Magnetic thermostat could be faulty or not enough water, those clicker rice cooker are pretty simple devices and can be repaired by ordering replacement part.stovetop wrote: ↑Nov 28th, 2018 11:20 pmI have a zojirushi from T&T and for some reason, sometimes the lever clicks early and the rice isn't even cooked yet. When i try to click it down again to cook, it doens't stay down. Only when i wait a while can i then click the lever down again. sometimes, the rice cooks perfectly...not sure why.
Basically how it works is that once all the water have evaporated, temperature will start to rise and as metal heats up, it becomes less magnetic and trips.
The idea of pressure cooking is to increase the water boiling point, so instead of turning into steam and escaping, you can actually speed up cooking by increasing how much heat it can take.shamans wrote: ↑Nov 29th, 2018 12:10 amI went to Japan a few years ago and checked out the rice cookers they sell there in a few department stores. This model you're seeing here is like their lowest end model. Their highest end models was over $1000 CAD after currency exchange...that was when the exchange rate was better for CAD too. Their department stores also sell rice cookers for North America (120V) and Europe (220V)....selection is much less...prices are much higher.
I ended up bringing a Japanese rice cooker (100V) that is better than any rice cooker that I've tried.
Instapot is definitely really bad for cooking rice. You get mushy / wet rice...it doesn't matter how you adjust the water ratio really. I mean...if you think about it, you're pressure cooking your rice....why would you actually want that....
Rice in Japanese restaurants comes out really well made. I think it's a combination of the rice grains they use and cooking devices.
The other place that I tasted really yummy rice was in Bali where I took a cooking class with a Balinese family. The rice cooking looked like this:
I cook / eat rice every day. I think the rice we get here in Canada isn't the greatest either. There's some OK brands but lots of bad ones. One time, we ran out of rice and, in a pinch, I tried save-on-foods in-house brand rice (Western Family brand) in a 10 KG bag.....no matter how we cooked it, it came out with a plastic feel to it. We started to think it was fake rice.
Some of the higher end Zoji and well renowned korean brand Cuckoo uses pressure to cook rice.