Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Ups and Downs of Panasonic Rice Cookers

By Anthony Cruz

I love my Panasonic 3.3 cup rice cooker. This baby gives me everything I need in a rice cooker, so it is not a surprise why reviewers love it. The innovation and convenience it brings are what attract me to this rice cooker.

Panasonic rice cookers are among the choice of many consumers. A friend uses a Panasonic rice cooker and says she loves it. Read on to know the good and the bad about rice cookers with the Panasonic name.

There are plenty of models to choose from and space does not permit to list all of them. So I randomly chose 5 units and included them here.

Panasonic SR-NA18

From Jessica, 33, accountant: I listened to the online reviewers so I got this rice cooker. It is a very nice cooker, actually. One of the good things is its automatic adjustments, perfect when making the best rice.

It has a self-cleaning feature and a washable inner lid. This compact unit also looks great on my countertop.

But there are some minor grumbles. I could not fit a head of cauliflower in it. I also wish the steamer tray was deeper.

Panasonic SR-G18FG 10-Cup Rice Cooker

From Kelly, 34, entrepreneur: I had no problem with this rice cooker three months after I bought it. I was thinking it was the perfect one. And then the water began to splatter like crazy.

The rice boils many times when I cook using this cooker. It creates some pretty annoying mess on my countertop. To top it all, I usually end up with a poor rice.

I am not a fan of coarse rice. The splattering when the rice boils is just horrible. I have tried every troubleshooting suggestion and failed.

Panasonic SR-NA10 Rice Cooker

From Jess, 43, programmer: I have all good words for this Panasonic rice cooker. My family and I are very picky about the rice we eat. Our rice cooker has not let us down so far.

It makes great rice of any type. I also love the fact that it is easy to clean. I also like the LCD display, which allows me to see the remaining time before the rice is cooked.

What a great rice cooker! We could not ask for more.

Panasonic SR-G10G

From Leslie, 55, government employee: The 5-cup size is ideal for 2-4 persons. The online reviews are true. It cooks rice perfectly.

I have tried cooking white and brown rice with this cooker with good results. Here is a helpful tip: Adjust water quantity depending on the rice type. Cleaning is so easy.

But there are some minor flaws. I do not like the shallow lid of the pot and the shabby handles of the rice cooker. It gives a great value, though.

Panasonic SR-3NA 1.5-Cup Rice Cooker

From Gina, 30, Masters student: My mother gave me this cooker as a gift. It is the right size for single people. Not only is it cute, but it also cooks the rice that I want.

This rice cooker is perfect for health-conscious people like me. I also love the fact that it looks good with the overall design of my kitchen.

I bought it 2 months ago and I have been cooking with it almost daily since then, definitely among the finest Panasonic rice cookers. The performance is great, so far.

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