When it comes to great value for price, you need not look any further beyond Panasonic rice cookers! They are some of the best in terms of reliability and technology, and yet they are never overpriced. This long-standing brand makes rice cookers to serve lifetime, even perhaps to be handed over as a legacy! Okay, I’m exaggerating, but in fact, I have been using a Panasonic rice cooker for the past five years without ever missing a meal.
Panasonic has a vast array of cookers in their repertoire to suit both big and small budgets. They have the fuzzy logic rice cookers, automatic rice cookers and also simple on/off electric rice cookers in various sizes. Here are two of the best Panasonic rice cookers that I recommend.
The Panasonic SR-DE103 is a fuzzy logic rice cooker which has buttons for menu select, keep warm, timer, hour and minute, cooking timer, and the standard start and stop buttons. The advanced fuzzy logic technology automatically adjusts cooking time and power for precise quality and perfect consistency of rice.
It also has a 24-hour preset timer that gives you the option to cook rice whenever you need it. You simply need to fill the rice and water in the non stick pot and set the timer to your desired cook time. The 8 programs give you more cooking options, and you just need to select your option and the rice cooker does the rest.
The only downside is the rather unclear instruction manual that comes with the rice cooker. You will need to know the correct rice and water ratio for the type of rice you’re cooking.
Automatic Panasonic rice cookers are a great choice if you are not too concerned about having many cooking options like slow cooking or cake. The Panasonic SR-DF101 is a simple and efficient rice cooker that can cook 5-cups of rice with the fuzzy logic technology.
To obtain the ideal fluffiness, I suggest you follow the instructions and soak the uncooked rice grains for 30 minutes in water before turning on the rice cooker. It really does make the rice noticeably fluffier. You just need to press a button and the rice cooker cooks the rice and transitions into the keep warm mode after cooking is done.
The inner pot is made of non-stick layered aluminum that prevents cooked rice from sticking to its surface. This makes cleaning it a much easier task.
The downside is that if the rice cooker remains in the keep warm mode too long, the rice loses its fluffiness and tends to get hard and overdone. That’s because the warm mode evaporates the moisture from the cooked rice. The solution here is to turn off the rice cooker as soon as the rice is done.
So if you are looking for restaurant-like quality rice at a reasonable price, user-friendly Panasonic rice cookers are a great choice. The rice cookers come in sleek attractive designs, and enhance the overall look of your kitchen. They come with a one-year limited warranty, and make a great gift choice for weddings and birthdays too.
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