6-IN-1 Stirring Rice & Risotto Cooker is rated out of 5 by 69.
Rated 4 out of 5
from Simple and easy I like to use it for light cooking and mainly making varieties of rice. I don’t think it’s suitable for heavy cooking as it tends to scratch easy. And the slow cooker option tends to stop working frequently.
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 1 out of 5
from Not good Unfortunately the unit burned out after being used about 5 or 6 times and will no longer turn on.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5
from Recipes I bought this product but was surprised a recipe book did not accompany it. Does anyone know where to find a collection of products for this rice cooker or can I use generic recipes?
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5
from Frees kitchen space and performance is awesome! Ok, I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I wanted to be certain it would hold up well to frequent use before posting my review so I have now used it for over 6 months now, yes SIX MONTHS. In the beginning I did notice a little unpleasant electrical odor which I did not like especially with it coupled with food smells but after a couple of uses I never smelled it again.This quickly become my wife's favorite appliance. She LOVES good risotto but she hates having to stand and hover over the pan constantly stirring to get excellent results. As a result, she only prepared risotto on rare occasions when she was feeling really industrious. She was skeptical of this cooker in the beginning but her skepticism quickly turned into awe. This puppy turns a chore into a breeze with delicious results! I can not emphasize that enough. After 6 months, its performance has not waned. If you love risotto, get this now!I honestly have never used it for rice. My father was an excellent chef who taught me how to cook perfect rice on top of the stove every time, the key is to trust it and do not open the lid until it is ready and just the right amount of heat and water for the correct time.We do use this cooker whenever we make pasta. Excellent at that task. Saute onions and small veggies? Excellent. Steam veggies? You betcha. It also functions as a slow-cooker and we frequently use it in that regard. I will point out that the pot is round instead of oblong so something you might fit in a traditional slow-cooker may not fit, at least without cutting it up. You can set it to keep your food warm until ready to eat too.Cleanup is easy but remember that it has a non-stick coating so be sure to only use utensils which are gentle in that regard so it will perform well for you for a long time. We love this cooker so much!
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5
from Great product I love this, it's easy to use and multi functional capability is added benefit. I can set it up in morning and i have meal ready when I return home.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5
from Coolest kitchen appliance I own! We had our rice cooker for years. It was a bulky thing but it made great rice. Our cooker died a few months ago so we were on the look out for something new. This very cool 6 in one rice cooker looked like it would be the perfect fit for us. It has 6 modes that include rice, risotto, pasta, slow cook, sauté, and a warm setting. I was interested to see how it did all these things with one machine. First,we tried the rice mode and it made fluffy rice. Very fast and easy. I have used the saute option to saute some onions before cooking my rice for more flavor. The onions were tender and caramelized amazingly. No burning. It remained a constant,perfect temperature. The pasta option is pretty great too. It even comes with a steam/strainer basket to make things easier. This machine is awesome! We haven't used it for a slow cooker or risotto yet,but I'm sure it will end up being a tasty experience too. My husband and I love using it and use it for multiple dishes during the week. I think he actually uses it more than me. Honestly,we love this rice cooker. It's the easiest thing to use. It saves time and shelf room too. I have recommended this to my friends and family. The possibilities are endless!I am a member of the Spectrum Brands First Look review program. I was given this product for my unbiased and honest review. My opinions are 100% my own.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5
from More cooks need more appliances I chose this testing item based on the qualities that would help my cooking needs. My complaint would be the plastic measuring cup was not as sturdy or could be mistaken by some as disposable for lack of a handle. I primarily liked the idea of cooking rice and the straining insert. It is a Non stick so that means using appropriate cleaning and cooking utensils. If you happen to burn any food or get stuck on messes, make sure to treat it differently. Although it is named for use with Risotto, in actuality the turn of the stirring arm sits into the mid section and is capable of other use. I initially used it for a short time with lentil bean soup and separately for a wild rice mix. In that case, I did not measure and added oil which left the bottom crisper and the rest perhaps too soft. I added water and left it on warm too. The lentil soup was actually simple and left over so I used the risotto setting with the turning arm to see how it stirred. I then left it at a slow cooking setting for the most part once adding the vegetables and stock liquid. The exterior of the pot has indications for measurement as well. I mainly wanted this for the straining insert since I tend to consider regular cooking pots with that feature. It is listed as the Pasta/Steaming basket. I use it sometimes to wash and drain without cooking some vegetables. This makes it easy to do more and adapt your product to fulfill more potential. I did make pasta spaghetti which needs the cover off at boiling and you need to watch it. The negative happens to be that if you want a timer setting to switch everything off this will not be the case. Some functions switch to warm or need to be unplugged. The other determining factor for consumers will be temperature control for the slow cooking. To shorten the process, perhaps sauté meat for example and then use slow cook. I took longer to test this because of wanting a variety of food textures. I feel it has worked for the most part in that regard. It did not get overly hot like my roasting slow cooker and is light and easily cleaned with the proper items. I did like the rice spoon or scoop and used a bamboo long handled spoon as well as a plastic soup ladle. It is convenient with the handles set into a stable construction to work with if need be. I made a crust less quiche and a dried noodle soup adding an egg as well as vegetables. Those were easy and later reheated as another use. I used sauté to create a bacon wrapped vegetable in sauce and then finished it in the counter top oven. I did not end up steaming vegetables which would go in the basket insert and the booklet is needed to instruct for various techniques. As most of these cookers, they initially give off a smell which went away after the first use or so. The last test was a box of seasoned rice which turned out well. The particular size aspect means there will be left over due to use by one person and has to be considered. I used the left over rice making a quick soup by adding a small bit of the uncooked portion to add flavor and the already cooked rice last. The final product was good, but for this I tried many settings as I wanted the final product to be controlled. Overall, I was satisfied with this cooking appliance and though rating it high, if you want more specific qualities as mentioned, then consider it a bit lower. It would be a plus if there was one more insert and that would be a regular cooking pot maybe for the quiche. Timing is helpful but once you try many cooking techniques, the use increases and with many people around an extra way to do things can be a relief.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5
from Great Product! I was very excited to get to try out this product. I use my slow cooker multiple times a week. I was really hoping that this product would replace my slow cooker that I have now, but unfortunately I'm keeping my old one. This product only has one setting for the slow cook option and it cooks very, very slow. I had some food in there for almost 5 hours and when I checked on it, none of it was cooked yet, and the inside was very warm but not hot. So I put the food in my old slow cooker on high and it was done within 3 hours. It's great for steaming vegetables though, and also for cooking rice. The markings on the bowl are very helpful. Overall I liked this product a lot, but I would put a high and low setting on for the slow cook option and I would also change it so that the stirring function could be used on all of the settings. Like for example, set it to stir once an hour or something when it's slow cooking. I think that would be very helpful.
Date published: 2017-03-15