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Rice Cookers: What to Know Before Getting One

Posted by on December 1, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments

One of the main problems with rice is that it requires continuous control; that is to say, we cannot leave it to its own devices. Otherwise, it is possible that we could get to pass, to burn, or that we remove it too hard. It is for this reason what is known as a rice cooker appears on the market.

To cook with it, we only have to add a little water, rice and press a simple button. In a very short time, we will have what is probably the best homemade rice that we have tasted in our entire lives. To help you choose a suitable model among all the rice cookers, we have prepared a guide that will come in handy for you to pick a rice cooker.

What Factors to Consider when Choosing a Rice Cooker?

Capacity: You must consider that this electric pot has not only been designed to make rice, but it is also capable of preparing other types of very sophisticated dishes. Similarly, the capacity must be known; This way, we will see if it will cover all the family members' needs (both for large families and for families with a relatively small number). The capacity of rice cookers is measured in liters.

You can get an idea of ​​how much 1L of capacity is in a rice cooker; you should know that up to 2L of cooked rice can be made. With a 0.5L capacity, we can cook up to 1L of rice. Taking into account this capacity, we can make the most appropriate decision.

Dimensions: The size goes entirely together with the capacity; in general, the larger the rice cooker, the more capacity it will have. It will have to consider the space we have on the counter. The most logical thing is that you do not keep it there permanently, but we will keep it inside the furniture by the time we have finished with the rice. In any case, analyze the dimensions to see if it will fit where you need it.

How to use: Rice cookers are a very sophisticated tool that has electric heating elements inside; These elements will heat up and allow the temperature to rise so that the rice is made. It is interesting to know how a rice cooker works to see if it is an appliance you will use.

We can purchase a rice cooker with a deferred begin programming framework; This data is critical, as it will permit us to have the food prepared for when we return home. The idea is to prepare the ingredients in advance, make it activate at an exact time, and enjoy a bowl of good rice without controlling the food at all times. Depending on the model we buy, the cooking mode can be more or less powerful (more or less fast).

Cleaning: Obviously, in the same way as an element for the kitchen, the level of cleanliness of the appliance is critical data that must be evaluated. If you choose a challenging model to clean, it will take a lot of time in the long run.

The idea is that the rice cooker has been designed with a non-stick type of construction; In this way, not only will the rice not stick to us, but it will also facilitate cleaning to the maximum. We can also find some pots with metal material with Teflon coating or pots made of enameled material (concerning the material that shapes their interior).

The exterior may have been made of different materials, such as stainless steel (the most recommended) or the highest quality plastic. The idea is that with a simple cloth, we can get the structure to be in the best condition.

Price: And how much does a rice cooker cost? It is a particularly inexpensive device to find the first models for between $30 and $40 approximately. However, it will depend exactly on what we are looking for. For some more sophisticated models, such as a Japanese rice cooker, the price can skyrocket somewhat.

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