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Zojirushi NP-NVC10 Induction Heating Pressure Cooker (Uncooked) and Warmer,

Pros: The Zojirushi NP-NVC10 is an advanced rice cooker. It uses induction, pressure cooking and artificial intelligence to cook any kind of rice consistently, regardless of water quality, rice type or season. It is fully programmable and has a keep warm featur

Cons: Users have reported the inner pot may peel, and eventually have to be replaced.

Summary: The Zojirushi cooker cooks rice in every way possible, and does it with one-touch programming. The price means it's probably best suited for those who eat a lot of rice, or who cook it in a variety of ways, or both.
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Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure ...

Pros: The Instant Pot does much more than cook rice, which makes it a versatile home appliance. It cooks food quickly.

Cons: Users have reported issues with the cooker not coming up to pressure for cooking, as well as leaking steam valves.

Summary: This cooker does it all, including cooking rice and making yogurt. It adds versatility to a cook's repertoire, but users should be wary of the recent quality issues.
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Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup (Uncooked) Neuro Fuzz...

Pros: The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 holds 10 cups of cooked rice, and has settings for cooking brown rice, as well as sushi rice, sweet rice, mixed rice and even porridge. It has stay cool handles and a programmable delay timer.

Cons: Users have reported issues with durability, and also that the cooker is difficult to clean.

Summary: This rice cooker cooks several types of rice, and is fully programmable. The interior pot is nonstick and stands up to frequent use.
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Hamilton Beach Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker and ...

Pros: With white, brown/whole grain and steamer settings, the Hamilton Beach is simple to operate and holds a lot of rice -- up to 20 cups cooked. It has a delay timer for advance programming and comes with a steamer basket. It also has a boil/simmer function f

Cons: Users have complained about burned rice, and the cooker not lasting too long.

Summary: This cooker cooks a lot of rice at once, and also has other features that make it a more versatile machine than the Aroma.
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Aroma 8-Cup (Cooked) (4-Cup UNCOOKED) Digital Ric...

Pros: The Aroma digital rice cooker has settings for white rice, brown rice or steaming vegetables. It comes with a BPA-free plastic steaming tray and will cook one cup of rice as easily as four cups. It also has a 15-hour delay, so users can program it to come

Cons: Some users say the unit does not last long, or that one cycle stops working. Also, the inner metal pot does not have a handle for easy removal.

Summary: This is a basic rice cooker, good for small to average size households that don't require large amounts of rice at one time.