Oster 6 cur rice cooker and steamer
I personally have a regular Oster rice cooker an it is about 12 years old. I purchased the cooker steamer for my daughter because hers's broke. She has called me twice to thank me for the rice cooker and the second time about how great the steamer was and she couldn't be more satisfied. Thanks
4.5 stars!! Wonderful little rice cooker!
This rice cooker is perfect for a small family of 2-4 people. It's simple to use and easy to clean. As long as you follow the directions to rinse your rice before cooking, you should not have any "bubble over" mess. Rinse the rice until the water pours out clear. Also, use the measuring cup provided for the rice. This cup is different from your typical measuring cup. Inside the inner pot, there are measuring lines so you know the amount of rice/water ratio. I found that it is a good idea to stir the rice one time around the 15 minute mark just to keep the bottom rice from getting a little over cooked.
To start the unit after the contents are placed into the inner pot, plug in the unit and push down the "cooking lever" located on the face of the pot. Once the rice is cooked, the unit switches to the "warming" mode. The only way to turn the rice cooker "off" is to unplug it. The power cord is a little on the short side, but it wasn't a drawback for me. The instruction booklet covers the needed information, but I wish it included some recipes. There was only a timing guide to steam various veggies.
I give this Oster rice cooker a 4.5 star rating!! Its a great little rice cooker.
(Disclaimer: I received this Oster Rice Cooker as a sample product to review.) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Perfect for Small Family
When I recieved the 6 cup Oster rice cooker and steamer, I was surprised at how small it was. The instructions were easy to find and easy to read. You must use the measuring cup provided for optimal results. The first time I used it the rice came out perfect. My husband said it was the fluffiest rice ever. Cooking rice in a pot on the stove was never successful for me so I hardly made it but now I am able to give my family a consistent healthy meal. My daughter is 1 and this rice cooker makes rice consistent enough that she can grab chunks of it at a time and not make too much of a mess. My 10 year old and husband had seconds and there was still some left over. I also like the fact that the cover is glass and I can see the rice leftover and not forget about it. I noticed that when I use the larger rice cookers at friends houses...they have black or metal covers and it makes so much rice left over you forget about and when you go to use it again...pppphhheeeww! With this rice cooker I could make just enough for my family of 4. Now with the steamer....I tried packing as much vegetables as possible unfortunately this feature is good for steaming veggies gor 1-2 people...but it usually ends up going to one person because the veggies come out so good. So far I have steamed carrots and brussel sprouts. It makes more sense to use one oster cup of rice with veggies if you are making tomorrows lunch for work or something like that. Overall I am very pleased with the outcome and my family is happy. ***I recieved this 6 cup rice cooker and steamer in the mail for the purposes of reviewing it***and I would purchase or recommend this for anyone given that they read the instructions and USE the cup provided. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Simple and easy to use!!
Yesterday was the first time I've ever used a rice steamer cooker. Looooove it!! It was a huge success with the family. Husband said the rice tasted professionally made. The toddlers wanted thirds, which means they each ate about a 3/4 of a cup of rice. The best part was having left overs to pack for two lunches. What's even better, the price!! A must have at home.
good rice cooker
I have only had this product for less than a week. So we got this cause we had so much cooking rice and every time I tried to cook it normally. Well let me say I failed at this. The only thing I do not like is the bottom of the rice gets hard and crunchy. Other than that I am enjoying it. So Far.
NICE LITTLE STEAMER
Priced very reasonably. I've used it for both cooking rice and steaming veggies. I would say that it does what they advertise. The rice came out very nice and the veggies were cooked just fine. I can't speak for the longevity of this item, having had it for only a week. This obviously isn't a high end steamer but hey it does what it's suppose to do. I would recommend it.
Serves its purpose.
This product definitely serves its purpose. The rice cooks thoroughly and in a reasonable amount of time. I was glad to simple tap the button and proceed with the rest of my dinner preparations. My only qualm with this product is that it states it is "6 cup" capable. In actuality, you measure in 3 cups, which expand. Do NOT expect to place 6 dry cups of rice in it - it is not of that capability.
Excellent all of the way around!
This is an EXCELLENT product and gets CONSTANT use in my home (raising three sons). When each moved out that was their gift. My ex-mother-in-law is in her late 70's and I ordered on line and had sent to her. LOVES! She gets in from work takes all of the two mintues to prepare the rice, runs and takes her bath - DONE!
Perfect for two
Was hesitant to buy this as read other reviews. I have only used it twice but with great results each time. I sprayed with cooking spray and not a grain of rice stuck as some complained about. As some also said, steamer is small but I didn't buy it to steam veggies, just to cook rice. Only negative thing for me is the color. It's cute but my whole kitchen is blue and white, so can't leave it out as it's red and really stands out. Very convenient product and inexpensive.
When I first received this rice cooker, I was excited to use it. The size seemed great for my family size and looked easy to use. I used this rice cooker only 1 time because there was a mold like residue left around the edge of the liner and the steam bubbled over onto my countertops, making a mess. I cooked a small portion (about 1.5 cups, according to the measuring cup they give you to use, so nowhere near its supposed capacity) of brown rice and while it was cooking, steam boiled out of the lid. The lid does not secure the liner in any way, therefore allowing the mess that ensued. When the rice was done cooking, I removed the lid and fluffed the rice a little. This is when I discovered there was a mold like residue lining the inside of the liner, now touching the rice that I just prepared to feed to my family. Luckily, I was able to pick out a few small bites so that my children had something to eat, but almost the entire portion was ruined by the mysterious mold like residue. The instructions booklet made no sense. Because I owned another rice cooker, I understood the basics. It was much more intuitive to use than the provided instructions. I'll stick to my locking, programmable, larger rice cooker. Disclaimer-I received this product as a sample to review.