A few days ago, I was invited to review the Maharaja Whiteline Cool Touch Rice Cooker, and I happily agreed to do so, because I have used rice cookers before, and find them pretty convenient and easy to use, not just for cooking rice, but for other purposes as well. After I received the product, I took it out of the box, and tried it for a few days. Here’s a brief take about my experience of the product.
Packaging and Design: The Maharaja Whiteline Cool Touch Rice Cooker is extremely sleek and very compact, and can be fitted into a corner of my kitchen easily. It is lightweight, and therefore portable, and if you are going to a pot luck and need to make rice there, this is a saviour! You can take the rice cooker apart easily – it has a removable bowl which can be easily taken out after the meal is cooked, a sturdy, heavy glass lid, a cup to measure the rice and water accurately, and a small plastic spatula to fluff out the rice and serve.
Using the Product: Of course, I first read the instructions on the manual provided, and followed it to first clean the inner pot, and then decided to make a pot of rice as per the instructions. I added four cups of rice and four and half cups of water to the inner pot, and then put the inner pot inside the Cool Touch Multi Cooker, and closed the lid firmly. Once that was done, I plugged in and turned the cooker on. It started to cook immediately, and after some time, the plug popped up, indicating that my rice was ready. I took the lid off after the required 15 minutes, and then checked.
The rice was well-cooked. It was not soggy or too dry, but done right, and quite fluffy. I loved its texture, and over the next two days, experimented by making a couple of other items which I make in the rice cooker, like a simple chicken soup, which was a major hit in my house.
The Maharaja Whiteline Multi Cooker can make rice for 4-6 people easily, and is quite convenient to carry around. I have thought of making noodles in this, and I think it is eminently possible. I do think that the brand would do well to add a small recipe booklet where instructions about different items that can be made into the cooker, but, at the same time, I think this would be excellent for dishes which needs to be simmered, like a nice, lentil-laden soup.
Overall Thought: I think, when it comes to the ease of use, Maharaja Multi Cooker is definitely great, because it is very simple to work with this product. There are no fancy parts which look strange, and the entire process is fairly straightforward, which is a very good thing. I would be using this more in the future, probably to make other things, and even consider making chicken stock in this, or meatball stew, since the weather is perfect for it.
Disclaimer: The product was sent for review.