ceramic bowl you guys are fantastic!!!!
- Martin (Sweden) bought a Sakura
I bought one of these for my 3 year old daughter to take to playgroup. It has been fantastic- unbroken so far! It creates a temperature gradient inside so that the soup stays nice and hot at the bottom, the rice insulates the soup, so you can just about get away with dried fruit, bread etc in the top container. The school love it and it's great that the kid is getting a good warm meal before she goes out to School
- John (UK) bought a SL-GF18-CU
I'd been looking for a Zojirushi water heater for so long and had given up hope, then I stumbled across your website. The CSQ30 is everything I hoped it would be, it has a handy timer so I can fill and programme for when I wake up in the morning and I have soon got used to having hot water instantly at the press of a button! Thank you for bringing such a wonderful product to the UK. Best wishes and thanks again
- S.Clarke (UK) bought a CSQ30
The ordered rice cooker arrived here in Germany. Delivery time was excellent because the rice cooker I ordered Monday noon time arrived already Thursday noon time here. Absolutely outstanding service from you. (5*****) Today we enjoyed rice made with the new cooker. Everything was perfect. (We used before Zojirushi equipment already for 15 years). Thanks again and best regards!
- Uwe (Germany) bought a NS-TSQ10
I decided to buy this model because I was interested in the GABA feature. I'm not sure how much GABA is activated, but the brown rice I've cooked using this setting is absolutely delicious. I can eat it by itself. Definitely the best brown rice I have tasted. The normal brown rice setting doesn't produce as flavorsome rice. Sushi rice is cooked to perfection using the sushi setting.
- A.Campbell (Finland) bought a NS-YSQ10

Zojirushi NL-BGQ05 micom fuzzy logic rice cooker

Brand: Zojirushi
Product Code: NL-BGQ05
Availability: In Stock
£199.00 Ex Tax: £165.83
Qty: Add to Cart

Instruction Manual for Zojirushi NL-BGQ05 rice cookerYum Asia warranty information for Zojirushi rice cookers220-240V power for use in UK & Europe. Supplied with a 3-pin UK plug/power cord, the power cord is detachable.



We often get asked questions about the products we sell, here is a selection of the questions which customers most often ask us.


Does this rice cooker work with UK or European power?

Yes. This rice cooker is factory made for UK and European 220-240v, 50hz power supply.



What plug/power cord is this product supplied with?

 All the Zojirushi rice cookers we sell are supplied with a 3-pin UK plug. However, if you live in Europe you can easily purchase an adapter plug. Click here for a picture of the power cord. Please note that this product has a detachable power cord so if you prefer you can just change this.


I don't understand what 3 cup capacity means

The capacity of rice cookers can be confusing, especially because the international standard is to display the capacity in terms of litres of uncooked rice. To make it easy to understand we put this table together: 


 Capacity in cups*

 Capacity in litres/kg

 Number of people

 Translation to cooked rice**

 3 cup

 0.5 litres or 500g

 1-3 people

 1.5 litres or 1.5kg

 5½ cup

 1 litre or 1kg

 1-5 people

 3 litres or 3kg

 10 cup

 1.8 litre or 1.8kg

 1-10 people

 5.4 litres or 5.4kg

* 1 cup = 180ml of uncooked rice
**1kg of uncooked rice = 3kg of cooked rice


This rice cooker seems very small, is there any disadvantage to this?

The NL-BGQ05 is a very small capacity rice cooker and therefore has slightly less functions than the other models. We usually only recommend the NL-BGQ05 to couples who will not ever cook for anyone other than themselves.


Where is this rice cooker made?

The Zojirushi rice cookers we sell are either made in dedicated Zojirushi factories in China or Japan. Only Zojirushi products are made in these factories; Zojirushi manufacturing standards are extremely high and the factories have a reputation of excellence with build quality and detailed quality control. The NL-BGQ05 model is made in China.



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

Yes. There isn’t any problem cooking one or two cups of rice in a bigger capacity rice cooker, Zojirushi’s are actually the only brand of rice cooker which can do this successfully – one cup of rice comes out as perfectly as when you cook the full capacity of rice.


What is the maximum capacity for brown rice in this cooker?

You can only cook 2 cups of brown rice in a 3 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 also in English. No other language options are available for the manual. To take a look at the NL-BGQ05’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 the NL-BGQ05. These spare parts need to be ordered in advance and can take approximately 8-10 weeks to come in stock. Our prices for spare parts include shipping and the spare parts we supply can be found here.


Why don't you stock Zojirushi Induction Heating (IH) models?

Although there are quite a few IH and pressure models for sale which are available for 110v power there is only one 220-240v IH and one 220-240v IH plus pressure equivalent available. After looking at the features of the Induction Heating (IH) models, we believe that it does not offer anything substantially different to the models we currently stock to justify the high price of these cookers, so we have decided at this moment in time not to stock this model.


To give you a little bit of background to our decision, our suppliers have demonstrated both the IH model and the models that we stock, we tasted rice from each model and we honestly couldn't tell the difference between the models. The only difference in the rice cookers we could see was that the IH model has a 'regular, softer, harder' setting for the texture of white rice, which the ZAQ10/18 already has and the GABA brown rice setting which the YSQ10 already has. Other than this, the induction heating method is slightly different electronics (ie the heating element is slightly different).


The IH models actually do their best work with plain rice, they don't cook rice any better than the fuzzy logic models we supply and they also don't cook oatmeal porridge, a feature a lot of our customers are interested in. Induction heating models are still quite expensive (the IH model is around £100 more than the YSQ10 and the IH plus pressure is around £250 more). Induction Heating models are also not as energy efficient as fuzzy logic models - for example, a 5.5 cup fuzzy logic is a 570 - 610W machine whereas the same size Induction model is typically 1200W or more. There are also some issues with power supply and the IH models – what we mean by this is that the electrical frequency cycle has to be exactly right for IH models to work as they use magnets to heat the inner bowl, it’s extremely important that the frequency of the machine and the power supply match.


Most importantly, the IH models for 220-240v power also hasn’t passed any CE safety tests for use in the UK or Europe so it therefore cannot be legally supplied within the UK or Europe. The only Zojirushi rice cookers we sell are the latest fuzzy logic models.

Easy to see features of Zojirushi NL-BGQ05 rice cooker

  • 220-240v, 50hz with 3 pin UK plug
  • 3-cup capacity of uncooked rice - enough for 1-3 people
  • Short grain (white rice setting), sushi, congee, long grain and brown rice settings
  • Keep warm, extended keep warm and reheat function
  • Low energy LCD display with clock and timer feature (for up to 13 hours in advance)
  • Detachable inner lid
  • 5mm heavy duty Sumiflon non-stick " kuroatsugama"  inner bowl
  • Detachable power cord
  • Comparison of all rice cookers


Zojirushi NL-BGQ05 * micom fuzzy logic electric rice cooker and warmer.

The NL-BGQ05 is a small cooker with an attractive, unique design of a durable clear-coated white and champagne gold exterior. This cooker is designed to be used on 220-240v, 50hz power and has a UK three pin plug.

Please note - the BGQ05 is a very small capacity rice cooker. We only recommend the BGQ05 to singles or couples who will not ever cook for anyone other than themselves.

The NL-BGQ05 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 short grain (this is the standard white setting), sushi, congee, long grain and brown rice. There is also a quick cooking feature on this model. The micro computer chip inside the NL-BGQ05 automatically makes adjustments to temperature and heating time - it ensures perfect rice every time. This is what we call the 'yum factor'.

The Zojirushi NL-BGQ05 has an automatic keep-warm function which keeps rice at an ideal serving temperature until it's ready to be served. There is a countdown feature during the cooking cycle and when the rice is cooked a tune is played and the cooker automatically shifts to keep warm mode. For added convenience, the NS-LAQ05 has an extra-large LCD display with clock and timer function, there is a whopping 5mm heavy duty non-stick  "kuroatsugama" inner bowl and a convenient detachable inner lid for easy cleaning.

Accessories include a measuring cup, a mini non-stick rice spatula and spatula holder.

* Note that there is not a US (110v) equivalent of this model. The nearest Japanese (110v) equivalent is the NL-BS05 and it will NOT work with UK / European / Australian power



Product Specifications
Capacity3-cup capacity of uncooked rice (0.09 - 0.54 litres) enough for 1-3 people
DesignAttractive clear coated champagne gold and white finish
Power220-240v, 50hz with 3 pin UK plug, 455-500W
AccessoriesMeasuring cup, non-stick mini spatula, patula holder, manual in English with recipes included
White rice cooking timeTakes between 53-60 minutes to cook perfect short grain white rice
'Quick' cooking timeTakes around 27-41 minutes to cook perfect white rice on the 'Quick Cook' feature
Brown rice cooking timeTakes between 89-95 minutes to cook perfect brown rice
Dimensions (L x W x D)30.00cm x 23.00cm x 19.00cm
Long grain rice cooking timeTakes between 62-69 minutes to cook perfect long grain white rice
Gregory (France) on 15/07/2017
4 reviews
I am so glad of my purchase. I received my rice cooker within 3 days in France. Great item, perfect for me as I am single. In fact I could cook for 3-4 people as I don't eat so much rice ! I've already made white thai rice and sushi rice... perfectly. It takes much longer than my older device but the result is way much better. I chose this model because of its thick bowl and the triple heat. I'll try the congee mode pretty soon. No doubt the Zojirushi brand is a must have for rice cooker.
Helen. T (UK) on 27/01/2017
4 reviews
Delivery was within 2 days to my Leeds address. Very nice rice cooker. VERY thick bowl which is what I wanted. I can envisage the bowl outliving me it's so sturdy. Perfect size for me as I live by myself and don't have a very large kitchen but I do eat rice once a day, sometimes twice a day. I also sometimes like to use it to cook porridge. It does all of this perfectly of course because it is Zojirushi and Yum Asia. These really are high end rice cookers so although they are a bit more money than the cheap rice cooker rubbish you can buy in the UK they are definitely worth it. I can't find any faults so I am happy to give this cooker 5 stars and 5 stars for Yum Asias service.
Joel (Germany) on 04/01/2017
4 reviews
Hello yumasia and thank you for a great service. I had a Zojirushi NS-LAQ05 for 5 years and it has performed exceedingly well but I wanted to buy something new and went for this NS-BGQ05. It has a much thicker bowl than my old Zojirushi and is very nice lookins, in fact, better than the photos show. The few extra functions such as long grain and the reheat feature are nice to have. Looking forward to at least another 5 years of daily use of another Zojirushi. I also recommended your new Sakura rice cooker to a friend of mine who wanted to enter the world of premium rice cooking. Hope this helps you.
Albert (UK) on 04/12/2016
4 reviews
I live in a small apartment and only cook for myself. This rice cooker suits me perfectly. They aren't joking when they say that this cooker has a thick bowl. It's strong to say the least! I can't see it ever needing to be replaced. A good buy for a small but regular rice eater.

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