Midea MB-FC5020 10 Cup Rice Cooker and Steamer
Brushed stainless steel brown Midea MB-FC5020 is a large 10 cup capacity 860 watt power (120V) modern rice cooker and steamer with a very functional and responsive easy to read LCD touch control panel that makes it easy to program with 9 menu functions and anti-overflow turbo design that keeps heat inside efficiently while making delicious rice. It has a thicker inner pot that helps heat the rice properly and evenly and the coating on the removable inner pot is non-stick which will make cleaning easier (both the steam valve and inner lid are also removable) and anything that comes in contact with food is food grade and BPA free and meets FDA standards that is made of safe materials and the unit overall is ULC and UL certified meaning it is perfectly safe to use. The duration of rice cooking will be adjusted automatically to how much rice you put in the pot, with the smart fuzzy logic mechanism of the cooker. With the very precise built-in temp control the temperature inside the pot will be monitored accurately to 0.1 degrees Celcius. It is important to watch the max line for adding water and to not go above it and the 10 cup cooked rice capacity is equal to 5 quarts volume uncooked or 8 “measuring cup” cups of uncooked rice (or 6 standard cups) and will make enough rice for up to 10 adults and you can certainly make rice and steam meat and veggies simultaneously as Midea Rice Cooker includes a separate white steamer tray, and in a very healthy way.
The inner “Keep Warm” function allows you to set the time to 12 hours or 15 hours so your rice will keep warm all day long without being overcooked and the water groove rather than condensed water makes it healthier as well. You need to press the buttons for 1.5 seconds to get them working and with the preset function for brown rice, white rice and porridge for babies you can preset or delay timer up to 15 hours (with slow cook and soup you can adjust it to 8 or 10 hours- food safety) and adjust it with the – and + buttons provided and then press START. You’ll need to first press Cancel then the Power buttons to stop the current running program. It stays stable on your counter with its anti-slip base- does not move and also includes a standing rice scoop. Brown / honeycomb surface Midea Rice Cooker and Steamer looks great and has quite a modern design, weighs 12.1 pounds and measures 13.8 x 9.4 x 9.4 inches so has a bit of weight and size to it as a large 5 quart capacity unit but will easily handle 10 cups of rice without making any mess, you can also make soup, stew, steam veggies and meat and even bake a cake. You can choose from quick rice, white rice, brown rice, soup options by just pressing the menu button and you will also find the steam, slow cook and porridge buttons underneath the display with small white arrows. It is easy to set up and operate (plug in and press Power and it will beep when done) as there aren’t many buttons but we recommend that you read the instructions manual carefully before starting to use it and be careful when you take out the pot and not burn yourself as it can be very hot. In the box you will find the Midea Cooker, a non-stick inner pot, a soup spoon, a standing rice scoop, a steaming basket, a measuring cup, a user guide as well as a one year warranty by the manufacturer that includes decent after sales service.