The Best Rice Cooker Buying Guide 2017

If you cook a lot of rice or just want to simplify dinner prep, a rice cooker could be a great addition to your kitchen. The latest models offer advanced features and computerized sensors to ensure you’ll never have under or overcooked rice again. They also free up your stovetop and are perfect for dorm or small apartment cooking. Many of the best rice cookers handle additional tasks like steaming veggies and protein, simmering soups and stews, or cooking other grains from oatmeal to quinoa. However, the broad range of bells and whistles available on many machines can be confusing. We’re here to help with our rice cooker reviews.

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