Our family has never really had much use for a rice cooker. If we cook rice in our house, we tend to cook it in a saucepan. To be fair, though, we don’t make rice often, and we do understand the appeal of a dedicated cooker if you do make a lot of rice. Rice cookers are known for being more convenient and mistake-proof than a stovetop, and they also have some versatility beyond just rice cooking. If you make rice frequently and don’t have, say, an Instant Pot, this is a product worth a look.
Aldi has sold a couple of rice cookers over the years. One is a 6-cup cooker. If you need something bigger, like when you’re serving a family or bigger gathering, Aldi sells this large one.
What We Know:
The Ambiano 20-Cup Rice Cooker and Steamer (Product Code: 700168) is an Aldi Find, which means you can only find it in stores for a short time. Each store gets a single shipment, and once it’s sold out, it won’t come back until Aldi brings it back, whenever that might be. Additionally, Aldi doesn’t ship products online. So if you can’t find this at your local store, you’re out of luck.
At the time of this post, the 20-cup cooker retailed for $24.99. I can’t find anything cheaper than that online, and most other rice cookers cost a lot more.
Here’s more information about the rice cooker and steamer, according to Aldi:
- Includes nonstick cooking bowl, base, steamer basket, measuring cup, spoon, and vented glass lid
- Makes up to 20 cups of cooked rice
- Cooks, steams. and warms
- Features handy measurements on the inside of the nonstick cooking bowl
- Offers one-touch operation
- Available in Black or White
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t tried out this steamer, so we don’t know how easily it sets up, how well it cooks, or how long it lasts. We’ve created this open thread for users to share their experiences.
Do you have experience with this steamer? Let us know in the comments.