This was posted 2 years 8 months 10 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired 1L Rice Cooker $12.99 @ Aldi Starting 11th August

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$12.99 for a 1L rice cooker.

Cheap ones at k-mart/target are about $40 so this seems like a good deal to me. i needed a rice cooker anyway so its a great deal for me.

i am quite surprised this deal was not posted previously

i am buying one today, i will update to let everyone know about my experience. i have the feeling that they will sell out quite quickly. they usually only have a few in every store to get people in.

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  • +1 vote

    Isn't this just the standard price?

    Regardless it still is a pretty good deal. I might buy one XD

    • +1 vote

      Similar deal at Sam's Warehouse etc.

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    I don't know anything about rice cookers, but the misses is bugging me to buy one.. seems like a great price.. only thing I'll say is it's 5 cups, not 5L.. so it's actually 1L.

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      yeap, changed the title

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      1 cup of rice is heaps. To give you an idea, I normally cook 2 cups of rice and it lasts me 2-3 meals depending on how hungary I am and a lot of my friends say I'm a big eater. So 5 cups would be more than enough for a family of 5-8.

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        you use about 1/2 a cup of rice per meal per person I normally work off.

        • +1 vote

          Just remember that rice cooker "cups" are not standard. They are about two thirds of a regular (imperial) cup

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          we eat rice nearly every day. Even the smallest rice cooker is sufficient.

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          Rice is typically measured in traditional Japanese cups, which is 180mL.

      • +11 votes

        how hungarian were you?

  • +3 votes

    We got given a cheap-o one for xmas 8 years ago, and use at least once every couple of weeks, it's still going strong with no issues.

    They are such simple things that even cheap ones should go the distance.

    Just be careful to only use plastic utensils to get the rice out, and if the non-stick coating starts to come away, bin it before you ingest too much Teflon :P

  • +5 votes

    OP, cheap ones at Kmart are in fact $20 (for a 10 cup)

    yes, my link is $7 more expensive, but it does twice as much, has a steamer, and is stainless.

    http://www.lasoo.com.au/offer/rice-cookers-steamers-0/homema...

    not saying mine is a better deal, just putting it out there that you can spend a little more and get much more.

    • +3 votes

      what a good deal.

      i have no need for 10 cups of rice, nor do i have the space. but for anyone who does need it, this is a great deal.
      plus it is stainless steel. +1

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        Cook rice, put in bags and freeze it. Heaps convenient… reheats nicely in microwave.

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          Who the hell would neg that comment? It works a treat, I do it all the time!

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      Two thumbs up for steamer option. I have a similar model and steam carrots/broccoli while cooking the rice. Add some soy and sweet chill sauce for an instant meal.

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      Thanks, battler… grabbed one of these from Kmart today :)

  • +1 vote

    3 weeks ago good guys had a generic out for $10, I missed it but picked up the kambrook one (looked identical) for $18 (cash).

  • +5 votes

    I can't comment about the quality of this unit, but everyone who eats rice every now and then should invest in a rice cooker. It cooks rice better than any other stovetop/microwave method.

    • +2 votes

      agreed. it comes out perfect every time with no effort.

    • -6 votes

      this is how ansian cook rice.

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        Ansian go back to Ansia! Anstralia for Anstralians!

        (not serious of course. As so many Asians (not Ansians) eat rice so regularly, I guess they are experts at it….)

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      U mean boiling rice. =)

  • +1 vote

    I brought one from the last sales a while back but ended up returning it. The push button kept popping out as soon as the water brought to broiling. The rice was never cooked.

  • +1 vote

    I bought one of these this time last year from Aldi. Has worked well without issue.

    As noted above, I have seen similar products in the good guys for as low as $10, but ostensibly, any rice cooker $30 or below is identical, except for the plastic enclosure.

    The one thing I like about the Aldi product (that most of the budget products don't have) is a removable cord. Easier to clean. Easy to serve from without worrying about the heat from the inner pot.

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    http://www.aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_18674.htm

    These knives are fantastic (although a little small for some tasks). Grab yourself a set if you're at Aldi!

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      We have that set, and also the other ones that are the same blades but with full stainless handles. Both have been really great.

  • +1 vote

    Rice cookers are good for DIY sous vide setups.

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    Good deal.

    P.S. I can't comment on the quality of this rice cooker but for those looking for a serious rice cooker, I recommend Tiger rice cookers. I've got one, it's still going strong after 15 years of use on a daily basis.

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      I agreed.tiger rice cooker is the best and expensive too.these cheapie rice cookers hardly to last 2 months if u cook every day.well at the end we get what we pay for.

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      Yes + for tiger cookers. My 2 cents I have eaten rice all my life, and if you want a quality finish rice these things are quite poor compared to a pressure cook, had both types with varying quality through out my life. it wont cook the rice evenly ( top cook bottom dry soggy bits here and there ) and wont reach high enough temp to fully swell the grains( flapy lid wont hold temp). Invest in a pressure cook even cheapies will do and you will never go back.

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      Which model do you recommend? Looking for a small one probably 5 cups or less.

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        I don't have a model number, but just get the most basic one without all the fancy computer programming stuff. Mine cost me < $200 iirc but that was 15 yrs ago, and the price is still about the same, if you take into account inflation the price may have even come down.

        The Tiger rice cooker is designed to do one thing only and do it well, the only part you'll need to replace every 10 years or so is the bowl inside which tends to get scratched and loses it's non-stickiness. But if you look after it, it may last you a lot longer, just make sure to use only sponges when you wash it. I had to get one which cost me $70 iirc but I am pretty sure I got ripped off.

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        This is the one I own. It's amazing how after 15 years, the design has remained the same, but hey if it ain't broken don't fix it, right?

        http://khaihifi.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=10&products_id...

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    the problem with this designed cookers are it will make mess all over the surroundings.

    • -1 vote

      I've bought & used several different (decent) brands, and they ALL do that :(

      And this isn't a bargain, anyway. As-shown, there are PLENTY of cheapies around, and this is a normal Aldi price anyway.

      No bargain, no deal :(

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    I bought one three years ago (it was 4 cups capacity then) and still going strong! I use it pretty regularly, maybe 3 times a week. Does spit a bit of water sometimes, nothing major, and nothing a sponge wont fix!

  • +1 vote

    The Good Guys was selling one for $10, probably still available: http://www.thegoodguys.com.au/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Prod...

    I bought one from BigW for $15 (their normal price), in hindsight the Homemaker one from Kmart that also steams is great- wish I had gotten that one.

    Given they are always $15 at BigW I don't think this is really much of a bargain.

    • -1 vote

      the op exagerated. the cheap one in Kmart is $14, i bought one about 2 months ago from kmart East gardens shopping centre after the $10 aldi rice cooker ( i bought last time, but only used for less than 4 months) died. not a bargain at all. alos, the kmart one seems to have better quality than the aldi one.

      • +1 vote

        Pretty sure they would be the same crap

        Tiger rice cookers FTW!

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          tiger one is much more expensive. they actually do same job. if the $14 kmart one can last for 1 year, i wont have anything to complain (i still keep the receipt, in case…). i usually advocate for aldi, but not this time.

  • +1 vote

    Just purchased one.

    What annoys me is there is an X maker for everything!

    For example i saw a hot chocolate maker there today…

    • +8 votes

      Bull… where's the Money Maker? :p

      • +1 vote

        The manufacturer has it.

      • +2 votes

        I'll leave it to you, to work that out … but you gotta shake it!

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    Hurry up and open a supermarket in Adelaide please Aldi :(

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    This is a bargain, cant believe people are negging it

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      you should believe it. it is NOT a bargain, just cheap. but last time, it was sold at $10.

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    Also take note of the laptop. http://www.aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_18776.htm

    I've heard that they're quite good quality, and the specs for it are decent for its price.

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    I second the Kmart $14 Homemaker beast. Also comes with a trivet so you can steam

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    I second the Kmart $14 Homemaker beast. Also comes with a trivet so you can steam

    • +2 votes

      You seconded it by posting twice!!!

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    This is normal price as it cost $2.99 more than 2 years ago.
    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/14905

    • +1 vote

      Can I borrow your time machine to go back then?

      Everything mcdonalds is a rip off because many years ago i could get a happy meal for $2.95?

      • +1 vote

        I'll throw a fresh tank of plutonium in the old DeLorean if I can have a few El Maco's whilst you're there bro! ;)

  • +1 vote

    This product is good for those who eat rice on occassions. However, as an Asian who has eaten rice nearly everyday I can tell you that if you are looking to invest in a rice cooker and eat rice all the time the only brand you can go for is Tiger (retails for c.$180+) and you get perfect rice (the serious rice eaters will know this - I know that sounds sad ;p). They can be found at most Asian shops and nearly all Asians go for the Tiger brand. I guess it's comparable to purchasing a cheap coffee machine for occassional use or a commercial/industrial one for everyday use.

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      Really? All you need is a 109 dollar Breville from Myer and you're set. My ex left it for me. =)

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      I had a friend from Hong Kong who laughed when she saw these glass lidded models were still on sale in Australia about 10 years ago. She said they havent been sold in Hong Kong since the 80s, as people will only buy the newer versions with the hinged, snap-lock tops.

      http://www.tigerricecookers.com/

      She convinced me to get one, & it has been a dream to use. If you eat rice alot you need the newer machine. They are just so easy to use, & also to clean.

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        Okay okay, I don't eat rice that often. But I must say that the Breville Synchro RC is quite a good cooker. And I am sure it beats Tiger in design and features. http://www.breville.com.au/cooking/rice-cookers/the-rice-box...

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          Really?i think all breville products are rebadged products from Chinese factories and selling at unspeakable rrp.just checked breville microwave oven at target and i would say the quality is terrible from quality of materials used and poor assembly and finish..any wonder they are always 50% off.in this case you don't even get what you pay for.feel free to correct me if i am wrong.

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          It depends on the product, all Brevilles are designed in Australia. Of the products I own of Breville, the pronto convection oven (and it was not cheap ~$200)did break its hinge, but I fixed that myself. So I guess of the many products Breville sells there are some which are of inferior quality compared to others. I myself have not seen Breville cheap-looking microwaves. But if in doubt, don't buy it.

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    im asian and il tell you that Tiger is amazing.. like said above… if you eat rice everyday and want perfect rice.. do spend your money on a good brand one.. these aldi brand and kmart ones have really inconsistent rice.. You must throw it out.. after like.. a few hours too.. cuz the rice gets all hard and gross…
    if you are cooking rice for 1 person.. 2 at most.. then you should be fine.. and use it like literally.. once or twice a week at most..

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