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Panasonic SR-G18FG Rice Cooker Review

At quick look, the Panasonic SR-G18FG rice cooker may seem like an ordinary kitchen appliance that can cook rice. But this rice cooker from Panasonic isn’t your regular rice cooker because there are a lot of things that you can do with it, besides cooking rice. This is also a great unit for you if you’re always agitated to know whether the rice you’re cooking is nicely cooked. With its transparent lid, you can look inside the pot and see exactly what’s going on.

If you haven’t owned a rice cooker yet, then this model might change your mind. Each time you cook rice, it’ll always give you a perfect cook. One great thing about it is that it’s not only for preparing and cooking rice but it’s also perfect for steaming vegetables and fish. Some users even use it to cook oatmeal and bake a small cake here.

It employs a technology that can easily make adjustments to cooking temperature according to the type of rice you’re cooking. The technology is commonly called in the rice cooking world as fuzzy logic tool.

There are plenty of improvements with this model. It has new cooking settings and a non-stick inner pan. The package also comes with a steaming basket that allows you to directly steam a cured tilapia or salmon. The result will always be tasty and tender. To further save time, you can steam fish and cook seasoned vegetables along with your fluffy rice. You just have to use its automatic coking feature. In one cooking session, you’ll be able to prepare your entire meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.

If you can’t consume the cooked rice in one sitting, you can always keep it warm inside the cooker. Its keep-warm feature maintains hot temperature up to 4 hours. This unit is also easy to clean and it’s fast.

The 10-cup capacity of this cooker is already ideal to treat your family members and friends to a sumptuous meal. This automatic rice cooker can handle cooking meal for a larger family size and more. With a power consumption of only 660 watts, you don’t have to worry about your electric bill when cooking your rice.

Through its scoop holder, you’ll be able to scoop out its content easily and transfer it to a huge plate. Then, to make your rice more palatable, you can garnish it with some spices and love before you serve it to your family or friends.

This Panasonic rice cooker model provides you with the most useful features that can help you do other things while your rice is being cooked. It has a cut-off function making it safer for your family to use it.

All in all, this rice cooker model from Panasonic is a very handy automatic cooker. It’s very easy to operate and it’s also efficient. Because it works on electricity, it can further help you in saving fuel. And if you’re hubby likes to eat his dinner late at night, you can keep his rice warm up to 4 hours.


Cuisinart CRC-800 8-Cup Review

Cooking perfect rice is easy with Cuisinart CRC-800 8-cup. It’s not only perfect for a big family who wants to eat great rice each time but it’s also great for everyone who has limited cooking space at home. It’s also one of the easiest kitchen appliances that you can use to cook rice. With the use of its steamer, you can already make a meal at one time. Plus, cleaning it up is a snap.

One of the things you must consider when looking for the best rice cooker is the brand. This model is made by Cuisinart, which is a reliable trade name in the industry.

What’s unique about this brand? Plenty. It may not have a digital control system that lets you cook different varieties of rice with a push of a button but it can cook rice perfectly, regardless of the type of rice you’re cooking.

Its capacity is another reason this model is worth the investment. It can cook up to 8 cups of rice, which is perfect when you have family gatherings or parties at home. Since it is lightweight, you can also take it with you when your friend is having a party at her flat and she needs vast machine to cook rice to feed a huge crowd.

Apart from the fact that it can cook perfect rice, it’s also designed to make stew, chili or soups. As long as you have the right ingredients, put them all into this versatile cooker and you’re good to go. Now, that’s a great machine that doesn’t only give you cooked rice but also steamed or soup.

Furthermore, this model of Cusinart is very easy to use and simple to clean. It requires little water. Thus, it doesn’t steamed-up too easily spilling water around. Then, it can make desserts and even breads.

If you’re tired of the usual rice that you eat, you can try the suggested recipes that come with the user manual. The cookbook will help you explore the many functions of this kitchen appliance. You will realize that it’s not just ideal for cooking rice or steaming vegetables. There are plenty more that you can do with this unit.

Some rice cooker units can only cook white rice. However, this model from Cuisinart can prepare any variety of rice.

With its removable parts, you can easily wash them by hand or put them into your dishwashing machine. Plus, it comes with a 3-year warranty. Its non-stick pan prevents yourself from wasting your time getting rid of the remnant rice that stuck in the pan.

You’ll also like this model’s warming mode. It will keep the rice warm before you and your family members are ready to eat your dinner. In that way, there’s no need for you to re-heat the rice and wait for a few minutes before you can serve the rice.

Given that this model has a 8-cup capacity, it can be bulky when storing it inside your kitchen cabinets. This is a problem if you have very limited space in your kitchen.

All the same, this rice cooker is one of the most reliable models on the market. It has the most useful features that you need to prepare perfectly cooked rice.


Oster 4722 Electric Rice Cooker Review

Oster 4722 is an electric rice cooker that lets you cook perfect rice. It does not matter whether it is brown, short grain, jasmine or plain old white rice. This unit can provide you with just-right cooked rice each time.

This model is a 6-cup electric rice cooker. It is an average, standard though. The capacity is not too big or not too small. With it, you can serve rice to three to four people.

It is not a fuzzy logic rice cooker. Rather, it is an on/off appliance with one button to turn on. You just need to switch it to start cooking. When it is done cooking rice, it will automatically set to warm mode. Although it does not have an advanced technology, you can still measure rice and water properly to produce tasty rice.

Apart from that, this machine does more than what it has been mainly designed for. If you are like those people who utilize their rice cookers for more than just cooking rice, then this appliance can be a good fit to your other kitchen needs.

This model unit of Oster allows you to cook pasta or steam your vegetables or fish. In fact, you can use it as a two-in-one gadget. That is, you can steam while slow cooking rice.

One of the things that you must look forward to in a rice cooker is its pan. Good thing with this model is that it is non-stick so you can easily clean it after. It also comes with a fuse protector. This feature prevents fire. It is especially useful if you want to keep your rice warm for a few hours. It is also built with a retractable cord; thereby, preventing you from tripping.

The design of this model is chic. It is available in dark red color (which may not be an enticing color for men). Its handles are colored grey. The entire design and color can fit most interior design in kitchen.

This model is very simple to use. The right amount of water can be measured correctly through its measuring cup that is included in the package. Or you can check the water level gauge inside the bowl. Plug it in and push down its switch to start cooking the rice.

The size of this unit is also nice and compact. This is perfect for those with limited storage space.

Another wonderful thing about this appliance is its cost. It is inexpensive compared with other units that can only cook rice and nothing more. With it, there is no reason for you to purchase a steamer as this cooker can be used as a steamer to steam salmon or vegetables. The result is always perfection. That said, you can have tasty, healthy meal made by one cooker.

Unfortunately, this appliance does not have a timer. You will not know when it is done cooking. But no worries. This cooker has a temperature sensor that senses if there is little water left. Then, it shifts to keep warm mode to maintain its warm temperature until you are ready to serve it.



Rival RC61 Rice Cooker Review

Rival RC61 is a rice cooker with 6 cups capacity. It is not a fancy rice cooker because it does not run using an advanced technology. Its cost? You will only have to spend around $20 for it. But it depends on where you want to purchase yours. Its price range is from $14 to $20. Despite the absence of some fancy settings like those of high-end products, you can still cook perfect rice.

This rice cooker can help you avoid overcooking, scorching or burning your rice. It is not the same as cooking your rice through a stove.

Size and the price are two of the most important factors people are drawn into purchasing this model. This unit is small enough to fit into a very limited kitchen space but big enough to cook up to 6 cups of cooked rice. With its tiny size, you can put it in somewhere even though your kitchen is already loaded with several gadgets.

Its ease-of-use is also another reason you might want to consider it. Simply put. It is a “plug-and-cook” type of appliance. You just have to measure how much rice you would like to cook. Then, add appropriate amount of water based on the instructions that go along with the type of rice you are cooking. Push the “cook” button and the unit will take care of the rest.

Although the description of this model says that it has the capacity of cooking 6 cups of rice, the measurement meant the cooked rice. This means that you will only be adding about 4 cups of uncooked rice and it will yield about 6 cups of cooked rice. Do not push its limit as the content may overflow.

Upon receipt of this rice cooker, you will receive the unit, manual, rice measuring cup and a spatula. These items are pretty common in a rice cooker.

This rice cooker is not only ideal for white rice but you can also cook in here brown rice. Plus, you can steam a piece of fish and some vegetables, like broccoli. When steaming, you must cook the rice first. After it is done cooking, let the cooker go into warm mode before you remove the lid and add the steaming tray that contains the marinated fish or vegetables. Allow the tray to sit there for about 5 minutes. Make sure that you put the lid back so that there is enough heat to steam the fish or veggies.

Overall, this product is great. It does its job well in preparing and cooking rice, as well as steaming other foods. The box has a guide that can tell you how long you are going to cook the vegetables. You may not like how the steam escapes from the lid and water spatters out the side when you cook and steam using this cooker. But this is just an insignificant inconvenience considering the features and benefits of opting for this rice cooker. It is a truly handy little unit that lets you cook healthy meal with one kitchen gadget.