Zojirushi NL-BGQ05 fuzzy logic rice cooker

Zojirushi’s small capacity cooker with thick bowl – functional, clean and durable.

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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


  • All orders are sent from the UK
  • Free delivery for electrical items and rice
  • Low flat rate ¬£2.90 fee for other items
  • Free delivery for items when included in an electrical item order
  • Deliveries are made with DPD and takes an average of 1-3 days to the UK
  • No customs duties and No import fees guaranteed!

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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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Zojirushi NL-BGQ05 Rice Cooker Description Icons

  • 3-cup / 0.5 litre¬†capacity of uncooked rice – enough for 1-3 people
  • Short grain (white rice setting), sushi, congee, long grain and brown rice settings
  • 5mm Sumiflon (Teflon)¬†non-stick ” kuroatsugama”¬† inner bowl
  • Keep warm, extended keep warm and reheat function
  • Preset timer feature¬† (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 UK power. Supplied with UK plug and cable

The NL-BGQ05 is a small cooker with an attractive, unique design of a durable clear-coated white and champagne gold exterior. The NL-BGQ05 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 short grain (this is the standard white setting), sushi, congee, long grain and brown rice. There is also a quick cooking feature on this model. The micro computer chip inside the NL-BGQ05 automatically makes adjustments to temperature and heating time – it ensures perfect rice every time. This cooker is designed to be used on 220-240V, 50Hz power and is supplied with a UK power cord with 3 pin plug. This Zojirushi model is made in China.

The Zojirushi NL-BGQ05 has an automatic keep-warm function. 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. The NL-BGQ05 has a low light LCD display, a 5mm heavy duty Sumiflon/Teflon coated¬† ‚Äúkuroatsugama‚ÄĚ inner bowl and a convenient detachable inner lid for easy cleaning.


Please note – the BGQ05 is a very small capacity rice cooker. We only recommend the BGQ05 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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5 reviews

5 reviews for Zojirushi NL-BGQ05 fuzzy logic rice cooker

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  1. Albert (UK) (verified owner)

    I live in a small apartment and only cook for myself. This rice cooker suits me perfectly. They aren’t joking when they say that this cooker has a thick bowl. It’s strong to say the least! I can’t see it ever needing to be replaced. A good buy for a small but regular rice eater.

  2. Joel (Germany) (verified owner)

    Hello yumasia and thank you for a great service. I had a Zojirushi NS-LAQ05 for 5 years and it has performed exceedingly well but I wanted to buy something new and went for this NS-BGQ05. It has a much thicker bowl than my old Zojirushi and is very nice lookins, in fact, better than the photos show. The few extra functions such as long grain and the reheat feature are nice to have. Looking forward to at least another 5 years of daily use of another Zojirushi. I also recommended your new Sakura rice cooker to a friend of mine who wanted to enter the world of premium rice cooking. Hope this helps you.

  3. Helen. T (UK) (verified owner)

    Delivery was within 2 days to my Leeds address. Very nice rice cooker. VERY thick bowl which is what I wanted. I can envisage the bowl outliving me it’s so sturdy. Perfect size for me as I live by myself and don’t have a very large kitchen but I do eat rice once a day, sometimes twice a day. I also sometimes like to use it to cook porridge. It does all of this perfectly of course because it is Zojirushi and Yum Asia. These really are high end rice cookers so although they are a bit more money than the cheap rice cooker rubbish you can buy in the UK they are definitely worth it. I can’t find any faults so I am happy to give this cooker 5 stars and 5 stars for Yum Asias service.

  4. Verified owner Gregory (France) (verified owner)

    I am so glad of my purchase. I received my rice cooker within 3 days in France. Great item, perfect for me as I am single. In fact I could cook for 3-4 people as I don’t eat so much rice ! I’ve already made white thai rice and sushi rice… perfectly. It takes much longer than my older device but the result is way much better. I chose this model because of its thick bowl and the triple heat. I’ll try the congee mode pretty soon. No doubt the Zojirushi brand is a must have for rice cooker.

  5. Keiko (verified owner)

    Best brand for rice cooker ever! Our first one lasted over 11 years. Highly recommended!

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