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How much yen would you lay down for the ability to create the perfect bowl of rice every time you try? If your answer was less than six digits, you may be out of luck. Japanese consumers have been forking over the dough for Honsumigama, the latest line of rice cookers from Mitsubishi. The appliance utilizes bowls crafted of 99.9% carbon, which are said to distribute heat more evenly, allowing the rice to retain more of its nutritional value.

Now, we normally switch off upon hearing about the benefits of coenzyme-this or amino-that … but that’s just us. If your rice can never be too "tsuya-tsuya" (shiny) or "fukkura" (sticky), grab a bag of koshihikari from the famed paddies of Niigata’s Uonoma region and get to it. (Beau Miller/Metropolis)

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Who cares? Rice sucks.

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Can it make banana bread?

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Word.

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Maybe you might need the expensive rice cooker for bog-standard rice, but Uonuma Koshihikari tastes good even in an ordinary rice cooker. Save your money for the good rice, rather than the pricey cooker.

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This product is the solution to a problem that doesn't exist. You can buy a decent rice cooker for 1/10th the price.

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utilizes bowls crafted of 99.9% carbon, which are said to distribute heat more evenly, allowing the rice to retain more of its nutritional value. Now, we normally switch off upon hearing about the benefits of coenzyme-this or amino-that … but

...we'll swallow this dubious nutrition claim hook line and sinker.

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anyway the best rice in the world is burmese fragrant rice...j-rice is bland in comparison

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all you really need to cook rice effectively is a pot and some water, and the correct measurements...all a rice cooker does is make the measuring easier by having them stenciled on the side, and also lets you watch the baseball game without worrying about overcooking

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Not to mention, "fukkura" means "fluffy" and not "sticky".

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Can it dry my poodle after its bath? Anyway, the best rice in the world Snaps, Crackles and Pops....with milk

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I've been using the same dirty old pot to make kick-ass rice in 15mins for years.

Free yourself from the tyranny of the rice-cooker.

It takes up too much space controls your time like a needy girl-friend It is a sin to open up the lid until it allows you (what is it doing in there?)

The rice-cooker is EVIL and must be punished.

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Shhhhh. The carbon bowls are manufactured in their factory in China -made from carbon powder + binder. Now, normally that's ok, but with this cadmium, lead, glycol, melamine, and other toxic substances showing up in some of their manufactured products, I would take a pass on it.

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