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Rice cooker fails from bubbles to distraction

The posts about rice cooker rules and washing theories were about what you can do with a rice cooker to get edible rice. This post celebrates the opposite. Taking “washing” too literally When Hitoshi’s cousin moved away for university, he made rice alone for the first time. Something was wrong so he called his mom for advice. Cousin:…

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3 countries, 7 rice cookers, 8+ years: from testing to triumph

The little appliance squatting on top of the fridge in my first apartment in Japan seemed complicated and difficult. I didn’t choose the blue, marshmallow-like creature. I bought the contents of the apartment from the previous teacher who had lived there. On the first day, I eyeballed the cooker. It stared forlornly over my shoulder…