Best Rice Cooker Reviews
The rice cooker is a brilliant invention. Not only does it save time, it is also the best way to get perfectly cooked fluffy rice. No matter what your budget is, you’ll be able to find your best rice cooker by reading my rice cooker reviews blog. I’ll also include some helpful rice cooking tips and the best rice cooker recipes that you can try.
BEST RICE COOKER REVIEWS 2015
Instead of looking for rice cooker reviews all around the internet, I’ll let you in on my first hand experience using only the best rice cookers the market has to offer. I’ve used many products and I’ll only review the best rated rice cookers from every price range. Check out my blog here.
Best Electric Rice Cooker – Aroma 8-cup rice cooker review
Best Large Rice Cooker – Aroma 20-cup rice cooker review
Best Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker – Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 review
Best Cheap Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker – Panasonic SR-DE103 review
Best Rice Pressure Cooker – Instant Pot IP-DUO60 review
Best Stainless Steel Rice Cookers – Stainless steel rice cooker inner pot gives you peace of mind for cooking anything. Here’s my list of best stainless steel rice cookers.
Best Small Rice Cookers – Not everybody needs a large rice cooker. Students and bachelors, find my list of best small rice cookers for the best 3 cup rice cooker.
HOW TO PICK THE BEST RICE COOKER
Truthfully, there is no single rice cooker that is the best. Rice cookers come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. The best rice cooker is the one that performs exactly the way you want it to and carries a price tag that suits its abilities and your budget.
Before you go to my rice cooker reviews, here’s how to choose a rice cooker. It all boils down to two criteria.
Size Of Rice Cooker
The question to ask yourself is how many people you plan to cook for. You’d also want to take into account unexpected guests and family reunions (if you cook rice for reunions that is). A regular adult would usually consume half a cup of uncooked rice so using that approximation, you’ll be able to determine the size of rice cooker you need.
Types Of Rice Cooker
There are basically two types of rice cookers. The conventional on/off electric rice cookers and the fuzzy logic rice cookers. If you’re looking for a feature-packed rice cooker, the fuzzy logic is the way to go. This multifunction machine cooks fluffy rice every single time. The conventional on/off rice cooker on the other hand works perfectly when you get the water to rice ratio spot on. Don’t expect the on/off rice cooker to be too versatile though.
WHAT IS THE BEST RICE COOKER?
Every rice grain cooks differently. The best rice cooker for brown rice (if you cook brown rice a lot you should look at the best brown rice cooker) may not always be the best choice when it comes to white rice.
So before even looking for a rice cooker, you should consider what you are planning to cook in it. In my books, a stainless rice cooker is the safer option (because it has a non-reactive surface) compared to non stick rice cookers. This is unless you’re cooking something very very sticky (glutinous rice for example).
The serious misconception that many consumers have is that higher priced products are always better than their lower priced counterparts. In a way it is true. However due to the different functions, cooking capacities and energy saving features I don’t feel it is possible to distinguish rice cookers based on price alone.
Best Rice Cooker Brands on the Market
Here I have sorted the rice cookers I’ve tried out. Firstly I’ll introduce you to some of the best rice cooker brands on the market so you’d be able to know which rice cooker brand is more likely to carry the type or range of rice cooker you’re looking for.
I love how well most Japanese rice cookers perform. The best Japanese rice cooker brands like Panasonic, Tiger and Zojirushi really know their craft. Rice is their staple dish after all. The only problem with these rice cookers is that most of them tend to have a non stick lining. So if you are looking for a rice cooker with stainless steel inner pot, read my stainless steel rice cooker reviews.
I’m Randy and I’m just a normal guy with a full time desk job. When I come home I’m so drained that I just want to have an awesome meal and chill. By using my trusty rice cooker, I save a lot of time. I just have to wash the rice grains (white rice, brown rice or even basmati), toss it into the rice cooker, add the right amount of water and turn the rice cooker on. A rice cooker with steamer conveniently steams some veggies or fish to go with the rice.
I also have the option of making soups, porridge or even bake cakes in certain rice cookers. I even once popped popcorn in the rice cooker using dried corn kernels (here’s how). To say a rice cooker is multifunctional would be an understatement. Back in the day these rice cookers were very simple but nowadays there are even rice pressure cookers that combine both the conventional rice cooker and a pressure cooker.
Remember to read my rice cookers reviews and updates in my blog.