If you were to poke around Gadget Labbies’ kitchens, you would probably find more than one Zojirushi device—the quiet, undisputed king of rice cookers. The brand uses “fuzzy logic technology” with a microcomputer (hence the abbreviation “micom” in the product name) to make tiny adjustments in heat placement, ensuring that your grains are perfectly done, with minimal effort and no burned or wet spots.

I reviewed an earlier model of this device and loved it. It has multiple settings for white rice, brown rice, quinoa, and other grains. It’s also easy to clean and store, with a removable, washable inner lid and steam cap, and a retractable cord.

Are you struggling to keep cooking enough food to feed yourself and your family when everyone’s at home? This device is getting senior editor Michael Calore through quarantine, and it could help you too. Just don’t buy it unless you like to eat rice quite frequently.

The Zojirushi Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker costs $85 ($64 off)

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