As a starchy staple in several countries, rice is a delicious and carbohydrate-rich food people serve for breakfast, lunch, and supper. Even though its nutritional value cannot be understated, preparation remains a chore, particularly to homeowners with poor cooking skills. Thus, if you are part of this group and have a few dollars to spend on a new kitchen equipment, purchase one of the 10 rice cookers reviewed here in. They are easy to use, have quality components, and therefore, will help you to prepare delicious rice meals.
- 10. Panasonic SR-3NA Rice Cooker
- 9. Cuisinart CRC-400 Rice Cooker
- 8. Oster 4722 Rice Cooker
- 7. Aroma Simply ARC-753SG Rice Cooker
- 6. Tiger JBV-A10U-W Rice Cooker
- 5. Zojirushi NS-VGC05 Micom Rice Cooker
- 4. Zojirushi NS-TSC10 Rice Cooker
- 3. Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom Rice Cooker
- 2. Aroma ARC-150SB Rice Cooker
- 1. Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Rice Cooker
10. Panasonic SR-3NA Rice Cooker
Starting our review as one of the best rice cookers for 2017, Panasonic SR-3NA is an automated 3-cup (cooked) rice cooker with a compact and high-performance silver themed design that is good to use in small kitchens. It is durable, has a powerful 200-watt heating elements that prepares rice fast and at the right temperature, and well-made non-stick interior that is easy to clean after each cooking escapade. Its one-button design is easy to use. The see through glass that it comes with eases viewing of cooking rice, while the array of accessories (rice scoop and measuring cup, for instance) boosts its functionality and dependability in the home environment.
9. Cuisinart CRC-400 Rice Cooker
Recommended for people with small to medium-sized families, Cuisinart CRC-400 is a space efficient four-cup rice maker made of a durable and low maintenance stainless steel. Its square brushed-finished design has a striking modern look. This rice cooker is also spacious, and has an efficient electrical system that optimizes performance for the best cooking experience, and a multi-functional design that is also ideal for steaming vegetable and meats without compromising quality. With an original model, you also get a non-stick stainless steel steaming basket, a transparent and shutter proof glass lid, and an array of cooking accessories including a measuring cup and paddle.
8. Oster 4722 Rice Cooker
Oster 4722 is a durable and automated 6-cup (cooked) rice cooker with a built in steaming stray that boosts its functionality significantly. If you are shopping for a new model, but do not mind using a red accessory in your home, this model will never disappoint you. Apart from preparing delicious rice, it is also perfect for preparing fondue and soups and has a power efficient electrical system that keeps power bills low. You also get an integrated one-touch system of operation, an automated keep warm feature that keeps prepared foods warm and ready to eat, and an auto shutoff feature that kicks in automatically.
7. Aroma Simply ARC-753SG Rice Cooker
Manufactured using a high-density stainless steel, Aroma Simply ARC-753SG is a high performance rice cooker with a high capacity stainless steel pot that prepares up to six cups of rice fast and efficiently. It is durable, affordable, and a sought-after accessory within and outside the United States (US) for its power efficiency and simple one-touch system of operation. You also get a steam and keep warm feature a plethora of cooking accessories including a measuring cup and a spatula.
6. Tiger JBV-A10U-W Rice Cooker
Designed for heavy duty cooking in home and commercial environments, Tiger JBV-A10U-W is a large Micom rice cooker with an aesthetic and low maintenance white theme that most users like. It is durable, accommodates 5.5 cups of uncooked rice, and has a warmer and integrated cooking plate that keeps food warm and ready to eat. It also has an advanced synchro cooking function for preparing two meals at the same time, a simple push button system of operation, and an easy-to-clean non-stick interior that does not burn food. Tiger JBV-A10U-W is affordable, scratch proof, and comes with a BPA-free measuring cup and a non-stick serving spatula.
5. Zojirushi NS-VGC05 Micom Rice Cooker
Ranked among the best electric rice cookers and warmers in the market, Zojirushi NS-VGC05 Micom is a valuable three-cup (uncooked) accessory with a Fuzzy logic micro-computerized system that prepares delicious rice. It has pre-programmed menu settings for preparing several types of food (porridge and sushi, for instance). It also has an easy-to-read LCD control panel with clock and timer functions; has a thick and spherical inner pan with a non-stick coating that boosts its functionality; and comes with professional-grade cooking accessories including two measuring cups and a rice spatula. Zojirushi NS-VGC05 Micom measures 10-7/8 by 8-3/4 by 7-7/8 inches and has a 1-year limited warranty.
4. Zojirushi NS-TSC10 Rice Cooker
As the Zojirushi NS-VGC05 Micom reviewed here in, Zojirushi NS-TSC10 is a high-capacity rice cooker with an integrated warming function. It has a micro-computerized fuzzy technology that eliminates the hassle from food preparation, has a non-stick inner pot that is removable and dishwasher-safe, and a clear-coated stainless steel exterior that boosts its overall value significantly. You also get delay time settings for customizing cooking jobs, audible beep signals with interchangeable melodies, and a built in power cord that retracts for easier storage.
3. Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom Rice Cooker
Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom is a black-themed stainless steel rice cooker that doubles as a rice warmer. It has a large six-cup (cooked) cooking pot with a non-stick surface that is easy to clean, pre-programmed cooking functions for several types of food, and a well-wired electrical system that prepares delicious rice and other types of food every time while keeping power consumption low at the same time. You also get measuring lines for precise control of rice and ingredients, a detachable inner lid, and an easy-to-read LCD control panel.
2. Aroma ARC-150SB Rice Cooker
Acclaimed in top 10 best rice cookers review in 2017, Aroma ARC-150SB is a high capacity 20-cup digital rice cooker and steamer with an aesthetic black case made of quality stainless steel. It is affordable, has programmable digital controls that that ease usage, and a removable non-stick inner port that is very easy to clean either by hand or in a dishwasher. You also get an integrated steam tray, a 15-hour delay timer, and quality cooking accessories including a measuring cup and spatula.
1. Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Rice Cooker
Top on our list, Instant Pot IP-DUO60 is a programmable 7-in-1 rice cooker with a low maintenance stainless steel exterior and non-stick stainless steel interior. It is durable, has a powerful 1000-watt electrical heating element that makes quick work of cooking jobs, and a high-performance ULC and UL-certified design with a large and easy-to-use LCD control panel, 14 smart programs, 10 safety features.