✅ TOP 5: Best Rice Cooker 2019

✅ TOP 5: Best Rice Cooker 2019

October 25, 2019 7 By Stanley Isaacs


If you eat rice regularly, a rice cooker is
an effortless way to get your daily dose of starchy goodness. With most devices, you just measure out the
rice, pour in water to the appropriate line, press a couple buttons, and wait for the machine
to let you know your rice is ready. Basically, set it and forget it. Even if you are a seasoned pro when it comes
to cooking rice on the stove, a rice cooker is indispensable when you want to free up
burners or if you simply don’t have a range available. Before we break down the best rice cookers
on the market, we’ve included links in the description to check the prices on the productions
we mention so make sure you check those out. Starting off with the best overall rice cooker
we have the Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker. What sets the Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker
apart is its use of “fuzzy logic.” Basically, a microcomputer adjusts the cooking
time and temperature to adapt to the rice, whether it’s brown, sweet, white, or porridge. At the bottom of the inner body of the cooker,
there is a thermal sensor that keeps tabs on the rice and reports back to the microcomputer,
which makes the appropriate adjustments. The nonstick internal cooking pan features
handy lines indicating how much water to add for each type of rice. Both the cooking pan and inner lid can be
removed for easy cleaning, though they are not dishwasher-safe. Other features include a large LCD screen,
programmable delay timer for having your rice ready when you get home from work, handle
and retractable cord for easy transport, reheating cycle, and an extended keep warm mode. There are two sizes: 5.5-cup and 10-cup. Both come with a one-year warranty. Wired recommended the Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy
to “rice geeks” who are particular about tenderness and texture. The reviewer was impressed with how the device
handled basmati, medium-grain white, and long-grain jasmine. However, they were put off by the long wait
times. A Tasty Mess was emphatic in her recommendation
of this rice cooker. She mentioned that the cup is closer to six
ounces, rather than the standard eight ounces. But, the brown rice the reviewer made turned
out to her liking: not underdone or overdone and with the right chewiness. More than 1,300 buyers on Amazon left a positive
review of the Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker. The most helpful reviewer has been eating
rice on a daily basis for 35 years. He found that this device makes rice comparable
to how his mother’s. Plus, the “keep warm” function helps the
rice maintain its freshness for up to three days. Another buyer shared a story of using the
cooker on a daily basis for about nine years. After five years of use, the battery died,
but they were able to replace it on their own and get it going again. The only consistent complaint is that it cooks
too slowly. Next up we have the best multipurpose rice
cooker which goes to the Aroma Housewares Digital Rice Cooker. The Aroma Housewares Digital Rice Cooker is
unique in that it can steam vegetables and meat while rice cooks. There are easy-to-program controls for slow
cooking, flash rice, steaming, brown rice, and white rice. It also has a keep warm functions and a 15-hour
delay timer, which is useful for when you want your rice and vegetables to be ready
when you get home from work. The Aroma rice cooker yields 20 cups of cooked
rice and comes with a serving spatula, rice measuring cup, and steam tray. The inner cooking pot features measurement
lines that make it easy to determine how much water to add. And, the pot is removable for cleaning. Rice Cooker Advice recommends the Aroma rice
cooker because it does an excellent job steaming vegetables and producing “Goldilocks”
rice. However, the reviewer did find that keeping
the non-removable lid clean was a challenge and suggested wiping it down after each use. Over 2,400 buyers on Amazon have left five-star
reviews of the Aroma Housewares Digital Rice Cooker. One buyer had given up on making rice because
it always ended up sticking to the pan, but while looking for a healthier alternative
to pasta, she decided to try this rice cooker. She found the instructions were easy to follow,
rice came out delicious every time, the cooker doesn’t take up much space, and it’s easy
to clean. Another buyer liked that they could set the
cooker, and 35 minutes later there would be enough rice to feed his large family and anyone
else who wandered in. Up next we have the best rice cooker for GABA
rice which goes to the Cuckoo Electric Heating Rice Cooker. GABA which stands for gamma-aminobutyric acid
rice is becoming increasingly popular as we learn more about its many health benefits,
including lowering blood pressure and improving brain function. Enter the Cuckoo Electric Heating Rice Cooker,
which has six cooking settings, including a GABA function, turbo cook, keep warm, and
timer. The Cuckoo rice cooker produces up to 12 cups
of cooked rice. The inner pot has a non-stick surface and
is removable for easy cleaning, though it’s not dishwasher safe. The company offers a one-year warranty on
parts and labor. The Electric Heating Rice Cooker is the top-rated
Cuckoo appliance on Warm Chef. The reviewer recommended it to people looking
for a cute, unique design. The reviewer also noted that it didn’t consume
much energy to product fluffy rice. Rice Cooker Advice also recommended the Cuckoo
rice cooker because it was able to keep rice warm for 24+ hours without turning it yellow
or drying it out. About 91% of the people who reviewed the Cuckoo
rice cooker on Amazon gave it a four- or five-star rating. The most helpful reviewer compared the Cuckoo
rice cooker to a much more expensive Zojirushi induction model. The reviewer found that the rice cooker produced
better results and was more durable. The buyer also noted that it kept rice warm
for 72 hours before it started to yellow. Other reviewers agree that the resulting rice
is top quality. One buyer recommended rinsing the rice and
letting it soak for about half an hour before cooking it on turbo mode. Next up we have the best rice cooker on a
budget which goes to the Oster 6-Cup Rice Cooker. The Oster 6-Cup Rice Cooker is the smallest
rice cooker on our list and is the only option with a tempered glass lid. The compact size allows for faster cooking,
and the lid lets you monitor the progress of your rice. The “6-cup” size mentioned in the name
of this appliance does not refer to a standard US cup but rather the slightly smaller cup
that comes with most rice cookers. There is only one button so the Oster rice
cooker is easy to use. Yet, there is no timer or alarm that lets
you know when the rice will be ready. Instead, you might be able to hear the audible
click that occurs when the device switches from Cook to Keep Warm mode. Both the inner pot and lid are removable for
hand washing. Oster backs this product with a one-year limited
warranty. Cook’s Illustrated recommended the Oster
6-Cup Rice Cooker because the testers found it cleans up effortlessly. The reviewers also give it high marks for
rice quality and ease of use. Specifically, the sushi and white rice were
impressive, but they found the brown rice was somewhat dry. They also noted that the rice cooked quickly
thanks to the lid’s tight seal. However, they would have preferred if it had
a timer. Around 79% of the buyers who reviewed the
Oster 6-Cup Rice Cooker on Amazon gave it a positive rating. Engr. Jay Mendoza, the most helpful reviewer, appreciated
the glass lid because it is separate from the body, which makes it easier to clean. He also liked being able to watch his rice
cook. And, he was able to cook rice with the cooker
only partially covered, which is useful for making sticky rice. Other buyers mentioned that this cooker doesn’t
take up much space and is ideal for one- or two-person households. For our last pick which is the best rice cooker
for people in a hurry and it goes to the Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker. The Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker
is special because it can be used to make steamed vegetables, oatmeal and other hot
cereals, quinoa, and, of course, rice. It’s also useful for preparing one-pot meals:
you can steam seafood or poultry while you cook rice. There are also pre-programmed settings for
delayed starts up to 11 hours and warming. The appliance comes with a one-year limited
warranty. Also, the comprehensive 20-page user manual
includes a couple recipes. The Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker
is the top rice cooker recommended by the Wirecutter. The reviewer appreciated the functionality
as well as the delicious medium-grain and short-grain white rice it produced. And, of the rice cookers the writer tested,
this Hamilton Beach unit was the second fastest. House of Fauci’s recommended the Hamilton
Beach rice cooker because of the large capacity and easy cleanup. However, the reviewer noted that there is
a little bit of a learning curve and that reading the user manual is a must. Approximately 63% of the buyers who reviewed
the Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker gave it a five-star rating. One buyer liked that this unit catered to
his laziness. He used it for a variety of one-pot meals
and enjoyed that the delayed start made it so his meal was ready when he got home from
work. One buyer shared a story of oatmeal leaking
out of the top and making a mess. This was due to the rubber gasket around the
top coming loose. After this happened again, the buyer contacted
Hamilton Beach, who replaced the unit. So that sums up our list for the best rice
cookers on the market, we hope you enjoyed. If you found this video helpful please leave
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