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$109.00 $102.90 list($179.99)
1. Zojirushi NS-KCC05 Micom Programmable
$162.52 $156.00 list($259.00)
2. Zojirushi NS-ZAC10 5-Cup Neuro
$174.28 $161.00 list($279.00)
3. Zojirushi NS-ZAC18 10-Cup Neuro
$79.99 $79.95 list($100.00)
4. Krups FDH212 10-Cup Automatic
$149.99 list($169.99)
5. Sanyo ECJ-D100S 10-Cup Micro-Computerized
$279.00 $225.00 list($299.00)
6. Zojirushi Induction Heating System
$89.99 list($119.99)
7. Sanyo ECJ-B35S Micro-Computerized
$69.99 list($99.99)
8. Zojirushi NS-PC10 Electric 5-Cup
$118.00 $106.00 list($150.00)
9. Zojirushi NS-MYC10 Micom Fuzzy
$129.99 $105.30 list($149.99)
10. Sanyo ECJ-D55S 5.5-Cup Micro-Computerized
list($29.99)
11. Salton RA3 3-Cup Rice Cooker
$120.20 $114.00 list($163.30)
12. Zojirushi NS-MYC18 Micom Fuzzy
$89.99 $85.00 list($159.99)
13. Zojirushi NSRNC-18A Automatic
$19.99 list($29.99)
14. Black & Decker HS2000 Flavor
$49.95 $45.00 list($70.00)
15. Cuisinart CRC-400 4-Cup Rice Cooker
$19.99
16. Black & Decker Food Steamer
$19.95 list($24.95)
17. Panasonic SR-W06PA Rice Cooker,
$159.99 list($189.95)
18. Panasonic SR-MM18N 10-Cup Advanced
$99.99 $88.50 list($129.99)
19. Panasonic SR-LA10N Microcomputer
$29.99 list($39.99)
20. Rival FSD200 8-Quart Digital Food

1. Zojirushi NS-KCC05 Micom Programmable 3-Cup Rice Cooker & Warmer
list price: $179.99
our price: $109.00
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Asin: B00004S57C
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Sales Rank: 975
Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

"Micom" means this sleek rice cooker is computer-controlled and ultra high-tech, from its spherical, nonstick pan to its "surround heating" system to its LCD clock and timer. (Program the cooker in the morning and have hot rice available immediately after work.) It not only cooks up to 3 cups of dry rice, but offers a choice ofwhite/brown, mixed, sweet, and porridge settings. A quick-cooking option cuts time by 10 minutes. Rice is automatically kept at warm for hours, and a reheat feature brings it back to serving temperature. Instructions and a cooking chart explain everything. At 10-3/4 by 8-1/2 by 8 inches, it's remarkably compact and also lightweight. Transport it by its handle. Cord retracts for storage. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Uses 310 watts of power
  • Programmable with clock and timer to cook rice, keep it warm, and reheat it
  • Offers different settings for white/brown, mixed, sweet, and porridge
  • Quick-cooking feature cuts time by 10 minutes
  • Measuring cup, serving spatula, and 12 recipes included

Reviews (38)

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth Every Dollar
This rice cooker works great and is very easy to use and clean. Out of the box, you plug it in (retractable cord), set the clock, use the menu button to select which type of rice you're making, use the measuring cup for your rice, fill the water corresponding to the number of cups of rice. Hit the "cooking" button and you're off.

The rice comes out beautifully, and after you fluff it, you can keep it in the cooker where it will stay nice and warm until you're ready to serve.

On an aesthetic level, this is a wonderfully designed (and compact) kitchen accessory.

This smaller model is perfect for 2 people. We usually make around 4 bowls of rice. If you need to make a larger amount you'll want to get the larger capacity model.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome little rice cooker!
This is a really great little rice cooker. It [costs a little more]... but it is worth the money.
I bought it several months ago, and it proved its worth within a week. It cooks rice really well. I love making hot cereal in it because I can set the timer so that the cereal will be done (and very fluffy) when I wake up in the morning.
Of course, the rice can't compare to Indian/Asian restaurant rice, but it tastes really good to me. I often eat it with nothing else.
The countdown function (10 minutes til done and so forth) and the alert are also very convenient features.
The reviewer who mentioned that it is a little hard to clean because rice gets gunked up in the back of the lid and in the drain is right, but it is not impossible to clean it all up. Just don't put milk in the cooker. That's bad news.
It's true that the English translation in the manual is sometimes off, but I think if you didn't read the manual, it is pretty self explanatory and easy to use.
This definitely would be too small for a family, but as I live by myself, it makes just the right amount of rice/cereal.
One other thing: the retractable cord stopped retracting within a month, but I don't find that too big a deal, just a little disappointing. As long as it keeps cooking.
All in all, I am happy with this purchase and would recommend it. I use very nearly every day.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Response to Some Other Reviews
This is NOT intended as a full review of this machine; I have only owned it for one day and obviously cannot comment on reliability and many other important issues.

The only reason I decided to post this is that I almost did not buy this rice cooker because of some comments that are present repeatedly in earlier reviews, which are perhaps either overstated or not applicable to many potential buyers.

One common complaint is that the rice maker won't make enough rice and you need a larger one. This depends entirely on your circumstances. I am an athletic 50 year old male and eat a huge amount of food for dinner each evening. The most dried rice product (e.g. when cooked) I could conceivably ever eat is 1.25 to 1.5 cups, the cooked result of which is obviously much larger. Two very hungry adults would have trouble consuming all the rice this thing can make in one sitting. And why would you use the rice for leftovers if making rice in a rice cooker is so easy and the rice itself is dirt cheap? I used a similarly sized (but very basic) 3-cup National (Panasonic) rice cooker for about 10 years and never used close to the capacity of that cooker. So, for 1 or 2 people this thing makes a fully sufficient quantity, however for a family you would probably want a larger model.

As to quality of the rice produced, there is no comparison between what this Zojirushi makes and what I get out of the Panasonic. The Panasonic produces dry rice that is burned at the bottom. This cooker, the Zojirushi, produces moist rice in easily separated grains that are not burned at all, anywhere. I found the timing function to be convenient.

Other reviewers have stated that this model has fuzzy logic; I don't think that is correct. You have to buy a more expensive rice cooker from Zojirushi to get that feature. Personally, I'm only concerned about the results, not how they were made, so I'm happy with this and don't miss fuzzy logic.

Using white rice, clean up took about 1 minute or less.

You will need to read other reviews for the kinds of insights you can get only from longer term ownership.

4-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for 2 people, limited counter space
This is a nice compact size, esp if you have limited counter space. Perfect for two people, was also fine when we had 2 friends over for dinner. If you cook 2.5 cups of rice, it is perfect for 4-5 people. I always fluff in the bowl or plate I serve on to. If you are not picky about "fluffing", it is really no big deal if you can't fluff in the cooker. Not having any spoon holder is a pain. Love the timer feature. Makes perfect jook or rice porridge, as well as tapioca/taro dessert. We cook rice everyday so this was a nice change from using our 15 year old steamer style pot.

5-0 out of 5 stars great rice cooker
i like this rice cooker a lot. although the cooking time is long but the rice always turned out fluffy and nice. ... Read more


2. Zojirushi NS-ZAC10 5-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker
list price: $259.00
our price: $162.52
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Asin: B00007J5U7
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Sales Rank: 846
Average Customer Review: 4.61 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Limited 1-year warranty
  • 5-cup uncooked rice capacity; spherical heating system
  • Cooks variety of rices, including white, brown, sweet, and porridge
  • Programmable timer; warming function for up to 12 hours
  • Easy-to-read, color LCD; melodic start and completion signal

Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars Different, but still good
I grew up with one button rice cookers. The kind I liked the best was one where you would put water on the outside of the rice pot as well as in the inside of the pot with the rice and then press the button. I don't think they make those anymore. Nowadays you have to keep the outside of the pot dry. Kinda a pain after you got it wet washing the rice.

Back when I was growing up we made delicious rice, rice porridge, steamed sausage over rice, steamed chicken and vegetables in broth, bean soup, etc. using the simple one button rice cooker. The trick for some of the dishes is to run the cook cyle twice to cook longer.

I mention all this to explain why just having a rice cooker cooking different things doesn't totally impress me. I'm used to having one that is simple to use and versatile.

With this background, I was a little bit disappointed in the ZAC10 rice cooker although I still think it is an excellent product.

This neuro fuzzy is CUTE. And it makes DELICIOUS oatmeal. It also makes cheaper rice taste better. The keep warm feature works perfectly -- no making a crust. I use the timer feature for oatmeal in the morning - very nice to have.

But it is also awfully SLOW. I'm used to the rice cooker cooking faster than the stovetop method but this one is just as slow if not slower. For 1 small cup of rice it takes 40+ minutes. The machine I grew up with took 20 minutes. Even the quick cook feature on this machine takes 30 minutes.

Theoretically you can't use this as a steamer according to the Ultimate Rice Cooker cookbook I also bought. That's too bad since I am used to steaming things in a rice cooker. I will play around with it though and see if that's really the case.

I am still torn about whether to get this for my motherinlaw this Xmas. She loves oatmeal but cooked in milk so the timer feature won't help her. But still, it makes delicious oatmeal without her having to stand and stir. And it keeps it warm for a long time. What's making me hesitate is that she doesn't eat rice that often and the buttons in the front are rather daunting. (It really isn't as complicated as it looks though) Also the manual has no good recipes. It doesn't even tell you if you can make oatmeal with milk or not in it. (You can.) On the web they have some and if I were to get this for her I would definitely print out some recipes to go with it. This would be an expensive gift not to be used.

If you eat rice alot or like rice, oatmeal, porridge, that kind of thing... a rice cooker is a must and this one is a great one. Just realize that if you're use to a one button rice cooker you'll be giving up simplicity.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for some things, disappointing for others
I grew up with one button rice cookers. The kind I liked the best was one where you would put water on the outside of the rice pot as well as in the inside of the pot with the rice and then press the button. I don't think they make those anymore. Nowadays you have to keep the outside of the pot dry. Kinda a pain after you got it wet washing the rice.

Back when I was growing up we made delicious rice, rice porridge, steamed sausage over rice, steamed chicken and vegetables in broth, bean soup, etc. using the simple one button rice cooker. The trick for some of the dishes is to run the cook cyle twice to cook longer.

I mention all this to explain why just having a rice cooker cooking different things doesn't totally impress me. I'm used to having one that is simple to use and versatile.

With this background, I was a little bit disappointed in the ZAC10 rice cooker although I still think it is an excellent product.

This neuro fuzzy is CUTE. And it makes DELICIOUS oatmeal. It also makes cheaper rice taste better. The keep warm feature works perfectly -- no making a crust. I use the timer feature for oatmeal in the morning - very nice to have.

But it is also awfully SLOW. I'm used to the rice cooker cooking faster than the stovetop method but this one is just as slow if not slower. For 1 small cup of rice it takes 40+ minutes. The machine I grew up with took 20 minutes. Even the quick cook feature on this machine takes 30 minutes.

Theoretically you can't use this as a steamer according to the Ultimate Rice Cooker cookbook I also bought. That's too bad since I am used to steaming things in a rice cooker. I will play around with it though and see if that's really the case.

I am still torn about whether to get this for my motherinlaw this Xmas. She loves oatmeal but cooked in milk so the timer feature won't help her. But still, it makes delicious oatmeal without her having to stand and stir. And it keeps it warm for a long time. What's making me hesitate is that she doesn't eat rice that often and the buttons in the front are rather daunting. (It really isn't as complicated as it looks though) Also the manual has no good recipes. It doesn't even tell you if you can make oatmeal with milk or not in it. (You can.) On the web they have some and if I were to get this for her I would definitely print out some recipes to go with it. This would be an expensive gift not to be used.

If you eat rice alot or like rice, oatmeal, porridge, that kind of thing... a rice cooker is a must and this one is a great one. Just realize that if you're use to a one button rice cooker you'll be giving up simplicity.

FOLLOW-UP:
I have demoted this from a FIVE star to a FOUR star product. It still makes wonderful rice but disappointingly it doesn't handle oatmeal cooked in milk (1% fat). I've tried it three times now, two times on porridge cycle and this thing made a COLOSSAL MESS. Hubby said it's like a baby puked all over it, inside and out. The thing spewed oatmeal which stuck and dried everywhere (I got to it two hours after it went on keep-warm). Even though the inner part of the lid pops out, it still took nearly an hour to clean up the nooks and crannies of the thing. I definitely suggest watching it if you cook oatmeal with milk and maybe even opening it up several times to release the steam. Better yet, do it on the stovetop. Too bad because the oatmeal still left in the pot that it didn't spew out tasted fantastic.

To be fair to the recipe, I should say I used quick cook oats (1 minute type) instead of the steel cut slow cook type oatmeal. Maybe that made a difference. BUt if so, too bad because I still have a lot of the other kind of oatmeal to use up.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth it
We hestitated for a while because of the price. But once we took the plunge and tried it out, we couldn't be happier. In the past, we've had both the cheap, one-button type and the microchip type, and if you have rice 2-3 times a week, you definitely want to go with the better model. (We pitched the cheap model immediately; the rice turned out part crusty, part mushy, part burnt.) The Zojirushi is an improvement on our previous microchip model because 1. it's easier to clean, with the lid-liner not accumulating scum and the inner pot having a rounded bottom, which is easier wipe clean 2. it has no "moisture catcher" to clean out 3. the inside pot has cool handles to lift out 4. there is a place to put the rice paddle (important!) 5. the rice paddle has nubs on it, with prevents rice from sticking to it. And, of course, it cooks brown rice very well! We're waiting to try the porridge setting - yum. We're completely happy with our purchase and wondered why we hesitated. (NB, All Zojirushi products we've tried have been superb, despite their generally higher prices.)

2-0 out of 5 stars Problems with altitude
I have purchased three NS-ZAC10 cookers within the last year. Two are being used by daughters living near sea level. They work perfectly. I use mine mostly at an altitude of 3,000ft and, at times, at an altitude of 7,500ft. The cooker works only adequately at 3,000 ft and poorly at the higher altitude.

I suspect something is wrong with the Fuzzi Logic programming, which should be able to sense the altitude by measuring the boiling point of water and extend cooking times accordingly. Fuzzi Logic is an incremental type of mathematical set theory in which the next step depends upon the success of the previous step. Not being able to cope with higher altitudes suggest a fault with the coding. And it spoils the general usefulness of the cooker.

Personally, I would welcome information from Zojirushi regarding how to adapt the NS-ZAC10 to high altitude cooking --- if indeed that is possible. I have no idea how to contact them. They don't appear to maintain a website.

Unless you live at sea level, don't waste your money. Buy a simple, inexpensive On/Off rice cooker where you can compensate for altitude by adding more liquid and extending the cooking time.

On the other hand, if you live near sea level, this cooker works well.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great product, I highly recommend it.
This is a great product, I highly recommend it. ... Read more


3. Zojirushi NS-ZAC18 10-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker, White Gray
list price: $279.00
our price: $174.28
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Asin: B00007J5U8
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Sales Rank: 592
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

For folks who eat rice on a daily--or even weekly--basis, this rice cooker has a unique fuzzy-logic microchip for advanced programming and a spherical heating system that cooks on all sides of the inner pan and makes perfect rice every time. The unit cooks up to 10 cups (enough to feed a crowd of 10 or more people) of a variety of rices--white, brown, sweet, and porridge--to use in dishes such as sushi, paella, stir-fries, or curries. The cooker has settings to accommodate your preference for harder or softer rice and even has a setting for prewashed rice. The LCD screen is easy to read and the push-button controls are simple to program once you've mastered them. A programmable timer allows you to set your cooking time without worry that rice will burn or get overcooked--and the start and complete time of your cooking cycle signals with a pleasant melody rather than a jarring beep (although you can choose a beep if you prefer it). Another excellent option is the ability to keep rice warm for up to 12 hours after cooking is complete, so you can cook before work and have warm rice at dinner. The Extended Keep Warm function warms rice for up to 8 hours at a lower temperature and reduces the chance of rice drying out or becoming discolored or odorous. Both the inner pan and inner lid detach from the unit for thorough cleaning. The rice cooker has a plastic handle for transporting it from cabinet to counter and a retractable cord for easy storage. The appliance comes with two measuring cups, a spatula, and a spatula holder and is covered by a limited one-year warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Limited 1-year warranty
  • 10-cup uncooked rice capacity; spherical heating system
  • Cooks variety of rices, including white, brown, sweet, and porridge
  • Programmable timer; warming function for up to 12 hours
  • Easy-to-read, color LCD; melodic start and completion signal

Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars The Essential Kitchen Appliance
This is an amazing machine. Not only does it cook a variety of rices to perfection, but it does an even better job on whole grains and beans. It also works well for cooking one pot meals. My favorite use for the cooker is for breakast, the porridge cycle produces fantastic rice porridge as well as splendid oatmeal. Using the timer function we can put our contents in before leaving for work and dinner is ready when we get home. We use it every day and it is a total breeze to operate and cleanup is very easy. The investment seems like a lot before you buy it, but after a couple of months it seems like a ....

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best rice cooker i've owned!
You can say goodbye to burnt rice once you start using this machine. Rice indeed tastes better!

Warts: it cooks slower than previous rice cookers i've owned. even in its "quick cooking" setting it still takes more than half an hour to cook 3 cups of regular white rice. another thing is its buttons. they're too hard to push...it probably gets easier in time, though.

despite the warts, i still love this rice cooker!

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth every cent
This is one of my favorite gadgets and can not live without items. I do a lot of cooking and have had this machine for about 1 year. When it is rice time (and i tend to cook a lot of it since I bought this machine), I set the machine and by the time the rest of the dinner is ready, the rice is cooked and ready to eat without worrying about it. I can concentrate on the items on the menu. As you can tell, my meals always include several items. For a busy person, this is worth every penny of it. There is a battery in the machine which will eventually need to be replaced, but I called the company and they said if you keep the machine plugged in, the battery should last at least 6 years or more.

5-0 out of 5 stars Long cook time, but great rice! Easy to clean too.
I purchased this cooker as a present for myself this past Christmas, and boy was this ever a great gift! My husband is a rice junkie, and this makes good rice every time.

On the directions/manual:
It took me a little bit to read through the directions; they are a bit hard to follow. I found that the continuous interspersing of multiple languages (and some peculiar English - they liked the phrase "tasty rice" to describe well-cooked rice) to be a bit troublesome for continuity. I was really unsure of cooking the first time, but after two trial batches, I found cooking to be a breeze.

On cleaning:
One (low-star recommendation) reviewer said about the lid not coming off to clean properly; this is not the case. Granted the lid is not non-stick like the pan, but I can't say that I ever had more than the littlest bit of rice starch show up between the inner lid and the outer cover. The inner lid is fully removable, and just needs wiped when warm to fully clean. To clean the pan, I found that removing all excess rice at the end of the meal, and then leaving the pan sit open until the next morning makes all the rest of the rice starch dry up. It only then takes me about 3 minutes to clean the cooking bowl, as well as the remainder of the cooker.

On cooking length:
It takes 35-48 minutes to cook regular basmati rice. This seems like a rather long time, but since preparation is so quick, it isn't that much of a nuisance. Rather it's just an inconvenience if you want to eat soon (and you probably will, the rice really is GOOD)!

Extras:
I find that this cooker is a perfect traveler for family functions as well. I normally make chili for family gatherings (slow cooker), and making if I make rice in this sucker before I leave, I just have to unplug it, and if the cover stays closed, I have found the rice to still be pleasantly warm up to 3 or 4 hours after it was unplugged.

Hope this helps!

4-0 out of 5 stars This is a great machine
I was a bit hesitant to spend so much on a rice cooker. From my 20+ years of making white rice almost daily, a rice cooker is a rice cooker. After using this machine everyday for 2 months, I find it to be no different from the many others I had used of similar style (ie a non-removable outer lid and a removable inner lid), except that it has something I desperately in need of --- a timer. The quality of the cooked rice is the same, though it takes almost twice as long to cook and reheat as other cookers. As another reviewer mentioned, I too don't particularly care for the condensation dripping, but I did not find the gross build-up. I find this cooker to be more bulky than my previous 10-cup cooker. However, because of the timer, I am very happy with this machine. ... Read more


4. Krups FDH212 10-Cup Automatic Rice Cooker with Slow Cooker and Steamer
list price: $100.00
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B0000DBJRU
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Krups
Sales Rank: 1607
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Hats off to the designers of appliances that perform multiple functions! After all, what kitchen couldn't benefit from more efficient use of limited space? The Krups FDH212 10-cup automatic rice cooker is also a slow cooker and a food steamer; select among those three modes and then, if necessary, set the time using the touch buttons on the control panel. The time counter shows remaining cooking time on a two-digit display. After cooking in any mode, the Krups rice cooker will shift to a keep-warm mode; the switch-over is noted by an orange indicator light on the control panel. In its most basic function, this rice cooker yields up to 20 cups of cooked rice. But it's also useful for all the typical slow-cooker dishes; soups, stews, chili, etc. An enclosed booklet includes recipes that range from the home-style Yankee Pot Roast to the fancier Casablanca lamb and apricot stew, as well as including simple cooking instructions for rice.

This is a lovely appliance, too--modern curves in gleaming stainless steel with high-gloss black lid and accents. The lacquer-black lid has a large, curved, stay-cool handle and a click-close lock with a gray release button. On the underside of the lid, a removable steam shield helps keep the scalding steam away from the lid and directs moisture back into the food. The deep nonstick cooking bowl is removable for easy cleaning; a sturdy black plastic steaming rack rests inside the bowl to suspend food above the water. One small but very considerate feature is a condensation collector; a channel running under the edge of the closed lid conducts condensation droplets to a small catch pocket on the side. A small plastic measuring cup and black plastic rice paddle (with attachable spoon rest) come with the cooker.

To preserve the nonstick coating of the cooking bowl, use wooden, plastic, or rubber utensils. Vinegar--used in the cooking of short-grain sushi rice--may corrode the nonstick surface over time. To clean the body of the rice cooker, wipe with a damp cloth and then wipe dry; the appliance is not immersible. The removable steam shield, steam basket, and nonstick cooking bowl can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. To re-season the bowl after every few rounds in the dishwasher, wipe the inner surface of the bowl with a little cooking oil. Do not use abrasive scrubbers or cleansers on any part of the rice cooker. The Krups FDH2121 rice cooker measures 11 inches in diameter and 11-1/2 inches high. It comes with a detailed instruction and recipe booklet. Krups guarantees this product with a one-year limited warranty. --Garland Withers ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 11-1/2 by 11 by 11 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • 3 programmable cooking modes for rice cooking, slow cooking, and steaming
  • Keep warm function; safe-to-the-touch locking lid; condensation collector
  • Electronic control panel with automatic timer; stainless steel body
  • Removable steam basket and non-stick coated bowl; dishwasher safe

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Dandy little appliance!
I like multi function appliances but sometimes it's case of a jack of all trades master of none. But this machine is nifty - does the basic rice cooking, steams and is also a slow cooker. Very useful for the price (you can get it cheaper at Kitchen Universe by the way I wonder if they will print this now that I've written it)
The steamer basket is too shallow so you have to keep the things you are steaming to a minimum height otherwise it sticks to the lid. That's my only complaint so far

Buttons can feel a little cheap but they work great ... Read more


5. Sanyo ECJ-D100S 10-Cup Micro-Computerized Rice Cooker/Steamer, White with Stainless Accent
list price: $169.99
our price: $149.99
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Asin: B000260JPS
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Sanyo
Sales Rank: 11763
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Features

  • Keep warm function
  • Titanium Coated 2.5mm inner pot for even heat distribution and optimum cooking
  • Multi-Menu Selections using fuzzy logic technology controls the temperature for a variety of foods
  • Slow Cook function for soup and stew
  • LCD clock and 24 hour preset timer

6. Zojirushi Induction Heating System Rice Cooker and Warmer
list price: $299.00
our price: $279.00
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Asin: B000246GSY
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Sales Rank: 76781
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Features

  • Menu settings include: white, sushi, brown, semi-brown, GABA BROWN, and quick cooking
  • Induction heating technology heats the entire inner cooking pan for even cooking
  • Durable nonstick inner cooking pan
  • Easy to use navigation control panel and melody signal
  • Automatic keep warm, extended keep warm, reheating cycle

7. Sanyo ECJ-B35S Micro-Computerized Rice Cooker and Warmer
list price: $119.99
our price: $89.99
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Asin: B00008IHNU
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Sanyo
Sales Rank: 1473
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Amazon.com Review

Modern design and technology turn the basics of cooking rice into an art with this top-of-the-line Sanyo machine. This is one appliance that draws attention with its sleek, durable styling. A large handle rests neatly on a back support and swings up for carrying, and the nifty retractable cord makes this machine even more transportable. The substantial weight places this cooker above less-expensive models. Rice can be cooked, kept warm for up to 12 hours, and reheated.

Inside, the cooker features a 5mm-thick titanium-coated pot with a rounded bottom for even heat distribution and nonstick finish for easy release of rice. Up to 3-1/2 cups of raw rice can be cooked, with a menu selection for various types: white, sweet, brown, rinse-free, rice with vegetables, and porridge. Measuring lines for rice and water are clearly marked, and a unique rinse mark becomes visible when rinsing is finished. Enjoy hot rice ready to eat after work with the LCD clock and preset timer. Included with the cooker are a multi-language, easy-to-follow illustrated manual, a heavy-duty 8-inch-long plastic rice spatula with textured surface, and a measuring cup. The cooker measures 10-1/2 by 9 by 7-1/2 inches, and is covered by a one-year warranty. --Ann Bieri ... Read more

Features

  • Accessories include textured spatula and measuring cup
  • Sleek, modern rice cooker with reheat and keep-warm functions
  • Extra-thick, nonstick titanium-coated inner pot distributes heat evenly
  • Cooks 3-1/2 cups of raw white, brown, rinse-free, and mixed rice
  • Features push-button lid opener, carry handle, retractable cord, LCD clock, timer

8. Zojirushi NS-PC10 Electric 5-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer
list price: $99.99
our price: $69.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005OBC3
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Sales Rank: 463
Average Customer Review: 4.23 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Equipped with a locking lid and a steam cap/vent to preservemoisture, this 420-watt electric appliance produces 1 to 5 cups ofcooked rice and then automatically keeps the rice fresh, moist, andwarm for hours. About 30 minutes is required to cook 5 cups, with anadditional 15 minutes of warming recommended for maximum fluffiness.The cooker operates simply. There's a single control to begin thecooking process, and lights signal when cooking ends and warmingbegins. Inside the white-plastic, cool-touch exterior, a nonstick panreadily releases cooked rice and then cleans up easily. Accompanyingthe cooker are a rice spatula, a spatula holder that hooks onto thecooker's side, and a plastic measuring cup. The cooker measures 9-1/2inches wide, 8-3/4 inches high, and 12-1/2 inches deep, weighs 5-3/4pounds, and can be lifted by handles recessed into the sides. --FredBrack ... Read more

Features

  • 420 watts; 9-1/2 inches wide, 8-3/4 inches high, 12-1/2 inches deep
  • Cooks 1 to 5 cups rice and keeps it warm, fresh, moist for hours
  • Nonstick pan readily releases rice and cleans easily
  • Single control for easy operation; cool-touch exterior
  • Rice spatula, removable spatula holder, measuring cup included

Reviews (22)

5-0 out of 5 stars Good rice for average rice eaters
We eat rice often. We've had a Faberware cooker for years that finaly died. Wouldn't get another as it cooked the rice unevenly with 'burned spots'. The Zojirushi costs lots more, but is well worth it. This unit cooks all of the rice perfectly every time. We like the size, it delivers 2 to 5 cups of cooked rice, and it delivers the same high quality rice for any batch size.

I wish we could leave it pluged in, but there is no on/off switch. The overall quality seams very good, what you would expect from a [price] machine.

If you eat rice frequently, and enjoy high quality food, this is an excellent machine and is well worth the cash.

5-0 out of 5 stars You won't know how you ever cooked rice without it!
For years I've wished that I could cook "perfect rice". This little "Zo" has made it possible for me to prepare perfect Sushi-style rice (sumptuously sticky and moist) as well as the perfect cafeteria-style rice (no two grains stick together, and the rice is firm, almost al dente). And the absolute best feature is the impossibly non-stick surface of the cooking pot. Every grain of rice falls out of the pot! Cleaning my previous rice cooker was so repulsive and difficult that I soon stopped using it. You can use a damp paper towel and clear water to clean this Zo!!

The recipe is simple -- measure rice, rinse, add water, soak, press the button, let it steam for 15 minutes after the cook cycle has finished, then stir to release the trapped excess steam. PERFECT! The Zojirushi will keep your rice warm for hours, but who can wait that long to eat it? Not me!

If you want to avoid the very tiny bit of browned rice on the bottom, the secret seems to be rinsing the rice for a ridiculous amount of time, at least 5 full minutes.

I heartily recommend this item.

5-0 out of 5 stars Rice Without Pain
I purchased this unit for a rice-eating roommate after having to scrape the results of a bad attempt from the bottom of a pan. She had a decent system, but not decent enough to get a truly consistent result. I thought this would be a "use it until the charm wore off" appliance (to be placed next to the ice cream maker).

It felt wonderful to be wrong. We enjoy perfect rice at least twice a week...more if we have some leftovers and need a starch. She's made just about every type of rice (including wild rices and pilafs).

Clean-up of the rice container is a no-stick snap...but there are nooks and crannies around the rim/seal of the top.

My roommate just interjected when asked for her comment, "What more could you want - PERFECT RICE".

Enjoy!

4-0 out of 5 stars Makes very good rice
I had a problem with delivery where the first unit arrived with a bashed in product box, and the second arrived without even being double boxed. However, I'm happy with the product, and it makes good rice, and the keep warm function works well too.

2-0 out of 5 stars I expected something easier to use/ = to clean
The included "Operating Instructions" are a joke and practically useless.
It does cook absolutely perfect rice,
BUT cleaning is a pain:

1) The inner pan has a rolled rim which catches and retains water when washing it. Don't put the pan back in the cooker unless you are sure that there is no trapped water left in the rim for dripping into the main body and onto the cooking plate.
2) One needs to also clean the dew collector and the steam vent apart from wiping down the inner main body rim from the liquid that does not reach the dew collector. Instructions tell to not remove the reverse stopper valve when cleaning the vent assembly: I did not intend to remove this stopper valve - it just fell out under a gentle stream of warm water from my faucet...Don't loose it - down the drain!
3) The stationary lid needs wiping + cleaning ASAP, otherwise one collects additional grime [See 4)].
4) Be aware that the area between the steam vent + the slots in the lid does trap really nasty stuff you can't see nor reach easily when cleaning. Pay attention to these hard to reach nooks and crannies....
5) It's easy to miss the moment when the unit switches to the "keep warm" feature, - the click is barely audible, unless you stand next to it. As the recommended 15 minutes of steaming are essential for a good result, it is disappointing that you need to keep watching the unit visually for light changes. Am I asking for too much if I'd prefer a louder click or even a ring?

Saving grace: It does produce the most delicious and perfect rice.
My next rice cooker will again be a "simple" version with a glass lid + less extra parts to clean. ... Read more


9. Zojirushi NS-MYC10 Micom Fuzzy Logic 5.5 Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer
list price: $150.00
our price: $118.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00009K3TA
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Sales Rank: 2438
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This rice cooker cooks up to 5-1/2 cups (enough to feed five to ten people or more) of a variety of rices--white, sweet, porridge, and mixed--for accompanying stir-fries, stuffing peppers, or rolling sushi. The LCD screen is easy to read and the push-button controls are simple to program once you’ve mastered them. After loading your rice and water into the inner pan and choosing the type of rice you are making from the menu, the microcomputerized "Fuzzy logic" temperature control system calculates the exact cooking time (usually between 45 and 70 minutes) and programs it for you. The Fuzzy microchip combined with the unit’s spherical heating system, which cooks on all sides of the inner pan, ensure perfect rice every time without burning or overcooking. You can also set the timer manually in 30-minute increments for cooking times of up to 13 hours. When cooking is complete, the cooker beeps eight times and automatically shifts into a Keep Warm mode, which keeps rice warm for up to 12 hours after cooking is complete. An Extended Keep Warm function warms rice for up to 8 hours at a lower temperature and reduces the chance of rice drying out or becoming discolored or odorous. If rice is still not eaten by then, there is another opportunity to give it a warmup of between 5 and 15 minutes using the Reheat key.

The inner pan has a nonstick coating for easy cleaning and the lid’s stainless-steel underside also wipes clean much effort. The rice cooker has a plastic handle for transporting it from cabinet to counter and a retractable cord for easy storage. This appliance comes with a spatula and spatula holder and is covered by a limited 1-year warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Reheating cycle warms rice to serving temperature
  • 5-cup capacity; four rice settings: white, quick, porridge and mixed/sweet
  • Microcomputerized Fuzzy logic temperature control system
  • Spherical heating system ensures perfect cooking every time
  • Extended keep warm setting keeps rice tasty for up to 12 hours

Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars Bought 2 in last 2 months
Maybe I am doing something wrong, but I've purchased 2 in the last 2 months and they both died - I don't know how it happened but water got in the LCD display and fried it. Makes great rice but at this rate, I'd spend $1,500 a year on rice cooking. Forget it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Miracles in Technology - Perfect Rice
I purchased this machine from a local cooking supply shop, after doing some online research. The person who sold it to me told me that it was useful for little more than making really good rice. As I found out from research - that is simply not true. 'The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook' by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann (ISBN 1-55832-202-7) gives you excellent recipes that are wonderfullly suited to this device. It's the manual you wish you would have gotten with this device.

5-0 out of 5 stars Luxury "Sushi" rice cooker smarter than some people!
Having live in Hawaii for several years -where excellent rice is the norm (even at McDonalds)- I feel confident that most finicky rice lovers will be pleased with this cooker. If your favorite rice is dry, instant, or like Uncle B's- don't get it- mainly because this cooker excels at creating moist somewhat sticky rice that can be scooped like ice-cream (in fact- in Hawaii- they will ask if you want "two scoops rice"--but then again they love Spam (ugh!))

Pros: Excellent rice just right for two. No burnt rice on the bottom. Stay warm feature is great. Easy to use once you figure out the manual. Fun good looking high-tech gadget! Makes other visiting cooks really jealous. Well made (makes other rice cookers look like pathetic pieces of low end junk!). Makes porridge- which I have yet to try. Has a limited countdown timer. A cross-cultural and intellectual experience too.

Cons: Rather large and bulky. Hard to figure out how to work it, since the manual was probably translated poorly form Japanese and refers to 2 models. My DVD player is far easier to "figure-out" and I have an IQ of 166! Rather small to cook other veges with the rice since it is not only small, but they warn you not to cook anything but rice--I guess it freaks out the fuzzy logic. The manual is rather Obsessive-compulsive and claims that you should treat the inner bowl with tender loving care- don't even wash your rice in it, for it may scratch it! I prefer to live dangerously and not only clean my rice in it, but I sometimes sin and add non-rice objects (like carrots).

Conclusion: High Tech Excellent "Sushi-type" rice maker- but rather pricey and limited to rice. Definitely NOT for rice pilaf. Obtuse manual.

4-0 out of 5 stars Really, really good rice.
I've made rice regularly for many years, using a steamer or using the stove. I thought I knew what well-cooked rice was. But when I eventually bought this machine, I learned what I had been missing. We are talking about wonderful texture and flavor. Yum.

The machine is very simple to operate (basically you push one button), and it'll keep your rice warm for many hours with no change in the texture, which seems remarkable to me. You can just leave it on, almost indefinitely, rather than putting your rice away and reheating it later. This is surprisingly convenient if you eat rice more than once a day.

However, you have to rinse the rice quite well or it will come out sticky. In addition, the machine doesn't come with instructions for brown rice, so I'm still figuring out the right method for that.

Also, the controls are confusing and hard to use -- an amazing achievement for such a simple machine. I could not make it any more confusing if I tried!!

My Taiwanese friend tells me that in most of her friends' households there, a machine like this is in use all day, every day. It's that useful -- assuming you eat rice all the time.

However, if you eat rice only occasionally, this machine is overkill. For a small fraction of the price you can get a Black & Decker Handy Steamer, which makes good rice (though not as good as this) and is just as easy to use and more versatile. So do you really, honestly, want a single-purpose rice machine, considering the cost and the space to store it? If you really do, this one's a nice choice. ... Read more


10. Sanyo ECJ-D55S 5.5-Cup Micro-Computerized Rice Cooker/Steamer, White with Stainless Accent
list price: $149.99
our price: $129.99
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Asin: B000260JPI
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Sanyo
Sales Rank: 2975
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Features

  • Steaming tray, measuring cup, non-stick spatula, instructions, and recipes included
  • 5-1/2-cup micro-computerized cooker with fuzzy-logic technology
  • Titanium-coated, extra-thick, 2-1/2 mm non-stick inner pot for optimal cooking
  • Multi-menu selections; slow-cook, keep warm, and reheat function
  • Easy-to-read measuring marks; LCD clock with 24-hour timer

11. Salton RA3 3-Cup Rice Cooker
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B00005B6Z4
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Salton
Sales Rank: 12212
Average Customer Review: 1.87 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

With a 3-cup capacity for dry rice (white or brown), this300-watt electric rice cooker automatically produces up to 6 cups of cookedrice without sticking or scorching. Accompanying the cooker is aseparate tray for steaming seafood and vegetables, a measuring cup forrice, and a plastic serving spatula. The cooker's glass lid permitsmonitoring of the cooking process, and the handles stay cool so you caneasily move the cooker to the table for serving. The cooker is 8 incheshigh to the lid's knob and 9-1/2 inches in diameter, including handles.--Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • 9-1/2 inches in diameter, including stay-cool handles
  • Cooks up to 3 cups of dry rice; use also to steam seafood and vegetables
  • Measuring cup and serving spatula included
  • Uses 300 watts of power
  • 8 inches high to knob of see-through glass lid

Reviews (68)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I purchased this rice cooker in 1996 and use it at least twice a month. I've cooked all types of rice in it and it always comes out perfect (just a little more water for brown rice). It doesn't have a non-stick finish but if you leave the top on for five minutes after it turns off, the rice at the bottom softens, and when you are finished, soaking the dried rice for 30 minutes will let you clean it just fine. I also put the rice pan in the dishwasher. I will never spend more money on a rice cooker.

1-0 out of 5 stars Learned my lesson
I had one that broke after 2 months, then bought another one that broke within a week. I did some research and it seems to me Tatung brand rice cooker has a reputation of lasting for 10+ years, it's made by the Taiwanese, who should know a thing or two about rice cookers. Take my advice, do NOT buy this piece of junk!

1-0 out of 5 stars Stay away!!
I bought 2 of these and they both died within a week. I returned one and used the other as a lesson learned. It doesn't even make a good paper weight!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Rice Cooking Secret
Other than connect the plug to the cooker in a right way, you have to know how to cook rice as well.

All you have to do is to wash the rice until the water is clear (not milky), then put the same amount of water to the rice (you can check the level of rice and water using cup).

The switch will automatically off after the rice is cooked. For best result, wait for a few minutes after you see all the stream disappear from the nozzle of the cooker.

I notices some of my american friends cook rice using a large amount of water and then drain the rice. This cooker does not work in this way.

1-0 out of 5 stars bad cooker
too bad quality, cannot work at all! ... Read more


12. Zojirushi NS-MYC18 Micom Fuzzy Logic 10 Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer
list price: $163.30
our price: $120.20
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00009K3TB
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Sales Rank: 1610
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This rice cooker cooks up to 10 cups (enough to feed a 10 to 20 people or more) of a variety of rices--white, sweet, porridge, and mixed--for accompanying stir-fries, stuffing peppers, or rolling sushi. The LCD screen is easy to read and the push-button controls are simple to program once you’ve mastered them. After loading your rice and water into the inner pan and choosing the type of rice you are making from the menu, the microcomputerized "Fuzzy logic" temperature control system calculates the exact cooking time (usually between 45 and 70 minutes) and programs it for you. The Fuzzy microchip combined with the unit’s spherical heating system, which cooks on all sides of the inner pan, ensure perfect rice every time without burning or overcooking. You can also set the timer manually in 30-minute increments for cooking times of up to 13 hours. When cooking is complete, the cooker beeps eight times and automatically shifts into a Keep Warm mode, which keeps rice warm for up to 12 hours after cooking is complete. An Extended Keep Warm function warms rice for up to 8 hours at a lower temperature and reduces the chance of rice drying out or becoming discolored or odorous. If rice is still not eaten by then, there is another opportunity to give it a warmup of between 5 and 15 minutes using the Reheat key.

The inner pan has a nonstick coating for easy cleaning and the lid’s stainless-steel underside also wipes clean much effort. The rice cooker has a plastic handle for transporting it from cabinet to counter and a retractable cord for easy storage. This appliance comes with a spatula and spatula holder and is covered by a limited 1-year warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Reheating cycle warms rice to serving temperature
  • 10-cup capacity; four rice settings: white, quick, porridge and mixed/sweet
  • Microcomputerized Fuzzy logic temperature control system
  • Spherical heating system ensures perfect cooking every time
  • Extended keep warm setting keeps rice tasty for up to 12 hours

Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Rice, Annoying Sounds
Why do the Japanese insist on making inanimate objects sing?

Even if I didn't have a 1-year old, I would find the aural feedback on this device wholly unnecessary. Start cooking, and you get serenaded by an electronic melody. Stop cooking, and you get another electronic melody. There are options to change the **octave** of the melody, or change it to a series of beeps (why just one beep with 15 will do?), but NOT TO TURN IT OFF. I don't want my son to wake up from his nap simply because the rice cooker is feeling self-satisfied. My old rice cooker did fine without twinkle twinkle little star, I ask you, why? WHY?

I've popped the thing open, hoping to find a speaker that I could clip the leads of of. Nope, the transducer is soldered directly onto the board and is extremely difficult to get at.

Love the rice cooker. I just wish it would shut up.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect rice cooker
We have been eating rice almost daily. I decided to buy a Zojirushi when my 3 years-old Aroma rice cooker started to smell really bad after I cooked porridge once. Besides, I have always envy the rice I have had in those japanese restraunts and wondered why my own rice cooker just can't make it right. I decided to get this model because it is not too expensive, although it doesn't have that many features. ... I tried white rice and porridge. They all turned out perfect. Most amazing thing is it didn't leave any mess on the inner lid as my old Aroma rice cooker did everytime. I'm very happy with this product. I will not buy any other brands no matter how inexpensive they are.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Large Families
We actually bought this rice cooker at our local Ranch 99 store and it was on sale for $90.

I have only used it twice so far. Once to make rice for a party of 8 and another time to make porridge.

I'm very impressed with the product. Making porridge is such a pain to watch and time but with this rice cooker I just turned it on and forgot it. The regular rice I cooked turned out fine and no sticking to the sides of the pot! Wow!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best rice cooker ever
I have had this model for over a year and I have never been disappointed. This model has a quick cooking feature which I use a lot, it is so convenient, it cooks the rice quickly and beautifully and beeps to let you know when it is done. When the rice finishes cooking the machine turns itself to the warming mode and simply keeps the rice warm and ready to serve. I finally have the perfect rice which most restaraunts can not hold a candle to.
I like jasmine, sticky and plain white rice and they all cook great in here, I have also cooked rice for sushi and made puerto rican arroz con gandules in here, all were done perfect!

5-0 out of 5 stars Second Zoji Rice Cooker
I had never used the "fuzzy logic" style rice cooker before. I've owned a classic Zoji rice cooker, the one button style with absolutely no trouble. I decided finally to upgrade to a 10 cup and Zoji impressed me again! This is a great rice cooker that makes it virtually impossible to screw up rice. I thought having an LCD would be pointless, but the count down timer makes it easy to judge just how long I've got till the rice is done. I really like it, I highly recommend! ... Read more


13. Zojirushi NSRNC-18A Automatic Rice Cooker and Warmer with Floral Imprint
list price: $159.99
our price: $89.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005YXC1
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Sales Rank: 1738
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Decorated with delicately drawn and colored flowers, this700-watt appliance cooks up to 10 cups of rice and then automaticallykeeps the rice at the proper temperature for up to 12 hours. A lockinglid ensures rice stays fresh and moist. Lights indicate whether theunit is in "cook" or "warm" mode, and turning on the cooker requiresnothing more than pushing a lever. A nonstick coating on the cookingpan prevents rice from sticking, and the pan can be lifted out of theunit for cleanup. To eliminate clutter on the counter or in storage thepower cord retracts under the unit. The cooker measures 12-1/8 inchesin diameter and 12-7/8 inches high, and comes with a spatula, spatulaholder, and measuring cup. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Includes spatula, spatula holder, measuring cup
  • Cooks up to 10 cups of rice and then automatically keeps it warm
  • Locking lid keeps rice fresh and moist for 12 hours
  • Removable nonstick cooking pan prevents rice from sticking, cleans easily
  • Cord retracts under unit to eliminate clutter

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the money
This rice cooker has really impressed me. I became very frustrated with my inexpensive one that spewed starchy water on my kitchen counter and resulted in rice being consistently stuck to the bottom. This rice cooker did not do either one of the things I just mentioned. The rice is perfect every time. This rice cooker delivered on every promise it makes. Being Asian, rice is an extremely important part of my life. Rice is a blessing and represents all the blessings in life. This rice cooker's non-stick pan allows me not to waste one grain.

5-0 out of 5 stars Time Saver
I have used other rice cookers, but this one has spoiled me.
Stop using instant rice! Just start the rice in the morning and
when you are ready for dinner, the rice is warm, moist and ready
for that quick stir fry or mexican burrito recipe. You have never had such fresh tasting rice ready to use when you get home
tired and face cooking dinner. I use basmati, jasmine, brown, or pearl. All come out just great. And I use my Zojirushi as a roll warmer when needed. Works great. This is not a vegetable
steamer, not reccommended for that, but the best rice cooker.

5-0 out of 5 stars I have owned this one for 5 years and it's still going!
I'm not Asian but my husband is. Because of the inlaws my children love rice and seaweed. I was given this rice cooker by my inlaw to make rice for her son, well it's still going strong and I have not had any problems. The unit is beyond easy to use and I make 4 cups of rice as a standard for our family and keep it plugged in for 3 days and the rice stays warm and ready to eat. That's the way my Mother in Law did it, and I have done the same without any problems.
Oh and never, ever use any metal items in the rice cooker or you will ruin it. The plastic spoon is really all you need for fluffing your rice once it's finished cooking.

5-0 out of 5 stars The floral print is key
Growing up in an Asian family, we weren't about to mess around with cheap crumby rice cookers. The Zojirushi 10 cups through the years have kept me well fed for 25 years. If you treat it well (i.e. no metal on the nonstick), they'll last forever. If you don't eat rice every day or don't have a large family, this unit might be overkill. You may think about a 4 or 5 cup. You can, of course, buy this one too. My mom owns 3 rice cookers. If you ever go to an Asian food market, you'll see that practically every rice cooker comes in floral print. I don't trust a rice cooker without flowers on the side. =)

PRO:
Easy perfect rice every time
Can feed a small army
Comes with everything except rice and water
Will last forever with a little care
Floral print

CON:
Not for people living alone
You need to know how to make rice
Kinda pricy, but worth it if you eat a lot of rice

5-0 out of 5 stars The only option!
My mother has been using hers for 20 years. I own this rice cooker and its the only one I would ever buy. Its good for korean style short grain rice which is really sticky. Western style long grain rice works well too. Once I made a paella in it and it was not bad! You can also add pre-soaked beans to your rice.

I think the new "fuzzy logic" models are not worthwhile. I just want to put in the rice and cook it!

There is only one button, so its easy to use. Use the measuring cup that comes with it and then add water up to the corresponding line on the inside of the bowl. For instance, for 3 cups of rice, put water up to the 3 cup line. I prefer moister rice so I add more water, like a 1/2 measure more. The chinese method of adding water to the first knuckle of your finger works too.

Another tip, this is an awesome non stick bowl, but it scrathes really easily. NEVER EVER, put a fork or even a spoon in it. Use the spatula that comes with it. Also never scrub it, wash with a little soap and soft sponge. I mean it, never scrub or you will ruin it right away.

I agree with the other reviewer, its all about the retractable power cord. Why dont all appliances have this? ... Read more


14. Black & Decker HS2000 Flavor Scenter Steamer and Rice Cooker
list price: $29.99
our price: $19.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004SC50
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Black & Decker
Sales Rank: 343
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

After three days with Black & Decker's Flavor Scenter, I had used it to perfectly steam asparagus, artichokes (flavored with garlic in the steamer's flavor screens), and leeks. Though I doubted its usefulness when I first got it, I was a convert! This is an extremely useful appliance, a real boon especially to those trying to eat more healthily. The steam bowl's oblong shape perfectly holds vegetables, such as asparagus and corn, as well as three (or six, when layered) mid-size artichokes, which fit in upright. The rice cooker bowl is slightly smaller but can still hold 7 cups of cooked rice. Put water in the base and vegetables, seafood, or rice in the steamer; set the timer according to the instruction manual; and have your hands free until it rings. As an added feature, two small screens below the bowl can be filled with herbs to scent and flavor whatever's cooking. This cooker would also be ideal in a starter kitchen or dorm room, where its multiple uses would really come in handy. It's dishwasher-safe, but because it doesn't ever come near grease, it's easily wiped clean. --Maria Dolan ... Read more

Features

  • Two-year warranty
  • Electric steaming unit cooks food without added fat
  • Includes oblong steam bowl with screen for herbs and a 7-cup rice bowl
  • Automatic timer (up to 75 minutes)
  • Bowl, cover, and drip tray are dishwasher-safe

Reviews (45)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have for a complete kitchen
I love this steamer! I have used it for vegetables, rice, hard-boiled eggs, and making my own babyfood! I started out keeping it in a cabinet, but I found I use it so often, I moved it out onto my countertop. I have already recommended this product to several friends, and now I am buying one for someone as a gift. It makes perfect rice everytime. I love the timer. It comes with a wonderful guide for ideas and recommended cook-times. The herb/spice flavor scenter is an added bonus. This is the best purchase I have made for my kitchen in a long time, and my family is eating healthier now because of it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good as a steamer - lousy for rice
I used this while staying at a friend's house and found the following things:

1) It steams vegetable okay; 2) Does not do traditional rice well at all;

The rice that this steamer could do was stuff like Uncle Ben's or Minute Rice (parboiled rice).

If you eat rice a great deal then I would recommend buying a rice cooker like Tiger or Zojiruishi (sp?). Which are designed to handle the boiling and steaming of rice as its main function. Most of these lines also handle steaming vegetables as well. Further there is a warming function in a specialized rice cooker that this black and decker does not have.

The machine itself has the usual black and decker aesthetic of clean design and easy dial but it is not satisfactory in cooking rice. The results were inconsistant with regular rice (both long grain and Japanese short grain - did not have a chance to try Basmati).

If you are getting this just to steam vegetables it is fine. But if you are buying this as a rice cooker then spend the extra and get a specialized rice cooker.

If you are getting a rice cooker please note the following:

1) Never buy a cooker that uses an unlined Aluminium pan - it will make your rice taste off and the pan has a shorter life span because every time you scrub aluminium shears off (that's not dirt that's metal in the dish water. Teflon coated is fine and so is stainless steel.

2) The cooker should have a warming function - this is pretty standard;

3) Compact and tucks away easily - nicer models can be brought straight to the table since the power cord is retractable.

4) Evaluate the amount of usage you are going to get out of it before buying a model. There is no reason to get a Neuro-fuzzy logic $250+ rice cooker if it is only an occasional thing for you.

Skip this cooker for rice.

5-0 out of 5 stars This product has passed the test of time
I have owned my Black and Decker steamer for almost three years and I can say that I have been happy with it for that entire time. I have been most pleased with the quality of the machine itself (mine has never had a problem or malfunction), but there are several other features I appreciate too.

1. The manual that came with mine has a very extensive chart of various foods and how long each needs to cook in the steamer (this is most helpful!). I primarily use my steamer for vegetables such as asparagus, brussels sprouts, green beans, carrots, red potatoes, and corn on the cob. Although B&D boasts it as a possibility, I have never used my steamer for rice because I do not see how piles of rice would/could cook evenly! I have also never felt the need to try the fish recipe included in the manual because I didn't want my kitchen, or the plastic parts of this appliance to retain a "fishy" smell.

2. I also agree with the previous reviewer who states that this appliance is a snap to clean. In most cases all it needs is a thorough rinsing under very hot water and then a wipe down. When I first purchased this steamer I lived in the country and had fairly hard water (high mineral content) which caused a bit of a lime build up on the heating element of the steamer. My worries about this have proven to be needless as I have now owned it many years and these occasional mineral buildups on the heating element do eventually fall away as you wash it after use.

3. The model I have is the same in every way as the one being sold with the exception that mine comes with a stacking ring and another steamer basket so that you can actually steam two different foods at the same time. I paid nearly twice the price that Amazon is currently offering for a single basket steamer though, and if I were doing it all over again, I would opt for just the single basket model.

I highly recommend this purchase as a quality product at a great price with the added benefit of enabling you to eat more healthy foods.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cheap and easy way to steam
If something can be steamed, this thing can steam it. I use it for rice, veggies, tamales, etc. It cooks perfect rice, and while not quite as convenient as a rice cooker, it's a whole lot cheaper (and combines functionality). Definitely one of my favorite kitchen toys!

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this machine
I recieved this product for Christmas in 1997, and it still works like a charm today. This is an absolute must-have kitchen appliance for a first apartment. ... Read more


15. Cuisinart CRC-400 4-Cup Rice Cooker
list price: $70.00
our price: $49.95
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Asin: B0001XAG8W
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Cuisinart
Sales Rank: 597
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Amazon.com Review

Healthy cooking and sleek modern design meld in this rice cooker from Cuisinart. A smaller version of the eight-cup cooker, this one also features a handsome brushed stainless-steel exterior, a square shape with rounded corners, chrome-plated handles, and a glass lid with a stainless rim, chrome knob, and steam vent hole. Inside you'll find a high-quality stainless-steel steaming basket and a nonstick cooking bowl that produces 4 to 7 cups of rice. The cooker also steams vegetables and thin cuts of meat, creating a complete, fat-free meal with little effort. Besides various types of rice, the cooker cooks couscous, polenta, oatmeal, boiled eggs, shrimp, and much more. An included booklet presents gourmet recipes for such mouth-watering meals as Creamy Parmesan Risotto with Asparagus, and Teriyaki Steamed Chicken with Cranberry Wild Rice.

Cuisinart gives this upscale rice cooker extra panache with a cord that pulls out and then retracts for storage. One lever is all that's required to flip the machine on. Two different colored LED lights illuminate, one during the cooking phase, and the other when the machine automatically switches to warm when cooking is done. Included with the machine are a textured plastic paddle for stirring and serving, and a plastic measuring cup calibrated specifically for rice. All the unit's removable parts are dishwasher-safe. The cooker measures 7-3/4 by 7-3/4 by 9 inches, and is covered by a three-year warranty. --Ann Bieri ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 7-3/4 by 7-3/4 by 9 inches; all removable parts dishwasher-safe; 3-year warranty
  • 4-cup Cuisinart rice cooker steams rice, meats, and vegetables
  • Square modern shape finished in brushed stainless steel
  • Stainless-steel steaming basket; glass lid; paddle and measuring cup
  • Automatically switches to warm when cooking is done; retractable cord storage

16. Black & Decker Food Steamer

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Asin: B00005OTZ6
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Black & Decker
Sales Rank: 290
Average Customer Review: 4.82 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • White wine, lemon juice, or broth added to the water expands food flavor
  • Add herbs and spices to the built-in flavor scenter screen to spice up food
  • Enhance the flavor of vegetables, seafood, chicken, or fish
  • 2-1/2-quart bowl is big enough for meals or side dishes
  • Includes 4-cup rice bowl

Reviews (33)

5-0 out of 5 stars lovemysteamer
this is the best food preparer item ever! everything you read here about the BandD steamer is true (all good!) i just bought mine today. and im using it for the 2nd time today. (had one years ago, but it was a bit discolored from all the steaming.) im vegetarian and love to steam vegetables and rice so it's perfect for me! i don't even need a conventional stove (unless i need to bake) for lovers of fresh collards and kale - this cooks in less than 30 minutes! i even baked a potato! thank you black and decker!

3-0 out of 5 stars not for rice
After a series of really bad experiences with rice cookers that died after less than 5 uses, I searched Amazon for something well rated. I bought this item because it was cheap, was a steamer supposedly doubling as a rice cooker, and it was highly rated. I just made my first batch of brown rice the other night and it took TWO HOURS. The recommended time for 1.5 cups was 65 minutes, but when I checked at that time, the rice still looked like soup. I set it for 20 minutes three more times, and the liquid was finally absorbed, but the rice still had a few crunchy spots. I would say not to buy this if you're thinking about using it for rice. I haven't tried the other features yet, but I'm sure it works fine as a steamer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Present for healthy eaters
I received this as a wedding gift in June 2004, and I must say that is little machine is very good. You don't have to wait for a long time when cooking fresh or even frozen veggies. Also, I used it to steam some shrimp, so it can be used for various foods. Great for people watching diets, you can add as much salt or seasoning as you like in the little area they have to steam and season the food at the same time. Since I am on a Sodium control diet, it is very important to watch my salt instake and with this steamer I can add it myself with fresh foods (instead of the packaged foods).

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best!!!!!
My parents have one and I requested one from the for xmas. It's great I'm not the best chef but I can't mess this up. On the back there is a guide with the vedgy and spices and the amount of time to set it for. Fool proof. A must have!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have
This item is great! I have had one since they first came out. They do a great job with fresh vegetables. You can cook frozen ones in it too but fresh is better. I bought my Mom one when they first came out and she loved it too. I have a couple of Aunts who saw it when they came to the house for dinner and really thought the vegetables tasted great. They are really hard to find in the stores now. I just ordered 3 more. 2 as gifts and one as a spare in case mine stops working. I have had it for several years now. I would not know what to do with out it. This is a great price at Target too. I paid $26 for mine. If you like fresh vegetable then you have to get one of these. You will love it!! ... Read more


17. Panasonic SR-W06PA Rice Cooker, White
list price: $24.95
our price: $19.95
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Asin: B0000CCW1Q
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 38
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Measures 7-7/8 by 7-7/8 by 9-1/2 inches
  • Easy-to-use, 3-cup uncooked rice cooker/steamer with auto shut-off
  • Tempered glass lid allows for monitoring food while cooking
  • Non-stick coated pan for easy clean-up and helps prevent cooked rice from sticking
  • Convenient steaming plate and measuring cup included

Reviews (2)

2-0 out of 5 stars two tries--neither one ever shuts off...possible fire hazard
two strikes....i really wanted to like this little cooker but Panasonic seems to have quality control problems.

I suppose its possible that they came from a bad production run, but I give up with Panasonic.

4-0 out of 5 stars Review of panasonic 3 cup rice cooker.
Some thoughts about the Panasonic SR-W06PA three cup rice cooker which I bought last month.

It does a fine job with all kinds of rice, including long grain brown. The unit is simple, logically and well designed and only has one switch: on/off. Clean up is easy enough, especially if you soak the inner container for awhile before swabbing with a sponge.

There is no warming function after the rice has cooked -- the unit gives a quiet chime and powers off. This has not been a problem for me but if you want to keep rice warm in the middle of a meal, just switch the unit "on" for two minutes and turn it off. Alternatively, buy a more expensive cooker.

To re-heat left-over rice, use the steaming plate and put the rice on top of it. This works far better than trying to revive cold rice with a microwave oven and only takes a few minutes. The steamer works very well for vegetables -- would be worth having it just for that alone.

The cooker cooks one to three cups of dry rice -- more than enough for four people (probably six). The unit is small and compact in size (a 7" circle -- 9" counting handles -- that is 8" high with lid on) and easy to store.

Be aware that a "cup" measure (included) is actually about 6 ounces in volume. That still makes far more rice than I can eat at one sitting. I'd recommend buying a plastic or wood rice paddle (not provided) -- a wooden or nylon spoon would do -- to protect the non-stick coating.

The only product glitch is a printing error in the instructions. The user is told to add one cup of rice and one cup of water. Skeptically, I tried using one and a half cups of water and had to steam the resulting under cooked rice (but even that mistake turned out pretty well). The correct proportions are 1 rice to 2 water -- just like mom told you.

The instructions also tell you to soak the rice before cooking, something most European Americans do not do. Though I do soak my rice, it is not necessary to do so to produce satisfactory results.

I've been eating more brown rice since I bought the steamer because its so easy to make now. If you think cooking rice on the stovetop is easy, try a rice cooker. Just put the rice, water and a pinch of salt in and turn it on. No timing, no fiddling with the heat, and perfect results every time.

I have had good luck with Panasonic products in the past -- good value and reliability for the money. This rice cooker
appears to be no exception.
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18. Panasonic SR-MM18N 10-Cup Advanced Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker, White
list price: $189.95
our price: $159.99
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Asin: B00030J1VG
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 2505
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Features

  • Measures 9-2/7 by 13-8/9 by 11 inches
  • 825-watt 10-cup rice cooker with advanced fuzzy-logic technology
  • Settings include regular rice, quick rice, rice porridge, slow cook, and steam
  • 2 preset timers; 12-hour "keep warm"; non-stick coated inner pan for quick clean up
  • Measuring cup, rice-scoop holder, deluxe steaming basket, and instructions included

19. Panasonic SR-LA10N Microcomputer 5-Cup Rice Cooker, White
list price: $129.99
our price: $99.99
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Asin: B000260JUS
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 617
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Features

  • Measures 7-8/9 by 12-3/5 by 9-1/5 inches
  • 590-watt 5-cup rice cooker with advanced fuzzy-logic technology
  • Settings include regular and quick rice, rice porridge, slow cook, and steam
  • 13-hour preset timer; reheat-rice feature; non-stick coated pan for quick cleanup
  • Measuring cup, rice-scoop holder, steaming basket, and instructions included

20. Rival FSD200 8-Quart Digital Food Steamer
list price: $39.99
our price: $29.99
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Asin: B0000DC7T6
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Rival
Sales Rank: 1079
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The FSD200 8-Quart Digital Steamer is a fine piece of kitchen equipment--attractive, easy to assemble and use, and easy to clean. Steaming in a pot on the stove works just fine usually, but it's easy to ruin a pan by letting the water boil away, and it sometimes take a while for the steam to build up. This digital steamer lets you know with a continuous audible tone when the water has run out, and its rapid heating function begins steaming almost immediately.

Steaming is a healthy, easy way to prepare all kinds of food, and the enclosed instruction booklet helps out with simple instructions for steaming veggies, rice, seafood, and meats. There's even a section on eggs, hard-cooked, poached, or scrambled. Make a complete meal by steaming rice in one bowl while doing fish and vegetables in the other.

Cleaning the steamer is easy; all the components that attach to the base can go into the dishwasher or be washed with warm soapy water. There are more detailed directions for cleaning the heating element if it acquires a build-up over time. The steamer measures 14-1/2 by 10 by 10-1/2 inches, fully assembled; without the attached components, the base measures 12 by 10 by 4-1/2 inches. Rival provides a limited warranty against defects in material and workmanship under normal use conditions.--Garland Withers ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 14-1/2 by 10 by 10-1/2 inches
  • Two-tiered 8-quart white oval food steamer
  • 60-minute digital timer with digital time display and audible timer tones
  • Two transparent steaming bowls, rice bowl, and juice-catching tray
  • Rapid steam function, transparent water level indicator

Reviews (2)

2-0 out of 5 stars NO MANUAL
i think i may enjoy my steamer once i find a user manual for it. i purchased this steamer from amazon and did not receive a user manual.

5-0 out of 5 stars Performs well
At different times I've steamed fresh spinach, broccoli, and four corn cobs. They have all turned out perfect. I like how it keeps the food warm easily for 15 minutes while safely turned off. ... Read more


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