SILVERCREST KITCHEN TOOLS Rice Cooker £9.99 @ lidl from 29 jan
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SILVERCREST KITCHEN TOOLS Rice Cooker £9.99 @ lidl from 29 jan

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Found 22nd Jan 2015
With automatic keep-warm function
Includes steam-cooking attachment for fish, vegetables etc.
Cooking insert capacity: max. 1L uncooked rice
3 year manufacturer's warranty

56 Comments

Cant go wrong at this price!

I got one last time they had them. I have no complaints!

I've got a rice cooker, jam maker and soup maker. It's called a POT!!

Heat from me. Rice cooker actually a surprisingly useful gadget imo

dairooney

Heat from me. Rice cooker actually a surprisingly useful gadget imo



Absolutely. You will pretty much find one of these in just about every Asian home.And a gazillion of them can't be wrong.

Gball

I've got a rice cooker, jam maker and soup maker. It's called a POT!!



Clearly posted by someone who hasn't reaped the benefits of a rice maker. I, too, got one of these from Lidl last time and made wonderful rice. Heat added.

ja686

Absolutely. You will pretty much find one of these in just about every … Absolutely. You will pretty much find one of these in just about every Asian home.And a gazillion of them can't be wrong.



Doubt it.

Bought a Lidl's rice cooker when it was last for sale. Absolute bargain and don't know how we managed before ! Highly recommend, makes perfect rice with no mess and quickly.

Gball

Doubt it.




I believe you.

capacity 1L only...

princeprecious

capacity 1L only...



That's 1ltr "uncooked". I'm guessing that equates to around 5ltrs cooked.

Since when did a pan let you down?

Let the "who needs a ricecooker, when you have a pot" battles commence...(_;)

Heat

gebbet

Let the "who needs a ricecooker, when you have a pot" battles … Let the "who needs a ricecooker, when you have a pot" battles commence...(_;)



I hope they do. I eat a lot of rice and I'd like to know if this is a device that is geniunely going to be used or another device that will just clog up the kitchen. At the moment I use a microwave. Pour boiling water over the rice in a bowl and simmer in microwave for about 10 minutes. Easy process and nice rice. Also is this Lidl product actually a mini rice cooker. The 1ltr capacity seems like it would be so is it quite small?. Another question why is dry rice expressed in litres anyway, surely it should be by weight.

Lastly Lidl has 250ml bottles of sesame seed oil for £1.09 in this promotion. Great price as normally £1.50+ elsewhere. I plan to pick up about 3 bottles. Great for bread as well as many other uses.

bonzobanana

Lastly Lidl has 250ml bottles of sesame seed oil for £1.09 in this … Lastly Lidl has 250ml bottles of sesame seed oil for £1.09 in this promotion. Great price as normally £1.50+ elsewhere. I plan to pick up about 3 bottles. Great for bread as well as many other uses.



I bought sesame oil from Lidl once and it turned out to be a blend but still said sesame oil and not stir fry oil on it. Make sure it says toasted sesame oil on it. I did pick some of that up cheap from Aldi.

had one for similar money from amazon a year ago - use it 2-3 times a week. Perfect rice every time effortlessly. 99p 1kg bag of Tilda long grain rice from home bargains lasts quite a while. One of my more useful kitchen gadgets.

Great price, I love my rice cooker, perfect rice every time.

Those saying use a pan have probably never used a rice cooker and obviously grill their bread in morning because a toaster is a waste of money too?

Gball

I've got a rice cooker, jam maker and soup maker. It's called a POT!!


Good for you

We've got one of these, I think from Aldi or Lidl, and after a while also found myself just using a pan. I think the problem was that it may have only been used once a week (or less!) so I had to dig it out, give it a wipe and set it up. Then it seemed like overkill for cooking a couple of portions of rice that was eaten straight away.

If you make a lot of rice, regularly make rice or have a need to keep it warm for periods of time then at the price it's worth it. Or if you just want an easier life!

Lisa_J

had one for similar money from amazon a year ago - use it 2-3 times a … had one for similar money from amazon a year ago - use it 2-3 times a week. Perfect rice every time effortlessly. 99p 1kg bag of Tilda long grain rice from home bargains lasts quite a while. One of my more useful kitchen gadgets.



you say 'effortlessly' like cooking rice in a pan is difficult :-)

bonzobanana

I hope they do. I eat a lot of rice and I'd like to know if this is a … I hope they do. I eat a lot of rice and I'd like to know if this is a device that is geniunely going to be used or another device that will just clog up the kitchen. At the moment I use a microwave. Pour boiling water over the rice in a bowl and simmer in microwave for about 10 minutes. Easy process and nice rice. Also is this Lidl product actually a mini rice cooker. The 1ltr capacity seems like it would be so is it quite small?. Another question why is dry rice expressed in litres anyway, surely it should be by weight.Lastly Lidl has 250ml bottles of sesame seed oil for £1.09 in this promotion. Great price as normally £1.50+ elsewhere. I plan to pick up about 3 bottles. Great for bread as well as many other uses.



1L of uncooked rice, depending on the type of rice, will go into the pot with approximately 2L of water. When cooked, you will be left with a lot of rice - enough to feed a family of four or even more, depending on how much rice you eat. If you are using par boiled rice (not usually found in shops here, this is a South Asian speciality) you would need to put four or five times as much water as the amount of rice, and ideally that should only come up to 70% of the pot leaving some room for it to boil and not to spill over the sides. So I don't know what is the dimension of this pot, but if it's internal cooking volume is say 5L, you could cook about 1L of basmati in one go, or about 0.5L of par boiled rice in a go.

Hope this helps!

Source: Used grow and eat rice 3 times a day for years.
Edited by: "positron_ie" 24th Jan 2015

I had one of these. I think this easily cooks enough rice for a family of 4 or 5. In fact one of the downsides is that it cooks a minimum of 2 portions. Couple of other negative points is that the rice tends to stick to the pan a little, it takes about 30mins to cook and you can't cook rice and steam veg at the same time. Build quality is not brilliant - mine failed after 3 or 4 uses (Lidl gave refund without any quibble).

I would consider purchasing a multi-tiered steamer and not this. Then you have the option of cooking rice and veg at the same time.and the rice doesn't stick to the pan.

On the plus side steamed rice is much nicer than boiled rice.


Edited by: "gari189" 24th Jan 2015

Duelling Duck

I bought sesame oil from Lidl once and it turned out to be a blend but … I bought sesame oil from Lidl once and it turned out to be a blend but still said sesame oil and not stir fry oil on it. Make sure it says toasted sesame oil on it. I did pick some of that up cheap from Aldi.



Thanks for the info. I shall double check.

I had one of these. It was really really great while it lasted. Produces much better rice than I could cook on hob (I know how to cook) really nice and fluffy. Mine also failed after about 15 uses. refund issed no issue. Bought a value one in argos which is rubbish (sticky rice and burnt base). This lidl one is a really great product if it lasts for you. Keep your receipt ! Cheers D

Gball

I've got a rice cooker, jam maker and soup maker. It's called a POT!!


Wrong...

We have one of these...I must admit, when my wife bought it around this time when it was on offer last year, I thought it was just going to be another gadget to clutter the kitchen work surface, or put in the cupboard for occassional use like the breadmaker.

It takes up little workspace, there is only the two of us, but we have rice with meals about twice weekly and it has been an absolute revalation.

No more faffing with a pan you have to constantly monitor to ensure it is not boiling over (same with microwave)...no more over estimating water and having sticky rice, just perfect fluffy rice every time that keeps warm whilst you get on with preparing the rest of your food to go with it.

The removable steam vent as well makes for very simplistic cleaning.

I will add a tip we notice with ours...if you use cheaper rice it will create more starch residue making it more of a chore to clean (marginally).

Anyone complaining of that I would suggest using better quality rice, or simply in advance soaking the rice for 30 minutes before cooking.

As far as we are concerned (and we have not used it for anything else other than cooking rice) at £9.99 it is a no brainer for anyone that has rice as part of your meal at least twice a week. However if you predominantely (the english stereotype) live off potatoes carry on cussing at your pot overboiling on the 5 times a year you actually do rice.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 24th Jan 2015

gari189

I had one of these. I think this easily cooks enough rice for a family … I had one of these. I think this easily cooks enough rice for a family of 4 or 5. In fact one of the downsides is that it cooks a minimum of 2 portions. Couple of other negative points is that the rice tends to stick to the pan a little, it takes about 30mins to cook and you can't cook rice and steam veg at the same time. Build quality is not brilliant - mine failed after 3 or 4 uses (Lidl gave refund without any quibble).I would consider purchasing a multi-tiered steamer and not this. Then you have the option of cooking rice and veg at the same time.and the rice doesn't stick to the pan.On the plus side steamed rice is much nicer than boiled rice.


Rice sticking to the bottom with the cheap models (anything without a cpu) something you cant really avoid due to the way they work.
Ive read that people fry the burnt bit up to make rice cake like things.

A good thing about them is any left over rice makes amazing fried rice the next day.

For those raving about how these make perfect rice, you would have to be a moron to need one of these to make rice! As for having some gadget that you either have cluttering up your worktop, or have to rake at the back of a cupboard to find every time you fancy some rice, no thanks!

Gball

For those raving about how these make perfect rice, you would have to be … For those raving about how these make perfect rice, you would have to be a moron to need one of these to make rice! As for having some gadget that you either have cluttering up your worktop, or have to rake at the back of a cupboard to find every time you fancy some rice, no thanks!


Calm down

Gball

For those raving about how these make perfect rice, you would have to be … For those raving about how these make perfect rice, you would have to be a moron to need one of these to make rice! As for having some gadget that you either have cluttering up your worktop, or have to rake at the back of a cupboard to find every time you fancy some rice, no thanks!



I couldn't disagree more. I was given one by an old girlfriend (Chinese). She has gone but the rice cooker still gets regular use. They are magical. If mine broke I would immediately buy another. They really are that good.

Gball

I've got a rice cooker, jam maker and soup maker. It's called a POT!!


I bet your pot calls your kettle too. http://forums.mg-rover.org/images/smilies/kettlepot.gif

bonzobanana

I hope they do. I eat a lot of rice and I'd like to know if this is a … I hope they do. I eat a lot of rice and I'd like to know if this is a device that is geniunely going to be used or another device that will just clog up the kitchen. At the moment I use a microwave. Pour boiling water over the rice in a bowl and simmer in microwave for about 10 minutes. Easy process and nice rice. Also is this Lidl product actually a mini rice cooker. The 1ltr capacity seems like it would be so is it quite small?. Another question why is dry rice expressed in litres anyway, surely it should be by weight.Lastly Lidl has 250ml bottles of sesame seed oil for £1.09 in this promotion. Great price as normally £1.50+ elsewhere. I plan to pick up about 3 bottles. Great for bread as well as many other uses.



I can say this about your method, using a microwave is massively inefficient compared to using a steamer or rice cooker

DellB0y

I can say this about your method, using a microwave is massively … I can say this about your method, using a microwave is massively inefficient compared to using a steamer or rice cooker



I may have argued against the need for a rice maker but I'd have one of those any day over a microwave!

DellB0y

I can say this about your method, using a microwave is massively … I can say this about your method, using a microwave is massively inefficient compared to using a steamer or rice cooker



Is it? How do you know for sure? The simmer mode of my microwave is at a very low wattage and most of the cooking is done by the initial boiling water added to the bowl. Often it's a bowl with a plate on top and then the other parts could be a curry resting on top cooking together. I could understand the criticism if you believe the taste is inferior, not that I do but generally microwave's are very efficient unless you are cooking a lot of food at once. Mine is a pretty good Panasonic model.

http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/sites/default/files/Microwave%20cooking%20-%20consumerenergycenter%20dot%20org.jpg

I'm not expecting to save money with a rice cooker but did think the rice might come out slightly nicer. I do eat rice probably minimum 3x a week. I only use the cheap 40p a kg standard white rice which tastes fine to me.

bonzobanana

Is it? How do you know for sure? The simmer mode of my microwave is at a … Is it? How do you know for sure? The simmer mode of my microwave is at a very low wattage and most of the cooking is done by the initial boiling water added to the bowl. Often it's a bowl with a plate on top and then the other parts could be a curry resting on top cooking together. I could understand the criticism if you believe the taste is inferior, not that I do but generally microwave's are very efficient unless you are cooking a lot of food at once. Mine is a pretty good Panasonic model.I'm not expecting to save money with a rice cooker but did think the rice might come out slightly nicer. I do eat rice probably minimum 3x a week. I only use the cheap 40p a kg standard white rice which tastes fine to me.



40 pence per kg!?!? I didn't think you could buy dirt for that little.

Does this one make crispy rice at the bottom anyone know. I have one and it dont make the bottom crispy but my boyfriends makes it all nice and crispy and its the best part. Thanks in advance!

Gball

40 pence per kg!?!? I didn't think you could buy dirt for that little.



This is pretty much the standard price for a 1kg bag from most supermarkets. 40-45p there abouts. Much nicer than the more expensive so called easy cook type too. Not something that seems to benefit from paying more to me and certainly nicer than many of the horrible semi-cooked expensive processed rices too.

Well so far you have criticised rice cookers, microwaves and now basic white rice. Do you want me to list other kitchen appliances and cooking ingredients for you to moan about?

cicobuff

I will add a tip we notice with ours...if you use cheaper rice it will … I will add a tip we notice with ours...if you use cheaper rice it will create more starch residue making it more of a chore to clean (marginally).


I'm not sure that the price of rice dictates the amount of starch in it.
Certain types of rice are simply higher in starch than others. Sushi rice for example - and this helps it to maintain shaped and structure when moulded. This is certainly not a cheap rice. Pudding rice is starchy, as is advertised "sticky rice" for which they might charge more than less sticky varieties.
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