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Tiger Rice Cookers: JKT-S18A $431.20, JKT-S10A $399.20, JAX-S18A $255.20, JAX-S10A $223.20 (C&C or $9 Postage) @ Bing Lee eBay

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Tiger Rice Cookers - appear to be the best price of recent if not ever. C&C or +$9 Postage. All these models are made in Japan.

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    Seems the differences between models is due to induction heating. Can anyone comment on whether IH is worth price difference?

    • +6 votes

      Induction heating just heats the whole bowl rather than just the bottom. IH would just cook the rice evenly. I've had both and yes IH is slightly better but tbh if it's a Tiger it'll do a very good job regardless.

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    Not a direct comparison but I was looking for a IH rice cooker about 12 months ago and settled for a 4l Xiaomi IH rice cooker for approx $180 (I think 4l equates to a 10cup cooler). Extremely happy with it and I couldn’t justify paying more than double for a brand name like Panasonic, tiger etc.

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    Man I still cant decide whether to get one of these (the non induction) or a cuckoo. D:

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    I wonder if it can do preassure cooking, and how it compares to Tefal Cook4me which is great.

    • +1 vote

      Hi, can you comment on the Tefal Cook4me, bought it like a year ago and still havent used it lol

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        It is perfect for rice (I don't know how rice can be done any better), and all rice based dishes. Can cook potatoes and steam dim sims etc. Great for cooking under pressure (lentiles, peas etc). Can make it work with soups. Does not really work for cakes.

        • +2 votes

          Well shit, you might have just saved me $431.20. I'll have to give cooking rice and shot before deciding on a tiger. Thanks :)

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            @WilkyBoy: You are welcome. Mind you it is non IH (I think the main difference would still be power economy). The bowl in cook4me is great as well btw. Very long lasting ceramic coating, I would still advice not to use metal cutlery on it.

  • +1 vote

    5.5 cups = 5.5 x 180ml = 992ml = pretty much 1 LITER.

    https://www.abokichi.com/blogs/news/118615173-you-should-nev...

    The Japanese have smaller cup sizes..

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    Just wondering if anyone use these tiger rice cooker to cook brown rice?

    I dunno if bad luck. But

    I had 2 seperate tiger machines faulty when cooking brown rice after couple years

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      Sounds like bad luck. The Japanese ones have quite a few modes and I think brown rice is one of them. Not certain on the export models sorry.

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      Cook Brown rice all the time will not problem except it’s cakes the rice cooker quicker than Jasmine rice.

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    5.5 or 10 cup? mostly cook for 4-6.

  • +1 vote

    That is the MVP ricer cooker, Asian's dream comes true.

    • +2 votes

      Well many Asians actually consider Zojirushi as the better brand, although only slightly

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        Zojirushi are amazing but, most middle to lower end Zojirushi are actually made in China so yeah.

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          Last ones I saw in Costco a year back were made in Japan.

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            @PvsNP: Yup, definitely need to keep an eye out for it and not just assume is made in Japan even though is a Japanese brand. Is the same with Tiger as well. Even when you're in Japan they sell the models that are made in China!

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              @la838: I think we do have a wide Asian population here in this country, these rice cookers are suitable for our market. I am not sure about quality difference, but my dad had one from Japan, it is really good.

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      Asians don’t have very good imaginations if that’s the case.

  • +5 votes

    Haha I remember my $7 rice cooker when I was a student, did a decent job.

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      Tiger rice cookers produce great fluffy rice, but so do plenty of others (e.g the better Panasonic ones). You can get better value for money if you just want to cook rice, for sure.

      However, it’s pretty common to cook a big batch of rice and leave it on “keep warm” all day, so you have rice available on-tap and don’t have to cook a separate batch every meal.

      That’s where the Tiger rice cookers come into their own. The rice is fluffy, and stays tasting like just-cooked rice for 12 hours.

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        My Zojirushi has an "extended warm" function that they claim can keep the rice warm for 48 hours and still taste like just-cooked. I've never tried warming for 48 hours, but the rice still tastes great and not dry after 30 hours or so.

  • +12 votes

    My mind is blown that this deal has been up for two hours without a “$300 for a bloody rice cooker!? My $30 Kmart one gets the job done!” comment yet.

    EDIT: lol looks like I took too long to write my comment.

    • +3 votes

      Bit generous, kmart rice cooker is like $10!

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      $230-$400+ for a RICE COOKER?!
      That literally buys a ton of rice….
      Water / stovetop pot. Do it right and it still comes out pretty damn good.

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      Many people eat rice multiple times a day, and want a rice cooker that can cook a batch of perfect, fluffy rice and keep it in a just-cooked state all day or overnight. Tiger rice cookers can do that.

      It’s not just a machine for cooking rice for your curry on Tuesday nights. It’s for those people who want to just have rice available on-tap, so they can make a batch for dinner, use half of it, then grab a small serving to go with their breakfast, grab some to go in their lunch, then clean it up ready for dinner.

      If you’re not eating rice every day, then it may look like an extravagance. But for many people it’s an indispensable appliance.

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        I call it cultural difference, or the deviation on values.

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          It's cultural difference for sure. But there's no reason for people to scream "Why do you need this?!??"

          Just like Chinese who can't stand the fact that there's an oven they never use in the kitchen taking up so much room, so they use it for extra shelf space. Sure, they have no need for it, but screaming that it's useless and a waste of money isn't sane. It's just not for them.

  • +3 votes

    so this will make my rice fluffier ?

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    How long would this take to cook rice?

    And would pressure cooking models do it significantly quicker?

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      Cuckoo pressure rice cooker standard program for white rice takes 29 minutes. Turbo mode takes 19 minutes.
      I believe Tiger takes a bit longer.

      If you think 30 minutes is long…
      Actually it is "fire and forget" mode - you put it in and do other things. And while you are finishing other things and setting up the table the rice is ready.

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    Any good 3 cup models?

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      As someone who spent a few days last month looking for a 3 cup rice cooker. Is pretty much impossible to find one locally in Aus unless you want a old fashion looking one.

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        Zojirushi make one however it is made in China not Japan

        • -2 votes

          It's just a rice cooker… I'm struggling to believe that Japan has some super special secret technology that makes their rice any better. But then I also think spending $400 on a rice cooker is utterly ridiculous, so what do I know!

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            @callum9999: Well that's how I saw it, if I was going to spend that much on a cooker might as well choose something that's made in Japan, or Korea. Is funny though while I was looking at some rice cookers on Amazon Jp , some of the reviews on it were from Japanese people saying Made In Japan isn't the quality it used to be.

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      Tiger JAY-A55U.

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    I've had mine for 8 years, used about 2 times a week. Surprisingly the pot looks brand new!

    • +1 vote

      My mum (asian, rice for dinner 6.5 days a week on average) was impressed with the quality of the IH 10 cup pot - she was gonna go for a cheaper model but ended up swayed because of the pot.

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    $400 to cook rice wow

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    Hi all,

    I can’t decide to get IH version or not? Please help :)

  • +1 vote

    Wish they made a 1 or 2 cup cooker. Even though using Sistema red microwave containers ain't too shabby.

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    Thanks OP, purchased, I look forward to using this for the next 21.5 years.

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    Anyone had any luck finding spare parts for these, they seem to have 0 after sales support.

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      Are you in Sydney? I melted the bottom of my one - just the plastic bit (dumb move story of the week). Contacted Tiger via Facebook and they advised me of a repairer in Lansvale. Took it to the guy and he replaced it for me in a couple days (as they didn't stock the part I needed and had to get it in)

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    Does anyone have experiece on Xiaomi Mijia Pressure IH Rice Cooker and Tiger pressure rice cooker? How do they compare in term of cooking result?

    Xiaom ($239.10) vs Tiger ($399.20), that is quite significant prce difference.

    • +1 vote

      I have the Xiaomi and couldn't be happier and I consider myself a "fussy" rice eater - I eat rice 5 times a week.

      The bowl is really heavy which is a good thing. I would have loved to get the pressure IH verison but they only make it in 3L size and I needed 4L for the whole fam.

  • +1 vote

    Anyone able to compare the rice made in these to the cheaper fuzzy logic options?

    I'd been waiting for a bargain to drop for a while, and ended up getting a breville rice box.
    quite happy with the rice it's making. a big step up from the thermometer cut-off based cheapos.

    would love to know if anyone's had both / similar models and can compare the product.

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    The synchro-cooking is handy in a pinch too. Cook the rice, cook a side and let it go while you shower or fix up some chores!

  • +1 vote

    Have the jkt s18a and yes it does cook rice pretty well. I usually make 2 cups at a time and add the required amount of water and a tad of seasoning. The thing I like most about it is that you don't have to be too finicky about getting the measurements exact as it some how manages to cook ok regardless of this. I also make porridge in the morning using the slow cook function and this only takes 5 minutes. Having said that I still have a cheap pressure cooker with a rice function and found the rice cooked in it is just as good. It's a case of swings and roundabouts I guess.

  • +2 votes

    Zojirushi plz

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    I've been using a $15 Kmart one for 5+ years. Any difference in rice quality with this?

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        it's absolutely not.

        you CAN cook decent rice with many different methods - so long as you've dialed down the ratio / method / temperatures etc for a specific rice and a specific method.
        rice cookers make an end product much better than most people can without spending a lot of time practicing.
        they are also more forgiving with ratios, and are super convenient.

        a $10 version does not do the same thing. they have a simpler / cheaper method of cut off - as soon as the temperature rises above boiling, they cut off, using that as a guide that water has evaporated. more expensive ones use processors and fancy stuff to cook the rice.

      • +1 vote

        Please tell that to those paid thousands for a coffee machine.

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