Are you looking for a simple, basic, good stainless steel rice cooker that doesn’t have a ton of the bells and whistles of many of the higher priced brands? A non teflon rice cooker? Something with a budget friendly price tag? If the number one criterion in your selection of the right cooker for you is “stainless steel” then read on.
I find that most buyers who are specifically looking for stainless steel want to make sure that the food they are cooking does not come in contact with potentially toxic materials. You will be happy to know that with the Oyama rice cookers you can relax. The inner pot is NOT coated with non-stick material. That leads to this logical question:
Satisfied customers report they have no problems with the clean up. Some indicate that they add butter or oil to the bottom of the pan before adding the food. To prevent sticking, it is important to use the right ratio of rice to water for the type of rice you are cooking. It is also a good idea to set the pot in the sink to soak as soon as you remove the rice. This way, the rice doesn’t get a chance to dry onto the warm cooking pot. After dinner, clean up time is a lot easier.
You name it! White rice, brown rice, basmati, jasmine and even quinoa. You can also steam vegetables in the stainless steel steamer tray.
Oyama makes three sizes of rice cookers:
The smaller 5-cup model comes in white or black.
This model cooks up to 5 cups of rice, making it a good choice for a single person or small family.
Also available in either black or white, this model offers a larger capacity. This might be a good choice if you like to steam lots of veggies.
The largest model may be what you are looking for if you cook for large family gatherings or potlucks.
All three of these cookers have the same features and color options. Their only difference is capacity.
In addition to the stainless steel advantage, Oyama’s other pluses include:
When no longer in use, unplug the unit. Otherwise it will continue to “warm”.
If an all-stainless-steel rice cooker is what you are looking for, the Oyama brand may be a good choice. All that is left for you to decide is the size and color.