Sakura Advanced Fuzzy Logic Ceramic Rice Cooker

Sakura is a great all rounder ‚Äď it‚Äôs ideal for the growing family or people who just love eating rice!

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$167.18

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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
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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.

Multi Award Winning

IDEAL HOME magazine - 'Approved Produc't / Best In Category 5/5 rating (March, 2021)
THE TELEGRAPH - 'Top 5 Rice Cooker' (May, 2020)
KBB magazine - 'Best Rice Cooker' (Sept, 2019)
i-NEWS magazine - 'Awarded i-Buy Best Rice Cooker' (March 2023)
ESQUIRE magazine - Top Rice Cooker, (February, 2021)
T3 magazine - 'Best Rice Cooker' (2018)
ETM Testmagazin - 'Best Rice Cooker' (2021)

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 ‚Äď 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‚Äôs 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¬įC. 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¬įC 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¬įC 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 100ňöC 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¬įC 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 ‚Äėnothing cooks rice like a Yum Asia rice cooker‚Äô.

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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
  • ‚ÄėQuick‚Äô 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‚Äôt any problem cooking one or two cups of rice in a bigger capacity rice cooker, we made sure that Sakura can do this successfully ‚Äď 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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  1. Griff (UK)

    Outstanding! Value for money with high end appearance and good functionality. The Tafu mug was not on my shopping list but is really good too and a big bonues to this combo deal. I eat porridge everyday and prefer home made and the Sakura with timer is perfect for my needs. I also cooked a chunk of beef in it on slow cook and it was tender, tasty and shockingly good. LIKE!

  2. Helen (Belgium)

    Very kawaii appearance with a sophisticated (black gloss) twist. The thick ceramic bowl adds a lot of value to this already well priced cooker. I’m pleased I got it at this price as my budget is very limited. Clappy hands from me and a big hug to YUMAsia

  3. Jung (Italy)

    This is a great deal. I’m already using the mug for my lunchtime work meal and the Sakura rice cooker is being used for sushi rice and our basmati rice. Best wishes to Yum Asia and thank you for this generous offer.

  4. Corey (France)

    At last a decent premium rice cooker with a ceramic cooking bowl. I’ve been waiting for something like this for years but nothing materialised. Love it!

  5. Craig (UK)

    This arrived two days after I ordered it which is good service considering the time of year. The sakura cooker basically ticks all the boxes for the things I need it to do with the added bonus of it having a ceramic cooking bowl and looking pretty awesome in my kitchen. I’m a single person but often cook for friends and this capacity gives me the flexibility to cook 1 cup of rice up to 8 cups of rice (which is a lot of rice!). The keep warm feature is a lot more useful than I thought and means that I have hot fluffy steaming rice when my side dishes are ready to serve. The Tafu for ¬£10 extra is a steal. My trust in Yum Asia is from my parents and the Zojirushi they bought from them 8 years ago. Five golden stars!

  6. Esther (Spain)

    Sakura is in my price range and I’m happy that Yum Asia lowered delivery costs to Spain which makes it good value for me. It’s a really good rice cooker and a decent slow cooker too actually! The instructions are clear to understand and I’ve tried pretty much all the functions except yogurt. I have cheesecake in the machine now and it looks good. Lovely!

  7. Sidney (UK)

    This makes absolutely delicious rice. My daughter bought this for me and promised that the rice would be much better than I had cooked before and she wasn’t wrong. The display is nice and clear and bright for me to read in my older age. My only issue is that the markings on the inner bowl are a little difficult to read under dim light. Other than this I am very impressed with this.

  8. Arthur (UK)

    Excellent rice cooker and brilliant thermos. I’m surprised that the price is this low considering what you get for your money. I had a very old Zojirushi rice cooker which was over 11 years old and it was time for a replacement. Donna at Yum Asia receommended that I try this Sakura rice cooker as my money is pretty tight right now and she wasn’t wrong. I was also in the market for buying a good thermos as I travel a lot with my work. The Tafu thermos is also a brilliant little gadget which I am actually using rather than it sitting gathering dust somewhere. Thank you Donna and Yum Asia and thank you for your personal touches which really made a difference.

  9. Anni (Finland)

    Terrific rice cooker. My friend also likes to use this for making Tahdig rice and it wroks really well. I prefer to use it for Jasmine rice cooking and have been steaming my vegetables with much ease. Delivery to Finland was 4 days from when I made my order which was quicker than I expected. I’m very very happy.

  10. Steve (UK)

    I’ve been looking around for a decent rice cooker and could only find cheap models that made more of a mess than my saucepan. Then I was recommended Yum Asia by a friend and I snapped this combo deal up right away. It looked fantastic and now that I have it it is performing really far above my expectations. Great Tafu mug as an added extra. 5 point rating well deserved.

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