Has anyone noticed a quality difference between the Made in C vs. Made in Japan units.
Aside from the souring of parts....
I can't just put my finger on it, but out newer Made in China Zoji. unit - the inner pot quality was not very good at all. Non stick coating was thing, wore off faster. As well, right above the water line, where the water boil/starch - it actually made that area rough on the inner pot that would NOT wash off after a long good soak.
My comparison would be my current 10 cupper (which only get's used for guests/events) or even my previous 3 cupper that was made in Japan. The inner pots were WAY better in quality and never exhibited such issues.
Off my soapbox. I prefer the 3 cupper, but I'm awaiting a Made in Japan 5 cupper Induction Pressure unit anyday. Hopefully, it was bee just as good as the the ~old~ ones.