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fjp999 wrote:Having lived in Japan for nearly a decade and love love love rice I would not even look at this for cooking rice.
I have a National/Panasonic cooker and though it was a bit more expensive it has been going strong for nearly two decades without one missed grain!
Just started steaming in it and WoW. Since this type of cooker is nearly a closed system steaming is super fast but also keeps the flavor (and hopefully the vitamins, etc) inside and so yummy!
The one I have is a small size and the minimum is two dry cups of rice which makes a lot of cooked rice actually... but when you eat rice made right it is just sooooo yummy - especially the first cup right from hot steaming cooker...
btw, Amazon sells some pretty good Japanese rice for very decent prices!
Agree 100% I found a Sanyo model at Goodwill for about $8 (sells for around $200 new) and there is NO COMPARISON to these models with the thin aluminum pots and lids that do not seal. My unit has a thick titanium-coated bowl and a gasket sealed hinged lid, NEVER sticks or burns.
I've owned a half-dozen thin models over the years and they all ended up burning, boiling over or just being messy.
You're better off just doing rice in a microwave.
Like Lake Wobegon, but without the lake.