7 Best Induction Rice Cookers 2018

Welcome to our post where we pick out some of the best induction rice cookers.

If you want total control over the rice cooking process then the induction rice cooker will give you all the necessery features to make great tasting fluffy rice.

Whether it is white brown, Basmati or Sushi, the induction cooking process will make rice perfect for serving everytime.

As with other induction related products, the induction process is fast and efficient method of cooking when compared to more conventional gas and electric hob methods.

Best Induction Rice Cookers

 How Do Induction Rice Cookers Work?

The more standard rice cooker that you will come across utilises a heating element based at the bottom of the appliance. The heat generated therfore heats the cooking pan from the bottom up with the majoity of the heat focussed on the bootom layers of the rice.

The key difference with Induction rice cookers is that they heat the whole inner pan (bottom, side and lid) at the same time and can generate a more uniform heat throughout the cooking rice.

Similar to other cooking appliances that are involved in the induction cooking process, electromagnetic fields turn the cookware pan into the heating source rather than applying a heat source to the pan. This distict difference allows the heated inner pan to be micro-controlled and ultimately cook the rice in a more controlled, efficient and effective way.

What is the Advantage of Pressure Cooking?

When the induction rice cooker details that it uses pressure cooking as it method of operation, then this means that the rice is cooked in an airtight sealed vessel and that air, water or steam are held and cannot escape below a preset pressure. Cooking under pressure conditions can actually increase the cooking temerature over and above that attained by boiling water.

Higher pressure cooking also has advantages when it comes to making the rice softer and fluffy in that it is can change beta starch into alpha starch – a process which makes the rice softer and easier to digest. This change makes the rice softer and more palatable.

Rice cooked with the pressure method has also been found to stay much softer for longer periods in comparison to more regular cooked rice.

7 of the Best Induction Rice Cookers

Japanese Induction Rice Cooker – Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH

As with all Zojirushi products this Japanese made product offers great design and fucntionality.

Although pitched at a higher price point, the build quality and rice cooking control make this a highly purchased product amongst those people who make rice regulalry.

Key Points:

  • This is a 1 litre capacity rice cooker with warmer function.
  • It usese Zojirushi propriatery Induction Heating (IH) system to efficiently and precisely heat and warm the bottom, side and lid of the inner pan.
  • Can deal with a wide range of rice products such as white, brown, jasmine and sushi rice as well as  porridge, sweet rice and GABA brown rice.
  • All features are easily accessed and navigated via a clear LCD digital panel.
  • Timers, delay timers and keep warm fuctions provide lots of options for producing rice at the right time and the right temperature.
 Zojirushi NP-HCC10XH Induction Rice Cooker

Tiger JKT-S10U 5.5-Cup Induction Rice Cooker and Warmer

This is another high-end Japanese made rice cooker aimed at those with quality, functionality and looks in mind.

With this mult-function product the Tiger Corporation have scored a winner amongst customers with high levels of customer satisfaction repeatedly reported

Key Points:

  • Incorporates a 4 in 1 cooking function that allows for rice cooking as well as a simultaneous side dish, slow cooker and even bread baking.
  • The inbuilt computer and LCD function allows for 11 other menu settings.
  • Easy to clean with a removable lid
  • A grip handle to easily lift and lay the appliance
  • Easily read clock and timer functions
  • Has a quick rice cook function for white rice
 Tiger JKT-S10U-K IH Rice Cooker

Korean Cuckoo Induction Pressure Rice Cooker

This is a uniquely designed rice cooker from the highly reputable Korean manufacturer Cuckoo. It uses induction technology to pressure cook the rice.

There is a wide range of the these products offering different sizes, features and build quality.

Key Points (HN1059 model):

  • This is the 10 cup model and incrporates a cast iron inner pot to maximise the induction cooking effect.
  • This model has 12 rice cooking settings with a specialized GABA rice mode to allow cooking of healthy brown rice with less soak time.
  • Makes white rice, sushi, mixed, gamasot and mixed rice as well as porridge.
  • Has a clear LCD and voice control panel for setting the rice cooking options
  • This model speaks Korean only however the HZ0683F and HY1083F models will speak English when setting your rice cooking settings.
  • Has an automatic steam function as well as a detachable lid for easier internal pot cleaning
  • Website details : https://www.cuckoomallusa.com/crp-hn1059f.html
 Cuckoo Electric Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker

Zojirushi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker & Warmer NP-NVC18

This 10 cup Zojurishi NP-NVC18 Rice Cooker and Warmer is promoted as an advanced piece of technology due to the learn and adjust artificial intelligence computer built into the model.

The advaced microchip remembers your cooking methods and preferences and adapts the finer soaking and cooking features depending on the type of rice you are making..

Key Points (NP-NVC18 model):

  • Makes every kind of rice you can think of from sushi and GABA to mixed rice and porridge.
  • A clear LCD panel and button control. Also comes with a delay timer funciton so that the rice is ready  when you want it.
  • Has a range of soaking, steaming, toasting, warming and reheating options to get the rice exactly as you want it.
  • Comes with 3 pressure cooker settings to deal with harder and softer rice as well as and range of pressure safety features to ensure the unit works safely and securely under high pressure settings.
  • Detachable lid for easier cleaning.
 Zojirushi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker & Warmer NP-NVC18