When you have a few more hungry mouths to feed, the Zojirushi Rice Cooker and Warmer steps up to handle several varieties of grains and a range of quantities. A large-capacity lift-out pan can hold from 2 to 10 cups of uncooked rice, and the nonstick interior provides easy release even at full capacity. The included measuring cup, which is slightly smaller than standard U.S. sizes, should be used followed by water at recommended levels marked on the rice pan. For a container of white rice, you will have fluffy results in about 30 minutes with about 15 more minutes to rest for optimum flavor. A single switch begins the process, and when cooking is complete, a Keep Warm setting activates, which will maintain serving temperatures and freshness for several hours. Zojirushi's model NS-PC18 features a lock-tight lid with steam vent and surrounding channel to collect excess moisture in addition to a side condensation collector. You can also prepare brown or wild rice and other specialties with water adjustment. When you expect a crowd or just want to prepare make-ahead side dishes for the week, the Zojirushi Electric Rice Cooker and Warmer performs to exceptional standards with little fuss.