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Electric Cookers: Top 10 selected

Electric cookers are becoming a preferred choice nowadays. These can be easily placed at any location to get the food in no time. An electric cooker often has four stoves and one or two ovens. It has attached knobs to determine the temperature of the oven and stoves. There are three main variants of an electric cooker – single oven with grill, twin cavity and double oven. Using any of these variants of the appliance will require a proper cooker point or heavy duty electric point. The article below lists 10 best electric cookers for home makers. Select one of these to make a smart addition to your kitchen.


1. Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer, NS-LAC05
BRAND : Zojirushi
PRICE : USD 177

The Zojirushi NS-LAC05 Micom rice cooker and warmer is versatile and ideal to produce restaurant quality rice at home. Its micro computerized Fuzzy logic technology controls the temperature for optimum cooking. Automatic keep-warm feature keeps the rice warm for serving at an ideal temperature. The cooker is equipped with multi-menu selections and a large LCD display. The appliance has an exterior coating of stainless steel which presents a clean and durable look. It also contains a spherical inner cooking pan and a heating system.

Technical Specification

Capacity: 3 cups/0.54 litres

Electrical rating: 120V/450W

Color: stainless steel, stainless black

Accessories: nonstick rice spatula, measuring cup, spatula holder

Built-in retractable power cord

Menu settings include: white/mixed, sushi, porridge, brown and quick cooking
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USP

Micom is compact and equipped with efficient cooking mechanisms for different types of rice preparations.

PROS
It is packaged with a complete set of accessories.
It has a convenient detachable inner lid for easy cleaning.

2. 3-1/2-Cup Micro-Computerized Rice Cookers/Warmers, ECJ-S35K
BRAND : Sanyo
PRICE : USD 139.99

The impressive Sanyo rice cooker/warmer works with micro-computerized technology. Its unique bread-baking function allows you to prepare bread from dough. The inner pot is coated with extra-thick 5mm titanium and is round-shaped at the bottom. This helps in maximum heat distribution and optimal cooking of the rice. Sanyo provides a reheat function to heat rice as hot as it was initially cooked. The multi-menu settings and fuzzy logic technology helps you prepare delicious rice dishes like white, mixed, rinse-free, sprouted brown, porridge and Korean Dol Sot Bi Bim Bab.

Technical Specification

Capacity: 3.5 cups

Electrical rating: 120V/460W

Color: white, black

Accessories: spatula, measuring cup

Built-in retractable power cord

Menu settings include: white, mixed, rinse-free, sprouted brown, quick, brown, sweet, porridge, and Korean specialty Dol Sot Bi Bim Bab

USP

The Sanyo Micom rice cooker provides a Pre-Soak function to allow soak time before cooking.

PROS
It is equipped with a unique bread making function.
It is small enough to fit to a tiny counter.

3. 8-Cup Digital Rice Cooker & Food Steamer, ARC-838TC
BRAND : Aroma
PRICE : USD 34.99

This digital rice cooker easily prepares up to 16 cooked cups of any type of rice. It can also be used as a steamer for meat and vegetables. It has a removable nonstick inner pot which facilitates serving and cleanup. The white and chrome exterior is nice and has a simple interface for programming rice, soup and stew. The control panel includes functions like automatic warming and delay timer. The delay timer provides an ease of flexible meal planning for up to 15 hours.

Technical Specification

Capacity: 8 cups

Accessories: measuring cup, steam tray and rice paddle

Warranty: 1 year

USP

A unique benefit of this rice cooker is its steaming function which allows steaming of meat and vegetables simultaneously, while rice is being cooked.

PROS
Good price for capacity and complete performance.
It has a cool touch top carrying handle.

4. Fuzzy-Logic 10-Cup Rice Cooker, SR-MS182
BRAND : Panasonic
PRICE : USD 109

This microcomputer controlled electric cooker is a versatile and easy to wash appliance. Its fuzzy logic technology adjusts the temperature and heating time to ensure perfect rice. A varied eight menu option provides you a good meal. The “keep warm” mode allows you to maintain the temperature for quite a while. The Panasonic rice cooker comes with a steaming basket, a nonstick coated pan and a dome lid with moisture cap.

Technical Specification

Capacity: 10 cups

Electrical rating: 835W

Color: white

Warranty: 1 year

Accessories: measuring cup, rice scoop

12-hours keep warm setting

Orange LCD panel

24 hour clock and preset timer

One push auto open lid

Detachable power cord

USP

This model fits easily under the cabinet with the lid open.

PROS
The cooker includes a user manual in English, French and Chinese.
It works as a slow cooker and steamer and you can even cook a cake in it.

5. Stainless Steel Rice Cooker Model ME81
BRAND : Miracle Exclusives
PRICE : USD 99.95

Stainless Steel Rice Cooker Model ME81 is an incredible 8 cup rice maker. This new model replaces the former ME8 appliance by including new improvements. The cooker automatically switches to the stay warm mode to maintain the temperature of rice after it has been fully cooked. The cooker is equipped with a well designed inner cooking bowl. It has a beautiful solid mirror finish stainless steel. The glass lid adds to its style and also allows you to view the food while cooking. The indicator lights help in identifying different cooking modes.

Technical Specification

Capacity: 8 cups

Electrical rating: 110V/500W

Stainless steel (grade 304) cooking bowl

USP

The complete stainless steel construction of the appliance evades contact of food with any chemical substance like Teflon or other materials.

PROS
It prepares relishing brown rice, steamed vegetables and hard cooked eggs.

6. 10 cup Electric Rice Cooker, JAZA18U
BRAND : Tiger
PRICE : USD 79

This electric cooker is specialized in single control button cooking. The inner surface of this rice cooking bowl marks water level. The exterior contains indicator lights to specify cooking or warming mode. The electronic controlled heating provides you with perfectly cooked rice. Also, special heating elements fitted in the appliance keeps rice warm for up to 12 hours.

Technical Specification

Capacity: 10 cups

Electrical rating: 120V/460W

Color: white, black

Accessories: spatula, measuring cup, cooking and steaming pans

Warranty: 1 year

53 inch retractable power cord

USP

The Tiger rice cooker is double walled with high quality construction that ensures perfect cooking keeping the aroma and flavor intact.

PROS
Its special inner lid ensures a tight fit for optimum cooking.
The steamer pan is versatile allowing you to cook other foods while cooking rice.

7. Stainless Steel Options Electric Multi-Cooker
BRAND : Presto
PRICE : USD 56.94

This stainless steel Presto multi-cooker is a versatile appliance to provide you with well cooked food. The cooker also steams a range of eatables like seafood, vegetables, pasta, deep fried fish, chicken, French fries, soups and stews. The base is strongly coated with aluminium, providing quick and even heating. The handle is heat resistant and can therefore be held easily while deep frying also. The Presto Control Master maintains a constant cooking temperature automatically.

Technical Specification

Capacity: 5.7 litres

Electrical rating: 120V/1500W

Color: silver

Tempered glass cover with stainless steel rim and handle

Versatile basket with dual position, cool touch handle for steaming, blanching and deep frying

USP

The Presto multi-cooker and the cover are both completely immersible and dishwasher safe, when the heat control is removed.

PROS
The aluminium base provides an exceptional durability to the appliance.
The basket fits onto the rim of the cooker so as to enable draining.

8. Digital Electric 6-Quart Pressure Cooker
BRAND : Nesco
PRICE : USD 129.99

This digital cooker by Nesco proves as a useful addition to your kitchen, owing to its multi functionality. The appliance provides a removable nonstick cooking chamber with a large 6-quart capacity. The digital control panel is user friendly, which simply requires a push button operation and other varied options. Its digital timer is programmable for up to eight long hours. Other features of the appliance include a locking cover, a safety steam mode and stay-cool lid handles.

Technical Specification

USP
This Nesco cooker especially provides three handy functions of pressure cook, slow cook and steam cook.PROS
This cooker features two pressure level selections.
Its smart and well-built exterior complements your kitchen.

9. Electric Rice Cooker, Porridge Cooker, Soup Cooker, Steamer, ECJ-N55W
BRAND : Sanyo
PRICE : USD 48.98

The Sanyo ECJ-N55W cooker and steamer is capable of preparing a number of dishes with only a single switch. The appliance features enough capacity to prepare up to 11 cups of cooked rice, soup or steam vegetables. The cooker is styled as a sealed jar which helps is preserving the delicacy and aroma of your meal. The cooker also has a specially designed lid which avoids boiling over of soup or porridge. A tray holds food inside the cooker at the time of steaming. This cooker automatically keeps rice warm till the time it is served.

Technical Specification

Capacity: 5.5 cups

Color: silver

Accessories: steam vent and dew collector, measuring cup, spatula, spatula holder, instruction booklet

USP

This appliance does not burn cooked rice at bottom like other rice cookers do.

PROS
Easy cleanup.
The appliance is multi-functional and provides an additional function of soup and porridge cooker.
It has been recommended by America Test Kitchen.

10. 5-1/2-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer, NS-ZCC10
BRAND : Zojirushi
PRICE : USD 233

The Neuro Fuzzy rice cooker and warmer produces restaurant quality rice, using its advance Neuro fuzzy logic technology. The thick black inner pan is coated with Dupont Teflon nonstick coating and provides a uniform spherical heating. The nonstick coating prevent sticking of rice, while the stay cool handles help in removing the inner pan easily for quick cleanup. The reheat cycle of the cooker works well as it avoids overcooking of the rice. A convenient LCD clock and timer also works as an add-on for the appliance.

Technical Specification

Capacity: 5.5 cups

Electrical rating: 680W

Accessories: rice measuring cup, rinse free rice measuring cup, nonstick rice spatula, spatula holder

USP

The inbuilt technology allows this appliance to ‘think for itself’ and then make fine adjustments to the temperature and heating time for optimum cooking.

PROS
The rice cooker is well designed.
The appliance has a quick cooking cycle.