Best Rice Cooker 2021 – Buyer’s Guide

Rice is a notoriously tricky thing to get right. A few minutes too short and they’re like chewing on mini bullets, yet overdo it and it turns into a mush.

There’s also so many varieties of rice, so just because you have nailed Basmati doesn’t mean you’re going to crack brown or wild rice. Don’t even get us started on Arborio either.

There are some dedicated rice-only cookers out there, and some which will do a few other jobs, from slow cooking to making bread and steaming vegetables. Whichever is best for you will depend on a lot of factors, from the space you have available to what you already own and how much you need to cook.

To help you narrow down your choices a bit, take a peek at our picks of the best rice cookers on the market, and also check our buying guide to ensure you know what you’re doing.

Here are our top picks of the best rice cookers available, and the reasons why we rate them.

The Best Rice Cookers – Our Top Picks

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  • Power: 860W
  • Capacity: 5L
  • Dimensions: 31 x 24 x 23 cm
  • Features: 17 settings, keep warm, delay start
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  • Power: 350W
  • Capacity: 0.8L
  • Dimensions: 22 x 22.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Features: Keep warm mode
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  • Capacity: 2L
  • Dimensions: 22 (length of paddle) × 18 × 14 cm
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Best Electric Rice Cooker

CleverChef by Drew&Cole 17 in 1 Multi Cooker