Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer
Holy onigiri, the Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer is an expensive rice cooker. And this here is one of the Japanese corporation's lower end models - they have one with induction heating that goes for double. But, as a proud Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer owner and user, in my opinion it's 100% worth it.
Also, I got mine as a birthday gift from my mama, so I didn't have to pay for it.
Zojirushi's Micom comes in 2 sizes; the smaller can cook up to 5-1/2 cups of raw white rice, and the larger up to 10 cups. One of the best things about this rice cooker, though, is that it can also cook brown rice and other grains, including hot cereal, plus steam vegetables and make steamed cakes, which, in consecutive order, I don't eat, and spans beyond my culinary talents. I have used the rice cooker to make quinoa, farro, and wild rice though, using the white rice setting for the former and the brown rice for the latter two.
Every single time it comes out perfectly. Every. Single. Time. Even if I leave it to warm for 4 hours after the "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" tune it plays to tell me my grains are done goes off.
The LCD screen is a nice, easy-read bonus and, as good as the quality of the rice cookin', the rice cooker's inside parts are terrific. A nonstick cook basin that cleans like a dream, plus an internal roof piece that gets a little gunked up, but pops right off for sink cleaning too. From nose (a folding carry handle) to tail (a retractable pullcord) the Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer is a kitchen gadget I'd recommend for anyone who cooks rice regularly.
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