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by Mrs O'Dell
I agree with other reviewers that better instructions would have appreciated. There are no instructions for cooking brown rice and the recommendations for white rice had to be adapted and taken only as guidelines. My microwave is 850W and white rice needed slightly more water and slightly longer cooking still haven' quite got that right yet.
Published 20 03 2015
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What a waste of money. On my third attempt of using this, (first two attempts two much water) because of the poor instruction, I had to use a calculated guess at how much water to use for two portions of rice. It has resulted in boiling dry and thus melted, yes melted a hole in the steamer. I have never boiled dry anything before. I hope Lakeland will honour me a refund! stick to pans. One star given only because there is no star mark.
Published 16 03 2015
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Great product, even for 1 serving”
This product fits ok in my microwave. Ht is actually 16.5 cm not 21.5cm. Diameter, inc lugs on lid, is 22.5cm. These are different to dimensions currently shown on website. For 1 person I used 1/2 a cup, (just over 100 ml) rice, and 300 ml cold water. With trial & error, found ideal cooking time = 12 mins + 5 mins standing. Nice sticky/fluffy rice. Instructions say have slots in lid 90 degrees from slots in pressure chamber lid. To avoid overflow, make slots in lid 45 degrees from slots in pressure chamber. Nice product to replace my ageing Rice Steamer no longer manufactured.
Published 17 02 2015
by Miss Powers
This product is good, but be aware the height of the product - you may have difficulty getting it out of your microwave like I have. It only just fits in my microwave, but after cooking for a while it swells with the heat and I can't get it out again. Unfortunately they don't make a smaller size!
Published 29 10 2014
Worth every penny - am delighted.”
by Therese M
Always been dubious about cooking rice but followed the instructions. Mine is a 900w microwave and 250g rice + 600ml water + 12 mins - perfect 4 portions. Haven't tried brown rice yet but have noted the point to allow 23 mins.
Published 05 09 2014
The best gadget I've ever bought”
by Mr Kidd
As the title says this is the best gadget I have ever bought! As the previous poster states the instructions are not the best but the details they gave for cooking brown rice were perfect. I use a cup of rice to two cups of water and I get perfect rice every time. If you have problems cooking rice in a pan like I have then give this a try you will not regret it. Now using it to cook all my rice rather than buying expensive pre-cooked microwave rice sachets. Thank you Lakeland.
Published 10 04 2014
SUGGESTION RE TIMING BROWN RICE.....”
by D A
Perfect rice! But I'd have appreciated a better instruction leaflet with regard to different types of rice. This is why I've deducted a star. The instructions give the time for White Rice, but not for Brown Rice. I found that whatever rice I cooked, I used the same amount of rice and water (250g Rice and 600ml Water) - the only variation was in the cooking time. White Rice takes 10-12 Minutes, as stated on the instructions, BUT.....Brown Basmati Rice takes 23 Minutes. My Microwave is 1000 Watts - if your Microwave is a lower Wattage, you'll need to allow more cooking time.
Published 10 10 2013