If you are looking for a cheap computerized rice cooker, Panasonic SR-DE103 is undoubtedly an excellent choice. It can cook up to 10 cups of rice which quality is even better than the stuff you get at restaurants! This is an extremely user friendly rice cooker, with the control panel having push buttons instead of touch sensitive controls as present in other computerized models. It houses the latest innovation in rice cooker technology, the fuzzy logic, which allows it to adjust time to cook and level of heat and power to deliver fluffy and delicious rice.
Plenty of Functions At A Cheaper Price
This rice cooker has plenty of options in its menu. The rice options are white, brown and sticky rice. You can also choose slow-cook, steam, porridge, or cake to experience its versatility. After the rice is done, it automatically turns to the Keep Warm mode to keep rice warm until you decide to have your meal.
You can also set the timer to cook at a different time, and all you got to do is measure the quantity of rice grains and add in the requisite amount of water and then allow the rice cooker to do the rest. It goes into the cook mode based on the time set on the timer, and then transitions to the warm mode after the rice is done.
If you want to check the status of cooking, the display in digital format helps you do that at a mere glance. A press of button opens the domed lid. The domed lid also helps in keeping the moisture trapped within the rice cooker to maintain fluffiness of the rice.
As for the design, I love how the power cord is easily detachable, not to mention the sleek design of the rice cooker that gives it a very modern and attractive look!
Great Value for Money
So if you are looking for fluffy, moist, plump rice with the perfect texture and consistency without having to pay a hefty price tag, the Panasonic SR-DE103 is a great choice in the computerized rice cooker range. The fuzzy logic programming in fact does a much better job at adjusting time and power in this model than other more expensive brands.
The downsides are minimum. The manual is a bit difficult to comprehend given its literal translation from Japanese to English, but then the controls are very intuitive and if you’ve cooked rice in a rice cooker before, you’ll have it bang on!
Some complaints about the nonstick surface peeling off after continuous use are also known, though this is common with even the most expensive rice cookers, and the pot can be replaced on its own. If this is a no-no you may want to look at rice cookers with stainless steel inner pots.
Non-Detachable Inner Lid
One small annoyance is the non-detachable inner lid. The inner lid is screwed on instead of clipped on like the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10, so it is too much trouble to unscrew and wash it every time. I resort to wiping it off right there but this annoys me no end. However, this fuzzy logic rice cooker is only about half the price of the Zojirushi, so it’s not a deal breaker.
You are simply going to love your Panasonic SR-DE103 if not for its variety of functions, then surely for the quality of rice it cooks! It is a simple, well-made rice cooker with advanced technology at its core to make it work and cook perfectly every time. It is the best among the cheaper varieties of fuzzy logic rice cookers,
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