Cookworks 1.5L Rice Cooker £12.49 @ Argos
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Cookworks 1.5L Rice Cooker £12.49 @ Argos

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I got one of these last time it was on offer, great item and well worth £12.49 (the first one broke after three uses but got it replaced no problem).
Good product. Does the job.
We've had one of these for years. Does the job alright but you do often get a skin of rice on the bottom. Maybe it's just me..

Worth it for the price.
Cause it's so difficult to boil rice in a saucepan!!!!!!!
Got it cheap a few years ago and I use it for making macaroni.

Gotta give it heat. :P
steveblackman

Cause it's so difficult to boil rice in a saucepan!!!!!!!


My thoughts exactly!
alfa111

My thoughts exactly!

every time I try this it turns out like porridge so I mite try this
alfa111

My thoughts exactly!


difference between boiling rice and cooking rice
Bought 5 years ago for the same price...
paneds

every time I try this it turns out like porridge so I mite try this



​boiling rice is so easy. you sound like you are over cooking the rice


steveblackman

Cause it's so difficult to boil rice in a saucepan!!!!!!!

steveblackman

Cause it's so difficult to boil rice in a saucepan!!!!!!!



But it’s easier to use one of these
These are amazing, perfect fluffy rice every time. Just chuck it in and leave it, just automatically goes to keep warm once cooked.


steveblackman

Cause it's so difficult to boil rice in a saucepan!!!!!!!

steveblackman

Cause it's so difficult to boil rice in a saucepan!!!!!!!



I suspect you don't know how to properly cook rice.
paneds

every time I try this it turns out like porridge so I mite try this


Obviously you got too much water.:D
her0n

We've had one of these for years. Does the job alright but you do often … We've had one of these for years. Does the job alright but you do often get a skin of rice on the bottom. Maybe it's just me..Worth it for the price.


Once the rice is cooked,you can switch it off.
If you leave it on heating for too long,a crust of rice will form around the bottom and sides.
Geemac

But it’s easier to use one of these


why is it easier? I had the exact one in this deal and it always overcooked the rice and left a layer on the bottom I had to scrape off. Now its at the back of a cupboard and I just use a saucepan and get perfect rice every time and less hassle cleaning up.
I belong to the 'cannot cook rice' club - had one of these for years and I do like it, means I can go and do other things while it's working. Sometimes the contents bubble and spit out of the lid though which isn't ideal.
paneds

every time I try this it turns out like porridge so I mite try this



​Perfect rice everytime recipe.

Put the rice in a saucepan and add a little oil.

Warm and stir the rice so that the rice is coated with oil.

Add boiling water and boil the rice as usual.

This works on any cheap rice.
markpj777

​Perfect rice everytime recipe.Put the rice in a saucepan and add a l … ​Perfect rice everytime recipe.Put the rice in a saucepan and add a little oil.Warm and stir the rice so that the rice is coated with oil.Add boiling water and boil the rice as usual.This works on any cheap rice.



Add double the amount of cold water to that of rice. Bring to the boil, turn off heat and put lid on pan. Turns out fine.

That said, I've got one of these rice cookers and it is a godsend. The insert is so easy to clean, too.
chocci

why is it easier? I had the exact one in this deal and it always … why is it easier? I had the exact one in this deal and it always overcooked the rice and left a layer on the bottom I had to scrape off. Now its at the back of a cupboard and I just use a saucepan and get perfect rice every time and less hassle cleaning up.



So you get perfect rice EVERY time, you’ve never over cooked or burnt it in pan.
I use a rice cooker with Thai rice, 2 cups of rice just under 3 cups of water, when cooked break/fluff up the rice. Perfect and ready to serve.
I’ve lived and worked Asia, funny how the majority of households use a rice cooker
I have a Tefal Classic 2000
Got one of these and been using it 4/5 times a week for the last 6 months and not a single issue. Really decent for the price and cooks enough for 4 people but can also be used for much smaller amounts. Use it with jasmine rice and never really followed any instructions - just rinse the rice then add water.

Yes, you can cook rice in a saucepan but this thing is just so fantastically consistent and simple, especially when rice is your main staple week in/week out.
Will this fit my honda?
I have one of these but stopped using it.

It would always leave a skin of rice on the bottom and overcook the rest.

Just rinse your rice and cook it like you do with pasta and it's perfect.
Geemac

So you get perfect rice EVERY time, you’ve never over cooked or burnt it i … So you get perfect rice EVERY time, you’ve never over cooked or burnt it in pan. I use a rice cooker with Thai rice, 2 cups of rice just under 3 cups of water, when cooked break/fluff up the rice. Perfect and ready to serve.I’ve lived and worked Asia, funny how the majority of households use a rice cookerI have a Tefal Classic 2000


I agree!
I'm from Hong Kong and everyone uses rice cookers... Just rinse rice and pour in water, press the switch and it'll cook to perfection (better for SE Asia-type of 'wetter' rice style, I suspect, rather than Indian dry 'grainy' type)
Better ones even goes to 'keep warm' mode so it's idiot-proof.

I have a Japanese brand and it can bake(?) cake, cook congee and even make soup as well..
Geemac

So you get perfect rice EVERY time, you’ve never over cooked or burnt it i … So you get perfect rice EVERY time, you’ve never over cooked or burnt it in pan. I use a rice cooker with Thai rice, 2 cups of rice just under 3 cups of water, when cooked break/fluff up the rice. Perfect and ready to serve.I’ve lived and worked Asia, funny how the majority of households use a rice cookerI have a Tefal Classic 2000


Pretty much perfect every time. I am saying this model is crap as i have first hand experience, unlike you! oO
chocci

Pretty much perfect every time. I am saying this model is crap as i … Pretty much perfect every time. I am saying this model is crap as i have first hand experience, unlike you! oO




This type of rice cooker are pretty much the same, when the rice has finished cooking you need to leave it for 10 minutes before serving if you don’t you will get the skin on the bottom.
I have used this model without a problem It’s just trial and error.
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