Cooking stovetop rice can be difficult. If you add the wrong amount of water, turn your burner up too high, or don’t execute the process with precise timing, the result will likely be undercooked grains or a whole pot of mush — and in either case, a layer of rice stubbornly stuck to the bottom of your pot. Enter: the Zojirushi rice cooker — which, today only, is an extra 20 percent off its already-marked-down price. If you have any worry that the Zojirushi is just another extraneous kitchen appliance, trust us. We’ve written about Zojirushi rice cookers before, detailing their ability to turn out perfect rice every single time. This model has a three-cup capacity, making it ideal for one- or two-person households. It has settings for sushi rice, long-grain white rice, brown rice, steel-cut oatmeal, and even cake. Heat comes from the bottom, lid, and sides, meaning it cooks the grains through exactly evenly. If you’re not quite ready to eat when the rice is done, it has a warmer setting that will work until you are. Strategist audience-engagement manager Mia Leimkuhler even wrote, “I’ve prepared pots in the morning that I then dug into for lunch and dinner.” Then, when all is said and done, the nonstick inner lining makes for quick and easy cleanup. This rice cooker was already down to $140 from its original price of $165. But today only you can take another 20 percent off, knocking it down to $112, an extra-compelling reason to invest in your rice game.
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