Tiger JKT-B10U-C 5.5 Cup Induction Heating Rice Cooker: QUICK OVERVIEW
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For some people, eating rice is part of their everyday menu, and if that’s the case, it’s likely that they want it to be cooked right. Who likes the taste or texture of mushy, hard, or even burned rice? While the grain might be easy to prepare, it’s just as easy to cook it incorrectly.
Rice cookers have been around for a long time, but induction heating rice cookers are relatively new. Let’s take a look at what makes this Tiger a champion.
Tiger JKT-B10U-C 5.5 Cup Induction Heating Rice Cooker Review
The Tiger Corporation is a company that specializes in household products and is based in Osaka, Japan. Since 1923, the company has expanded to include Tiger Corporation USA, where they continue to improve on their coveted vacuum insulation technology that’s made their cooking appliances so impressive.
The appliance uses induction heating, so the rice cooker perfects rice and consistently monitors cooking temperatures. The JKT-B10U is the smaller in the JKT-B series. Depending on the amount of rice you’re cooking, or the features you require, the larger JKT-B18U or upgraded JKT-S Series might be a better fit for you.
Who is This Product For?
To sum it up, the JKT-B10U rice cooker is for anyone who likes to cook rice. The induction heating technology might lead you to believe that it’s an appliance that should be used only by professionals, but that’s not the case. The easy-to-use design makes it the perfect countertop appliance for the restaurant, or the home.
You might also think “but I’m not really a fan of rice… so it’s not for me,” and that’s not true. Surprisingly, rice cookers can be used for more than just cooking rice. Did you see that coming? There are so many other things that can be cooked in a rice cooker: mac and cheese, tofu, grains, oatmeal, yogurt, bread, steamed vegetables, rice cooker ribs, and more. The possibilities are almost endless.
The JKT-B10U-C 5.5 Cup Induction Heating Rice Cooker, removable 5.5 cup, power source (lithium metal battery), removable inner and outer lid, ladle, spatula, three-layer cooking pan, short power cable, and owner’s manual.
Overview of Features
Many owners of previous Tiger rice cookers have had the same model for over a decade, but technology has advanced, and so have the features that the Tiger Corporation has engineered into their models. The JKT-B10U C rice cooker was created to include a multi-layered design for stable and even cooking. There is an aluminum alloy layer with an IR (infrared) coating, a stainless steel layer, and another aluminum layer sandwiched between them both.
The induction heating technology cooks rice evenly, quickly, and at a temperature that runs up to 265°F. The cooker includes multiple cycles that make it easy to prepare your favorite rice such as white rice, brown rice, jasmine, and even mixed, and it keeps with warm without it drying out. Additionally, you can also program your rice cooker to prepare oatmeal. It has a nonstick inner cooking pan, handles, and a 1.5mm thick handle.
How to Use
Fortunately, the Tiger Corporation provides an extensive instruction manual in the box that you receive your rice cooker. It gives detailed instructions on how to cook rice, oatmeal, and more. Any question that you have, you can find the answers there. However, there are of course some quick things to keep in mind.
To cook rice, you should select the arrow buttons to navigate to the desired menu. The menu displays plain, ultra, quick, mixed, jasmine, brown, porridge, and oatmeal. If, for example, you chose oatmeal (even if you are cooking rice), you can then use the hour and minute buttons to adjust the time you’d like it to cook.
One of the great things about this rice cooker is the keep-warm function automatically engages once the steaming is fully completed, and an alarm sounds to notify you that your rice is finished. Don’t forget to stir and loosen your cooked rice and wipe off any hot water or condensation that’s accumulated on the upper casing.
Depending on the features you’re looking for, there are a few different rice cookers available that use induction technology. The Tiger Corporation offers the JKT-B18U model which holds ten cups and includes the same features. However, if you’re looking for more, the JKT-S Series, also by Tiger Corporation, has advanced features that include “tacook” technology, and a five-layer metal inner pot.
The Tiger JKT-B10U C Induction Rice Cooker is a perfect rice cooker for those looking for perfect rice or those who want to cook it without needing to hover over the stove. The machine is a multi-functional cooker that can also make your breakfast. Additionally, it’s durable and adequately engineered to provide the highest of standards.