If you want to get the best rice cooker then take this quiz to help you work out which sort of machine you should choose. First of all you will realise that there are a host of different brands with widely varying prices. Paying more for a rice cooker almost always means you will be getting a better machine but do you know what makes a rice cooker worth paying extra for? Take this quiz and find out.
Cheap rice cookers simply have a power switch to turn them on and off. They can cook rice but it is not amazing. So what is the name of the computer chip that superior rice cookers have that controls how it works? If you guessed “Micom” you were right. These rice cookers are able to make superior rice because the computer chip controlling how they work can make adjustments while your rice is cooking. It can vary the temperature inside the inner cooking bowl as well as the length of the cooking phase. Therefore this helps to ensure that it makes great tasting rice, every time.
The next question is, where do the best rice cookers come from? This should be an easy question to answer if you have done any of your own research into the matter. The answer is Japan. Their electronics industry is world famous and they have a host of different companies that produce these devices. Some of the top makers include, Tiger, Zojirushi, Sanyo and Panasonic.
Rice cookers come in a variety of sizes. Do you know the standard sizes of machines? There are three main sizes for home use, small, medium and large. Their capacities of un-cooked rice are 3 cup, 5.5 cup and 10 cup. Rice expands during cooking so these machines can make 5, 10 and 18 cups of cooked rice respectively.