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Tiger JKT-B10U-C 5.5 Cup Induction Heating Rice Cooker Review

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For some people, eating rice is part of their everyday menu, and if that’s the case, it’s likely they want it to be cooked right. Thanks to technological advancements, a rice cooker can deliver delicious, perfectly cooked rice.

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 the Tiger JKT-B10U-C 5.5-Cup Stainless Steel Rice Cooker, Beige a solid option for rice lovers.

Tiger JKT-B10U-C 5.5-Cup Stainless Steel Rice Cooker, Beige

One of the benefits of using induction heating technology in a rice cooker is that the temperature is consistently monitored and the food is evenly cooked. This 5.5 cup Tiger rice cooker is manufactured in Japan.

pros
cons
  • 8 pre-set functions including porridge and oatmeal
  • Programmable 12 hr delay start
  • 24-hr automatic keep warm
  • Multi-layered inner pan for even cooking
  • Removable inner and outer lid and steam vent cap
  • Inner pan has grip handle  
  • Inner pan must be hand washed

Company

The Tiger Corporation specializes in household products and is based in Osaka, Japan. Since 1923, their company expanded to include Tiger Corporation USA, where they continue to improve their coveted vacuum insulation technology that’s made their cooking appliances so impressive. 

Who is This Product For?

The Tiger JKT-B10U-C 5.5-Cup Stainless Steel Rice Cooker, Beige is for anyone who wants to prepare delicious rice effortlessly and quickly. The words "induction heating technology" lead some consumers to think that it's an appliance that is complicated to use. That is not the case as appliances with this method of heating are very easy to use.

Some people think rice cookers are only useful for preparing rice. While that is true of some cookers, more companies are manufacturing cookers that can be used to cook many different foods. Many reasonably price rice cookers can be used to prepare foods such as: mac and cheese, tofu, grains, oatmeal, yogurt, bread, steamed vegetables, and ribs.

Overview of Features

Benefits of Induction Heating

The Tiger Corporation has incorporated induction heating (IH) technology into some of their models. The JKT-B10U-C cooker has this heating system. One of the benefits of IH in rice cookers is that the unit can make precise temperature adjustments during the cooking process. This results in the rice being cooked evenly and quickly. Another benefit is that the inner pot is heated on the bottom and sides ensuring the texture of each rice grain is the same. In this cooker, the rice is heated to 265°F while the steam is 240°F.

Design

The inner pot of the rice cooker is 1.5 mm thick and has a multi-layered design that promotes stable and even cooking. The pot has an aluminum layer sandwiched between an inner layer made of an aluminum alloy coated with an IR (infrared) material and an outer layer of stainless steel. It also has a handle making it easy to remove from the cooker.

This Tiger 5.5 cup rice cooker includes multiple options that make it easy to prepare your favorite rice such as white rice, brown rice, jasmine, and even mixed. The keep warm feature is another convenient function. Additionally, it can be programmed to prepare oatmeal (steel cut) or porridge.  

A non-stick spatula, ladle and rice measuring cup are included with the rice cooker.

Menu Settings

  • Plain
  • Ultra
  • Quick
  • Mixed
  • Jasmine
  • Brown
  • Porridge
  • Oatmeal

How to Use

The Tiger Corporation provides an extensive instruction manual along with the rice cooker. It gives detailed instructions on how to cook rice, oatmeal, and more. Any question that you have, you will probably find the answers there. 

The arrow buttons are used to navigate to the desired menu. The menu displays plain, ultra, quick, mixed, jasmine, brown, porridge, and oatmeal.

One of the great features of this rice cooker is that the keep-warm function automatically engages once the steaming is fully completed, and an alarm sounds notifying you that the 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.

The Tiger JKT-B10U-C manual clearly states not to place the inner pan in the dishwasher.

Conclusion

The Tiger JKT-B10U-C 5.5-Cup Stainless Steel Rice Cooker, Beige is a terrific rice cooker for four reasons. First, the food is cooked thoroughly and evenly. Second, this cooker is easy to operate. Third, in addition to rice rice many other dishes can be prepared. Fourth, you will save time because the food cooks quickly and independently. 

Tiger Corporation has developed a quality and reasonably priced rice cooker that is ETL and CETL certified.

Alternative

The Zojirushi NP-GBC05XT Induction Heating System Rice Cooker and Warmer, 0.54 L, Stainless Dark Brown is very similar to the Tiger JKT-B10U-C. We have composed a very detailed review of this solid Zojirushi Rice Cooker.

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