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Pampered Chef: Others selling Rice cookers!

  1. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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  2. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    If theirs works as well as ours, they won't sell very many.

    (Has anyone successfully made rice in their rice cooker? I use mine for everything else because rice usually comes out in a solid block that's the consistency of a cider block.)
     
  3. JennLizFran

    JennLizFran Member Gold Member

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    I don't have one, but my mom bought one, and tells everyone how much she loves it. She says it cooks her rice perfectly, and she never has boil overs that make a mess in her microwave! Personally I use Uncle Ben's minute rice, but I'm lazy...haha!
     
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  4. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    Seriously????
    We use ours 2-3x a week...and for all different types of rice, too...long grain, short grain, brown, coconut rice, sticky rice...you name it!
     
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  5. lpacker

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    I love the rice cooker - I make instant brown rice all the time and follow the microwave directions on the box.

    I put it to the real test about a month ago and did a BIG batch of rice in it. I'm pleased to say, it did not come out the top - especially pleased too or I would have been a little embarassed in front of our house quest, being that I AM the Pampered Chef queen (according to my dear husband!!!).
     
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  6. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Well, maybe I should try it again only this time, I'll leave out the Portland Cement.

    Seriously - I dunno - I just can't get it to come out right. But I always get perfect rice on the stovetop in an Executive sauce pan, so it's kinda tough to want to try the rice cooker in the atom smasher again.
     
  7. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Umm, mine became a literal cinder block...black, thick smoke pouring out everywhere. I had to throw it away because the rice had become one with the cooker, and I've never replaced it.

    I'm like you - I get GREAT results using an executive saucepan, so why bother?
     
    Sep 6, 2009
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  8. mscharf

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    I have to admit I have never used mine, BUT my Uncle made rice for 125 people using our rice cooker!!!! He swears it is the only thing that makes good rice, so he made a bazillion batches for my cousins 15th birthday party!!

    Someday I will try it myself!
     
    Sep 6, 2009
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  9. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I use mine for rice all the time. It's the only thing I use, and, like Carolyn, I use it for all kinds of rice.

    I use milk & water for white rice and stock for other rices. On the stovetop I'm terrible about letting the liquid boil over. That's not an issue in the Rice Cooker.
     
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  10. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    My Rice Cooker makes rice just fine.

    I really do not care that Tupperware makes one now. I haven't been invited to a TW party in AGES, but I can book 7-10 PC shows in a month. Guess who is more popular??? We really do not have competition.
     
    Sep 6, 2009
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  11. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    That must have been one whale of a party if it required a bazillion batches of rice. Was that an English bazillion or a metric bazillion? (The metric bazillion is a little smaller.)

    Remember to either never invite him to a wedding of just remind him that the rice you throw at the bride & groom is UNCOOKED.
     
  12. mscharf

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    It was an English bazillion, b/c there was a TON left over! lol :)
     
    Sep 6, 2009
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  13. pampered.chris

    pampered.chris Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I love my rice cooker. I use it all the time. It actually is living with my BF in Mississippi right now while he is active duty there. He couldn't live without it and I haven't made rice since he left b/c I can't cook it on the stove without a mess.
    I use it for noodles and rice and cakes and it all comes out great!!

    I don't like the colors that Tupperware has, I am not much into colors like that. And the other one looks just like ours but in different colors and I prefer our black one.
     
  14. smarteez2

    smarteez2 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I love the rice cooker!! I have never had a problem with it ever, my rice comes out perfect every time!!!
     
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  15. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    This whole discussion reminds me of the silicone baking craze a few years ago. EVERYBODY was coming out with silicone this and silicone that. Now, just try to find silicone anything. There's usually a few pieces in the housewares department at Kohl's or Target or Wally World but I wonder if that just isn't old stock.

    Maybe other companies figured out there's something to microwaving rice and not everyone is a micro-dud like me.
     
  16. turtle15

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    Does the rice come out sticky like at a Chinese restaurant?
     
    Sep 6, 2009
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  17. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    Only if you are using the type of rice that is meant to be sticky-rice.
     
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  18. TrishPCMommy

    TrishPCMommy Member Gold Member

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    I thought our Rice Cooker Plus was a PC exclusive... Someone told me there was a complaint years ago between Tupperware and PC about the Food Chopper (?)
    Are they copying our product?
     
  19. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Senior Member Gold Member

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    Pretty much my thought. Hopefully thier's will not catch on fire!
     
    Sep 7, 2009
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  20. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

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    At my very first party, four years ago, I made Rice in our rice cooker, and my little grand daughter came up to me and said, "Grandma, that is the very best rice I ever had". That was like music to my ears, because her other Grandma is from Japan, and there
    is rarely a meal she prepares without rice as a side dish! I could not have had a better
    commercial for our rice cooker.

    My only disaster was using it in my RV, and baking a cake for 10 minutes rather than
    stopping at 8 minutes and adding additional seconds as needed. I learned my lesson.
    At that point, the smell was very chemical and I considered throwing it away to prevent it from the odor transferring to future food. However, I did a baking soda soak, washed it thoroughly, and tested it on some flavored Uncle Bens. It is back in frequent use. I have a spare rice cooker in the old one, and use the new one for demo's.
     
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  21. turtle15

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    What kind of rice would that be?

    Otherwise, do you just follow the directions on the box for the microwave?
     
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  22. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    I always got my sticky-rice in the Oriental section of the supermarket. There isn't an Oriental market close by, that's where I'd really like to go sometime.
     
  23. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    You guys that are having trouble with your rice are probably cooking it too long. I have found that some rices need to be cooked for less time in the rice cooker than the directions say.

    I could never make rice right before the rice cooker. We LOVE it!
     
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  24. pjpamchef

    pjpamchef Member Silver Member

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    Love the rice cooker!! I purchased a 15lb bag of Basmati (sp?) rice from Sam's for less than $10, and make rice all the time! In fact my DD makes it as an after school snack (loaded with brown sugar of course!)
     
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  25. BlessedWifeMommy

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    Also, don't forget to turn the power down to 50% after the first cooking time. At least that is the directions I always follow. I think for white rice it is 5 minutes on 100% power, then 15 on 50% power for a cup of uncooked rice and 2 cups water.
     
  26. vonfirmath

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    Is the brown sugar added afterward, or while cooking? How much brown sugar?
     
    Sep 8, 2009
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