Cookworks Rice Cooker 1.5 Litre (was £19.99) now £9.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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I got one of these as a Christmas present and it's been excellent. Gets used at least 2-3 times a week, and cooks rice to perfection every time, then keeps it hot until you're ready to serve it, or switch it off. A genuine time & hassle saving device!

* Non stick Removable crock pot.
* Dishwasher safe.
* Toughened glass lid.
* Cook and warm function.
* Auto shut off.
* 500 watts.
* 8 cup capacity
* Includes plastic measuring cup and spatula

Have been patiently waiting for the price to drop again to buy one for my newly domiciled Brother, might bag a couple more for presents as well at this price.
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#1
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#2
Another thing to mention is that the 3-Year replacement product cover for this device is only £1.99!! Maybe worth investing in this if your big on your rice. But as I say mines been flawless so far, and the non-stick seems to be holding well, although I did pick up the 'adding a drop of oil' tip before I started using it. Not much that can go wrong with it tbh.! :thumbsup: I just cooking some Pilau Rice in mine as I type. MMmm
#3
Bought 2 of these for xmas pressies and have had nothing but good feedback! Now I can get myself one which I should have done in the first place! Thanks! :)
#4
These are also great for cooking pasta, think it maybe time for a new one as mine is over 5 years old and still going strong (although it looks like it's had better days and the M.I.L would still use it!
1 Like #5
I posted this deal - January I think, absolutely fab rice cooker, would not be without it and really does cook perfect rice every time - no more gooey rice pud for us!! - If anyone reading this is still not sure, I can definitely say they would not regret this purchase.
#6
I've got one of these. Excellent for the price :thumbsup:
#7
I bought one of these when the were £9.99 after chrimbo.

...I'll give you a fully boxed rice cooker if you can guess where it is. :0 lol
#8
I have bought this 6 months ago, not good as the silver coating inside the bowl seems to come out. i have got cover for it just thinking wil lthat be covered/
#9
I have one too, bought one for me and one for bf, it's very useful and good value but it does have a problem though, the water goes everywhere as it cooks...
#10
I also bought this for £10 just after xmas...it's exceeded my expectations and cooks rice really well. I tend to have to add double the amount of water that they suggest though....but this always seems to make perfect rice. Highly recommended.
#11
I bought a pan a few years back...
#12
seriouslylovely
I have one too, bought one for me and one for bf, it's very useful and good value but it does have a problem though, the water goes everywhere as it cooks...


Do you wash the rice in a seive before you put it in?... or even better just give it a rinse in the crockpot, and just drain off using your hand to stop the rice escaping.

I had this problem at first but after rinsing the rice first it's been fine. The starch in the rice can cause it to well up - same as it does when using a pan - and makes the rice sticky. Also I get better results using bassmatti/Thai rice than the cheaper long grain. (less starch, nicer rice!). Try adding a drop of oil too! -helps separate the grains- :thumbsup:
#13
I've got one of these.

Does anyone know how much water to put in how much rice?

I lost the manual a couple of days after buying it and tend to just chuck a load in then drain it later.
#14
sotomonkey
I've got one of these.

Does anyone know how much water to put in how much rice?

I lost the manual a couple of days after buying it and tend to just chuck a load in then drain it later.


There is a marker on the side of the crockpot. Using the plastic cup provided (180ml) fill with rice and then top up with water (after rinsing) to the appropriate 'cup' marking on the side of the bowl. Generally speaking its 1.5 cups water to 1 cup of rice. Here's some more I just googled...

# White, long grain - 1 3/4 cups of water per 1 cup of rice
# White, medium grain - 1 1/2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice
# White, short grain - 1 1/2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice
# Brown, long grain - 2 1/4 cups of water per 1 cup of rice
# Parboiled - 2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice

edit: dont be put off by the 'cup' sizes these are just ratios and no-matter what sized 'cup' you use (within reason) should turn out fine! :)
#15
while the idea of Teflon flaking off into my food fills me with dread, this is a good price and it does cook rice.

only westerners can, and do screw up cooking rice the conventional way.
#16
I have one in my loft.

Quite good (was £10 for years and the price doubled).

It spat a lot of fluid out that hole in the top so I decided to go for one of those Lidl types that almost seal shut. Tefal rebrand there's and it has an extra feature or two but it's the exact same machine otherwise -I bought the Tefal as a gift and it's been great too but 5 times the price.

If you love white rice try other types of cookers than the Argos because the difference can be amazing. Fluffy every time!

Still, you can't go wrong for £10 as it has other uses and you will use it.

Now 6 times the price compared to the Lidl version [url]www.johnlewis.com/230855998/Product.aspx[/url] I'd buy this in a second if mine broke.
#17
sotomonkey;8217447
I've got one of these.

Does anyone know how much water to put in how much rice?

I lost the manual a couple of days after buying it and tend to just chuck a load in then drain it later.


Every cup of rice you put in, Add 1 1/2 cup of water. Remember to leave the rice for around 10mins after its done, then mix it about to loosen it up.
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sotomonkey

[SIZE="4"]Does anyone know how much water to put in how much rice?[/SIZE]


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#19
Rep and thanks, just ordered
#20
The wiki on how to use a rice cooker... (with pictures!!):w00t: (the cup size with this Argos Cooker is 180ml)
http://www.wikihow.com/Cook-Rice-in-a-Rice-Cooker
#21
Excellent - just ordered one
#22
I've got a similar one and its one of the best kitchen gadgets i've got. Makes perfect rice. We usually add a teaspoon of seasame oil and some turmeric or paprika then you get a nice colour and flavour. We always make a full cooker worth each time and what we dont use just freeze ready to nuke for a minute of so when needed :)
#23
Can you cook brown rice in them ? I don't like pre par cooked sticky white rice rubbish :)
#24
Hammondhammond
Can you cook brown rice in them ? I don't like pre par cooked sticky white rice rubbish :)


see post #16
#25
Not sure about this, I cook near perfect rice the old fashioned way without problems.


Naaaah, it's just another pointless gadget.
#26
would this cook pasta too?
#27
Oh you westeners with all your measuring! :p

I'm chinese and the way I was taught to cook rice was just roughly judge how much rice you need, (usually cook more as you can always reheat it later), put some water in it and really rinse it with your hand to loosen the starch and pour away the water (you don't need a seive just do it slowly), usually repeating that about 2 or 3 times.
Then add a little bit of cold or boiled water (I only use boiled because it saves time, no difference really) , swish it around on a flat surface to try and make the rice level. They way I've been taught to judge to amount of water needed is by using dipping my middle finger in so it just touches the top of the levelled rice and the water level should come up 3/4 of your finger before the first joint if that makes any sense.

If you have some leftover rice but need to make some more as it isn't enough, put the old rice in the cooker with the new rice about 5-10 mins before it is done. ie the new rice looks half cooked as it is still slightly hard and has asorbed half of the water but but is still fairly wet.
#28
Well I've rushed out and bought one of these things! I haven't tried it out yet, but I can't quite figure out how it knows how long it has to cook different types of rice, such as brown rice - there's no timer.
I thought it must be weight, because there's a spring loaded base and the contents would get lighter as some of the water evaporates and throw a switch, but then I noticed that the base goes right down when you put the lid on anyway, without any rice or water in it!
Am I missing something obvious here?:?
#29
Yeah, I wondered about that with the spring loaded thing... not really sure how it works, mine is the same, goes all the way to the bottom when empty with the lid on. I've got one and have been using it for a little while - it always burns the rice at the bottom of the pan. Not a huge problem, but it is a bit of a waste - does anyone else get that? Other than that, great rice! I thought i could cook rice fairly well, but this is much better than me and my pan can manage!!
#30
cmontgomeryburns
there's no timer.


100s of ways to cook rice and that's why mine's in the loft. If you don't mind keeping an eye on the rice and always cook the same amount you will learn when it's 'ready'.

Too much for me. I like rice cooking to be like toast. On the replacement I got there's a little button that says "rice" -that's my level of involvement :p

My brother uses the £8.82 http://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.aspx/app.detail/params.item.828757 and makes beautiful rice every time. I tried it and it was annoying. You just have to learn what's best and stick to it -unlike the rice :oops: -sorry, bad joke!.
#31
cmontgomeryburns
Well I've rushed out and bought one of these things! I haven't tried it out yet, but I can't quite figure out how it knows how long it has to cook different types of rice, such as brown rice - there's no timer.
I thought it must be weight, because there's a spring loaded base and the contents would get lighter as some of the water evaporates and throw a switch, but then I noticed that the base goes right down when you put the lid on anyway, without any rice or water in it!
Am I missing something obvious here?:?


The rice cooker automatically turns off when the temperature inside the pot exceeds waters boiling point (212 degrees F or 100 degrees C at sea level), which will not happens until all the free water has vaporized
(from the wiki guide i posted above)
#32
thanks to the OP, I now have mine in my kitchen :)
#33
Cheers, been looking for one of these for a while. Hope it does as good a job as people say. Heat.

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