“People who love to eat are always best people” by Julia Child. Just like what Julia said people who love eat are always best people and to become best people we have to love to eat and by eating we mean the right way to choose the best small rice cooker
to cook you food.

As we are aware that a small rice cooker has been in the market for years and there are hundreds of them so today we are going to review and guide you about 10 best small rice cooker.

List of 10 best small rice cooker in 2020

10. Panasonic Rice Cooker with One-Step automatic cooking

This rice cooker from Panasonic model SR-G06FGL can prepare up to 3 cups of uncooked rice or 6 cups of cooked rice. This model can use white, brown, yellow, short, or long grain rice and other foods such as soups and vegetables. For the cooking part, it came with a one-step automatic cooker, and one top of it has tempered glass lid with a top knob to lift. The cooker will auto shut-off when the rice is cooked. It is a perfect small rice cooker for a small family.


  • It came with one-step automatic cooker, and it is easy to use just plug it in, put your rice in and turn it on then you’ll ready to go
  • The cooker is small and light, and it only weighs about 8 pounds
  • The design is simple and classic; the durable non-stick coated aluminum pan gives a premium look.
  • Warranty 1 year for this rice cooker
  • It is made in India

9. DCIGNA 1.2L Mini Rice Cooker, Electric Lunch Box

This cooker is from DCIGNA, and it is also working as an electric lunch box as well and suitable for the traveler. This cooker can cook more than rice, but also cook oatmeal, stew, soup, quinoa, pasta and even steamed veggies. For the function that comes with this rice cooker, it has a warm function which can keep the food warm and not overheat or overcook. With the warm function, it allows this rice cooker to make a healthy and perfect meal every time you throw rice or other food into it.

Seem it is a small rice cooker; therefore, it is also a portable rice cooker as well. It has a comfortable handle, suitable to take it everywhere we want to. This rice cooker is best for people who live in the apartment, who have a small kitchen, college student or small family.


  • It is portable and easy to fit in your kitchen
  • Come with a keep-warm function
  • For the design, this small rice cooker mostly target women because of the panda face
  • Have non-stick & removable Pot

8. Zojirushi NHS-06 3-Cup Rice Cooker

The Zojirushi NHS-06 comes with 4 different sizes. It is a portable rice cooker, and the cooking pan is made from non-stick material. This NHS-06 model supports automatic keep-warm function, which allows your food to keep it warm and not overcooked. Once your rice is ready, it will automatically turn itself off the cooking mode and change to keep-warm mode. It is simple and easy to use.

For the dimensions, this unit has 7.5 x 9.1 x 7.5 in, and it is a 3-cup model. Come in white color. It weighs only 3.1 pounds or 1.4 Kilograms. This mini rice cooker is manufactured in Japan, and we all aware that the product made in Japan last longer and the quality is outstanding.


  • Use good material and Made in Japan
  • Easy to use and easy to fit in your kitchen
  • Lightweight
  • Support Keep-warm function
  • Highly recommend from most people

7. Elite Gourmet MST-250XS Electronic Cooker

This elite gourmet rice cooker model MST-250XS is perfect for cooking one-pot meals and appetizers such as soups, meatballs, dipping, and sauces. It comes with a removable inner stoneware pot and very convenient. For the design, it made of stainless steel and mat finish, which make it look pretty clean and premium quality. 

This rice cooker allows you to choose your heat setting, and it can be set as low and high temperate of heat. While it is cooking, there is no heat outside this cooker because this rice cooker supports cool touch support function, which is pretty easy for safe transportation. This unit weighs 3.8 pounds and comes with 2 colors which are black and stainless steel color. This small rice cooker is perfect for a small family.


  • Good looking 
  • Portable rice cooker
  • Can cook more than rice
  • Have a glass on top of it and surround by stainless steel

6. Aroma Housewares Cool Touch Mini Rice Cooker

This cooker from Aroma it can be used to cook white/brown rice, cake, soup, pasta, omelettes and so much more with one touch. It is mini and pretty small, base on our review it works best with a small family or college student who lives in a room with one or two.

Seem it is a small rice cooker so that it can be clean up very quickly. It comes with the removable nonstick pot. It’s everything you could need. Out of the box, it has a rice measuring cup, a rice paddle. Aroma gives you what you need to start cooking delicious meals.


  • Capacity: can cook up to 3 cups 
  • Easy to clean 
  • Support one touch and keep-warm functions

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5. Joseph Joseph 45002 M-Cuisine Microwave Rice Cooker

M-Cuisine is a rice cooker microwave that allows you to produce delicious home-cooked food with ease your microwave oven. This product is being rated at 4.5 stars at Amazon.com, and we consider it as the best product rated at an affordable price. It is made up of a sizeable 2-litre cooking pot with lid, a colander, a measuring cup and a multi-purpose rice paddle. To use this cooker, simply put the rice into the colander and then rinse and drain. After than place the colander into the cooking pot and make sure to add the correct amount of water and then secure the lid on top of it by using the rice paddle. For the dimension of this mini rice cooker, it is 22 (length of the paddle) × 18 × 14 cm (8½ x 7 × 5½ inches). This M-Cuisine microwave rice cooker is best for the money.


  • The weight is 535g.
  • It is easy to use and very affordable.
  • This small rice cooker can store water up to 2l.
  • Out of the box, it contains 1 x Rice cooker 1 x Rice measure 1 x Paddle 1 x Colander.

4. IMUSA Electric Nonstick Rice Cooker

This rice cooker is from IMUSA and model GAU-00011. This cooker can cook rice, soup, oatmeal, and more. More than that, the heat won’t go out while it is cooking. For the capacity, this cooker can handle 3 cups of uncooked and 6 cups of cooked rice. Because it is made of plastic, so it is affordable. 

Inside this rice cooker, it comes with the removable food container, which is easy to clean after cooking. So you don’t have to worry about health problems with this rice cooker. This rice cooker is easy to use; plug it, put your washed rice in and turn it on, and wait a few minutes. Then your rice will ready to serve. This rice cooker is perfect for people who live in a condo or apartment and mainly college students.


  • Small and light
  • It only weighs 2.6 pounds
  • It provides the best quality when thinking about its price
  • Very affordable

3. BLACK+DECKER Uncooked Rice Cooker and Food Steamer

The BLACK+DECKER comes with white color, and it has many models with differences capacities such as the 3 cups, 6 cups, 14 cups, and 28 cups. It has a feature that can keep your food/rice warm and called automatic keep-warm. The bowl on top of it can be removed, and it is straightforward to clean it up. Out of the box, it includes a steaming basket, which allows you to make healthy meals with vegetables, fish, and more.

This BLACK+DEKCER rice cooker comes with the led signs and with a button on/off. The LED signs use to show the rice/food that has been cooked and to the rice/food is in keep-warm mode. Check out the dimension of this rice cooker for all the model down below:


  • Great for a small and large family because of many models it has
  • You can steam and cook you rice at the same time
  • It doesn’t take much space and easy to fit in your kitchen
  • With the removable non-stick bowl allow you to clean it up easy

2. Midea Smart Cooker & Steamer & Slow Cooker

This tiny rice cooker is from Midea, and its model is MB-FS4017. This model has 11 programs that allow you to cook not only rice but also congee, cereals, oatmeal, soup, and even baby cereal. We can cook up to 8 cups of dry rice and can get up to 10 cups of cooked rice. It also comes with an LED panel and an on/off switches that allow you to shut it down when needed. It’s currently on 4.5 stars rated on Amazon.com, and this is the comment we snipped:

Another important thing about this cooker is the delay timer and an automatic keep-warm function. It allows you to cook automatically at any time and can delay up to 24h. It is very convenient for most people, especially for people who only have time in the kitchen in the morning and evening. They can place the rice in this cooker in the morning, and when they come back, the rice is ready to serve.


  • It is easy to use and programmable rice cooker
  • Come with warranty and provide steam basket, rice spoon, soup spoon and measuring cup in the box
  • It is futuristic and build-in with LCD display
  • This Midea Rice cooker is mostly for most people.

1. Dash Mini Rice Cooker Steamer

This rice cooker is from Dash, and its model is DRCM200GBPK04. It comes with a removable nonstick pot and also supports keep warm function. Out of the box, it also includes a recipe guide for how to use this rice cooker the right way. This adorable rice cooker from Dash can cook more than rice, and it can also cook oatmeal, stew, soup, pasta and even steamed veggies. It is quick and easy to use. Just add water and your uncooked rice, pasta, or veggies and the press the button. Then your food will be ready in less than 20 minutes, and it is pretty quick and easy for you to make breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks.

For the price, it only cost around 20$ on Amazon, and it is currently the Amazon choice for the rice cookers. Customer reviews and rate this product 4 out of 5 stars. 


  • Easy to clean and easy to use
  • Small and portable
  • It comes with cute color such as pink, red, aqua, white and black
  • It is best for the value.

Small Rice Cooker Buying Guide

  • Try to define what feature of small cooker that works best for you: small rice cookers have many features like time control, switch on/off, continue cooking and so on. Even some product that we chose to be number one or best overall but some people would find it isn’t for them so to make sure to get the best experience of the product that you buy. You have to think and decide that cooker that has all the feature you need.
  • Find a product which has a feature called automatic keep-warm: this feature will help you a lot like keep your food/rice warm. When your food/rice have been cooked, it will automatically switch to the keep-warm mode, and the user doesn’t have to pay any attention to it.
  • Look for a removable power core: this is for the long-time user. If you consider the small rice cooker to be used for a long time, try to find a removable power core. It will allow use to change the power core when the machine turns older. And it also allows you to turn your small rice cooker into a portable server without dragging a long power cord behind.
  • Enough capacity: even though it is a small rice cooker but before you buy it, you have chosen the one that has a capacity around 6 cups. The 6 cups is suitable for living alone. And if you live with more than 2 people, then you might consider a small rice cooker that has more than 6 cups capacity.

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