Cooking rice the old fashion way can be quite tiresome given how much attention the process requires so as to ensure that the rice doesn’t stick. A good way to circumvent that is to use a modern rice cooker. These appliances allow you to half the time it would normally take you to cook a batch of rice while ensuring that the rice won’t stick to the bottom of the pot. For this reason, a good rice cooker has to be seen as a long-term investment more than anything else. Having said that, let us find out what are the ten best rice cookers money can buy.
10Black & Decker 16-Cup Rice Cooker RC436
With the capacity to cook up to 16 cups of rice as measured by the cup provided, the Black & Decker 16-Cup Rice Cooker RC436 can hold up to 7 cups of uncooked rice. Featuring a handy transparent glass lid, special indicator lights for “cook” and ‘warm” functions, steam vents with a condensation catcher, a nonstick cooking pan that is dishwasher safe, a rice scoop and measuring cup and hardy handles, this device measures approximately 10 x 10 x 8 inches. To get the best results from this rice cooker, ensure that the cooking dish is placed at the center of the pot.
9MINI TIM3 MACHIN3 8-Cup Rice Cooker
The 3 Squares 3RC-3010S TIM3 MACHIN3 is a top-notch device that comes with various cooking options to prepare rice and vegetables. This cooker can hold up to 20 cups of cooked rice. It also comes equipped with different cooking speeds to match the texture of the food you are preparing and the way you like it. It comes with a powerful heating mechanism and a durable, heavy-duty cooking pot.
8Black & Decker RC3406 Rice Cooker
The Black & Decker RC3406 Rice Cooker comes with the capacity of 3 cups uncooked and 6 cups cooked rice. With special handles on the side and a unique lid that does not heat up, the device features indicator lights that notify you when the food is cooked or warm. The lid is made from durable tempered glass and features steam vents. Along with the cooker, you get a measuring cup, a plastic steaming basket, and a rice paddle.
7Cuisinart CRC-400 4-Cup Rice Cooker
The Cuisinart CRC-400 4-Cup Rice Cooker is a well designed, modern, square shaped stainless steel kitchen accessory that perfectly steams meat, vegetables and rice. Featuring a stainless steel basket for steaming, a transparent glass lid, a paddle along with a measuring cup, this cooker comes with an automatic function that changes to the ‘warm’ setting once the food is cooked.
6Oster 4722 Rice Cooker And Steamer
With a capacity to cook 6 cups of rice, the Oster 4722 Rice Cooker And Steamer can cook various foods like soup, rice, fondue and a lot more. This device can hold up to 3 cups of uncooked rice at once and comes with a steaming tray that has a 1-liter capacity. The cooker also comes with an automatic “keep warm” function and a special one-touch mechanism to operate the device.
5Zojirushi Micom NS-TSC10 Rice Cooker
The Zojirushi Micom NS-TSC10 Rice Cooker is a 1-liter device that is backed up by the latest micro-computerized technology and can cook up to 5 cups of rice. Featuring an automatic ‘keep warm’ function, a reheating cycle and an extended function for keeping food warm, this durable stainless steel, clear coated rice cooker come with 2 delay timer settings, a special beeping signal for when the rice is done, interchangeable music and an inbuilt retractable cord.
4Aroma Rice Cooker – 6 Cup Capacity
The Aroma Rice Cooker – 6 Cup Capacity is a pot-style rice cooker and food steamer that comes with a unique one-touch functionality. Equipped with automatic keep warm capabilities along with a cook and steam function, this device comes will definitely meet the standards of even the most demanding of users. Not only that but it also comes with a few high-quality accessories like a steam tray, a measuring cup, a serving spoon and a variety of recipes that would help you to prepare delicious dishes. Furthermore, this cooker can be used for steaming vegetables and cooking meat as well.
3Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Rice Cooker
The Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Rice Cooker is a top-notch, premium grade, stainless steel cooker that can perfectly prepare 6 cups of rice. It also comes with special functions like white/mixed, sushi, porridge, brown and quick cooking. The inner cooking section cooks food evenly and is designed with measuring lines for accurate settings and ingredient quantities. It comes with a detachable lid, LCD display panels with controls, an automatic keep warm function and delay timer with 2 settings, a reheating cycle, and an inbuilt power cord. Among the accessories it features we find a non-stick spatula for serving, a spatula holder, and a measuring cup.
2Aroma Digital Rice Cooker – 20 Cup Capacity
The Aroma Digital Rice Cooker – 20 Cup Capacity is among the best rice cookers available on the market today. Designed with a ton of brilliant features, this device can hold up to 20 cups of cooked rice at once. It comes with easy-to-use controls and settings including digital functions that can be programmed to steam white rice, brown rice, and slow cook food. It also comes with a delay timer, a measuring cup, steam tray, serving spoon, and some recipes to help you cook better. Not only that but the inner bowl it features is non-stick and can be easily removed and washed.
1Aroma Digital Rice Cooker – 8 Cup Capacity
Thanks to its brilliant overall performance, the Aroma Digital Rice Cooker is rated among the best rice cookers the market has to offer. At its core, it is a well-designed stainless steel digital device, equipped with digital functions and controls for steaming white and brown rice, an automatic “keep warm” setting, and a delay timer. tThis cooker also includes handy accessories like a measuring cup, a steam tray, a serving spatula, and a bunch of great recipes for good measure.