What is Fuzzy logic technology?
Modern rice cookers from brands such as a Zojirushi are now equipped with fuzzy logic technology to help both beginners and advanced rice connoisseurs achieve perfection when cooking their favorite grains.
The term “fuzzy logic” was actually coined several decades ago to describe a type of technology that was capable of taking into account several variables or factors at a time. It’s modern technology, and you’ll find it in not only the top-end Korean rice cookers and Japanese rice cookers, but in use by brands worldwide.
Fuzzy logic allows software and machines to select a particular mode of action based on pre-existing variables.
FUzzy Logic in a Rice Cooker
Zojirushi's Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker & Warmer (NP-NVC10) is among the rice cooker manufacturer’s top models incorporating fuzzy logic (and a just about anything else you can imagine).
When fuzzy logic was applied to the process of cooking rice, manufacturers discovered that they now have access to a completely novel way of cooking rice perfectly, each and every time.
The secret of fuzzy logic is its ability to gather multiple factors or variables at a time while following a specific set of pre-determined instructions.
Benefits of Fuzzy Logic in Rice Cookers
To expand your current knowledge of fuzzy logic, we’ve taken the liberty of gathering its major uses and benefits when included in rice cookers:
1: Smart Choices
The inclusion of fuzzy logic in rice cookers has allowed this type of machine to react more intelligently to the major factors that affect the final output such as sudden changes in the core cooking temperature, the length of time it takes for the entire pan to warm up, etc.
Precise device measurements coupled with intelligent decision-making capabilities really elevates rice cookers to new heights!
2: Diverse Cooking Styles
Traditional rice cookers only have one cook setting for all types of rice. If you cook just one type of rice most of the time, this limitation shouldn’t be a problem.
However, if you’re cooking with glutinous rice and other special rice varieties, you need more cooking options to produce perfectly cooked rice at home. Fuzzy logic technology allows users to select a specific type of texture for each batch of rice.
For example, if you’re cooking glutinous rice so you can enjoy some Southeast Asian deserts that make use of glutinous rice as the base ingredient, you can select the “sticky” texture setting so the rice grains are not dried out too much.
3: Precise Cooking Yields Better Results
Another advantage of fuzzy logic technology is that manufacturers can now program precise cooking phases to ensure that specialty rice varieties are cooked adequately.
For example, did you know that brown rice needs to be pre-soaked before the core cooking temperature is applied? The pre-soaking is necessary to ensure that the cooked rice is moist and tender.
Of course, you can perform the pre-soaking yourself but that may not be convenient to some rice lovers.
People usually purchase rice cookers because they don’t have extra time to make adjustments on their rice as the grains cook.
Manually cooking rice on a stove top pot is a skill that’s not very easy to master – you can burn rice easily if you don’t use the correct cooking temperature.
That’s why smart rice cookers with fuzzy logic like the Zojirushi NS-ZCC18 are an excellent choice for people who may not have time to learn how to cook rice the old fashioned way.