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Breville The Smart Rice Box Cooker $94.52 Delivered @ Myer eBay & Amazon AU

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This fantastic Breville Smart Rice Box is down again to its lowest price, thanks to the 20% off Myer eBay store promo.

I've got 2 of these now, and its transformed our rice cooking!
I personally don't see any reason to spend hundreds more on brands such as Tiger - the results with this are truly incredible.

Cue the Fuzzy Logic comments!

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EDIT: Same price on Amazon AU (Thanks @RichardL)

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    Can you make small quantities of rice in it okay (like two or three serves) or is it too big for that?

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      The minimum it takes is 2 cups (not regular cups, but rather the included cup size - think they're 180ml).

      So would probably be at least 2 large servings.

      Hope this helps! :)

    • +3 votes

      I sometimes make a single cup in mine, it doesn't really matter (mine is a few years older but i cant see a problem)
      1 cup water 1 cup rice (depending on 'doneness' and what sort of rice you use.)
      If this is the first time owning a rice cooker, especially one with a sealed lid. Refer to the rice cooker manual for cooking instructions, never pay attention to the rice packets.

  • +12 votes

    I posted this deal at the same time, and while writing it up, it seems I was beaten. Anyway, here's what I wrote:

    For those not inclined to pay for a Tiger Brand Rice Cooker (currently 20% off at Bing Lee eBay), this is widely considered the best alternative. I've been watching the surprisingly passionate arguments surrounding rice cookers here on Ozbargain and the conclusion is that if you don't cook rice very often, then a cheap $20-30 will be fine. If you eat rice 3 meals a day, then it's probably worth going for a Tiger rice cooker. For those who eat rice maybe 2-3 times a week, and can't justify $250-500, this is the sweet spot.

    Note that this is the 'Smart' version, not to be confused with the lesser version without fuzzy logic which is frequently posted on Ozbargain for about $70. Almost everyone agrees it's worth getting this feature as it cooks the rice more consistently. The Smart Rice Box can also cook other grains such as oats/porridge, lentils and cake and can apparently be used as a steamer too. Pretty much, this one has all the bells and whistles and gets excellent reviews on most sites.

    • +1 vote

      Thanks for that! When I was googling, I came across the other rice box and was wondering whether there was a big difference between the two.

    • +1 vote

      Nice writeup. I've had the non-Smart version for about 5-6 years and it's been great. it gets regular use and never skips a beat. Definitely well worth the cost, and you're saving heaps vs. the Tiger and other brands.

    • +2 votes

      Thanks, I bought based on your detailed comment!

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    I have been buying rice in the packets that you put in the microwave for 60 seconds. (I am the only one in my house that likes rice!)

    I am now wondering if I should get a rice cooker.
    Would anyone know whether there is a big difference between microwave rice and the rice from a machine?

    • +3 votes

      if you can't tell then it shouldn't matter, but there is a difference. Would be cheaper to buy in rice in bags.

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      Yes, there is a noticeable difference when cooking dry rice, although they both take a similar time to cook (about 15-20 mins). Nothing beats the convenience of the 60 second rice cups/pouches though, but that convenience comes at a price.

      Purely looking at the economics of it, it's about 20kg of rice + the rice cooker before you'd break even compared with the cups. If you eat rice often enough, you could go through that in a year which is a very reasonable time to get ROI.

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      Why don't you steal a cup or two of rice from your mates or the hot neighbour a few doors down?

      Try cooking rice on the stove (I'm assuming you have some kind of saucepan at home) and if you like the results, you will appreciate a good rice cooker.

    • +2 votes

      We tend to pre cook our rice, and then freeze them into containers, hence making our own "microwave rice".

      Also can work your own portions out as well.

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    Just got one thanks OP.

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    Got one … i'm not sure why…. we don't even eat that much rice
    ozbargain hype and fomo

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    Mine arrived within 24 hours of ordering which was great - except that the steamer was cracked and Myer needs me to send the whole thing back, not just the broken part. The steamer doesn't seem very thick or strong, so it'll probably break later anyway, but you can't buy replacement parts for these.

  • -2 votes

    I've made rice once or twice a week for 20 yrs.. pot with lid is all you need. Can someone explain why you need a rice cooker

  • +1 vote

    Thanks. Purchased as well. I don't think we need a new rice cooker, but the inner coating of our current bowl is coming off.

  • -1 vote

    I'm have been using my cheapo Kmart rice cooker to cook various stuff like eggs and meat on it. Can this do the same?

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    Got one, thanks

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    Showing as $111.20 on eBay for me with 20% code. Do you need ebay plus to get this price?

  • +2 votes

    The thing is amazing. First meal so good - steamed ginger chicken, veggies and rice.

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