I’ve had an old rice cooker with an aluminum pot for a few years and it stopped working the other day. I’d been meaning to look for a new one with a stainless steel pot. With all the talk about plastics and aluminum leaching into food I’m trying to convert to an all stainless steel or glass cooking tools.
I thought there would be a better selection of rice cookers with stainless steel pots. Unfortunately there only seems to be one that is manufactured, the Miracle Exclusives ME81. I’d never heard of the Miracle Exclusives brand. It kind of sounds like some product that they would sell on TV but I went ahead and ordered it since it was the only stainless steel version I could find.
I got it in a week or so. The rice cooker seems to be fairly high quality. The stainless steel pot was amazingly shiny, I’m not sure if it will stay that way but it looks pretty nice. The cooker part seems of decent quality too. I tried cooking brown rice in the cooker and it came out fine, just as well as the old one. The cooker is also surprisingly big, a lot bigger than my old one. You could cook rice for a lot of people in this one.
The stainless steel pot seemed a lot easier to clean than the old aluminum one. With the old pot I had to let the pot soak overnight before I could get it fully clean. With the new steel pot I was able to clean the pot right after using it without too much effort. This is nice because I don’t have to leave a dirty pot sitting on the counter overnight.
I wish they would sell a stainless steel rice cooker with some of the advanced electronic features of some of the other cookers. But personally for me I’d rather have a safe steel pot that I don’t have to worry about, rather than a Teflon coated pot with fancy electronics. All in all I’d buy the Miracle Exclusives cooker again. Hopefully in the future as people become more aware of the problems with Teflon there will be more stainless steel options.