Weighted equally on cooking white rice (jasmine) and brown rice. Larger rice cookers (with a capacity of 8 or more cups) were tested with 4 cups of uncooked rice. Smaller/medium rice cookers were tested with 2 cups of uncooked rice.
White rice should be perfectly cooked with firm and separate grains. There should be no excess water left after cooking and little or no browning on the base. Brown rice should also have separate grains but be slightly firmer than white rice. There should also be little or no browning on the base.
Ease of use (40%)
Assesses how easy it is to assemble, use and clean. We also check the external temperature of the cooker surface, handles and controls during operation.
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