Best Rice Cookers in 2020

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Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot is the next generation Electric Pressure Cooker designed by Canadians specifically for North American consumers. It speeds up cooking by 26 times using up to 70-percent less energy, and, above all, produces nutritious healthy food in a convenient and consistent fashion.

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Instant Pot Lux 6-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer,...

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Seriously...just buy it. It's a life changer!! There are SO SO SO many resources available out there for great, easy, efficient recipes no matter what diet you follow. This little jewel makes short work of meals and allowed us to get rid of other bulky kitchen appliances. I can make perfect rice (brown, white, basmati, jasmine, risotto, spanish, etc.) with almost no effort. Soups, broths, steaming veggies, steaming seitan, proofing bread, chili, stews, oatmeal, pasta (yes, dump in a box of noodles, a can of diced tomatoes, a jar/can of sauce, a half a jar of hot water and season. Set for 6 minutes....BOOM, dinner), perfect potatoes for mashed taters....there is NOTHING this wonder-appliance can't handle. It has a permanent spot ON my counter and it's used almost daily. The best part....I can set it and walk away but I DON'T have to wait all day like with a slow-cooker. You can cook frozen meat in it (because we ALL forget to pull something out for dinner), you can steam fish, you can even buy a few accessories and cook a whole meal in one go.This is great for singles, couples, families. You can add accessories to make it even easier, an extra liner for fast transitions, steamer baskets, inserts, etc.And there's NOTHING to be scared of. This is not your mom's old stovetop pressure cooker. Instant Pot has put several safety mechanisms in play so this is safe, convenient and EASY to use!
I got this after hearing a buzz about it in the vegan community, and boy am I glad I did. Creamy mashed potatoes in 6 minutes, perfectly cooked white rice in 4 minutes, delicious spicy red lentil chili in 10 minutes, potato and vegetable curry in 8 minutes... If I chop and peel my vegetables in the morning, I can have dinner on my plate 20 minutes after I get home from work. I've found that a few things in the instant pot need trial and error as far as timing goes, and a few things I've tried weren't as good as I'd hoped they would be. (I much prefer my sweet potatoes baked, and it's almost impossible to steam broccoli in the instant pot without it turning to mush) but otherwise I use my instant pot almost every day. I discovered the best way to clean and deodorize the interior of the instant pot after cooking something fragrant, like chili or spaghetti sauce, is to add a cup and a half of water with a good splash of white vinegar and turn on the steam cycle for 2 minutes. Afterward, wipe down the inside of the lid with a clean towel and voila! Good as new. The instant pot as changed the way I cook, and has found a permanent home on my kitchen counter. I would recommend this product to anyone, especially if they are interested in an easy way to make healthy recipes.
I've had an Instant Pot for several months now. My review depends on the function. As an easy to use, safe, reliable electric pressure cooker, it deserves 5 stars. However, it is an awful slow cooker, and as a slow cooker deserves one star. Today I cooked a recipe for a chicken stew. The recipe called for 3-5 hours in a slow cooker on low. I set it at medium for 5 hours and the chicken was still raw when the five hours were up. It takes forever to get to cooking temperature in slow cooker mode, and even then it's not hot enough to safely cook the food. I'll keep it as a pressure cooker, but I'm not risking food poisoning by using it as a slow cooker ever again.

Features

  • 6-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker–Pressure Cooker, Saute/Browning, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer & Warmer
  • Large, easy to use control panel with ten built-in Smart Programs, automatic keep-warm, and 3 temperatures for saute/browning and slow cook
  • Delay cooking time up to 24-Hours; Manual setting up to 120 minutes of cook time, UL and ULC certified with 10 proven safety mechanisms; Highly energy efficient

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Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker

Let Aroma do the Cooking for You Enjoy easy home cooking with the Aroma 8-Cup Digital Rice Cooker & Food Steamer. Restaurant-quality rice. Healthy steamed meals. Delicious one-pot dishes. Prepare all this and more at the press of a button. Aroma takes the “cook” out of home cooking – turning kitchen time into your time.

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Aroma Housewares 2-8-Cups (Cooked) Digital Cool-Touch Rice Grain Cooker and Food Steamer,...

Let Aroma do the Cooking for You Enjoy easy home cooking with the Aroma 8-Cup Digital Rice Cooker
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Okay. I'll give it five stars based on the rice it produces and easy of use and design. It does indeed make pretty much perfect rice, white, brown, wild, etc. as well as other grains. It comes with a little measuring cup. The water level marks inside (none too easy to see, are calibrated for the number of these little cups of grain you use. But the cup is about 3/4 cup, Why? Because that's 1-gou, the standard Japanese rice serving measure. But that's no big deal. Nor is it a problem that the water marks inside are hard to read. Just use one measure of water to one measure of rice. I know. That's different from your usual ratio for stovetop rice.There's a little bit of learning to do at first. I use more water with brown rice, more like 1.5 water to one brown rice. And some rice is drier than other rices, and need more water. I find that you can have a little more water, but you don't want to have too little, because the rice will be less than fully prepared. For instance, I forgot about the little measuring cup and absentmindedly used a full one cup measure but added water to the line for two gou. I got slightly underdone rice.Remember that the cooker knows when the water has been absorbed. Rice cookers work because, so long as there is free water in the pot, the temperature cannot rise above 212F (at sea level). So all the pot need do is stop cooking and reduce temperature to warm when the pot temperature rises about 212F. That's why it works for all grains. And that means the cooker doesn't really know when the rice is done, only when the water is gone.Now, you will see all sorts of different ratios recommended by rice cooker recipes and for different cookers. Lots of people use 1.5:1 for white rice. Quinoa is happier with a 2:1 ratio. Anything reasonably close will work, so long as you use enough water for the grain to be fully cooked when the water is gone. If you use a little more water than you needed, it will go on cooking until absorbed. The worst that will happen is that it might get a little softer than you'd like. And you can even fix it when you open the pot and find it isn't quite done. Just add a bit more water and start the cycle again. The cooker will still know when that water is absorbed. That's the lovely thing about a rice cooker. It can sort of peak under the lid for you, plus it doesn't have to be watched.
We bought our first copy of this unit in 2016, so we've had more experience with it than the average reviewer. This model is one of a set of Aroma rice cookers that vary in color. We bought one on the recommendation of America's Test Kitchen when our long-lived little bargain-brand rice cooker finally bit the dust after more than ten years of use. When our first Aroma unit arrived, we were generally pleased with its appearance though the nonstick insert pot seemed very thin and cheap. It should have been the first thing tipping us off. Our first batch of rice came out okay though unremarkable. The problem is that after a couple months of use the unit suddenly failed one day. As others have reported, the unit declared it had cooked the rice but when we opened it we found our uncooked rice in a pool of lukewarm water.I consulted the manual and was dismayed that this crappy company declared that they would not service or exchange units! They knew their product would fail quickly. I tried looking up the company on-line and found they have an 800 number, so I thought "what the heck." The person answering was cordial and offered a replacement. Joy! The new unit arrived in a couple weeks. It managed to last a few months before giving up its ghost. So I called again, got a replacement for the replacement, and began using that one. It failed after a few weeks. So I called again and received a fourth copy that also failed after a few months. Each failure occurred in exactly the same manner, with the unit failing to cook but declaring that it was done. All four were treated gently according to manufacturer's instructions and still look brand new. At no point did the company have me send a failed unit back which tells me they probably know exactly what is wrong, they could fix it if they wanted, and they just don't care since they have my money and know I will eventually give up (though I don't think they expected me to come back as many times as I did). Typical company run by someone with no morals--but at least the frustrated employees I talked to on the 800 line were nice about it.Now I have four failed rice cookers sitting around the house. My advice is to not buy anything from Aroma Housewares. I just ordered a Zojirushi.
Well, it is a year old and the plastic hook that secures the lid in the closed position just broke, therefore it doesn' close. This hood should be made of metal or of a thicker plastic.So I went to a hardware store and bought the clamp in the two pictures I post here. I screwed the clamp and seems to be quite a solid close, let's see how long it will last.

Features

  • Multi-functional use – cooks white and brown rice to perfection, but also jambalaya, steamed veggies, and even a fluffy cake! The possibilities are endless!!
  • Steaming capabilities – steam tray allows you to prepare your veggies above while rice, soup, or any other meal cooks below – allowing you to save time without sacrificing quality.
  • Capacity and measurements – cooks 2 to 8 cups of cooked rice. Easy to store at home – measures 8.25 x 8.5 x 9 inches.

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Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom Rice Cooker

Make the most perfect, tasty rice every time with the Zojirushi Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker and Warmer. The 3-cup capacity makes 6 cups of cooked rice, ideal for singles, couples, and small families.

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Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer, Black and Stainless Steel

Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; 3-cup capacity makes 6 cups of perfectly cooked cooked rice every time(Capacity is measured in the approx. 6 oz. / 180mL rice measuring cup, using ...
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This 3-cup rice cooker isn't the cheapest on the market but is a great value:* It cooks rice, steel cut oats, and other whole grains flawlessly and then automatically reduces heat to keep warm for several hours* You can select a menu setting and then press "Cook," or use 1 of 2 preset timers to complete cooking by a specific time* Spherical cooking pan is nonstick and fairly heavy (excellent quality)* The inner lid not only comes out for cleaning, but the rubber seal is part of the detachable inner lid (making it easier to clean)* The musical alert when done cooking is pleasant and loud enough so I can hear it from other rooms* This is a small rice cooker, perfect for singles or a small family (and a small footprint which is great for small kitchens)* The cord is retractable (again, handy for a smaller kitchen)* It has an attractive aluminum and black plastic exterior that is easy to clean and contemporary-looking* It has a handle so you can take it with you -- handy for a potluck* It uses "fuzzy logic" to automatically adjust cooking timeI've used this rice cooker to cook whole grains (brown rice, black rice, wild rice, quinoa, steel cut oats) as well as mixed dishes (i.e., rice-based one pot dinners). I'm not the most sophisticated cook but everything I've cooked in this Zojirushi has turned out great. I'm sure my friends are beginning to get bored hearing how much I love waking up to freshly cooked steel cut oats for breakfast. ;-)There are a few items folks may need to adjust to (not really "cons" just need to be aware of):* Rice cooker cups are not the U.S. standard 8 ounce cup. I haven't found this to be an issue, I just make sure I use the included cup. If I lose the cup, it's easily replaceable via Zojirushi.com or Amazon.* The clock/timer uses military time. Again, not a big deal... If you're in the U.S., just add 12 hours onto the time you have in mind.* It doesn't include "high end" features like induction heating, umami setting, scorch setting, etc. For me, this isn't an issue because the quality of this rice cooker is superb and does everything I need.* The "feet" aren't very grippy so I picked up some 1/2 inch rubbery sliders (also called "bumpers") with adhesive on one side, and stuck them onto the 4 feet.I'm very happy with the quality of this rice cooker and its output, and highly recommend it. This Zojirushi would make a great gift for family, friends, or yourself.
Can't really say much more than has already been said. This is an amazing rice cooker. Cooks rice FLAWLESSLY. So far I've run long grain brown, long grain white, and most impressively, ebony rice (normally very tough to cook here at 7000' altitude), and every batch: perfect. I couldn't have cooked it better if I were watching the pot the entire time. I didn't know there was such thing as an amazing rice rice cooker until I fired up this awesome little guy. As proof as to how amazing it is, it has already claimed a permanent spot on the counter. Very compact, with a nice tight footprint, so it really isn't a bother on the counter at all.
Previously I've owned the lower-end rice cookers and found they had a few weaknesses. Number one being the coating on the inner bowl never lasted even when using non-metallic tools and non-abrasive sponges. And the cheaper models with "Warm" mode still burnt the rice if you didn't unplug them soon after it was done cooking.So I decided to invest in the Cadillac of rice cookers. The first thing I noticed was the weight of the rice bowl, it felt very thick and heavy for more even heat distribution. Was also pleased to see that the cord retracted into the base. On the first use I noticed that there was absolutely no rice sticking to the bowl and it was all the same consistency. There was no crust that seemed to form on the bottom of cheaper models, even when leaving it plugged in for a couple hours.The rice maker plays a short musical tone when turned on and also when going into warm mode. I love the design and feel of Zojirushi products. There have obviously perfected this product. If there is one thing I would change it would be to change the bowl to polished stainless steel. I think that most people would rather have some rice stuck to the bowl than to use non-stick coatings.I wish the musical ditties played when the cycle stops and starts could be turned off, they're loud and it would be nice to be able to silence them.

Features

  • 3-cup capacity makes 6 cups of perfectly cooked cooked rice every time(Capacity is measured in the approx. 6 oz. / 180mL rice measuring cup, using raw short grain white rice. Other grains may vary.)
  • Cooking Functions: White/Mixed, Sushi, Porridge, Brown, and Quick Cooking
  • Inner cooking pan provides even heating for better cooking and measuring lines for precise control of ingredients

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Oster 004722-000-000 Rice Cooker, 6 Cup, Red

Make rice to the perfect fluffy consistency and steam vegetables to go with it using the Oster 6 Cup Rice Cooker with Steamer. Featuring easy to use integrated one touch controls, this easy care rice cooker prepares up to six cups of perfectly cooked rice or grains, making it perfect for couples or small families.

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Oster 6-Cup Rice Cooker with Steamer, Red (004722-000-000)

Make rice to the perfect fluffy consistency and steam vegetables to go with it using the Oster 6 Cup Rice Cooker with Steamer. Featuring easy to use integrated one touch controls, this easy care rice ...
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Have to say this is absolutely awesome. I bought it at discount price around 18 dollars. And it can be used to cook noodles, make rice, make soup, and even hot pot!
Rice, so simple for most people to cook, but I regularly managed to screw it up. Half the times it turned out fine, the other times it would come out crunchy or too sticky or too wet or even burned. Of course, most of the times that it came out messed up were the times we had guests. After one spectacular failure, an in-law suggested I look into getting a rice cooker. I said that spending $100's for an appliance that only cooked rice was insane. A week later, she sent me my first rice cooker via Amazon. Some off brand, it was four times the size of this Oster and had no switches, it plugged in to turn on. The included receipt showed the price was less than $30. Every batch of rice I made in it over the next 5 - 6 years turned out perfect. One day it just didn't work when plugged in and I went online to get another. I couldn't find whatever brand it was, but I found this Oster for less than $20 and have used it every since. Smaller, it makes plenty of rice and it's easier to store. The added ability to steam vegetables wasn't an option that I thought I'd use, but I've come to rely on it over time. It has an actual switch to choose cook or warm. If started on cook, it automatically switches to warm when rice is done. I've found the secret to this cooker is to do nothing for 20 minutes after it switches from COOK to WARM. Then, I unplug it and leave it covered for up to 15 minutes. If it goes longer than that until serving time, I stir it and put the lid back on loosely. For variations, I use the same process and substitute stock for water and / or add diced vegetables. Cumin, chili powder, cilantro, bell pepper, tomato, onion and beef broth combine to cook an awesome rice that goes great with Mexican fare. When Quinoa became a regular addition to our diet, I found this rice cooker cooks it exactly right when the proportions are changed to 1.5 cups liquid to 1 cup Quinoa (versus 1:1 liquid to rice). I've now bought three more of these for gifts to family and a friend we've had over that commented on their own rice cooking inadequacies. If you're searching for an inexpensive rice cooker that performs consistently when the easy directions are followed, I highly recommend this one.
I got it today and have already made a perfect pot of rice. I filled measuring cup with rice 2 times, put it in the inner pot and rinsed with water several times to get rid of most of that starchy white stuff that makes a mess, poured in enough fresh water to fill pot to number 2 along with a teaspoon of olive oil (very important) and salt to taste. Set the pot to cook and approximately 20-25 minutes later, rice is ready. No starchy mess on the lid or on the counter, very quiet while cooking and a subtle popping sound let's you know the rice is cooked and the warmer is triggered.. I've been using rice cookers all my life and the last one still worked but the inner pot started scaling which caused the rice to stick. So far this Oster rice cooker works perfectly hopefully it will last as long as the previous one. I didn't give 5 stars only because I still haven't used the steamer and it's too early to know if it'll last. For those of you wondering about the shade of red, it's the same shade as the Keurig Single Brewer. I plan to post an update.Update: After a month I am very happy with my rice cooker. I use it several times a week and never had any starchy mess spilling over. I've used the steamer alone to steam frozen roasted vegetable tamales and they turn out perfect. Cooking them in the microwave always made the edges crunchy or overcooked. You need 1 1/2 cups of water in the pot then place frozen tamale on steamer, put the lid on and then cook for about 25 - 30 minutes.Update #2: It has now been almost four years that I purchased the rice cooker and yesterday it started malfunctioning. It still cooks a pot of rice but won't trigger the warmer with a popping sound to let you know its ready and it gets so hot that the rice sticks to the bottom of the inner pot. This is the first and only issue after four years, I guess its time for a new one.

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  • Holds 3 cups of dry rice. Prepares up to 6 cups of cooked rice; Cord length: 28 inches
  • Compact rice cooker with one touch controls ideal for rice, soul, fondue, and more
  • 1 liter vegetable steamer tray to cook vegetables, fish, and more

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Cuisinart CRC-400 Rice Cooker, Stainless Steel, 4-Cup

Now making the perfect rice dish is easy with the brushed stainless Cuisinart Rice Cooker. Its steam vent helps to prevent splattering, while its chrome-plated handles stay cool to the touch. Use the built-in tray to steam other foods while the rice is cooking; when you’re done, the non-stick coating and durable construction make cleanup a breeze.

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Cuisinart CRC-400 Rice Cooker, 4-Cup, Silver

Now making the perfect rice dish is easy with the brushed stainless Cuisinart Rice Cooker. Its steam vent helps to prevent splattering, while its chrome-plated handles stay cool to the touch. Use the ...
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To all the people comlaining about the water spilling over, just like in the video the guy posted below. You don't put the lid directly on top. You still need to put the steamer pot on top even when you're not using it.
I was tepid to buy after reading other reviews, but I did anyway. I followed the instructions that came with the unit, and surprise, lol it worked as described. Absolutely no mess at all, nicely cooked rice. Very easy to add in herbs, etc to flavor the rice more too. I really don't understand how people are making such a huge mess. Just read the booklet and follow the instructions.
This was advertised as a NEW rice cooker. What I received was battered, used, and dirty. This is such a disappointment. The actual heating pad had burn marks, the lid had residual water stains from previously cooking rice, and the bowl had scratches all over it.

Features

  • Cuisinart rice cooker steams rice, meats and vegetables
  • Square modern shape finished in brushed stainless steel
  • Includes: Stainless-steel steaming basket, Non-stick, coated anodized aluminum cooking bowl, glass lid, paddle and measuring cup

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