Rice is a staple in many families' diets, and such a staple should always be cooked well. If you're still resorting to cooking rice on the stove, we're here to say that a rice cooker will make your rice much, much better than you could ever cook in a pot.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK Cuckoo CR-0655F 6-Cup Micom Rice Cooker
This is the perfect rice cooker for anyone who wants quality rice, but doesn't want to pay for a premium-priced rice cooker. Regularly on sale for around $80, the CR-0655F model from Korean brand Cuckoo did a fantastic job during our tests. The rice it made was slightly stickier than the rice made in the Neuro Fuzzy, but it still had a solid texture — much better than other budget models. It also cooked much faster than the Neuro Fuzzy, making it ideal for quick weeknight dinners.
The CR-0655F cooking pot is made of aluminum with a nonstick coating and sports a sleek red and white design on the outside. Each setting button features both English and Korean, and there's a handy steam cleaning function to freshen up your cooker between uses, which sets it apart from other rice cookers in a similar price range.