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Small spaces? - $16.98 Salton 6 Cup Automatic Rice Cooker with Bonus Food Steaming Basket, Measuring Cup & Spatula

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[Amazon.ca] Small spaces? - $16.98 Salton 6 Cup Automatic Rice Cooker with Bonus Food Steaming Basket, Measuring Cup & Spatula

Designed for small spaces (6 cups is not a lot of rice.)

https://www.amazon.ca/Salton-RC1653-Aut ... 008&sr=8-1
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I previously had a more basic zojirushi (that I wish I kept), but it would still adjust to cooking time, I could set it ready for a specific time, etc, it handled inaccurate measurements well and didn't burn the rice.

Looking to pick up a new rice cooker having been without one for too long, but aren't ones like these TOO basic? Like, what do they do that a stovepot won't?
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Kaitlyn wrote: Looking to pick up a new rice cooker having been without one for too long, but aren't ones like these TOO basic? Like, what do they do that a stovepot won't?
Basic is good. Less features = Less bugs. The advantages of these over stovepot is that you can just "set and forget".

This is a good price, but only enough food for half a person. :)
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I had this and would not recommend. The pot started peeling after about a year. It also overcooked the rice at the bottom no matter what I tried.
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This one isn't so great tbh. I find the bottom of the rice gets crispy and stuck to the container.. even if I grease it first, or I add oil/butter to the cook, or I slightly experiment around with water:rice ratio. It also bubbles up alot and kinda makes a mess of the lid/unit. With that said, if you like bibimbap, it's good for that Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
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Kaitlyn wrote: Like, what do they do that a stovepot won't?
A stovepot doesn't turn itself off when they're done cooking.
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6 cups is not a lot of rice? I usually only eat 1 cup per serving. If you have a small space why fill it up with a single use item? You could get a 3qt instant pot which does so much more, or even just cook rice with a pot (not hard)
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Keepa says this price is pretty normal, thereabouts.

Also, this is not very advanced tech, these things are a dime a dozen. The good rice cookers announce their presence.
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Walmart sells for the same price many times a year.
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I have this. Found it burnt the bottom of my rice way more often than my old cooker from a different company...
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Basic is good, bottom layer is yellow, middle layer white upper layer raw, suitable for different tastes
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Good basic rice cooker... But a little large for 2 people
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These cheap basic rice cooker, you get what you pay for. If you like over cooked rice with burnt crisp on the bottom, go for it.
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I actually own this and it been working perfectly fine for my girlfriend and I. we only cook 2 cups out of 3 (6 cups is cooked capacity, 3 cup max uncooked capacity) and it would last us one to 2 meals. No burnt bottom and more than enough quantity for us. I guess it's not enough if you eat ALOT of rice every day or have a big family. However, this is perfect for people like us.
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oicthat2013 wrote: can you explain how you cook the rice so that it doesn't burn at the bottom? maybe it depends on what type of grain you use. based on the comments above, many people criticize this cooker because it burns rice. or they're just snobs
Based on how the technology in the basic rice cooker works. You can't avoid it



I'd wager that it's fine if the bottom is well insulated and the nonstick is fresh but after that there's not much you can do but upgrade or experiment with various water to grain ratios to get a perfect level to get the rice cooked without burning. There's no adjusting the machine.
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Once u have a nice zorijushi... U can't go Back! Mine died. Fuse... I'm using basic cooker and it's not same rice cooked... Zorijushi = fluffy soft rice... Others=small hard grainy rice
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