If you are anything like me, you will like your gadgets to be multifunctional and do more than one thing to truly get your money’s worth. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new TV, a new printer, or even a new lamp, if it can’t whistle, sing and juggle as well as doing its job I am not interested. My desire for multi-functionality also crosses over to rice cookers and this is what we will be looking at in this review. To be more specific, we will be looking at the MaxiMatic ERC-003 to see what it can do and7 how it does it. Basically we will be looking at the good, the bad and the ugly of this machine all for your pleasure!
What can it do with its features?
A good place to start with the MaxiMatic is its huge capacity. I am sure you can sympathize when it comes to cooking rice. You never pour the right amount out and either end up with a meal for a toddler or the pour is too sudden and your saucepan is overwhelmed with a tidal wave of small white grains. Thankfully this cooker will solve that problem for you. It can hold up to six cups of rice in one cooking session (3 uncooked cups) so it doesn’t matter if it is a meal for one or a meal for 100, you should be able to get the portion size just right. There is a removable, non-stick pot for easy cleaning, a keep warm function to prevent food from going cold and there is even cool touch side handles for safe lifting of the machine whilst in use.
What does it look like?
Well….I suppose it as a pretty as you could have made a pot look. The people at MaxiMatic have gone for a simple design principle here, and that is “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Cooking rice in a pot has worked well for years so why should we change out design to anything other than that? It will not be wining any awards for style, but if you just want a machine that does what it is supposed to do then look no further. For those worried about how much space it will take up on their kitchen counter tops, the dimensions of this cooker are 8.8 x 7.6 x 8.8 inches, so it isn’t too big.
What are the positives?
If someone offered me the chance to cook rice perfectly every time then I would take them up on their offer, purely to avoid the heartache of another batch of overcooked rice. That is what this machine promises to do and there is no reason to doubt its abilities. It has a bucket load of functions for you to test out and play with and it is very easy to clean once you have done so. If you would like to see how this stacks up against the Aroma rice cooker review then you can do just that!
What are the negatives?
Long story short, the build quality is the biggest negative issue with this cooker. Many complaints have been raised about its long term build quality, so this is something to watch out for if MaxiMatic reply.
Sum it all up
Everything was going so well for this rice cooker up until the last! It seems to be luck of the draw as to whether you get a fully functioning cooker or one that has a tendency to break down, but if you can avoid this then you are in luck!