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Features of SR WA18
The Panasonic SR WA 18 has a capacity of 1.8 litres. This converts to a 10 cup (metric) rice cooker. This measurement is a “before” cooking measurement. The “after” measurement is 2.4L. So, a lot of rice can be cooked at a time in this cooker. One can also cook maggi, boil eggs and pasta in a rice cooker. Basically, anything that is in the liquid state can be boiled in a rice cooker.
The power on this rice cooker is 660 W. At this power rating, 2 cups of rice can be cooked in 15-20 minutes and a 6 cup rice might take half an hour or so.
After keeping rice and water for cooking, the rice cooker will automatically shut off when the rice is cooked. While cooking rice, most of the water is absorbed by the rice and some water evaporates. As soon as all the water is gone from the cooker, the rice cooker will automatically decrease the temperature and stop cooking. This prevents the rice from burning and sticking to the sides.
Once the rice is cooked, the rice cooker will shift to keep warm mode. In this mode, it will not cook or burn the rice, but the rice will remain hot. This ensures that hot and steamy rice is available during dinner making it a pleasant experience.
The warranty for this product is 2 years on the body and 5 years on the heater, provided by Panasonic. The warranty is one of the best in class and not many companies beat it.