I bought a Japanese rice cooker at a garage sale about 3 weeks ago, it was brand new but had no instruction booklet. The model is a ＳＲ－ＩＨＳＥＶ１８ National/Panasonic Rice Cooker. I translated all the buttons, menus etc. but it still won't cook the rice, the water only gets very hot, but the rice remains uncooked , Is there a power difference between Japan and the US? and if so can I buy an adapter? any other ideas on why it can't cook?
I was on vacation for the last couple of days and I had no internet access and thus couldn't check the forum.
I thought that maybe I mistranslated some things, so I'll link to pictures of my rice cooker and I hope you can help me
annieさん: the rice does not cook at all. After leaving the rice in the cooker for the hour it asked for, the cooker beeped and switched to "warm mode". I opened it, and the uncooked rice was just sitting there submerged in really hot water.
JonBさん：as I told annieさん, I'm leaving it in the cooker for all of the time that it requests . On the receptacle where you put the rice, the cooker has different levels marked for different types of rice, I followed the 白米tickmarks when i want to make 御飯
rateoforangeさん: it seems that the rice cooker was never used before, as it came in it's original (i think) packaging and it was wrapped in cellophane... all the menus work etc. but the only thing I can't be sure of is what button to press so that the rice cooks
press the red button to cook the rice.
the button with green writing is for setting the timer.
the button on the left of the display tells you that it's in warming mode.
it's possible that you've been using the wrong mode, i guess....
looks like theoretically you could make okayu and sushi rice too.
you could try a few of the different settings, press the メニュー button to cycle through them... i'd start with ふつう
just because it was wrapped doesn't mean that it was new.