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Last updated: 25 May 2021
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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 also giving you the option to sear and sauté food in the pot.

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Our rice cooker test results will tell you:

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

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

      Sealed lid

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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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