Sakura Advanced Fuzzy Logic Ceramic Rice Cooker

Sakura is a great all rounder – it’s ideal for the growing family or people who just love eating rice!

🗲– supplied with detachable EU Schuko 2 pin plug and power cord

$164.34

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Rice Cooker Size Guide

Think about how many people you will be cooking for and work from there.... 1ml = 1g
Capacity Uncooked White Rice Cooked White Rice Uncooked Brown Rice Cooked Brown Rice Multicook Number Of People
1 cup 180ml ~360ml ~90ml ~270ml - 1
2.5 cup 450ml ~1350ml ~270ml ~810ml ~900ml 1-2
3.5 cup 630ml ~1890ml ~360ml ~1260ml ~1300ml 1-3
4 cup 720ml ~2160ml ~720ml ~1440ml ~1400ml 1-4
5.5 cup 1000ml ~3000ml ~720ml ~2000ml ~2100ml 1-5
8 cup 1500ml ~4500ml ~1000ml ~3000ml ~3300ml 1-8
10 cup 1800ml ~5400ml ~1500ml ~3600ml - 1-10
Delivery And Warranty Details

DELIVERY INFORMATION

  • All orders are sent from Europe
  • Free delivery or low price delivery for electrical items and low flat rate fee for other items
  • No additional fees for small items when included in an electrical item order.
  • Deliveries are made with DPD (small items we use DPD, UPS or GLS) and takes an average of 2-3 days for most EU countries
  • No customs duties and No import fees guaranteed!

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WARRANTY INFORMATION

Yum Asia purchases include a comprehenive 2 year warranty.

You get a 30 day return period from when you receive your order for a change of mind on new and unused products. After this time our standard returns policy applies.

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THE 8 CUP ALL ROUNDER
Sakura

Achieving a great balance between affordability, function and design, this rice cooker excels with solid rice cooking and tailored add-on functions

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PERFECT RICE EVERY TIME

Rice Cooking Made Easy

Sakura was the first premium rice cooker we launched into the UK in 2015. Whilst it was immediately a hit with our customers we didn’t stop there. We have since kept improving this mid range rice cooker to be even more awesome. By working tirelessly with Japanese rice cooking technologies such as our in house calibrated advanced fuzzy logic (AI) multi phased cooking cycles we made this award winning cooker stand out from the crowd.

LATEST INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY

MoTouch Function Control Panel

Sakura looks like something from the future. That’s because it is packed with tech and used materials that will last. With 6 rice cooking functions, 6 add-on functions, last 10 minute countdown for rice functions, touch sensitive Korean control panel (MoTouch), bright LED display, 3D heating technology and a smart logic menu system. 24 hours auto keep warm, 24 hours preset timer, 3D heating and easy clean parts and more...

QUALITY MATERIALS, SUPERIOR DESIGN

The Small Things Make The Difference

Sakura's Ninja bowl has a 2mm thick ceramic coating for healthy cooking (BPA and PTFE free). The bowl has durable easy to read silk printed rice measurement lines for correct water measurements. The bowl has stay cool handles for easy carrying and lifting in and out of the cooker. The inner lid is made of high quality stainless steel for the more health conscious. Everything has been thought about – even including adding a wedge to the rice spatula so that when it lays on your worktop the food contact surface of it do not touch the worktop. That’s how much we are passionate about our rice cookers!

STARTED A REVOLUTION

The Rice Cooker That Started It All

Sakura is the result of years of development. It is the cooker that really propelled Yum Asia to fame. It’s not hard to see why when it ticks so many boxes for what our customers want in a rice cooker and this was done by design. It looks modern, sleek and fashionable in any kitchen. Sakura doesn’t just stop at perfect rice cooking (long short/sushi, brown rice), it also works as an excellent slow cooker, porridge, yoghurt maker, steamer and even makes tahdig (Persian rice)! If you are a keen rice lover with a good appetite then this is the cooker for you.

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DURABLE STEAM TRAY

Drop through holes made from high quality thermopolymer plastic
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BOWL CARRY HANDLES

Riveted for extra strength. Stay cool moulded.
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COOKING COUNTDOWN

Accurate last 10 minute countdown for rice functions.
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STAINLESS STEEL INNER LID

Detachable inner lid with dimpled condensate collection
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CERAMIC NINJA BOWL

2mm thick healthy ceramic coating with specially printed rice level lines for easy reading
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ASIAN STYLED BODY

Ergonomic and stylish based on popular Japanese and Korean form
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DETACHABLE VENT

Allows excess steam to escape and prevent over soaking of contents
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BRUSHED STEEL EFFECT LID

Gives the top of Sakura the WOW factor whilst helping it integrate into any kitchen
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MoTOUCH CONTROLS

Good for hygiene. Complemented with ice blue bright LED display
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DETACHABLE POWER

Can accept the correct power cord for your electrical system
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STRONG HINGE AND HANDLE

Easy to move and sturdy. Handle rests on condensation collector
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WATER COLLECTOR

Large reservoir to collect excess condensate during cooking
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PREHEATING PHASE

Sakura starts to gently heat the rice and water in the inner bowl to between 50-60°C. This begins the cooking cycle and is key to the release of sugars into the water from the rice grains.

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ABSORB WATER PHASE

The cooking temperature is further increased whilst the microprocessor makes small adjustments to obtain a range of between 50-80°C so the rice can optimally start absorbing the water depending on the function chosen.

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HEATING PHASE

The temperature is increased again to between 75-85°C to start the actual cooking process. This varies depending on the function chosen.

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BOILING PHASE

Sakura then rapidly increases the temperature to 100ËšC boiling point to evaporate the majority of the water from the inner bowl and to further cook the rice to soften and optimise texture.

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STEAM PHASE – sugar reabsorption

Deep steaming then enables the rice to continue cooking while reabsorbing the sugars from the remaining water back into the rice whilst simultaneously evaporating the remaining water. This part of the cycle makes the rice taste sweeter, more nutritious, have better aroma/texture and completes the final rice grain cooking.

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COOL DOWN PHASE 

Water balancing then occurs using low temperature range cycling to ensure there is no remaining water left and that the rice has the correct moisture content.

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KEEP WARM AND STEAM PHASE 

The temperature is then held at an optimal 70-76°C to continue to steam the rice and keep the rice safe from bacteria. This ensures the rice is perfectly cooked, fluffy and delicious and ready for when you need it.

Multi Phased Cooking

Sakura uses advanced fuzzy logic (AI) to ensure rice is cooked perfectly every time. This cooking profile graph shows how the advanced microprocessor adjusts the temperature using the weight, content type, water volume, internal temperatures along with pre-programmed conditions to cook perfect rice time after time.
Sakura uses at least 7 phases of cooking types which includes preheat, absorb water, heating, boiling, steam, cool down and keep warm with steam which are each calculated for time and temperature using Yum Asia's unique cooking profiles.

FEATURES, FORM AND FUNCTION

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Sakura is the multi award winning rice cooker that launched the Yum Asia brand. A full all rounder that gives perfect rice at the touch of a button time after time but can do so much more. It's the perfect example of why we say ‘nothing cooks rice like a Yum Asia rice cooker’.

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  • 8 cup / 1.5 litre capacity of uncooked rice – enough for 1-8 people
  • Advanced fuzzy logic (AI) technology
  • White/long grain, short grain (for sushi) and brown rice settings
  • ‘Quick’ cook setting for faster white rice cooking
  • Useful multi-cooker features – steam, porridge, slow cook, soup, cake baking, crust (tahdig) and yoghurt settings
  • Stylish glossy black or 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
  • 10 minute rice function countdown timer
  • State of the art Korean designed ‘Motouch’ control panel
  • Cool ice blue crisp and bright LED display
  • 3D heating technology
  • Power Off/On function
  • Detachable stainless steel inner lid, outer steam cap and condensation collector for easy cleaning
  • Steam basket, measuring cup, spatula and soup ladle included
  • 220-240V, 50Hz. Factory made for European power. Detachable EU Schuko plug and cable

ITEM DIMENSIONS

Item Depth (front to back)
41cm
Item Width (side to side)
32cm
Item Height (base to top)
26cm
Item Weight
5.05kg

PACKAGE DIMENSIONS

Package Depth (front to back)
41cm
Package Width (side to side)
33cm
Package Height (base to top)
26cm
Package Weight
5.16kg

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes. There isn’t any problem cooking one or two cups of rice in a bigger capacity rice cooker, we made sure that Sakura can do this successfully – one cup of rice comes out as perfectly as when you cook the full 8 cup capacity of rice.

 

Sakura has two different types of capacity. It is a 1.5 litre, 8 cup rice cooker or 3.3 litre multicooker.

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 1.5kg of uncooked rice.

The third capacity of 3.3 litres refers to Sakura’s multi-cooking capacity. This means that the inner bowl can hold a maximum of 3.3 litres of liquid.

You can learn more about the capacity of our rice cookers in the following pages:

EU Capacity Guide

In our years of selling Zojirushi rice cookers, we realised that all of rice cookers on the market in the UK, Europe or the USA only had teflon/similar non-stick material inner bowls.

Based on many customer queries and opinions, we took the decision to supply an inner bowl with a premium and durable 2mm thick ceramic coating.We call this type of bowl – Ninja.

The Ninja bowl is BPA-free and PTFE-free and is hard wearing. The inner bowl also has a special honeycomb structure to help the heat disperse evenly across the bowl’s surface. 

The level lines of the bowl are silk printed rather than stamped so they can be hard wearing but also easily read in low light conditions. 

Yes! To turn Sakura OFF simply long hold the CANCEL button when a menu function is not selected.

To turn Sakura back on simply press the CANCEL button again.

COOKER NOT STARTING

Firstly check that you are long pressing hold on the START button. This cooker requires you to hold your finger on the START button for at least 3 seconds for it to begin cooking. This is a safety feature to prevent accidental turning on of the cooker when brushing the touch sensitive control panel.

COOKER WILL NOT STOP

In the same way as the START button you need to long press hold on the CANCEL button to stop a cooking cycle. 

The small piece of plastic is actually the rice spatula holder. It clips onto the handle of Sakura and then you can insert the spatula into it for safe keeping.

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Test Winner in ETM TESTMAGAZINE

We are proud to announce that Sakura won test winner out of 9 rice cookers tested in Germany's rigorous ETM test magazine review comparison in August, 2021.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY!

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1486 reviews for Sakura Advanced Fuzzy Logic Ceramic Rice Cooker

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  1. Jules (UK)

    I was lucky enough to be chosen to be a tester for Sakura. It’s a super kitchen appliance and my family and friends are already interested in Sakura also.

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  2. Martin (UK)

    I just finished eating my first batch with Sakura. I was asked by Yum Asia to do a comparison with my Zojirushi and they both cook rice to the same high standard. I think Sakura is great value for money!

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  3. Kelly (UK)

    YumAsia were FANTASTIC! They responded to every one of my (and there were many!) emails, helped me choose, and delivery was fast!

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  4. Bren (UK)

    I received my Sakura earlier today, I was first surprised on unpacking how nice the box is (lovely, modern stylish colours) and again surprised at how good the Sakura looks in person. The photos on the site look good, but it’s so much better than that when you see it in your kitchen. It’s very modern looking and it made me think – if Darth Vader rode a motorbike, this is what his helmet would look like :). First go at basmati rice was a roaring success and I’m so excited to try the other functions! Thank you for the fast delivery and answering my question on live chat.

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  5. Rory (Scotland)

    This one was a no brainer – a tenner extra for the thermal mug couldn’t be passed up. I wasn’t expecting much of the mug tbh (I have a Zojirushi already) but it’s excellent and seems to have the same heat keeping as the Zojirushi. I’m going to use the rice cooker tonight for the first time but it looks brilliant and I love the fact it has a ceramic bowl.

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  6. Joyce (France)

    Very fast delivery, two days to France. I love the kawaii styling of this rice cooker which reminds me of my amazing trips to Japan. I’ve only had it one day and I’ve already tried brown rice, porridge and now I’m trying the slow cooking. The quality of the rice was very good although I may need to adjust the amount of water I add just very slightly because I like my rice a bit firmer than most people. The functions are not complicated to figure out and I can see that the timer function is going to be used often because I have a family of four to cook for. A great purchase and I’m sure you can not get better value for your money for this quality of rice cooker.

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  7. Prim (France)

    I absolutely love my Sakura and is now the centre of attention in my kitchen. Cooks perfect rice with no messing around and the added on features are what a rice cooker does well rather than features you will never use. Rice cookers make such great chessecake and this is no exception. The steaming function works perfectly so I can cook my brown rice and steam my brocolli and carrots at the same time. Looking forward to seeing what else can impress me with this cooker – Tafu is simply superb. Frankly it’s quite unbelievable how long my drinks are kept hot and cold in it. In a word – perfect!

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  8. Gus (UK)

    I ordered on Thursday and received my order by DPD the very next day. Even got a time down to the hour as to when it would arrive. The box and contents are very good and of modern design. I really like the cool blue led display and whilst the touch panel buttons take a few minutes to get used to they are actually very nice, practical and easy to use. My third cook test of jasmine rice just finished and the rice came out fluffy, hot and a nice taste (yes rice can have different tastes!) with just the right amount of moisture. A triumph from Yum Asia.

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  9. Brooksy (UK)

    Good looking cooker, has all the functions I need rather than lots I don’t need. It’s easy to use too – I’m getting more rice for my meals which must be good for my waistline. It has exceeded my expectations so far, the only issue being that the sticker is a tad oversized on the back but it’s not a big deal. Time to get my porridge cooking for later. Thank you Yum Asia.

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  10. Flor (France)

    Beautiful design and cooks perfect rice like Yum Asia said it would. Very positive experience from me. I only used the Tafu thermal mug once so far and my drink was hot for at least 5 hours.

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