Best Rice Cooker In India

I used to cook the traditional way – put 2 cups rice in a pressure cooker with 4 cups water, wait for 3 whistles, turn the cooker off and open it after 15 minutes. I had to keep track of the whistles or the rice would become rice-paste. After this happened three times, I realised that my time is far too valuable to wait for the pressure cooker’s whistle.

So, I bought a rice cooker. It is a marvellous invention. Put rice, put water, forget about it. Even if you forget for the whole night, nothing will happen. A rice cooker will automatically stop cooking when rice is ready. Yes, thats how awesome it is.

Here’s my research and report on the best rice cooker in India.

 Panasonic SR-Y22FHSPanasonic SR-Y18FHSPanasonic SR WA10Panasonic SR WA 18H
Power (Watts)750660550W660W
Capacity(Before)2.2L1.8L1L1.8L
Capacity (After)5.4L4.4L2.4L4.4L
Auto - Cook ( Cook at set time)YESYESNONO
Keep WarmYESYESNOYES
Cooking PanAnchor coated non-stickAnchor coated non-stickAnodized - Aluminium
Price (As of this writing)Rs. 2740Rs. 2532Rs. 1197Rs. 1815
Warranty2 Years2 Years2 Years2 Years
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Panasonic SR-Y22 and SR-Y18

Panasonic SR-Y22FHS

Panasonic SR-Y22FHS

Panasonic SR-Y22 is one of the biggest rice cookers available online. It has a capacity of 5.4L after cooking and 2.2L before cooking. The Panasonic SR-Y18 has a capacity of 4.4L after and a 1.8L before. With this capacity, it is easy to cook rice and steam vegetables or fish simultaneously. Also, if you are planning to have guests over, then you will need these to cook for all the guests and keep the rice warm until you serve. These two cookers are very similar in features. The heaters are super powerful and rice takes very short time to cook. The best feature is Auto Cook. Put rice and set timer. It will cook at the pre-set time. Once the cooking is done, the rice cooker changes to keep-warm mode and prevents rice from burning like a pressure cooker. You can read a more detailed here – panasonic electric cooker review.

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Panasonic SR WA 10 1 L Rice Cooker

Panasonic SR WA-10

Panasonic SR WA-10

This is a “best-seller” according to Amazon. Even on Flipkart, it has the highest ratings among rice cookers. It has an aluminium cooking pan and is a 550W rice cooker. This is a true value for money rice cooker. It costs just above 1000 rupees and it does the job of cooking rice. It will cook rice and automatically turn off. If you are looking for an economical rice cooker, then this is the one for you. Also, it is the best if you are leading the bachelor life. A more detailed review is also available.

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Panasonic SR WA 18H

Panasonic SR-WA18H

Panasonic SR-WA18H

The Panasonic SR WA 18H is a 1.8L rice cooker with a 660 Watt power consumption. It has a 1.8L before and a 4.4L after capacity. It comes with an automatic keep warm functionality. So, when the rice is cooked, the keep warm gets activated. This cooker is very comparable to the Panasonic SRY18 in terms of power and capacity but the difference is that this cooker does not have auto cook functionality. Also, the SRY18 looks more beautiful and will look good in your kitchen. The price difference is around 800Rs between the two.

Here’s is a more detailed review – Panasonic SR WA-18.

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So, if you ask me, I would buy the Panasonic SR-Y22 because its big, looks good, cooks food quickly thanks to its powerful heater and has auto-cook functionality.

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