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 NS-LAQ05 micom fuzzy logic rice cooker

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Brand: Zojirushi
Product Code: NS-LAQ05
Availability: Out Of Stock
£169.00 Ex Tax: £140.83
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Instruction Manual for Zojirushi NS-LAQ05 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 NS-LAQ05 is a very small capacity rice cooker and therefore has slightly less functions than the other models. For instance, it has combined menu features for some of the settings (like for mixed rice where you cook vegetables/meat at the same time as the rice) and there isn’t a sweet rice setting or extended keep warm. We usually only recommend the NS-LAQ05 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 NS-LAQ05 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 NS-LAQ05’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 NS-LAQ05. 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 the NS-LAQ05

  • 220-240v, 50hz with 3 pin UK plug
  • 3-cup capacity of uncooked rice - enough for 1-3 people
  • White, sushi, porridge and brown rice settings
  • High quality Sumiflon non-stick inner pan
  • Keep warm function
  • Low energy LCD display with clock and timer feature (for up to 13 hours in advance)
  • Detachable inner lid
  • Detachable power cord
  • Comparison of all rice cookers


Producing restaurant-quality rice at home is made easy with this small 3-cup (enough to feed 1-3 people) Zojirushi NS-LAQ05* micom fuzzy logic electric rice cooker and warmer.

The NS-LAQ05 is a small cooker with an attractive, unique design of a durable clear-coated stainless steel exterior. This cooker is designed to be used on 220-240v, 50hz power and has a UK three pin plug.

Please note - the LAQ05 is a very small capacity rice cooker and therefore has slightly less functions than the other models. We only recommend the LAQ05 to singles or couples who will not ever cook for anyone other than themselves.

The NS-LAQ05 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, sushi, porridge and brown rice. There is also a quick cooking feature on this model. The micro computer chip inside the NS-LAQ05 automatically makes adjustments to temperature and heating time - it ensures perfect rice every time. This is what we call the 'yum factor'.

The Zojirushi NS-LAQ05 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 (for up to 13 hours in advance), a spherical inner non-stick, heavy duty cooking pan and heating system and a convenient detachable inner lid for easy cleaning.

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

*Note that the US (110v) equivalent of this model is the NS-LAC05 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 stainless steel/off-white trim
Power220-240v, 50hz with 3 pin UK plug, 410-450W
AccessoriesMeasuring cup, non-stick spatula, manual in English with recipes included
White rice cooking timeTakes between 40-55 minutes to cook perfect white rice
'Quick' cooking timeTakes around 27-39 minutes to cook perfect white rice on the 'Quick Cook' feature
Brown rice cooking timeTakes between 80-100 minutes to cook perfect brown rice
Dimensions (L x W x D)30.00cm x 23.00cm x 19.00cm
Petr (CZ) on 01/10/2017
58 reviews
The ZOJIRUSHI NS-LAQ05 rice cooker is an excellent addition to my kitchen, just the right size for 1 - 3 persons. Yumasia services are excellent, too, many thanks. Highly recommended!
Maria (UK) on 19/06/2017
58 reviews
I used to have the large rice cooker but it was too large when I was widowed, so that one went to a very grateful daughter. This one saw me through the terrible early days, I made full meals in it eg rice, frozen fish and vegetables. It is because of this facility that I survived and am well and healthy. It is a fantastic cooker and makes more than enough for one person. I still use it to make full meals and also oatmeal in the mornings, oatmeal, soya milk or normal milk and dried fruits, so I use it twice a day, quite often and at least once a day through winter. It is my absolute must have and worth every penny. The rice cooked in it is gorgeous too
Frederick (Germany) on 19/01/2017
58 reviews
Happy with my purchase. I should have maybe bought the next size up as it is small but that was my fault for not checking the size guide correctly. It's such a pleasure to be able to press one button and then without having to do anything else have satisfying rice at the perfect temperature. This is one kitchen gadget that is invaluable if you like rice and its much better than anything else in the market that I've tried.
H. Samuel (UK) on 11/01/2017
58 reviews
This is a really small rice cooker. I knew this when I ordered, but didn't quite expect it to be as small as it is. I was intially trying to decide between this and the Yum Asia model and kind of wish I bought the other one. Don't get me wrong, the functions is has work well but it's just so small.
Richard (UK) on 22/10/2016
58 reviews
I've had my rice cooker for over 4 years and there are 2 things I feel are worth mentioning:1) I have never had a single problem with it. In this day and age it's a little predictable for goods to have had a few niggles by now but I can honestly say this is firing on all cylinders as well as it did the first day I got it.2) It has MORE than paid for itself! I can understand that as the "entry level" version, £159 can seem a tad steep however do not let that put you off (if, like me, you want a decent rice cooker but are on a bit of a budget. As I say, it's still works as if it were brand new and the convenience of having a reliable rice cooker will no doubt convince you to spend more time in the kitchen than reaching for the takeaway menu.

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