Rice Cookers made with Food Grade stainless steel inner pots, 2020 Editor’s Featured item and Top Picks

Our web search indicates the following about food grade stainless steel cookware: it is healthier than cookware that is coated with PFAs or PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene, a synthetic substance, such as brand Teflon), it is corrosion resistant from most oxidizing acids (not all), non-toxic, non-absorbent, it is difficult for bacteria to adhere to and survive, it is lightweight, and easy to clean and sanitize. Would not recommend cooking or heating highly acidic food or liquids for long cooking durations on stainless steel containers with nickel. Note that 304 stainless steel is also known as 18/8 and 18/10 for its composition of 18% chromium and 8%/10% nickel, respectively. Reading through various research materials on 304 stainless steel is recommended.

Featured Item :

Aroma Simply Stainless 14 cup Rice Cooker
with food grade 304 stainless steel inner pot

Why this was chosen :
  • Have purchased this item (smaller capacity version)
  • Has been in use now for over a year with a couple of compromises (see cons and workarounds below)
  • Food grade 304 stainless steel inner / cooking pot
  • Prepares up to 14 cups of cooked rice
  • Automatic warm, after cook process is done
  • Tempered glass lid
  • Includes BPA free rice Measuring Cup and serving Spatula
  • Compact
  • Easy to clean
  • Good price
  • smaller capacity 6 cup cooked version also available with and without a steam rack / tray
  • Over 5,000 reviews
  • High average review rating

Cons were that (1) the lid’s steam vent hole spit or splatter hot liquid when cooking, and (2) auto warm is activated once the unit is plugged in for power.

Note that a bamboo spoon could instead used to scoop the cooked hot rice, instead of the BPA free plastic serving spatula that may come with the product.

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Care and caution is recommended when handling containers with hot liquid or food which include the use of oven mitts and/or pot holders

Reading through reviews is recommended

For (1), one workaround is to use a clean kitchen towel to losely cover around the vent hole (but leaving air space) to catch splatter; for (2) just plug in the outlet when ready to cook and unplug when you no longer want the (auto) warm mode.

Folding Steamer made with food grade 304 stainless steel:

Organic Rice / Quinoa / Barley selections to complement your Rice Cooker:

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  • Hand wash to clean inner / cooking pot is recommended
  • Care and caution is recommended when handling containers with hot liquid or food which include the use of oven mitts or pot holders

Top picks:

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  • Hand wash to clean inner / cooking pot is recommended
  • Care and caution is recommended when handling containers with hot liquid or food which include the use of oven mitts or pot holders
  • Reading through reviews is recommended
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Aroma Housewares NutriWare 14 cup (cooked) Rice Cooker with food grade 304 stainless steel inner pot
  • Food grade 304 stainless steel inner / cooking pot
  • Prepares up to 14 cups of cooked rice
  • Digital control panel with automatic warm, after cook process is done
  • Tempered glass lid
  • Includes rice Measuring Cup serving Spatula, and stainless steel Steam tray
  • Compact
  • Easy to clean
  • Good price
  • Hundreds of reviews
  • High average review rating
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Instant Pot Duo Plus 8 Quart 9-in-1 Rice Cooker, and Other uses with food grade 304 stainless steel inner pot
  • Food grade 304 (18/8) stainless steel inner pot, lid and steam rack
  • Digital control panel with cooking progress indicator
  • Easy to clean
  • Other sizes and variations available as well as with a Glass Lid option
  • Other uses include pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, saute, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer
  • Good price for the many uses
  • Over 2,500 reviews
  • High average review rating
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Tatung Multi-Functional 22 Cup (cooked) Rice Pressure Cooker with food grade 304 stainless steel inner and outer pot
  • Food grade 304 (18/8) stainless steel inner and outer pot
  • Features a Keep Warm On/Off switch
  • Easy to clean
  • Includes rice Measuring Cup serving Spatula, and Stream plate
  • A multi-functional rice cooker and steamer with four cook modes (braise, steam, cook, and stew)
  • Higher price
  • Over 200 reviews
  • High average review rating

Care and caution is recommended when handling containers with hot liquid or food which include the use of oven mitts or pot holders

Organic Rice / Quinoa / Barley selections to complement your Rice Cooker: