[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I chose this rice cooker because my teenage son eats rice with almost every meal. I thought maybe this would make it easy for him to make rice when I'm not around. I have to say that I'm glad I got this one. It's easy to follow instructions and easy set up made it a breeze to teach him. The cook time was so fast and the rice turned out perfect!
1. What features stand out most? It cooks the rice delicious 2. What do you like or dislike abo...
1. What features stand out most?
It cooks the rice delicious
2. What do you like or dislike about it?
I like everything
3. How long have you had it?
4. Does it meet your expectations?
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This 8 cup rice cooker is perfect for a large family. I am a busy mom and things can be hectic around dinner time. My favorite meals are the ones I can set and forget until it's done. With this rice cooked I can add water and rice and turn it on and thats all that needs to be done. When the rice is cooked it will switch over to a warm setting and keep the rice warm until unplugged. I find it great to be able to make rice that is prefect everytime without having to hover over a pot on the stove making sure its not boiling over or burning the rice. I hand wash all the pieces to help the quality of the rice cooker last longer.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This has made it so easy to make rice perfect EVERYTIME! Not a single bad batch! It really is foolproof. I love that it will keep the rice warm throughout the day, it is still great hours later! Works awesome for a decent price. Not too big to keep on the cabinet also.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I first want to say that this makes really good rice. I've used it to make white rice and brown rice, and both turned out great. It is much easier and seems to have much more consistent results than making rice on the stove like I used to.
It's pretty easy to clean too. Most of the parts that get dirty can be removed and are dishwasher safe, and the parts that can't be removed can be pretty easily wiped clean. The only part that concerns me is the condensation drain thing has very small holes which seem like they would get clogged. I've only used this twice so far though, so I don't know if clogging will ever happen. I just get nervous about it building up pressure if the vents get plugged.
The big downside for me with this rice cooker is it leaks. It starts leaking out of the steam vent after it starts boiling and getting starchy, and the leaking lasts for a few minutes. The instructions say to empty the condensation collector as needed throughout cooking, which I assume is where the liquid is supposed to go, but almost all of it appears to come out the top steam hole. The first time I used the rice cooker no water whatsoever went into the condensation collector. The second time I used it a bit did, but quite a bit still leaked out. I don't know if this is from me doing something wrong or if it's just how it is, but I definitely recommend putting a towel around it or something.
All in all, this is the first rice cooker I've ever had, and I really like it. The pros definitely outweigh the cons for me, and this will be what I use to cook rice from now on. I recommend this product for anyone who has trouble getting consistent results on the stove and who wants an easier way to make rice.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The rice was extremely moist and evenly heated. I liked that it automatically changed from cooking to keep warm. Also, not having to constantly stir or watch made cooking overall more enjoyable. Clean up was a breeze.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Hamilton Beach Hamilton Beach 8 Cup Rice Cooker Is easy to use and cooks rice perfectly. So easy to clean as well. The family is completely amazed at the quick and easy to use Hamilton rice cooker. The style is very nice and the white color matches with everything in the kitchen.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am making rice constantly for my family for many different meals. We use it for gumbo, red beand and rice, pot roast, and more more meals. I was so happy to use the Hamilton Beach 8 cup rice cooker. It makes much more rice that I could in the rice cooker that I used before. I just measure the amount that I would like to make, put the lid on, press the button and go! I come back when I hear the button switch to warm and I know that my rice is ready. It always come out soft, fluffy and perfect! Great product!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] So easy to use and my rice comes out absolutely perfect! I make rice often, and this rice cooker will make it easier than ever. Even my brown which I've had trouble cooking in the past comes out great!