Stainless steel rice cookers
Customers sometimes ask us for a stainless steel rice cooker. When you search for stainless rice cookers, you find many advertised, but they usually turn out to be standard rice cookers with nonstick interior, and the only stainless is on the outside housing. Most companies don't sell "conventional" style rice cookers with stainless interiors because rice bakes onto the bottom of the pan during use.
Pleasant Hill Grain offers two types of stainless rice cookers. The first is a basic conventional rice cooker with stainless pan, called the Miracle Rice Cooker. Without a nonstick surface, some rice will burn onto the bottom of the stainless pan with each use. It can be scrubbed out after soaking.
More attractive idea: The other approach to stainless rice cooking is a new-generation stainless pressure cooker, and we believe this approach offers better value. Pressure cookers used to be hissing, spitting, scary contraptions that were thoroughly off-putting. But a new generation of pressure cookers is available now, and we offer two lines we feel are unmatched for their design, quality and features. These are the Kuhn Rikon line from Switzerland, and German-made BRK cookers.
Unlike the pressure cookers of old, Kuhn Rikon and BRK pressure cookers aren't designed for pressure canning; they're made for meal preparation. They're sized right, their features are outstanding, and they're easy and fun to use. Perhaps most importantly, they share none of the faults of their earlier ancestors. They're quiet, simple to use (no pressure dial), and their fundamentally different design approach means that it would be hard to find anything safer in your kitchen.
What this has to do with stainless rice cooking is that no method of cooking rice is faster, or produces better-cooked rice, than a Kuhn Rikon or BRK pressure cooker. Every model features stainless construction inside and out. This "inside and out" stainless construction means your food touches polished stainless steel, and nothing else. Your rice is cooked to perfection faster than you'll believe possible, without sticking — and you've just scratched the surface of what a modern pressure cooker can do for your culinary endeavors.
Most of our customers tell us at first that they weren't really thinking about a pressure cooker for making rice. But those who've chosen Kuhn Rikon or BRK have been extremely happy with these versatile tools. Join them in discovering what's liable to become the "secret weapon" of your kitchen arsenal!