Product Review: T-fal Balanced Living Rice & Multi Cooker

The Ranting Reviewer does not get paid or receive any revenue from manufacturers or retailers of products reviewed. I occasionally receive products that I am asked to use and see what I think. I take a look, try them out and tell you all about them.

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A big box was delivered to my house with T-fal on the outside. I wonder what is inside…

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It was the T-fal Balanced Living Rice & Multi Cooker.

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This piece of equipment is not a one-trick pony. It is a rice cooker, steamer and slow cooker. With a capacity to cook 20 cups of rice, you can really do a lot with the T-fal Balanced Living Rice & Multi Cooker.

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Included is the cooker, the inside pot (which comes out for cleaning), a steamer basket, measuring cup and rice spoon.

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I first tried it out to steam some baby carrots. Fill the bottom with water and the steam basket with carrots. Close the top and turn it on the steamer setting.

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The carrots retained their beautiful color (unlike if they are boiled) and are soft enough to eat with a fork.

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I next tried it with rice. The rice goes in first.

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Then the water goes in next with the help of measuring lines on the pot.

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Turn it on and wait 20 or so minutes (times vary depending on how much rice you cook).

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The rice comes out nice and fluffy.

My Take: I really liked the T-fal Balanced Living Rice & Multi Cooker. I hadn’t used a dedicated rice cooker before and it was a breeze to make perfect rice. What really sells me is the other functions (steaming and slow cooking) this device can do. To occupy space in my kitchen a product has to either be perfect for a unique task or has to do more than one thing (Alton Brown hates single service tools as well). This does a great job AND can sever many tasks. I recommend it. Take a look at this and other T-fal products and fine retailers like Target.

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