This Brand’s Innovative Rice Cookers Are Always Selling Out — But You Can Snag This Popular Model for 27% Off Right Now

published Dec 5, 2023
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long grain rice in a glass storage container
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Brett Regot

When I was growing up, I had rice as a side dish pretty much every night for dinner. (My mom is South American, so IYKYK.) It was always Canilla, cooked in a thin aluminum pan with oil and spices — and it was so good. When I left home to live on my own, I took the recipe with me, and even though I love it, the pan that you cook it in always gets gnarly and hard to clean, since the rice sticks to the bottom. These days, I cook and eat at least a cup of rice a day (and so does my girlfriend), so the old pan I’ve used forever has seen better days. It’s also perpetually dirty and, like I said, a huge pain to clean, and it also doesn’t keep rice warm for very long since it’s just made of thin aluminum. I’ve been wanting to snag a hi-tech rice cooker for a while, but didn’t want to splurge — that’s why I was so excited when I saw this Zojirushi 5.5-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer on sale for 27% off.

What Is the Zojirushi 5.5-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer?

This top-of-the-line rice cooker is a rice lover’s dream and features automatic keep warm, extended keep warm, and reheating cycles. It’s also super easy to clean thanks to its nonstick interior, which is a huge upgrade from cooking in a pan. There are also two-time delay settings and a retractable power cord that helps keep your countertops clutter-free when it’s not in use. (Though, will this ever not be in use?) It also doubles as a meal prep superhero with its included steamer basket and steam menu setting. Sweets lovers can also rejoice, since you can also use this fancy ricer cooker to make sponge cake and cheesecake — yes, really. If you’re not already convinced that this is an absolute must-have item for any home chef, just take a peek at all the phenomenal user reviews and ratings. 

Credit: Amazon

What Amazon Customers Are Saying

Average Rating: 4.7/5

“I never thought I’d be gushing over a kitchen appliance, but the Zojirushi rice cooker has earned its place as the MVP of my kitchen. If you love perfectly cooked rice and want a versatile, reliable, and easy-to-use appliance, don’t hesitate to get one. You won’t regret it!” — Don

“The machine keeps the rice hot for a long time after it is turned off so it’s perfect if you don’t want to eat it right away. It also comes with a handy spatula for stirring the rice and serving it. I am very happy that I purchased this and would definitely purchase another one in the future.”  — Mary

It cleans very easily. It’s not very large, maybe a little smaller than the footprint of a standard coffee maker, but half the height. Because of how cute it is and the carry handle I will be bringing this to family functions in the future where rice is needed. Literally one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. — Melissa M

So, if you love rice but hate cleaning and fussing with stove-top cookers, do yourself a favor and snag this restaurant-quality rice cooker while it’s still majorly marked down. 

Buy: Zojirushi 5.5-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer, $169.99 (normally $232.50)