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Tiger JBA-A18U 10-Cup Micom Rice Cooker, White
|List Price:||CDN$ 190.40|
|You Save:||CDN$ 21.40 (11%)|
- Advanced Cooking Logic, 2 memories cooking timer setting
- Multi-function Rice Cooker/Warmer, Steamer, Slow Cooker
- 9 cooking menu settings. Lager easy to use LCD Control Panel
- Far-infrared coating inner pan, ensure rice is cooked entirely and evenly
- Plain rice, 'quick' setting, multigrain, brown, sweet, mixed rice and porridge
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This 3-IN-ONE rice cooker and warmer is one of Tiger’s newest JBA –series. It incorporates Tiger newest technologies and heating system which ensures each selected cooking menu is conducted perfectly. Innovating Flat Heating element ensures precise cooking process. Multi -Computerized cooking menu include plain rice, Quick-Cook option, porridge, mixed rice, sweet rice brown rice, Multi-grain rice, Steam and Slow cooking program. Convenient carrying handle, removable steam cap for easy care and operation. Measuring cup, rice spatula and steam basket included.
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So beware, in 2-3 years when the lithium battery dies, you will have to return the unit to Tiger in Southern CA, at your cost, and also pay for them to hard wire in another lithium battery.
I complained to Tiger about this, and they turned a deaf ear to the problem and acted like paying $40 to replace the battery was "no big deal" for an item that cost $120-$150. I told Tiger I was going to write a bad review and the service rep said, "Go Ahead". So here it is. You've now been warned. Let the buyer beware...
- good size for a small family (1 cup uncooked rice makes rice side dishes for 2-4 people and 5 cups worked out well for a small party last week with 11 people).
- rice cooks perfectly (unlike our previous cheap rice cookers)
- rice stays warm and ready to serve (unlike our previous cheap rice cookers)
- can cook rice with meat and vegetables
- can cook rice and steam vegetables at the same time using the steamer insert
- can cook soups and stews and roasts (up to about 4 lbs) using slow cook mode
- nonstick pot is easy to clean
- slow cooker has a three hour limit. after it finishes and goes to warm mode, time can be added to resume slow cooking (if you're physically there and paying attention). slow cooked roasts and stews need 4 to 8 hours, so we ended up buying a slow cooker also.
There are many who balk at that price, let alone the $100+ price. But to compare this to the typical $25 cheap rice cooker with the glass or aluminum lid is like comparing a Mercedes to a Yugo (remember those?).
First, this has a microprocessor control for various kinds of rice. Second, it is a "closed system" that acts more like a pressure cooker. You may need to adjust the amount of water needed to cook your rice the way you like it.
I cannot speak to the "slow cooker" feature, as I don't slow cook. Based on other comments, it appears the Japanese idea of slow cooking may not be the same all-day crock pot idea in the USA. And there are concerns about bacteria buildup in crock pots that do not reach higher temps, which may be why this one is hotter than some expect.
In Japan, rice is part of the national identity also a sacrament. Perhaps it is a bit like noodles in Italy or brats for tailgating in the USA. So the Japanese are very particular about how rice is cooked and turns out.
I had a previous unit from another company that I found for $7.95 (used) and it served me well. But I gave it away and later regretted it when I found that my pressure cooker, microwave rice cooker, etc., just came up short.
This is not a speedy instant rice maker! Like decent noodles (not Ramen cups) it takes time to cook properly.
I'm giving it four stars only because the inner pot is not as thick as the one I had before. But it is far thicker than the cheap rice cookers.
If you are seriously interested in good rice, get the right tool for the job!