Tatung TAC-11KN 10 Cup Rice Cooker presents a unique cooking method different from many well-known brand names on the market. It’s not surprising that 12 millions of rice cookers have been sold in Taiwan and the rest of the world. Are you familiar with the double-boiler concept in cooking? Read on to find out how this rice cooker preserves nutrients as well as the best texture in rice and other foods.
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The Tatung’s website lists this rice cooker as 11 cups in capacity whereas on Amazon, it has 10 cups. Despite the differences in product descriptions, the 10 cups are in uncooked rice which will double its volume upon cooking. It’s a decent size for a large family with 6 to 8 people. Tatung also has different sizes of rice cookers such as 3 cups, 6 cups and 20 cups.
It would be remiss if I don’t talk about the steaming capability of Tatung’s rice cookers. This is not your ordinary steamer tray where you might steam some veggies, hard-boiled eggs, etc. It is a serious steamer. In fact, it’s a stacked steamer if you get the right attachments (TAC-S02) with two extra steamers fitting into the cooker perfectly. You can literally cook your entire meal in this cooker, not the one pot mesh of everything, but multiple dishes with distinct ingredients, flavors and textures. Isn’t it too good to be true?
The most differentiating element in Tatung’s rice cookers is the perfect application of the “double-boiler” concept. You might be familiar with this cooking technique when melting chocolate for a dessert you are making. The Tatung rice cooker has two components:
The benefits of this method are multiple:
Since the rice cooker is made of stainless stain inside out, I mean the external vessel, the inner pot, and even all the accessories. In addition, the external vessel is completely sealed as mentioned before, cleaning is so easy as you would do with other stainless steel appliances in your kitchen.
Cooking is as easy as measuring rice, add water to the external vessel and the inner pot per the instructions and turn on the switch.
LCD and Timer: Not applicable. There are two buttons -“Cook” and “Warm”.
Menu Selections: There are no fancy menu selections with this rice cooker. The Tatung TAC-11KN is good for cooking white, sweet, brown rice and porridge or congee. With the steaming function, it is so versatile that you can cook, steam, simmer and stew just about anything and everything.
Cord: No detachable or retractable chord.
Color: Stainless steel inside out
Dimensions: 12.25″ x 12.25″ x 11.5
Accessories: Measuring cup, rice spatula. You can also purchase a “double-decker” steamer separately.
4.0 out of 5One of the most touted features about the Tatung TAC-11KN Rice Cooker is the functionality for cooking multiple meals at the same time. It saves time and energy. You will get your bang for the buck for sure. You can always pay more electricity usage if needed, but you can never recoup the time lost.
Pros1) The stainless steel through and through was praised by those who are cautious about the potential harm other cooking materials may cause to our health. 2) Foods always come out with its natural flavor and aroma. 3) The steaming vessel is so huge comparing to other add-on steaming tray. 4) Stainless steel will last forever. In fact, many people have owned this rice cooker for over 30 years. 5) It’s energy and time efficient to cook multiple meals once. 6) It’s faster to cook rice and other foods than other brands of rice cookers.
ConsThe only thing I could find is the poor quality of the User Manual on Tatung’s website for this rice cooker. It’s pieced together between English and Chinese. It’s blurry at times. I wish they could do a better job with it.
The Tatung TAC-11KN rice cooker is priced at mid-point in the whole spectrum of rice cookers on the market. For it’s multi-functional features, it is a great buy. There is a standard one-year limited warranty. Multiple retailers and online websites carry this rice cooker, so does Amazon.
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