There’s a store a mile or so away called Mr. Stuff. It’s got all kinds of one of a kind and small amounts of well, stuff for sale. A few weeks ago I was in there and they had a rice cooker for $15. I was on my bike so I had no place to put it. Today Betty and I were out getting a new light for out front and I suggested we should see if they still had the rice cooker. They did. We bought it and I cooked some rice when we got home. I think we got a good deal.

12 Comments on Rice Cooker

  1. Richard says:

    OK. I’ll bite. Why a separate, standalone device just to cook rice? What’s wrong with a pot of water on the stove? Obviously I am not a cook.

  2. Don says:

    One thing it does is make perfect rice pretty much every time. It also keeps it warm as long as you want.

    I know Daryl and Gisele use one as do many of my friends.

    It will also steam stuff.

  3. Mom says:

    Yes, Gisele’s rice is always the same, perfect. We learn from those who have cooked rice almost daily for hundreds of years.

  4. Daryl says:

    I don’t know of any Chinese family that doesn’t have a dedicated rice cooker. But it makes sense when you are cooking rice 5 – 7 days a week. Add rice and water and push the button. Go away and watch TV, or stir-fry your vegies, and don’t worry about burning or under-cooking the rice.

    If you only make it once a month or so, it doesn’t make as much sense.

    By the way, that’s a very good deal, assuming it is good quality and works well. Gisele’s cost close to $100.

  5. Daryl says:

    By the way, a rice cooker can also be used as a steamer, without the rice or even with, on an elevated platform.

  6. Don says:

    I don’t know how good a quality it is. It got decent reviews on Amazon. We always use the boil-in-bag rice which doesn’t taste as good and is a lot more expensive. We would probably have rice at least once a week if we could and now it’s easier and cheaper.

  7. Richard says:

    I was at Costco this afternoon and saw one similar to yours. The price was $29. Gisele’s is probably much better….

  8. Don says:

    Hmmmm. It’s not shown on their website. The ones on their web are fancier and go for $90 and $100. I think I saw this one priced around $50 new but that price was a few years ago I believe.

  9. Don says:

    Just found it again. As of sometime in 2006 it sold for $35 at Amazon. I wouldn’t have paid that for it. I wouldn’t even have paid $29 but at $15 it made sense.

  10. Mom says:

    My goodness! I never saw one item get as many responses. Daryl’s blog on Family Reunion got only three, and to me, that’s quite an important subject. (Not that a rice cooker isn’t.)

  11. Don says:

    Well, the family reunion is obviously more important but I guess it’s not as controversial?

  12. Donna says:

    Gisele bought me a rice cooker several years ago, and I got Carrie one last Christmas. I don’t know what I’d do without mine.