Are you looking for the best rice cooker?
In this video, we will breakdown the top rice cookers on the market.
Before we get started with our video detailing the best rice cookers on the market, we have
included links in the description for each product mentioned, so make sure you check
those out to see which one is in your budget range.
Starting off at number 1 we have the Instant Pot Duo Mini Rice.
Frankly speaking, the Instant Pot has made cooking so much easier, faster, and a lot
more fun for me.
Thanks to it, dinner is done and ready to serve in no more than an hour.
Healthy food will turn into fast food right in our home.
Although the device uses less power than its bigger brother-the Instant Pot Ultra 6-Quart,
it’s still an ideal companion that can be exploited as a rice cooker, a pressure cooker,
a slow cooker, a steamer, a saute, a yogurt maker and a warmer.
The more you go with it, the more you get a feel for it and you’ll find it works even
much greater than some other traditional pressure cookers.
Simple and compact in shape and size, this item seems to be designed to make itself unnoticeable
over the countertop.
For extra accessories, this 3-quart baby comes with a cute little rack, a rice cup, a rice
paddle and a soup spoon, providing all kinds of potential for every individual and every
Along those lines, the quality of all its components, especially the stainless pot are
As many others have said, stainless is the way to go, and cleanup is never going to be
Although not really a drawback, the fact that: 1.
The machine is not very intuitive if you have never used it before.
So, to take full advantage of many things it can do, you should read the manual first
to understand all its settings and functions.
The valves don’t seal properly which results in a jet column of steam escaping, leading
food to be cooked to some unknowable stage.
Thought it has a perfect size for most of my needs, it could be less efficient for cooking
a whole chicken, a big pot of soup or a large dinner gathering.
It’s too small to perform all those uses skillfully.
Whether you want to eat healthier or would rather spend your evenings hanging out with
your family than hanging out in a kitchen, do yourself a favor and give this handy pot
So far, it has been doing the incredible job, richly deserving to be a trustworthy addition
to your kitchen armament.
At number 2 we have the Aroma Housewares 6-Cup Pot Style Rice Cooker.
The beauty of this rice cooker is that there seems to be no secret to it.
In other words, there’s nothing you need to be in-the-know so as to get the demanding
Simply rinse the rice, put water into the pot, and set your desirable function.
20 minutes later, cooked rice comes out impressively nice and pretty much evenly cooked, which
for me is the most important part.
It’s even made a little faster than the directions say.
This baby is also a good food steamer which is really attractive for the price and size.
In the first test, I tried some carrots and broccoli at the same time that the rice is
being cooked; and surprisingly, they were steamed to excellence.
What a satisfactory performance!
Like other one-touch control rice cookers, once the rice has been cooked to perfection,
the indicator light will change color.
And the machine will automatically switch to warm setting, meaning you don’t have
to worry about eventually overcooking your rice.
The only thing I wish it had is an off button.
You can only turn it on/off by plugging or unplugging it.
Sounds like not that big of a deal, but it’s a real turn-off to some.
This mini kitchen appliance is not too advanced but excellent enough for a person who lives
alone or with a partner.
Can’t really say much more than what has already been said, just hope you will like
it as much as I do.
At number 3 we have the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom.
All the settings work terrifically.
The easy-to-use LCD screen and digital functions both offer you the opportunity to personalize
your cooking options.
The timer can be adjusted for when you want the rice cooker to start cooking.
And a musical alert is loud enough that you can hear it from other rooms once your meal
In term of performance, for one meal, it yields up to 6 full cups of cooked rice for at least
Besides, thanks to the fuzzy logic technology, not only white rice, but brown rice, mixed
rice and porridge are also well delivered.
“Can this rice cooker be used as a slow cooker?” you may be wondering.
Although the machine is on the basic side of rice cooker, it provides more useful features
than you’d ever expected.
It can make cakes, steam veggies, and yes it’ll be the best replacement for your old-fashioned
Plus, I can’t stop loving the retractable cord which has a feature similar to the automatic
rewind cords on older vacuum cleaners, making storage hassle-free.
I also appreciate that all the removable parts are dishwasher safe which makes them easier
However, it will be better to minimize using solutions or a little paint can come off after
years of use.
What I feel slightly disappointed is the rice can stay warm for up to 24 hours but sometimes
it is wet and mushy on the side.
Also at the first usage, I did notice a strong burning plastic smell from the unit outgassing.
My advice is to thoroughly clean all parts inside out before starting with your first
batch of rice.
If you’re now still on the fence about whether it’s worth the extra money to pay for the
item, just think about the quality of this rice cooker, and the quality of rice it produces.
Then it’ll become a no brainer.
Good price for good rice, I would say.
At number 4 we have the Aroma Housewares 20 Cup rice cooker.
Admittedly, this item appeals to me not only because of its price and brand, but also because
it does not simply work as a rice cooker.
It provides all the functionality you could ever need, including a steaming feature, a
slow cooking function and a keep warm setting.
Its capacity is big enough to yield up to 20 cups of any rice’s type.
Especially, by using two separate buttons regarding white and brown rice cooking mode,
from now on, you can get for your own many delicious recipes in one appliance.
Other than that it has a 15-hour delay timer which makes sure the rice is always ready
to serve when it’s needed, suiting perfectly for families on the go or some outdoor picnics.
I don’t know why it isn’t good at keeping the rice warm for a long duration of time.
Rice will get dry or even become brittle and hard, which don’t usually happen with some
other more expensive cookers.
Clearly, it proves that you get what you pay for.
The difficult-to-clean lid that cannot be taken apart from the entire rice cooker is
also an awkward downsize.
For me, this part is not very practical.
As you must clean it while trying not to spread water anywhere else on the rice cooker, which
is a bit inconvenient.
If you are looking for something that is versatile enough to cook various types of rice, especially
brown rice for a small gathering of people, then I’d confidently say this machine will
greatly satisfy your expectation.
It does well what it’s supposed to do.
Although there are still some annoying issues, for the price and the functionality it offers,
I can’t really complain too much.
And for our final pick at number 5 we have the Tiger JNP-S10U-HU 5.5-Cup Rice Cooker.
The thing I adore most about this product is its stainless steel design which is solid
and of quality in terms of look and build.
With this fancy and long-standing body, there’s no doubt that it will fit right with your
Moreover, the cooker itself is decently made with a good seal and a tight fitting lid that
play an important role in keeping the freshness of rice.
With the latest technology of keep warm function, your rice can stay hot and fluffy for up to
12 hours after it’s cooked.
More interestingly, Tiger is nominated as the workhorse of all the rice cookers, as
it can be used for over 20 years.
So if you are interested in something that can go with you for a long time, this brand
should be your number one choice.
The first issue I can think of is that it does not cook mixed rice very well, despite
the fact that it always makes a perfect batch of brown rice OR white rice individually.
I’m still looking for an explanation of this flaw.
As confirmed by many long term users, another reason why they gave it only 4 stars is because
while the latch for the lid is metal, the catch for this latch is hard plastic that
can easily break in case someone opens or closes it too aggressively.
The Tiger strikes me as a quality unit.
Even though you have to pay quite a sum, it’s worth every penny for a durable product from
a well-known brand that will go with you for the long haul.
So that sums up our top rice cookers of 2020.
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