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Commercial-Grade Comfort: Zojirushi’s Professional Electric Rice Warmer THA-603SA/803SA

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There is something about a warm bowl of rice that provides perfect comfort in a bowl! When you are running a bustling restaurant or a thriving catering business, serving up that homey feeling with every scoop of rice is crucial. That’s where the Zojirushi Electric Rice Warmer THA-603SA/803SA comes in — designed to keep rice warm at the perfect serving temperature and tasting like it was freshly made, without drying, scorching, or yellowing. Let us explore how this professional-grade appliance keeps your rice warm and deliciously fluffy, making your guests feel right at home. 

A person wearing a white shirt and apron opens the lid of the rice warmer

First Look: Capacity and Convenience 

The Zojirushi Commercial Rice Warmer THA-603SA/803SA is expertly crafted from durable and elegant stainless steel, making them elegant in the kitchen and durable and effortless to clean.  

Whether you are growing your restaurant business or have a bustling establishment unparalleled flexibility with options of 6 or 8-liter capacity, which equals approximately 66 or 88 servings! Plus, the smart design ensures effortless cleaning after a long shift. Some key features include a nonstick inner pan, a hinged/detachable/washable lid, and handles on the inner pan for easy removal. This allows you to focus on what matters most—delivering exceptional dining experiences.

A person wearing a white shirt and apron is holding the inner pan that has been removed

Safety and Reliability 

At Zojirushi, we prioritize not just the functionality but also the safety and cleanliness of our products in both home and professional kitchens. This is why the Electric Rice Warmer THA-603SA/803SA is backed by certifications for safety and sanitation. Being cETLus listed ensures that it meets rigorous safety standards set by the Electrical Testing Laboratories (ETL) for both the United States (UL) and Canada (CSA). Moreover, its ETL Sanitation listing guarantees compliance with sanitation requirements essential for commercial food service environments.  

How has our Electric Rice Warmer changed the game in your kitchen? Do you have tips or tricks you want to share, or a special dish that’s become easier to serve thanks to this rice warmer? Share your stories with us on Facebook and Instagram by tagging us. Remember, every meal you serve tells a story. Let’s spread the warmth together! #Zojirushi #ZoFan 


Elevate Your Service with the Zojirushi Air Pot® Beverage Dispenser AAPE-22/25

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In the fast-paced hospitality and service industry, the efficiency and reliability of your equipment play a crucial role in the guest experience. The Zojirushi Air Pot® Beverage Dispenser AAPE-22/25, designed to cater to the varied needs of cafes, restaurants, and catering services, ensures that every hot and cold beverage you serve delivers satisfaction in every sip. Join us as we dive into the distinctive features that make our Air Pot® a favorite among industry professionals.

Designed for Service Excellence

Our Air Pot® Beverage Dispensers AAPE-22/25 are available in two sizes, each featuring a premium stainless steel finish that offers functionality and elegance for your service needs. 

Meet the two models:

The AAPE-22 holds a capacity of 74 oz. or 2.2 liters and measures 15-1/4 inches in height, it boasts heat retention* of 169°F after 10 hours and 145°F after 24 hours. Its stainless color and replaceable inner glass liner make it versatile and durable.

The AAPE-25 offers a slightly larger capacity than the AAPE-22, holding 83 oz. or 2.45 liters. This product measures 15-3/4 inches in height. This model ensures heat retention* of 172°F after 10 hours and 147°F after 24 hours, slightly higher than the AAPE-22 because of it’s larger capacity. The glass liner will preserve the coffee’s fresh taste while also boasting the best vacuum insulation. Replacement liners are available if needed through our Customer Service.

Top view looking inside the beverage dispenser showing the glass liner

Functions & Features

The Air Pot® Beverage Dispenser comes packed with dynamic features and functions specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s hospitality services. Each model features Zojirushi’s signature high-quality vacuum insulated glass liner, ensuring contents stay hot or cold for hours. Furthermore, Zojirushi’s patented Brew-Thru® stem stopper and a removable lid, which opens a full 125°, allow for direct brewing under most commercial brewers, enhancing functionality and convenience. Take a closer look: Beverage dispenser under a commercial sized coffee maker

Brew-Thru® Stem Stopper: The innovative Brew-Thru® stem stopper allows for direct brewing, making operation seamless and maintaining the integrity and flavor of your beverage.

High-Quality Vacuum Insulation: Keep beverages hot or cold for hours without electricity. This feature is crucial for maintaining your beverages’ optimal temperature and taste, ensuring guest satisfaction with every cup.

Easy-to-Use Smooth Pump Mechanism: The smooth pump mechanism on the Air Pot® Beverage Dispenser ensures simple dispensing, allowing guests or staff to serve themselves effortlessly, enhancing the overall user experience.

Beverage dispenser being used by pressing the top button and serving a cup of coffee

Removable Lid for Easy Filling and Cleaning: A detachable lid facilitates easy filling and simplifies the cleaning process, ensuring that hygiene and convenience are always prioritized.

Swivel Base for Easy Access: Including a swivel base allows for effortless rotation, offering convenient access from any direction and enhancing the service efficiency and guest experience.

NSF Certified: Meeting the highest safety and sanitation standards, the Air Pot® Beverage Dispenser is NSF certified, assuring compliance with critical health regulations.

Commitment to the Commercial Sector

Zojirushi Commercial Products are crafted with an unwavering commitment to durability and performance and are designed to endure rigorous daily use in an industrial setting. Our supply backs our reputation as a top-quality food service equipment manufacturer to various industry-leading brewer manufacturers, coffee roasters, hotels, restaurants, and other chains. 

We’d love to hear from our professional culinary community. How have our commercial Air Pot® Beverage Dispensers impacted your business or beverage program? Share your experiences and thoughts with us on Facebook and Instagram. #Zojirushi #ZoFan

*Heat retention ratings are based on water at a starting temperature of 203°F (95°C) at a room temperature of 68°F (20°C).

Precision Meets Performance: Transform Your Kitchen with the Zojirushi Commercial Rice Cooker

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Preparing the perfect bowl of rice can require time, care, and precision, which can be a challenge for those working in busy restaurant kitchens.

Enter the Zojirushi Commercial Rice Cooker NYC-36, a culinary marvel that makes the process easy at the flip of a switch. Designed for maximum performance and durability, it is the rice cooker of choice for cooks and chefs working in kitchens today.

A trusted tool of culinary experts.

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A 20-cup powerhouse designed to flawlessly cook and keep your rice warm until ready to serve, Zojirushi’s Commercial Rice Cooker and Warmer elevates culinary creations to improve diner satisfaction.

The “keep warm” feature maintains your rice at the perfect serving temperature, ensuring your guests have a delightful experience with every bite. This feature complements a variety of menu items and global cuisines.

Close up of the bottom front of the rice cooker with a black panel with a switch that has keep warm and cook setting with a small light bulb on the side of each setting

This commercial electric rice cooker stands the test of even the most bustling of kitchens. Crafted with a durable stainless-steel exterior, the Zojirushi Commercial Rice Cooker promises longevity and resilience. The nonstick inner cooking pan adds a touch of convenience. Engraved with a rice water measure lines, both works together to make cooking and cleaning a breeze.

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Ease and versatility at your fingertips

The Zojirushi Commercial Rice Cooker & Warmer is more than an appliance; it’s a culinary ally. From crafting perfect sushi rice to preparing flavorful rice bowls, this industrial rice cooker effortlessly adapts to any demand. With it being able to prepare 40 servings at a time, it is a must-have for your restaurant or catering business.

Whether you’re running a busy restaurant or catering an event, this commercial rice cooker is the most reliable choice for any kitchen or service setting where rice is the star of the dish.

When preparing your rice in this restaurant rice cooker, you will experience ease like never before as the side condensation collector manages excess moisture efficiently.

The detachable and washable inner lid further ensure that the highest standards of cleanliness are never compromised. Furthermore, the inclusion of an extra-large rice spatula adds even more convenience to your kitchen routine.

Zojirushi’s signature quality and safety standard

Proudly bearing the ETLus and NSF certifications, the Commercial Rice Cooker ensures your commitment to the highest safety and sanitation standards in keeping with Zojirushi’s long standing dedication to quality.

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Want to see it up close? Visit Zojirushi’s YouTube channel for a detailed look at the Commercial Rice Cooker & Warmer and discover more about Zojirushi’s range of commercial products.

And, if you are already using a Zojirushi commercial electric rice cooker in your restaurant or business, share your experience with us on Instagram and Facebook using #Zojirushi or #ZoFan to join our worldwide Zo family!

Redefining Rice Service: The Zojirushi Thermal Rice Warmer Delivers Superior Quality

Stainless steel color warmer on a counter in a white kitchen

Maintaining consistency in food quality is paramount in the fast-paced world of commercial kitchens. Rice, a staple in many global cuisines, requires particular attention. The Zojirushi Thermal Rice Warmer RDS-400/600 is our non-electric, eco-friendly answer for occasions requiring large amounts of perfectly cooked rice. It promises quality and efficiency in rice preparation, a hallmark of the commercial rice cooker warmer experience.

Features and Benefits

The standout feature of the Zojirushi Thermal Rice Warmer is its remarkable ability to keep rice at its ideal serving temperature for up to 6 hours, all without the need for electricity. This unique attribute not only makes the rice warmer portable and adaptable for various events but also marks it as an eco-friendly choice. Its stackable design makes it an excellent option for catering and outdoor events, where space optimization and power availability are often challenging.

Person holding the rice warmer by the two handles on the side stacking a warmer on top of the other.

Moreover, the construction of the rice warmer is meticulously engineered to resist the effects of acidity. This makes it particularly suitable for holding sushi rice, an integral component of Japanese and various fusion cuisines. The resilience of the warmer ensures that rice, even when combined with vinegar-based seasonings, remains fresh and palatable for extended periods.

Ease of Use and Maintenance

Consistent with Zojirushi’s legacy of user-friendly designs, the Thermal Rice Warmer is a model of convenience. It features a reusable and replaceable dew-collecting sponge and its holder on the lid, making maintenance straightforward and ensuring hygiene. The design’s simplicity is especially beneficial in the hustle and bustle of catering environments, allowing for hassle-free operation.

ETL Sanitation Listed

Adhering to safety and sanitation standards is crucial in commercial food service. The Zojirushi Thermal Rice Warmer proudly meets these critical requirements, being ETL Sanitation listed. This certification is not just a mark of compliance but a testament to the product’s commitment to maintaining the highest food safety standards.
Lid showing the dew collector

Versatility in Use

The versatility of the Zojirushi Thermal Rice Warmer extends beyond traditional restaurant settings. Its portability and non-electric operation make it ideal for a variety of food service scenarios, including outdoor banquets, pop-up food stations, and even in settings where traditional cooking facilities are unavailable. Want to see the rice warmer in action? Watch our product video on YouTube.

Reflection on Quality and Innovation

At Zojirushi, we understand that the tools and equipment used in food preparation play a vital role in the overall dining experience. The Thermal Rice Warmer reflects our dedication to enhancing this experience through innovative solutions. Whether elevating the dining experience at a high-end sushi bar, streamlining service at a bustling buffet, or bringing convenience to outdoor culinary events, this rice warmer is designed to meet the demanding needs of professional chefs and caterers.

Thermal Rice Warmer with the lid off leaning on its side

We’d love to hear from our professional culinary community. How have our commercial rice warmers impacted your service? Share your experiences and thoughts with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. #Zojirushi #ZoFan

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Tumblers: The Ultimate Guide

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Happy November, Zo Fans!

This month, we’re excited to delve into the world of our stainless steel tumblers – your versatile and stylish companion for hydration on the go. Whether you’re enjoying a hot cup of coffee on your commute or a cold glass of iced tea on a hot summer day, a Zojirushi tumbler will keep your drink refreshing and delicious any time of year. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about our tumblers, from all our different models available to their top features and specifications. Let’s dive in!

What’s the Difference Between a Tumbler and a Mug? 

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Zojirushi offers a range of vacuum insulated beverage containers, including mugs and bottles, so you don’t have to worry about which ones are vacuum insulated and which ones are not. While Zojirushi has many types of vacuum insulated products, you may wonder how tumblers differ from mugs. Tumblers come with a wider mouth opening, making them ideal for coffee or tea. They are also easier to fill and clean than stainless steel mugs. In addition, many tumblers come with leak-proof lids. Both tumblers and mugs are convenient for travel, and some of Zojirushi’s tumblers even come with handles.

Meet the Models

Three tumblers with a handle in diagonal formation, in colors blue, white and brown in this order.

The Stainless Tea Tumbler with Handle is made for tea lovers, inspired by a traditional purple clay teapot with a sleek and porous finish that gives you another dimension to your tea-sipping experience. Featuring a dual infuser and strainer that can brew various cold brew or loose-leaf teas, this tumbler’s lid conveniently turns into an infuser stand, and the tumbler’s opening even features a curved lip design for an elevated tea-drinking experience. This tumbler has a 16-ounce capacity and three colors: Prussian Blue, Off White, and Brown.

The Stainless Carry Tumbler is the perfect sidekick, with its signature one-piece, screw off lid that doubles as a handle. The lid is gasket free, so there is no need to take anything apart, making it easier to clean, and the tumbler itself is light, weighing only 9 oz. This tumbler will keep your hot beverages hot; after 6 hours, the internal temperature will be 133°F, and cold drinks will be at a chilly 50°F. Choose from four colors: Watery Green, Vintage Rose, Fog Blue, and Forest Gray.

This Stainless Carry Tumbler has an 11-ounce capacity and a wide mouth opening for easy filling and cleaning. Instead of a screw off, this tumbler features a Flip Lid with clip-style safety lock that prevents the lid from opening accidentally. The lid is also one-piece and gasket-free and designed to minimize condensation from forming. This tumbler can keep hot drinks hot at 129°F after 6 hrs and cold drinks under 50°F cold after 6 hrs. Choose from Vintage Rose, Cinnamon Beige, or Forest Gray.

This 15 oz. tumbler features a unique twist and seal, spill-resistant lid with a removable tea leaf strainer for direct brewing and sipping. It’s the best of both worlds! With a 3″ opening, it is easy to fill and clean. This tumbler can keep hot drinks extra hot, retaining temperatures up to 180°F after 6 hrs, and cold drinks under 45°F cold after 6 hrs. Choose from four different colors: White, Coral Pink, Navy, and Blue Gray.

If you like simple, sleek, and elegant, this stainless silver tumbler is for you. From hot tea to an ice-cold beer, this tumbler has the range. With a 15 oz. capacity and 3″ mouth opening, this tumbler can keep hot drinks hot at 118°F after 6 hrs, and cold drinks under 45°F cold for 6 hrs.

Features & Specifications

Did you know that our very first product was a glass-lined vacuum bottle, all the way back in 1918? Safe to say, we know our way around vacuum insulation and we’ve been perfecting the art of the technology for over 100 years. Here are some of the features we promise with every Zojirushi tumbler:

  • Keeps drinks hot or cold for hours on end. Zojirushi tumblers use vacuum insulation to keep drinks at the perfect temperature for hours. This means that there is a vacuum between the inner and outer layers of each tumbler, which blocks heat transfer through air.
  • Durable and long-lasting. Zojirushi tumblers are made with high-quality steel, and our SlickSteel® polished stainless steel interior makes every tumbler stain-resistant, odor-resistant, and allows the color of your beverage to shine through.
  • Easy to clean. Zojirushi tumblers are easy to clean, and feature wide openings so you can hand wash them with ease as well.
  • Stylish and versatile. Zojirushi tumblers come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find one that matches your personality and lifestyle.
  • Always safe. Like all Zojirushi products, surfaces that come into contact with food or beverages are BPA-free.

Now that you know everything there is to know about Zojirushi tumblers, which one will you pick? Are you already a Zojirushi Tumbler owner? We want to see it in action! Show us how you use your tumbler throughout the day by sharing your comments and tagging us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. #Zojirushi #ZoFan

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