Yum Asia Panda Mini Rice Cooker With Ninja Ceramic Bowl and Advanced Fuzzy Logic (3.5 cup, 0.63 litre) 4 Rice Cooking Functions,

(6 customer reviews)

Brand Yum Asia Capacity 0.63 Liters Product Dimensions 13.2″D x 8.9″W x 8.3″H Power Source Corded Electric Product Care Instructions Wipe with Damp Cloth PERFECT RICE AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON – White rice/long grain, short grain/sushi and brown rice settings with quick cook. 7 cooking phases ensure the best taste, texture and aroma…


Product Description

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  • 120V, 60Hz – Factory made for the US with US plug and detachable power cord.
  • 3.5 cup / 0.6 litre capacity of uncooked rice – enough for 1-3 people (0.5 to 3.5 cups)
  • Advanced Fuzzy Logic (AI) Technology
  • White/long grain, short grain (for sushi) and brown rice functions
  • ‘Quick’ cook setting for faster white rice cooking
  • Useful multi-cooker functions – steam, porridge (oat and rice), slow cook, cake baking settings
  • High quality 5 layer 2mm thick Ninja ceramic coated inner bowl
  • 24 hours keep warm function and 24 hours timer feature
  • 10 minute rice function countdown timer
  • Korean designed ‘Smart Button’ control panel
  • Cool ice white crisp and bright LED display
  • 3D heating technology. Power on/off function
  • Detachable stainless steel inner lid, outer steam cap and condensation collector for easy cleaning
  • Food grade steam basket, measuring cup, spatula and soup ladle included. Multi language instruction manual (EN, FR and ES)
  • Multi award winning – BBC Good Food ‘STAR BUY’ (2023/24), Which magazine “BEST BUY’ (2023), Insider magazine ‘OVERALL WINNER’ (2023)

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Panda has a small footprint but is big on functionality – it’s ideal for smaller kitchens, individuals or couples. It might be cute, but we have made sure that functionality is not affected and have packed Panda full of essential rice cooking functions and useful add on multi functions. Our advanced fuzzy logic (AI) technology controls the temperature for the efficient and perfect cooking of many different types of rice. You can cook long grain, short grain (including sushi and glutinous rice), brown rice (short or long grain). Panda doesn’t just cook perfect rice, it cooks other grains like quinoa, cous cous, millet and pearl barley perfectly too. The add on functions include porridge that can be used for rice porridge or oat porridge, slow cook, steam (food grade steam basket included) and cake baking. Panda is designed to be used in the US as it is ETL approved for this (rated 120V, 60Hz power) and is supplied with a US plug.

Yum Asia Mini Panda rice cooker with ai advanced fuzzy logic

  • Advanced Fuzzy Logic (AI)

Panda’s functions use advanced fuzzy logic technology (AI) to control the temperature for the efficient cooking of all different types of rice including long grain, short grain (sushi), brown rice and a quick cook option for if you want the rice cooked a little faster. Panda is designed to cook rice using over at least 7 phases to produce perfect rice every time and to carefully retain nutrients, aroma, texture and give a great taste. This phased cooking allows adjustments in temperature all controlled by Panda’s AI processor so you don’t have to do the thinking. When the food is ready, Panda then counts down the final 10 minutes of cooking so you can see exactly when your rice is going to be ready to serve!

  • 24 Hour Keep Warm/Timer

Yum Asia’s rice cookers have a 24 hours automatic keep warm – it keeps rice at an ideal serving temperature until it’s ready to be served. There is a countdown indicator during the cooking cycle and when the rice is cooked a beep sounds and the cooker automatically shifts to keep warm mode. This keep warm temperature has been designed to be optimal for safe rice preservation. For added convenience, there is a pre-set time function which can be set up to 24 hours in advance, so you can have delicious rice ready for when you come in from work or steaming hot porridge waiting on a cold winter’s morning.

  • A Small Footprint Packed With Style And Function

Panda has unique Asian styling with a tough, hard-wearing and easy to clean exterior. It has a Korean designed ‘Smart Button’ control panel with a large, cool ice white clear and bright LED display all packed into an extremely kawaii (cute) thermopolymer body and white carry handle. The small footprint of Panda means that it can fit in even the smallest of kitchens and is perfect for individuals and couples.

  • Healthy Ninja Ceramic Bowl

We have designed every aspect of Panda with our customers in mind and decided to include a hard-wearing, 5 layer Ninja inner bowl with a 2mm thick ceramic coating which is BPA, PTFE and PFOA free. The stainless steel inner lid, steam cap and condensation collector are all removable for easy cleaning and to ensure no mess and good hygiene.

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Panda uses advanced fuzzy logic (AI) to ensure rice is cooked perfectly every time. The graph above shows how our fuzzy logic / AI processor adjusts the temperature using the weight and detecting the heat inside the cooker along with pre-programmed conditions to cook rice on a typical cooking cycle.

Panda also uses at least 7 phases of cooking which includes preheat, absorb water, heating, boiling, steam, cool down and keep warm with steam which are each calculated for time and temperature using the advanced fuzzy logic to create the perfect rice for your meal.

  1. Preheat – Panda starts to gently heat the rice and water in the inner bowl to between 50-60°C. This begins the cooking cycle and is key to the release of sugars into the water from the rice grains.
  2. Absorb Water – The cooking temperature is further increased whilst the advanced fuzzy logic makes small adjustments to obtain a range of between 50-80°C so the rice can optimally start absorbing the water depending on the setting chosen.
  3. Heating – The temperature is increased again to between 75-85°C to start the actual cooking process. This varies depending on the setting chosen.
  4. Boiling – Panda then rapidly increases the temperature to 100˚C boiling point to evaporate the majority of the water from the inner bowl and to further cook the rice part way.
  5. Steam – The steaming part of the cooking cycle enables the rice to continue cooking while reabsorbing the sugars in the remaining water back into the rice whilst simultaneously evaporating the remaining water. This part of the cycle makes the rice taste sweeter, more nutritious, have better aroma/texture and completes the final rice grain cooking.
  6. Cool Down – Water balancing then occurs using low temperature range cycling to ensure there is no remaining water left and that the rice has the correct moisture content.
  7. Keep Warm and Steam – The temperature is then held at an optimal 70-74°C to continue to steam the rice and keep the rice safe of bacteria etc . This ensures the rice is perfectly cooked, fluffy and delicious and ready for when you need it.

Yum Asia Mini Panda rice cooker with ai advanced fuzzy logic

panda rice cooker yum asia yumasia zojirushi cuckoo aroma reishunger fuzzy logic ceramic mini small

panda rice cooker yum asia yumasia zojirushi cuckoo aroma reishunger fuzzy logic ceramic mini small

panda rice cooker yum asia yumasia zojirushi cuckoo aroma reishunger fuzzy logic ceramic mini small

Panda May Look Cute But It Has A Strong Heart!

Panda has a Korean designed ‘Smart Button’ control panel with an easy to read cool ice white crisp and bright LED display. The buttons have been thoroughly tested for repeated pushing and to be hard wearing in even the most extreme kitchen conditions and are easily wired down for good hygiene.

With your Panda you will receive a 180ml rice measuring cup for convenient rice measurements to cook just the amount of rice you need. You get a rice spatula with dimpled surface to help with rice service. A food grade steam tray to place above the rice you are cooking which is perfect for steaming vegetables and other foods. Also included is a multi language user manual.

Small Footprint – Big On Functionality

Panda is ideal for smaller kitchens, individuals or couples with it’s smaller footprint and it being 3.5 rice cup capacity (can cook as little as half a cup).

  • White/long grain
  • Short grain (for sushi) rice
  • Brown rice
  • Steam vegetables etc
  • Porridge (oat, rice)
  • Can function like a slow cooker
  • Cake baking (even cheesecake!)

Designed By People That Know Rice Cooking

At Yum Asia we love Asian food but found that the biggest problem is that we couldn’t replicate the perfect rice we found when we were in restaurants! No matter how hard we tried, rice cooked in a saucepan just wasn’t the same. After some really disastrous purchases of non-fuzzy logic rice cookers, which rather than cooking the perfect rice we were looking for, just spat out starchy water all over our kitchen worktop, we bought a fuzzy logic rice cooker and it changed the way we cook completely. From 2006 onward we coined the phrase ‘Perfect rice at the touch of a button’.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg

Yum Asia


Arctic White, Cobalt Grey, White and Grey


0.63 Liters

Product Dimensions

13.2"D x 8.9"W x 8.3"H

Power Source

Corded Electric

Product Care Instructions

Wipe with Damp Cloth

Special Feature

Removable Bowl



Lid Material



500 watts

Included Components

Bowl, Instruction Manual


120 Volts

Model Name


Item Weight

2 Kilograms, 4.4 pounds



Item model number


Date First Available

August 11, 2022


Yum Asia

6 reviews for Yum Asia Panda Mini Rice Cooker With Ninja Ceramic Bowl and Advanced Fuzzy Logic (3.5 cup, 0.63 litre) 4 Rice Cooking Functions,

  1. Ana

    Arrocera de gran ayudaEl arroz se coció en el tiempo estimado de las instrucciones, no se apelmaza, muy bien!

  2. Zen

    excellent cooker.

  3. phantomz

    I have a zojitrushi that got destroyed and was debating between getting a replacement of the same one or this. This rice cooker is a space saver and it cooks good quality rice in a short time. Best of all, it doesn’t spill any liquids on the counter. I totally recommend it.

  4. Dino

    I have been wanting a good appropriate size Rice Cooker for our RV, especially since we purchased a cheap one that is way to tiny and also after my wife said the cheap one I bought was junk. It was time for me to study and redeem myself.After some research on Rice Cookers I came upon the Yum Asia Panda. I read some reviews from the Amazon UK site and thought it sounded like just the right size and the reviews were all positive as well.So I ordered it.Now my wife is more a skeptic than I am, she basically said “ok it cooks rice how hard is that”. So it was up to me to convince her I made a good purchase and that it would exceed her simple expectations and she would like it more than a standard rice cooker.It arrived in just a few days and we unpacked it and the first thing I noticed were the detailed instructions with pictures, for a detailed person like me this was impressive. The wife was still like “Ok”…(not impressed yet)!I showed her the size and she agreed it was just the right physical size. Next I showed her the 3.5 cup capability, now she likes rice so I saw her eyes light up a little bit, all positive so far! The ceramic bowl was the next feature she noted, easy to clean. I’m making progress but the “proof is in the cooking”.So we decided to make a 2 cup portion to test, since Jasmine rice is my favorite we started with this. After cleaning the rice we did exactly as the instructions said and put the amount of water to the correct level in the ceramic insert, then we shut the top and pushed the correct button for long grain rice(there are settings for all types of rice including brown).My first words were “can it really be that simple”?My wife is still like “Ok”….When the Rice was done a short time later it was on to the taste test…and I have to say it passed with flying colors, in her words the rice was “just the right texture and moistness, and still very fragrant”. She remarked we should buy a high end jasmine Rice since this does so well!My wife was finally impressed! Mark one up for Me, thanks to this wonderful little rice cooker!PS: We have also tried it on brown and sticky rice and it does fabulous…the only down side is a may have to buy a second one for the RV as this one is staying in the house!

  5. Christine T.

    I have used several rice cookers and I find this one is very convenient and easy to use. Not only does it make your rice perfect every time but it takes little space on the counter especially when you have limited space. I have different people who come and assist me with cooking and this rice cooker has been easy for all of them to use regardless of what level of cooking skills they have. I haven’t had the opportunity to try the cake feature but I’m looking forward to trying it. I also find it attractive and I like that the cord is detachable. I strongly recommend this product, its affordable, attractive, easy to use and makes a variety types of rice (long grain, short grain, sticky, porage) plus a few bonus items like cake. A++ product!!

  6. Sophie Bennet

    I was looking for a small rice cooker but with big rice cooking qualities. This makes up to 3 cups but since i only feed 2 people we only make one cup and it cooks perfectly every time.The basic instructions are easy to followed. Like one scoop = 1 cup dried rice. As for the rice to water ratio. The water level is marked inside the rice cooker bowl. So once your rice is raised you just add water to the line noted for the type of rice and its no of scoop.The cooker itself is a funny shape more oblong. So storage could be an issue. But plus. The cleaning is super easy and there is a water stem catcher in back. Just remember to empty before use. The bowl has a nice coating. So no gross aluminum feel like most affordable cookers.I think its a great price for the quality. And more versatile than the more common toaster push done button cookers.What can i say i love it. And it has a steamer basket so you can cook your veggies or pot stickers at the same time. So awesome

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