Panasonic SR-CX108 Electronic Rice Cooker / Warmer Operating Instructions


Panasonic SR-CX108 Electronic Rice Cooker / Warmer Operating Instructions


Safety Precautions


Failure to follow these instructions may cause death or serious injury.

  • This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  • This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as: -staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments; -farm houses; -by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments; -bed and breakfast type environments.
  • If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord or assembly available from the manufacture or its service agent.
  • Do not spill water or other liquid on the connector such as the instrument plug to avoid electric shock, or fire caused by short circuit.
  • Never use this appliance to cook any food that may jam the Steam Vent: Foliaceous food (e.g. laver, Chinese cabbage) or strip food (e.g. kelp) and fragmentary foods (e.g. corn grit), as this may cause accidents or damage to the appliance.
  • During operation, never have your face or hands close to the Steam Vent in order to avoid burn.
  • Please use an individual earthed power outlet of 10 A rated current, and joint use of the same power outlet with other appliance may cause fire.
  • No reconstruction Any person other than a repair technician is not allowed to dismantle or repair the appliance to avoid fire, electric shock or injury.
  • Make sure the voltage indicated on the label of the appliance is the same as your local supply. Never use a damaged power cord.
  • Do not do any of the following to avoid fire and electric shock due to damaged power cords. Modifying, forcefully bending, placing near heating elements, bundling, putting heavy objects on top, etc.
  • Any dust in the power plug must be cleaned in a timely manner to avoid fire.
  • The instrument plug and power plug must be inserted into the socket and power outlet thoroughly to avoid fire, electric shock or short circuit.
  • When the power cord or power plug is damaged or the power plug is loosely connected to the power outlet, never use the appliance to avoid fire, electric shock or short circuit.
  • Never pull off the power plug with a wet hand to avoid electric shock and injury.
  • During operation, do not move or shake the appliance.
  • Do not let a child operate the appliance unattended. Put it out of the reach of babies to avoid electric shock, burn and other dangerous accidents.
  • Do not place the appliance on a location which is unstable or wet or approaches to fire or heat source, otherwise this may cause damage or accident.
  • Never soak or dip the appliance in water.
  • Never insert a pin, wire or other object into Intake Vent, Exhaust Vent or gaps on the bottom of the appliance to avoid electric shock.
  • Discontinue using the appliance immediately and unplug when abnormality or breaking down occurs to avoid smoking, fire or electric shock. e.g. for abnormality or breaking down: The power plug and the power cord become abnormally hot; The power cord is damaged or power failure happens when the power cord is touched; The main body is deformed or is abnormally hot; Smoke emanates from the main body or a burning odour is detected; The main body is cracked, is loose or rattles.
  • Close the Outer Lid slowly and firmly until it clicks to prevent burn or injury by steam leaking or the opening of the Outer Lid.
  • Keep the power cord out of the reach of children. Do not let the power cord hang over the edge of the table or countertop. Pulling on the power cord may result in the appliance falling from the table or countertop, causing injury.
  • Be careful not to trip over or become entangled with the power cord while in use to avoid injury, or the damaged power cord causing fire or electric shock.
  • Do not use the appliance for any purpose other than those described in these instructions to avoid fire, burn, injury or electric shock. Panasonic will not accept any liability if the appliance is subject to improper use, or failure to comply with these instructions.

Failure to follow these instructions may cause injury or property damage.

  • The appliance must match the supplied Inner Pan to avoid overheat or abnormal circumstance.
  • During use or immediately after use, do not touch the Inner Pan with hands to avoid burn due to high-temperature.
  • Do not use the cord set (for an instrument plug and power plug) that is not specified for use with this appliance also do not transfer it to avoid electric shock, electrical leakage or fire.
  • Be sure to hold the power plug or the instrument plug when unplugging the power plug or the instrument plug to avoid electric shock, or fire caused by short circuit.
  • Always switch off and unplug the appliance from the power outlet when it is not in use or before removing the Inner Pan to avoid burn, injury, or electric shock or fire caused by short circuit due to the insulation deterioration.
  • Unplug and allow the appliance to cool down fully before cleaning and storing it to avoid burn. Do not move the appliance while it is hot.

Notes on Use

  • Before the Rice Cooker works, check the Inner Pan and Steam Cap for in place to avoid any malfunction.
  • During use, the Rice Cooker may generate tiny sound of “click” or “sizz”, which is a normal sound of operation, and do not panic.
  • Never have the Rice Cooker to operate again immediately after cooking. Wait at least for 15 minutes so as to have the heating plate cool down.
  • Never cook rice with hot water as this may affect the temperature judgment by the thermostat thus degrade cooking effect.
  • In operation, never cover the top of the Rice Cooker with a cloth, as this may cause accidents or damage to the Rice Cooker.
  • Do not have the Inner Pan to fall off, which may cause deformation.
  • Do not hit the Inner Pan with a hard object to avoid deformation.
  • Before the Rice Cooker works, be sure to wipe away the water outside the Inner Pan to avoid any fault.
  • Before the Rice Cooker works, please remove water drops and rice grains between the Inner Pan and heating plate to avoid any malfunction.
  • The coating on the bottom of the Inner Pan may wear off depending on usage frequency, but this does not affect performance.
  • Hold the Handle when moving the Rice Cooker.
  • Do not use the Rice Cooker outdoors.

Par t Names/Accessories



Cooking Rice

  • Weigh out required rice (A measuring cup of rice is about 150 g);
  • Wash rice in another container and make sure to wash it clean.
  • It is better not to wash rice directly inside the Inner Pan in order to avoid scuffing the Inner Pan


  • Put the cleaned rice into the Inner Pan and fill it with water to a corresponding water level (e.g. if cooking 3 cups of white rice, water should be added to Mark 3 of the Water Level (White Rice)). The water quantity can be increased or decreased reasonably according to personal preference.
  • Never exceed the highest Water Level.


  • Wipe up the external surface of Inner Pan with dry cloth, putting it into the Rice Cooker. Then press down the Outer Lid until a sound of “click” is heard.
  • Never heat the Inner Pan on other stoves to avoid deformation caused by high temperatures; it is not allowed to use any other container, instead of the Inner Pan, on the Heating Plate.


  • Connect the Instrument Plug to the body first and then connect the Power Plug.
  • Make sure that both plugs are firmly connected.


  • Press the “Start” button to enter the working process of a corresponding menu. The “Start” indicator lights up.
  • By default, “White Regular” is selected. When changing it, see page 11.
  • When using the timer, see page 11.
  • Entering state of stewing rice. The display shows remaining stewing time in countdown.
  • According to the judgment of rice and water quantity by the computer program during cooking rice, the stewing time is automatically set to 5 min or 10 min.


  • After cooking, automatically switches to the keep warm function.
  • To prevent the rice from sticking together and reducing its taste, it is best to loosen the rice immediately.
  • Please use the attached Rice Scoop to fill rice instead of metal spoon which may cause scratch to the Inner Pan.



Using the Settings Correctly


Using Different Settings

  • Select a menu. Press the “Menu Select” button to select a menu. The menu with the indicator on is selected.
  • When selecting “Porridge”, “Soup/Slow Cook”, “Cake/Bread” or “Steam”, set the cooking timer.


  • Press the “Start” button.
  • Once the rice is cooked, the program switches to the keep warm function automatically.
  • Using the keep warm function is not recommended for “Quinoa”, “Brown”, “Multi Grain”, “Sticky”, “Porridge”, “Clay Pot”, “Soup/Slow Cook”, “Cake/Bread” or “Steam”. Please press the “Off” button to turn off the keep warm function.
  • Press the “Menu Select” button to select a menu.
  • When “Porridge” is selected, set the cooking time.
  • Press the “Timer” button to set preset mode.
  • Press the “ ” or “ ” button to adjust the desired time.
  • Timer can be set in 10 minute units between the start of timer setting to 24 h 00 min.
  • Preset time is the working completing time.
  • The “Timer” button also works the same as the “ ” button in preset mode.
  • Press the “Start” button to start presetting mode.
  • When the preset mode is started, the indicator of a menu and the “Timer” indicator turn on.
  • When the Rice Cooker starts cooking, the “Timer” indicator turns off and the “Start” indicator turns on.


  • Unplug before cleaning and ensure that body has cooled down.


Steam Cap*



When you found the cooking is in any abnormal conditions, please check the root cause of the failure.

Rice Cooking



Cake / Bread Baking




Error Indications






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