Wilkinson's rice cooker - £3 instore
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Wilkinson's rice cooker - £3 instore

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Found 20th May 2014
rice cooker on sale at £3...bargain!
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Reviews aren't very good.

I've used it before and its pretty good for the price. Can't find any in any local stores

Original Poster

4 in cheltenham at time of posting

Give it heat,what can you buy like it for £3

shamed not any store next me

sradmad

Give it heat,what can you buy like it for £3



a pan, cooks rice last time i tried

another pointless thing that is going end up covered in dust after few uses... why not to buy scrambled egg, potato or sausage cooker at the same time! All you need is a pot... hot for the price:{

Hot for the price: but not as good as my combi rice/slow cooker/pasta/baked bean warmer/spaghetti sauce maker/soup/veg steamer....and it has a lid too with holes in for draining. Amazing.

If you don't or rarely cook rice then yes, it's a pointless kitchen utensil. A bit like recommending a hairdryer to a bald bloke.

But if you cook rice on a regular basis, a rice cooker is a must-have. Just ask the millions of people in the Far-east.

tomekh

another pointless thing that is going end up covered in dust after few … another pointless thing that is going end up covered in dust after few uses... why not to buy scrambled egg, potato or sausage cooker at the same time! All you need is a pot... hot for the price:{



I bought a v similar one from argos. Used it three times and never bothered again. My advice: don't bother.

For those of you saying a pot will do the same job, these have a thermostat which will keep it warm while you do other things in the kitchen....warm....sorry...hot.

dadazza

a pan, cooks rice last time i tried



a pan boils water, but i bet you have a kettle?

It took me a few attempts to get my rice cooker producing good rice, but once you ignore the instructions it is better than using a pan.
Pro-tip: The instructions on how to use it will be wrong and produce insanely sticky rice

There is a reason that even the poor in Asia have rice cookers....!
(as in they are very good at cooking rice)

These are brilliant if you eat rice on a regular basis. My family gets through about 10Kg every 5 weeks or so.
Yes you can use a saucepan or a microwave, but for best results use a rice cooker, nothing else comes close for consistency and convenience.

Quick cook rice is horrible (boil in the bag and microwave bags).
Edited by: "fsa" 20th May 2014

But if you just put rice in saucepan and add boiling water and when it reaches boiling point on the hob,put a lid on saucepan and switch hob off and 12 mins later its cooked.Never failed for me.I think it works with Spaghetti as well.

Hot for price, but pointless

randall1uk

a pan boils water, but i bet you have a kettle?



I can imagine their kitchen drawer, 1 pan and a paring knife, nothing else could possibly be needed.

It always amazes me how many on HUKD think their way of doing things is the only way and criticize anyone who might do it differently. For me an electric rice cooker is a good idea, it burns a low amount of electricity, which I can coincide with the electricity generated by the solar panels on the roof, if I use the gas hob, I have to pay for the gas. I have a selection of low power electrical items that come out of the loft when the sun starts being significant, otherwise I'm effectively throwing away the electricity.

mike
Edited by: "mjbuckhurst" 20th May 2014

mattclarkie

It took me a few attempts to get my rice cooker producing good rice, but … It took me a few attempts to get my rice cooker producing good rice, but once you ignore the instructions it is better than using a pan.Pro-tip: The instructions on how to use it will be wrong and produce insanely sticky rice



How do you recommend using it?

they are good for sticky rice, ie in japan its called gohan its sticky so it does not fall off the chop sticks (hashi) and these rice cookers are
great for making gohan

We eat rice most days so this would be useful and is ridiculously cheap.

Even if I see this in poundland, I would not buy that again.

read the online reviews... Sounds pretty bad. Burn rice in the middle at the bottom consistently it seems. I'll give that a miss

dadazza

a pan, cooks rice last time i tried


Very much like a rice cooker in comparison

heat, I have a rice cooker, use it every 2 days to cook rice for my dogs, thats 4kg a week. And every time i do a curry/mexican for us, couldn't live without it...Always wash rice before cooking & add a little bit of oil, double water to rice ratio for perfect rice, just don't leave it in too long and always let the rice 'dry out' without a lid a bit before fluffing
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