1 L Rice cooker £12.99 @ Lidl instore
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1 L Rice cooker £12.99 @ Lidl instore

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Found 30th Mar 2013
Silvercrest Rice cooker available from Monday 8th April while stock lasts.

Automatic keep-warm function after cooking
Cooking insert capacity: max. 1L uncooked rice
Comes with plastic rice spatula ,measuring cup, and steamer tray for gently steaming vegetables, fish, etc.
3 year warranty - 400w

82 Comments

what a pointless piece of kit

Bought silvercrest rice cooker from Lidl last time and it's now not working (after 3 months light used). Unfortunately I don't keep the receipt so I had to buy new one. I love it when it's working though...

cam2012

what a pointless piece of kit

Try telling that to Asia or Chinese people that eat rice all the time
Edited by: "randall1uk" 30th Mar 2013

randall1uk

Try telling that to Asia or Chinese people that eat rice all the time



Where is China??

prismed

Where is China??



you crack me up

randall1uk

Try telling that to Asia or Chinese people that eat rice all the time



lol, do u really think ppl in china and india use these things to cook rice???? lol and in the back of every takeaway joint these are being used???! cooking rice is easy. save urself £12 quid and use a pan on ur hob

Original Poster

Rice cooker is a must have for Asian families. Much easier to cook rice compared to a pan and hob, where you would have to keep an eye on. Reminds me of soggy rice at school. With a rice cooker measure rice, add water, turn on, and return in about 30mins, hot fluffy rice and steam other items at the same time. And yes Asian takeaways/restaurants have these but much larger. Other wise how would they be able to cook large amounts of rice? And yes i do have a rice cooker

Lol @ the gweilo n00bs:D

Not just for rice. You can use them to cook whole chickens, bake breads and other things too.;)
Edited by: "geebet" 31st Mar 2013

cam2012

lol, do u really think ppl in china and india use these things to cook … lol, do u really think ppl in china and india use these things to cook rice???? lol and in the back of every takeaway joint these are being used???!



I am sure that over 90% of households in China are using rice cooker. May be every household. If you go to any chinese take away in UK and ask them to see their kitchen. You will see they will all have at least one which is a very big one. No chinese take away/restuarant will cook rice in the pan on the hob

geebet

Lol @ the gweilo n00bs:DNot just for rice. You can use them to cook whole … Lol @ the gweilo n00bs:DNot just for rice. You can use them to cook whole chickens, bake breads and other things too.;)


Lol at your id. Add chew before your id = chewgeebet. X)

rice cookers are pointless.... end of! the thought of steaming a whole chicken in one makes me want to vom. As for soggy rice, the person cooking it clearly should not be let loose in a kitchen.

cam2012

rice cookers are pointless.... end of! the thought of steaming a whole … rice cookers are pointless.... end of! the thought of steaming a whole chicken in one makes me want to vom. As for soggy rice, the person cooking it clearly should not be let loose in a kitchen.



So why do so many Asian families use one?

Geemac

So why do so many Asian families use one?

Because they know something that cam2012 does not know! However for anyone who wants to find out there are plenty of youtube video. The essential thing is to read the manual that comes with cooker and then refer to the right youtube video similar to the model that you purchased.
I cannot find any other details on the Net. From the picture it looks like it has a clip on lid (keep warm facility) and a plastic insert to catch condensed steam, which means less steam escapes so it will steam rice and meat better. Makes the rice fluffier too.

Edited by: "splender" 31st Mar 2013

prismed

Where is China??

Marco Polo got there by walking in the direction where the sun rises. But if start from UK remember we are on an island so we are an island nation and it is not easy to get to Europe without a boat. So get yourself a ferry crossing. However the cheapest way if you have money is to type "China cheap flights" into a search engine and buy yourself a ticket. Once you get to the other end. That's China! Simples. Do not be afraid you are the first one as you can find other people on hotukdeals have bought such cheap flight deals before.
However the smartest way and least effortt if you cannot cook rice and wonder where China is : go down to a Chinese takeaway as a little bit of China is already near you.
Edited by: "splender" 31st Mar 2013

cam2012

what a pointless piece of kit



Totall agree, cold, use a pan ffs

if you go to most restaurants in Asian countries they all use rice cookers like these.

johnwood1

Totall agree, cold, use a pan ffs


Fully disagree. Pointless comment. Learn how to cook effortlessly.

johnwood1

Totall agree, cold, use a pan ffs



Just like a deep fat fryer!!

Voted hot BTW... Common piece of kit in all Chinese households regardless whether they're in China or UK, fab price!

Those calling it pointless have probably never used one as usual.

Electric drill.... pointless I have a hand drill makes holes fine...

alexfn

Those calling it pointless have probably never used one as usual.Electric … Those calling it pointless have probably never used one as usual.Electric drill.... pointless I have a hand drill makes holes fine...



and....

condom....pointless....I have free tesco shopping bags
Edited by: "mackenfy" 31st Mar 2013

Thanks OP a very useful item.

cam2012

lol, do u really think ppl in china and india use these things to cook … lol, do u really think ppl in china and india use these things to cook rice???? lol and in the back of every takeaway joint these are being used???! cooking rice is easy. save urself £12 quid and use a pan on ur hob



Why did China then make 85 miilion of these in 2005 only?

randall1uk

Or you could buy this book and read all about Rice Cookers I sure you … Or you could buy this book and read all about Rice Cookers I sure you will love it!http://www.amazon.co.uk/Where-There-Asians-Rice-Cookers/dp/9888028081Why did China then make 85 miilion of these in 2005 only?

alexfn

Those calling it pointless have probably never used one as usual.Electric … Those calling it pointless have probably never used one as usual.Electric drill.... pointless I have a hand drill makes holes fine...



I don't need to use one 'cause I know how to cook rice in the conventinal way. it's not rocket science!

mackenfy

and....condom....pointless....I have free tesco shopping bags


ur just plain weird

randall1uk



omg, you are proper weird. you do not need to justify yourself to me mate

It makes cooking rice much simpler and produces better results than using a pan. It also allows you focus on other food preparation instead of constantly checking the rice isn't burning to the pan. They produce perfectly cooked rice for sushi, I wouldn't be without one in my kitchen.

@cam2012 have you used one before, or are you guessing they're useless?

Worth a punt at 12 quid, Silvercrest products are usually decent standard and if it saves time/effort for some families with kids as a distraction for example, its 12 quid well spent.

Good price, but I cook rice in a microwave steamer which is just as simple.

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

£13 for 1 litre capacity is a bad deal imo

cam2012

what a pointless piece of kit

i guess you don't use a microwave then either?

elbs

£13 for 1 litre capacity is a bad deal imo



Thats a litre of rice mind, basically a kilo in weight, eat that much in one go do you ?

brought mine back from the Philippines, but you can buy them in most chinese supermarkets for about £20-30 - just make sure you have none stick coating..

good price..
Edited by: "cundall" 1st Apr 2013

My best friend from singapore swears by her rice cooker and uses it most days. Hot from me

Hot.
Rice cookers are brilliant i have a Japanese one they keep the rice hot ready to serve and you can set it to make fluffy regular or sticky rice.
If you're into Asian and Indian food they're a must have si you can get the same results time and again.
Hot

skdotcom

Good price, but I cook rice in a microwave steamer which is just as … Good price, but I cook rice in a microwave steamer which is just as simple.http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8613042.htm



I used to find the conventional methods a bit hit and miss, now I just cook my rice in the microwave and it's fine once you get the cooking time settled for your quantity. No extra steamers, attachments or gadgets needed.
But if these cheap extras help with consistency then OK
Edited by: "Patr100" 1st Apr 2013

I worked abroad for many, many years and my wife is from overseas (Pacific Islands), we have had two rice cookers throughout our thirty years of marriage and we wouldn't be without one.

randall1uk

Try telling that to Asia or Chinese people that eat rice all the time



I'm not Chinese and the whole of my family eats rice at least 4 days a week, each week. And I would say just as much as Chinese, as we eat 3x times the portions they do. Whole plate worths instead of a small bowl portions.

And I assure you, we all will see this as a lazy piece of kit. Not completely pointless... but very lazy as rice doesn't take long to cook at all.

Neobrown

I'm not Chinese and the whole of my family eats rice at least 4 days a … I'm not Chinese and the whole of my family eats rice at least 4 days a week, each week. And I would say just as much as Chinese, as we eat 3x times the portions they do. Whole plate worths instead of a small bowl portions.And I assure you, we all will see this as a lazy piece of kit. Not completely pointless... but very lazy as rice doesn't take long to cook at all.



It's not really about time, it's about ease of use, quality and consistency; all of which are most easily achievable using a rice cooker.

You can make toast using a grill, but you have to pay more attention to it, and you're more likely to burn it than if you used a toaster. I think a rice cooker is the equivalent for rice.

Woah, way to go at offending a bunch of people who use these items regularly. You might as well describe a kettle as a water boiler for lazy people.
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