argos rice cooker 1.5L  was £15.99 reduced to £9.00
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argos rice cooker 1.5L was £15.99 reduced to £9.00

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Found 16th Dec 2013
The Cookworks 1.5L rice cooker offers two simple stages 'Cook' and 'Warm' for easy user control.

500 watts.

available for collection at ur local argos..

81 Comments

Good price reduction, but what's wrong with using a pan?

offers two simple stages 'Cook' and 'Warm'



That's good as I offer three and none seem to be like foofed, proper foofed and you must be hungry

I had one of these years ago, not under this brand, that I bought in Soho from a Chinese shop. Great product, and works very well. Keeps the rice warm for ages. The little vent lets out the most lovely smell of rice cooking that pervaded the house. Yummy.

I have got one and I think they are ****. The rice comes out like mashed potato and it is all burnt at the bottom. Rubbish item just use a pot.

Very good product, just bought one to replace one a left in my old place. Cheers OP. For those who complain about the way it cooks rice, try washing the rice to rid it of the starch before you cook it.

Voting hot. We have been using this for 6 years every day and sometimes twice a day. As long as right proportion of rice and water added, the rice will cook perfectly. Each type of rice grains need different proportion of water.

donmiguelito

… For those who complain about the way it cooks rice, try washing the r … … For those who complain about the way it cooks rice, try washing the rice to rid it of the starch before you cook it.



Absolutely agree. This rice cooker turned out great once I started rinsing the rice before cooking. The non-stick pan is also very good and I never have any problems with cleaning it. I use it regularly to cook sushi rice and I've heard from others that use it to cook pasta as well.

stuartbaker80

Good price reduction, but what's wrong with using a pan?



Keeps it warm unattended and also good for hotdogs for kids parties.

Been using one of these for a while, only niggle is a little rice tends to stick to bottom.

cambourne03

I have got one and I think they are ****. The rice comes out like mashed … I have got one and I think they are ****. The rice comes out like mashed potato and it is all burnt at the bottom. Rubbish item just use a pot.


Agreed, was good at first but the non stick soon goes and it's worthless.

My method for basmati now works every time - 1 part rice (rinse til water runs clear), 2 parts water, heat and wait til it's simmering, then cover and cook for 11 minutes. Let it rest for 5 off heat and it's good to go.



Edited by: "mamboboy" 16th Dec 2013

These are awesome, cooks perfect rice every time x

cambourne03

I have got one and I think they are ****. The rice comes out like mashed … I have got one and I think they are ****. The rice comes out like mashed potato and it is all burnt at the bottom. Rubbish item just use a pot.



Sounds like you are putting in too much water

I use a microwave - 2cups rice + 3 cups water (cold) 20mins - perfect every time.

Heat Added

rice in dish, cover with boiling water (not too much) and add butter and salt

cook on high for 4 mins, stir, cook on high for 4 mins...


BOSH DONE!

make sure to rinse the rice beforehand, dont want any of that powdery stuff in it ugh!
Edited by: "ZEbbEDY" 16th Dec 2013

seems like a rice cooker

see what i did there

cambourne03

I have got one and I think they are ****. The rice comes out like mashed … I have got one and I think they are ****. The rice comes out like mashed potato and it is all burnt at the bottom. Rubbish item just use a pot.


Try using less water ;-)

I have one... same model and have had it for about 3 or 4 years.... AMAZING PRODUCT! perfect rice every time! And funny enough, i paid 10 pounds in the sale then! So GREAT PRICE HOT find OP, Heat from me!

cambourne03

I have got one and I think they are ****. The rice comes out like mashed … I have got one and I think they are ****. The rice comes out like mashed potato and it is all burnt at the bottom. Rubbish item just use a pot.


As I found out in another rice cooker deal today, all you'll get is a bunch of incompetent cooks claiming rice cookers give superior results. Don't waste as much time arguing with them as I have. If they can't master the simple art of cooking rice with a saucepan, let them have yet another space wasting small kitchen appliance, no doubt sitting amongst all the other pointless small kitchen appliances that crap cooks use these days.

Jokers.

Edited by: "jukkie" 16th Dec 2013

lainux

Sounds like you are putting in too much water



I use two cups rice 3 cups water

Saucepan ftw! oO

I used my one of these (had for a while) ON saturday to make some hot rum punch

Works a treat

hot
paid £12.50 last year

cambourne03

I use two cups rice 3 cups water


no way
this is even too little water for the amount of rice
cooker is perfact
you must need to learn it

Original Poster

mamboboy

Agreed, was good at first but the non stick soon goes and it's … Agreed, was good at first but the non stick soon goes and it's worthless.My method for basmati now works every time - 1 part rice (rinse til water runs clear), 2 parts water, heat and wait til it's simmering, then cover and cook for 11 minutes. Let it rest for 5 off heat and it's good to go.



Make sure you use the plastic spoon(which comes with it) rather metal ones to protect non-stick. also avoid using metal scrubber to clean it.
Edited by: "valluri" 16th Dec 2013

Good price. Never used one but might at this price

Banned

Another gadget to go with my soda stream,bread maker,steamer,food blender,slow cooker,George Forman ,ice cream maker,juicer and muffin maker.

90% of my kitchen cupboard space is filled with things I don't use.

Just ordered!

X)

We have this and interestingly it has not joined the club of the not used gadgets. We think that it makes better rice than on the pan and, since we don't always get to eat together, the fact that it keeps the rice warm is a big bonus. It is much nicer than microwaving cold rice.

Waste of money add 1 handfull of basmati rice per person
to boiling or cold water and bring it to the boil
when it is soft ten minutes later
strain it with a sieve put the same pan back onto boil
with a little water in the bottom of the pan
place the rice and sieve on top of the steaming pan
and fork it around
i have bought one of these " it mushes rice "
boiled then steamed in a sieve is easier & better

Banned

Ill let you know in a couple of weeks.

I suppose it depends how often you eat rice as well.

My Indian neighbours eat rice constantly.

Might get them one for Xmas.

Hot.

I had to laugh at some of the comments about using a pan to cook rice. Every Chinese household I have visited has a rice cooker - it's the first electrical kitchen appliance most buy. I've sold over five tonnes of rice this year, and pretty much all of it will have been cooked in an electric rice cooker.

Here are the correct ratios for rice in a rice cooker:
Thai fragrant (jasmine) rice: 1 cup of water to 1 cup of rice. (This is the rice that most Chinese cooks use, including restaurants and takeaways)
Sushi rice: 1.3 cups of water to 1 cup of rice.
Basmati rice: 1.5 cups of water to 1 cup of rice.

Note that Thai glutinous (sticky) rice cannot be cooked in this type of cooker, it should be steamed in a basket steamer.


I have one of these and it has been continuously serving me for over 4 years now ( I eat rice everyday ).At that time, I bought this for about £13-14 in Argos.

Years from now, children across the country will look up to their grandparents and ask, "Which side were you on the in the Great Rice Cooking Flame War of 2013"

Bought one a couple of weeks ago and returned it straight back. Cheap looking rubbish with a flimzy switch button that won't last long. Add a couple of quid more and buy a decent one!

Edited by: "kolibri" 16th Dec 2013

jukkie

As I found out in another rice cooker deal today, all you'll get is a … As I found out in another rice cooker deal today, all you'll get is a bunch of incompetent cooks claiming rice cookers give superior results. Don't waste as much time arguing with them as I have. If they can't master the simple art of cooking rice with a saucepan, let them have yet another space wasting small kitchen appliance, no doubt sitting amongst all the other pointless small kitchen appliances that crap cooks use these days.Jokers.



I can cook rice in a pan. But it comes out much nicer using a rice cooker. I have a microwave one and use it 2-3 times a week. It is great.

I have this rice cooker at home and it's not that great tbh. It was okay for the first 6 months but after that the bottom of the rice cooker would get burnt and stuck (I think the non stick isn't very non stick). I've now resorted to only cooking white rice in the cooker and brown rice on the stove top. If you can afford it, I think you should spend at least £20 + for one if you will be using it everyday. I've got my eye on an asian branded one, these are great quality though a little expensive. Otherwise for occassional use, this is ok.

Not the way to cook rice
check my above post
if you want to reheat it later
BUY SOME MUSLIN CLOTH
£1.50 a metre from your curtain/domestic store

I agree with comments on Using a Microwave. To make it even easier microwave steamers such as this one are brilliant. Also good for steaming veg in the microwave.

used to have one of these and loved it until i tried cooking rice in my pressure cooker, now it is the pressure cooker every time as it is so much quicker and makes a better job of doing it.
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