The Best Japanese Rice Cookers

Rice cookers have become extremely popular internationally over the last few years – especially the Japanese brands because of their many useful functions and unrivaled quality. So if you have to make the perfect sushi rice quickly or any other rice-based dish, then look no further than these high-quality Japanese rice cookers.

Topics Covered

  • Zojirushi rice cooker and warmer
  • Tiger rice cooker and warmer
  • Cuckoo 8-in-1 pressure cooker
  • Oyama stainless steel rice cooker

Zojirushi rice cooker and warmer

The Zojirushi rice cooker and warmer have every type of functionality you could ever possibly need from a rice cooker without compromising on quality. The item, with its 5.5 cup capacity, has a setting for both white and brown rice, a steam setting, and even a cake setting.

Its outer body is made from stainless steel, which makes cleaning easy while the inside has a non-stick inner cooking pan, a steam basket, and a removable inner lid. Another handy feature is its retractable power cord so that you don’t have to deal with pesky power cords that get in the way.

Product details:

  • Settings: White sushi rice, brown rice, mixed, quick cooking, steaming, cake, porridge, sweet.

  • Functions: Keep warm automatically, extended keep warm, and reheating.

  • Easy to clean on the inside and outside.

  • Delay timer with two settings.

  • Built-in fuzzy logic.

  • A clear LCD that offers both timer and clock functions.

  • Choose from a range of beep signals and melodies.

Tiger rice cooker and warmer

Tiger is a Japanese company that has been producing high-quality products since 1923, and this rice cooker made by Tiger is amazing.

The product has an impressive 10 cup capacity and a beautiful white floral design, but what makes it stand out is its many useful functions and capabilities.

Product details:

  • Cooks white rice to perfection in a surprisingly short period

  • The ‘Keep Warm’ function can keep your rice warm for up to 12 hours consistently.

  • It comes with a handy retractable power cord.

  • The product comes with a non-stick spatula and rice measuring cup.

  • It has a removable steam vent for easy cleaning.

  • Has a removable dew collector.

  • Has a non-stick inner pan.

  • Has versatile capacity.

Cuckoo 8-in-1 pressure cooker

Although we said we are featuring rice cookers from Japan, we had to include this one from Korea because of its many functionalities.

For those who don’t know, Cuckoo has been one of the leading brands in Korea, and you will see why with this fantastic rice/pressure/slow cooker combo.

Product details:

  • Smart voice guide: This small device offers a whole lot of functions, so things can get confusing pretty quickly. Luckily, the system has a built-in smart voice guide that will guide you to do what you want to do.

  • 8 Functions-in-one: The device features various cooking modes such as soup, steam cook, slow cook, browning fry, rice, meat, vegetables, and porridge.

  • Automatic steam release: The built-in digital steam release valve automatically releases steam during the keep warm mode or when cooking is done.

  • Superior heat conduction: Made from both stainless steel and aluminum which allows it to withstand extremely high temperatures and steam as well as a lot of pressure.

  • Water drainage system: The built-in water drainage system collects all water released during the cooking process, which prevents bacterial and odor formation.

  • Automatic interior cleaning: No more scrubbing the inside of your rice cooker. Push a button, and the device will go into maintenance mode. An extremely powerful spray of water and hot steam gets released, which not only cleans the inside but also sanitizes it. All you have to do is remove the cooking pot afterward and clean it by hand, which is a breeze thanks to its no-stick coating.

  • 9 Heating options to choose from: The system has nine built-in heating options that heat various parts of the interior.

Oyama stainless steel Japanese rice cooker

Oyama is a popular and well-known brand in Japan, and this is their 8 cups surgical grade stainless steel rice cooker.

It’s a pretty big thing considering all of the health benefits included with cooking with stainless steel.

Some of these benefits include the preservation of nutrition and flavor, rustproof, super easy to clean without the need for non-stick coating, does not react in any way with acidic food items, and does not absorb any flavors or odors.

Product details:

  • Cooks rice to perfection in 20 minutes.

  • 8 cups of uncooked rice produce 16 cups of cooked rice.

  • When rice is cooked, it automatically switches to keep warm mode.

  • It comes with a stainless steel cooking bowl.

  • It has a stainless steel steamer tray.

  • Comes with a measuring cup.

  • Comes with a rice paddle.

  • It has a tempered glass lid so you can see inside while it’s cooking.

  • Steam other foods such as meat or vegetables with the steamer while simultaneously cooking rice in the cooking pot.

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