The Best Rice Cookers 2019

Are you looking to buy a rice cooker in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos, and John Lewis to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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This report shows you five established, reliable rice cookers, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Rice Cookers 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of rice cookers with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos, and John Lewis. This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the rice cookers with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Rice Cookers 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Cookworks Rice Cooker5314.7£Argos
VonShef Rice Cooker 1384.6£Amazon
Breville ITP18116374.5££Argos
Crock-Pot Rice Cooker1324.5£££Argos
Judge Mini Rice Cooker1594.2£Amazon

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos, and John Lewis on 4th January 2019. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated rice cookers. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

Cookworks Rice Cooker

  • Capacity 1.5 litres / 8 cups
  • Removable Non-Stick Bowl
  • Toughened Glass Lid
  • Cool Touch Body
  • “Makes fluffy rice, also made risotto in it.”
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VonShef Rice Cooker

  • One-Touch Operation
  • Non-Stick Cooking Pot
  • Perfect Rice in Minutes
  • Manufacturer 2 Year Warranty
  • “It cooks rice to perfection. I was also hoping it cooks quinoa and it does.”
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Breville ITP181

  • 1.8 Litre Electric Rice Cooker
  • Removable, Non-Stick Bowl
  • Keep Warm Function
  • Steamer Function
  • “Great for cooking rice and all vegetables fast.”
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Crock-Pot Rice Cooker

  • Large 2.2L Capacity
  • Keep Warm Function
  • Dishwasher-Safe Removable Bowl
  • Manufacturer 2 Year Warranty
  • “Very easy to use , very versatile and easy to clean , great product, should have bought one years ago”
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Judge Mini Rice Cooker

  • Compact Space Saving Design
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • One Touch Operation
  • Keeps Rice Warm For Up To 6 Hours
  • “Easy to clean. Quite small and easy to put away in a cupboard when not in use. Cooks rice very well.”
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Our Notes on this Market


We have been monitoring rice cooker ratings since 2015. This year we see a small change from last June’s report. We lose the Hamilton rice cooker and see the arrival of the Tesco rice cooker. The Tesco rice cooker scores very well. It squeezes into our criteria and takes the number one position with a 4.7 rating.

The Cookworks rice cooker that featured in the 2015 and 2016 report had over 1000 ratings. This has been replaced. The new model scores very well and features in our Top 5.

You can see this years ratings scores and the 2015 and 2016 results by clicking here.


In the 2016 update of our report, we found rice cooker reviews to be very hit and miss. There are not many big brand players in this field which surprised us, and there are quite limited options when looking for a dedicated rice cooker.

That being said, the best rice cookers that made into it the 2016 top 5 all get very solid reviews.

It should be noted that the Breville rice cooker at Argos is a subtly different model to the one sold at Amazon, and the reviews reflect this – the Argos rice cooker is much better (according to combined owner reviews).

This year we have only included dedicated rice cookers, as opposed to multi task machines – they are often much more in price and you may not use all the other features.

If you are looking a rice cooker that has these other functions, check out our best pressure cookers report.



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