A rice cooker is a quick and convenient way of producing steaming hot rice. They can cook various types of rice, and some even cook porridge. Different types of rice require different cooking temperatures and times. A rice cooker eliminates all of the stress out of this task.
Although there are dedicated rice cookers, there are some other appliances that offer a rice cooking function. Here you will find a list of 5 of the best appliances that can produce perfectly cooked rice.
With so many different appliances available, click on the link to see the best rice cooker in 2016, you can read plenty of different reviews there.
Zojirushi NS-TSC10 5-1/2-Cup Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer
This appliance is considered by many as the best rice cooker on the market. This is because it is not only reasonably priced, it offers many features and functions too.
This model can make 10 cups of cooked rice and includes a variety of cooking functions including white rice/sushi, mixed rice, porridge, sweet, brown, cake, steam, and quick cooking. It offers even and consistent heat which provides excellent results every time.
The detachable and washable inner lid, alongside the stainless steel exterior make it very easy to clean and maintain.
- Automatic keep warm, extended keep warm and reheating cycles
- Doubles as a steamer with its versatile steam setting
- Easy-to-clean clear coated stainless steel exterior
- Delay timer (2 settings)
- Easy-to-read LCD control panel with clock and timer functions
- Detachable and washable inner lid
- Includes steaming basket accessory to steam foods
- Healthy brown rice setting
- Convenient cake setting for baking cakes
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker
An appliance that cooks rice can also offer many different functions, and this intelligent cooker does exactly that. It works as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, porridge maker, steamer, yogurt maker, warmer and even has a sauté and browning setting.
The stainless steel exterior will compliment any kitchen. Why simply buy a rice cooker, when you can get an appliance that offers 7 different functions.
- Large, easy to use control panel with 14 built-in smart programs.
- Automatic keep-warm and 3 temperatures for sauté and slow cook
- Includes a 3-ply bottom stainless steel cooking pot, stainless steel steam rack with handle.
- Inner pot capacity is rated 6Qt for the full size.
- Outer rim is coated with a thick heat-resistant paint.
Hamilton Beach Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker
This is a fantastic digital model. Although it is an entry level digital appliance, it offers fantastic functionality and usability.
The Hamilton Beach is versatile and easy to use. You can use the appliance to steam at the same time or cook beans, whole grains or rice. This powerful rice cooker is very easy to clean. The dish and lid are both dishwasher safe.
- This appliance has a 1-14 cups capacity (when using cooked rice)
- Quick and simple to use. Select the function and the rice cooker does the rest
- Perfect for cooking rice, beans, whole grains and flavored pasta & rice mixes
- Unique heat and simmer function
Rosewill RHRC-13001 5.5 Cup Uncooked Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker and Food Steamer
This is a rice cooker and steamer which not only offers many different functions, it is very well priced too.
It looks like a typical white appliance but it has some very intelligent technology, the ‘fuzzy logic’ heating system distributes heat evenly across the pot for better cooking results.
With this cooker you can produce up to 11 cups of restaurant-style rice. With its multi-function option, you decide the preferred cooking process.
- Inner pot has a non-stick coating
- It can cook 5.5 cups of uncooked rice
- LCD display, digital control, plastic body
- Multi-functional appliance. Options include fast cooking, small quantity rice cooking, porridge, stewing small pot rice, reheating, soup, steaming and soaked rice
- 8 pre-programmed modes: regular, quick, cake, porridge, soup, steam, brown rice and reheat
Panasonic SR-3NA Automatic Rice Cooker
This model had to be included on this list. It is so simple to use, just press one button and it will cook 1.5 cups of uncooked rice. This makes it the perfect choice for a couple that do not require a huge quantity of rice.
It produces perfectly cooked, fluffy rice every time, and for the cost, it has to be the perfect choice for someone looking at an easy to use and economic appliance.
- See-thru glass lid for easy viewing,
- Non-stick coated aluminum pan,
- This model is not recommended for brown rice
- Accessories include a measuring cup and rice scoop,
- Measures: 8 1/4″ (W) x 6 5/16″ (D) x 6 5/16″ (H),
- Only weighs 2.2 pounds, making it very easy to move around the kitchen