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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. You can often get a better price by shopping around.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 13 and 346
Rice cooking score
This is the combined score for jasmine rice and brown rice, equally weighted.
enter value/s in increments of i between 58 and 100
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.
enter value/s in increments of i between 1.5 and 4.1
enter value/s in increments of i between 20 and 34
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Sauté/sear option
- Steam option
- Overall score
- Dishwasher safe
- End of program indicator (visual/audio)
- Brown rice option
- Slow cook option
- Porridge/congee option
- Delayed cooking option
- 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
- Cord storage
- Sealed lid
- Height (cm)