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[Amazon Canada] Tiger JBV-S18U, 4 in 1 Rice Cooker, 10 Cups, white $147.97

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aznnorth wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 2:45 pm

Yea... it's cheaper but they are NOT the same. Yours is made in china and doesnt have the same functions, display, etc. It's a cheaper alternative for those who want to save 20 odd dollars (at 10 cup size) with basic functions.
zzzz24 wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 3:09 pm
Umm it basically is the EXACT same thing actually. It just doesn't have the display, it has ALL of the same functions. The display, which in reality is not really necessary when you are cooking rice, as you can look in the manual for how long each function will take and you will become accustomed to that pretty easily.
Yes, it's not made in Japan, whoopy doo. Had it for years now and its performed just fine.
Don't jinx your Made in China cooker now.

I'll pay the extra $20 for Made in Japan all day, no brains required.

Look at Zoji cookers, MIC and MIJ are $75-$100 apart for the "exact same thing" //s
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er34er34 wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 4:14 pm
Don't jinx your Made in China cooker now.

I'll pay the extra $20 for Made in Japan all day, no brains required.

Look at Zoji cookers, MIC and MIJ are $75-$100 apart for the "exact same thing" //s
RIGHT. It's like comparing a Ferrari with a Pinto... but becuz both are driving at the speed limit of 60mph they are "basically" the same. Lolz.
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aznnorth wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 5:26 pm
You sure?? Says $169.99, 22 bux more and shows zero stock in Toronto region. Says item is discontinued.
Yeah mine is showing the store on Shepard. I think it depends on where you're located.

Off topic, I'm a student and my rice cooker cost me $65 bucks. For me is does it cook the rice with consistency and how long does it take? Honestly, all the other bells whistles I will never use. I get the fact that some people really care about where it's made etc etc.
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Made in Japan or China really doesn't make any difference with brands like these also is very vague. I am willing to bet a lot of the "Japanese" ones are made with parts sourced from China and vice versa. The made in part just describes the place of final assembly. Please correct me if I am wrong here.
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pagefaultca wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 9:19 pm
Made in Japan or China really doesn't make any difference with brands like these also is very vague. I am willing to bet a lot of the "Japanese" ones are made with parts sourced from China and vice versa. The made in part just describes the place of final assembly. Please correct me if I am wrong here.
Manufacturing isn't just about the individual parts. Even assuming the parts are 100% identical, fit and finish, quality control all contribute to overall reliability of a product. A product is only as good as the weakest link. This is where Japan-made products excel.
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er34er34 wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 10:03 pm
Even assuming the parts are 100% identical, fit and finish, quality control all contribute to overall reliability of a product. A product is only as good as the weakest link. This is where Japan-made products excel.
Also chinese stainless steel sucks balls. Chromium is what gives stainless steel its properties (resistance to corrosion and oxidation) and apparently chinese manufacturers are not consistent with their chromium composition. Therefore, even stainless steel in china rusts over time aka chromium oxidation. Tiger rice cookers use stainless steel parts. *welp*
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I have the 5-cup model, love it.

Use it to cook oatmeal, set the timer and it is ready when I wake up.
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Isn't this basically regular price? Like it says it's $20 off, not really a huge deal. In fact, it looks like $147 is the regular price at Bestbuy.

Is there a 4 or 5 cup version going for a good price? This 10 cup one is massive.
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Would it be a better investment to get an instant pot rather than a dedicated rice cooker? I believe there’s a rice setting on instant pots as well.

Does the rice turn out much better with these dedicated rice cookers?
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Just from my experience, I've used a rice cooker for my whole life. We have and instant pot and my mom wanted to use it as a rice cooker when our non stick inner pot was on its last legs. The 1st time we made rice it didn't come out nice so a few weeks later we tried again (thinking maybe it was a one off) but still again it didn't come out as nice as our rice cooker.

That's just my experience.
seeparks wrote:
Dec 29th, 2018 4:22 pm
Would it be a better investment to get an instant pot rather than a dedicated rice cooker? I believe there’s a rice setting on instant pots as well.

Does the rice turn out much better with these dedicated rice cookers?
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pagefaultca wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 9:19 pm
Made in Japan or China really doesn't make any difference with brands like these also is very vague. I am willing to bet a lot of the "Japanese" ones are made with parts sourced from China and vice versa. The made in part just describes the place of final assembly. Please correct me if I am wrong here.
Nope. There's always a big gap, this applies for everything electronics, car, house appliances.. even though they got the same brands, even though some parts are from China. Like some one said above, I too pay extra $20 without wearing my brain.
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seeparks wrote:
Dec 29th, 2018 4:22 pm
Would it be a better investment to get an instant pot rather than a dedicated rice cooker? I believe there’s a rice setting on instant pots as well.

Does the rice turn out much better with these dedicated rice cookers?
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pagefaultca wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 9:19 pm
Made in Japan or China really doesn't make any difference with brands like these also is very vague. I am willing to bet a lot of the "Japanese" ones are made with parts sourced from China and vice versa. The made in part just describes the place of final assembly. Please correct me if I am wrong here.
Have you ever been in Japan? Once you've been there you would really understand why one values made-in-japan products. It's a grade above made-in-usa or made-in-canada! And most of the stuffs they exports to the outside world are what they considered low-grade, not worth using by Japaneses.
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