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Top 10 Best Rice Cookers in Malaysia 2022 (All Size Reviews)

Best Rice Cookers Malaysia
"Not just white rice, beriani, nasi lemak all can"

Cooking rice is easy enough, but with a top branded rice cooker at home, you can make the fluffiest rice at the push of a button. Although a regular one with one button is enough for many people, there are also sophisticated models from various models at great prices. So here we’ll review the 10 best Rice Cookers in Malaysia in 2022, available on Shopee & Lazada. 

If you have a small kitchen, why not just get a Pressure Cooker? It’s a little more expensive but you can cook more than just rice, and save some space.

How We Pick

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find our rice cooker buying guide for more explanation on what to look for.

Non Stick Coating

Simple rice cookers usually don’t have pots with non stick coating. But if you’re here, you’re not looking for those, are you? So we wanted to choose the kinds of models with non stick coating so that you won’t have to scoop rice bits stuck on the bottom. 

Preset Buttons

Preset buttons can be really handy, but not necessary for most people. So, some models we chose do come with preset buttons but others may not although they may come with other valuable features. Many top brands also have steam function even without other preset buttons.

Size & Capacity

Most of the appliance we chose have the capacity of around 1.8L to 2L which is big enough for a family of 3-5 people. However, some may find a mini rice cooker to be more suitable. So we also selected one mini rice cooker for consideration.

Additional Features

LED displays, steamer function, quick cook and various technologies like 3D heating, that help you make tasty rice are all very convenient to have. So the models that we chose all have some kind of additional features.

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Gaabor Multifunction Rice Cooker Steamer GR-S30B

Best Multi-functional Rice Cooker
1.2L capacity, suitable for a simple family for 2- 4 people
Non-stick pot coating & timer function & Digital LED Display
Intuitive 6 Preset Menus & can double as steamer
Gaboor is now one of the newer brands that are gaining foothold in Malaysia. This rice cooker from the brand is a compact kitchen appliance, with a capacity of 1.2L, perfect for the average family size. While being compact, it does not cut corners when it comes to basic features that are common in other models, such as timer function, nonstick coating (easy to wash), and 6 preset menus. It also features a digital LED display that’s quite intuitive, which is a nice touch. Plus, not to forget, it can also double as a steamer. For most, this is a wise choice.
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Toshiba RC-10DH1NMY Digital Rice Cooker

Best Rice Cooker For Small-Mid Family
1.0L capacity, perfect for a family of 2 - 4 people
Non-stick coating, timer function, Quick Cook & Digital LED Display
11 cooking modes for different dishes & automatic keep warm

Toshiba is famous for its sophisticated yet affordable products. If you’re looking for a great rice cooker that fits with most people’s expectations, look no further than this very popular choice. This 1.0L nonstick coated appliance has 11 cooking modes such as ‘steam’, ‘soup’, and ‘congee’ for various types of rice. These will take out the guesswork from your cooking. With its timer, you can keep your rice warm for up to 6 hours, while its Quick Cook function will allow you to cook your rice to perfection under 30 minutes. You may choose either the 1L version or the 1.8L version but in either case, this rice cooker comes at a great price considering the features offered.

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Tefal RK7321 Rice Cooker

Best Rice Cooker For Mid-Large family
1.8L capacity, perfect for a family of 3 - 5 people
Non-stick coating & Quick Cook & spherical pot
8 preset buttons & Fuzzy Logic technology - adjust temperature automatically

Another wildly popular choice right now and still going strong in 2022 is the Tefal RK7321, a 1.8L rice cooker. A unique point about this model is its Fuzzy Logic technology that adjusts temperature and cooking time automatically, ensuring smoother & gentler cooking process, resulting in fluffy rice even at the bottom of the pot. Plus, it helps that the pot is nonstick. Besides this unique selling point, it comes with 8 preset buttons for various dishes.

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Electrolux 1.8L Create 4 Rice Cooker E4RC1-350B

1.8L capacity, perfect for a family of 3 - 5 people
Non-stick coating & Quick Cook & comes with a steam function
Nice design & comes with a variation of accessories

This Electrolux rice cooker is simple yet has great value. At a great price, you get a large 1.8L pot for 3 -5 people, that is also nonstick making it easy to clean. Or more depending on the serving size. There’s also a basic 24Hrs ‘keep warm’ function and an easy-to-use steam function as well. Though this cooker lacks LED display, preset menus, quick cooks and a timer, the design is way nicer than others, given its large size. Plus, you do get accessories such as a steam tray, a ladle, a measuring cup and a ladle holder. Overall, it’s worth a look at least.

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Philips HD3129/60 Rice Cooker

Best Budget Rice Cooker
2L capacity, perfect for a big family & at a budget price
Non-stick coating & 48 hours keep warm function
Smart 3D heating & Champagne Gold Base for uniform heating

The Philips HD3129/60 Rice Cooker is one of the best rice cookers for those of you looking to find a moderately sophisticated one but on a lower budget. At a capacity of 2L, which is quite large, this appliance offers a 5-layer nonstick pot with Smart 3D heating tech for a uniform cooking process. The ‘keep warm’ function can last up to 48Hrs assisted by its copper outer coating, double the time of most rice cookers, though that may be over the top. The brand also promises fluffier & tastier rice with its Champagne Gold Base. The design is nice to look at too!

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Tefal RK5001 Mini Rice Cooker

Best Mini Rice Cooker
0.7L, small and compact, for small household
LCD display, 3D heating & can double as steamer
11 preset buttons & Fuzzy Logic technology - adjust temperature automatically

If you’re looking to find a sophisticated Tefal rice cooker but you don’t need it to be as big as the RK7321, then you may want to opt for this Tefal RK5001 mini model. It's small and compact at only 0.7L, very suitable for smaller families or even as a second rice cooker for a really big family! Storing it is also easy and convenient due to its size. The timer is up to 24Hrs which you can set on its LCD display, together with 11 preset functions. Let’s not forget the 3D heating, and that it can double as a steamer as well. So, if you’re looking to get the same features as the bigger models but on a smaller model, this may be the best mini rice cooker in Malaysia.

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Summary

If you plan to get a great rice cooker with many convenient features, get the Tefal RK7321 or Toshiba RC-18DH1NMY. Both of these offer preset, non stick coating, 1.8L in capacity and other nice features at around RM200-RM250 price tags.

If you plan to get a good rice cooker without preset buttons, buy the Gaabor S30B (or S50AD for the 5L version) or the Philips HD3129 or the Electrolux E4RC1-350B. The Gaabor alternative is cheaper, though.

Finally, the Tefal RK5001 is a mini rice cooker suitable for newlyweds, singles or any household with only 1-2 people. The price is just a bit on the high side but it is really compact and space-saving.

What Is A Rice Cooker?

A rice cooker is an automatic one-task kitchen appliance for boiling or cooking rice at a push of a button. It is consisted of a heat source, a pot and a thermostat. Many rice cooker models can also be used as a steamer.

Rice Cooker Buying Guide

Budget & Price

In Malaysia, many rice cookers are of the simple type and cost below RM100. These types of rice cookers work fine but often lack non stick coating, preset buttons, timers and other functions. Those with such features on the other hand, cost around RM150 to RM300.

We recommend getting the latter one as these types of cookers often are more convenient, last longer and really do improve the taste of your rice.

Size & Storage Space

There are regular rice cookers and mini rice cookers you can choose. A mini rice cooker usually is about 22 – 25cm wide and 18 – 25cm tall, which is about 2/3 the size of a regular rice cooker. Check your storage space before you buy.

Liter Capacity

Most rice cookers come in 1.8L to 2L capacities, some smaller than 1L and others bigger than 2L.

1.8L-2L: suitable for 3-5 people

1L-1.8L: suitable for 2-4 people

<1L: suitable for 1-2 people

Ease of Cleaning

Get a rice cooker with non stick coating as they can be cleaned a lot easier. Many rice cookers above RM200 should come in non stick pots, otherwise you’re not getting your money’s worth, unless the model can make it up with other features.

Pot Shape & Thickness

The typical inner pot shapes of many rice cookers are rounded cylindrical or spherical, which is a lot better as the heat will be more uniformly distributed. Choose this type of pot if you can. Whereas the typical pot thickness is 1.5mm to 2mm. Try to avoid those with pots that are too thin. Pots with 4-5 layers are typically good as well.

Timer

The timer is probably something you can live without but it is nice to have. Many offer 24Hr timer setting and about 6Hr keep warm function. This allows you to cook at your most convenient time.

Preset Functions

If you plan to make much more than plain white rice, such as Briyani, Nasi Lemak, sushi, porridge, glutinous rice and others, choose a rice cooker with preset. The machine should help you take out much guesswork on how to cook these properly.

Why Should You Buy A Nice Rice Cooker?

The main reason you might want to get a nice or premium rice cooker is that a regular rice cooker is often difficult to clean because many are not made of non-stick material, so there usually is a lot of rice crust accumulated on the bottom of the pot. Think about the time you save and the convenience!

The second reason is that a sophisticated rice cooker has preset buttons for various types of dishes such as porridge, soup and others. A sophisticated rice cooker also always has a steam valve to make steam come out of the pot so the water will not drip on the edge of the pot, making your kitchen and the pot so dirty that you have to clean it every time you use it.

How To Use A Rice Cooker Properly

Step 1: Rinse the rice to remove excess starch until the water is clear. Cooking unrinsed rice may cause the pot to boil over.

Step 2: Place the rice in the pot and add water in a 1:1 ratio (1 cup of rice, 1 cup of water).

Step 3: Close the lid and push the button to turn the cooker on. Many models are equipped with a light to indicate when it’s boiling.

Step 4: When the rice is done cooking, the appliance should switch to ‘keep warm’ setting. Use a plastic or wooden rice paddle so as not to scratch the non stick coating.

Step 5: Clean immediately after use and switch off the rice cooker’s power source.

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F.A.Q

A premium or high tech Rice Cooker often has a non-stick pot that is easier to clean than regular rice cookers. Also it often comes with preset buttons that can improve the texture and taste of rice.
The best Rice Cooker brands in Malaysia are Tefal, Philips, Electrolux & Toshiba.
The average price range of a good Rice Cooker in Malaysia is between RM150 – RM450.
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