Rice cookers are an essential appliance for any kitchen for its versatility as an all round culinary tool. With a model with the correct feature set, you can use your rice cooker not only for steaming rice, but for other kinds of food as well.
A 220 volt rice cooker can be used in many different ways. Besides cooking rice, you can also use it as a slow cooker for congee and porridge, stews, soups, consommés, or as a food heater. With the right attachments, you can use it to steam fish, vegetables, and dumplings, and even use it as a deep fryer.
Rice cookers come in different sizes and capacities, often measured by the number of cups that particular model can handle. Basic rice cookers come as on off cooker types that automatically shut off when your rice is done. This is the most basic and simple cooker type available, but it is still flexible and can be used as a multi cooker. Cook and keep warm models can cook and then stay on to help keep your rice or food warm. Higher-end rice cooker models can be programmed to cook rice and other food for a set time, a feature that can be very useful especially if you cook a lot.
These cookers come in a variety of designs and finishes, drip guards and overflow reservoirs for clean, drip free operation and easy cleaning, and are equipped with safety features for easy and worry free operation as standard. These safety measures include automatic thermostats and blow out fuse protection to prevent overheating and short circuits. Most models feature a braided power cord for added safety, and the more advanced units feature detachable or power cords that can be reeled in for easy storage. Whichever model or type you choose, a 220 volt rice cooker is the ideal companion for any kitchen.