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Japanese Rice Washing Bowl with Side and Bottom Drainers

by Inomata
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  • Made in Japan by Inomata
  • Rice Washing Bowl with Side and Bottom Drainers
  • Dimension: L=8.9", W=8.9", H=4.6"
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 8.9 x 4.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002641GCY
  • Item model number: C258
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,029 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

This Plastic Wash Bowl is Great for wash Rice, Vegetablel and Fruit. Made in Japan

Customer Reviews

This bowl makes rice so much easier to wash.
Bob Boisen
Sieve holes are small enough to prevent rice from falling out, and big enough to let the water drain.
Ed K.
Made in Japan kitchen products are superior to those made elsewhere.
Jo Penny

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

342 of 348 people found the following review helpful By Sushi Fan 99 on August 17, 2010
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I'm very picky about my rice. So, I always wash my rice before cooking it and I always cook my rice in a rice cooker. The result is perfect rice every time. However, until now I've never found the right container to wash my rice in. Colanders are not suiatable because the holes in most colanders are too large so that the rice will escape with the water. With a common bowl the problem is, how do you drain off the wash water without also allowing rice to escape? I've used strainers and other approaches but, none work as well and a easily as this rice washing bowl.

When I cook rice I usually cook 1-4 cups of rice at a time. This bowl handles that well but, can proabaly accomidate two to three times that much rice.

In fact, when the bowl first arrived I thought it was too large. My mind changed immediately when I started using it. I like to use my hands when I wash rice and I have large hands; it turns out that the bowl is the perfect size so that I can get water, rice and my hands all into the mix and get the job done.

While you can't really see it in the picture, the bowl has draining holes at the bottom. It also has draining holes incorporated in the little drain spout. This gives this bowl a lot of flexibility.

I generally don't like single purpose tools in my kitchen, they just take up too much room and expense. Since I got the bowl I've been using it to wash, and strain all sort of things in addition to rice. It was a nice find for me and the price is also quite reasonable.
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196 of 202 people found the following review helpful By He who spends too much on January 2, 2012
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Like the title says: It's perfect for washing rice. Though, if washing smaller grains or seeds (such as Quinoa), expect a minimal amount to escape through the side drain (if you use it). Not removing a star for that as the product is advertised as a rice washer and it performs that duty perfectly.

The side drain is relatively high from the bottom of the bowl so as long as you don't tip the bowl in the direction of that drain, then no quinoa will escape and the water will continue to slowly seep out of the bottom drain. Otherwise, if you want a quick wash, just fashion your hand (or a paper towel, etc.) in front of the side drain to allow water seepage and seize any escaping quinoa.
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147 of 153 people found the following review helpful By Brennan C. on January 16, 2012
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I've been using an old fashioned mesh strainer to rinse my rice. The problem with this is when washing under a faucet, the water goes straight through - meaning you have to really keep adjusting the bowl so that all the rice is rinsed.

With this particular bowl, it shaves off much of that wasted time and gets the rice even cleaner. When you place the rice in the bowl and begin to rinse, the water generally will reach a consistent level above the rice - where gravity takes over and drips out the excess perfectly no matter how much water you are running through it.

I generally just shuffle the rice around with my fingers while its submerged. The friction of the submerged rice together with the constant flow of water gets the rice especially clean. The water drains right out leaving perfectly clean rice. I love this bowl!
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85 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Alice G. on May 2, 2012
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I make rice for sushi/onigiri about 3 times a week. One of the secrets to perfect rice is washing it until the water runs clear. Sometimes that can be very frustrating, especially if you don't have a tool to aid. I used to use a mesh strainer, but it was almost impossible to swish around the rice, which I think is key if you want to get the rice really clean. This makes washing it so much easier. Every grain gets wet, and swishing the rice around definitely makes the process go faster. With my mesh strainer it took about 5 minutes, and with this, it takes from 30 seconds to a minute, depending on how much rice I need to wash.

Nice bowl design. The plastic probably isn't all that expensive, but it serves its purpose. There are lots of very small holes in the bottom (1.5mm-2mm ish, small enough that no rice gets caught in them or escapes). The holes are small enough to trap the perfect amount of water (provided you have a steady stream of water coming from your faucet) for swishing. There is also a place to drain on the side with rectangular holes about 2mm wide and 2.5 inches long. Rice can sometimes get caught in these rectangular parts, so I try not to let the rice touch it, just the water.

If you aren't serious about rice, or don't make it more than twice a week, this probably isn't for you.

UPDATE 7/5/13:
I am still enjoying this product every time I make rice. Recently I've using this to wash beans and barley, too. One of the things I didn't mention when I first reviewed this product is that I don't have to get my hands wet if I don't want to. The water drains at the bottom of the bowl, which means I can wash by swishing the water around with the hand holding the bowl. I also cleaned mine in the dishwasher on the top rack. The packaging and the Amazon page didn't say that this was dishwasher safe, but it came out unharmed.
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By bkis on May 30, 2012
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This product is great!

We eat a lot of rice and I hate washing rice. But if you don't wash the rice good enough, you can get a plastic-like film on your cooked rice which also seems to turn out more gummy. Personally, I don't like to wash my rice in my rice cooker because I don't want to ruin the non-stick finish on my rice cooker's insert and I don't like using a smaller metaled mesh colander because you still lose a lot of rice down the drain.

When this product first arrived I wasn't real impressed. It seemed like it was made out of a somewhat harder cheap plastic and not worth the $10 I paid for it. Besides a small group of slits located near the top of the bowl on one side, there were only tiny holes on the very bottom of the bowl. (I had assumed that there would at least be more tiny holes on the sides of the bowl near the base). It looked like the rice would clog the tiny holes on the bottom and the water wouldn't be able to drain or that it would drain too slowly. But lo and behold, this washing bowl worked like a charm!

The holes didn't clog up at all and I didn't lose a single grain of rice! It was so much quicker washing my rice using this product that I ended up using a lot less water, especially since I like to wash my rice until the water runs pretty clear.

For the most part, things at my house have to be dishwasher safe. I put this bowl on the top rack of my dishwasher and it came out perfectly fine. However, I don't think this will make it if you put it on the bottom rack. I could be wrong, but I think it would melt during the drying cycle.

I'm so pleased with this product that I sent them to both of my kids and am currently considering getting them for my siblings and friends as well.
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