Best Rice Cookers

The Best Rice Cookers is a summary chart of all the rice cookers I’ve reviewed to date. New reviews will be added often.

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Model #PriceRatingsCapacityColorHeating TechnologyUnique FeatureMenu Setting
Panasonic-SR-MS183$100-1504.510 cupwhite with chrome finishfuzzy logicinner pan made of Binchotan charcoal, rice and slow cooker, steamerwhite, brown, sticky rice, porridge, steam, slow cook, 15 minute quick cook and cake
Zojirushi NS-LAC05$100-1504.53 cupblack stainless and plain stainless steelmicro computerized chipperfect size for singles or small familiesregular white rice, quick cooking, mixed rice, sushi rice, porridge, brown rice

Zojirushi NS-YAC10/18$200-2504.55.5/10 cuppearl whitefuzzy logicumami and GABA brown rice setting, rice and slow cookerregular white rice, umami, quick cooking, mixed rice, sushi rice, porridge, sweet rice, brown rice, GABA brown rice, rinse-free rice
Aroma ARC-1505SB$25-504.020 cup (cooked)stainless steeldirect and digital heatingaffordable and versatilewhite rice, brown rice, slow cook and steam
Aroma-753SG$25-505.03 cupwhiteconventional heating
100% surgical-grade 304 stainless steel inner coking pot
white and brown rice
Aroma-ARC-1033E$50-1004.530 cupwhiteconventional heating
commercial size
white and brown rice
Aroma NRC-687SD$50-100
4.37 cupwhitestainless steel inner potdigitally programmed white rice, brown rice, sauté-then-simmer, steam
Aroma NRC-1000
$100-150
3.59 cupwhitefuzzy logic
stainless steel inner cooking pot, cook rice, steam foods and cook pasta
white rice, brown rice, steam and pasta
Cuisinart FRC-800$100-150
3.87.5 cupwhitefuzzy logicmulti-functional cooker
rice, risotto, oatmeal, steam, simmer, stew
Hamilton Beach 37536$25-50
4.520 cup (cooked)stainless steel
conventional heating
one-touch button, simple to use and multi-functional
white rice, brown rice, boil/simmer, steam/cook
Instant Pot IP-LUX60$100-1504.525 cup/or 6.33 quartstainless steelmicro-computerized chipreplace 6 appliances-pressure cooker, saute/browning, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and warmer
meat/stew, saute, poultry, soup, bean/chili, congee, steam, multi-grain, rice, slow cool with 3 temp modes
Krups RK7011$300-3504.110 cupstainless steeldirect heating 4-in-1(rice cooker, slow cooker, steamer and oatmeal) features and setting for oatmealrice, steam, slow cook and oatmeal
Miracle Exclusives ME81$50-100
4.08 cupwhiteconventional heating
conventional heating
white and brown rice
Oyama CFS-B12U$50-1004.57 cupwhite with chrome finish
conventional heating
stainless steel inner cooking pot
white rice, brown rice, steam
Panasonic SR-DE103$50-1004.55 cup
white with chrome finish
fuzzy logiccook different types of rice and bake cakes
white rice, brown rice, sticky rice, quick cook, steam, slow cook (up to 3 hours), cake and porridge
Panasonic SR-DF101$50-100
N/A5 cupwhitefuzzy logicintuitive push-button operation at very affordable pricewhite rice, brown rice, quick cook/steam, porridge/soup
Panasonic SR-DG182

$50-100

4.010 cupwhitefuzzy logiccook rice, stew, bake cakes with affordable price
white, brown, sticky rice and quick cooking, bake cakes, rice porridge or oatmeal
Panasonic SR-G06FG$25-504.03 cupsilverinverter heating
consistent heating temperature during the cooking process resulting in even-cooked rice
different types of rice and steam
Sanyo ECJ-HC100S $150-2004.510 cupwhitemicro computerized chiptwo inner pans for rice and other meals; rice and slow cooker, make tofu from scratchwhite/or mixed rice, brown rice, sprouted brown rice, rinse-free rice, sushi rice, haiga rice (a type of Japanese short-grain rice), porridge, tofu and quick cooking, also with regular, firm or soft texture option, programmable up to 58 minutes for steaming and high or low temp setting for up to 12 hours slow cooking
Sanyo ECJ-JG10W$300-3504.05.5 cupwhitepressure, induction heating and fuzzy logic best of heating technologies white rice (regular, firm or soft texture), rinse-free rice, brown rice, sprouted brown rice, haiga rice, wild rice/zakkoko, mixed rice, sweet rice, sushi rice, porridge, quick cooking, Korean Bibimbab and steaming
Sanyo ECJ-S35S$100-1504.53.5 cupblack and white
micro-computerized chip

Korean BiBimBab, pre-soak function
white, mixed, rinse-free, sprouted brown, quick, brown, sweet, porridge, Korean Dol Sot Bi Bim Bab, pre-soak function

Tatung TAC-11KN$100-1504.010 cupstainless steel inside outindirect heating (double-boiler)
indirect heating to preserve the nutrients and texture, multiple-decked steamer
white rice, brown rice, sweet rice, porridge or congee, cook, steam, simmer and stew
Tiger JAG-B18U$100-1505.010 cupwhitefar-infrared heating
even heating distribution, shorter-warm-up time during heating, flavor is sealed with better tasting rice
white rice, quick cooking, rinse-free rice, germinated brown rice, brown rice, porridge, mixed rice and sweet rice
Tiger JNP-1800$100-150
4.710 cupflowerconventional heatingflower exteriorwhite rice and other types of rice by adjusting rice to water ratio
Tiger JNP-S10U$100-1504.55.5 cupstainless steelflat heatersimple to use and built to last for up to 30 yearswhite rice and steaming
Tiger JNP-S18U$100-1504.010 cupstainless steelflat heatersimple to use and built to last for up to 30 yearswhite rice and steaming
Tiger JNP-S55U$100-1505.03 cupstainless steelflat heatersimple to use and built to last for up to 30 years
white rice and steaming
VitaClay VM7900-6

$50-100
3.86 cupstainless steeldirect and digital heating
zisha clay inner cooking pot
white, brown and sweet rice; stew and soup, rice porridge and oatmeal
Westinghouse SA21950$50-100
4.216.8 cup (liquid capacity)stainless steel
direct and digital heating
multi-functional cooker
steam, slow cook, bake, stew, braise, sauté, cook rice, boil
Zojirushi NHS-10$50-1004.06 cupwhiteconventional heating
back-to-basic rice cooker with steamer
white rice, brown rice, steam
Zojirushi NP-GBC05$200-2505.03 cupstainless browninduction heatingbest of both worlds: induction heating with micro-computerized chip to cook rice flawlessly
white or mixed rice, quick cooking, sushi rice, porridge, brown rice, GABA rice and rinse-free rice
Zojirushi NP-HBC10$250-3004.55.5 cup
stainless steelinduction heating
GABA brown rice menu setting

white rice (regular, softer & harder), quick cooking, mixed rice, sushi rice, porridge, sweet rice, brown rice, GABA brown rice

Zojirushi NP-HBC18$250-3004.510 cupstainless steelinduction heatingGABA brown rice menu setting
white rice (regular, softer & harder), quick cooking, mixed rice, sushi rice, porridge, sweet rice, brown rice, GABA brown rice
Zojirushi NP-HTC10$350-4004.45.5stainless brown
fuzzy logic + induction + pressure
all heating technologies
white (regular, softer, or harder), mixed, sushi, porridge, sweet, brown, GABA brown, rinse-free, and quick cooking
Zojirushi NS-DAC10 Zutto
$150-2005.05.5 cupstainless steel
fuzzy logic
minimalistic, artistic design
white/sushi rice, porridge, and mixed rice, and quick cooking
Zojirushi NS-TGC18$150-2004.510 cupstainless steel fuzzy logiccook rice and cakes, energy-efficientwhite/sushi rice, mixed rice, porridge, sweet rice, brown rice, quick cooking and cake
Zojirushi NS-TGC10$150-2004.55.5 cupstainless steel fuzzy logiccook rice and cakes, energy-efficient
white/sushi rice, mixed rice, porridge, sweet rice, brown rice, quick cooking and cake
Zojirushi NS-TSC10$150-2005.05.5 cupstainless brownfuzzy logicrice cooking, steaming and cake-bakingwhite rice, mixed rice, sushi rice, porridge, sweet rice, brown rice, cake, steam and quick cooking
Zojirushi NS-VGC05$100-1504.73 cupbeigefuzzy logiccompact size, stylish design, and 1/2 minimal cooked cup size, perfect for singles and small families
white rice, mixed rice, sushi rice, porridge, rinse-free rice, cake and quick cooking
Zojirushi NS-WAC10$100-1504.55.5 cupwhitefuzzy logicmore affordable without compromising on qualitywhite rice/mixed rice, sushi rice, porridge, sweet rice, brown rice, rinse-free rice and quick cooking
Zojirushi NS-XAC05$100-150
4.73 cupchrome with a touch of white and yellow
fuzzy logic + convection
designed by Japanese artist, Toshiyuki Kita
rice/sushi rice, risotto, steam
Zojirushi NS-ZCC10$150-2004.55.5 cuppremium whiteneuro fuzzy logickeep warm, extended keep warm, smart memory to store your setting, settings for non-rinsed and rinsed ricewhite rice, brown rice, mixed rice, sushi rice, sweet rice, rinse-free rice, porridge, quick cooking, regular, softer, harder
Zojirushi NS-ZCC18$150-2004.510 cuppremium whiteneuro fuzzy logickeep warm, extended keep warm, smart memory to store your setting, settings for non-rinsed and rinsed ricewhite rice, brown rice, mixed rice, sushi rice, sweet rice, rinse-free rice, porridge, quick cooking, regular, softer, harder
Zojirushi NYC-36
$250-300
4.820 cupstainless steel
conventional heating
commercial size
white and brown rice
Aroma ARC-616SB Sensor Logic
$50-100
4.56 cupchrome and graysensor logicmulti-functionalwhite rice, brown rice, steam, saute-then-simmer, slow cook, oatmeal, soup and cake
Cuckoo CRP-HW1087F$450-5005.010 cupchrome with blackfuzzy logic + induction + pressuremulti-material coating in the inner potglutinous or sticky/sweet rice, mixed/brown rice, black bean, nu rung ji (scorched rice), porridge, mixed rice turbo, glutinous rice turbo, sushi rice, GABA rice, baby food, nutritious rice, multi-cook and chicken soup.
Aroma ARC-2000SB Sensor Logic$50-1005.010 cupstainless steel with blacksensor logicsaute-then-simmerwhite and brown rice, quick rice, sauté-then-simmer, smart steam and keep warm
Tigher JKJ-G10U$350-4005.05.5 cupstainless steel brownfuzzy logic + induction8-layer coated inner pot for scratch-resistant and optimal heat transfer/distributionwhite rice, ultra, quick, mixed rice, jasmine rice, brown rice, porridge, brown rice porridge, oatmeal, slow cooker, bread, fermentation and bake
Zojirushi NL-AAC10$150-200 4.35.5 cupbeigefuzzy logicsteamwhite/sushi (also for sushi), mixed, porridge (also for oatmeal), sweet, brown, steam and quick cooking
Zojirushi NP-NVC10$500-5504.95.5 cupstainless steel brownfuzzy logic + induction + pressure + artificial intelligencemost advanced heating technologies + platinum infused inner pot to alkalize water for better tasting ricewhite rice (regular, soft or firm texture), umami, mixed, sushi/sweet rice, porridge, brown, GABA brown, steam-reduce, scorch, rinse-free and quick cooking
Breville BRC600XL$100-1504.210 cupbrushed stainless steeldirect heat + digitally programmedrisotto + multi-functionalrisotto, sauté, rice/steam, slow cook, keep warm
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