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Tiger Multi Function Rice Cooker JAX-S10A $249 + $6 Delivery or Free C/C @ Bing Lee

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Been waiting forever for eBay Bing Lee to have 20% off so I could purchase this rice cooker. Original price was $329 and is now $249 (no signs of saying its on special so it might be the new RRP) however other retailers are still selling around the $320 mark.
The Apple of rice cookers, totally personally opinion on how you eat your rice, but nothing beats evenly cooked fluffy rice after work - yes, I'm Asian.

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  • +10 votes

    Your description is confusing. You make it sound like Bing Lee has 20% off.

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    If it’s tiger, the rice cooking (assuming decent rice) is good irrespective of IH Or no IH. If you can, go for the IH though .

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      So does this have IH?

      • +6 votes

        No

        Quick ref (with historical last deal best prices)

        Tiger JKT-S18A(ebay.com.au) $423.20 - Induction Heating (IH) 10 cup
        Tiger JKT-S10A(ebay.com.au) $399.20 - Induction Heating (IH) 5.5 cup
        Tiger JAX-S18A(ebay.com.au) $255.20 - 10 cup
        Tiger JAX-S10A(ebay.com.au) $230.40 - 5.5 cup
        Tiger JNP1800FLZ(ebay.com.au) $183.20 - 10 cup
        Tiger JNP1000FLZ(ebay.com.au) $159.20 - 5.5 cup (Free ship w/eBay Plus)

  • +2 votes

    Wtf is IH?

    • +3 votes

      IH = Induction Heating

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        Ahhh I see said the rice man

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          Bowl of rice, keep poor student alive in recession we had to have

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    if you don't mind skipping induction heating and grey stock, the xiaomi 5L is $165 delivered @Kogan

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    IH, so how does this compare to Xiaomi which is IH for similar price ?

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      If it’s IH It will prob be okay. The secret is actually in getting good rice.

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        yep, good rice and right amount of water, if you use too little or too much water there is nothing the cooker can do to fix that …. it can't drain if too much waterand it can't add water as it's not plumbed in.

        Wondering if this makes rice better than my $100 rice cooker or it's just people who buy tiger know how much water to add and so get better results ?

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          the amount of water u put in is usually at leasts maximum is 2cm above the rice grain level, if u put more then 2cm it becomes soggy rice not to the point like porridge/congee…just 2cm is enough if u want rice only…

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            @cuckchump: When I do first knuckle method with this exact rice cooker, water is at 4 cups for 2 cups of rice lol.

            first knuckle method is awesome for stovetop cooking

            • +2 votes

              @Kammi: I tell my rice cooker how many people will eat, the type of rice and desired consistency. My rice cooker tells me how many cups of rice and ml of water I should add. I got Tefal Multicook & Grains, bought for $79.

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            @cuckchump: My method is half a cup of rice per person and equal amount of water plus a little bit (like an eighth of a cup per person). Always comes out perfect in my $20 kmart cooker

  • +1 vote

    I lay my palm on top of the rice and so long as the water level hits my knuckles, the water level is spot on.

    • +2 votes

      My parents use that method, I prefer putting my index finger ontop of the rice and its good once the water touches the first joint/knuckle of your finger.

    • -2 votes

      I heard Asians have small knuckles so the rice always comes out dry

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      i used to do that as well as the index finger method.

      these days i just eyeball it. (i always cook the same amount every time)

  • +4 votes

    Won't the bowl have markings for water levels, would someone know? Couldn't quite see an image in the settler's description.

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      It should, my old Chinese Midea cooker has markings on it and it was only a mediocre cooker. Will report back once I pick mine up (hopefully tomorrow)

    • +1 vote

      The tiger brand we have has a measure on the inside of the bowl depending on rice type and how many cups you're using

    • +9 votes

      Why spend $600 on a phone when a $100 phone will do the same thing?

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        Is it only the brand name that people care about when spending $300 instead of $30 on a rice cooker? Or can it actually do anything more?

        • +1 vote

          The rice tastes better, cooked more properly

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            @buckster: Won't the taste of the rice depend on what rice you buy? It would be interesting to do a blind taste test and see if proponents of expensive rice cookers can actually tell the difference or not.

            • +3 votes

              @Quantumcat: It's hard to describe but the rice itself is somewhat fluffier? We've been using the same rice and when the MIL dropped the tiger on us the overall texture of the rice improved a lot.

              Consistency is another thing which is better vs the old $30 one we had.

              I guess you still need to eat a lot of rice to justify it though

            • +2 votes

              @Quantumcat: As with most types of cooking. Ingredients could be fresh and fantastic, but if the cook is average, the food will come out average or just above average at best.

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                @zeomega: Yeah all fair enough! I guess I've always liked coconut rice a bit better from Thai restaurants than making it myself with a $20 kmart cooker. Presumably restaurants have the best equipment and aren't using a bunch of $20 cookers. Maybe the Tiger rice cooker would make similarly good rice. I can't tell the difference between restaurant and home cooked plain white rice though

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                  @Quantumcat: What recipe are you using?

                  Coconut oil, Coconut milk, salt, pandan leaves (optional), few Ginger slices (optional).

                  Coconut oil contributes to the fragrance.
                  Coconut milk contributes to the texture and flavour.
                  Salt as needed to enhance flavour.
                  MSG as required if that's your thing.

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                    @zeomega: Ah, I was just using coconut milk. That must be why it doesn't taste as good

  • +1 vote

    Good cooker. I have one. Does rice perfectly.

  • +1 vote

    I have this one, really good rice cooker. Tiger is a top tier brand so cant go wrong.

  • +1 vote

    Can I get a review on these Tiger cookers vs Aldi digital cookers? Just got one Aldi last week for under $60 and can't seem to fault it.

  • +4 votes

    How does the recent Aldi rice cooker compare to this?

    My Breville rice cooker died last week and I purchased the Aldi one a couple of days ago. Using the same basmati rice, the Aldi rice cooker resulted in a much fluffier, evenly cooked and ultimately tastier rice and it only cost $60.

    Definitely worth spending a little more compared to the everyday brands under $30 to make the rice go from an 5/10 to an 8.5/10. Admittedly I haven’t used a $600 rice cooker but I assume that’s an 10/10!

    However, for those looking at purchasing this Tiger rice cooker, I’m wondering if it’s worth spending $250 to achieve rice that’s an 9.5/10?

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    You don't need a Tiger Rice cooker, it's over rated, and over priced.

    I had one, it never cooked perfect rice except the first time, not sure why. Then after less than two years of normal use, the electrical wire linked from bottom part to the lid melt (may be from a short-circuit), it seems there was some sort of wiring to the lid to detect the cooking temperature? Anyway, $300+ rice cooker dusted in less than two years.

    I bought an under $100 Breville on special, it cooks nice rice, in my opinion, it's better than the Tiger.

    • +1 vote

      I can wholeheartedly recommend the Philips Grainmaster https://www.amazon.com.au/Philips-Grain-Master-Cooker-White/...

      Had it for years, does terrific rice. Comes with a function where it has the rice cooked fresh to the time of your liking (for instance when you get home), does excellent reheat of rice. Can apparently do lots of other grains but I’ve never tried. I use it for Jasmin, original Japanese short grain (my favourite) and Basmati varietals and it works well for all of these. This is one of my best kitchen appliance buys ever (together with my Braun Multistix which I now had for 18+ years and working without a hitch).

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      Which Breville machine did you get?

  • +1 vote

    Is this particular model made in Japan?

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    Get a cuckoo instead

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      +1 for Cuckoo

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      Which model would you recommend? Looking for rice similar in quality to that of Korean restaurants.

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    The Apple of rice cookers

    No it isn't because it's actually good and worth the money.

    • +3 votes

      Isn't iOS like the most optimised and stable mobile operating system :)

      Let me guess you have an android phone

      • -2 votes

        No I have a 5110. Symbian OS 4 lyf.

      • -1 vote

        most optimised yes if your definition is purchasing a device that you have no control of but Apple does. Can't even swap parts between two good iphones as Apple tries so hard to stop people from repairing Apple phones. Software upgrades that slow your 2 year old phone down so you have to upgrade. Can't believe people support such a company.

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          Yet it still outperforms the android OS. Every brand except Google is flipping a coin when it comes to putting that on their device
          When it comes to optimisation and how it will actually perform. It's common knowledge

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    Uncle Roger would approve

    • +1 vote

      just use a cheeep $5 coookerrr and your finger Ai-yah!

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      Does this add MSG automatically?

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    Would IH ones be better? how so ?

  • +1 vote

    I'd go for a Cuckoo rice cooker. I bought this one about 5 years ago in South Korea for about the equivalent of $65AUD. They really mark up the price in Australia. I was so happy with it the next time I was in South Korea I bought another one as a spare.

    It was this model https://cuckooworld.com.au/cuckoo-electric-rice-cooker-6-cup...

    It's great cooker and you can keep rice in there for ages and just get a scoop when ever you like. So you can put the rice on and press a button. It never ever sticks at the bottom. And you can fine tune settings for your particular taste. I did muck around with it for a bit but found the default settings perfect.

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      Yeah, i think my next rice cooker would be a Cuckoo. Just curious to know, is there a "white rice" cook function menu on the Cuckoo?

      The menu functions i see in the pictures are:

      • Glutinous Rice
      • Gaba Rice
      • Porridge
      • Steam
      • Mixed/Brown Rice
      • Slow Cook

      I'm assuming for white rice/jasmine rice you use the glutinous rice menu function?

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        Correct I press the Glutinous rice button for white rice and cooks great

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      Does the rice come out sticky like in Korean restaurants?

  • +1 vote

    I’m using Kmart Sunbeam 20$ rice cooker for the last 15 years… still going strong. Perfect rice every time. It’s simple hence easy to clean. I would hesitate getting such bulky electronic cookers with many things that can potentially go wrong, it looks high maintenance.

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    Damn price is now up to $299 this morning.

  • +1 vote

    Had a tiger, only lasted 2 years not worth it.

    Get a Panasonic instead

    • +1 vote

      My Panasonic barely lasted 2 years…

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    I'm seeing $299 unfortunately.

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    damn missed it