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Tiger Rice Cookers: JKT-S18A $439.20, JKT-S10A $399.20, JAX-S18A $255.20, JAX-S10A $223.20 (C&C or $9 Postage) @ Bing Lee eBay

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Was popular last time I posted and these are available again. I got the little JAX-S10A and the mrs has been raving about it.

Tiger Rice Cookers C&C or +$9 Postage. All these models are made in Japan.

Tiger JKT-S18A $439.20 - IH, 10 cup
Tiger JKT-S10A $399.20 - IH, 5.5 cup
Tiger JAX-S18A $255.20 - 10 cup
Tiger JAX-S10A $223.20 - 5.5 cup
Tiger JNP1000FLZ $159.20 - 5.5 cup
Tiger JNP1800FLZ $183.20 - 10 cup
Tiger JNO-B360 $559.20 - Commercial Rice Cooker 20 Cups Out of Stock

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  • +19 votes

    Just here waiting for all the comments about how your $20 kmart rice cooker does the job. Grabs popcorn

    • +1 vote

      Grabs popcorn

      Preferably not cooked in the rice cooker.

    • +4 votes

      I was going to post a similar comment but genuinely want to know:

      How does it justify the 20x price difference?

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        I think the warm setting on these are bette, doesn't dehydrate your rice as much as the Kmart

        • +2 votes

          For someone like me who switches the unit off and empty the cooker immediately after it cook is finished, will this make any difference?

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            @tshow: I don't think it would make a significant difference to you then, to me the quality of the rice is not as "fluffy" (don't really know how to describe this), barely noticeable for jasmine rice, etc. But maybe more significant for more dense rice like glutenous rice (I haven't try with these type of rice yet)

      • +13 votes

        Is it worth the 20x price difference? It depends. Is definitely not worth it if you don't eat rice every day, though for most Asians, they do, so the difference make it worth it. Is worth it because the rice genuinely taste better and will be completely consistent every single time, doesn't burn at the bottom, can't boil over. Every single time. If you want to cook different type of rice you select the settings and it will do it for you without fuss.

        Here's a video comparing a $$$ to a $ one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8FkbFoRCzc

        Every time I see those comments (from the people who doesn't genuinely want to know), I just think that people don't realise they pay for this kind of convenience and improvement in a lot of their purchases. Is like comparing lawn mowers. A manual push one and a petrol one both cut grass. So why do most people go for the petrol one when it cost extra?

        • +2 votes

          Some items are genuine BS (think holographic power bands) but I indulge in nice things do I understand. Some things perform a function that is worth the financial investment to some but not to others.

          Thanks for the response. I am not a rice connesiour but two things I hate about my rice cooker is that it **sticks and the rice is never like those fancy Indian/Chinese restaurants. I am using Jasmine rice but regardless of how much I pay for the rice, it's still underwhelming.

          Thanks again.

      • +14 votes

        I had a cheap $20 Kmart rice cooker. I found the rice never cooked that great, stuck together, burnt on the bottom. I threw it in the bin eventually as was taking up more space than it was worth.

        I then purchased a Breville Fast Slow Pro pressure cooker which I've been using for the past 12 months for rice as well. The rice comes out ok, sometimes a bit clumpy but never burns to the bottom. If you leave the rice in a while, it can dry out a little, making it not that nice to eat once it has.

        I then brought the Tiger JAX-S18A a couple of weeks ago when it was last on here when people mentioned the difference in the cooked rice quality and reading a few reviews. I've used it daily since, and it has been an excellent purchase for $255. I do wish I'd gone for the smaller 5.5 cup cooker as the minimum portion size in the 10 cup is 2 cups of rice which is a bit much if you want one serving for one to two people. I think the 5.5 cup would be a bag of 1kg rice so the 10cup would be better if you are cooking for a family.

        Every night before I go to bed I put some porridge oats in it, water, a dash of salt and some cinnamon, set the timer then wake up to freshly cooked porridge.

        Likewise, I eat 5 times a day, so if I know I'm home all day I'll put fresh rice on in the morning and get a portion out of it when I eat. The rice is just as good from the moment it's stopped cooking as it is 15+ hours later.

        The quality is noticeably better than when I used the Breville Fast Slow Pro pressure cooker, which wasn't too bad itself as a multifunction device.

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          Very compelling review. You've tempted me.

        • +1 vote

          Very interesting! I did notice the rice is a lot better in the Fast Slow Pro vs $20 cooker. Good to know it could be even better 😊

        • +1 vote

          I'll also add if you do get the JAX-S series and cook oats, ignore the porridge markings on the bowl. They are for rice porridge/congee, not oats. I found out the hard way with a bowl of water in the morning. Instead, follow the ratios on the oats packet, I've been using a 1 to 3 ratio oats/water, you may need to give them a quick stir when ready if watery.

          Stone cut oats I've been cooking for the minimum time, 40 minutes. However, I've started using steel cut oats which are usually a pain to cook, and they come out perfect after setting cook time to 1 1/2 hours.

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        I think it's worth it. The rice is soft and fluffy = tastes better

    • -1 vote

      $20 ! Why waste so much money! My other half grew up on rice and I like it too. So after 36 years we are on cooker number 4. When the $14 cooker had a scratched bowl after 5 years of almost daily use I set a budget of $18. Well Kmart had a newer model that incorporated a steamer for a total of $ 13. Works fine doing 2 jobs at once.

    • +1 vote

      Bought a Panasonic SR-DF101WST at $70. Went in the middle , no Kmart or Tiger. :)

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    I've been curious for years about quality rice cookers.
    Do they still boil over and burn at the bottom? Are they set and forget? Is Tiger JNP1800FLZ going to do the job without fuss do you think. Love white rice.
    I gave up on $30 cheapies.

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      Tiger, Panasonic rice cookers don't boil over or burn the bottom.

      Super easy to use. Had a Panasonic for roughly 10 years before it died. Purchased a Tiger cooker and it has been going strong for approximately 6 years.

  • +2 votes

    My 5.5 year old Tiger JAX-S10A that I bought in Singapore just died. Turns on but nothing heats up. Really disappointing as I expected a rice cooker of this brand and price to last at least 10 years. No complaints about the operation when it was working though. Faultless rice every time. Going to give Panasonic a go.

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      I've had a Panasonic for 7 years, still performing like the day it was new. I think you have to be a bit more careful with the pan compared with more expensive Tiger, it's not super-thick metal and I have a small dent in it. Panasonic do not offer it as a replacement part, either (maybe because it's 7+ years old). The dent does not affect the cooking but I don't know how it happened. Dropping the pan from height accidentally might result in a bigger dent; who knows what that could do to heating consistency, temperature sensors etc.

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    Anyone have experience with battery replacement in these. I just gave away a Panasonic rice cooker that had a flat battery. It was a perfectly good rice-cooker, but for the battery. Contacted Panasonic (per the booklet) to arrange a battery change but they said no (which I kind of understand as it was +5yrs old). We used the timer function quite a bit, and setting the clock every time was a pain in the butt. Battery is soldered so not easily replaced. I bought a JKT-S10A to replace it, but I'll be annoyed if I face the same issues when the Tiger battery runs flat.

    • +4 votes

      Who's got time for cooking rice in an open pot. Haven't done that in 30 years.

      Put water and rice in rice cooker, press a button, leave, done.

      • +1 vote

        You can make pilaf in this? My people don't use rice cookers and wouldn't know how to use one tbh. I don't believe this can make pilaf. I come from a culture that enjoys preparing food even though it takes more time and effort.

        I just recently learnt how to cook longer grains in water. It's somewhat of an alien concept for us.

        Pilaf is washed, soaked, drained, fried in oil, then water is added and cooked per absorbtion method. We generally use short / medium grain. It needs to be cooked so that each grain can be seperated and that nothing clumps together or turned into a mush.

        I think a rice cooker would be a hard sell for Mediteranian, Caucasus and Middle Eastern people.

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          Maybe, hard to say. Could do the final part with the water and absorption in the rice cooker, that's about it. Rice cooker simplifies that absorption part mainly. As I've mentioned, rice cookers are mainly to cook a wide variety of plain rice, mainly East Asia variety. Other variation include putting meat or vegetable stock instead of water or small bits of vegetable or meat to make the rice flavoured, that's about it.

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    got the JAX-S18A last deal as my previous tiger rice cooker (JNP1800FLZ) died after 18+ years of use. Very happy with it, makes perfect fluffy whtie rice every time

  • +1 vote

    I got one from the last deal, still cooks rice but it doesn't burn the bottom like the cheaper ones and is really easy to use. take 30 min to cook sushi rice (love sushi), overall I'm happy with mine but a cheap one will also do the job but will burn the bottom and won't be as fluffy.

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    I've had our Tiger rice cooker for 6 years, it's starting the burn the bottom of the rice in areas now. Not happy for the amount we paid

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    I bought one from the last deal (the 10 cup one), my old cooker was quite good and we have also cooked rice on the stove using both stainless steal pots and clay pots. Everyone in my family agrees the rice is fluffier especially in the Ultra mode, and does taste better. In fact there is a noticeable increase in our rice consumption (jury is out on if that's a good thing).

    It's very easy to clean, the cooking time does increase because of the size (10 cup version takes longer than smaller version even for the same amount of rice). Overall we are very happy with the purchase, if you don't eat rice often then not really worth it, as it does cooks rice marginally better. However if you eat rice almost everyday like I do, then I would actually recommend it despite it's hefty price tag.

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    As an Asian who eats rice 3 times a day, I recommend only Tiger or Cuckoo brand for rice cooker. Btw, the code doesn’t work for me, it says “This code can’t be applied to your order”

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    I've got a Tiger JAJ-A55U 3-cup cooker (can't get it here) and it's awesome for a small family. Cooks everything from jasmine, medium grain, pearl to brown rice without burning. Tiger is pretty decent along with Panasonic. Hitachi, Toshiba and Zojirushi are also great if you can get them (not locally stocked).

    Get a rice cooker with a thick and heavy pot (like the JAX series) or else it will burn the bottom. IH cookers are the bee's knees, but that are expensive. My parent's have a Xiaomi IH rice cooker and I swear once you go IH you will never ever go back.

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      What is the difference of IH rice cooker with others ?
      Thanks

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        very even cooking, no burnt rice at the bottom

      • +1 vote

        Induction Heating. It uses induction rather than a heating cores in traditional rice cookers that distributes the heat more evenly and every grain is cooked evenly. If or some tyres of rice (like Japanese short grain or sushi rice), IH can cook them to perfection. Cheap rice won't make a huge difference (like Sun long jasmine or medium grain). You would not believe how expensive yet so high quality rice you can get in Japan, hence why there are these expensive rice cookers.

  • +1 vote

    I have the top model bought 2 years ago on Qzbargain , it is expensive near $480 , it is the best decision I've made , no more burning bottom and ability to do slow cook too , only complain is it does not have pressure cook .

  • -2 votes

    Wash rice and leave it in water for about 1 hour.
    Then pinch salt and boil it in water; empty the water. Pour the rice in a pot, pour the oil over rice (pre-heat oil with onion), close the pot and seal the air, and let it steam on low heat. voila! Perfect rice.

  • +5 votes

    Can people get over the "I can cook rice in a pot better" crap? These rice cookers are made for people who want to eat plain rice and wants to cook it fast and perfect every time. To be more specific, these were first made by the Japanese to cook East/SE Asian variety rice that demands some starch or glutinous. If you cook basmati rice, don't get this. If you don't like starch in your rice, don't get this.

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    I use it to make pancakes and cheesecakes XD

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    Almost bought one last rime as the reviews are so good and I hate cooking rice and often screw it up.

    Anyway, someone on here advised me to buy a Breville Smart Rice Box cooker for around $100. I got one and have to say it’s probably the best thing I’ve bought in a long, long while. Perfect rice every time and it sits there for ages keeping the rice warm, without turning it to shit.

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    Got a Buffalo rice cooker with stainless steel inner bowl $150 4 years back. Never burn the bottom but not sure the rice is fluffy or not.

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    Can someone compare JKT-S10A vs JAX-S10A ? Is it worth the extra cost for IH ?

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    Whats the difference between the JKT and JAX, is the bowl of same quality?

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    Tiger JNP1000FLZ $159.20
    How would this compare to say the cheaper panasonic fuzzy logic rice cooker?

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    Daily rice eater and ex Panasonic RC user. Decided to try the JKTs18a after reading ozB so bought from the last deal. Maybe my expectations are too high as I find it underwhelming. Ok, the bowl feels solid and with IH, I'm guessing they make the texture of the rice a bit better but doesn't justify 2-3x the price of Pana. The display is hard to read from certain angles and the colour is kinda weird for modern kitchen. In hindsight, should have bought the non IH version.

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      What kind of rice are you cooking? For IH to really shine you need quality rice. Sunlong or those 10kg normal stuff you buy from Costco I find very marginal difference between IH and normal. You need to start cooking quality rice from Asian groceries to taste the difference.

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    Thanks! Bought one. Decided to ditch our old tiger rice cooker last week, as the bowl was starting to flake bits of metal off into the rice (and we inadvertently eating it).