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Pro Good feature and functionality ratio
This is a great rice cooker with a decent set of features - all with a price of less than $50. The pre-cook timer, the “keep-warm” mode, and the inclusion of steaming are great additional features that bump up the value of the cooker.
Pro Can make food in advance
The pre-cooking timer can be set for up to 15 hours. It means you can put all the ingredients into the cooker, set the timer, go to work, and have a warm, delicious dinner waiting for you when you return home.
Pro Cooks rice for the perfect amount of time
The rice is always cooked for the right amount of time. It is not neither undercooked nor burnt and tastes simply delicious.
Pro Small to moderate sized
The cooker’s capacity can hold up to 4 cups of uncooked rice, which, in turn, turns into approximately 8 cups of rice. This is a medium amount and can be sufficient for up to 3 people.
Pro Easy to clean
The inner pot and inner lid are both removable and dishwasher safe. The inner pot also has a teflon coating which is a non-stick surface that eases cleaning even more.
Pro Keeps your food warm after cooking
Once the cooking is done, it automatically transitions into “keep-warm” mode to maintain your food’s temperature until you want to actually eat it.
Pro Convenient controls
The buttons are big and their functions are clear. With three available presets, the operating is easy and straightforward.
Con Annoying beeping sound
Once the cooking ends, the cooker announces it with a loud, high pitched beeping which can be really annoying. The sound cannot be disabled or made quieter.
Con Foods cannot be slow cooked
Slow cooking is when a dish is best made over a longer period of time with a lower temperature setting. Sadly, the predefined options do not include this feature.
Con Small steam basket
The steam basket, where you place all the food that you want to steam-cook, is rather small and shallow. The size is enough for only 1 portion or maybe 2 smaller portions.