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Last updated: 04 March 2024


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A good rice cooker will cook your rice perfectly every time, while also being easy to use and clean. Some rice cookers can cook grains like quinoa and oats, with a few models even giving you the option to sear and sauté food in the pot.

Our test results will tell you which rice cookers:

  • produce perfectly cooked rice every time
  • can cook other grains like quinoa, as well as porridge and soup
  • are the easiest to use
  • are easier to clean (including which ones make a mess)
  • have the most features.

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Our interactive comparison tool helps you read each machine's pros and cons, and our Recommended list will quickly tell you which models come out on top.

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    This is the combined score for jasmine rice and brown rice, equally weighted.

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    Manufacturer cup measures used (not a standard 250mL cup).

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      A sealed lid usually means less of a mess on the kitchen bench, but these units can be a bit more complex to clean, having an inner lid that's removable and an outer one that usually isn't. The steam vents in these also need to be cleaned – some have removable vents, but many do not.

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        • Wattage
        • Sauté/sear option
        • Steam option
        • Timer
        • Overall score
        • Dishwasher safe
        • End of program indicator (visual/audio)
        • Brown rice option
        • Slow cook option
        • Porridge/congee option
        • Delayed cooking option
        • Recommended
        • Rice cooking score
        • Ease of use score
        • Jasmine rice score
        • Brown rice score
        • Cooking times for jasmine/brown rice (min)
        • Weight (kg)
        • Good points
        • Bad points
        • Price
        • Capacity
        • Cord storage
        • Sealed lid
        • Height (cm)

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