Reviews you can trust.

Rice Cookers

A good rice cooker should make the task of cooking rice convenient and foolproof. We tested five models to see if any of them measured up.

What We Learned

At its most basic, a good rice cooker should make the task convenient and foolproof—just add a measured amount of rice and water, press a button, and walk away—and keep the rice fresh-tasting for hours. Some models also come with specialty settings and high-tech bells and whistles that supposedly lead to superior results—and they fetch correspondingly higher prices. Would we be able...

Try All Three of Our Sites
FREE for 14 Days

Get Instant All Access to 25 Years of America's Test Kitchen

  • All Foolproof Recipes on America's Test Kitchen, Cook's Illustrated, and Cook's Country
  • NEW! Over 1,500 recipes from our award-winning cookbooks
  • Complete TV Show Video Library—watch entire episodes or individual clips
  • Up-to-Date Taste Tests and Equipment Reviews
  • Save Favorites, Print Shopping Lists, Share Comments