Rice cooker is a must-have for almost all Japanese families, where rice is considered the main dietary staple in Japanese food culture. Ever since rice cookers were first sold to regular households in the 1950s, electronic manufacturers have had to come up with new features every year to stay competitive in the rice cooker market. Rice cooker is also perfect for making breads and dessets.
220V Rice Cookers
Here we have rice cookers for countries whose voltage is 220V (China, South Korea, etc.)
Rice Cooker - Heating System -
Rice cookers have 3 types of heating system for different models: Induction, Micom and Gas. It is said that the texture of rice partially depends on the heating system implemented.
Induction Rice Cooker
A system with excellent thermal efficiency and high heating retention capacity. Families who usually cook 3 cups of rice and people who use the "Keep Warm" function tend to favor this model.
Pressure Induction Rice Cooker
Rice cookers that generate higher temperature cook rice thoroughly to the core of each grain, which will make the rice sweet and chewy. Cooking time is also shorter than other models.
Micom Rice Cooker
It is a simple model that requires little work to keep in good condition, with lower prices on average. It is recommended for households with lower rice consumption where heating is less powerful than Induction cookers.
Gas Rice Cooker
It enhances the sweetness and aroma of rice by cooking it with direct heat. On the other hand, the handling of gas pipes may not be easy, and it may not be as good at keeping the rice warm as electronic rice cookers.
Rice Cooker - Cooking Capacity -
Another point to check and consider when choosing a rice cooker is the cooking capacity. The bigger the rice cooker, the more energy it uses, so it's important to recognize the right size, based on the amount of rice you want to cook.
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Other Electronic Bidets
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