Black & Decker 16-Cup Rice Cooker, White, RC436

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Walmart #: 001581877
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Having a party or busy with work? The Black & Decker RC436 Rice Cooker in White is the solution to your cooking problems. Make firm or fluffy rice the fast and easy way with this 16-cup rice cooker. It's fast and simple; you don't have to wait by the pot for your favorite recipes to cook. Just add dry rice, measure in the water, and turn the unit on. Once the rice has fully cooked, the kitchen appliance automatically switches over to keep-warm mode, which maintains an ideal serving temperature without over-cooking. You can now cook your favorite rice recipes, savory soups or stews with ease. The Black and Decker rice cooker comes with a see-through glass lid that keeps in heat and moisture allowing you to check the food without releasing steam. It also features a spoon hanger detachable condensation catcher for convenience. The cooker has a non stick cooking bowl for easy cleaning.

Black & Decker RC436 White Rice Cooker:

  • Makes up to 16 cups of cooked rice
  • Automatically keeps rice warm for hours
  • Indicator lights signal cooking option and keep warm cycles
  • Removable nonstick cooking bowl ensures fast, easy cleanup
  • Lid hanger holds lid while serving and keeps water off your counter
  • Heavy-duty tempered glass lid
  • Cool touch side handles
  • Includes rice measure, serving scoop and steamer basket
  • Model# RC436

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    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Primary Color: White
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 6.1
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 10.0 x 10.0 x 9.0
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 1581877

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    Customer Reviews | 429 reviews | 4.2 out of 5

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    Customer review by Instructicon

    5.0 stars by Instructicon

    I wondered why there were so many complaints about this product, but I guess some people are following the instructions that come with the cooker. Wrong! I went to Cuba, got hooked on rice, and my future mother-in-law showed me how to make the best rice with the cooker. Basically, one measure of rice (a full measure in the cup that comes with the rice cooker) should be matched with a cup and 1/2 of water. (2 full measures + 3 full measures of water and so on) She adds a little oil and some salt to make white rice. I have never had the dripping or splattering problem. The flavored rices (like Goya) are excellent when made with this cooker. Also, steaming is pretty easy and very efficient with this cooker. Also, "mi mamucha" showed me how to seat the cooking container in the cooker before cooking: spin it counter-clockwise before beginning to cook. I use the cooker at least three times a week. The oly problem is positioning the unit in an area where the steam will not discolor cabinets. If you are fortunate to have an ample kitchen, you're cool. Scary! When I got home from work on the day after I ordered this product it was sitting in its FedEx box on my porch! That was after paying the lowest shipping rate. Unbelievable! I bought this product twice. I plan to stuff my new unit in a duffle bag and take it to mamucha to replace her aging, metal rice cooker. I can't wait to see their faces when I pull it out of the bag!

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Age:35 - 44
    Usage:Every few days
    Control the Spitting with a wet cloth

    Customer review by Brizz

    5.0 stars by Brizz

    This cooker make great rice, with easy cleanup. Rice on the bottom is a little crispy, but not burned, and I like the bottom layer the best. My old rice cooker was such a pain to clean. This cooker can be wiped off with a wet sponge. The only problem is the mess from spitting starchy liquid out the vent hole. You can control that mess by loosely placing a wet paper towel or dish cloth on top of the hole, allowing steam to vent but catching the wet mess that comes out.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Age:65 or older
    Usage:Every day
    A great product

    Customer review by babysue1

    5.0 stars by babysue1

    I read some reviews before purchasing this product. What concerned me was when others mentioned that the water spilled over or bubbled over onto counter tops. But after using this product for a while, i don't know where those reviewers got that idea. It's never bubbled over and i think the only reason why it will bubble over is if you put in too much water. And the hard crust will only form if you leave it on warm for an extended period of time. Besides, the manual mentions that there will be some crust formation so i took that as being forewarned. This is a great product and it does what it says it will do so i will recommend it to everyone.I haven't used it for that long so i can't comment on the durability though.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:25 - 34
    Usage:Every day
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    by abcdpqrs
    • Both can be done together however you need to add some more water than normal. Try it once.
      by NEELDHAN
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    • I have not tried to steam while cooking the rice but it does contain a utility for steaming. The power consume is about 1000W
      by Kevin710
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    • This comes with a steamer tray with holes in the bottom. Haven't used it for that purpose yet, but it seems that the rice would tast likethe veg.
      by DenaI
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    • yes. it comes with a steamer which you can use if you are cooking less rice, probably 1/4 less its maximum capacity, or up to the amount that the water in your rice is still below the bottom of the steamer.
      by riceface
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    • No, Also it depends on how less quantity you cook the rice
      by frnd2n4
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    • I steam vegetables while rice is cooking. One suggestion is to pour extra water if you are steaming a lot of vegetables. 120V 500W appliance
      by Sri1985
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    • Vegetables together with rice can be cooked. It takes around 4 to 5 kW power.
      by alMARTensite
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    • As for steaming your veggies at the same time, I think it would be okay as long as you're only making enough rice & veggies for one or two servings, because you have to leave enough room for the basket to set down into the pot. And as for how much energy is needed is 500 watts or 4.167 amps.
      by BeenDaved
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    • YES!!! You can steam your veggies while cook your rice...
      by msgladysm
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    • yes
      by vas1129
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    by Dalz
    • for the three cups(cup provided with the cooker) of rice provided along with this cooker takes 20-25 min for cooking
      by frnd2n4
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    • No. It takes about 20-30 minutes
      by Hyongshin
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    • It is not a slow cooker. It will take about 30 minutes to cook your 3 cups of rice
      by MsRiceCooker1
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    • A little slow. But you can always do other stuff while its cooking, no need to keep a watch on it.
      by Jayanandan
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    • Its not a slow cooker (similar to other rice cookers). It takes around 10-15 mins for 3 cups of rice.
      by Sri1985
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    • No this is not a 'slow cooker'. Slow cookers take much longer time (in hours) to cook. This one might take 20-25 minutes to cook 3 cups of rice. It might vary based on the quantity of water you add. But approximately consider less than 30 minutes. :) I like this product.
      by ShishSDSU
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    • Not a slow cooker. 2 measures of rice take about 30 minutes total
      by pbear160
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    • It's quite fast. Takes around 10 minutes for 3 cups. Never been left waiting for the rice to get ready.
      by Heruka
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    • No, it's a regular cooker
      by suripsk
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    • 10 minutes. It will indicate when ready.
      by alMARTensite
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