Why people love it
  • Perfect for those looking for something without all the bells and whistles
  • No fuss and easy to use with a single start button
  • Perfect for steaming or cooking rice and vegetables in smaller portions

The one issue that Cook’s noted was that, while this produced great white and sushi rice, it didn’t fare so well with brown rice—which is typically what you see with these single button cookers. Other reviewers noted that it has a tendency to spill over the top and some have even reported that it stops working after a few months.


Capacity: Consumer Reports recently wrote a piece on how appliances are getting smaller in order to fit smaller homes, be it for singles or small families. This compact rice cooker is definitely proof of how you can fit a lot of rice cooking power (about 6 cups) into a convenient space in your kitchen.

Settings: There are no settings on the Oster cooker, just a single button. The rest is left up to the auto-stop and warmer setting. So if you’re looking for a no-frills way to cook white or sushi rice, this will work just fine.

Versatility: While this may be a smaller rice cooker, it does still offer steaming and cooking capabilities for a variety of rice types and vegetables.

Quality: If you’re looking to cook rice quickly and not that frequently, the Oster rice cooker is a good choice. If you’re looking for something that will produce larger quantities of rice and has a bunch of bells and whistles in terms of functionality, you’re going to have to pay more for a larger and multi-faceted cooker.

Price: $19 isn’t a bad deal for what you get with this. Just keep in mind that this rice cooker isn’t really meant to be used on a daily basis, so you’ll want to set your expectations appropriately in case it breaks down if not used as intended.

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