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Cuisinart CRC-400 4-Cup Rice Cooker

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  • Cuisinart rice cooker steams rice, meats, and vegetables
  • Square modern shape finished in brushed stainless steel
  • Stainless-steel steaming basket; glass lid; paddle and measuring cup
  • Automatically switches to warm when cooking is done
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
  • Cuisinart rice cooker steams rice, meats and vegetables
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Dimensions 9.9 inches x 10.7 inches x 10.1 inches 7.32 inches x 9.29 inches x 9.29 inches 9.4 inches x 9.3 inches x 9.4 inches 10.3 inches x 8.2 inches x 8.1 inches
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Size: 4-Cup
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 10.1 x 9.9 inches ; 7.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0001XAG8W
  • Item model number: CRC-400
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (445 customer reviews)
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Size: 4-Cup

Product Description

Now making the perfect rice dish is easy with the brushed stainless Cuisinart Rice Cooker. Its steam vent helps to prevent splattering, while its chrome-plated handles stay cool to the touch. Use the built-in tray to steam other foods while the rice is cooking; when you're done, the non-stick coating and durable construction make cleanup a breeze.


Healthy cooking and sleek modern design meld in this rice cooker from Cuisinart. A smaller version of the eight-cup cooker, this one also features a handsome brushed stainless-steel exterior, a square shape with rounded corners, chrome-plated handles, and a glass lid with a stainless rim, chrome knob, and steam vent hole. Inside you'll find a high-quality stainless-steel steaming basket and a nonstick cooking bowl that produces 4 to 7 cups of rice. The cooker also steams vegetables and thin cuts of meat, creating a complete, fat-free meal with little effort. Besides various types of rice, the cooker cooks couscous, polenta, oatmeal, boiled eggs, shrimp, and much more. An included booklet presents gourmet recipes for such mouth-watering meals as Creamy Parmesan Risotto with Asparagus, and Teriyaki Steamed Chicken with Cranberry Wild Rice.

One lever is all that's required to flip the machine on. Two different colored LED lights illuminate, one during the cooking phase, and the other when the machine automatically switches to warm when cooking is done. Included with the machine are a textured plastic paddle for stirring and serving, and a plastic measuring cup calibrated specifically for rice. All the unit's removable parts are dishwasher-safe. The cooker measures 7-3/4 by 7-3/4 by 9 inches, and is covered by a three-year warranty. --Ann Bieri

Customer Reviews

I even sent my first one back to Cuisinart as defective.
Its, hard to clean, water foams out of the top and all over the counter, and the lid doesn't fit on the top.
W. C. Smith
I've never had any problems with burnt rice or rice sticking to the bottom.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

134 of 142 people found the following review helpful By K. Beck on September 6, 2004
Size Name: 4-Cup Verified Purchase
This rice cooker is a great addition to any kitchen. I love the steamer basket addition which allows me to cook additional food items at the same time as my rice. The steamer basket is great for hard and soft boiled eggs. When using this cooker, make sure that you go by the directions on the rice itself, not by the instructions in the manual (rice to water ratio). Also, the rice does have a tendency to boil over. I usually put a little butter in with the rice to prevent this from happening. I'm very pleased with my purchase and highly recommend it.
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83 of 87 people found the following review helpful By K. Lyons on July 31, 2008
Size Name: 8-Cup
I purchased this rice cooker without reading any reviews. At first I cooked long grain rice and had no problems with boil over. Then I tried making Jasmine rice and the explosions started. Frustrated, I went online to read product reviews. After my 100th review, I, too, hated this product and would've given it a really bad review. It was going in the trash. However, I have a Cuisinart blender and toaster that I love so I kept reading more reviews. There's an earlier post in this thread that gives a very scientific review of how the instructions are wrong. And instead of using the glass cover you should use the steam tray as the top when cooking rice. I had nothing to lose, so I tried it using Jasmine rice.

The results? No boil over and absolutely no mess whatsoever. I must say that my Jasmine rice taste a little like long grain rice as it's light and fluffy and not mushy how I like it. BUT, I didn't have any spill over, there was no mess on my counter, and the rice is delicous. So I completely agree. DO NOT USE THE GLASS COVER, use the STEAM TRAY instead as your cover and you will not have any spill over. The other review wrote something about the heating plates needing to be extra hot to steam the food so it was set up more for steaming than cooking rice. The hole in the glass top didn't provide enough air...

Just use the steam tray instead of the glass cover. For my more mushier rice I will just add a tiny bit more water or not. This is now a great product in my book. I just wish CuisinArt would've gotten their directions right.

So 4 stars for having me to clean up the mess on my own and go online for the truth, and wasting my time. Otherwise, 5 stars because I now have excellent rice and a beautiful rice cooker/steamer.
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123 of 133 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Berry on January 25, 2008
Size Name: 8-Cup
After purchasing this unit, I too had spill over at very low water rice levels. I realized that this is the same problem one would get,using even medium heat to cook grits, or rice in a regular pot.......

(If you leave the top of the pot down tight.)

There is no way, because of the high heat setting of this unit, that the glass lid supplied can be used to completely cover the cooking pot, even though the instruction book indicates so.. The hole would have to be much larger to allow steam to escape.

The temperature setting of the heating dictates the designer set it high to allow the use of the steaming attachment, using a high boiling point

The steam will push the oxygen mols from the pot causing a very low barometric air pressure.

With this the bubbles generated by the boiling rice water will have almost no air pressure to keep them low or at minimum.{ they expand greaty), Thus foaming out the sides of the pot.

Even though I could not find in the instruction that the glass top would not work if it was used to completely cover the cooker top while cooking, the picture on the box was a clue.

The picture shows the steamer unit sitting in place, with the glass lid on top.

Using the steamer attachment, 2 measures of rice using plastic, and 2 1/3 cups of water using a measuring cup, I started the unit.

A few bubbles and steam came up through the bottom of the steamer, for a while, and than decreased. ( no boil over ). Once the temperature in the unit exceeded 220 degrees ( all water boiled off) : the unit went into stand-by.

Perfectly cooked rice. Every time

I use the steamer unit, even if I not even steaming vegetable or etc. No boil over.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 1, 2009
Size Name: 4-Cup
We bought this rice cooker for the same reason everyone else did -- the look -- and we had the same messy boil-over problem that you all had, too.

Plus, even though we always followed the cooker's directions, rice cooked up inconsistently: Sometimes it was underdone, sometimes it was burnt. We tried different types of rice, tried using the included smaller-than-one-cup measuring cup, tried adding butter... Nothing helped until we discovered the secret:

Always add water according to the directions on the rice package rather than the cooker's directions, and ALWAYS COOK RICE WITH THE STEAMING BASKET IN PLACE.

When I say "in place", I mean as though you're steaming vegetables in it: perforated end down, open end up (the "Cuisinart" logo stamped on the side of the basket should be right-side-up).

See, the glass lid doesn't fit on the nonstick cooking bowl, but the steaming basket does... And the lid fits the steaming basket perfectly. You'll have no boil-over EVER with that arrangement, and if you use exactly as much water as the rice package indicates (and never lift the lid or stir the rice while cooking), your rice will end up perfectly cooked, too.
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