A KitchenAid Grain and Rice cooker on the counter with cooked white rice inside.

Who makes it?

The KitchenAid Grain and Rice Cooker is produced by KitchenAid, a brand known for its kitchen appliances, including its famous stand mixers and various cooking gadgets.

What is it?

The KitchenAid Grain and Rice Cooker is a multipurpose kitchen appliance designed to cook rice, grains, and beans to perfection every time. It features an integrated scale and water tank that automatically senses and dispenses the necessary amount of water. At launch, the cooker comes with 21 preset options for various ingredients, ranging from various rice varieties to grains such as quinoa and steel cut oats.

When/Where is it available?

The KitchenAid Grain and Rice Cooker is available for purchase now from major retailers like Amazon and the KitchenAid website.

Why should I care?

This kitchen appliance is ideal for anyone who struggles with getting rice and grains cooked perfectly on the stove. While I’m partial to Zojirushi’s line of rice cookers, they don’t offer nearly as many cooking presets as KitchenAid’s gadget.

This grain cooker simplifies the cooking process with automated measurements and cooking presets, which will ensure consistent and delicious results every time. It’s beneficial for those who enjoy a variety of grains and beans, as it can handle everything from quinoa and couscous to pinto beans and steel-cut oats, the latter two of which can be tricky to dial in for just the right texture.

Its compact size makes it a convenient countertop appliance, while its multiple functions, including steaming and delayed start, add to its versatility.

How much does it cost?

The KitchenAid Grain and Rice Cooker retails for $299.99 (Amazon).