Updated 23 Mar 2016

Panasonic

SR-ZE185 Electric Rice Cooker

Snapshot: The Panasonic SR-ZE185 Electric Rice Cooker can handle up to 10 cups of uncooked rice. But how well does it cook the rice?

SR-ZE185 Electric Rice Cooker
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$279

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Test results

Overall score
81
Cooking performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good results for jasmine rice.
  • Very good results for brown rice.
  • Easy to use.
  • Sealed locking lid prevents splattering.
  • Has steaming option.
  • Has display panel.
  • Extra settings include sticky rice, porridge and slow cook.
  • Inner lid is easy to remove and replace.
  • Beeps when finished cooking.

But

  • Outer lid can’t be removed so can be difficult to clean.
  • Bowl has small lip so it’s difficult to grip when serving.
  • Takes longer than most other models.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Cooking performance (60%)
  • Ease of use (40%) - rates how easy is was to assemble, clean, empty the cooker and operate its controls.

Key data

Model

Size
Large
Price guide
$279

Cooking times (minutes)

Jasmine rice
44
Brown rice
128

Specifications

Weight (kg)
3.4
Height (cm)
26

Features

Sealed locking lid
Removable cord