Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker, 10-Cups uncooked resulting in 20-Cups (Cooked), 37541
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- Expand your menu with perfectly cooked dishes
- 4 to 20 cup (COOKED) capacity
- Select cooking function and it does the rest
- Great for rice, beans, whole grains and flavored pasta & rice mixes
- Unique heat / simmer function
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Fluffy, hot rice and so much more
Prepare restaurant-quality rice without waiting for water to boil or watching over a pot. The Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker and Food Steamer cooks perfect rice every time, but it does much more than that. Besides preparing all varieties of white and brown rice, the Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker steams food to perfection and cooks prepackaged pasta & rice mixes as well as nutritious, flavorful beans.
Owning the Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker and Food Steamer is like having your own personal chef who never makes mistakes or overcooks the rice. Just add ingredients, select the cooking function and let your expertly trained 'chef' take over from there. Enjoy white and brown rice varieties from all over the world, healthy whole grains like oatmeal and barley and vitamin-packed lentil soup. A world of vibrant flavors is as easy as pressing a button! On days when you want to make cooking even simpler, take out your favorite rice or pasta mix and select the heat/simmer function.
Not only will the Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker and Food Steamer give you the confidence to expand your menu, it lets you come home to food that’s fully cooked. With its clever Delay Start timer, you have the flexibility to delay the cooking process up to 15 hours in advance. Set it up in the morning and your food will be ready when you get home. What could be easier than that?
- 4 to 20 cup cooking capacity gives you the flexibility to cook small or large amounts
- Select the cooking function and it does the rest: preprogrammed functions take the guesswork out of preparation
- Delay start lets you prepare for cooking up to 15 hours in advance
- White Rice function for all varieties of white rice
- Whole Grain function for brown rice and whole grains such as oatmeal and barley
- Cook your favorite rice or pasta mix with the HEAT/SIMMER function or use it to prepare beans and soups
- Automatically shifts to warm when White Rice, Quick Rice, Whole Grain and heat/Simmer cooking cycles are complete
- Steaming tray for vegetables, dumplings and more
- onstick removable pot and accessories are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup; lid liner may be removed to wash by hand
- Includes measuring cup and rice paddle
- White Rice - cooks all varieties of white rice, including short- and long-grain rice
- Quick Rice - great for preparing rice in a hurry
- Whole Grain - for brown rice, farro, quinoa, and other whole grains
- Heat/Simmer - use this function for flavored pasta and rice mixes, beans, soups, and one-pot meals
- Steam Cook- vegetables, meats, fish, and more
- Hot Cereals - great for oatmeal, grits, and cream of wheat
Six different settings take the guesswork out of cooking. Choose from White Rice, Whole Grain, Heat/Simmer, Steam Cook and Hot Cereals.
One Pot Cooking
Make dinner in one cooking cycle. Steam seafood, poultry or vegetables in the steam basket while the rice cooks. Or use the Heat/Simmer setting to make your own soups, beans or flavored pasta mixes.
Make oatmeal, grits and Cream Of Wheat cereal with little prep using the Hot Cereals setting.
Cook vegetables, meats, fish and more to perfect tenderness with Steam Cook.
Rice and Grains
Three settings – White Rice, Quick Rice and Whole Grain – lets you cook everything from a 10-minute batch of white rice to farro, quinoa, and other whole grains.
Heat and Simmer
Use Heat/Simmer for flavored pasta and rice mixes, beans, soups and one-pot meals.
|Hamilton Beach 37543 Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker||Hamilton Beach 37548 Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker||Hamilton Beach 37541 Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker||Hamilton Beach 37549 Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker|
|Rice rinse/steam basket||✓||✓|
|Capacity||10-Cups uncooked resulting in 20-Cups (Cooked)||7-Cups uncooked resulting in 14-Cups (Cooked)||10-Cups uncooked resulting in 20-Cups (Cooked)||7-Cups uncooked resulting in 14-Cups (Cooked)|
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Prepare restaurant-quality rice without waiting for water to boil or watching over a pot. The Digital Simplicity 4-20 Cup Rice Cooker and Food Steamer cooks perfect rice every time, but it does much more than that. Besides preparing all varieties of white and brown rice, the Digital Simplicity 4-20 Cup Rice Cooker steams food to perfection and cooks prepackaged pasta & rice mixes as well as nutritious, flavorful beans.
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Now when you are ordering it you will see that it says with "steam basket" for $42.69 or "No steam basket" for $35.99. They both have steam baskets. The only difference is that the $42.69 cooker the basket is also used to rinse rice. The $35.99 basket can not be used to rinse rice, the holes on the basket is about the size of a dime. Picture provided.
Did I say I really love this rice cooker!
I am a Korean customer that is extremely satisfied with this product, which is saying a lot. Unfortunately, I have never used or needed to use any other features, so this review will be strictly for rice cooking. I have been eating sticky white rice my whole life, and this product has saved me from my old rice cooker that started to cause me a lot of headaches.
This rice cooker is extremely easy to use, and it also has a timer for those that want to have rice ready when you wake up. The exterior has a nice stainless steel finish which makes it look more expensive than it is (and it is relatively cheap).
Although this is no pressure cooker, I have never made a bad batch of rice from this cooker. I cook rice at least 4 times a week, and the quality of rice made has never degraded.
The only problem I have had is how the pot that you take out to wash before making a new batch of rice can be difficult to clean. I had to scrape the rice off the bottom with brute force to thoroughly clean it for the next batch.
Still, this product is probably the best you’ll get for the price range, and I would recommend it to anyone that is in need of a new rice cooker.
9 out of 10
Attractive stainless steel clad exterior with black plastic trim, capacity is two to fourteen cups of cooked rice/grains. The internal cook pot cook pot is thin aluminum with a dark non-stick coating. Included is a User Manual in English, French and Spanish, a white plastic steamer basket which can be used to cook vegetables or a piece of fish, a rice paddle which will not scratch the non-stick finish for use in removing the cooked rice from the pot and a rice measuring cup which is six ounces rather than the usual eight.
The six ounce cup size (approximately ¾ of a cup) is the standard used with the cooker. Add three cups of rice to the pot and then add liquid up to the "3" line marking on the inside of the pot. The maximum amount of rice that can be measured and cooked in the pot is seven uncooked cups.
This is a good mid-level rice cooker, residing between the $20 and $100 plus models in features and quality. It is handsome in appearance and competently cooks rice and grains without any problem. So far, I have prepared white rice, brown rice and oatmeal with the cooker with perfect results. Whether it is a good choice will depend upon the needs of the user. At most, I will cook with it a few times a week, and it is well-suited for that level of use -- light to medium duty.
All the steps normally taken to cook rice - measure and rinse the rice, add liquid to the pot, add the clean rice, cover and cook, remain the same, but instead of bringing the pot to a boil, covering and turning down the heat and leaving the pot untouched for the appropriate amount of time and hoping things turn out okay, selections are made on the rice cooker control panel and an alarm sounds when the rice is finished cooking.
And, when the cooking cycle is finished, the cooker automatically goes into warming mode, keeping track of the time on the display until either the appliance is opened and the cooked rice removed, or twelve hours, whichever comes first.
For added convenience there is a delay timer button which allows scheduling the cooking functions up to 15 hours in advance so the pot of rice, various grains, beans, etc. can be ready and waiting in the evening, or a pot of steel cut oatmeal can be ready first thing in the morning. I used the delay option overnight for a morning pot of oatmeal cooked in apple cider. Obviously, products that need to be refrigerated, like milk, should not be used in an extended delay cycle. The heat/simmer cycle was set for 15 minutes (steel cut oats) and it was perfectly cooked and ready when needed.
Along with Delay Time option, the control panel has the following options, Cancel which will turn the unit off, Start (self explanatory), Cook Time which is used to set time in the Steam Cook or Heat Simmer mode and finally Select Mode where the particular item being cooked is selected.
Those options are white rice, quick rice which eliminates the pre-programmed rice soak, whole grain for brown rice and other grains except white rice, heat/simmer for use with prepackaged rice, soups, stews, hot cereals, beans, oats, grits, etc. that have a heat (boil) and then simmer for a set amount of time cycle, and finally steam cook to steam food for a selected amount of time.
The steaming cycle time can be set for zero to just boil water up to 30 minutes for cooking. When all of the cook cycles are completed, except for the steam food selection, the keep warm cycle automatically starts.
Before use wash the pot, steam basket, rice scoop and cup. These items are dishwasher safe but do not use the sani cycle which the user manual says can damage the items. I do not place items with non-stick coating in the dishwasher because the harsh detergent and temperatures seems to negatively affect that non-stick ability, and this pot is particularly thin so I am not sure how much abuse it will take before becoming damaged.
Because steam is continuously released during cooking, if possible place the cooker in a location where the steam won't damage overhead cabinets - like a kitchen island or table. And, do not move the cooker while it is cooking because the escaping steam can burn. The power cord is 29 inches long.
The User Manual contains two recipes - Overnight Oatmeal and Steamed Salmon with Brown Rice - that's all. But, there are an amazing number of rice cooker recipes available for free on the internet (search rice cooker) along with a variety of rice cooker cookbooks I noticed are in print.
I experimented and tried to create Spanish Rice curious to see if I could infuse flavor into the rice by cooking the seasonings in rather than adding spices after cooking. To add more depth, rather than plain water I used organic chicken broth, and then added one half tablespoon ground cumin, three quarters tablespoon mild chile powder and chipotle chile powder for three cups of raw rice. The heat is in the chipotle powder, so if trying the recipe, adjust that amount down if spiciness/heat is not welcome. It worked -- the spices were absorbed into the rice rather than just resting on the surface.
After cooking the rice was a rich red color. I added salt, sautéed sweet onions and red bell pepper along with some chopped roasted green chilies and topped off the dish with a little grated cheddar. I served the Spanish rice with a green salad and Turkey Tamales. The rice was delicious and I will definitely make it again.
The options for cooking with the rice cooker are extensive if the user has the desire to explore them and range from risotto to frittatas to poaching fruit. I am impressed with the unit's performance and have few complaints, but if I planned more than the occasional I would select a model with a stainless steel, rather than plastic steamer basket. But, I will simply steam food in other ways and enjoy pot after pot of perfectly cooked rice and grains that require absolutely no monitoring.