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Xiaomi Induction Heating Rice Cooker 3L $139 (RRP $249) + Delivery (Free C&C) @ PC Byte

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Saw this on sale and couldn’t help myself and ordered one.

This rice cooker has IH cooking and app controlled program to cook not just rice but other Asian dishes as well.

The button and app are in English even the photos are in Chinese.

It’s 5 cups rice cooker if you don’t know what 1L rice really means. Took me awhile to work it out, they should’ve used standard rice cooker sizing.

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        Washing the grains a few times helps remove the starch so it's less gluey.

        I've found the cheapest units tend to stick to the bowl too.

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      Big difference. I had an ALDI one before, the rice isn’t good.

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        so is that the rice or the cooker

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          The rice texture and taste is better when cooked by a proper rice cooker. The ones with computer chips don’t just cook at full or low, they adjust temperature during the cook so the rice taste better and smell better. They also control the temperature at a point where rice can suck in more water so it’s more fluffy.

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    Xiaomi sure manufacture a lot of different things. Tenga knockoff when?

    • +2 votes

      Plz ask them to clone AirPods Max for <$200

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        I think they are already working on it lol.

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    Can anyone who has this comment on the localised app? Saw this review from a year ago and wondering if it's improved:

    "this was recommended by a few Chinese friends. One of the key function is app control, which includes functions such as customised cooking methods for selected rice type and prefered rice texture, hundreds of recipes with associated cooking methods etc. It was really smooth to connect the cooker to phone and control it via the app, however, I could not choose rice type and there were only four recipes. This was rather disappointing. I later found out if I change the region from New Zealand to Mainland China, I can choose the rice type. If I change the language from English to Chinese, there are hundreds of recipes.

    These brilliant smart functions apparently only meant to serve the Chinese market. Not mention that the same device is sold in China with a lower recommended retail price."

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      You are correct. The app support English and Chinese. But the recipes aren’t available in English version. Chinese version even setup for Australia locale still has thousands of recipes. I guess it’s just too difficult to translate all those Chinese recipes into English.

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    I find it amusing that Xiaomi in Chinese literally translates to ‘little rice’.

    Anyway unless you want full unattended automation in your rice cooker you don’t actually need one. Get a pot, add water and rice, then simmer at the lowest heat until the water dissipates. Next turn the heat off and leave it covered until fluffy. Time depends on how much rice there is.

    Look up ‘absorption method’.

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      Takes more effort

      Do you drive a car? Why not walk instead

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        Lol

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        fine advice for people who don't cook rice that often who would find a device just for rice unjustified. Why own a car if you only drive occasionally.

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      No. This way you can’t get the same taste and smell of even an entry model micro-computer rice cookers. (Not Kmart or ALDI)

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      Geez I just do the boiling method. Absorption is too much effort. Water, rice, boil, walk away and come back in 20mins.
      Drain, done

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        @beatsntoons you should watch uncle Roger a bit. :)

        https://youtu.be/53me-ICi_f8

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        The drain step is the extra step, therefore more efford. If you put the right amount of water and temp then .. Rice..water.. boil.. walk away… come back… eat

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          Don’t forget the cost!
          $10 for a pot to boil water :)

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            @beatsntoons: It cost about 5-10c to boil the water, how do you cook rice without boiling it?

            (i didn’t neg you btw)

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              @huu: Haha I don’t care about the negs, it’s all good. Just sensitive souls out there :)

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    What nationality power plug does it come with?

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      Aussie

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        Did you check its passport to ascertain its nationality?

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          It's a white machine therefore no need to check. If it was a machine of colour on the other hand…

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    After trying to use the xiaomi toilet seat app, im staying away from these "smart" household products.

    • +1 vote

      Why? Tell us more.

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        Very unresponsive and doesn't work. Connection drops out and needs to reconnect every time you want to use it.

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          What if you loose the internet…?

      • +3 votes

        It photographs your jobbies and sends them to the CCP to be used for blackmail

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          hahahahahahahahhahahhahahha

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    We bought ours at release, around 3 years ago. The quality has held up well.

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    Anyone know what app to use with this? I tried the Xiaomi home app but it does not recognise the rice cooker. Is there another app that I should be using? Or some settings that I should be changing?

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      I found it on Mi Home, under Kitchen Electronics.

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      Mi Home app.

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        Yes I tried this and scanned for my device but it couldn't find it. I wonder whether it's because I have the pressure version of the rice cooker.

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          You need to use pin to poke the back where the led is until it is flashing then go to the app and select Kitchen Appliances and select the rice cooker. Then the rest is automatic.

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      Might be like my issue and bought the Chinese version.

      You'll ne d to change your region to China in order for the app to see the device.

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    Is the pot non stick?

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      I'm also interested… What's the pot surface?

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      Cast iron inside, non stick coating outside. Its very hefty for the size.

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        Can't be cast iron. Wouldn't it rust or do you need to season it after every use?

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          It’s coated with Teflon. So you don’t need to worry about rush until you scratched it. Hehe

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    Does it have fuzzy logic?

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      It has more than that. You can program the heat duration and that. But I am not rice-technical enough to do that kind of things so I just use whatever programs they have

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    gone, no stock

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    "5 cups rice cooker if you don’t know what 1L rice really means" - Decimal currency was introduced in 1966 & in July 1974 the metric system - 46 years ago!!!
    How many years do we need to forget about the NON-Standard imperial system?
    Question: 5 cups? what size cups A-E? https://www.google.com/search?q=cups+sizes&tbm=isch&chips=q:...

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      You see, asians prefer cup sizes. Oops. Hehe

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      Awesome cheers, missed out on OP stock

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        Thanks mate, got one of these and looks like this is the pressure version

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      Thanks… I just bought the last one - hopefully this is the 'pressure' version - the item name isn't but the description suggests it is. Most places have that version listed for $3-400!

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    3L is huge, especially on the kitchen counter.

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    Looking for the 3L (9 cup) Induction heating AND pressure cooking version. Can't seem to find it anywhere….

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    This one seems to be the one without high pressure, they have another one with high pressure cooking. However, I've been using this one (maybe an older model) for 3 years, and it has been great. Although it takes 40 mins vs Kmart rice cooker's 15 mins to cook the rice.

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    Have been using ours for a couple of years (from memory). Ours has Chinese text on the buttons. Be aware that you need to use the painful Xiaomi Home app to access all the functions. Apart from that, it’s a pretty good rice cooker. However, like most (if not all rice cookers), make sure you clean out the top lid and inserts after every use to prevent nasties growing in those pieces).

    On our version, the alloy bowl has very ugly Chinese font writing over it… To be honest, if we were in the market to buy a rice cooker again, we would buy a Panasonic locally.

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    Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.
    —Mitch Hedberg

    Also I use the rice button on my pressure cooker. Roast me.

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    What material is the inner pot made of? Our current rice cooker have a aluminium teflon coated pot. I would like to move away from aluminium

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      The Mi site said it is cast iron and when i inspected it. It seems very hefty and I would believe it is cast iron with Teflon coating.

      If you want to avoid Teflon as well then there is a Taiwanese brand called Buffalo and their inner pots are stainless steel. However, from my research, the rice sticks so you really have to scrub it daily.

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        So you don’t clean your pot after each use ?

        Wow , don’t you know rice is one of the top food poisoning foods

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          Errrrr. I said stainless steel ones need to be scrubbed.

          The Mi one is just like most using Teflon and therefore do not need to be scrubbed, just a normal wash and rice residues just wash off.

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    This is the best value PC