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Best rice cooker?

IndyGirl Feb 18, 2012 02:27 PM

Hi all,
I'm interested in a rice cooker that does NOT feature teflon... but I don't want to spend $200 either if I can help it!

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  1. TeRReT RE: IndyGirl Feb 18, 2012 03:29 PM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/327261 has a few answers for you

    But the big 3 in Japan are Zojirushi, Tiger and National (Panasonic), all have a very broad range in price.

    1. dcrb RE: IndyGirl Feb 18, 2012 07:05 PM

      We have some older National Panasonic rice cookers with bare aluminum pots and they work great. No real keep warm feature. The current one in use is a Zojirushi, induction. The pot is coated. After a little over two years, no peeling or scratches. We always use a bamboo or plastic rice paddle. It does have a very good keep warm feature. Purchased from an on line company called Very Asia.

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        barb2007 RE: IndyGirl Feb 19, 2012 11:40 AM

        I responded to another thread with a similar request. The two I recommend (from experience) is the Miracle rice cooker or the Oyama. Both have stainless steel inserts - not teflon. I know the Miracle was on Amazon. The Oyama came from a different place. They were not that expensive - I think I paid around $60. They are very easy to clean........

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          barb2007 RE: IndyGirl Feb 19, 2012 11:59 AM


          I just checked Amazon and they sell both the Miracle and the Oyama. I use the Miracle mostly. The price ranges from $65 to $80 or so. Plenty of reviews for you to look at.

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            Cheffer12 RE: IndyGirl Mar 13, 2013 02:55 AM

            There are many that are below $200. I agree with Terret that Zojirush, Tiger, and Panasonic are great brands. Aroma is another rice cooker I would recommend also. They all have difference sizes, features, and price range. You just have to research which one fits your cooking needs.

            Found this article for you which compares a few of these rice cookers:

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