Updated 23 Mar 2016

Panasonic

SR-DF181WST

Snapshot: The Panasonic SR-DF181WST rice cooker can handle up to 10 cups of uncooked rice. But how well does it cook the rice?

SR-DF181WST
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$114

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Test results

Overall score
89
Cooking performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent results for our jasmine rice and brown rice.
  • Easy to use.
  • Sealed locking lid prevents splattering.
  • Has steaming option.
  • Has cool-touch housing.
  • Extra settings include porridge and soup.

But

  • Takes longer than most other models.
  • Bowl has small lip (so it’s difficult to grip when serving).
  • Lid can’t be removed (so can be difficult to clean).

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Cooking performance (60%)
  • Ease of use (40%) - rates how easy is was to assemble, clean, empty the cooker and operate its controls.

Key data

Model

Size
Large
Price guide
$114

Cooking times (minutes)

Jasmine rice
35
Brown rice
110

Specifications

Weight (kg)
2.9
Height (cm)
24

Features

Sealed locking lid
Removable cord