Do you need a simple machine that works with just one touch? Or a digital appliance with preset cooking modes for all your favorite dishes? Essentially, all modern rice cookers fall into two categories: traditional and digital.
You might prefer to splurge on digital models or keep things simple with traditional equipment; ultimately, the choice comes down to price, aesthetics, and functionality.
Rice cookers are designed to simplify and simplify the traditional art of cooking rice, but modern rice cookers can do so much more. Size is usually not the determining factor when comparing basic tank models to digital models.
You can find two types of rice cookers in almost all sizes, from single servings (4 cups cooked) to bulk commercial batches (60 cups cooked).
Basic pot rice cookers are usually less expensive than digital models, and of course, you can save money in the long run by buying an all-rounder for a slightly higher price.
Basic rice cookers are designed for one thing. While you can get creative and use simple appliances to cook multiple dishes, the internal computer isn't pre-built to support this. In exchange for the cheaper price, you may find yourself using it less because the cooker lacks versatility.
If the word "digital" made you think of stylish stainless steel and a modern black finish, you'd be right!
Whichever style you choose, it's worth noting that the digital model looks a little more complicated.