Cookworks 1.5L Rice Cooker - White £12.49 at ARGOS
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Cookworks 1.5L Rice Cooker - White £12.49 at ARGOS

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Found 11th Feb 2015
500 watts.
Capacity 1.5 litres / 8 cups.
Non-stick bowl.
Toughened glass lid.
2 settings.
Cool touch body.
Keep warm function.

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I bought one of these last week - good price and good bit of kit - heat added

anyone got one? I've been tempted for a good while now

really nice cooker for a very good price.:)

We have used one of these for about 3 years. still going strong. no problem with the non stick on the bowl inside. This is probably one of the best buys we have had over the years. very easy to use and makes perfect rice every time. keeps rice warm very well too if like me you eat later when get home from work than rest of family. great value.

i have had one for years, with very frequent use and cant complain. Actually thinking to buy again to put away should the current one give up

Yeah, well worth it at this price. Perfect rice every time.

Thank u everyone for your help! Going to pick one up tomorrow.

Sorry silly question, how do you make it? As in, put the rice in, water and then how long does it take? At the minute I just boil rice in a pan and then sieve and serve?

husain_kola

Sorry silly question, how do you make it? As in, put the rice in, water … Sorry silly question, how do you make it? As in, put the rice in, water and then how long does it take? At the minute I just boil rice in a pan and then sieve and serve?



About 10-15 minutes, rice in, water in, walk away and it clicks off when it is ready. Couldn't be easier.

Pigs_in_Space

About 10-15 minutes, rice in, water in, walk away and it clicks off when … About 10-15 minutes, rice in, water in, walk away and it clicks off when it is ready. Couldn't be easier.



Thank you, does the water evaporate? As in will you be left with just cooked fluffy rice?

husain_kola

Thank you, does the water evaporate? As in will you be left with just … Thank you, does the water evaporate? As in will you be left with just cooked fluffy rice?



Yes, no water left at the end of the process.

You can get a rice cooker here.....for £3.99

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

I don't have this rice cooker but find them a pain with stodgy rice or burnt rice. Any techniques to stop either of above?

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RuudBullit

You can get a rice cooker here.....for … You can get a rice cooker here.....for £3.99http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8615026.htm



I clicked the link expecting a bargain lol.

I had the rice cooker in the OP back when they used to sell them for a tenner. Great piece of kit for anyone thinking about getting one

perfect rice: in a non stick coated pan put 1 tablespoon oil, 1 cup rice and 2 cups water. You can add a bit of salt if you want. Cover it with a lid. Start to cook it on the lowest possible heat with minimal interruption. when the water has gone and the rice is not cooked just add a bit of hot water. Cook it like this and save space in yor kitchen.

Been using ours for 7 years, no issues with it. One of the plastic feet has fallen off making it uneven but we've made a makeshift foot for it to keep the unit level. Can't believe this hasn't really gone up in price at all over the years!

Heat added.

can you do small quantities in these, like for one person? if not, how long does rice usually keep for - can you cook a load and it for lunch the next day?

I am Chinese, so and I use everyday for years. Great product!

I am Chinese, so and I use everyday for years. Great product!

greatoffermcr

I am Chinese, so and I use everyday for years. Great product!


Iv'e heard that a lot of chinese people use these too, I've had this one for a good few months,it was £9.99 at the time? so much easier to cook perfect rice every time, I wouldn't bother to go back to the pan method.

GucciLilPiggy

can you do small quantities in these, like for one person? if not, how … can you do small quantities in these, like for one person? if not, how long does rice usually keep for - can you cook a load and it for lunch the next day?




Yes you can cook rice for one person and yes you can use the rice the next day

GucciLilPiggy

can you do small quantities in these, like for one person? if not, how … can you do small quantities in these, like for one person? if not, how long does rice usually keep for - can you cook a load and it for lunch the next day?


Yes, you can do a small quantity, one cup, about 120g, I think. I would just cook it as you need it, it's that easy. Rice will keep till the next day as long as you cool it down as fast as you can, then cover and refrigerate, if it goes sticky, or has a strange smell, then bin it! x

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HI

Thanks. I'm collecting mine tomorrow.

I have this and bought it a while ago after seeing it on here for about £11. I love it and now cook rice more regularly as it is so easy and always successful. In a pan the water always spilled onto the cooker and i seemed to get rice everywhere. This is so easy to clean. Would highly recommend. The only thing I would say is to check it stays turned on as once or twice I have heard a click, gone back to the kitchen and found it had switched itself to 'warm' from 'cook'. Excellent value for money.

Can you make good sushi rice in these?

hot

Yes, you can do a small quantity, one cup, about 120g, I think. I would … Yes, you can do a small quantity, one cup, about 120g, I think. I would just cook it as you need it, it's that easy. Rice will keep till the next day as long as you cool it down as fast as you can, then cover and refrigerate, if it goes sticky, or has a strange smell, then bin it! x



As above - cool it quickly and reheat thoroughly. It is easy to get food poisoning from rice as I found out by being lazy with the microwave and only warming the leftover Chinese I had. Couldn't be bothered waiting another minute for it to finish. Big mistake! Something to do with bacteria multiplying in the sugars in the rice and not being killed off by being cooked to over 65C

Reserved for collection tomorrow. Wanted one for ages and seeing this has prompted me to finally get one. Heard such good things about rice in a rice cooker. Perfect rice every time I've been told. Looking forward to using it tomorrow. Thanks for the post. Heat added.

Really recommend this model - perfect rice every time. Had mine over ten years and it's never missed a beat

Can't remember what I paid for this, but I use this all the time and it is excellent. Had it over 2 years. So easy

snappyfish

I don't have this rice cooker but find them a pain with stodgy rice or … I don't have this rice cooker but find them a pain with stodgy rice or burnt rice. Any techniques to stop either of above?


Maybe it is the brand you have or maybe just a duff one. I've never had that issue.

GucciLilPiggy

can you do small quantities in these, like for one person? if not, how … can you do small quantities in these, like for one person? if not, how long does rice usually keep for - can you cook a load and it for lunch the next day?


Yes you can do small or large amounts and the machine just seems to work it out. You don't even have to worry too much about the ride/water ratio. It still comes out great.

I was told that reheating rice can be dangerous for ( I think) Listeria, so never do that. OK to eat cold though, apparently.

snappyfish

I don't have this rice cooker but find them a pain with stodgy rice or … I don't have this rice cooker but find them a pain with stodgy rice or burnt rice. Any techniques to stop either of above?



thats all down to how much water you put. My experience is to add water just above the bottom line of the middle finger, 2cm maybe?

We have one of these and it's great, only negative I can say is the finish on the bottom of the non stick bowl is coming off but we still use it all the time.

Hi

Just used mine. The easy cook brown rice was good but next time I'll try with 2 cups of rice and just over the 2 mark of hot water (as suggested by a poster on the Argos website) The cooked rice was not stodgy and didn't burn.

This rice cooker is a bargain. Just as well I reserved my cooker last night, as they are out of stock at all my local Argos stores.
Edited by: "MsBackAgain" 16th Feb 2015

it says 15.99.. on click collect..

You have to wash the rice first and I add a tiny bit of oil to the water best thing I've ever bought. Turns out like the boiled rice from the Chinese!
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