Overall Score: 75/100
Tested June 2019
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The Muji Rice Cooker is simple, chic, and very easy to use. It’s at its best when used for cooking traditional white long rice as it cooks it near to perfection – it produces a fluffy, light, and sticky result. It comes equipped with the basic rice cooker accessories – a spatula and measuring cup – and it can even cook porridge and curry. We think it is ideal if you’re looking to purchase your first rice cooker, but you may have to stretch the budget for this one – it’s just under £150.
Available from: muji.eu
GHI EXPERT VERDICT
Overall, the Muji Rice Cooker impressed our testers with its performance, ease of use and design. It boasts an excellent performance score when it comes to cooking long grain white rice and easy cook long rice. It scored near to perfection with only timing letting the score down. It cooks traditional rice deliciously and with just the right amount of a sticky texture that will leave you wanting more.
Our testers love how compact, effortless and effective the Muji Rice Cooker is and it comes equipped with all the basics needed for a rice cooker – measuring cup and spatula. It also comes with a built-in timer, which is a handy feature. It also beeps to indicate that the selected programme has finished. These features mean you don’t have to keep watch on your rice cooker so see how it is doing, you can leave the room and come back when you hear the beep.
While it cooked flavoursome white rice, it did unfortunately struggle with cooking brown and basmati rice. It did still perform well in both tests. However, it did leave some of the brown rice uncooked and the basmati lost its colour and a little of its flavour. We were also a little let down by the lack of handles on the inside and exterior, making it difficult to grip. It is not dishwasher safe, but cleaning it with a damp, clean cloth is easy.
Overall, the Muji Rice Cooker is a well-rounded performer which scored near to perfect in a couple of our tests. While it may not be ideal for brown or basmati rice, it definitely cooks fluffy and light traditional rice. It is ideal for small sized kitchens and if you like to cook for up to four people.
- Accessories: Measuring cup and spatula
- Capacity (Litres): 0.54L
- Timer: Yes
- Weight: 2.4kg
- Ease of use: 3.5/5
- Design: 3.5/5
- Instructions: 4/5
- Performance: 3.8/5
- It is compact enough to store away neatly and nicely
- Easy to use
- Cooks rice effortlessly
WE DIDN’T LIKE
- Instruction manual a little confusing to follow
- Cooks some types of rice unevenly
All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.