I know that we all have more kitchen appliances than we have cabinet space to store them, and each one usually only serves one purpose. The single-purpose appliances usually be the question, "Do I really need that?" Well, in this case, you do. I have had my Panasonic rice make for many years... at least 3 or 4... I can't remember.
When I learned how to cook, and I started making a lot of Asian recipes, I realized I needed a rice maker. I realize that I'm Asian, but that doesn't mean that only Asians can have serious rice makers! My husband and I walked into Williams Sonoma, and we asked the sales person which rice maker was the best. She told us that this one "makes perfect rice every time". Now, I know for a fact that my mother-in-law had purchased a cheaper Cuisinart (the kind with a glass crockpot type lid), and she hated it.
Perfect rice every time - could it be possible? Yes, it can. It has never failed me. 45 minutes for sushi/sticky rice, and 2 hours for brown rice. It is also a steamer, but I've never used it for that purpose. I'd say I use the rice maker 1-2 times every week (used it last night). I realize that it's a bit much to spend on a rice maker, but seriously, rice is a great, healthy side you can serve with so many things. I serve rice with baked fish, popcorn shrimp, Asian-inspired meals, etc.
The other great thing I love about my rice maker is that it's a "set it and forget it" kind of deal. You don't have to grow that third arm to make a side dish while you're making other items.
Williams Sonoma no longer sells the Panasonics, but Amazon does. I have heard good things about the Asian brands of rice makers so you'd probably be okay with one of those from Williams Sonoma as well.
Look into it, and seriously consider it. I HIGHLY recommend...
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Cyndi M. Frick
This lifestyle blog is my outlet to share and advise about the things I love. I always have an opinion!