Best Rice Cooker Review
Rice Cooker Fetish aims to be the largest and most comprehensive rice cooker review, reference and rice cooker buying guide online. If you are considering buying a rice cooker, we hope the rice cooker reviews and information provided here helps you in choosing the best rice cooker to suit your needs. We also have a rice cooker buying guide review. There are so many types of rice steamers and cookers, coming in different sizes, shapes, materials, and of course price, it can be hard to know which is the best rice cooker for your needs. Some rice cookers will just cook rice and others are multi-taskers and will perform as a slow cooker, food steamer, or pressure cooker. While not always advertised, a rice cooker is more than capable of cooking a variety of grains, such as quinoa and amaranth, millet, hot cereal, desserts, soups, stews, or steaming vegetables. Some rice cookers can even make tofu! Check the rice cooker reviews of each as not all rice cookers and steamers are able to perform these tasks. We’d also encourage you to check out the top rice cookers available on Amazon
Rice cookers are often reviewed and categorized by their size – how many cups of rice they make. Rice cookers can make anywhere from 3 cups up to industrial size portions. Nearly all have automatic shut off features. The rice cooker will keep the rice warm after it has cooked and some models will keep the rice warm for up to 12 hours. If that is a feature you find attractive, then be sure to check rice cooker reviews for a model that has that function.
Rice Cooker Types
There are many types and brands of rice cookers, they come in different sizes, shapes, materials, and of course price. The best rice cooker for you may not be the best rice cooker for someone else, it all depends on your situation and how you plan to use your cooker. Some rice cooker models simply cook rice while others have special settings and features which allow them to cook a variety of different foods – even including making bread and tofu! While almost all rice cookers can be used as food steamers, some models can also function as slow cookers or pressure cookers.
Things to keep in mind when buying a rice cooker:
- Rice cooker sizes range from 3 cups to over 60 cups for commercial rice cookers
- Many rice cooker styles are round, while some newer models are square or rectangular
- Most rice cookers come with a Teflon coated inner pot but some are available with stainless steel inner pots if you are looking for a Teflon free rice cooker.
- Rice cooker prices vary widely from the cheapest at less than $17 all the way up to $400 or more
- Basic rice cooker models simply cook rice while micom or fuzzy logic rice cookers have a much wider variety of settings and features
- More advanced rice cookers may have slow cooker or pressure cooker settings
We’re currently working on developing a great interactive rice cooker review site to allow you to write your own rice cooker reviews of cookers you either own or have used and to comment on the reviews of others. It’s not quite ready yet, please give us just a little more time and check back soon.
Until we get our updated rice cooker review section up and running, please take a look at these links and see all the best rice cooker brands available for 2012
- Top Three Zojirushi Rice Cookers Under $100
- Zojirushi NS-WAC10 5-1/2-Cup Rice Cooker
- Zojirushi NS-VGC05 Rice Cooker
- Zojirushi NS-TGC10 Rice Cooker Review
- Zojirushi NS-YAC10 Umami Rice Cooker
- Zojirushi NP-HBC10 Rice Cooker
- Zojirushi Rice Cooker Instruction Manuals
Cuckoo Rice Cookers
- Best Sanyo Rice Cookers Under $100
- Sanyo Gopan Rice Bread Maker – Not a rice cooker, rather a bread maker able to mill rice and turn it into bread