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    Published on June 12th, 2017 | by Greg


    Cuckoo CRP-G1015F: The Cutest Rice Cooker

    If all you want is some basic white rice, and you’re ok with it taking a little bit of time to cook, then there are plenty of rice cookers out there for you. After all, rice can be made pretty simply, with pretty much just some water, and unless you are picky about texture you’ll be fine with most methods (even just a pot and a stovetop). But we hope that you’re more demanding, as we certainly are, looking for variety in our rice styles and extra control over the end results- and a faster batch always helps too.

    The Cuckoo CRP-G1015F isn’t just your normal, everyday rice cooker. Nope, this adorable model is actually part pressure cooker, using built-up steam to speed up the process and reduce cooking time. The internal aluminum pot holds up to 10-cups, and is coated in Teflon for easy cleaning (and to avoid having your rice get burned and stick). Made in Korea, you can tell from the slightly hard-to-decipher instruction manual and labels, but also the cute voice announcement when your rice is ready.

    Cuckoo might not be a brand you’re familiar with, but they’ve actually been around for almost 40 years, and have sold a fair number of rick cookers in that period- over 25 million, in fact. We’ve seen rice cookers of all types, and this one offers something that most cannot- a much more flexible range, allowing you to use a wide variety of rice types without worrying about timing or water quantities. You might not make all of these, but the list is still interesting (and impressive): wild, glutinous, sushi, brown, and GABA, plus rice porridge and chicken soup. Especially for brown rice, we found it outperformed even more expensive models handily, making a batch faster than any other unit we’ve tested or tried.

    Available in a few color schemes like red and pink, the CRP-G1015F is definitely built for living in apartments- it’s incredibly compact. And since it uses pressure, we appreciated the extra safety features, like the top handle-lock (and also the valves, sensors, and more). Available online and in stores, expect to spend around $219 for the Cuckoo. It can take some time to figure out everything- the right quantities, the right buttons- but once you do, it’s consistent and super-speedy.

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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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