I am a rice lover, and if you don’t find me in my garden, am in the kitchen cooking. Don’t confuse me for a chef but from my many years of experience, I suppose I graduate to be one. Some years back, cooking rice was hectic. The process involved choosing your best heat conservative food dish, regulating the cooker’s temperature, and keenly waiting a few meters from the cooking rice in case it overcooks. This tedious process always resulted to uncooked rice, overcooked rice, mushy rice and lost appetite. If you existed in this era, I know you are probably having flashbacks and if you didn’t, I know you are having a clear picture of how cooking rice was more of a technical job than a kitchen job.
Good news! With time I have witnessed the technological advancement effects in the kitchen field. Now and then, there have been various kitchen innovations whose objective has been to enhance and increase the efficiency in the kitchen. I have witnessed the evolution of rice cookers since the first innovation of a one cup rice cooker to the currently commercial rice cooker of 20 cups. The rice cookers come in different dimensions, color, quality and prices and hence it may be tough to choose your favorite if you have never used one before. I had some chances to use some and I will share the details and devices of the best stainless steel rice cooker.
1. Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD Rice Cooker
If cooking healthy and appetizing rice has always been your objective then, this Aroma Housewares Stainless rice cooker is what you need. To start with, it has a stainless aluminum exterior which keeps rust and corrosion at bay. Rust makes the dishes dull and makes your kitchen’s sanity level low. It has a Teflon coating on the inside that ensures that the rice cook without being mushy and sticky. The device prepares 8 cups and has adequate space to accommodate the sixteen cups of cooked rice.
Its medium size and 4.2 pounds of weight makes it easy to handle and to carry while saving your kitchen space. Another cool feature that caught my eyes is the steam tray on top of the rice cooking chamber with which you can steam your vegetables and meat as the rice cooks. The device is designed to cut at least 50% of the standard cooking time without compromising on quality. It comes with other useful accessories that you may require during your cooking such as soup ladle and rice measuring cup.
The Aroma stainless steel rice cooker is fitted with a one push power button. The cooker has a display which shows the cooking time and is fitted with a led light sensor that lights to indicate the cook time progression. This device is professionally made for professionals like you who understand that cooking requires good devices for quality output.
It has been challenging to some individuals to be able to produce expected quality with the device, but of late the Aroma Company has included recipes for the different types of rice hence, the user regulates the device when cooking different types of rice. Cooking has never been made this simple before. Try it out.
2. Hamilton Beach 37548 Stainless Steel Rice cooker
Hamilton Beach stainless steel rice cooker offers you the option to choose between the 14 cup cooker and the 20 cup cooker. The Hamilton Beach cooker has taken into consideration different sizes of families as well as restaurant business ideas and has come up with a cooker to satisfy this wants. The cooker gives you the freedom to choose your preferred quantity to cook considering the agenda behind your cooking. The most admirable feature of this rice cooker is its durability. With its physical outlook of stainless steel coating, the cooker is build to last as long as cooking rice lasts.
The most amazing feature of the device is its display fitted with all relevant functions of the cooker. It is fully digitized with one-touch buttons for a good user interface. The cooker has a delay time function that enables you to set the cooking time to fit your urgency. The cooking type service on display is configured to automatically shift to set cooking temperatures for different kinds of rice. At the center of the screen is the led light indicator of the cooking time. On the right-hand side of the steam basket is the function selection for cooking or steaming. All of these features are aimed to make your work simple. Choose your type and let Hamilton Beach stainless steel rice cooker do the cooking.
It has a 2-in-1 rice rinser which is meant to simplify your rice mix steaming and rinsing needs at a go. If you are not serving your rice immediately, you don’t need to worry as it is configured to automatically switch to warm after cooking. If you like whole grains and cereals, this is the best you will ever get. With the non-stick Teflon coating, you have no worries of rusting. The device may not keep the food warm for many days but, if you sprinkle some water on the rice, it will serve you for days.
3. Aroma Housewares (ARC-150SB) Rice Cooker
If you have a big family, or you cook rice to last for some days, Aroma Housewares ten uncooked cups stainless rice cooker with the capacity of holding 20 cooked cups is the best option for you. The cooker is fully digitized with all functions well aligned in the front display. The cooker is configured with other cereals’ settings, and the steam function is right on display.
This stainless rice cooker is fitted with a non-stick removable inner dish that can be removed and returned with ease. The cooker comes with other accessories such as serving spatula, measuring cup, steam tray and recipes ensuring that you don’t go back shopping after buying the cooker. It has a delay time function, as well as slow cook hence you have the time to help with your child’s homework or have a chat with friends as the rice cook. Its budget is a bit high but, quality and durability are always guaranteed.
4. Oster 004722-000-000 Stainless Steel Rice Cooker
If low budget, small family size, and sound quality are your base factors when choosing a stainless steel rice cooker, Oster rice cooker meets your demands. The 6 cups rice cooker is made of stainless steel and comes in various colors to fit your description. It is small in size hence if you have a family of less than five, this is your catch.
Other than its affordability, the Oster Stainless rice cooker has a steam tray and an automatic keep warm feature that lets you serve your rice warm after some hours after cooking. It is small but, its multi-task ability to cook rice, soup and cereals makes it a favorite rice cooker to many. The rice cooker may not be fully digitized but is integrated with a one touch operation buttons allowing easy user interface. Its pocket-friendly price and its efficiency makes it undisputable rice cooker.
Cooking is fun if you have the right cooker in your kitchen. With varying quality stainless steel products, your choice matters as the services from the device you purchase will either satisfy or leave you unsatisfied. Having simplified the search and testing process for you, I hope the devices you choose will entirely fit in your cooking life.