If you want to know where to buy a Black and Decker RC3303 then as usual I suggest Amazon. They have really low prices on rice cookers. This machine in particular is an absolute steal. It costs well under $20. This makes it a great appliance for those on a tight budget. It is also suitable for anyone who wants to try making their own rice but is not yet ready to commit to a more expensive machine like the Zojirushi NS-ZCC10. Further it would be great for students where there is the possibility of things breaking. Rather than purchasing a machine whose cost makes it much harder to replace the Black and Decker RC3303 comes at a very competitive price and is capable of producing decent quality cooked rice. This is one of the best rice cookers for people on a budget.
It has to be said that the rice does not come out as juicy and tasty from this machine when you compare it to genuine Japanese rice cookers. But then, what do you expect? The price is literally only 10% of some of the cheaper Japanese rice cookers but the finished product is definitely better than 10% of the quality. So it does offer very good value for money if you are willing to sacrifice some of the texture and taste of your rice. The Black and Decker RC3303 is a 3 cup appliance. This means that you can cook three cups worth of rice at a time. It has a simple one touch operation and is certainly not as complex as higher priced models. However at the same time it has less functionality. But let’s face it, all you really need from a rice cooker is an on and off switch. At the most basic level, this is enough to allow you to make great tasting rice in the comfort of your own home. As with Japanese electronics there is not a great deal that you have to do to use this machine. Of course, you will have to wash your rice prior to starting it cooking. This is of paramount importance if you are cooking Japanese white rice as it has a film of starch over all the grains.
Some of the models that Black & Decker is up against are the Aroma ARC-838TC 8-Cup Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker and Food Steamer and the Panasonic SRG06FG 3.3-Cup Automatic Rice Cooker. Both these models are more expensive though. So if you are looking for the cheapest rice cooker you can find, the Black and Decker RC3303 may well be what you after.
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