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Feb 27, 2014 08:32 PM

Please recommend a rice cooker

I'm looking to buy a rice cooker that's able to keep the rice moist after cook. It seems I get golden brown and crusty rice once it Keeps Warm on.

Please recommend me a rice cooker that able to do that.

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  1. Zojirushi is a good brand at all levels (some are basic, other have electronics and "fuzzy logic" computerization). If you simply want plain white rice, a low end machine will do fine. I assume that Panasonic would make a good one, too, but I haven't had that. Those are just really good small appliance companies. I have this one, bought for $25 used:

    1. Another vote for the Zojirushi.
      I'm on my second one in 20 years.
      They just work....

      1. What brand/model of rice cooker do you currently use? also
        How long do you leave the rice on "Keep Warm" before using?

        1. Yes, I had an Aroma that left me with crusty dry rice. I quit using it and was cooking rice on the stove. But read lots of great reviews here on the Zojirushi. A couple of weeks ago I ran across a cute little 5.5 cup Zojirushi in the store and decided to try it.

          Can't say enough good things about it. The cycles are long, but the rice is excellent. No crusty bottom. It's easy to set the timer in the morning and come home to perfect rice after work, white or brown. The leftovers are better too, moister and great for fried rice. The model I have is a WPC-10.

          1. i have this and it works really well. can keep the rice warm without the crusts for hours