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07-23-2016 04:25 AM
silva I looked at that one but never want an aluminum cookpot, esp non stick. Is it like teflon? Or hard anodized?
I won't use any alumimum, but now I'm wondering if it makes that much difference?
I waited a really long time for a stainless pressure cooker to go on sale, and now kicking myself for not getting the instapot on sale.

Any thoughts on the aluminum non stick?

And does anyone but the mixed grain blends that fill Indian store shelves?
07-22-2016 11:55 PM
LedBoots
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I just used mine for the first time. This is the most perfect rice it's not even funny. Had to come straight here to tell how happy I was with it
I agree!!! It is soooo easy and my rice tastes like the rice at the Thai restaurant!

Thanks @KLS @karenlovessnow for the recommendation! [emoji169]
07-22-2016 05:45 PM
PaperPinWheel I just used mine for the first time. This is the most perfect rice it's not even funny. Had to come straight here to tell how happy I was with it
07-19-2016 03:06 AM
LedBoots
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Thank you I just ordered the recommended model. A good portion of my diet used to be rice and I've decided to go back to that. I'll need a goo rice cooker for such a large task.
Me too! We will have to compare reactions to our new cookers.
07-19-2016 02:54 AM
PaperPinWheel Thank you I just ordered the recommended model. A good portion of my diet used to be rice and I've decided to go back to that. I'll need a good rice cooker for such a large task.
07-18-2016 05:18 PM
runnerveggie I love my Zojirushi rice cooker. If I were on a limited budget, though, I might be tempted to go for a multipurpose electric pressure cooker (Fagor is one brand) because they are a bit more versatile and cook great rice too.
07-18-2016 12:02 PM
LedBoots
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I had a rice cooker. It stopped working on valentines day while making dinner for my ex ... still need to purchase another.
Here's a good article with comparisons if you're in the market now to replace it. (I'm getting #1 that KLS recommended.)❤
http://m.thesweethome.com/reviews/the-best-rice-cooker/
07-18-2016 09:49 AM
PaperPinWheel
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Since we're talking about rice cookers, I can't understand how it's okay to keep cooked rice on the warm function 24/7? In reviews people talk about keeping rice for days without it turning 'brown or hard'! I've heard second-hand from people (who know people) who do this.
I've always been told rice is particularly susceptable to spoilage--is the warm function enough to stop that?
Mine would always start to turn brown within the hour >.>
07-18-2016 09:48 AM
PaperPinWheel I had a rice cooker. It stopped working on valentines day while making dinner for my ex ... still need to purchase another.
07-18-2016 04:50 AM
LedBoots
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Now I am sorry I didn't post this when amazon.com had a prime day. It was like $70. that day only
https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-I...artmentth0a-20

I really wanted one but couldn't justify spending anything as I'm broke. It gets rave reviews, lots from plant based blogs:
http://www.thekitchn.com/i-tried-the...s-later-226178
http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/tag/pressure-cooker

Functions as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, even makes yogurt easily
Oh I would have bought this at $70, it is now almost double that.
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I have this inexpensive one and it works great for my needs. Cleaning is a pain though. Too many nooks and crannies. For the longest time I didn't realize the piece inside the lid comes off. Then one day it came off by accident and I almost threw up when I saw the amount of mold in there. Ewwwwww. But it was a good thing because now I can clean it really well every time.




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But I am getting this one and saving the difference. It was highest rated in an article I read, and #s 2 and 3 were over $125, so I will take this one. Thanks everyone!

I don't know about keeping rice warm that long, I have heard not to do that too.
07-18-2016 01:34 AM
silva Since we're talking about rice cookers, I can't understand how it's okay to keep cooked rice on the warm function 24/7? In reviews people talk about keeping rice for days without it turning 'brown or hard'! I've heard second-hand from people (who know people) who do this.
I've always been told rice is particularly susceptable to spoilage--is the warm function enough to stop that?
07-17-2016 08:26 PM
Symondezyn I've also heard good things about the one @karenlovessnow posted, but if you want the BEST, rumour has it that the Tiger brand ones are well worth it.
https://www.amazon.com/Tiger-JNP-180...=thwoofli08-20
If I were going to invest in a rice cooker, I'd get one that just does rice; apparently the multi-purpose ones are not as good, from what I hear ^_^
07-17-2016 02:51 PM
karenlovessnow I have this inexpensive one and it works great for my needs. Cleaning is a pain though. Too many nooks and crannies. For the longest time I didn't realize the piece inside the lid comes off. Then one day it came off by accident and I almost threw up when I saw the amount of mold in there. Ewwwwww. But it was a good thing because now I can clean it really well every time.




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07-17-2016 02:24 PM
LedBoots Thank all of you. I'm going to click some links. I have been eating rice nearly daily lately, and so I feel this justifies a splurge. I have liked the Japanese models I looked at @David3 .
07-17-2016 01:28 PM
David3
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I finally want to break down and buy a rice cooker. I like the Asian style ones that can steam vegetables too, and hopefully a pressure cook option. I don't want to spend more than say, $75 but could go up to a hundred with some flinching. Any good/bad experiences with rice cookers? [emoji4]
In the opinion/experience of my wife and her family (Chinese), the best rice cookers are all made in Japan. In fact, if you shop for a rice cooker at an Asian supermarket, you'll see the words "MADE IN JAPAN" emblazoned on those models that are made in Japan.

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07-17-2016 11:16 AM
silva You may find this discussion helpful-
http://www.chowhound.com/post/dilemm...isinart-990284

I wish Vitamix would expand! with their reputation manufacturing more things like an American made instapot could work! Or would they cost $250?.....
07-17-2016 10:36 AM
silva Now I am sorry I didn't post this when amazon.com had a prime day. It was like $70. that day only
https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-I...artmentth0a-20

I really wanted one but couldn't justify spending anything as I'm broke. It gets rave reviews, lots from plant based blogs:
http://www.thekitchn.com/i-tried-the...s-later-226178
http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/tag/pressure-cooker

Functions as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, even makes yogurt easily
07-17-2016 09:51 AM
LedBoots
Best rice cooker? (In USA)

I finally want to break down and buy a rice cooker. I like the Asian style ones that can steam vegetables too, and hopefully a pressure cook option. I don't want to spend more than say, $75 but could go up to a hundred with some flinching. Any good/bad experiences with rice cookers? [emoji4]

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