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About the Rice Cooker:
Why do I need one? Boil 4 cups water, toss in 4 cups minute rice, 5 minutes later done.
What am I missing that I need another appliance on my counter dedicated to rice? (Steamer; drop in a $5 folding steamer basket).
I know I am missing something, and the urge to buy one is strong....
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Regarding rice cookers: There are two kinds-cheapos and better ones.
The cheapos are the ones with glass or metal lids that sit on the top. They often boil over.
The better ones have a hinged top with a gasket that makes the unit act almost like a pressure cooker.
Sanyo makes a great one with programs for differnent types of rice and has a thick titanium-coated bowl. And there is an "Aroma" brand that is also OK and less expensive.
Look for the hinged top and the gasket. You will never go back to the other ones!
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