Home and Garden July 12, 2023
That’s the thing with rice cookers, they cook rice. And just rice. Well, normally. I mean you can just shove something in one and hope for the best (nothing wrong with a bit of experimenting in the kitchen sometimes!) but don’t expect it do a great job if it’s not rice! But then, this thing comes along and suddenly, your ‘avant-garde’ style of cooking is suddenly normalised…
Not only does it have 7 settings for 7 different styles of rice (I had no idea there were that many, did you?!) including Persian Tahdig (a style of rice slightly burnt for a crispy texture) and congee (rice porridge) as well as your standard wholegrain, peeled or sushi styles but it has further settings that allow you to cook things that aren’t rice! You can make soups, cereals, knock up some quinoa, steam your favourite vegetables/fish/meat and even bake a cake should you so desire. With a 1.5 Litre capacity you should be able to fit enough of anything in to happily feed a hungry family of four although if you do use it to cook rice you can get about 8 standard size servings (feels like an added bonus for using it for what it was originally designed for…).
From a practical point of view the internal pot has a stainless steel base and a double non-stick ceramic coating so you can easily get whatever you’re cooking in there out and clean it easily with a non-abrasive sponge. It lifts straight out for ease of serving and cleaning courtesy of well placed handles and you also get a measuring cup, rice spoon, ladle and steamer insert so you can do those vegetables nice and easy. And to top it all off, the LED touchscreen is a decent size and easy to use. RRP £134.99
- Easy to use
- Easy to clean
- It would have been nice to have a few recipe ideas with the manual