Cooking rice on the stovetop does work, but if the heat is a little too high or you add too much water, you'll be left with a soggy mess. Rather than leave it to chance, let a rice cooker take the guesswork out of making rice; the device is guaranteed to produce perfect grains every time it's turned on.
Thousands of Amazon shoppers swear by the Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer, and right now it's on sale. The appliance can cook a slew of grains, including white rice, sushi rice, brown rice, long grain rice, and steel cut oats, among others. And it's super easy to use: Just fill the included bowl with the appropriate rice-to-water ratio, select the program you want, and hit start. The rice cooker will heat up on three sides, including the bottom, side, and lid, spreading an even amount of heat to produce flawless rice. A countdown clock on the display panel showcases how much time is left before the rice is finished cooking.
You'll be able to make up to 3 cups of rice at a time and as little as ½ cup—ideal for small families. The inner lid is detachable and can be washed, making cleaning up a breeze. Plus, the device is constructed with a handle so it can be easily transported from the cabinet to the counter.
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To buy: Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer, $140 (originally $185) at amazon.com
Over 3,200 Amazon shoppers have given the rice cooker a five-star rating, with reviewers noting that it "cooks rice better than anything else" and calling it "dependable." Another user said: "I will note that rice can be made quicker on the stove but not a tenth as good."
"If you eat a lot of rice, a Zojirushi rice cooker is absolutely worth the cost," one five-star reviewer shared. "I thought my $10 standard rice cooker from Kohl's did a pretty good job. That is until I tasted the rice that the Zojirushi makes. Every grain of rice in the cooker is perfect and uniformly cooked throughout." They added, "I really had no idea how much better rice could be until I started using this thing."
"I had a cheap rice maker that lasted me over 20 years, so it was hard for me to spend so much money for this one," another user explained. "After reading the reviews, I thought I would try it and return it if it's not much better than my $20 rice cooker. After the first batch I made I knew I couldn't ever go back to the cheap one. The rice is so much better in this one. I didn't even know rice could be so different."
Head to Amazon and shop the Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer for just $140 before this deal ends and the price goes with it.