Our reviews of the best rice cookers for you
Looking for the best rice cooker ? If you have never used a one before you might be wondering how it actually works and how would it make a difference to you if you had one?
A good rice cooker will help you easily make rice with little effort. Once you get it right, you rice will always come out the same
We look at the different types of rice cookers and review some of the better models on the market.
Read on to find out what will be best for you.
The products we have reviewed
Rice cookers are easy to use and the best rice cooker for you will be the one that will fit the way that cook and within you budget. Different models of rice cooker can do different things and will cook in different ways. Read on to see which one will best suit you.
If you are going to be looking to buying a rice cooker it is a good idea to make sure you know as much as possible and have thought about the way that you will be using it The following information should help you make the right choice when it comes to buying the right rice cooker.
The best rice cookers in the market will do more than just cook rice. There are many different types of grain that you can cook with your rice cooker, I have written a in-depth guide about cooking rice to help you get a better understanding.
There are different types of rice cookers that will cook and perform differently. The type of rice cooker you get make a difference to what you can cook and how you can cook it . Before you read on I suggest that you read a little about the different types of rice cooker here.
Buying the best rice cooker that will fit your lifestyle
All of the features described above make the best rice cooker but the best rice cooker for one person may not be the best one for you. There are several factors that you have to consider to find the right rice cooker for you. There are several factors that are unique to you that are vital in helping you choose the right one for you.
Let’s look at each one of the most common ones and see how to work around them.
You obviously have to take your budget into consideration when you are buying a rice cooker. The good news is the most expensive rice cooker is not necessarily the best rice cooker.
How much you are willing to spend on the rice cooker could also be informed by how often you are going to be using the appliance. If you are going to be cooking a lot of rice, it is best to spend a little bit more for a good quality rice cooker that will offer you service for a longer period of time.
Choosing the right size
It goes without saying that different rice cookers will accommodate different amounts of rice. Therefore the right one for you is the one that meets your requirements when it comes to capacity.
How many people are you cooking rice for? You should choose the rice cooker that can comfortably allow you to cook enough rice to feed that specific number of people. Rice cookers range in capacities from one to 10 cups.
From 5 cups to 10 cups would be ideal for a large family although you should make your estimates based on the number of people you want to cook for.
Ease of Cleaning
In this day and age no one has time to spend hours cleaning one appliance. If this describes you which it very well might, you want a rice cooker that is not hard to clean.
The main reason why you are buying a rice cooker in the first place is to reduce the time it takes for you to cook the rice. You therefore don’t want to spend this time you have saved cleaning the appliance. Therefore the best rice cooker is one that is very easy to use and equally as easy to clean.
That said it is important to note that some of the best rice cookers in the market will not cost you too much. They range in pricing between $20 and $400 and the one you choose will be informed by the factors above. It is also important to note that the best brands will make appliances that will offer you good quality service for a very long time to come.
The durability of the rice cooker will however be informed by how well you use it.
Let us look at some of the best rice cookers in the market and what they have to offer you.
The Aroma Rice cooker is one of the most popular rice cookers in the market. This cooker will hold up to 8 cups of rice and is very easy to use.
It comes with programmable digital controls that allow you to set the specific requirements for how you want your white rice or brown rice cooked. But perhaps its greatest selling point is that it is not just a rice cooker. You can steam your vegetables while the rice cooks and it is also very good for soups, chili and Jambalaya.
The Aroma rice cooker has a slow cooker setting that you will absolutely love especially because it can be used to steam anything from beans to sausages. It is often referred to as the rice cooker/ food steamer.
For every Aroma Rice cooker you buy, you will get a steam tray, rice measuring cups, and serving spatula as well as rice recipes.Read our full review of the Aroma Rice cooker here
Because it is a 3 cup rice cooker, it is ideal for the small family or just 2 people unless you don’t mind making more than one batch of rice at a time. The fuzzy logic technology should make it easy if you do choose to make more than one batch of rice though.Read our full review of the Zojirushi fuzzy logic rice cooker
The Zojirushi Neuro fuzzy logic rice cooker is arguably best zojirushi rice cooker, cooking up to 5.5 cups. Its fuzzy logic technology is designed to make rice cooking easier ensuring your rice will cook perfectly every time.
A spherical non-stick inner cooking pan ensures that heat is evenly distributed for even cooking but also that it is easy to clean the cooker.
You can choose from one of the following menu-selections; keep warm, extended keep warm and reheat cycles. This rice cooker will come with a non-stick spatula, 2 measuring cups and a spatula holder.
This one is also ideal for the small family. This 51/2 cup rice cooker is more than just a rice cooker. It is the most ideal rice cooker for brown rice. It is almost as if it was made for brown rice, so if you like brown rice, this is the rice cooker for you.
Read our full review of the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup Neuro Fuzzy lodgic rice cooker
The Cuckoo rice cooker is another rice cooker that employs advanced fuzzy logic technology for precise cooking. It also comes with a non-stick inner bowl for easy cleaning. It has a 3 cup capacity and is strong and durable. It is one of those rice cookers that you can expect will be with you for quite a while.
Despite the fact that most people will find it a bit pricey when compared to other rice cooker models, those who have bought it are more than just satisfied with its effectiveness. Above all, it does exactly what it was made to do; cook rice perfectly. The 3 cup capacity means that it is just ideal for the small to mid-sized family.
This Stainless steel Oyama rice cooker comes in different capacities including a 10 cup cooker. It doesn’t come with non-stick coating although the bowl is triple layered to allow for easy cooking and no sticking or burning of the rice when cooking.
The triple layered bowl also allows for 3-dimensional heating that results in perfectly cooked rice every time.
This rice cooker will not cost you too much. It is easy to use and easy to clean. Most people who have used this rice cooker are satisfied with the quality of rice it produced. The only downside is that it is not non-stick but if you can overlook that fact, it is a great rice cooker to have.
This 10 cup capacity cooker will allow you to cook better, healthier and tastier rice in its stainless steel inner cooking pot. It comes with settings that allow you to cook rice, porridge; stews and soups as well as warm preheat and steam your rice.
When you buy this rice cooker you will also get the following accessories; rice scoop, measuring cup, soup spoon and a steamer rack. With all of its features it is more than just a rice cooker.
This rice cooker will cost you just a little over $300. It may seem like a bit of an expensive buy but if you consider the fact that it is a durable brand, the price becomes justifiable. It is easy to clean, works very well to cook rice perfectly and it is easy to use. The 10 cup capacity means that it is ideal for a large family.
The Buffalo Smart 5 cup capacity rice cooker makes rice cooking easier by allowing you different settings. It also comes with a stainless steel inner pot that is designed to make rice cooking easier and healthier.
Its 5 cup capacity makes it ideal for the fairly large family.
It comes with a number of accessories including measuring cup, soup spoon, rice spoon and steamer rack. It is easy to use and easy to clean.
The above rice cookers should fit your requirements very easily. There is a rice cooker for you whether you want a large one or a small one. If you are on a budget, you will find one that you can easily afford but has the right features to make rice cooking easy and convenient. You will also find a good rice cooker with the right capacity to accommodate however much rice you have to cook.
Go ahead! Get the rice cooker that will be suitable for you. A rice cooker is a great investment one that will ensure you have a great rice cooking experience. What’s more, most of them are very easy to use even if you have never used a rice cooker before. Armed with the information we have given you, you should find one very easily.
Further reading on rice cookers
- How does a rice cooker work?
- How to make quinoa in a rice cooker?
- How to cook wild rice in a rice cooker?
- How to make brown rice in a rice cooker?
- How do I cook risotto in a rice cooker?
- How to cook jasmine rice in a rice cooker?
- how to make sushi rice in a rice cooker?
- How to make sticky rice in a rice cooker?