Rice cookers & steamers
Rice is the perfect accompaniment to so many meals, from a rich beef stroganoff to a tangy sweet and sour, but the cooking process can be tricky. Too much water and you end up with a gloopy soup; too little water and the pan can boil dry. And quantities can cause chaos too - it’s only too easy to overestimate and have half a pan of rice left over.
Rice cookers and steamers are designed to do away with all of these issues: just plug in the appliance and add the quantities using the handy measuring cup for reliable results, time after time. We’ve got a great range to choose from in our electricals department, in sizes to suit all spaces and at prices to suit all budgets.
Great for grains
Not all rice cookers just cook rice: many are designed for a range of grains, including quinoa and oats (perfect porridge in just a couple of taps). Just choose the right programme for whatever you’re rustling up and depending on the model, you can also adjust the cooking time for rice twice as fast. We’ve got models in our Lakeland Electricals range that can cook wholegrain rice to perfection too - just make sure you press the wholegrain button and check that the indictor light is red to show it’s in use.
Tea for two
If you want a simple solution that’s small enough for a compact kitchen and just caters for a couple of people, look no further. Our mini electric rice cookers produce one or two portions of white or brown rice with no hassle; just lift out the no-stick pan when the rice is ready. For an extra convenient touch, you can also programme the machine to make your morning porridge - just use the delay function to count down from 60 minutes and time it right for when you’re washed, dressed and ready to face the day. Just like our bigger models, our mini rice cookers come with our three-year guarantee, so you know you’re investing in a quality product.
More for your money
Rice steamers are designed to turn out fluffy rice every time but as well as cooking grains, some rice cookers can do even more. You’ve used your rice steamer for porridge but what else can you create with this versatile gadget? Well, choose a multipurpose model and you can open up a wider world of meal inspiration - and not just of the savoury kind. Some models have a yoghurt setting, so you can make protein-packed puddings, and you can even prove bread in some rice cookers for maximum versatility.
Ready when you are
When you’re cooking for the family, it’s often the case that older kids won’t all be at home at the same time, or perhaps you’re other half works late and doesn’t always make it home in time for tea with the family. Not to worry: choose a rice cooker with a keep-warm function and you can keep the contents of your cooker at the perfect temperature and ready to serve for up to 12 hours - also really handy for those occasions when you’ve made porridge for the morning and just happen to oversleep… For more top tips and great recipe ideas, check out our blog.