- 1 Step one: prepare the rice cooker for use
- 2 Step two: Measure rice and seasoning aside
- 3 Step three: Transfer rice into the rice cooker cooking bowl and add the required amount of water
- 4 Step four: Placing the cooking bowl into the rice cooker
- 5 Step five: Leave the lid on for additional 15 minutes to further steam
- 6 Safety tips for using the black and decker rice cooker
Do you have a Black and decker rice cooker and have no idea how to properly use it? This post is for you!
One thing you can be sure of is that you now possess a rice cooker from one of the best brands in the kitchen appliance world.
Black and decker include popular models, and I particularly fancy the RC400 16-cup workhorse.
Well, we are going to be looking into how to use a black and decker rice cooker, it doesn’t matter the model you have.
Most black and decker rice cookers are simple to operate and they deliver a great result.
From determining the water that should be included when cooking rice in a black and decker rice cooker, to maintaining and cleaning after use, how you use your black and decker rice cooker will affect how properly your rice will cook and how the appliance will rise.
But let me prepare your mind that the proper use of your black and decker rice cooker is a work in progress because you may not be perfect in your first attempt.
I have developed this step-by-step in such a way that it will guide you on how to improve your skills in using a black and decker rice cooker to get a better result.
Starting to get familiar with the black and decker, one sure thing is that u usually add some water to get softer, fluffier rice. But when I want to achieve a crunchy, al dente rice, I do not add much water.
Let’s now get into details on how to use a black and decker rice cooker at home.
Step one: prepare the rice cooker for use
The first thing to do is to make sure the cooking bowl is washed. Also wash the condensation catcher, the glass lid, and the sever. Any tool you will be using should be cleaned and ready to use.
After that, place the black and decker rice cooker on a flat, stable surface. I also advise that you make sure the appliance is not placed directly under your cabinets.
Step two: Measure rice and seasoning aside
Use the rice measuring cup that has been provided to measure your desired amount of rice. Also, prepare the seasonings you will be using. Add butter, oil, and/or seasonings as desired.
Note that a black and decker rice cooker model can handle a maximum of 7 rice measures of dry rice which will yield approximately 16, 8 oz. (227 g) cups of cooked rice.
Step three: Transfer rice into the rice cooker cooking bowl and add the required amount of water
Transfer the rice to the cooking bowl and use the water level markings inside the cooking bowl to add water to the rice.
The black and decker rice cooker has these water markings that serve as a guide for adding an appropriate amount of water.
So if you are working with 4 measures of uncooked rice, you will fill the water up to the level marking of 3.
Apart from using a particularly black and decker rice cooker, it is not nice to add too much water when cooking rice in a rice cooker.
You will see the indication on the black and decker rice cooker, you should use the brown rice marking if you are cooking brown rice. The other rice marking for when you are cooking other types of rice as well.
And like I mentioned when we started, to get softer, fluffier rice, add a little more water. All my recommendations may not fall on the right line just that straight away. You may need to experiment with your black and decker rice cooker yourself and see how you achieve your texture and consistency of rice as the result.
What will help you, however, is when you pay attention to the user manual that comes with the rice cooker. There, you will see the indication and instructions you need.
Step four: Placing the cooking bowl into the rice cooker
This takes us back to step one. Are you sure that the heating plate and outside surface of the cooking bowl are clean and dry?
It is only then that you can proceed to place the cooking bowl that is containing rice and water into the rice cooker and ready to be switched on. Whatever you do when placing the cooking bowl in the rice cooker, try as much as possible to avoid particles of rice falling into the rice cooker itself.
You want to make sure there is proper contact with the heating plate and the cooking bowl, so you may need to turn it slightly to the left and the right. Now that you have instructed the cooking bowl into the rice cooker, Place the lid on the rice cooker and make sure the lid is not removed throughout the cooking period.
You are now ready to plug the black and decker rice cooker into a standard electrical outlet, once the switch is ON, you will see the Warm light comes on in the rice cooker.
To allow the COOK light to come on and the rice to begin to cook, you will have to press and hold the ON switch. While you Leave the black and decker rice cooker to do its work, you will see that the steam comes out through the steam vent on the lid. Leave the rice cooker to cook the rice with the estimated timer set already.
The COOK light will turn off once the rice is then, then you will know that it is time to remove the rice.
Step five: Leave the lid on for additional 15 minutes to further steam
The black and decker rice cooker is designed to automatically switch to Warm mode once your food is done, this indicates that the serving temperature is maintained
You will have to unplug the appliance because it will remain in the warm mode even when the button is switched off. When the appliance begins the keep warm cycle, do not be too quick to press the switch again.
As a caution, you should leave the lid on to cool for at least 15 minutes. This will further steam the rice and make the result perfect. And to prevent having browner rice at the bottom of the cooking bowl, make sure you stir occasionally.
Safety tips for using the black and decker rice cooker
There are some caution and safety tips you should be aware of when using a black and decker rice cooker. These are essential knowledge especially if you are a new user because it is not cool to learn it the hard way.
If you have ever used a rice cooker before, you already know that it is not safe to put your hand over the steam vent because you may get burned with the hot steam.
Just as with other electrical appliances in our kitchen, there are safety precautions to be aware of and must be followed when using a black and decker rice cooker at home.
The first thing to have at the back of your mind is that the cord, plug, or base unit of the rice cooker must not be immersed in water or any liquid. This is to prevent and protect you as the user against shock and hazard.
Make sure you are vigilant whenever you have children around the appliance and even when you ask the kids to use the rice cooker.
Whenever you are done using the black and decker rice cooker, make sure you unplug from the outlet. And before you do that, allow the appliance to cook before taking off the parts.
If your black and decker rice cooker has a damaged cord or plug, make sure you do not use it like that. Fix the problem before use.
Black and decker rice cookers have their ideal and compatible attachments and accessories and that is what should be used only.
To avoid malfunctioning of the appliance that may lead to injuries and difficulty in mounting and assembling, make sure you use the right accessory attachments.
The black and decker rice cooker is made for home use only. It should not be used outdoors.
Look for a safe place to put or store the rice cooker. Make sure it is not placed near a hot gas or electric burner.
I hope that this post has been able to answer the question that brought you here. Like I mentioned in the beginning, having a rice cooker is good, but using a durable one is better. With your black and decker rice cooker, cooking has been made easy.