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Panasonic Electronic 10 Cup Rice Cooker/Warmer SR-CN188WST review

Large (10 cups uncooked) capacity. Priced at $249.

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Recommended View more details.

We recommend rice cookers with a CHOICE Expert Rating of at least 85% and at least 90% for jasmine rice, 80% for brown rice, and at least 75% for ease of use.

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The CHOICE Expert Rating is made up of rice cooking (60%) and ease of use (40%).

Rice cooking score View more details.

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

Ease of use score View more details.

We assess how easy it is to use the rice cooker, including assembly, removal of rice, cleaning and operating the controls.

Jasmine rice score View more details.

We cook both jasmine and brown rice according to the manufacturer's instructions and assess the quality of the cooked rice. Good quality cooked rice should be firm, separate and neither crunchy in the centre nor mushy on the outside. We also check for browning of the rice at the bottom of the bowl.

Brown rice score View more details.

We cook both jasmine and brown rice according to the manufacturer's instructions and assess the quality of the cooked rice. Good quality cooked rice should be firm, separate and neither crunchy in the centre nor mushy on the outside. We also check for browning of the rice at the bottom of the bowl.

Cooking times for jasmine/brown rice (min) View more details.

Measured cooking time for jasmine and brown rice. This excludes the warm time that's needed to complete the cooking – most manufacturers recommend at least 10–15 minutes of 'warm time'.

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Availability View more details.

'Tested models' are currently available in shops, while 'discontinued models' are from earlier tests and are no longer available. However, you may find them in second-hand stores or discount retailers as stock is cleared.

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$249
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Manufacturer cup measures used (not a standard 250mL cup).

Large (10 cups uncooked)
Weight (kg)
Height (cm)
25
Website
panasonic.com.au
Brown rice option View more details.

Is there a setting to cook brown rice?

Delayed cooking option View more details.

Can you set the rice cooker to delay cooking till you're ready? This is handy if you want it to turn on while you're out of the kitchen.

Dishwasher safe View more details.

Is the cooking bowl dishwasher safe?

End of program indicator (visual/audio) View more details.

Does the rice cooker have a visual or audible alert to let you know cooking has finished?

Porridge/congee option View more details.

Can the rice cooker make porridge or congee?

Sauté/sear option View more details.

Can you sauté or sear food in the rice cooker?

Slow cook option View more details.

Is there slow cooking functionality?

Steam option View more details.

Does the rice cooker have steam cooking functionality?

Timer View more details.

A timer is helpful as it counts down the amount of time left on your rice cooker.

Cord storage
Yes
Sealed lid View more details.

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.

Yes
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