Are you thinking about buying a rice cooker but not sure which one? The decision can be overwhelming and the search time consuming. Before you start shopping, read the Rice Cooker Expert Buying Guide for more information to help you find the best rice cooker for your home.Read more
Not sure what size is right for you? Small rice cookers are great for cooking fluffy rice for one or two people – like singles, couples or students living in dorm rooms. They take up less space and can be easier to clean than larger cookers. And don’t let the size fool you – some of the best rated rice cookers are small.Read more
Fuzzy logic refers to technology inside the rice cooker. It adjusts the cooking time and temperature, as needed by the type of grain. You end up with perfect rice, every time. They can be more expensive than the basic model rice cooker. But the results are worth it if you know what you’re looking for.Read more
With so many types of rice cookers available to choose from there’s bound to be lots of questions. Here’s my answer to a few of the questions most asked when buying or using a rice cooker. Let’s start with one of the most basic questions: why should I use a rice cooker?Read more
Cook a lot of rice or cook for a family? Then you probably need a medium to large capacity rice cooker. Unless you’re cooking for large groups, a 6-cup rice cooker is more than adequate for most families. Or for big families and rice lovers, a 10-cup rice cooker is best for large batches.Read more
Do you need a versatile appliance that does more than cook rice? Maybe you have a small kitchen or live in a motorhome or RV and can’t have too many different appliances. Then a rice cooker that’s also a steamer, slow cooker and/or electric pressure cooker may be what you’re looking for.Read more
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Things you need to know before buying the best rice cooker for your home.
Can’t decide which rice cooker to buy? You’ll find hundreds of rice cookers to buy online and endless product reviews to consume. It’s like lining up for an all-you-can-eat buffet! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the choice, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
Before you start shopping for the perfect rice cooker, there’s three things you need to know. Capacity, Cooking Style and Cost. Or, as the Rice Cooker Expert likes to call them: the 3 C’s of choosing the perfect rice cooker.
The Rice Cooker Expert Buying Guide can help you answer these questions.
– How much and how often do you cook rice? Rice cooker capacity, or size, is measured in cups of cooked or uncooked rice, and can range from 3-cups up to 10-cups. Trying to cook less rice in an oversized rice cooker will end in disaster, so size does matter!
– What’s your cooking style? How you like to prepare meals and what you enjoy cooking explains your cooking style. It also determines which product features are important to you. Sorting through all the marketing blurb, product descriptions and customer reviews becomes easy. You’ll know exactly what to look for when shopping for your perfect rice cooker.
– How much does a rice cooker cost and is it worth it? Prices can range from under $25 to the most expensive rice cooker at $200 and above. You don’t have to pay top dollar to get a top rated rice cooker. But it helps to know what you’re looking for and what you’re willing to pay. Depending on your requirements, you may be just as happy with a very, basic rice cooker for under $50.