Best Electric Rice Cookers - How To Cook Fluffy Rice Every Time

15 Best Electric Rice Cookers 2020 (How To Cook Fluffy Rice Every Time?)

Do you have any experience with buying a rice cooker? What criteria will you choose? When you buy a rice cooker, you want to buy the best electric rice cookers or buy the most suitable one?

In your mind, do you think the rice cooked by different rice cookers are always the same? Or just have slightly different?

Before I do a lot of research about that, I think the result will not have a big difference. In the end, it tells me not.

Besides, functionality is also very important. The more function the rice cooker has, the more different the food you can cook.

Actually, sometimes you may find the rice cooker and multicooker is similar to the pressure cooker. But the mechanism of the pressure cooker is totally different although all of them can use to cook rice. The price is also different. If you want to know more, please read 20 Best Electronic Pressure Cooker.

So, before you make a decision, there are so many conditions you have to consider in order to buy the best rice cooker for your family.

If you have no idea or want to know more about this, please read “How To Choose The Best Electric Rice Cooker”.

Out of the options below, my #1 choice is Aroma Housewares 8-Cup (Cooked) (4-Cup UNCOOKED) Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer because it features steam tray, programmable control, keep warm mode, and digital display.

I will try to write down everything I know for you. So, don’t scroll down too fast, read it slowly and digest it.

Table Of Content

  1. Zojirushi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker & Warmer 1.0 Liter NP-NVC10 – [THE MOST EXPENSIVE]
  2. Aroma Housewares 8-Cup (Cooked) (4-Cup UNCOOKED) Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer ARC-914D – [TOP PICK]
  3. Zojirushi NS-TSC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer – [EDITOR CHOICE]
  4. Aroma Housewares 20 Cup Cooked (10 cup uncooked) Digital Rice Cooker ARC-150SB – [EDITOR CHOICE]
  5. Dash DRCM200GBAQ04 Mini Rice Cooker Steamer – [BUDGET PRODUCT]
  6. Zojirushi NS-ZCC18 10-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker 1.8-Liters
  7. Tiger Corporation JBV-A10U-W 5.5-Cup Micom Rice Cooker with Food Steamer and Slow Cooker
  8. Aroma Housewares 6-Cup (Cooked) Pot-Style Rice Cooker and Food Steamer ARC-743-1NGB
  9. Aroma Simply Stainless Rice Cooker
  10. BLACK+DECKER RC503 Rice Cooker 3-cup White
  11. Zojirushi NHS-06 3-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker
  12. Aroma Professional Plus ARC-5000SB 20-Cup (Cooked) Digital Rice Cooker
  13. Oster 6-Cup Rice Cooker with Steam Tray CKSTRCMS65
  14. Zojirushi NS-LGC05XB Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer
  15. Cuisinart CRC-400 Rice Cooker 4-Cup Silver
  16. How To Choose The Best Electric Rice Cooker
  17. Conclusion

Best Electric Rice Cookers

Zojirushi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker & Warmer 1.0 Liter NP-NVC10

[THE MOST EXPENSIVE] This is Zojirushi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker with a 5.5-cup capacity. It measures 11.9 x 9.1 x 7.5 inches and weighs 6 pounds.

There are 3 main features. The first one is AI Fuzzy logic technology. The second one is the Induction Heating. The third one is the platinum infused nonstick inner cooking pan. All the features are mainly used to enhance the cooking quality and the result.

What is AI Fuzzy logic technology? Let me explain it in the simplest way. The rice cooker can learn from the past cooking experience to adjust the temperature and cooking time automatically to achieve the best result.

How about Induction Heating? Normally, the heating element will only locate at the bottom of the rice cooker.

With the benefit of Induction Heating, the whole inner cooking pan will become a heat conductor. It can provide a higher, precise, and more uniform cooking temperature.

That means the heat will be distributed more evenly than a traditional rice cooker.

The explanation of the platinum infused nonstick inner cooking pan is too technical. I quote the official explanation for you.

The nonstick coating on the inner cooking pan is infused with platinum particles. Through research, we discovered that platinum alkalizes water, which breaks down the protein on the surface of the rice grain, and makes it easier for water to penetrate the rice grain. Enhanced gelatinization brings out the sweetness of rice ultimately making better tasting rice. The water is alkalized when poured into the inner cooking pan and comes into contact with the platinum particles.

The above three main features make this rice cooker become the most expensive rice cooker in my post.

The manufacturer put many technologies inside the rice cooker to get the perfect result.

If you have an extremely high standard of rice, I think this rice cooker should be able to fulfill you.

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Aroma Housewares 8-Cup (Cooked) (4-Cup UNCOOKED) Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer ARC-914D

[TOP PICK] This is Aroma Digital Rice Cooker with 8-cup cooked rice capacity. It measures 8.5 x 9.3 x 8.7 inches and weighs 4.2 pounds. Like a rice cooker, it’s really lightweight. The color is white.

It comes with a steam tray, inner cooking pot, rice measuring cup, serving spatula, and the instruction manual. The rice measuring cup is a 3/4 cup standard US cup. The instruction manual has some recipes inside.

In the control panel, it has 6 buttons, delay timer, on/off, white rice, brown rice, steam, and keep warm. In the middle of the delay timer and on/off, there is a big digital panel. I will introduce one by one below.

The delay timer can delay the cooking time up to 15 hours. If you want fresh new cooked rice, this function is best for you. It makes it easier to plan the meal.

You can use white rice and brown rice programmable control to cook a different kind of rice from 2 to 8 cups. Remember, you only can put maximum 4-cup uncooked rice to the rice cooker and get 8-cup cooked rice as a result.

With the steam programmable control, you can steam any food you want such as vegetables and meat when the rice is cooking below. It provides great convenience for you to cook two things at the same time. Besides rice, you can also make soups, jambalaya, and chili in this cooker.

During the cooking, the digital display will show the countdown for you.

When the rice is finished cooking, you will hear some beep sound to remind you. I think this design is suitable for busy mummy because she has a lot of different works is waiting for you. It’s a good reminder for her if she is not in the kitchen.

Then the rice cooker will switch to keep warm mode. I suggest not keep the rice in keep warm mode in more than 10 hours.

All the accessories and the inner pot is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

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Zojirushi NS-TSC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer

[EDITOR CHOICE] This is Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker Steamer with 5.5-cup capacity. It measures 10.1 x 8.5 x 14 inches and weighs 9.75 pounds. If you want larger, you can choose 10-cup capacity for a big family.

It comes with a spatula, measuring cup, steam basket, and the inner pot.

When you see the name Micom Rice Cooker, don’t be scared by this technical term. It just tells you this rice cooker uses the micro computerized fuzzy logic technology.

Then, you may ask. What is fuzzy logic? Ok, I give you the official explanation.

Fuzzy Logic technology allows the rice cooker to ‘think’ for itself and make fine adjustments to temperature and heating time to cook perfect rice every time.

In front of the rice cooker, you see so many menu settings here that include white/sushi, mixed, porridge, sweet, brown, cake, steam, and quick cooking.

There is a large digital display too. It shows the required cooking time, countdown, and the setting you choose.

Then you take a look at the inner pot. You will see 3 measurements there. They are sushi rice, brown rice, and white rice. Whatever rice you want to cook, just choose the corresponding function. It’s really simple, right?

If you want to cook the rice, remember to use the included measuring cup. Don’t use others. The cup is specifically designed for this rice cooker. Then add the water according to the measuring line of specific rice inside the pot.

How about if I want to steam vegetables? Just simply put the vegetables in the steam basket and choose the steam settings.

How about cakes? It’s totally the same.

When the cooking is finished, it will have a beep signal to remind you.

There are other functions including automatic keep warm, extended keep warm and reheating cycle.

It has a built-in retractable power cord. I like this design. It can keep your countertop neatly.

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Aroma Housewares 20 Cup Cooked (10 cup uncooked) Digital Rice Cooker ARC-150SB

[EDITOR CHOICE] This is Aroma Housewares Rice Cooker with a 10-cup capacity. It measures 11.1 x 11.2 x 10.8 inches and weighs 5 pounds.

There are 2 models you can choose. The one I will introduce for you is a basic version. The other one is a professional version.

The accessories include a steam tray, rice measuring cup, and serving spatula.

In the control panel, you will see there are a lot of programmable digital controls. It has white rice, brown rice, keep warm, steam, delay timer, flash rice, and slow cook.

In the middle of the control panel, it has a digital display that shows you the countdown in the last 10 minutes. Remember, the countdown will not show from the beginning to the end.

You cook set the rice cooker to cook the rice after 15 hours. It’s the maximum hours you can set. I think it’s enough for everyone. If you want fresh rice after work, it’s a nice function for you.

With the stem tray, you can steam anything you want such as vegetables and meat while cooking the rice.

Inside the pot, you will see the water line measurements. Fill the correct amount of water corresponds to the rice.

For example, if you fill 4 cups rice, then fill the water to the water line marked with 4. Remember to use the included measuring cup to fill the rice.

One more thing needs to remind you. If you steam the food during cooking the rice, the maximum amount of raw rice you can cook is 8 cups.

After the rice is finished, the beep sound will come to remind you and the rice cooker will automatically switch to keep warm mode.

It can also use as a 4-quart slow cooker.

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Dash DRCM200GBAQ04 Mini Rice Cooker Steamer

[BUDGET PRODUCT] This is Dash Mini Rice Cooker Steamer with a 2-cup capacity. It measures 8.3 x 6.5 x 16 inches and weighs 3 pounds. There are 5 colors aqua, black, pink, red, and white let you choose from.

I think this is almost the cheapest rice cooker in the market. One of the main reasons why it is so cheap is the capacity. It’s only 2-cup. If you have a big family, it may not suitable for you.

It’s suitable for individual use for the first apartment, smaller kitchen, college dorm life, or camper/RV traveling.

It comes with a rice paddle, measuring cup, removable pot with PFOA-free nonstick coating, recipe book and recipe database access. There are 2 two handles on both sides.

It’s not limited to cook rice only. With the recipe book, you can use the rice cooker to cook oatmeal, stew, soup, quinoa, rice, pasta, and even steamed veggies.

This rice cooker is really simple. There is only one button in the front and 2 indicator lights. The left one is the COOK indicator light. The right one is a WARM indicator light.

When you need to use it, just plugin, add water, and add uncooked rice and press down the button to cook. At the same time, the COOK indicator light will go on. It just needs to wait less than 20 minutes.

When the food in the rice cooker is finished cooking, it will switch to keep warm mode so the food will never overheat and overcook. At the same time, the WARM indicator light will go on. You can cook a perfect meal every time easily.

All the accessories and the pot is dishwasher safe.

Actually, this rice cooker is really lightweight. It just likes a toy and cute. If you want to try to eat rice, this should be a good choice.

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Zojirushi NS-ZCC18 10-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker 1.8-Liters

This is Zojirushi Fuzzy Rice Cooker with a 10-cup capacity. It measures 14.5 x 9.5 x 11.5 inches and weighs 10.63 pounds. This is a high-end rice cooker. If you want a smaller rice cooker, you can choose a 5.5 cup model.

Why this rice cooker named a fuzzy rice cooker? The reason is very simple because this rice cooker feature advanced Fuzzy Logic technology. First, don’t be scared by this technical term. Actually, the explanation is quite simple. Let’s see the official explanation.

Fuzzy Logic technology allows the rice cooker to ‘think’ for itself and make fine adjustments to temperature and heating time to cook perfect rice every time.

It comes with 2 measuring cups, nonstick rice spoon/scooper, rice spoon holder, and recipes.

Mostly, the rice cooker will not have a rice spoon holder. In this rice cooker, you can install the holder either on the left side or right side. It’s a nice point. Another thing I like is the retractable cord. It can save space and keep the countertop neatly.

Let’s talk about the inner pot. There is a hard plastic handle on both sides of the pot which can protect you from getting hurt when you need to take the pot out. With this handle, you can take the pot out easily as well.

Inside the pot, there are different measurements for you to cook different kinds of rice. You can see the water level easily to determine how much water you need to put. Back in the days, I just use my fingertips to measure the amount of water.

In the middle of the control panel, there is a large digital display. It shows you the time and the countdown that how long it takes for the rice.

It has multi-menu selection include automatic keep warm, extended keep warm, reheating cycle, and delay timer with two settings.

Overall, I believe this rice cooker can fulfill who has a high requirement of the rice.

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Tiger Corporation JBV-A10U-W 5.5-Cup Micom Rice Cooker with Food Steamer and Slow Cooker

This is Tiger Corporation Rice Cooker with a 5.5-cup capacity. It measures 13.9 x 10.6 x 8.4 inches and weighs 5.7 pounds.

It comes with a non-stick spatula, cooking plate, measuring cup and cookbook.

In the control panel, it has 6 buttons. They are plain, synchro-cooking, brown, slow cook/steam, off/cancel, and keep warm button.

This rice cooker has no digital display. It won’t tell you the time or countdown for you.

Maybe you will ask, what is the cooking plate? This is something like a tray let you steam the food and cook the rice at the same time, but it’s not a steam tray. Don’t mix them up.

You will see many holes in the bottom of the steam tray so when you steam the food, the liquid from the food will drop from the steam tray to the rice. Then your rice will be tasty. But, I know not everyone likes.

How about the cooking plate? There is no hole in the bottom. It just likes a plate. When you steam the food and cook the rice at the same time, there is nothing will drop from the plate. All the liquid will be collected inside the plate.

Actually, I personally don’t like this design. I believe after the food is finished steaming. It will have so much liquid on the plate to soak the food. The taste and the texture of the food should be greatly affected by the liquid.

When you want to use to the cooking plate to steam the food, remember to use the synchro-cooking function. This function is designed to cook the main dish and rice at the same time. Don’t use the plain function. The result will be different.

I think the cooking plate is the main feature of this rice cooker. The other functions just like other normal rice cookers. The inner pan is also non-stick which is easy to clean.

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Aroma Housewares 6-Cup (Cooked) Pot-Style Rice Cooker and Food Steamer ARC-743-1NGB

This is Aroma Housewares Rice Cooker with a 6-cup capacity. It measures 11.1 x 10.4 x 8.1 inches and weighs 3.3 pounds.

It comes with a steam tray, rice measuring cup, and serving spatula.

This rice cooker is very simple. As you see the product image, there is only one button in front of the rice cooker. When you need to use it, just plug it, add the rice, and press the button. Just as simple as that.

Like the other rice cookers, when the rice is finished cooking, it will switch to keep warm mode for hours only so finish the rice as soon as possible. Otherwise, all the rice will become cold.

The most special part of this rice cooker is the steam tray. Normally, the steam try is put inside the inner pot. But, this one is a big steam tray. You have to stack on top of the inner pot.

As the size is bigger, it also comes with the big handles on both sides. You can steam more food at one time such as veggies, poultry, fish, and more. You can take away the steam tray at any time by holding the handle to prevent your hands get hurt.

The size of the lid can also be used in the steam tray.

When you want to cook rice, make sure to use the included measuring cup because the measurement inside the inner pot is designed specifically for this. Don’t use other cups. Otherwise, the result will be different. The rice will result in too hard or too wet.

You can also use it to cook soups, jambalaya, chili, and more.

It’s no problem to steam the food and cook the rice at the same time.

All the removable part is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

If you like steaming food, I think you may like the steam tray of this rice cooker.

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Aroma Simply Stainless Rice Cooker

This is Aroma Simply Stainless Rice Cooker with a 6-cup capacity. It measures 8.2 x 8.1 x 10.3 inches and weighs 4.1 pounds.

When you see the product image, you will know this is a very simple rice cooker. It comes with a rice measuring cup and serving spatula only.

It has only one button on the front. No digital display. No countdown.

The most eye-catching part of this rice cooker is the stainless inner pot. Maybe you will have one question.

Mostly, the inner pot is coated with a non-stick layer. Why this one use stainless steel? It’s really difficult to wash. Every time the rice will stick in the bottom. Remove them is not an easy job.

What are the advantages of using stainless steel?

The main advantage of stainless steel is no coating. As many of you know, when the non-stick coating has a scratch. What will happen?

Yes, some toxic chemicals may come out. What kind of toxic chemicals totally depends on what it made from.

Do you remember how long can the non-stick layer last for? It depends. In my past experience, around 1 year,

Actually, stainless steel can use for life. I have many stainless cookware set and utensils used for many years. Do you hear stainless steel will release toxic chemicals?

I have to admit. Stainless steel is harder to wash. But, for my health and my family’s health, I don’t mind wash longer.

If you like me that don’t like the non-stick layer, I think this one may be the only rice cooker use stainless steel inner pot.

How about the steam tray? It’s also made from stainless steel. It’s not made from aluminum or plastic.

But, remember, the steam tray is not included. You have to buy it additionally.

Other than this, the other part I like in this rice cooker is the handle. It’s not just a handle. It can use as a spatula holder.

As you know, not all the rice cooker has a spatula holder. If no, where can you put it? Just on top of the rice cooker or simply put it on the table.

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BLACK+DECKER RC503 Rice Cooker 3-cup White

This is BLACK+DECKER Rice Cooker with a 3-cup capacity. It measures 8 x 8 x 6.5 inches and weighs 2.43 pounds.

When you see the weight, do you think why this rice cooker is so light? It just likes a toy.

It’s only 3-cup capacity. If you have a big family or more than 2 people, I think this rice cooker is not suitable for you. It’s only suitable for an individual or a maximum of 2 people.

It’s best used in the first apartment, smaller kitchen, college dorm life, or camper/RV traveling.

If you want to buy larger, it has other models for you to choose from. They are 6-cup, 14-cup, 16-cup, and 28-cup. You can buy it according to your family size or personal needs.

Same as usual, it comes with a measuring cup and spoon.

It’s a simple rice cooker. Only 1 button and 2 indicator lights in the front. The left one is cook indicator light and the right one is a warm indicator light.

The inner pot is nonstick that is dishwasher safe.

It has no steam tray include. If you like to steam food, pay attention to this.

The handles have a hole, you can use it as a spatula holder. It’s better than put it in the countertop as the rice will be left there easily. No one likes messy, right?

When you want to cook the rice, make sure you are using the included measuring cup. Don’t use a true cup. Otherwise, the result may be different.

Pour the water to the mark inside the pot according to how many cups of rice. When the rice is finished cooking, it will switch to keep warm function automatically.

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Zojirushi NHS-06 3-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker

This is Zojirushi Rice Cooker with a 3-cup capacity. It measures 7.1 x 9.1 x 7.8 inches and weighs 3.1 pounds. There is only white.

If 3-cup is not big enough for your family, you can buy larger ones. There are 6-cup and 10-cup for you to choose from. 3-cup is really small. It’s only for the individual or 2 people.

It comes with a rice measuring cup and nonstick rice spatula.

There is only one switch control in front of the rice cooker. Above the control, it has a cooking indicator light.

On both sides, there stay cool handle. When the rice is finished cooking, you won’t get hurt by grabbing the handle to move the rice cooker to any place.

In the glass lid, it has a stay-cool knob too. You won’t get hurt whenever you take away the lid while cooking.

Steam tray and keep warm function is not available on this model. It’s only available on the 6-cup and 10-cup model.

The inner cooking pan is a nonstick layer. You can clean it a breeze.

As the size is really small, it’s good to use in the first apartment, smaller kitchen, college dorm life, or camper/RV traveling.

When you need to cook the rice, remember to use the included measuring cup only. All Zojirushi rice cookers have a special measuring cup. Don’t mix with other true cups. Otherwise, the result of the rice will be different.

Overall, this rice cooker is really nothing special. Only the brand is special. It’s a big brand. If you don’t mind the brand and want a 3-cup rice cooker, there are other options in the market.

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Aroma Professional Plus ARC-5000SB 20-Cup (Cooked) Digital Rice Cooker

This is Aroma Professional Plus Digital Rice Cooker with a 20-cup capacity. It measures 12.2 x 12.1 x 12.2 inches and weighs 5.45 pounds.

It comes with a steam tray, measuring cup, rice spatula, and a soup spoon.

Actually, this rice cooker is quite big. I think you probably cannot put it in your cupboard after use. The only way you can store it is to place it on your countertop. It really consumes much space.

When you see the control panel, you will see there are many different functions. They are white rice, brown rice, sushi rice, quick rice, quinoa, delay timer, soup, sauté, oatmeal, keep warm, slow cook, and steam cook.

With one unit, you can cook many different style foods. If you like cooking, you probably will love it.

Actually, it’s not just a rice cooker. It’s a multicooker.

At this moment, you may ask. It has so many functions, how can I manage all of them? Don’t worry. The free digital recipe booklet is included for you. You can try to cook different food from morning to night. Cook as much as you want.

You just need to prepare the food, then put it in the multicooker and press the correct button. And wait. The multicooker will do all the rest for you.

If you want to steam food, you can put the food in the steam tray and cook with the rice together. While steaming, the liquid from the food will drop to the rice. When you open the lid, you will find your rice is full of different aroma.

Your family may shock why you suddenly become a professional?

Don’t be scared of so many different functions. Just use it as a normal rice cooker, food steam or slow cooker. Follow the manual and learn step by step.

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Oster 6-Cup Rice Cooker with Steam Tray CKSTRCMS65

This is Oster Rice Cooker with a 6-cup capacity. It measures 9 x 10 x 9.3 inches and weighs 4 pounds.

If you have a big family, 6-cup may not enough for you. There is a 20-cup model you can buy.

Same as usual, it comes with a steaming basket, rice measuring cup, and ladle.

There is only one button to control the rice cooker. Above the button, it has a keep-warm indicator light and cook indicator light.

When you cook the rice, the cook indicator light will go on. When the rice is finished cooking, it will switch to keep warm mode automatically and the keep warm indicator light will go on.

Normally, the steam basket is put inside the cooking pot. But, this one is different. The steam basket is stack on top of the cooking pot. So, you will see the steam basket is quite large. You can steam more food at one time.

There are 2 handles on both sides of the rice cooker and steam basket. It can prevent you from getting hurt when you need to move it to other places.

The handle in the rice cooker can use as a ladle holder as well. If you just put the ladle on your countertop. The rice may be left there. Then, you have one more place to clean after a meal.

When you need to cook the rice, make sure you use the included measuring cup. Don’t use the true cup to measure the rice. The water level inside the cooking pot is designed specifically for the included measuring cup.

Overall, I think this rice cooker comes with a reasonable price. The price is even cheaper than some 3-cup rice cooker of other brands.

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Zojirushi NS-LGC05XB Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer

This is Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker with a 3-cup capacity. It measures 11.9 x 9.1 x 7.5 inches and weighs 6 pounds.

It comes with rice spatula, spatula holder, and rice measuring cup.

In front of the rice cooker, you will see there are many different menu options. Don’t be scared. Watch carefully. All the menu options are programmable.

You just need to put the correct food in the inner pot. Then press the correct button. Then the rice cooker will do all the rest for you.

What kind of food can I cook? You can cook white rice, sushi rice, brown rice, GABA brown rice, long-grain white rice, and steel-cut oatmeal. See, it’s so multifunction.

When the rice is finished cooking, it has the beep signal to remind you and it will switch to keep warm mode automatically.

The other feature is the retractable cord. After you use, just simply retract the cord to the rice cooker to keep the countertop neatly and clean. I personally love this design so much.

Inside the rice cooker, there is a microcomputer. It will help you adjust the cooking temperature and time automatically. So, every time you cook, you will have the perfect result.

There are 3 heaters in the bottom, side, and lid to generate heat around the inner pot. It can guarantee the rice can heat evenly.

Delay time can let you start the time later. If you want fresh rice every time, this function can do the best job for you.

Overall, the Zojirushi Rice Cooker always comes with Fuzzy logic technology. If you want a high quality of rice every time, I think it can fulfill you.

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Cuisinart CRC-400 Rice Cooker 4-Cup Silver

This is Cuisinart Rice Cooker with a 4-cup capacity. It measures 10.7 x 10.1 x 9.9 inches and weighs 7.4 pounds.

If 4-cup is not enough for you, there is an 8-cup you can choose.

When you see the product images, do you find something wrong?

You may be thinking the same thing as me. The shape of this rice cooker is a round rectangle. It just likes a cube. It’s similar to the Cuisinart ice cream maker. Maybe it’s their style.

It comes with stainless-steel steaming basket, non-stick, coated anodized aluminum cooking bowl, glass lid, paddle and measuring cup

I like the stainless-steel steaming basket. There are seldom rice cookers in the market that comes with a stainless-steel steaming basket. Most of the steaming basket made from plastic.

I don’t like plastic. Do you like to steam plastic?

I personally dislike it. Stainless-steel steaming basket is durable and health. Coated anodized aluminum cooking bowl is better than other nonstick coatings too.

OK, let’s talk about the rice cooker. It has one button, cook indicator light, and the warm indicator light in the bottom right corner.

The exterior is brushed stainless housing. There are 2 chrome-plated handles on both sides. It will stay cool while cooking.

When the rice is done, it will automatically switch to warm mode.

If you want to steam the food, just put the steam basket on top of the cooking bowl and close the lid.

Actually, this rice cooker is quite special. It looks likes a decoration more than a rice cooker. It’s stylish and looks nice. If you want to decorate your kitchen, this should be a good choice.

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How To Choose The Best Electric Rice Cooker

Please read the following to understand more.

Size

I think many of you have a lot of kitchen appliances on your countertop or cupboard. If you have a lack of space, the size of the rice cooker may be a problem.

Some are small enough to put in the cupboard. Some are huge. You can only place it on your countertop.

If your family is big, your rice cooker is inevitably big.

Price

It totally depends on the brand and how many functions does the rice cooker have. Choose it carefully. Sometimes, small can be expensive than the large one.

Function

If the one you bought is multicooker, it not only cook the rice, but also can use as a slow cooker, cook the soup, cook the oatmeal, and more.

One product can do more than one thing. It’s economical and convenient. You no need to buy an extra appliance to cook different food. In other ways, it saves money and space in your kitchen.

Steam Basket

If you like steaming food, you have to pay attention to this. Choose the rice cooker that comes with the steam basket.

Not all the rice cookers include a steam basket although most of them have. Some of them need to buy additional, which means you have to pay one more time.

Material Of Steam Basket

Mostly, it’s made of plastic. Personally, I don’t like steam plastic no matter it’s BPA free or not. I don’t care.

Do you like to steam plastic in your rice cooker? While cooking the rice, all the liquid condensed from the steam will drop to the rice. So, I never do this.

Some of the steam baskets are made of stainless steel. It’s much better than plastic. Stainless steel is more durable than plastic and doesn’t have any chemicals.

Spatula Holder

Not all the rice cooker comes with a spatula holder. After you stir the rice, where can you place the spatula?

It’s either on top of the rice cooker or just put it on the countertop. I think rice is inevitably left there. After the meal, one more place you need to clean.

Sometimes, the handles of the rice cooker have a hole. You can use it as a spatula holder to prevent messily.

Delay Timer

You can start cooking later with the delay timer function. If you like to eat fresh rice when you back home, this function can do a good job for you.

Fuzzy Logic Technology

This function only appears in a high-end model. With this technology, the rice cooker will adjust the cooking time and the temperature automatically to achieve the ideal result.

Retractable Cord

The cord can be retracted inside the rice cooker. I personally love this design. But this only high-end model will have this feature.

Induction Heating

The whole inner cooking pan will become a heat conductor. It can provide a higher, precise, and more uniform cooking temperature.

That means the heat will be distributed more evenly than a traditional rice cooker.

Platinum Infused Nonstick Inner Cooking Pan

The explanation is too technical, I quote the official explanation for you.

The nonstick coating on the inner cooking pan is infused with platinum particles. Through research, we discovered that platinum alkalizes water, which breaks down the protein on the surface of the rice grain, and makes it easier for water to penetrate the rice grain. Enhanced gelatinization brings out the sweetness of rice ultimately making better tasting rice. The water is alkalized when poured into the inner cooking pan and comes into contact with the platinum particles.

AI Fuzzy Logic Technology

AI Fuzzy Logic Technology is different than Fuzzy Logic Technology. please read carefully.

The rice cooker can learn from the past cooking experience to adjust the temperature and cooking time automatically to achieve the best result.

The last 3 advanced features will only available on Zojirushi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker.

I think this is one of the most intelligent rice cookers in the market.

Conclusion

Do you have any ideas? Actually, it’s not as difficult as you think.

According to “How To Choose The Best Electric Rice Cooker” this part, consider from the size, the price, and the function. I believe it’s enough for you to choose the most suitable one.

If you want to know more about the different cooking appliances to cook more different types of food for yourself and your family, please read the following posts.

I hope my post can help everyone to make the best decision and cook the best rice for your family.

If you have any questions or opinion, please leave them below, I’d love to hear that. Let’s discuss everything about rice cooker together.

2 thoughts on “15 Best Electric Rice Cookers 2020 (How To Cook Fluffy Rice Every Time?)”

  1. I do not eat rice that often but I really enjoy it nontheless. I am really glad I found your article because I cant waste anymore time on cooking my rice in regular pots. Takes too much time and energy. I will take a look at your suggestions and hopefuly I will find the perfect cooker for me.

    Thank you.

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