Rice Cooker Buying Guide

Anyone who has tried to knock up a batch of rice will know that it can be a tricky task, resulting in a final product that is sometimes soggy or undercooked. To make life easier, here are some top tips on how to buy a rice cooker that can make perfect rice every time.

1. Batch Size

Rice cookers have different pan sizes to determine how much rice can be completed in a single batch.

When looking at capacity, remember that the figures quoted often refer to uncooked rice, but rice tends to double in size when cooked.

This means a 5 cup model will actually produce 10 cups of cooked rice in each batch.

2. Easy to Clean

An important feature of any rice cooker is non-stick coating on the pan, which makes it much easier to clean and maintain.

Inexpensive models come with a plastic or aluminium shell, while pricier products often have durable stainless steel for more damage resistance.

3. Fuzzy Logic Technology

There are various types of rice cooker, ranging from simple on/off models all the way up to advanced fuzzy logic technology appliances.

If you are simply looking to cook the occasional batch of rice, then an on/off cooker should be more than enough.

However, fuzzy logic technology allows you to select a range of different programmable settings.

4. Cooking Brown Rice, Sushi and Soup

Cooking brown rice or rice for sushi and soup is a task for a fuzzy logic cooker.

Not only can you choose different rice texture settings – such as soft or firm – the technology involves computer chips to adjust cooking time and temperature as needed.

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    KRC150WHT
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    KRC350BSS
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  • Panasonic 10 Cup Rice Cooker Panasonic 10 Cup Rice Cooker
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    SR-CN108WST
    $199.00
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    SR-CN188WST
    $219.00
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  • Breville The Rice Box Breville The Rice Box
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