You can make all the delicious rice you need in a simple pot on a stovetop, or any supply of heat, including a fire. You can flip it on and do other things while it makes rice for you, which is useful when you’re busy. But an electric rice cooker helpful to have and convenient and I use mine all the time. I do it all the time.
When you go searching for a rice cooker you’ll discover American-made rice cookers, Japanese-made, Chinese-made, and Korean-made. The costs can range from $12 to $600 and it can be hard to determine which to buy.
In Korea everyone used to swear by Zojirushi, but lately the preferred model is Cuckoo, which is what I use. Mine can be a pressure cooker, so I can use it to make multigrain rice without having to soak any grains, and that i can even use it to make ginseng hen soup. It was expensive but rice is my favourite factor to eat, and i eat it on daily basis, so it was totally price it: my rice cooker makes scrumptious rice and delicious soup.
If you happen to go shopping for Cuckoo rice cookers remember the fact that the instructions, buttons, and functions could be written in Korean and the English will not be all the time great. Take a good look at it, and look on the buttons, make sure that you possibly can understand how to use it. Mine even speaks to me in Korean! It’s all the time telling me the progress of the rice cooking lol.
If you don’t make a variety of rice, I’d counsel you simply make it in a pot, or purchase the most affordable rice cooker for now. Rice cookers have gotten increasingly more in style in the West today. They are often found in some department shops and almost alwaysin Korean, Chinese, or Japanese grocery stores, and online as well.
Posted on Saturday, November 8th, 2008 at 1:58 pm. Final updated on May 2, 2017.
Tagged: cooking utensil, electric ricecooker, korean food, korean kitchenware
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John in Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Louisiana joined 12/16 & has forty commentsPosted January 16th, 2017 at 8:40 pm | Log in to reply or create a profile.
I have a Tiger rice cooker from Japan that I actually like. There really is a giant distinction in a pleasant rice cooker versus an affordable one. Belief me 🙂 ” However now i notice it was properly price it. I cook rice all the time, so I get my money’s worth. how can I spend over $100 for a rice cooker? Prior to that, I used a cheap $20 rice cooker. I’ve by no means made such good rice. At first I thought, “wow..
cherickson5 joined 6/15 & has 1 commentPosted June 16th, 2015 at 5:Fifty five pm | Log in to reply or create a profile.
I just bought a Cuckoo Rice Pressure cooker, however haven’t seen any good YouTube videos on cooking with it. Would you consider making a video using the Rice pressure cooker for white rice, mixed rice and presumably a soup recipe utilizing this appliance. I’d like a “from start to finish” tutorial, not just a these are the buttons tutorial.
Bobbsie Chicago, IL joined 3/12 & has 1 commentPosted March thirteenth, 2012 at 12:29 am | Log in to reply or create a profile.
Simply purchased my Cuckoo HN-1059 F Induction Strain Rice Cooker
But I have questions:
What setting do I take advantage of to steam food?
What is Nutritious Rice (the cooker has a setting for that
What is the Multi Cook setting for?
If someone is aware of the Induction Strain Cuckoo cookers I would respect your reply
littlez Boca Raton, FL joined 8/eleven & has eleven commentsPosted January 17th, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Log in to reply or create a profile.
Oh, my goodness… I need to say I feel just like the luckiest particular person here. It makes perfect sushi rice! If anybody desires one, Let me know! It has both white and brown rice buttons, and that i can steam meals in it too. I would imagine that it might work plugged into my European adapter should the necessity come up (don’t those issues have plugs for brand new Zealand and different international locations too?) I belief the adapter with my laptop, why not a rice cooker? ! They’re not super costly even when they’re not on sale. I bought my rice cooker at Target for $12.80 American dollars (on sale) plus tax.
Botpol San Diego, Ca joined 8/14 & has 2 commentsPosted August 22nd, 2014 at 11:25 pm | Log in to reply or create a profile.
The rice cooker you might be talking about just isn’t of the same caliber because the cuckoo
rv65 joined 5/09 & has 47 commentsPosted January 12th, 2012 at 4:Fifty six pm | Log in to reply or create a profile.
I have seen some Cuchen rice cookers that support European voltage on ebay. The vendor is even keen to include an adapter plug as well.
phil joined 4/eleven & has 1 commentPosted July tenth, 2011 at 9:16 am | Log in to reply or create a profile.
The place can I buy such a Cuckoo rice cooker in Europe? But I want to buy a 3/5.5/6 cup mannequin. I rarely discover some, if any then older or bigger models.
There are loads of Japanese rice cookers out there, however I heard that Cuckoo is simply nice and their pricing really looked cheap in comparison with Japanese ones! Didn’t see those anyplace both. Or would LiHom (sure dearer?) be an alternative?
rv65 joined 5/09 & has 47 commentsPosted July 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 am | Log in to reply or create a profile.
Only the westernized multi cookers are solely sold in Europe :(. LiHom and Cuchen make models, however undecided if those are 50Hz succesful (Korea uses 220v at 60Hz not 50Hz.) I hope somebody in Europe takes notice and starts selling Cuckoo rice cooker not that Robochef that can’t do rice. I hope they sell them in the USA. Multi Cookers are like a rice cooker, however with none rice cooking function :(.
snow1081 Australia joined 7/10 & has 2 commentsPosted Might 21st, 2011 at 8:19 am | Log in to reply or create a profile.
Unnee, are you aware whether or not Cuckoo has distributor in Australia? I want to get one from Korea but my dad and mom mentioned it in all probability won’t work…
rv65 joined 5/09 & has forty seven commentsPosted June 14th, 2011 at 6:42 am | Log in to reply or create a profile.
It most likely wouldn’t work due to the hz requirement. It will work with a powerful transformer. It uses 220v, however it’s 60 hz not 50 hz, which is what Australia uses.
JamieF New Zealand joined 1/11 & has 120 commentsPosted June 14th, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Log in to reply or create a profile.
There is a distributor in Australia and New Zealand – you should strive to seek out who they’re and buy it from them because there are some models made to work on Aus/NZ power. I bought mine from a US retailer and it wouldn’t work here in New Zealand so I ended up having to get a very costly step down transformer which sits under my bench so the rice cooker will work. It is definitely an choice if you want one of many fancier cookers however it’s best to expect it to price around 1,000 dollars not including the value of the rice cooker and shipping.
JamieF New Zealand joined 1/11 & has 120 commentsPosted June 14th, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Log in to reply or create a profile.
Oh – btw, here is an Australian store online that you should purchase a Cuckoo from that will work in Australia: http://www.gourmetandkitchen.com.au/ricecookers.html
It costs $438 excluding GST.
Maangchi New York Metropolis joined 8/08 & has 12,047 commentsPosted June 15th, 2011 at 9:57 am | Log in to reply or create a profile.
Jamie, thanks loads to your time and effort to share your expertise about your rice cooker. It will likely be an enormous assist for these who are excited about getting a rice cooker in Aus/NZ.
” I purchased mine from a US retailer and it wouldn’t work here in New Zealand so I ended up having to get a very expensive step down transformer which sits beneath my bench so the rice cooker will work. ” I shouldn’t chuckle but a little bit humorous when i think about your rice cooker sitting beneath the bench. : )
rv65 joined 5/09 & has forty seven commentsPosted July 8th, 2011 at 5:37 am | Log in to reply or create a profile.
That mannequin is a business mannequin, which is used for restaurants and different business kitchens like Churches.
Zojirushi rice cookers from YumAsia.co.uk are a ok.
Cuckoo has finally began selling rice cookers, however they’re multi cookers, which aren’t really meant for rice. I assume these cookers are catching on in Europe. There is a rice mode, nevertheless it has non rice related menus.
gourmetandkitchen Sydney; Australia joined 7/eleven & has 1 commentPosted July eleventh, 2011 at 1:Forty nine am | Log in to reply or create a profile.
Thanks for mentioning our webpage. Finally we additionally offer Rinnai gas rice cookers from Japan, however they are very business and never in any respect fitted to residence use. It’s a restaurant capacity equipment, and would undoubtedly work better if loaded with not less than 10-15 cups dry rice. We additionally supply some extra simple choices from China, which can be additionally very dependable, however extra suited to budget aware users. When using rice cookers, remember to check your power supply in case you are sharing energy-factors with different appliances. electric rice cookers have pretty high energy demands, and often they shouldn’t be shared with different high powered appliances, in case the circuit becomes overloaded. This may cause failure of the thermal fuse, which is easy to repair, however typically annoying. It might cook up to 30 cups in one serve. http://www.gourmetandkitchen.com.au/ We’ve got been coping with rice cookers for a few years now, and we selected to offer Cuckoo rice cookers as a result of their recognition and great repute. This vary covers from 15-55 cup. The machine we import has been modified to suit our market here.
snow1081 Australia joined 7/10 & has 2 commentsPosted July twenty fourth, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Log in to reply or create a profile.
Thanks so much for the assistance guys! There’s one mannequin that actually catches my eyes… *sigh* ! Admire it!!
I believe I might just should go to some of the Korean Mart right here in Melbourne and get it from them or possibly even order it from them.
rv65 joined 5/09 & has forty seven commentsPosted January 23rd, 2010 at 5:57 am | Log in to reply or create a profile.
Great rice cooker if you live in Europe. They do porridge, braise meats, soup, conjee (juk), and cook rice. These rice cookers are EU certified and are about eight cups. It’s laborious to get a superb rice cooker in Europe because of the EU rules. The owners have a blog with good recipes but if you’re in the market for a Rice cooker in europe then test this out.
You may as well attempt http://www.yumasia.co.uk the place they sell SE Asian Zojirushi rice cookers and Water boilers that can keep the water warm.
Hope this helps.
Yum Asia UK joined 12/09 & has 1 commentPosted January 24th, 2010 at 6:Fifty three am | Log in to reply or create a profile.
Thanks rv65 for highlighting our webpage at http://www.yumasia.co.uk The Zojirushi brand of rice cookers which we promote are in fact Japanese (not Chinese language or SE Asian). We selected this brand to produce to the UK and Europe as a result of they’re the Primary model in Japan for rice cooker expertise and have the reputation of being robust and first class at cooking rice. or even by a timer. In fact, the Zojirushi cookers can be utilized to cook issues apart from rice corresponding to cheese cake etc however what they do finest is dedicate themselves to cooking all various kinds of rice completely on the contact of a button… Japanese corporations actually know the way to make appliances last a long time!
MrsKim Elko, NV joined 3/09 & has 7 commentsPosted January twenty first, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Log in to reply or create a profile.
I reside far from Korean markets, so once i wanted a brand new rice cooker, I bought a very good Sanyo 10 cup rice cooker from amazon.com for $a hundred when it was on sale. It obtained great evaluations and I love my rice cooker!
rv65 joined 5/09 & has 47 commentsPosted January 23rd, 2010 at 5:Forty one am | Log in to reply or create a profile.
Sanyo does make an amazing rice cooker. The ECJ-F50S can be had for around $a hundred and it too is nice.
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