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Old 02-16-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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Rice Cookers ... Please give me your advice/ideas.

I'm considering purchasing an electric rice cooker ... but want some insight / advice / ideas ... welcome all posts.

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Old 02-16-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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I recently purchased a rice cooker myself. Got an off brand at WalMart cheap just to try. So far I've used it twice and was impressed both times. The firsts time I just cooked plain rice. The second time I used beef broth and added onion soup mix and a little butter. I came out really good and the cooker cleaned up easy. We're thinking about getting a small one for my husband to have at work since it is so easy to use. That's just my experience and I don't know what else I can tell you. Hope this helps you.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:18 PM   #3
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Thank you Jabbur! Does your's have a 'click-down' lid or is it a 'loose' lid? (Not certain if these are the correct description terms ... but it's what my pea-brain came up with to best describe them.)

Example of 'click-down' lid:





Example of 'loose' lid:

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Old 02-16-2009, 10:00 PM   #4
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Mine's the click down lid. The lid got gunky when I added the butter and broth but wiped down with a sponge and paper towel super easy. The inner pot is removable and goes in the dishwasher. I think mine is aroma brand.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:47 PM   #5
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I have a cheap Hitachi that I've had for centuries.......I just spray it with Pam or somthing similar and it's easy clean up.............makes great rice in about 15--20 minutes.....turn it on and go........they do have some really nice ones for hundreds.......but I'm too cheap...........
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:56 PM   #6
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I have a Zojirushi Rice Cooker. They are very expensive, but it is greatest kitchen appliance I own. I did not pay anything for it directly (got it from credit card points), but now that I have used it I would absolutely buy it full price if I had to. I love this thing.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:30 AM   #7
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Zojirushi...the best.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:17 AM   #8
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I have an expensive one in storage (Zojirushi) ... and have a small cheeeeeeaaap one here at my fingertips (Walgreen's special for $24.99!).

Both cook great rice consistently. And easily.


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Old 02-17-2009, 07:27 AM   #9
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I still cook rice the old fashioned way. 2-1 water to rice....bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for twenty minutes.
Works ever' time.
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whenever we settle permanently in the states I'm going to buy one of the zojirushi's.......I've heard great things about them from other people as well........
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