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Old 06-04-2007, 12:15 PM   #21
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FYI - Today's Wall Street Journal has a page 1 story about a high tech rice cooker developed in Japan by Toshiba. It costs $830!!! Sounds like it turns out a great product, which it should considering the price. In fact, the article states that Japanese are willing to pay $1,000 for a good rice cooker. It would be interesting to compare the outcome of rice cooked in the Toshiba with that of the more popular, lower cost rice cookers. How big of a difference could it possibly be?
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:32 PM   #22
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Good!

It'll sit there, rot, mildew and go sour before I pay that amount of money for one!!!
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:36 PM   #23
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I've been searching my brain, and am hardpressed to come up with any single kitchen tool, save major appliances, that we've spent that much on. Whoa! That bad boy better wash itself, too.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:05 PM   #24
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Once you've paid for the rice cooker, you'll be out on the street with your begging bowl, hoping to score some rice to put in it.
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:45 PM   #25
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FYI - Today's Wall Street Journal has a page 1 story about a high tech rice cooker developed in Japan by Toshiba. It costs $830!!! Sounds like it turns out a great product, which it should considering the price. In fact, the article states that Japanese are willing to pay $1,000 for a good rice cooker. It would be interesting to compare the outcome of rice cooked in the Toshiba with that of the more popular, lower cost rice cookers. How big of a difference could it possibly be?
having used industrial rice cookers in a thai restauarant i know they can get up there in price but anything over 200$ i balk at
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:51 PM   #26
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FYI - Today's Wall Street Journal has a page 1 story about a high tech rice cooker developed in Japan by Toshiba. It costs $830!!! Sounds like it turns out a great product, which it should considering the price. In fact, the article states that Japanese are willing to pay $1,000 for a good rice cooker. It would be interesting to compare the outcome of rice cooked in the Toshiba with that of the more popular, lower cost rice cookers. How big of a difference could it possibly be?
For that price, it better do windows, clean bathrooms, and fold laundry as well!

I'll stick with my saucepan on the stove.
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jasmine rice is great in the microwave
i still do sushi rice on the stove and thai sticky rice in a bamboo steamer
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:06 PM   #28
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And takes up more space on the counter that I don't have. I'll have a microwave no matter what, so for me, a rice cooker is an extra single-tasker, as Alton Brown would say.
A quality rice cooker is far from a single tasker, as Alton Brown would say. Mine not only cooks rice, but it will steam vegetables while it cooks rice, or it will steam TWO vegetables if it is not cooking rice, and it can also serve as a slow cooker, and once it is done cooking whatever you told it to cook, it will keep it at serving temperature indefinitely.
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:46 PM   #29
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Once you've paid for the rice cooker, you'll be out on the street with your begging bowl, hoping to score some rice to put in it.


Haha!!

The price of THAT cooker is more than what I pay for rent each month!!

I mean, I wanted one and got it, but I wasn't even about to pay THAT much for one!! The one I got was expensive enough!
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:15 AM   #30
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My girlfriend has a rice cooker that cost her about $200. I myself do not have that kind of money to throw into an appliance.

I have an older Hitachi style rice cooker, and has been a work horse for me. I make rice in it at least 3-4 times a week. It also steams and we do that at least once a week and I agree that it frees up a burner and all you do with the rice cooker is...set it and forget it. (Sorry, I couldn't resist).

I try to microwave as little of my food as possible. I just don't like the information that is coming in about what microwaves do to our food. That's not to say I don't use it, but I was with out a microwave a while back for at least 1 month, and truth be told, I did not miss it.

I love my rice cooker!
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