Zojirushi NS-LAQ05 fuzzy logic rice cooker

Zojirushi’s smallest capacity cooker – functional, clean and durable.

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


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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

Zojirushi NS-LAQ05 Rice Cooker Description Icons

  • 3-cup / 0.5¬†litres capacity of uncooked rice – enough for 1-3 people
  • White, sushi, porridge, quick cook and brown rice settings
  • 1.5mm Sumiflon (Teflon) non-stick inner pan
  • 12 hour keep warm function
  • Preset timer feature (for up to 13 hours in advance)
  • Low energy LCD display with press buttons and clock
  • Detachable aluminium coated inner lid
  • Includes measuring cup, non-stick rice spatula and spatula holder.
  • 220-240V, 50Hz. Factory made for European power (EU Schuko plug/cable and UK plug/cable included)

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 is supplied with both EU and UK power cord and plugs. This Zojirushi model is made in China.

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, 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 a low light LCD display with clock and timer function (for up to 13 hours in advance), a 1.5mm Sumiflon/Teflon coated inner bowl and a convenient detachable inner lid for easy cleaning.

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.


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Yes. Zojirushi rice cooker are factory made for UK and European 220-240V, 50Hz power supply.

No. USA units are not compatible with UK and European power supply (they are 110V and 60Hz) and you would need to purchase a bulky and expensive transformer to convert the voltage so you could use it. Transformers for stepping up voltage take up a lot of electricity when converting voltage, are bulky and don’t convert the cyclical electricity frequency of an appliance (ie they don’t convert from 60Hz to 50Hz). We have had several customers who have tried to use US rice cookers with a voltage converter and they do not work or broke within 6 months.

Japanese models are confusing as they are available in both 110V and 240V power ratings. Please take care if going this route.

Yes. The display and menu is in English and the supplied manual is also in English.

Note that there are no other language options are available for the manual.

To take a look at the manuals, they are available to download.

To download user manuals in the UK please  click here

To download user manuals in Europe please click here

Zojirushi rice cookers have lithium batteries that are used only for retaining timer and cooking memory for if there is a power interruption. The batteries have an estimated lifespan of around 5-10 years depending on use.

These batteries are not essential to the operation of the rice cookers but can be replaced only at authorised Zojirushi service centres if you feel you need to have it replaced. After warranty you would need to contact one of these centres if you wish the battery to be replaced. 

We have no plans at all to sell Zojirushi Induction Heating models because the Zojirushi IH models for 220-240V power haven’t passed any CE safety tests for use in the UK or Europe so they therefore cannot be legally supplied within the UK or Europe, so this is why we do not supply them. Not only is there a voltage difference but there is a difference in the frequency of electricity used. The Zojirushi IH models are also very, very expensive to purchase (around £150-200 more than our conventional rice cooker models).

We do have our own branded Induction Heating rice cookers, Fuji YUM-IH07 and Bamboo YUM-IH15/2/B. These are the first IH rice cooker to be made for the UK and Europe. It has many unique rice cooking features which Yum Asia developed using our rice cooker/cooking expertise.


To read more about our IH rice cookers click here.

To buy IH rice cookers in the UK click here

To buy IH rice cookers in Europe click here

Yes, we supply spare parts for Zojirushi rice cookers for customers who bought their rice cooker from Yum Asia. 

These spare parts need to be ordered in advance and can take approximately 8-12 weeks (minimum lead time) to come in stock.

Please provide your Yum Asia order number when contacting us to request your spare part. Our prices for spare parts include shipping and the spare parts we supply can be found on our spare parts pages.

Spare parts pages for the UK click here

Spare parts pages for Europe click here

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59 reviews

59 reviews for Zojirushi NS-LAQ05 fuzzy logic rice cooker

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  1. L. Bochicchio (UK)

    I received it yesterday morning – actually it had arrived before I’d even seen your e-mail! (Well done for getting it out so fast). Having spent a couple of years working in Tokyo I know how good rice cookers could be, and I’d been searching high and low for a supplier from which I could obtain a decent one. I’d resigned myself to having to lug one back from Japan next month on my holidays (then shell out again for a transformer in the UK), when I came across an update on justhungry.com referring to Yum Asia.

    Although I’ve only managed to use it the once yesterday (Japanese style rice porridge with fish), the difference in performance and quality between this one and the those available in UK retailers was immediately apparent. No kitchen full of steam, no overspill from a loose lid, no crispy bits at the bottom from uneven heating. White rice with natto tonight I think – can’t wait!

    Summary: super-quick service and delivery, outstanding rice cooker – couldn’t be happier! I was particularly looking for a cooker with a smaller capacity and timer functions, and my NS-LAQ05 is perfect. Thanks! (And expect an order for a water heater in the near future).

  2. P. Coady (Belgium)

    I have finally got to use my rice cooker – it is wonderful – everything I have read about it, is true! Makes wonderful brown rice and soooo tasty. When the rice has completed, the little screen says Oh! and that’s exactly what I thought when I ate the rice. Wonderful service from you both!!

  3. J. Virtanen (Finland)

    The cooker arrived on Friday. Tested it on Sunday. It is great!

  4. D. Copwell (UK)

    I bought my NS-LAQ05 from you guys 6 months ago and it’s still going strong. I use it everyday and have cooked sushi, brown and white rice with ease and oat porridge is really good too! The time function is handy for when I am getting home from work. It’s now my favourite kitchen appliance but then again I love rice so that’s expected.

  5. J. Camilli (UK)

    Communication with Yumasia excellent EVERY step of the way. Delivery of item, immediate. Item was just as descibed and cooked rice perfectly. Well done Yumasia.

  6. H. Mowat (Germany)

    I just wanted to give you some feedback on our first experiments with the 3-cup rice cooker. For sushi rice what can I say but wow! I’ve never managed to get this kind of consistency just cooking on the stove. Really amazing and saves so much stirring and stress as well! We also tried brown rice, which came out great. Anyway, thanks for bringing such a great product over to Europe and we’re going to be enjoying a whole lot more rice from now on. Best wishes from a very satisfied customer

  7. J. Lyth (UK)

    My NS-LAQ05 arrived in good order about an hour ago. Thanks for the 1st class service

  8. Mr Ash (UK)

    The NS-LAQ05 cooker arrived very promptly and has received a thorough christening. I am very pleased with its performance. Many Thanks.

  9. Yoshitaka Nara (UK)

    Thank you very much for your kind service. I received the Zojirushi NS-LAQ05 rice cooker and used it yesterday. I think it was nice. The quality of cooked rice was excellent! I appreciate all of your service.

  10. Z. Scheuren (UK)

    Hi, I just wanted to thank you for the Zojirushi. My wife is Japanese and we just moved to the UK a month ago from the US where we have a Zojirushi. I searched all over in the UK and was shocked that I couldn’t find anything good anywhere until I found your site. Now we can eat good homemade Japanese food every day. Thank you!

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