I have had the Zo IH rice cooker for well over a year and I use it all the time.
Get the 10 cup, it is more versatile and reasonably price.
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I cook a lot of mixed rice, that is, browns, blacks, mahogany, wild, as well as white, along with other grains and seeds, even nuts.
The "endless" keep warm feature of these cookers is terrific for any kind of rice, grains, etc.
I cook a batch in the morning and leave it on the "keep warm" setting until evening.
It may sound weird, but it makes the rice flavor richer and the texture is just the way I like it.
I have served rice prepared this way to many people and everyone mentions that the flavor is exceptional, in fact, they ask where I got the rice and it is just the stuff available to anyone. I have been buying the rice "medley" sold in bulk at Winco but many stores now sell similar products.
I use rice in many applications, sometimes needing just a cup or less - making a larger batch of any type of rice, then vacuum sealing portion-sized bags for the freezer saves a great deal of time.
I like rice in salads (great for dieting) and having it on hand is ideal and it is a lot cheaper than the "instant" rice which has all kinds of additives I don't want in my food.
Over the years I have had many types of rice cookers, in fact I still have one of the first Panasonics that was sold in the US. They all work well but this one does it best. I had the "neuro" fuzzy logic cooker before I got this one and it worked almost as well - I gave it to my daughter who uses it almost daily.
Having the larger size allows me to cook other things, such as potatoes, other root vegetables, without taking up stovetop room and it holds them at a perfect temperature until I am ready to use them.
You might want to read this brief article about rice cookers
Edited by andiesenji, 29 September 2007 - 07:26 PM.