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Old 05-22-2011, 02:39 PM   #11
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okay, thanx. I have a rice cooker, but its small. its seems like we go through quite a bit of rice so I was looking for something bigger.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:31 PM   #12
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I have both National & Zojirushi, both with so-called fuzzy logic, both 5 cup capacity. My everyday workhorse is the National; the "mark of the elephant" usually comes out when more rice is needed, like a dinner party. Many families around the world eat rice as the staple grain, every day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Just buy the best appliance for your particular needs, Brenna.

I recommend the Zojirushi. You'll find it also to be more versatile than just for cooking rice.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:37 PM   #13
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My problem with any appliance that you leave programmed to cook when you are not home is that the autosensor/computer can go crazy. One friend of mine came home to find the bread machine "smoking" and the dough a ball of charcoal. He was lucky, his house didn't catch on fire. Another friend's stove (when set on delay/auto cook) mal-functioned. She was not so lucky. She came home to her house burnt to the ground.

As convenient as it is to come home to a meal ready (crock pot, etc.), I am more inclined to only use such appliances when I'm home doing something else. Just my two cents on these convenience appliances that have "remote time set" computers. The computers can go haywire. And the consequences are usually not good.

When I used to drink coffee, there were many times I went back to the house when on my way to meet clients to make sure I had unplugged the coffee machine. Another friend of mine had a house fire linked to the coffee maker.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:12 PM   #14
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I entirely agree with CWS.

I never program an appliance to operate on its own without my presence/supervision. Many people plug in and set up their coffee-maker at night, so that they can wake up to an alarm clock and the scent of hot brew. I don't. Basically, don't trust mass manufacturing (sad to say, especially China origin). And, the on/off nature of electronics, no wiggle room. A timer is just a relay switch, and I'm too aware that a coffee-maker's heating element is turned on, and that its only back-up is another thermostat relay switch. What I like most about the rice cooker is: flawless cooking every time at the press of a button, and (while I prefer immediately freezing leftover versus plugged-in energy consumption) ready-to-eat hot rice for 12+ hours as needed.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:13 PM   #15
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okay, I just cook my rice cooker and then it goes to the "warm"setting. and I've never had a problem so far. Like I've said before, the problem is mostly that its too small.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:18 AM   #16
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Zojirushi, Tiger, Sanyo, Panasonic, Oyama, Tatung .. pretty much any Japanese brand cooker would be a great choice.
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:22 PM   #17
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I wouldn't have bought a rice cooker if rice wasn't a daily staple in our house.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:21 PM   #18
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yes, i use my rice cooker everyday, usually 2x a day. so yeah - to say I need a bigger rice cooker is an understatement. thanx for mentioning the japanese brand. am loooking forward to it. thanx
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:34 AM   #19
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I have owned high end Panasonic/national, Sanyo and Zojirushi. All worked great, but the zojirushi has been my favorite. However unless you make rice at least once a week I would not spend a couple of hundred for one. The cheaper less fancy models will do just fine. I would spend $70 to $100 on a midrange one or up to $500 for a high end if I made a lot of rice or got one that also did other things I use like doubling as a slow cooker, steamer, or hot cereal maker or if I made rice several times a week. I have never had a bad Zojirushi product I love my Zo bread machine maker too.

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I have owned high end Panasonic/national, Sanyo and Zojirushi. All worked great, but the zojirushi has been my favorite. However unless you make rice at least once a week I would not spend a couple of hundred for one. The cheaper less fancy models will do just fine. I would spend $70 to $100 on a midrange one or up to $500 for a high end if I made a lot of rice or got one that also did other things I use like doubling as a slow cooker, steamer, or hot cereal maker or if I made rice several times a week. I have never had a bad Zojirushi product I love my Zo bread machine maker too.

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