Product Type: Kenwood Slow Cooker
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Kenwood RC410 Rice Cooker
Member Name: MamaC
Kenwood RC410 Rice Cooker
Advantages: Easy to use, great rice in minutes.
Disadvantages: Slightly overpriced, a bit cheap looking.
Personally, cooking rice for me a bit a massive hit or a miss and more often than not it's simply a miss. My husband and I really enjoy a good homemade curry but it's my sticky rice that often spoils it. Then one summer I decided to splash out on a rice cooker.
I decided to go for Kenwood as they have a great reputation and reviews were giving the thumbs up to this mid-priced cooker.
The overall capacity is 3.5 litres of water, which makes approx. 1.8 litres of rice. It has an automatic switch off when the water is absorbed. Red and amber lights indicate 'cook and keep warm mode. Heavy glass lid, handle is well insulated. Comes with a plastic spatula and measuring cup.
Very sleek looking and has minimal controls, which are easy to use. Depending on the amount of rice you want to cook you put in the required amount of water (with measuring cups) to the non-stick bowl and replace the lid. Normally I use 4 cups of rice to 8 cups of water. It's all a bit trial and error at first as with most gadgets. When cooked the rice comes out fluffy every time - unlike my inconsistent attempts of cooking rice in a saucepan. One thing that I love about this is that you can select the 'keep warm' option and that's what it will do for a while after incase you want to return for more rice.
There have been a few occasions when I've not put enough water in and rice as stuck a little to the bottom. If this happens to use, ensure that after you have removed the rice you cover the burnt rice with warm water, this makes cleaning it a lot easier. The bowl can be taken out and popped into the dishwasher if needs be. One positive is that you can also steam veg too.
Overall it's a good little cooker, slightly overpriced and I would have loved to have bought one in stainless steel. Oh well perhaps next time!
Purchased from Amazon for £34.99 in delivery.
Summary: Very consistent at cooking great rice!
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