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14 Budget-Friendly Rice Cookers If You Live Alone Or With A Small Family

Floofy rice.

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1. Faber Rice Cooker 1L | RM50.88 - RM99

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This basic Faber rice cooker is perfect for small kitchens as it doesn't take up too much space and won't break the bank. It comes with a stainless steel lid. We love how the simple design reminds us of old school rice cookers that many of us might've grown up with!

Capacity:
1L
Weight:
1.87kg
Measurement:
24.6cm (L) x 25cm (W) x 22cm (H)

You can get it on WOWShop, Shopee, or Lazada.

2. Pensonic Mini Rice Cooker 0.3L | RM98 - RM166

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This small Pensonic rice cooker comes in matte white with a handle that's just too cute! It's great for travelling too (when we finally can, of course).

It comes with a non-stick pot and basic functions to make rice, porridge, or to keep food warm. Each purchase also includes a rice spoon and a measuring cup.

Capacity:
0.3L for rice or 0.8L if liquid
Weight: 1.3kg
Measurement: 21cm (L) x 24.5cm (W) x 23.3cm (H)

You can get it on
Shopee, Lazada, or Zalora.

Optionally, if you prefer a 0.6L conventional version, there's one in white (RM81) and off white (RM74).

3. Xiaomi Mijia Smart Rice Cooker 1.6L | RM135 - RM138

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Xiaomi Mijia has a smart non-stick rice cooker that can make up to 3 cups of rice each time.

The buttons are in Chinese but if you can't read, they're pretty basic functions that might just take a little time to get used to. It can also be connected to the MiHome app, which has options for English.

Capacity: 1.6L
Weight: 4.4kg
Measurement: 25cm (L) x 25cm (W) x 20cm (H)

You can get it on Shopee or Lazada.

4. Giselle mini non-stick rice cooker 1.2L | RM55.99 - RM63.99

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If white isn't your thing, this funky rice cooker also comes in maroon (red), pink, brown, and green. It can make roughly 2.5 cups of rice each time.

According to its description, you can also use it to cook soups, porridge, and noodles. However, it mentions that to make porridge, you need to keep the lid open while it cooks.

Capacity:
1.2L
Weight:
1.38kg
Measurement:
20cm (L) x 18cm (W) x 18cm (H)

You can get it on
Shopee. Or a similar-looking version on Lazada for RM49.65.

5. Toshiba Jar Rice Cooker 1.8L | RM119 - RM149

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This Toshiba non-stick rice cooker also has an option to make congee, or to just keep food warm. It's pretty straightforward to use and comes with a steam tray too!

Capacity:
1.8L
Weight:
2.8kg
Measurement:
28cm (W) x 26.3cm (D) x 28.9cm (H)

You can get it on
Shopee or Lazada.

There's a slightly cheaper alternative (RM99) in a different design here.

6. Midea rice cooker 0.6L | RM46.90 - RM65

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If all you want is something basic that gets the job done, this Midea rice cooker is an affordable option that can cook roughly 3 to 3.5 cups each time. Aside from rice, you can use it to make soups, stews, and other dishes. It comes with a glass lid.

Capacity:
0.6L
Weight:
1.44kg
Measurement:
25cm (L) x 25.5cm (W) x 20cm (H)

You can get it on
Shopee or Lazada. Or a slightly cheaper option here.

7. Khind Jar Rice Cooker 1.8L | RM85.90 - RM108.90

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Khind's non-stick jar rice cooker comes in a mint and white colour, and it includes a steam tray, rice spoon, and measuring cup. It's pretty easy to use, as it only has one switch to cook rice or to keep it warm. Perfect for fuss-free types who prefer a non-complicated rice cooker.

Capacity:
1.8L
Weight:
2.2kg
Measurement:
29cm (L) x 27cm (W) x 26.8cm (H)

You can get it on
Shopee or Lazada.

There's a cheaper option for RM85.90 here. Or if you prefer a smaller conventional style (0.6L), check out this one.

8. Russell Taylors Fuzzy Logic Smart Rice Cooker | RM124.99 - RM129.99

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If you like options when cooking, this Russell Taylors Smart Rice Cooker has multiple functions from heating and keeping food warm, to reheating food as well. Similar to a microwave's functions, this rice cooker allows you to select the timing, with options to make beans, soups, or steam dishes too.

It comes with a steam rack, and can prepare 2 to 10 cups of rice each time. It's said to be on the larger side. Not too shabby for the price, eh?

Capacity:
1.8L

You can get it on
Lazada or Shopee.

9. Sharp Apple Mini Rice Cooker 0.72L | RM145 - RM195

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Gotta love a cute and functional rice cooker! This Sharp non-stick rice cooker comes as a small apple design, which reviews say looks even cuter in person.

It has just one switch, and is said to be able to keep rice or soups warm for up to six hours. Don't be fooled by its size though, the rice cooker can apparently cook up to 4 cups of rice each time.

Capacity: 0.72L
Weight: 3kg
Measurement: 25.2cm (W) x 26.2cm (H) x 25.2cm (D)

You can get it on Shopee or Lazada.

10. Sharp rice cooker 1.8L | RM99 - RM112

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If you prefer a more conventional look, consider this Sharp version instead that can make up to 10 cups of rice each time. 

Capacity:
1.8L
Measurement: 29cm (L) x 25cm (W) x 29cm (H)

You can get it on
Shopee, Senheng, Lazada, or HomePro.

11. Russell Taylors Conventional Rice Cooker 1.8L | RM79.99

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You can prepare rice, pasta, or veggies in this conventional rice cooker. It can also steam meals in just 20 minutes. Pretty handy, especially if you're in college or are just too busy to cook. It includes a steam rack as well.

Capacity:
1.8L

You can get it on Shopee.

There's also a 2.8L version for RM109.99.

12. ELBA Mini Rice Cooker 1.2L | RM87.75 - RM110

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Cute and compact! This mini rice cooker can make around 1.5 cups of rice, ideal for a single or two person household, or for travelling.

Capacity:
1.2L
Weight:
1.3kg
Measurement:
16.6cm (W) x 15.2cm (L) x 20.1cm (H)

You can get it on Shopee or Lazada. Or a slightly cheaper option here.

13. Aiden Halo Non-stick Electric Rice Cooker 1.8L | RM58 - RM59

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Without breaking the bank, this Aiden non-stick rice cooker is a good option. It can not only cook rice, but make porridge, soups, and noodles.

Capacity: 1.8L
Weight: 2kg

You can get it on Lazada or Shopee.

14. Milux Mini Rice Cooker 0.3L | RM52 - RM55.96

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This mini red rice cooker comes with a glass lid and is just nice for one to two people. It can also cook porridge, soups, and noodles. For scale, it's just slightly taller than a canned drink, making it easy to store away. 

Capacity:
0.3L
Weight: 1.1kg
Measurement: 20cm (L) x 16.5cm (W) x 18cm (H)

You can get it on Shopee or Lazada.

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