Find Zojirushi, Panasonic, Fuzzy Logic and Microwave Rice Steamers
Feb 9, 2009 Judith Zwolak
Making perfect rice every time is a snap with electronic or microwave rice cookers. Basic rice cookers consist of a metal bowl, often non-stick, nestled inside larger container that includes a heat source. just measure the correct amount of rice and water for your desired quantity of cooked rice, press the button and the rice will be ready in as soon as 20 minutes, and the machine will keep the rice warm for hours. more elaborate models allow users advanced programming to set finish time beforehand so a bowl of warm, fluffy rice awaits you after a long day at work.
Here are some rice cooker models, from cheap to steep, available online.
Fuzzy Logic Panasonic Rice Cooker
“Fuzzy Logic” rice cookers, such as the Panasonic Rice Cooker sold by Williams-sonoma.com (pictured below), use microchip technology to make automatic adjustments to cooking time and temperature to accommodate a variety of rice grains. the Panasonic fuzzy logic rice cooker holds five cups of uncooked rice, and allows users to program the cooker to make sushi rice, brown rice, regular rice, soft grains, or to allow for slow cooking, steaming, and quick cooking. Cooks can program a stop time up to 24 hours in advance and the cooker can keep rice warm for up to 12 hours. Price: $149.95. Shipping is $16.50.
Fuzzy Logic Zojirushi Rice Cooker
The Zojirushi Rizo Micom Rice Cooker resembles R2D2 from Star Wars, and appears just as smart. Program this cute, three-cup capacity cooker, available from Cooking.com and pictured below, for all types of rice. the exterior is stainless steel. Price: $187.95. Shipping varies.
Microwave Rice Cooker
The NordicWare Microwave Rice Cooker from Cutleryandmore.com (see photo below) shaves a few minutes off the stove-top rice cooking method and also doubles as a vegetable steamer. the cooker can make up to three cups of cooked rice. Price: $9.95. Shipping is $5.95.
Stainless Steel Rice Cooker
The sleek Stainless Steel Elite 10-Cup Rice Cooker from Target makes a crowd’s worth of rice and features a locking, vented metal lid, one-touch operation and also does double duty as a steamer. Price: $34.99. Shipping varies.
Clay Pot Rice Cooker
Cook rice with an all natural clay pot that sits in the VitaClay Electric Rice Cooker sold through Fern’s Nutrition (scroll down page in link). the machine makes up to 12 cups cooked rice in a natural clay bowl free of Teflon and other chemicals. Program the cooker for delayed start and to keep food warm for hours. a slow cooker function adds to the machine’s versatility. Price: $129.95. Shipping varies with UPS ground.
Rice cookers originated in Asian countries, and many models include measurement cups that differ from standard American sizes. be sure to read directions carefully and use the tools included in your rice cooker when making your first batches of rice.
Fuzzy Logic Panasonic Rice Cooker - Williams-Sonoma.com
Zojirushi Rice Cooker - Cooking.com
Stainless Steel Rice Cooker - Target.com
Clay Pot Rice Cooker - Fernsnutrition.com
Microwave Rice Cooker - Cutleryandmore.com