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Need a new rice cooker!

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agnes112 Mon 28-Nov-16 11:11:35

My rice cooker has developed several scratches over the non stick bowl. As I don't fancy using this now I have been looking to buy another. I looked in Peter Jones (John Lewis)when I was up in London today. They had rice cookers combined with slow cookers. One was a Tefal and another a Sage. I have read reviews and saw one complained of scratches on three of the Sage models. The Sage is £99 so thought the non stick surface might last longer.. So was surprised to see that complaint. The Tefal is half that price but also was multifunctional but am wondering again about the non stick covering lasting longer than the one I have at the moment. I always use a plastic spoon to take rice out so don't know what else I can do except buy a more expensive product. Would be grateful if anyone has any ideas about possible good buys.

perpetuallybewildered Mon 28-Nov-16 11:13:27

Do you own a microwave cooker and a glass bowl? There's your rice cooker.

CrispyKipper Mon 28-Nov-16 11:29:44

I have a Tefal multi cooker, we actually received it as a wedding present 8 years ago. It gets weekly use as a rice cooker and slow cooker haven't used the other functions. Still in perfect condition and wouldn't hesitate to buy another when we need to replace it.

bubblymix Mon 28-Nov-16 12:26:55

I think you might like the Rusell Hobbs rice cooker. I brought this as a replacement to my Tefal one that died on me, don't ask how that happened but this is one so much better, very happy with it.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 28-Nov-16 12:37:11

1 cup of rice in pan and 2cups of boiling water, lid on and leave to simmer until all water has been absorbed. Clean tea towel under thr lid once you turn the heat off and leave for 5 mins. Fluff with fork. Perfect rice. Spend what you save on chocolate and winewink

Mominatrix Mon 28-Nov-16 12:41:37

Do you live anywhere near a decent Oriental grocery store? The best rice cookers in East Asia are pressurised and I have only seen these available in large Oriental grocery stores.

VeryPunny Mon 28-Nov-16 12:44:06

If you can get hold of them, you need a Zojirushi or a Cuckoo. I have a Zojirushi and it's fab!

shovetheholly Mon 28-Nov-16 12:45:14

I came on this thread to run around in circles and shriek 'BUY AN INSTANT POT'. They are brilliant. Works as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, yoghurt maker, and as a hob. I love mine - use it nearly every day.

FrogFairy Mon 28-Nov-16 15:01:30

Shove beat me to it. The Instant Pot is fab and very versatile. Just take a look at the Amazon reviews, plus it is still on offer at £69.99

shovetheholly Mon 28-Nov-16 15:59:58

<highfives for the (not-so) Secret Society of the Instant Pot>

I didn't think I could ever get excited about an electric pan before. But it has made my life SO much easier!

wowfudge Mon 28-Nov-16 21:21:55

Sorry to hijack OP - but Instant Pot lovers, is that 6L 1000w on offer the one to get. I am so tempted and I have a £50 Amazon voucher! What do you use yours for and are they economical?

FrogFairy Mon 28-Nov-16 22:29:45

Yes, the six litre seven in one. <returns high five to shove >
I cook soups, stews, whole chicken, then stock from the bones, veg, rice, pulses.
Cheesecakes are popular but I am too amply proportioned to indulge in those.

PurpleDaisies Mon 28-Nov-16 22:31:09

I have the tefal multicolour. It's really good and used almost daily here.

GettingitwrongHauntingatnight Mon 28-Nov-16 22:31:24

Buy it in ping packets

ThatsNotAKnifeThatsASpoon Mon 28-Nov-16 22:35:58

That's all you need. Seriously.

originalmavis Mon 28-Nov-16 22:40:29

Try a middle eastern shop for a polo paz - the rice comes out lovely and you get tadeeg if it's left long enough (a crust on the bottom which is delish).

wowfudge Mon 28-Nov-16 22:49:02

Thanks Frog - I have bought one. I don't like cheesecake, but I'm sure there are lots of other things I will use it for.

shovetheholly Tue 29-Nov-16 09:00:42

wow - I hope you enjoy it!

For me, it's been brilliant. I wasn't sure how much I'd use it, but I've cooked so much in it. I used to boil potatoes on the hob and inevitably they would boil over and you end up with that starchy water everywhere that's a nightmare to clean - with this, you just pressure cook them (then mash!).

I've used it to rehydrate pulses (making a lot of healthy curries now), and it's been great for cooking things like chutney too - you can do it on a combination of the saute and slow cooker settings. The yoghurt comes out nicely too.

ftw Tue 29-Nov-16 09:05:53

I came in to shriek about the Instant Pot too. One day, hobs will be obsolete.

shovetheholly Tue 29-Nov-16 09:11:14

Hooray! <clinks lids with ftw>

It's like a cult. grin

wowfudge Tue 29-Nov-16 18:31:12

It arrives on Friday. I have Sunday lunch to cook at the weekend so am thinking pork maybe? Anyway, I'm excited. We're having the kitchen done soon so it will come in very handy.

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