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Where Did The First Rice Cooker Come From?

Rice cookers, now have become a necessary kitchen appliance.

The charm of the rice cooker is that even if you don’t know how to cook, it can still let you cook rice. Just pour rice and water into the rice cooker according to a fixed ratio, press the -’ Cook’ button and it will keep warm automatically when cooked, and open the lid when you want to eat it.

There is no doubt that the rice cooker has turned the rice-making process into a fool’s errand. It is completely low-tech, and it can now be used to make cakes, stews, and cook all kinds of foods.

BUT how did this rice cooker come about?

Japan, which is close to the latitude of Northeast China, is a die-hard fan of rice, and the rice cooker was invented by the Japanese.

In the beginning, the rice cooker is no automatic power-off function, someone needs to stare, or it will burn.

In 1956, Toshiba produced a rice cooker with a timer function, this household appliance was gradually recognized by the market.

The timing principle of Toshiba is actually not complicated. Rather than cooking, the Toshiba rice cooker is more like steaming rice. The rice cooker is divided into an inner pot and an outer pot. The former holds washed rice (with appropriate water), and the latter is all filled with water, such as water completely dried rice cooker will automatically stop heating.

Triangle brand Rice Cooker, I believe many people have a childhood impression.

The first simple electric rice cooker with a similar principle in China, the triangle electric rice cooker, was produced by Guangzhou Light Industry Group in 1963.

In the late 1960s, the modern equivalent of an automatic rice cooker was introduced. It works by adding temperature control. We know that the boiling point of water is 100 ° C, so before 100 ° C, the cooker will continue to heat until the water in the cooker is boiled dry. At this point, the temperature in the cooker will exceed 100 ° C, and the thermostat will automatically turn off the electricity, or switch to an insulated state, most of the rice cookers we used as children were of this type.

Toshiba’s success soon led Japanese enterprises such as Mitsubishi and Panasonic to enter the rice cooker industry. With capital support, rice cooker technology began to make rapid progress, rice cookers with automatic flip-flops, IH (electromagnetic) heating, semiconductor temperature sensing devices and programmable computer chips have come out, we now use most of the rice cooker.

The electric cookers we used when we were young were all heated by resistance, and the thermal power was much lower. Later electromagnetic heating technology could easily reach over a kilowatt. Not only was the heating efficiency higher, but the food was also heated more fully and evenly, so many people will remember, a few years ago there is a theory, said that Japan and South Korea to buy rice cookers do more delicious, is this principle.

In fact, China’s rice cooker companies have mastered this technology, but many families buy rice cookers that will use them for a long time, leading to memory still stuck in the rice cooker to make rice stereotypes of childhood.

Up to now, China has already grown from the world’s largest consumer of rice cookers to the world’s largest producer of rice cookers, exporting to countries such as Singapore and Japan where rice is the staple food, and Chinese communities in Europe and the United States.

It is worth mentioning that the price of the rice cooker is not rising because of inflation, but because of the technical iteration, the price gives a sense that it is getting lower and lower, for example, a few years ago, the chassis-heating electric rice cooker with an intelligent control panel, even if it incorporated the function of high-pressure cooking, would cost around 200 yuan. One must know that in the beginning, it would cost thousands of Yuan at most, and even the latest IH Rice Cooker, a well-known smart furniture manufacturer’s entrance also hit its price to more than 300 yuan.

Rice cooker technology is getting better and cheaper, for many people who love to eat rice, it is a blessing, dry rice people’s happiness is so simple and direct.

Rice cookers are favored by people because of their beauty, convenience, and low power consumption, but their lifespan is often shortened due to improper maintenance. In order to use and maintain the rice cooker reasonably and prolong its service life, the following points should be paid attention to:

  1. After use, after the inner pot is washed, the water on the outside must be wiped dry before putting it into the rice cooker.
  2. The bottom of the pot should avoid collision and deformation. The space between the heating plate and the inner pot must be kept clean. Do not fall into the rice grains, which will affect the thermal efficiency or even damage the heating plate.
  3. The inner pot can be washed with water, but the outer casing and the heating plate should not be soaked in water. Only wipe it with a damp cloth after cutting off the power.
  4. It is not advisable to cook acid and alkali food, and do not place it in a place with corrosive gas or dampness.
  5. When using, put the cooked food into the pot first, cover the lid, and then plug in the power plug; unplug the power plug before taking out the food to ensure safety. During packaging and storage, the rice cooker is usually placed in a carton, lined with shock-proof foam material up and down, the accessories are placed in a plastic bag and placed in the pot, several cartons are placed in a large corrugated carton, and the outer tie is tight. solid, and have the required markings. Each rice cooker must have a product certificate and instruction manual. The carton should be handled with care during transportation, and the warehouse should be well-ventilated and free of corrosive gas.

That’s all for today’s share.

Hope you, wherever you are, can taste delicious rice, welcome to Littlety, in China.

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