Out of 23 Ratings

Owner's of the Cuisinart Cookware CRC-400 gave it a score of 4.7 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    4.7 out of 5
  • Durability

    4.52 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.7 out of 5
  • Performance

    4.74 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    4.68 out of 5
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1. Glass Lid w/ Stainless Steel Rim and Steam
Vent: See-through glass lid allows you to view
the rice while the steam vent helps to prevent
splattering. Stainless steel rim accents
any kitchen.
2. Steaming Tray: Allows you to steam a variety
of foods while the rice is cooking.
3. Cooking Pot: Nonstick coating prevents the
rice from sticking to the pot.
4. Stainless Steel Housing: Durable stainless
steel construction makes cleanup easy.
5. Chrome-plated Handles: Cool touch handles.
6. “Cook” and “Warm” Indicator Switch: LED
lights on top of the switch indicate that the unit
is in “Cook” or “Warm” mode.
7. Measuring Cup: Calibrated specifically for your
Rice Cooker; allows you to measure
the proper rice to water proportions with ease.
8. Rice Paddle: Allows you to fluff and scoop the
rice out of the cooking pot and rice doesn't stick
to the utensil.
9. Retractable Cord Storage (not shown):
Convenient retractable cord storage.
This appliance generates steam. Do not operate
Do not use your Rice Cooker under wall hanging
cabinets; the escaping steam could cause
Do not use metal utensils. Metal utensils will
damage the nonstick finish on inner Rice
Cooking pot.
Do not plug in the Rice Cooker before rice and
water have been added. Because most Rice
Cookers do not have an “Off” setting, the unit will
automatically be in “Warm” mode immediately
after the unit is plugged in.
• The Cuisinart
Rice Cooker is a perfect
appliance for a busy lifestyle and limited space.
It will cook rices and grains perfectly with minimal
fuss, taking up little counter space and leaving all
your burners free for other tasks. Cleaning up the
nonstick Rice Cooker bowl is quick and easy and
there is virtually no maintenance.
Your Rice Cooker can be used for more than
just plain old rice. It is a simple way to cook
pilafs. It is also wonderful for preparing risottos,
polenta, oatmeal and other breakfast cereals that
require constant stirring and attention. Simply
turn unit on and walk away – it will automatically
switch to "Warm" when ready to serve.
You can use your Rice Cooker to cook a combi-
nation of rice, grains and legumes at the same
time. Follow our recipes for ideas and suggested
amounts to use – let your imagination be your
Rinsing/Washing Rice: Generally the rule is to
“wash” or rinse imported rice and not to wash or
rinse domestic (grown in U.S.) rices, as they
have been vitamin enriched. To wash rice: place
in a medium bowl and cover with water, swirl
until the water appears chalky/cloudy and drain
in a fine mesh strainer. Repeat until water is
clear (or nearly clear) when rice is covered and
swirled. Rice aficionados will even “wash”
domestic rice, as it removes the starches and
reduces stickiness. If you follow a well-balanced
diet, then the loss of these vitamins will not be
detrimental. Do not wash your rice in the Rice
Cooker Bowl – if the outside of the bowl is wet
when cooking, it may cause damage to your
Rice Cooker.
Some rices may call for a soaking period. This
can be done in the Rice Cooker Bowl prior to
When cooking rice, boil it until it has absorbed all
the liquid. At this time it is not quite done. Rice
benefits from a “boil-steam” method of cooking.
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