Five Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Rice Cooker

1.What Is the Ratio of Rice to Water in a Rice Cooker?

When you use rice cooker to cook rice, the ratio of rice to water should be about 1:1.2.

(1) When you use rice cooker to cook rice, the ratio of rice to water should be 1:1.2.

If you want to use rice cooker to cook porridge, the ratio of rice to water in the rice cooker should be about 1:2.

(2) If you don’t have a special measuring cup to calculate the ratio of rice to water, you can also use your fingers to measure the ratio of rice to water in the rice cooker.

You only need to put your fingers in the inner core of the rice cooker, as long as the highest position of the water is separated from the highest position of the meter by the length of a knuckle.

(3) When you use rice cooker to cook rice, the ratio of rice to water should be moderate.

If too much water is added to the rice cooker, the cooked rice will be too soft and tasteless.

If too little water is added to the rice cooker, the cooked rice will be too hard.

2.What Should I Look for When Buying a Rice Cooker?

You should consider size, quality and inner core material.

You’d better buy a rice cooker with a moderate size, good quality, and a thicker core.

(1) You should choose a moderately sized rice cooker according to the number of people in your home.

If your family has 2~3 people, you should buy a rice cooker with a capacity of 4L.

If your family’s population is 3~5 people, I suggest you buy a rice cooker with a capacity of 5L.

If your family has more than 6 people, I suggest you buy a rice cooker with a capacity of 6L or 8L.

(2) You should carefully check whether the rice cooker can work normally.

You need to check whether the inner core and heating plate of the rice cooker are energized and heated.

You also need to check whether the control buttons and power button of the rice cooker are damaged.

In addition, you should buy a rice cooker with good power cord insulation.

The power cord with good insulation effect has good corrosion resistance and wear resistance.

(3) You should buy a rice cooker with a thicker core.

A rice cooker with a thinner core is easily deformed and has the problem of uneven heat conduction.

3.How Long Do Rice Cookers Take?

Depending on the cooking mode you choose, rice cookers will take about 20-50 minutes.

The time required for the rice cooker to cook the rice is related to the amount of rice, the amount of water, and the temperature of the water.

(1) Generally speaking, if there is a lot of rice and water, it will take a longer time for the rice cooker to cook it into rice.

If the temperature of the water is higher and the amount of rice is small, the time required for the rice cooker to make it into rice will be shorter.

(2) The cooking time of rice cooker is about 20-50 minutes.

If you choose its fine cooking mode, the rice cooker will take a little longer to cook the rice, but it will not exceed 50 minutes.

If you choose its fast cooking mode, the rice cooker will take about half an hour to cook the rice.

So you can choose rice cooker’s cooking mode according to the actual situation.

(3) If you use rice that has been soaked and hot water, the time for rice cooker to cook it into rice can be shortened to 20 minutes.

4.What Is the Disadvantage of Rice Cooker?

The disadvantages of rice cooker are high power consumption, single function, and some products are of uneven quality and need to be replaced regularly.

(1) The power of the rice cooker is small.

Because the rice cooker has low power when working, its temperature during heating is not high.

The rice cooker is mainly used for cooking rice.

If you use a rice cooker to cook soup or porridge, it will take a long time and its power consumption is high.

(2) The inner core material of the rice cooker varies from good to bad.

The aluminum rice cooker core is easily deformed and harmful to the human body.

The inner core of tile rice cooker is fragile and expensive.

Therefore, rice cooker cores of different materials have their own advantages and disadvantages.

(3) The function of rice cooker is single.

Because the rice cooker does not have the function of cooking, you can only use it to cook rice, porridge or soup.

The taste of the food you make with rice cooker is relatively simple.

Therefore, rice cooker cannot meet your diverse cooking needs.

(4) Need to be replaced regularly

Because household appliances have a useful life, you need to replace the rice cooker at home regularly.

There is a safety hazard if the rice cooker is used for too long.

5.How Much Water Do I Use for 3 Cups of Rice?

The rice cooker should be added about 4 cups of water for 3 cups of rice.

(1) The ratio of rice to water when rice cooker cooks rice should be 1:1.2.

If you use a rice cooker to cook three cups of rice, you should add about 4 cups of water to it.

If you want the rice cooker to cook soft rice, you can add half a cup of water to the rice cooker.

(2) The rice cookers on the market are equipped with water level scales.

When you use the rice cooker to cook rice, add a cup of rice to a grid of water.

For example, when you use a rice cooker to cook two cups of rice, you need to add water to the “2” mark.

When you use the rice cooker to cook three cups of rice, you need to add water to the “3” mark.

(3) If the rice cooked by the rice cooker is too hard, you can add a small amount of water to the rice cooker and cover the pot and simmer for a while.