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Despite recent news about white rice being a key contributing cause of diabetes among Singaporeans, this grain continues to be a staple in the diet of local diners. While chief executive of the Health Promotion Board Zee Yoong Kang offers findings, such a
A Made-in-Japan model, this Zojirushi rice cooker is ahead of its game not only with its induction heating and multi-pressure system, but also its state-of-the-art platinum coating pan. The platinum micro-particles of the pan is said to alkalize water upon contact, which alters the structure of the rice protein to release the natural sweetness of rice, producing better tasting rice. Fact or fiction, you ask? You’ll have to try it to decide. The 1L Zojirushi NP- HRQ10/ 18 retails for $ 888 and the 1.5L retails at $ 988 at Tangs. Visit www. zojirushi. sg for more details.
The current most popular brand of rice cookers in Korea, Cuckoo’s induction pressure multi-cooker is a heavyweight in its category. The 1.8L made-in-Korea cooker comes with 14 preset modes for easy cooking of anything from rice to porridge to soup. Besides a FND display screen, it also provides language voice guides to walk you through what should now be a fool-proof cooking process. The Cuckoo CRP-HN1054FR retails for $ 699 at Isetan, Takashimaya, Tangs and Metro department stores. Visit www. heapseng. com for more details.
This 1.8L rice cooker from Cuchen combines induction heating with pressure cooking, speeding up the cooking time and produces more elastic and moist rice than its low-pressure counterparts. Branded as the first LCD cooker in Korea, it features a smart full colour LCD screen that helps you monitor the each step of the cooking process and displays recipes as well.
The Cuchen Premium IH Pressure Cooker PC1009 now retails at a special price of $ 1, 188 at Tangs. Visit www. tangs. com for more details.
Available in 1L and 1.8L sizes, the selling point of this Made-in-Japan Tiger induction heating rice cooker is its synchronized cooking function, also known as tacook. A cooking plate for side dishes can sit on the upper section of the inner pot to be simultaneously cooked by the steam rising from the rice. The BPA-free cooking plate and cookbook is included with purchase of each rice cooker.
The 1L Tiger JKT-S10S retails for $749 and the 1.5L Tiger JKT-S18S retails for $829 at all major department stores. Visit www.heapseng.com for more details.
Part of their Avance collection, this rice cooker by Philips uses their iSpiral induction heating technology and their patented “fragrance-retaining valve” that enables every grain to be well-cooked while maintaining the full flavour of the rice.
The Philips Avance HD3175/ 62 rice cooker now retails at $ 249 at Harvey Norman. Visit harveynorman. com. sg for more details.
Tefal’s latest rice cooker promises you will get deliciously fluffy rice at every cook. This confidence in its 1.8L cooker comes from the combined innovations of induction heating and its uniquely-designed spherical pot. These technologies work hand-in-hand to circulate heat and cook the grains evenly, making sure that the rice is always made just right.
The Tefal Induction Spherical Pot Rice Cooker retails for $ 449 at leading electrical and department stores. Visit www. tefal. com. sg