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Old 12-19-2006, 03:59 AM   #21
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Well, I could have ordered an elcheapo cooker, but I didn't want that, and I was too afraid to settle for one of those for fear that it wouldn't work after a while.

Though I would have liked to get a slightly larger unit, up goes the price. And I just couldn't see spending $150.00 to $200.00 just for a rice cooker.
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:48 AM   #22
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Yo Corey....

That would be Wife, girlfriend, and best friend 36 years now.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:06 AM   #23
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:37 AM   #24
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I gave mine away last year! I prefer the rice cooked in a sand pot and the pot is smaller and more versatile than the rice cooker, hence, easier to store.
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I guess an electric rice cooker can be handy for a big family, or when you are organized enough to think ahead about what to do with all the left over rice afterwards (you may not be in a mood for a fried rice every time after you made some other rice dish the day before...).

However for two of us, cooking 1 cup of rice is enough each time. So we use a rice cooking ball like below...



It works great, the thing I like the best is much easier to wash than a sieve with full of rice getting stuck in between the grooves after straining!
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:28 PM   #26
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How is that used?

Do you put it in boiling water with the raw rice in it?
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:14 PM   #27
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How is that used?

Do you put it in boiling water with the raw rice in it?
Exactly!
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Old 12-21-2006, 04:19 PM   #28
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I received a Zoshiroushi "Two To Go" travel mug coffeemaker as a gift once. What a piece of CRAP! It never made decent coffee, it leaked all over the counter, and it never filled the cups evenly, so one travel mug would overflow while the other was only half full. I hope they know more about making rice than they do about making coffee, Corey. Wait, they'd have to know more about making rice, because they know absolutely NOTHING about making coffee!

I have a 6 cup Aroma brand rice cooker I bought about 5 years ago at Rite-Aid drug store for less than 25 bucks because my 15year old Hitachi crapped out right in the middle of making dinner. The Aroma had Martin Yan's picture on the box, so I figured "If Yan can cook, so can I!"
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:05 PM   #29
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The rice cooker that I ordered is enroute and should be here by December 28.

I'll let you know the results after I try it.
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The rice maker that I ordered is enroute and should be here by December 28.

I'll let you know the results after I try it.
I have two. I first bought the black and decker unit here:
Amazon.com: Black & Decker RC850 24-Cup Rice Cooker and Vegetable Steamer: Home & Garden

Which i do not like at all. The rice that comes out of it is not that great and i make much better rice on the stove. So i ended up going with a higher end rice cooker:
Amazon.com: Sanyo ECJ-D100S 10-Cup Micro-Computerized Rice Cooker/Steamer, White with Stainless Accent: Home & Garden
which is great.

This is a fuzzy logic unit like the Zojirushi but is cheaper and still very highly rated. I like you don't cook that much rice most of the time but i wanted the flexability to cook large amounts of rice for special occasions so i went with the 10 cup unit. This thing cooks excellent rice. From white to brown. If you accidently add to much water the unit seems to compensate and it still comes out perfect. Also the unit is very large but ive cooked only 1 cup of rice in it and it still has came out perfect.

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