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Zojirushi NS-LAC05

The Zojirushi NS-LAC05 Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer, Stainless Steel, is ideal for rice lovers.  This rice cooker is designed to cook and warm three cups of beautiful, nutritional and fresh rice. For get dried rice that you have prepared before.  This product is perfect for a couple or single person or for the office or home.

This computerized cooker is programmed so that the user can cook any type of rice in a seamless, effortless manner.  From white rice to brown rice to sushi and porridge and more, this cooker only requires the user to make use of the included measuring cups and select the variety of rice being served and push the cook button.  Flavors and herbs can be added and stirred once the cooking has begun.

This stainless steel cooker occupies a small footprint and can sit on any counter-top.  The retractable power cord makes this product look inviting.  During the cooking, the aroma will stir the appetite.

There are many features designed to make for an enjoyable cooking experience.  Stay-cool handles, the enlarged digital clock and timer and the spherical non-interior cooking pan are designed to cook the perfect rice, not too dry and not too moist.

With 45-watts powering the cooker, the cooker can heat quickly and using the quick cook option have the rice on the able in minutes.   The user should always use the included spatula to easily remove the rice.

Users say the heavy bowl distributes heat evenly and the automatic warming mode kicks in when the rice is cooked.  And, there is the convenient timer that notifies the chef that the restaurant style rice is ready.  The rice begins to cook with a gradual warming temperature and after a minute is in the full cook mode that you have selected based on the type rice being served.

The Zojirushi NS-LAC05 Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer, Stainless Steel is high-quality kitchen appliance.  It is priced accordingly.  This rice cooker will be in service for many years so there is good long-term value in this product.

How does the BCS work?

A team’s BCS score is the average (technically, the arithmetic mean) of its computer, Harris Poll, and Coaches’ Poll scores. There are six BCS computers.  For any one team, its high and low computer rankings are discarded. Points are assigned in inverse order of rankings – from one point for a team ranked twenty-five up to twenty-five points for a team ranked number one on a particular computer.  The four resulting numbers are added, and a team’s BCS computer score is the ratio of the total to one hundred.  The ratio ranges from 0.00 to 1.00. For both polls, points are again assigned inversely to rankings – that is – a team gets one point if it ranked number twenty-five, and gets twenty-five points if it is ranked number one by an individual voter.  There are 114 voters in the Harris Poll and 59 voters in the Coaches’ Poll.  Therefore, the Harris score is the total number of points divided by 2875 (115 * 25).  The Coaches’ score is the total number of points divided by 1475 (59 * 25).

The “BCS National Championship Game” matches the #1 and #2 ranked teams.  The other BCS bowls are the Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Sugar Bowl.  The champions* of six conferences (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, AAC, Pac-10, and SEC) are guaranteed spots in a BCS bowl.  Another team in one of these conferences thats earns a final ranking of #3 or #4 will almost certainly play in a BCS bowl.  One, and only one, champion of any other conference (Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Sun Belt, and Western Athletic) automatically gets invited to a BCSbowl with a top-twelve finish or if it has a ranking of #16 or better and is ranked higher than one of the BCS conference champions.  If Notre Dame finishes in the top eight of the BCS rankings, it also is assured of a berth.  Otherwise, to be eligible to play in a BCS bowl, a team must have at least nine wins and a final ranking of #14 or better (or #18, #22 … if necessary to fill the 10 BCS bowl spots).

* Conferences which do not hold championship games may have co-champions.  Conference rules determine which team will get the automatic BCS bowl bid.